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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


"ROCKY" by Sylvester Stallone

This its the original script for the classic film ROCKY, a boxing saga where Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. 22,812 more words



Boxing is at the centre of a number of great films, whether it’s Raging Bull, The Fighter or Grudge Match. One of the most iconic is of course… 565 more words


I Saw The Karate Kid on Cable Last Night, and the Experience Could Not Have Turned Out Better For Me

It wasn’t actually last night, but recently anyway. Several pleasing (and perhaps not totally bloodless) revelations came my way during the viewing.

First: if you swap out the karate tournament at the climax with a rap battle, you arrive at the film… 280 more words