Rocky IV… is a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”
Popcorn Talk Network proudly presents a vodcast that offers a glimpse into the movies we love to watch with breakdown and analysis of the movies some might call… a “Guilty Movie Pleasure”. Join us each week as Josh Macuga and Ben Begley breakdown your favorite films, from the classics to the yet to be seen; it’s all here under one banner… GUILTY MOVIE PLEASURES! Rate us and Download on itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guilty-movie-pleasures/id909155875?mt=2 This week on GMP, Josh Macuga and Ben Begley break down Rocky IV with special guest Jason Inman! Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, andMichael Pataki. Rocky IV remained the highest grossing sports movie for 24 years before it was overtaken by The Blind Side. It is the fourth and most financially successful entry in the Rocky film series In the film, the Soviet Union and their top boxer make an entrance into professional boxing with their best athlete Ivan Drago, who initially wants to take on World Champion Rocky Balboa. His best friend Apollo Creed decides to fight him instead, but is fatally beaten in the ring. Enraged by this, Rocky decides to fight Drago in Russia to avenge his friend and defend the honor of his country. Critical reception was mixed, but the film earned $300 million at the box office. This film marked Carl Weathers’ final appearance in the series. The film’s success led to a fifth entry released on November 16, 1990. This IS a Guilty Movie Pleasure… We’re talking about Rocky IV! #GMP Follow Josh on Twitter! Follow Ben on Twitter!