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Rocky Balboa (2006)

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“It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!  You know, the older I get … Continue reading

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Creed (2015)

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“Apollo?  Yeah, he was great.  Perfect fighter.  Ain’t nobody ever better,” says Rocky Balboa.  Adonis Johnson asks, “So how did you beat him?”  Rocky replies, “Time beat him.  Time, you know, takes everybody out.  It’s undefeated.” A cinematic icon was … Continue reading

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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

“To survive a war, you gotta become war,” says John Rambo. David Morrell’s 1972 novel First Blood took 10 years to reach the big screen, culminating in Ted Kotcheff’s 1982 cult classic First Blood.  A tale of a Vietnam veteran … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 5/6/14 Recommendations

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‘Antz’ & ‘A Bug’s Life’

It’s not that often that animated films share some similar concepts (and even rarer when both similar film are released in the same year).  Examples of such films include 1987′s The Brave Little Toaster and 1995’s Toy Story, 2010′s Despicable … Continue reading

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John Rambo (2008)

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“When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing,” says John Rambo. One of the main reasons Sylvester Stallone wanted to make 1988’s Rambo III was to raise awareness of the ongoing Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that took place during most … Continue reading

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Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

“Jean-Luc, blow up the damn ship!” yells Lily Sloane to Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  He responds, “No!  Noooooooooo!”  Picard shatters his display case with his phaser rifle.  “I will not sacrifice the Enterprise.  We’ve made too many compromises already; too many … Continue reading

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Defining 2012 Part Two

(continued from Defining 2012 Part One) One could argue that 2012 might have marked the end of the Men In Black franchise.  Men In Black 3 was released in 2012 to positive reviews but its domestic box office take was … Continue reading

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The Trial of ‘Judge Dredd’ Part One

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“I AM the law!”  The 2000 A.D. Comics character Judge Dredd would first hit cinemas around the world in the summer of 1995, but if the film were a person, he would’ve judged it and executed it on the spot.  … Continue reading

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Dredd (2012)

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“Ma-Ma’s not the law.  I am the law,” says Judge Dredd over the PA system. I will start off immediately by pleading guilty to not having actually read any of the Judge Dredd comics (I know, it’s a serious crime).  … Continue reading