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Whatchu Talkin Bout Willis? 10 Reasons Why Life Was Better #BackInTheEighties‪ ‬

Eric Wallace | Posted 08.11.2015 | Comedy
Eric Wallace

Everything was better #BackInTheEighties‪. Well, besides the Internet, nobody wants dial up to make a comeback so the 80's can keep that one. But as far as I'm concerned, everything else was better.

Michael B. Jordan Hopes 'Creed' Will Give Boxing New Life

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

The state of and interest in boxing looks a lot different today from when the first "Rocky" film hit theaters in 1976. Nevertheless, Michae...

Teen Knocks Out Cancer, Celebrates Victory By Running Up Iconic ‘Rocky’ Steps

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

  He’s no boxer, but 13-year-old Sean Bartolucci is celebrating a knockout victory that Rocky Balboa would be proud of: He battle...

First Nighter: The Marcy Heisler-Zina Goldrich Musical 'Ever After' an Unlikely Ever After

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Compounding the trouble for Heisler is that she hasn't constructed a taut version of the old story. Her treatment, perhaps due to unwisely hewing to the film, is overrun with plot diversions and digressions.

The Tale of the Tape

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might have a chance if he were blindfolded, too), I am going to call my ongoing kidney stone saga "Rocky."

Sting vs. U2

David Juskow | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
David Juskow

Sting's new Broadway play The Last Ship opened this past Sunday. Sting is the most recent '80s rocker to indulge in the big bright lights of Broadway. The last folks to delve into it were U2 with Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.

Hal Sparks Talks About the Serious Side of Making Sitcoms

Jim Hill | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Since he's a relatively youthful 45-year-old, it's genuinely hard to think of Hal Sparks as an elder statesman of broadcasting. But then again, given that Sparks booked his first professional TV hosting gig while still in high school, he's already got over a quarter-of-a-century of in-front-of-the-camera time under his belt.

This Is The Greatest Boxing Moment Since 'Rocky'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy

Yo, Adrian! Get in here and watch this! On Tuesday, Jimmy Fallon had Mike Tyson on "The Tonight Show" and somehow convinced him to do the greatest ...

Punch a Hole in the Rocky Steps?

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If you are from Philly, they are not the Rocky Steps, but the Art Museum Steps. The steps were there long before Sly Stallone had Garrett Brown use a prototype of the Steadicam to run up the steps for breathless montages of panoramic views.

1976: Ground Zero for Today's World (Seriously)

David Browne | Posted 09.07.2014 | Entertainment
David Browne

It's time to start re-evaluating 1976, since it was essentially the year our modern world was hatched. I was skeptical too, but it's true.

Here Are 80 Reasons To Be Mad At Netflix Right Now

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.02.2014 | Entertainment

When Rocky said, "Cut me, Mick," he probably didn't mean like this. To welcome in July, Netflix is cutting around 80 movies from its catalogue, and...

Diary of a Fat Life Coach

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

In a nutshell, I call bullshit on excuses for a living. And I'm pretty damned good at it. So how come I can't do the same for myself?

Reflections of a Foot Phobia Sufferer On Getting a Pedicure

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.14.2014 | Comedy
J.L. Sirisuk

It was on the eve of my Bollywood music video debut that I started to have thoughts about my feet, which was strange. I rarely think about them. In fact, I am guilty of neglect.

On the Culture Front: Kids Entertainment That Doesn't Suck and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

If you have kids, I can't imagine a better place to take them on a Saturday morning.

How To Take A 'Rocky Balboa' Shot, Raw Egg Included

Foodbeast | Posted 05.27.2014 | Taste
Foodbeast

Yes, you literally crack open that little unborn critter straight into the drink.

Stage Door: Rocky, All The Way

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The politics of the acts passage are fascinating, underscoring just how amoral the process can be. Morality and right may be LBJ's battle cry, but it's not shared by Southern Democrats, whose playbook of obstructionism and charges of socialism, sound like today's Tea Party.

Aisle View: Brass Lamp Turns Gold

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Aladdin and Rocky have opened on Broadway back-to-back; the critics have seen them back-to-back; and, more crucially, early audiences who generate all-important word-of-mouth will see them back to back. While the subject matter seems to place the shows in different categories, they both appeal to the mass audience who grew up with the two films as cultural landmarks.

Theater: Rocky The Musical Doesn't Go the Distance

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

If ever a show cried out to be staged in the round, it's Rocky. The boxing ring dominates the Italian Stallion's life and the boxing ring should have dominated the stage.

Aisle View: Rock 'em Sock 'em

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

It turns out that Rocky is better than the Spider-Man, by several notches in the proverbial heavyweight belt. The Cinderella story, such as it is, is durable; and the sure-to-be-much-talked-about staging of the climactic boxing match more or less delivers the punch of excitement required.

Why Is Everyone Cheering For The Wolf Of Wall Street?

Donna Highfill | Posted 04.03.2014 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Maybe I don't understand what courage is anymore. I sat in a movie theater recently, listening to people of all ages applaud and cheer when the key character was drinking excessively and stealing other people's money. I don't think either one of those things is worthy of cheering. Am I wrong? Did I get taken by the Rocky montages of the 80s, believing that courage comes from facing fear?

Mike Ryan

How Bad Is 'Grudge Match'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

“Grudge Match” stars 70-year-old Robert De Niro and 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone as two former boxing rivals who eventually fight against each o...

10 Vintage Hollywood Photos Will Transport You To The Golden Age Of Glamour

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.10.2013 | Arts

We think we know glamour these days, but we have no idea. Before the days of Photoshop and air brushing, photographers captured the glamour of their c...

This Will Make Your Day

Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy

This week on ImprovEverywhere's "Movies In Real Life" the gang tackled an iconic scene from "Rocky." Traveling to Philadelphia, the IE team flawlessl...

The MovieFilm Podcast: One Year Anniversary Episode!

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The MovieFilm Podcast marks one momentous year of power-packed production! To celebrate, the Mr. Boy gang is joined once more by Paul Shirey, n...

BROADWAY BOUND!

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- It's been a knockout in Germany. Now Sylvester Stallone hopes a musical based on his beloved boxing film "Rocky" will also be a hit on Bro...