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  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV


    "I must break you."

    At the height of the Cold War, it seems fitting that Sylvester Stallone would find incredible success in his Rocky franchise by weaving a tale about his all-American boxer going up against a cold, almost-robotic Russian boxer. The film found tremendous success at the box office, becoming the highest grossing sports film ever, a record which it held for 24 years. But how well does it hold up today? Join us – Pete Wright and Andy…

  • Rocky III

    Rocky III


    "No, I don’t hate Balboa, but I pity the fool and I will destroy any man who tries to take what I got."

    Andy’s star rating: 2.5 stars+
    Pete’s star rating: 2.5 stars+
    Average star rating: 2.5 stars+
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  • Intact



    "Place your bets."

    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo broke onto the international scene with "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle's film, and has been tied to a number of high-profile Hollywood projects since, including the just-announced "Pet Sematary" remake. But it's his feature film debut, 2002's "Intacto," that one only need look at to understand why this writer/director is in such hot demand. Join us -- Pete Wright and Andy Nelson -- as we begin our Foreign Language series with…

  • The Predator

    The Predator


    “The data suggests that it tracks its prey, exploits weakness. Seems to enjoy it, like a game.”

    The concept from “Predator” has been through a number of evolutions as a film and a franchise, so in this show we’ll dissect the DNA infusions brought to the bunch with the latest release. Written and Directed by Film Board favorite Shane Black, we’re excited to examine what’s new and different here as well as the appropriate level of homage to the classic-ly…