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February Fisticuffs: Rocky (1976)

It’s February and everything sucks right now, so it’s time to unwind with February Fisticuffs – a punchy look at some of the best, worst and most average boxing, kung fu and martial arts movies. 570 more words


Happy Birthday: John G. Avildsen

John G. Avildsen

Born: December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA

When I read ‘Rocky V,’ it was a terrific story, a great script. Rocky died at the end. 153 more words

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#ThrowbackThursday - Rocky

Original US Release date: November 21, 1976
Production budget: $960,000
Worldwide gross: $225,000,000

I’m not going to offer up any pretenses, here; I’m about to gush.  1,047 more words


Rocky (1976)

A simple minded but good natured nickel and dime prize fighter is given a shot at the title by the overconfident champion as a publicity stunt. 219 more words


Rocky (1976)

The Philadelphia Story

I may sound like a bit of a fanboy when I talk about the Rocky franchise, but I just legitimately love all these movies so much. 1,223 more words

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Classic Movie Thursdays: The Karate Kid Review

So I watched The Karate Kid..

One of the hallmarks of any classic is longevity. I grew up watching this movie as a child and as I’ve grown older, it’s gotten better. 849 more words

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Rocky V: Not a Knockout

-Posted by Alyssa

The franchise that keeps on jabbing delivers a sucker punch to the audience’s heart in the Italian Stallion’s final bow.

Rocky Balboa (Stallone) is officially retired from the ring after his brain-damaging stint against the Soviet’s lethal machine Ivan Drago. 260 more words