I’m guessing that Rocky (1976) fans will be very excited right about now. The trailer for Creed (2015), the seventh Rocky film and spin-off from the Rocky film series just arrived and ‘promising’ is the word.
Starring Sylvester Stallone as former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa, Creed sees Balboa serve as trainer and mentor to young boxer Adonis Creed played by rising star, Michael B. Jordan.
Fans of the Rocky films will know that Adonis Creed is the son of the late Apollo Creed, a friend to Balboa as well as a former rival – all of which makes for an interesting dynamic between the two main characters.
I’m going to confess right to the fact that I’ve never seen any of the Rocky movies. Yes, shock horror. However I am contemplating finally changing that fact just in time to watch this new release and also to keep FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) at bay.
Directed by Jody Lee Lipes, Ballet 422 offers an inside look, from first rehearsal through to world premier as it follows emerging young choreographer Justin Peck and his dancers, as they prepare for a very important production at the prestigious New York City Ballet.
With just two months to pull everything together, I got to experience the sense of urgency and the apparent stress involved with such a feat, especially for Justin.
Ballet 422 is ideal for dancers but more so for those curious about what it might be like to be in a situation similar to Peck’s, even though interestingly, he’s never actually interviewed.
I’m no expert in this particular art form, of course, but seeing the finished production at the end didn’t quite leave me more interested in being a spectator of ballet. At least not as much as the following…
Netflix has a new documentary about celebrated U.S. Comedian, Tig Notaro. Tig tells the story of what is arguably the most challenging period of Notaro’s life and how she made it through, thanks to the healing power of comedy.
I do rather love Comedians. I also love documentaries about inspiring people. So something tells me that at the very least, this one is going to be interesting.
I haven’t watched Greta Gerwig in a film since 2010’s Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Looking at the trailer for Gerwig’s new Noah Baumbach directed comedy, Mistress America, I really have no excuse not to. In fact, I’m already sold on her character’s refreshingly interesting and adventurous persona.