JC Richard Rocky Print

Last week we got a peek at the next installment in the Rocky franchise in the form of the trailer for the sequel spin-off Creed II. Sylvester Stallone is back as Rocky Balboa, but he’s still outside of the ring, mentoring Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of the late Apollo Creed. But let’s not forget what brought us here, starting all the way back in 1976.

Rocky is the Best Picture winning sports drama that helped defined what made a movie like this great. Artist JC Richard has created a magnificent print paying tribute to Rocky showing the iconic Philadelphia boxer out on one of his training runs. The wide shot of the docks makes for a beautiful background as Rocky runs towards victory. Read More »

Creed 2 trailer breakdown

Step back into the ring with Adonis Creed in the fantastic Creed II trailer. The follow-up to 2015’s Creed has the son of Apollo Creed still grappling with the legacy of his deceased father. The stakes are higher, the tension has increased, and things look mighty dramatic for Adonis Creed.

Our Creed 2 trailer breakdown gloves up and examines this upcoming film.

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creed ii trailer

Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa are back in Creed II, the sequel to Ryan Coogler‘s fantastic 2015 Rocky spin-off Creed. Also back: Rocky IV‘s Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) – the man who killed Adonis’ father Apollo Creed in the ring many years ago. Watch the Creed II trailer below.

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Original Rocky Movie Poster

Rocky is not just one of the greatest sports movies of all time, but one of the greatest films ever made. Period.

But if there’s one thing about the Rocky that wasn’t all that great, it was the original poster. Even though it features the great tagline “His whole life was a million-to-one shot,” the black and white poster only featured Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) and Adrian (Talia Shire) walking with their backs to us. Or there’s also the black and white one sheet featuring Rocky with his arms raised at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is an iconic image, but it’s not exactly a great poster.

However, before those became the official Rocky posters, there was an awesome illustrated poster created by artist Tom Jung, and Sylvester Stallone has just revealed it to the public for the first time. Check out the original Rocky movie poster below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Star Trek Fan Film - Seth MacFarlane

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see a teenage Seth MacFarlane appearing in a Star Trek fan film he made with his friends long before he became famous. Plus, learn the story behind the Rocky theme song “Gonna Fly Now,” and see a supercut of scenes from Stranger Things 2 recreated in LEGO form. Read More »

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Ivan Drago in Creed 2

Update: This past weekend, Sylvester Stallone posted a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #drago, which is yet another piece of confirmation that a member of the Drago family will be a character in Creed 2. Read our original article from July 5 below for speculation about how this might play out in the sequel.

Ever since Creed hit theaters in the fall of 2015, surprising us all with just how outstanding a spin-off of Rocky could be, fans have been wondering when/if a sequel would come together. Though MGM CEO Gary Barber once mentioned that he would like to get a Creed sequel together for release in November of this year, that’s certainly not happening. But that doesn’t mean the prospect of a sequel is dead altogether.

Sylvester Stallone has been taking to Instagram over the past couple of weeks with some interesting nostalgic posts that seem to hint at what’s in store for Creed 2. In fact, one of them seems to flat-out confirm what kind of territory the story could be heading, and it includes a face from the past who could really make things interesting. Read More »

/Answers: Favorite Movie Mentor

best movie mentors

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite movie mentor?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by Cars 3 director Brian Fee.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie mentor, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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John G. Alvidsen Dead

After delivering two of the most iconic sports movies of all time, the Best Picture winning Rocky and the 1980s classic The Karate Kid, director John G. Avildsen has passed away at age 81. We remember the filmmaker’s career and contributions to cinema below. Read More »

Chuck Liev Schreiber

I’ve seen all of the Rocky movies a handful of times, but I’ve somehow never thought to do any research into writer/star Sylvester Stallone’s inspiration for his underdog boxing story. Sly apparently wrote the script in three and a half days after watching an unknown fighter named Chuck Wepner beat the odds and miraculously go 15 rounds against one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, and now IFC Films is telling Wepner’s story in a new biopic starring Liev Schreiber. Check out the Chuck trailer below.
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What Is Your Favorite Sports Movie?

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I’m excited to introduce a new feature on /Film called “/Answers” where the SlashFilm.com staff answers a question each week. In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl 51, we thought no better way to start this off with the questions of “What is your favorite sports movie?” I will say this much about the /Film team’s favorite sports movies: it isn’t as limited to football and baseball as you might expect. Six out of the ten picks are from other sports.

And of course, this isn’t just about us; it’s also about YOU. We want to hear your thoughts on our picks as well as your personal favorites in the comments below.

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