Screen Junkies » rocky http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:31:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 10 Iconic Movie Lines, If They Were Written Today http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/10-iconic-movie-lines-if-they-were-written-today/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/10-iconic-movie-lines-if-they-were-written-today/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:50:31 +0000 Jared Jones http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262898 We live in an era of rapidly deteriorating linguistic abilities (translation: words b hard), where the appreciation for an eloquently-delivered turn of phrase is at an all time low.

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By Jared Jones

We live in an era of rapidly deteriorating linguistic abilities (translation: words b hard), where the appreciation for an eloquently-delivered turn of phrase is at an all time low. For every hour that The Learning Channel is allowed to continuing airing reality shows about polygamist midgets suffering from bipolar schizophrenia, or delusional, cupcake-baking Long Island housewives who communicate with ghosts, the IQ of the average earthling drops 10 points, thrusting our collective vocabulary ever closer to the monosyllabic, hybrid hillbilly and valley girl grunts uttered by the mouth-breathing troglodytes depicted in Idiocracy (*accepts award for greatest sentence ever written*).

The movie world has not been spared in this eradication of intellect, and could honestly be considered one of its greatest forerunners. Even the whimsical insults of eras past have been all but forgotten in favor of the base-level “sick burns” churned up by today’s creatively-bankrupt minds.

“His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.” — Mae West, 1934

“It tastes like fuckin’ dick infused with balls.” — Adam Sandler, 2013

To loosely quote Not Sure, there was a time long ago when screenplays were penned with the writer’s blood, sweat, and tears, not hastily scribbled onto a cocktail napkin amidst a three-day coke binge with Michael Bay. But times have changed. Can you imagine how some of the most iconic lines in film history would sound if they were written today? Gee, I wonder…

10 — “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” 

Modern equivalent: “I got 99 problems but this bitch ain’t one.”

9 — “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Modern equivalent: “Life’s like a bowl of ‘sketti and butter, so go tell Sugar Bear it’s done.” (*farts*)

8 — “A boy’s best friend is his mother.

Modern Equivalent: “A boy’s best friend is *your* mother, who I totally put a dent in last night.”

7 — “They’re here.”

Modern Equivalent: “Oh sh*t there’s some ghost-lookin’ muthaf*ckas in the TV screen!”

6 — “Yo, Adrian!”

Modern Equivalent: “Yo, Adrian!” Truly a man ahead of his time, that Stallone.

5 — “If you build it, he will come.”

Modern equivalent: “If you f*ck it, fame will come.”

4 — “A martini. Shaken, not stirred.”

Modern Equivalent: “Gin and juice. Beeeitch.”

3 — “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Modern Equivalent: “I’ve a serious man-crush on you, Lou. No homo.”

2 — “I’m the King of the World!”

Modern Equivalent: “Suck my d*ck, Planet Earth!”

1 — “Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind.” That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night!” We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”

Modern Equivalent: “If anyone else wanna kill some aliens, let me hear you say yeah!”

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What We All Need Now Is This ‘Rocky’ Spinoff/Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-we-all-need-now-is-this-rocky-spinoffreboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-we-all-need-now-is-this-rocky-spinoffreboot/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:44:37 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256022 Well, we're getting it anyway.

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In not-the-worst-news-considering-Sylvester-Stallone-will-piss-on-any-beloved-franchise-to-turn-a-dime, MGM has announced their moving forward with the Rocky spinoff/reboot, Creed.  Based on a pitch from Fruitvale Station writer and director Ryan Coogler, Creed follows Apollo Creed’s grandson who decides to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps by pursuing a boxing career despite his considerable wealth. He turns to Rocky Balboa to be his trainer. Michael B. Jordan is in talks to play the lead.

