The Rocky Movies, Ranked

Sylvester Stallone’s recent sit-down with Robert Rodriguez for
The Director’s Chair made a pretty compelling case that the Rocky movies ought to be taken seriously as Sly’s greatest artistic achievement. Sure, most of them are exactly the same movie. (Rocky has to fight somebody no one thinks he can defeat, he trains… »Monday 2:19pm11/23/15 2:19pm


Maybe Creed Can Help Everyone Forget About Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa, the sixth of the Rocky movies, may have been financially successful and critically acceptable, but man, it felt really dated with a 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone shuffling around with Antonio Tarver. Creed is clearly intent on extending the franchise with a new, young boxing protagonist, and seeing how… »7/01/15 10:44am7/01/15 10:44am

Where Are The Sweet Montages? Breaking Down The Rocky Movies By Scene

"Rocky Morphology," the chart above from, breaks down all six Rocky films by scene type: "dialogue" scenes, training scenes, pre-fight scenes, fight scenes, and—of course—montage scenes, complete with linked movie stills. Without wading too far into the endless exercise in bullshit that is ranking the Rocky »12/09/13 12:30pm12/09/13 12:30pm

Watch Expert Troll Russell Westbrook Goaltend A Mascot's Backward, Half-Court Shot

At some point during every Nuggets home game, team mascot Rocky attempts to make a backward, half-court shot. The crowd gets into it, the scoreboard operator puts Rocky's half-court shooting percentage on the jumbotron for all to see, and Rocky hams it up on the rare occasion that he sinks one. It's kind of a thing. »1/21/13 10:30am1/21/13 10:30am

A Musical Version Of Rocky Is Coming To Germany, With The Klitschko Brothers As Co-Producers

The film was always about boxing, but it's also a love story. "Stallone said he had long thought that a musical transfer for the 1976 Oscar-winning drama was a good idea, in particular if its romantic side was amped up." Given the dreadful state of boxing's heavyweight division, the Klitschkos are probably just… »11/21/11 4:35pm11/21/11 4:35pm