Movie of the Week for April 5-11, 2021

As mentioned in my March 15, 2021 podcast, I’ve started a new “Movie of the Week” feature. I’ll be recommending a favorite movie with the hopes that it will be a film that you’ll enjoy, too. I’d love to chat online about each week’s film on my Instagram and Twitter feeds if you’re so inclined.

This week’s movie is a classic crowd-pleaser from the 1970s, the original Rocky (MGM/UA, 1976). I love this film for a lot of reasons–the great underdog story, the exciting action, the relationships, the terrific soundtrack by Bill Conti, and just the relatability of it all. It’s was a childhood favorite, but I think I love it even more as adult.

Here’s my Instagram post on the film.

I was happy to come across this publicity shot of Sylverster Stallone and Talia Shire as well on the Rocky Facebook page.