This actually sounds fresh. It’s an inventive way of breathing new life into a beloved franchise and is the perfect project to launch the on-the-rise Jordan into superstardom. I say if this works out, we get a film centering on Paulie’s bastard son (played by Artie Lange) as he tries to break into the world of professional mooching off celebrities. Guaranteed box office gold!  (Deadline)

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7 Awesome Movies That Became Unlikely Musicals http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-awesome-movies-that-became-unlikely-musicals/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/7-awesome-movies-that-became-unlikely-musicals/#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:06:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238118 "I hate every ape I see, from chimpan-A to chimpan-Z"

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The growing trend of adapting films for the musical stage has yielded a diverse array of projects. Productions like The Wedding Singer and Billy Elliot make total sense. Then, there are the projects that don’t. Like Legally Blonde or the recently-announced Rocky musical. But you can see how the work at least somewhat loans itself, whether with theme or fanbase. THEN, there are the films that are just so damn ridiculous that it’s awesome anyone would dream up a way to bring them to the stage. These are them.

Evil Dead: The Musical

Packed with blood, gore, demons, hilarious writing, set pieces that come to life, scene-stealing rednecks, hot chicks, hot chicks, and hot chicks, Evil Dead: The Musical was a really good time. Especially if you were fortunate enough to sit in the splash zone. It also managed to pull off the difficult feat of upstaging Bruce Campbell.

Grumpy Old Men: The Musical

I think I love that Grumpy Old Men: The Musical is a thing that exists. Not only did it star Christopher Lloyd, but also featured Carol Kane in a role created specifically for the musical. Sounds like a Taxi fan’s dream come true.

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Sylvester Stallone Runs ‘Rocky’ Up The Broadway Steps http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sylvester-stallone-runs-rocky-up-the-broadway-steps/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sylvester-stallone-runs-rocky-up-the-broadway-steps/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2011 14:00:43 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=238033 It's about time "Eye of the Tiger" became eligible for a Tony.

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Rocky is a pretty good film if you’re into memorable characters and compelling drama, but it was lacking for song and dance. That wrong is about to be made right. Sylvester Stallone is planning to tell the iconic boxer’s story again… as a musical.

The actor has teamed with boxing siblings Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko to bring Rocky to Broadway. The brothers will train the musical’s lead to ensure the boxing is realistic and to avoid any Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark injuries. Stallone says of the project, “At the end of the day, Rocky is a love story and he could never have reached the final bell without Adrian. To see this story coming to life on a musical stage makes me proud. And it would make Rocky proud.”

Before you get all excited to see a tremendous trainwreck, take note that Stallone has assembled an impressive team of Broadway veterans. Thomas Meehan (The Producers) will write the script. Ragtime’s lyricist Lynn Ahrens and composer Stephen Flaherty will re-team for the music, which will include songs from the Rocky films, among them “Eye of the Tiger.” Tony Award-nominated Alex Timbers will direct. Sadly, Stallone will not be singing or dancing in this one. We’ll have to hold out that hope for Cobra: The Musical. (THR)

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In Honor Of Joe Frazier: Our 8 Favorite Boxers In Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-joe-frazier-our-8-favorite-boxers-in-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-joe-frazier-our-8-favorite-boxers-in-film/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:51:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=235560 Yeah, Rocky's on it.

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Last night saw the passing of a boxing legend, Smokin’ Joe Frazier at the age of 67. Frazier’s story, like so many other boxing stories, was a remarkable one. Raised on a farm, he spent seven years beating on a homemade heavy bag hanging from an oak tree. He went on to win Olympic gold medals and heavyweight championships, becoming one of the most iconic figures in a sport filled with icons.

His career, like many others, was filled with vitriol and controversy, but upon news of his terminal struggle with liver cancer only a few days ago, the public and his contemporaries were quick to set aside their criticisms and differences in honoring this boxing legend.

In the wake of Smokin’ Joe’s passing, we offer up eight film fighters who’s fictional careers weren’t as rich and interesting as Frazier’s.

Rocky

Not going for subtlety here, folks. Rocky is one of the most beloved characters, not just in boxing movies, not just in American film, but possibly in American culture. As such, he gets the first spot on this list. If you don’t know why, please run, don’t walk to the video store (if one still exists by the time you read this) and rent Rocky I-IV.

