Way late review: Rocky Balboa

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionIt only took about 16 years for Hollywood execs to burn Rocky V from their memories in order to allow Sylvester Stallone one last Rocky film – Rocky Balboa. Unfortunately for Stallone this meant he was just about 60 years old. As …

Way late review: Moneyball

Baseball, America’s past time. That is not what the movie Moneyball (based on the best selling book of the same name by one of my favorite authors, Michael Lewis) is about. Nor is it about sabermetrics, the analysis of baseball metrics that overcomes the subjective with the objective. True, baseball and sabermetrics are key to …

Way late review: Rocky V

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionIf Rocky IV needed to be made to save the world, as I so eloquently argued in my review, then Rocky V needs to be unmade, if not to save the world then to save some dignity for the Rocky franchise. There …

Way late review: Rocky IV

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionSome might say there was no need for Rocky IV to be made. Maybe. But remember, America needed Rocky IV to be made. The WORLD needed Rocky IV to be made. The US was in the midst of a cold war with …

Way late review: Rocky III

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionRocky is the champ. He’s defending his belt since beating Apollo Creed. He lives in a giant house, owns numerous sports cars, looks better than ever. Top of the world for Balboa in Rocky III. Yet lingering in the background is an …

Way late review: Rocky II

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed Collection

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Rocky: The Undisputed CollectionAfter the surprising success of Rocky, there had to be a second – if only for business reasons. Beyond the financials, one could argue that there was a decent reason for Rocky II to be made. Rocky and Apollo Creed left their …

Way late review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Wait, I thought Tim Burton killed the Ape franchise with his 2001 rendition of the classic. He didn’t succeed. I’m thankful he didn’t because Rise of the Planet of the Apes is close to a perfect sci-fi action flick. Rather than focus on the human protaganist, Rise takes a fresh approach by making the genetically …