Rocky II (1979) & Rocky III (1982)

My review of Rocky might sound a taste ambivalent.  If you missed it you can read it here.  In the interest of time I condensed my thoughts on Rocky’s II and III into mini-reviews, and if you want to hear my thoughts on parts 4, 5, and 6 which don’t fall under the blog’s purview…

Rocky (1976)

Boxing movies are a film staple with several movies focused on the bloody sport becoming icons throughout the decade; one of the more legendary is Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky.  I was concerned my response to Rocky would be similar to Saturday Night Fever, a film I felt was too much a product of its time period. …

Blood and Sand (1941)

Blood and Sand is one of several big-budget Hollywood Technicolor extravaganza’s that took elegance and opulence to the next level.  The overabundance of opulence tends to make up for the dull story, but there’s something about the aesthetics of the film and the gorgeous cast assembled that creates a worthwhile experience.  The story of an…

25 Days of Christmas: Miracle (2004)

I originally published this review December 8th, 2011 so perfect timing!  I adore this movie, and it’s a Christmas classic in my eyes.  Every word I wrote in this original review holds true today.   Miracle is probably one of my favorite movies, and I’m a girl who also enjoys Kirsten Dunst films.  I remember…