Just finished watching Rocky Balboa (7.4/10 imdb) and had to wipe a tear from my eye. I was trying to save it to watch with Bella – but she wasn’t interested.

I remember putting on Rocky I to get pysched for intense long runs along the Potomac when I was in high school. I was working towards my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Christina Dias and I would do hundreds of sit-ups and jumping jacks and then run our hearts out – gasping, “WIMP” to each other if we started to slow down. I hear she’s a lawyer in NYC now – I bet she’s still bulldog tenacious.

I have to say that when the preview for Rocky Balboa came on in the theater – I gagged on my Coke, I was laughing that incredulously.  But, really, it wasn’t that bad. In fact, I give it a B for solid nostalgic entertainment.