The man trains by chopping wood and punching meat. He’s tenderizing as he trains! Also, he ended communism in Rocky IV, so we all owe him a pretty big debt of gratitude.

Jake LaMotta

Raging Bull’s Jake LaMotta is not a likeable character, but he sure is an enthralling one. His rage, coupled with his complex and flawed relationships with his own family, makes him a ticking time bomb who lives up to the title of the film. Based on the bio of Jake La Motta (notice the space), the film was widely praised, though the violent content served as something of a turn-off for many moviegoers.

Beyond that, Robert De Niro’s weight gain for this film remains the gold standard for physical transformations for a role (besides Fat Mac from Always Sunny, of course).

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The 9 Whiniest Characters In Film History http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-whiniest-characters-in-film-history/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-9-whiniest-characters-in-film-history/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:59:00 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=229320 It's a good thing they're around to point out what's wrong with everything.

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Often we go to the movies to see characters that are larger-than-life: heroes saving schoolchildren, tremendous dancers, and forbidden loves. But without the sour you can’t appreciate the sweet, so for every larger-than-life character, we get a whiny characters who is much, much smaller-than-life. They piss and moan and can’t seem to get their house in order for more than five minutes. They just keep plugging along, cursing their station and acting like nothing is their fault, bringing down not only the other characters, but the audience as well.

Here are 9 examples.

9. Andrew Largeman – Garden State

What’s amazing about this character is that he’s able to whine using ONLY HIS SULLEN EYES! He doesn’t say much throughout the course of the movie, but every time he opens his mouth, it’s like a magnified combination of Eyore and Snuffleupagus.

Whiniest Line: That actually made me sadder than anything: the fact that I felt so numb.

8. Fredo Corleone – Godfather II

This prodigal son actually had a reason to be whiny. He really, really sucked. Sonny was the muscle who died for the family, Michael was the patriarch, and Thomas Hagen was the brains. Fredo was the dipshit, the G.O.B. of the family, only without the looks or charm. And he let everyone know it, complaining every time he was cut out of a scheme. Of course, he took pains to rectify this, but that resulted in a very unpleasant boat ride for him.

Whiniest Line: It ain’t the way I wanted it! I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says… like dumb… I’m smart and I want respect!

7. C-3PO – Star Wars

Ugh. Whoever the genius was who programmed a robot to be a cynical pussy should have been fired a long time ago. If I wanted to feel bad about all my decisions, I’d listen to my conscience. If C-3PO was leading the rebellion, they’d all be on their couches under a chenille throw, watching Dancing with the Stars and complaining about teenagers.

Whiniest Line: I would much rather have gone with Master Luke than stay here with you. I don’t know what all this trouble is about, but I’m sure it must be your fault.

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Inspirational Sports Movies For Guys http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/inspirational-sports-movies-for-guys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/inspirational-sports-movies-for-guys/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 01:42:19 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=219179 If you're a real man, then grab a few beers, sit back and root for the underdog.

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If you woke up today and lost your job as a taxi driver, came home to find your car repoed and learned your girlfriend was moving out, you could either join the army or unwind with some inspirational sports movies.  Women might have The Joy Luck Club, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a host of other feel-good movies, but guys get to choose between war movies, gangster flicks, porn and inspirational sports movies when they feel like they need a good cry.  So if you’re a real man who just had a bad day, then grab a few beers, sit back and root for the underdog.

 

Rudy

Rudy, shorter than the whole Notre Dame football team

Most believe that Sean Astin’s career highlight was when he played the part of Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. While it may have been a cinematic masterpiece, who would want to be remembered for being a bungling barefoot hobbit? If he was Frodo Baggins perhaps but that coveted part went to Elijah Wood. No, Rudy is clearly the superior project for Sean Astin. True, it was a very similar role. Astin was small dude who experienced incredible trials and adversities, overcame great odds and came out victorious. The main difference is, instead of helping defeat the evil Dark Lord Sauron and preserving all of Middle-Earth, he gained admission into the prestigious University of Notre Dame, became a practice player, and managed to play a home game as a member of the regular Notre Dame football team. After achieving all of that and earning a college degree, the saving the Middle-Earth deal doesn’t seem too important, does it?

