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Rocky, a review by Tom

Title: Rocky
Year: 1976
Director: John G. Avildsen
Rating: PG
Length: 114 Min.
Video: Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Sylvester Stallone
Talia Shire
Burt Young
Carl Weathers
Burgess Meredith

This is the film that catapulted Sylvester Stallone into the international spotlight and launched one of the most successful series of films in movie history. Rocky won the 1976 Academy Award for Best Picture and two nominations for Stallone for leading actor and writer. This is the story of a loser, a two bit boxer from Philadelphia, who gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. Stallone's performance is as powerful as his character's punches in the ring. This is one of the most exciting action movies you will ever see.

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My Thoughts:
This is the first time, that I have watched this movie. Although I enjoyed it to some degree (I liked the romance and the final fight), the movie is a little dull overall. I am amazed that it has won three Oscars. In my opinion this was hardly "Best Picture" material. Also the direction was average in my opinion.
When I am honest, I wonder if I can get through the other movies, which are supposed to be getting worse.


(From Tom's Random Reviews on February 24th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

Messiah of Evil, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: Messiah of Evil
Year: 1973
Director: Willard Huyck
Rating: R
Length: 90 Min.
Video: Pan & Scan 1.33:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles: N/A

Michael Greer
Mariana Hill
Joy Bang
Anitra Ford
Royal Dano

When the messiah of evil returns, the moon will turn red, and the living dead will prowl the night and previously "regular" people will become flesh-eating zombies!

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My Thoughts:
This movie is from a cheap 10 movie horror boxset I got long time ago called Tales of Terror. Unfortunately since it is in a cheap boxset the quality leaves some to be desired. I felt like I was watching an old VHS tape. After watching this movie I am really having a hard time reviewing it. As the movie itself is a bit on the confusing side... especially the ending. The acting could have been better... though not so bad that it was hard to watch. I was really feeling a bit on the disappointed side watching this one... as it seemed slow and pretty boring. there was one scene I did quite enjoy though... a scene in a movie theater. But it really wasn't enough to bring this movie up in scale past just an average movie.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5

(From Weekend Movie Marathon: Unwatched DVDs on March 12th, 2010)

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Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom

     Robot Chicken: Season One (2005/United States)
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Warner Home Video (United States)
Length:333 min.
Video:Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish

It's here! The premiere season of Robot Chicken -- 20 channel flippin', toy murderin', attention-span shatterin', episodes straight from the hellish maw of Adult Swim's late-night lineup! Enjoy bite-sized nuggets of sketch comedy performed by yesteryear's favorite playthings, animated in state-of-the-art stop motion! (Hey, CGI-go straight to hell!) IT'S LIKE A POULTRY PARTY IN YOUR PANTS!

Robot Chicken
1.01 The Deep End (2005-04-10)
Writer: Doug Goldstein (Writer), Tom Root (Writer), Seth Green (Writer), Pat McCallum (Writer), Matthew Senreich (Writer)
Director: Seth Green
Cast: Seth Green ( (voice)), Alex Borstein ( (voice)), Chad Morgan ( (voice)), Adam Talbot ( (voice)), Breckin Meyer ( (voice)), Michael Benyaer ( (voice)), Dan Milano ( (voice)), Abraham Benrubi ( (voice)), Seth MacFarlane ( (voice)), Ryan Seacrest (Himself (voice))

This is a series which I had enjoyed watching but it kind of fizzled out during the third season which I still haven't finished watching.
The first episode is good but nothing really laugh out loud funny.


(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on June 25th, 2012)