DiscoverFilmspotting: Reviews & Top 5s#821: Rocky (7 From '76) / Detour ('40s Noir #4) / '80s Madness Champ
#821: Rocky (7 From '76) / Detour ('40s Noir #4) / '80s Madness Champ

#821: Rocky (7 From '76) / Detour ('40s Noir #4) / '80s Madness Champ

Update: 2021-04-091
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Whatever backlash ROCKY has received over the years for beating out the likes of "Taxi Driver," "All The President's Men" and "Network" for the 1977 Best Picture Oscar, it has largely faded as people discover - or rediscover - that the populist hit that spawned a mostly forgettable (and occasionally ridiculous) franchise has more in common with its gritty '70s peers than it gets credit for. Among those who remain unconvinced, however, is Josh. Thankfully, Adam comes to Rocky's defense and the two go 15 rounds before ending the review in a split decision. Plus, raves for the nasty '45 Noir DETOUR - part of the '40s Noir Marathon - and the winner of Filmspotting Madness—Best of the '80s.

0:00 - Billboard

1:24 - 7 From '76—Best Year Ever: "Rocky"

Bill Conti, "Gonna Fly Now"

43:45 - Josh: "Godzilla vs. Kong"

49:01 - Next Week / Poll / Notes

54:29 - Filmspotting Madness '80s Champion

1:05:13 - 40s Noir #4: "Detour"

1:29:08 - Outro

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#821: Rocky (7 From '76) / Detour ('40s Noir #4) / '80s Madness Champ

#821: Rocky (7 From '76) / Detour ('40s Noir #4) / '80s Madness Champ

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