Kate Bosworth getting some pipeline

Blue Crush

Yes, girls kick ass at making inspirational sports movies also, and Kate Bosworth as surfer chick Anne Marie is pretty hot in a bikini.  There is some plot stuff  in Blue Crush about a woman gaining status in society by marrying a wealthy man that draws on Edith Wharton novels, but we suggest you focus your attention on the ferocious waves of the North Shore Pipeline.  Without spoiling the end, the inspirational part of this movie comes from Anne Marie finding the confidence within herself to beat the demon’s of her past, and that is what makes someone a winner.

 

The Karate Kid

Ralph Macchio punching Pat Morita in catcher's gear in Karate Kid

Don’t even bother with the rehashed 2010 version. Although The Karate Kid of 1984 may have used the same Rocky formula where the underdog finds it within himself to achieve the unachievable, the film is unique in its own right and featured characters moviegoers loved and cared about. Who wouldn’t want to train under the venerable Mr. Miyagi? Who didn’t cheer for Daniel Larusso as he crane kicked the tar out of his bully adversary? And what warm-blooded guy didn’t think Elizabeth Shue was incredibly hot 27 years ago? That in itself is enough to earn this old gem a slot.

 

Hoosiers

Gene Hackman huddling in Hoosiers

Set in rural Indiana, Hoosiers tells of an unlikely small-tow high school basketball squad that beats the odds and that makes the state finals in the 1950s. Gene Hackman is clearly in his element as the fiery, school head coach while Dennis Hopper lends his considerable talents playing the part of Shooter Hackman’s drunkard assistant coach. This film isn’t just inspirational, it is a true David versus Goliath tale. Do yourself a favor and purchase a copy to keep in your collection of manly, guy stuff.

 

Victory

Michael Caine, Pele and some other guy beat the Nazi's

Allied POWs agree to play soccer against the vaunted German National Team in wartime Paris. As the Allied players train for the exhibition match, the local resistance work with British officers to help the team escape.  With the score tied at halftime, the ragtag team gets the chance to flee, but instead opts to play the entire match against the Nazi scum. Sportsmanship!  A little dated if you ask me but it certainly deserving to be included in this inspirational sports movies for guys list. The movie even boasts a true all-star cast with film and soccer greats alike working hand-in-hand to make Victory a success.

 

Rocky

Rocky beating his meat

Forget Rocky II through Rocky V. You can even forget about the relatively recent Rocky Balboa. If you want the best among inspirational sports movies, pick up the original Rocky. You have a small-time pugilist who gets a crack at a world title thanks to his monicker. To prepare for the fight, The Italian Stallion trains with an old-school gym owner who gets him into tip-top shape. He enters the ring and much to everyone’s surprise, goes the distance against the champion and loses only by a close, split decision. The ending is simply perfect. As the results are being read, Rocky and the love of his life embrace and profess their love for each other, not caring about the outcome of the fight.  Rocky shows us success in life is not so much about winning, but in having the confidence to take a shot at life and give it all you have.

 

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The Evolution of Boxing in Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/boxing-scenes/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/action/boxing-scenes/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 20:00:23 +0000 Breakstudios http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217135 Over the years the depiction of Boxing in film has changed in many ways.

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Boxing scenes are an essential part of American film, but over the years the depiction of boxing within American movies has changed significantly. From parodies showing the silliness of two men swinging at each other to attempts at capturing the gruesome violence with hyper realism, directors over the years have tried to put their unique “spin” on the sweet science. Here are a few standout takes–from funny to frightening–one the old one-two. Now, I want a fair fight, touch gloves, FIGHT!

