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40 years ago today the first “Rocky” film came out…

I love the first “Rocky”. It’s one of my favorite films ever made and a very important film in my life that has inspired me. It’s not just a movie about boxing. It’s a movie about “life”. A movie about moving forward, things like that.

The first Rocky helped give us 6 more sequels. Yes, the movie “Creed” counts as Rocky 7.

I like all the Rocky movies including Rocky V but nothing will top the first one. My favorite scenes from the first Rocky are in the videos above.

I may be a huge fan of Sly Stallone and watched almost all of his films but his work in Rocky will always stand out to me the most.

Kev

007 “Spectre” trailer is finally here!

Not only will this be the final James Bond film for director Sam Mendes, will this also be the final Bond film for Daniel Craig as well? This trailer is giving us hints that this could be the last Daniel Craig 007 film ’cause Bond wants to “disappear”.

There’s been a lot of talk that Sony wants Bond to be a black guy in the next film after this one. Will Idris Elba be the next Bond? They already changed the Miss Moneypenny character to a black woman so maybe that’s a sign?

Anyway, I think “Spectre” looks great and can’t wait for it. I’m a huge Bond fan. Seen every film.

Kev

Will Idris Elba be the next Bond???

Big rumor leaked by Sony hackers that Amy Pascal wants Idris Elba to be the next James Bond after “Spectre”. So does this mean that Daniel Craig is all done with 007 after “Spectre”??? Mr. Craig hanging it up??? News of a black 007 doesn’t surprise me at all ’cause MGM studios have been talking about experimenting with a black Bond for many years.

Keep in mind that all the Bond movies over the years were never sequels. Each one were stand-alone stories for the most part so you didn’t really need to watch ’em all in order. I hope “Spectre” is not gonna be the last Daniel Craig film ’cause I think it’s safe to say that Daniel is the best 007 out of them all, in my opinion.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2882431/The-s-Elba-Idris-Elba-Leaked-Sony-emails-reveal-boss-Amy-Pascal-wants-British-actor-James-Bond.html

I’ve been watching 007 flicks on Netflix all week. Don’t get me wrong… Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton made great 007’s but I still feel Daniel Craig is the best of them all. Daniel Craig is the real Bond, in my opinion. He was the true Bond. I’ve been re-watching the Bond movies on Netflix and so far, I still think, “Skyfall” is the best Bond movie out of the 23 films we have so far.

I hope Mr. Craig isn’t thinking about retirement this soon… I was hoping he will do a few more. Mr. Craig is one of my favorite actors, though. That guy really is an amazing talent.

Do I think a black Bond is a good idea? Sure, why not! It doesn’t hurt to try to do something different and do some experimenting. I mean, Daniel Craig himself is all for a black Bond:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/daniel-craig-ready-black-007-top-5-article-1.334797

It’s definitely gonna spark a lot of controversy with a black Bond but it doesn’t hurt to give it a try! Keep in mind that James Bond wasn’t written for one actor to play. James Bond is a character that can last forever so different actors can play him.

Kev

Cool Video: “Robocop” remake actually looks pretty awesome!!!

MGM released the first trailer for the “Robocop” remake and I’m actually kind of impressed with it! I was skeptical of the remake but now that I’ve seen the trailer, I guess I’ll have a positive opinion for it. Joel Kinnaman is the new Robocop. The film also stars Sam L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. I like the new Robocop armor as well.

While the remake does look like a good one, it still won’t top the original with Peter Weller. The original is an essential classic. The original is one of my favorite films of all time.

Kev

Report: Say what? Sylvester Stallone is set to play Rocky one more time??? Seems like it’s for real!!!!

Sly maybe done with the Rocky series but he never said anything about retiring the character for good! There’s a spinoff movie coming from the Rocky franchise. A film called, “Creed”, which will focus on the life of Apollo Creed’s grandson. MGM studios is setting Ryan Coogler to direct and Michael B. Jordan to play the grandson of Apollo. Sylvester Stallone is set to reprise his role as Rocky Balboa for the 7th time.

The story will be about Appolo’s grandson wanting to become a boxing champion much like his grandfather, Appolo, but he doesn’t have to and his family doesn’t want him to. So he goes for Rocky Balboa who is a retired boxer and becomes a mentor for Apollo’s grandson (Rocky will be his possible trainer too, I bet?).

Read the full story, here.

MGM studios must of gotten Sly’s written permission to make this movie since Sly fully owns the rights to the Rocky franchise. So Sly himself must be all for this film! I’m all for Sly playing Rocky one more time. He deserves another shot since, “Rocky Balboa”, the last Rocky film was kind of a disappointment and a let-down. “Rocky Balboa” was a good movie, don’t get me wrong but could have been a better film.

Sly has been talking about bringing Rambo back to the big screen for one last time!

I’m definitely looking forward to the “Creed” film and looking forward to seeing what they’re gonna do with it! I wonder if they’ll bring back Burt Young to play Paullie again as well?

Kev

Report: Sam Mendes in re-negotiations to direct sequel to “Skyfall”…

Earlier this year Sam Mendes pulled out of directing the follow-up to “Skyfall” due to other commitments but since the next Bond movie won’t get the green light ’til 2016, Sam is now in talks to direct the sequel to “Skyfall”. There has been other directors considered like Christopher Nolan and others but since that Sam will be available in three years, they can’t resist to have Sam back. I can’t blame them though ’cause Skyfall really was the best Bond film. I’m sure Sam will make the next movie just as good. I haven’t bought Skyfall on Blu-Ray yet but going to soon. I love the movie too much myself. It’s the true 007 film we’ve been wanting for years. Remember, the next Bond film won’t be for another three years. Has something to do with MGM studios and money stuff. “Skyfall” really was an incredible flick, and if you haven’t seen it yet, I’d recommend it.

More on the story, here.

Kev

Report: MGM officially re-booting Tomb Raider film franchise…

After the re-boot of the “Tomb Raider” game franchise, it was only a matter of time, that MGM was going to confirm their re-boot of “Tomb Raider” films, sooner or later. Look like they’re finally going for it. This won’t be a third installment to the Angelina Jolie films. It will be a complete re-boot, and they are having plans in having a new actress play, Lara Croft.

It’s sounding like that they may make the new film adapted from the new game that was just released.

More on the story, here.

I’m almost finished with the new, “Tomb Raider”, game. As soon as I finish the game, I’ll give the game a full detailed review.

As for who I want to play the new Lara Croft for the new film, I think Jennifer Lawrence might be a good choice. Jennifer’s role in “The Hunger Games” movie, was kind of like Lara Croft. Jennifer looked great with a bow and arrow, and other survival equipment, she might be a good fit. I just hope they don’t go for somebody like Megan Fox or Zoe Saldana.

I thought the first Tomb Raider with Angelina was great, but the second one, “Cradle of Life” sucked. This film franchise deserves a re-boot with better films. Don’t hurt to give it another try.

Kev