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That Moment In Rocky V (1990): You Beat 'Em With Heart

REVIEW: As with every sequel in the series, the beginning is the previous film’s end. In flashback, we watch as Rocky (Stallone) comes from behind again, this time defeating the big Soviet fighter, Ivan Drago ( 1,486 more words


W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)

By Richard Winters

My Rating: 4 out of 10

4-Word Review: Conman promotes country band.

Burt Reynolds plays a good-natured, fun-loving conman who travels the south robbing gas stations as well as conning anyone out of their money in any way he can. 415 more words


An Undisputed Champion: Rocky

Boxing has always been a tricky sport to capture on screen, even within contemporary cinema, I still find myself pointing out the artificiality of their movement and reactions, at times exaggerated or either under-emphasised; the greatest of filmmakers who attempt to capture such a sport tends to stray away from the action itself, instead finding focus on the participating figures, to the point of penetration where emotional weight begins to run through us as we see them take on their opponent. 922 more words

Rocky - Review #20

And now, because no one asked for it, a Rocky marathon!

Rocky, directed by John G. Avildsen, stars Sylvester Stallone in his breakout role as Rocky Balboa, the southpaw that gets a chance to go the distance. 224 more words



Rocky shouldn’t have won best picture, Taxi Driver should have, but you can see why the Academy went with it. It’s the American dream for the bicentennial, instead of the crazy perverse vision of America… 738 more words


Lean On Me

Lean On Me (1989) Directed by John G. Avildsen Written by Michael Schiffer Starring: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Lynne Thigpen

Joe Clark (Freeman) has developed a reputation as a bad boy in the school system of Paterson, New Jersey. 454 more words

Movie Review

Rocky V

Having resolved the Cold War by beating up Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone is back in Rocky V. Will Rocky step back into the ring? How will his family cope without their wealth? 429 more words