 

City Lights

Charlie Chaplin‘s City Lights may not be a “boxing movie” per se, but it does have at least one fantastic boxing scene, which takes place in the movie after Charlie’s Little Tramp wanders into a boxing venue after losing his job. And it might not be “realistic” per se, but it’s just as if not more entertaining than most more realistic boxing scenes in other movies. The Tramp uses some unorthodox methods in the ring, including hiding behind the referee. And the resulting scene is not only one of the funniest boxing scenes of all time, but one of the funniest comic set pieces of any kind ever filmed! The next time some guy at a party says boxing is just two idiots hitting each other, show him this boxing scene.

 

The Set-Up

One of the first movies to really depict the brutality of the sport in its boxing scenes–something we modern movie goers take for granted nowadays–and the fact this film was made in the 1940s definitely makes it worth checking out today. The boxing scenes in The Set-Up show punches landing and blood flowing in a way that was never seen outside of a real boxing ring. And that brutality isn’t just in the ring–the way director Robert Wise depicts the bloodthirsty members of the crowd is what really hits home. The boxing scenes may be violent, but they’re never violent enough for the people in the stands.

 

Rocky

Boxing ScenesSylvester Stallone‘s breakout role, Rocky Balboa, is probably what most people think of when they hear “boxing movie.” Somewhat surprisingly, the slick and sometimes fake-looking boxing scenes in the Rocky movies aren’t exactly the best in the business–it’s arguable that most people are more responsive to Rocky’s quasi-triumph over adversity and his actual-triumph over his own weaknesses outside the ring. Still, no study of boxing scenes would be complete without Rocky, since they’ve been hugely influential on boxing scenes in movies and on TV in the years since then. And to all who say the boxing scenes “look fake”: We hope you never run into Stallone’s fists. 

 

Raging Bull

Boxing ScenesMartin Scorsese’s Raging Bull famously only has about ten minutes of boxing scenes in it, but the pitch-perfect performances from Robert De Niro along with the just-as-perfect cinematography still qualifies it as perhaps the best boxing movie ever made. Scratch that — one of the best movies ever made, period. And the boxing scenes in it do not disappoint; each of Jake LaMotta’s matches have a strong visceral impact that makes the viewer feel like he’s in the ring — either sharing the glory of victory, or being pounded into a pulp. These boxing scenes have an expressionistic impact that’s never really been duplicated. Remember when Jake’s opponent gets his nose punched to the other side of his face? Scorsese shows no mercy at the sight of the blood spraying from his head. Or how about the torrent of blood that sprays all the way into the stands?! Hyperstyled? Sure, but name one realistic boxing scene that’s more powerful than the ones in Raging Bull? That’s what I thought. 

 

The Fighter

As previously mentioned, different filmmakers who attempt to put their marks on boxing scenes try different approaches. In the case of David O. Russell, director of The Fighter, authenticity was the name of the game. The boxing scenes therein are designed to look as much like the original HBO broadcasts of the fights as possible, right down to using similar cameras to film the fights. Sometimes, Russell steps out of this TV-style in order to bring the viewer into the ring — particularly memorably for a super-slow-motion shot of a punch — but even then, realism and authenticity are the chief objectives. That and nailing those Boston accents, of course.

 

So there you have it. Luckily for any boxing scene fan, there are literally dozens more boxing movies to explore, and almost all of them have at least one boxing scene. And there are more coming out all the time. Just remember, kids, don’t try this at home.

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Rapper Recreates 9 Movies In 1 Take, Because Why Not? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rapper-recreates-9-movies-in-1-take-because-why-not/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/rapper-recreates-9-movies-in-1-take-because-why-not/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2011 00:38:57 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=208624 Film history classes are for people with money to burn. Check out this hip-hop, film history CliffsNotes video from rapper DeStorm.

