‘Rocky’ Mobile Game Slugs Its Way To Google Play

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Android gamers now have a puncher’s chance at winning the title shot as an iconic cinematic pugilist as Rocky is now available on Google Play. Rocky, published by mobile games developer Tapinator in conjunction with MGM Interactive (in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary), was previously released on iOS.

Along with the android release, an iOS update introduces fighters Tommy Gunn (from Rocky V) and Mason Dixon (Rocky Balboa) into the game. Clubber Lang, Apollo Creed, and Ivan Drago were already featured in the time.

With Rocky, players can challenge real life opponents worldwide, build an ultimate fighter roster and unlock new boxers as they upgrade their gym and earn various rewards. Boosting a boxer’s stats is achieved by training in the gym with legendary trainer Mickey Goldmill!

We’re just glad Bill Conti’s memorable score is also featured in the game! Check out the trailer below and tell us if you’re going to give this version of Rocky a shot!

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi

Carl Weathers Has No Problem Being A Remade Man

NUP_177142_0075.JPGBefore there was Samuel L. Jackson, there was Action Jackson. And the star of that ’80s kitsch classic was none other than Carl Weathers.  After making his name playing Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, Weathers became one of Hollywood’s go-to guys in the action genre, taking roles in movies like Force 10 From Navarone, Death Hunt, and Predator.

These days, he’s not doing much running, jumping, shooting or fighting, as he’s got himself a pretty good gig as State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies on NBC’s Chicago Justice. But while he’s found a home on TV, a couple of his old movie franchises have been reborn. Creed didn’t bring back his Rocky character (after all, he was killed during Rocky IV), but was about the son who followed in his footsteps as a fighter.  And there’s a new Predator movie being made, due to be released next February.  There are some actors who get territorial about their old movies, especially when they aren’t involved in the reboots.  Is Carl Weathers one of those actors?

You can watch Weathers on Chicago Justice, Sunday nights at 9/8c on NBC.

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Justin Hartley’s New Celebrity Status Almost Had Him Punch-Drunk

NUP_176822_0006.JPGIt’s not as if Justin Hartley was a complete unknown — after all, he played Oliver Quinn on Smallville and had been on daytime soaps Passions and The Young and the Restless. But now that he’s starring on NBC’s hit series This Is Us, he’s joined Hollywood’s “familiar faces” club.  He’s being recognized more and more by fans, and one of those fans just happens to be an actor he idolized as a child: Carl Weathers, who starred as Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies.  Because Weathers will be starring in NBC’s Chicago Justice, the two of them wound up at a Golden Globes function together, and Hartley was shocked when Weathers walked right up to him.



This Is Us airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.

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After 40 Years, ‘Rocky’ Is Still A Champion

mpw-30303It’s hard to believe that Rocky, which is considered to be one of the greatest sports movies of all time, is now 40 years old. Rocky was released in December 3, 1977 became a phenomenon and still is part of pop culture to this day.

Thanks to its first rate and evocative story, Rocky still pulls at our heartstrings. The film won three Oscars and even with six additional Rocky films, the original stands the test of time. We spoke to Stallone who explained to us why people still relate to the character and the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sylvester Stallone)

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Sylvester Stallone’s Relationship With Fans Is Far From Rocky

Creed07370.dngFew actors, especially thespians who are almost 70 years old, can hold a movie on their own. Sylvester Stallone still has what it takes to open a movie at the top of the box office, as evidenced with the recent success of Creed. Part of Stallone’s staying power might be due to the tremendous amount of goodwill he’s built up with his fans.

Even after the box office success of his previous Rocky and Rambo movies made him a superstar, he’s never tried to distance himself from his fans, and whenever he’s asked, he’ll always take the time to sign an autograph. (Click on the audio bar to hear Sylvester Stallone)

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