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Throwback Trailer: Rocky (1976)

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time boxer from working-class Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter’s scheduled opponent is injured. 31 more words

Throwback Trailer

Rocky V (1990)

Director – John G. Avildsen

Starring – Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Sage Stallone, Richard Gant, Tommy Morrison,


Film Reviews

Rocky (1976)

Director – John G. Avildsen

Starring – Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers, Stan Shaw,


Film Reviews

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

Z: The Films

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