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Film history classes are for people with money to burn. Burn, money, burn. Check out this hip-hop, film history CliffsNotes video from rapper DeStorm. He jumps from famous movie scene to famous movie scene all in one take, like a less impressive (though still entertaining) version of the Old Spice commercials. You can expect to see everything from Casablanca to Pulp Fiction, with a little Rocky thrown in there for good measure. Gotta have my “Adriaaaaan.”

There’s another music video DeStorm made about video games. What about a combined video, where he goes through the history of classic video game movies? You’d have… uh… and then you’d jump to… uh… The Wizard? Okay, bad idea.

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9 Classic Movie Posters Reinvented http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/9-classic-movie-posters-reinvented/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/9-classic-movie-posters-reinvented/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow (sponsored by Levi's) kicks off next week with public viewings of nine classic films around the country. In an interesting twist, the movies will be shown at the locations where they were filmed. The theme of the event is "‘We Are All Workers." Rooted by one of the nation’s founding principles, We Are All Workers hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody’s work is equally important. I'm an internet writer. My mere existence proves that we are not all "workers," and our work is not all "equally important." But considering the Roadshow's website describes The Godfather II, the story of a ruthless crime syndicate, as a "defining immigrant worker story," I probably shouldn't get too hung up on the logic behind the text. But what the event lacks in well written copy, it more than makes up for with these awesome redesigned film posters by artist Olly Moss. Enjoy. (First Showing) See the posters after the jump...

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The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow (sponsored by Levi’s) kicks off next week with public viewings of nine classic films around the country. In an interesting twist, the movies will be shown at the locations where they were filmed. The theme of the event is "‘We Are All Workers."

Rooted by one of the nation’s founding principles, We Are All Workers hits the road with nine seminal screenings proving that everybody’s work is equally important.

I’m an internet writer. My mere existence proves that we are not all "workers," and our work is not all "equally important." But considering the Roadshow’s website describes The Godfather II, the story of a ruthless crime syndicate, as a "defining immigrant worker story," I probably shouldn’t get to hung up on the logic behind the text.

But what the event lacks in well written copy, it more than makes up for with these awesome redesigned film posters by artist Olly Moss. Enjoy. (First Showing)

See the posters after the jump…

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Parade of 1000 Rockys! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/parade-of-1000-rockys/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/parade-of-1000-rockys/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 This past Sunday, a “Parade of 1000 Rockys” kicked off at Love Park in Philadelphia with a march of 1000 Rockys – all wearing striking gold and black Rocky Balboa – “The Italian Stallion” Robes – en route to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and capped off with Celebration of Rocky Block-Style party at the popular “Rocky Statue” situated at the base of the “Rocky Steps”.  The Celebration was to promote “ROCKY – THE UNDISPUTED COLLECTION”, featuring all six ROCKY films FINALLY together on Blu-ray. The festivities included a Rocky look-a-like contest, Snapple giveaways, hot, melty cheesesteaks, and Danny Bonaduce's gravely voice. With so many Italian Stallions working up a sweat in the heart of the Philly, a thick cloud of Drakkar Noir loomed over the city until early this morning.

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This past Sunday, a “Parade of 1000 Rockys” kicked off at Love Park in Philadelphia with a march of 1000 Rockys – all wearing striking gold and black Rocky Balboa – “The Italian Stallion” Robes – en route to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and capped off with Celebration of Rocky Block-Style party at the popular “Rocky Statue” situated at the base of the “Rocky Steps”.  The Celebration was to promote “ROCKY – THE UNDISPUTED COLLECTION”, featuring all six ROCKY films FINALLY together on Blu-ray.

The festivities included a Rocky look-a-like contest, Snapple giveaways, hot, melty cheesesteaks, and Danny Bonaduce’s gravely voice. With so many Italian Stallions working up a sweat in the heart of the Philly, a thick cloud of Drakkar Noir loomed over the city until early this morning.

Check out some of the footage below. It looked like one heck of a fun time for people who idolize the ficticious boxing marvel. Even Bonaduce was in good spirits, as evidenced by him getting his ass kicked by some little kid in the second video.

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