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    Posted: December 26 2006 at 9:29am

This movie looks like a winner, but I think that Milo Ventimiglia will get a Razzie nomination. Razzie voters will acknowledge it somewhere...

Response from Head RAZZberry:  I am preparing our 27th Annual RAZZIE Nominating Ballot this week and, yes, Milo (and Burt Young as Paulie) will both be listed as contenders for Worst Supporting Actor. If Young makes the final five, it will be his third RAZZIE Nomination for playing this same character (he was also a contender for ROCKY IV and ROCKY V). Other than those two truly wretched performances, though, ROCKY BALBOA will not be formally listed in any of the other 10 categories on the ballot. Members who still want to vote for RB will, as alwaze, be allowed to write it in wherever they wish...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2006 at 11:07am

A year ago some of the regulars here were suggesting that King Kong, which opened on a Wednesday and drew around $60 million by the end of its first weekend, had been something of a disappointment at the box-office. By comparison, Rocky Balboa, which pulled in a little over $22 million must have left a crater.

I think a few definite conclusions present themselves:

1. The film is not a Razzie contender in any category

2. Its box-office performance is going to be precisely what some of us predicted; in the $50-$100 million range. That will fall well short of the box-office champion type numbers at least one of Stallone's more ardent fans predicted.

3. The number of Oscar nominations it will receive will exactly equal the number of WMDs we found in Iraq.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moorlock2003 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2006 at 1:19pm

Since he dies in this one, it should have been called "Rocky 6 (Feet Under)".

Response from Head RAZZberry: Actually, it's Adrian who's dead in ROCKY BALBOA -- And her character has "passed away" before this film's story begins...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote wetbandit82 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 26 2006 at 5:13pm
He'll be back.  It's not like a little thing like death could ever keep a quintessential good guy down, not when there's lucrative millions and millions (sorry Mr. Sagan) out there. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote saturnwatcher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2006 at 12:16pm

No doubt about it. In fact, I think the title (if not the script itself) is already written; Rocky VII: The Greatest Comeback in History

Originally posted by wetbandit82

He'll be back.  It's not like a little thing like death could ever keep a quintessential good guy down, not when there's lucrative millions and millions (sorry Mr. Sagan) out there. 

Incidentally, Carl Sagan never actually uttered that millions and millions, or billions and billions line. It actually became attributed to him as the result of a satirical skit performed by Johnny Carson.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote moviewizguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2007 at 11:02am
why in the world would you people give away spoilers? Who in the world evil enough would do such a thing?! Now you've ruined it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote thorshammer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2008 at 5:28am
Sorry, but this was a solid flick.  Silly premise?  Sure, but not stupid.  It was kept within reason and done well.  IMDB rates it pretty well.
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