Mike Matei / November 29th, 2015
November 28, 2015 at 11:17 am
Quentin Tarantino puts out movies on Christmas Day for people like me, who don’t have anyone to spend it with.
November 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm
God bless you brother, keep your head up.
November 30, 2015 at 4:42 am
SOMEONE NOTICED ME
November 28, 2015 at 11:24 am
I’m pretty sure the new Star Wars is going to have heart. They worked too damn hard to please everyone. It’s not going to be like the prequel trilogy. At least this one has the original writer and original cast, so there will be some emotional resonance there. Also, JJ Abrams has the benefit of hindsight in seeing all the ways the prequels went wrong…they won’t make the same mistake again. I can almost certainly guarantee it’s going to be a success in every way.
November 28, 2015 at 11:31 am
I must admit…I’ve only seen Rocky 1 and 6. James’s passion for the series makes me want to revisit the entire series. He definitely sold this latest installment to me. Also, I’m relieved I’m not the only one who liked Grudge Match!
December 3, 2015 at 4:20 am
I just saw Creed tonight. Great movie. I’m not a boxing fan, but these movies always feel very emotional and satisfying, even though it’s about brutal violence.
January 30, 2016 at 10:13 pm
I’ve seen all of them, but it was a good 25 some years ago on HBO. This review makes me want to go out and buy the box set of I-IV to start a collection with Balboa, which I already have, and Creed, which I will buy after watching this.
November 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Which movie did you review?
November 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Creed is surprisingly good! It’s well benefitted from its talented director and cast.
I’m still one of the few people who enjoyed all the Star Wars movies including the prequels (not counting the awful Clone Wars animated film despite the presence of Christopher Lee), so I’m already anticipating The Force Awakens with excitement. The fact that Harrison Ford is getting Oscar buzz for Supporting Actor for this film (like Stallone with Creed) is something worth waiting for.
I do go see a movie on Christmas Day sometimes, so I’m sure I’ll be seeing the new Jennifer Lawrence drama Joy on Christmas Day. I remember seeing Django Unchained on Christmas Day with my big sister and her fiance, but The Hateful Eight is only getting an IMAX release on December 25th before heading to theaters in January just to let you know.
I’m still waiting for “Rocky Conquers the Martians”. I saw it and enjoyed it a lot. It didn’t try to be over the top like Rocky IV. Good job Stallone.
November 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm
I was hoping you two would see this, since ya’ love Rocky and it happens to be an amazing movie.
November 28, 2015 at 5:04 pm
Review the new Evil Dead show. It’s fuckin amazing. I’d really love to hear thoughts from you guys about it, maybe point out some references that casual fans might have missed.
November 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm
Oh. I wrote that before I knew you mentioned it in this video. But you guys should still review it.
November 28, 2015 at 8:47 pm
Great review! As for the new Star Wars film, I’m afraid that J.J. Abrams and co are going to wreck it. I didn’t watch the Star Trek films, because I didn’t like what he did with the characters, and I don’t trust him and his team to deliver the goods.
My greatest fear is that Disney is going to take the series and make it a cash cow. Part of the secret to Star Wars’ success is that it was an event. You don’t see a film every single year, instead you maybe see a few installments here and there. It’s the kind of phenomenon that you’d only see once or twice in a lifetime. And the more installments there are, the greater the chance that the impact of the series would be ruined. People say that George ruined the franchise with the prequels, but honestly, after these films, they may be pining for George to come back. That’s my take on it.
November 28, 2015 at 11:29 pm
Yeah, they’re definitely going to cash in on it and it won’t feel “special” anymore after awhile. I’m all in until Episode 9, at least (and the Han Solo prequel).
November 29, 2015 at 12:36 am
The JJ trek movies were excellent and I’ve seen every single Star Trek episode from all series and all movies. Super 7 (or wtv) and Lost were terrible though..
I think there’s gonna be a division among FANS on that SW movie. I give it 50-50 chance to please me.
November 28, 2015 at 9:36 pm
Your comment about when the machine is no longer the same machine reminds me about the ax parable in “John Dies at the End”. If you haven’t seen it, watch it! You’ll enjoy it! Read the book, and the sequel, “This Book is Full of Spiders:Seriously Dude, Don’t Touch it”.
November 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm
Out of the entire franchise, I’ve only seen Rocky (1976): once about 5 years ago, and again just this last Sunday. It’s the only movie I can remember that made me tear up at the end–and that shit don’t come easy for me. Like you James, I connected with Stallone’s character and his hardships.
That’s what’s so great about it–you don’t even have to be a sports/boxing fan to enjoy the underdog story it sets out to tell.
Now, to get around watching the rest of the series.
November 29, 2015 at 12:25 am
I loved Creed. I’ve only seen parts of Rocky movies, but Creed was great. I’d be happy to see a sequel with Adonis facing Danny Wheeler (Andre Ward).
November 29, 2015 at 12:33 am
Tv is dying guys lol. Web movies and series streaming websites are taking over.
Annnd I’m sorry but Rocky5 is horrible haha..
November 29, 2015 at 6:04 am
Rocky 7 – Adrian’s Revenge!
November 29, 2015 at 8:48 am
Victoria a German film, is also shot in one take. It’s about a naive Spanish girl that studies in Berlin and meets some guys. I won’t say too much about it; just watch it.
It’s done much better than Birdman in my opinion.
November 29, 2015 at 8:49 am
For so far I know, they didn’t cut in Victoria.
November 29, 2015 at 9:26 am
I really like the font you used for the comments in the review.
November 29, 2015 at 11:58 am
It might be my OCD, but does it drive any one else nutst that the featured video on the top of the website is never centered?
November 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm
“The Protector” has an amazing single take where he makes his way up an entire building fighting like 60 guys. Worth a watch.
November 29, 2015 at 6:16 pm
Regarding Star Wars, here is an interview from JJ Abrams about how much it means to him, so I think that if it does lack ‘heart’, it won’t be for lack of trying:
November 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm
i am going to check this out love the rocky movies i actually watched southpaw recently and thought it was really well done
November 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm
i know its not rocky but still pretty good i mean he starts off as a badass looses everything he ever loved and fights back to get it all back
November 29, 2015 at 11:18 pm
FYI. Jewish people go to the movies on Christmas day, it is the single biggest day for box office draw every single year.
November 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Review all the Mad Max movies. Each one of them was awesome! Fury Road is the best movie of the year so far. Other classics like Blade Runner and RoboCop(1987) deserve your attention as well.
November 30, 2015 at 11:04 pm
I keep hearing good things about this movie and now this review further encouraged me to want to watch this… AFTER I was ‘Rocky’ >_<
December 1, 2015 at 5:38 am
Looking forward to this flick, but have to wait until January.
Still I did a write up of all the Rocky films including Creed.
December 1, 2015 at 6:04 am
I am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong, but wasnt the person who played his kid in Rocky 5 his actual son, who died in 2012… surely that is why he was written out of the plot?
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