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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

Movie Reviews

The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

This may not be the best of the trilogy, but there is plenty which makes it worth the your time. Set a year after the original film, we’re back to training for the tournament which Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is hoping to defend his title, which became his in the first film. 564 more words


The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Although there are some similar factors in this sequel, in that the villains of the piece seem like an Okinawa version of those in the first film. 677 more words


The Karate Kid (1984)

This is a pure classic of the 1980s that deserves more praise than I’ve ever heard for this film… in the telling of a young man who finds himself dragged from one side of the country to the other, by his mother. 650 more words