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SBox Recommends: Kevin Hart – What Now (Movie Review)

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If there was anyone in this world who can turn a bad week into a good one, it’s Kevin Hart. Kevin Hart is one of my all-time favorite stand-up comics, definitely up there with the rest of my top five. (In no particular order, it goes Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Louie CK, DL Hughley, and the fifth one changes from day to day). I started watching his stand-up about 4 or 5 years ago, and have mad respect for his comedic timing, edge, fast-paced delivery, and relatable material. Plus, he just so happens to be from my hometown of Philadelphia, which I find really inspiring. And so I always look forward to the next time Kevin Hart takes the stage for another comedy tour. It’s something I wouldn’t want to miss, but does it live up to his other shows. Continue reading SBox Recommends: Kevin Hart – What Now (Movie Review)

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My 2015 Movies: Creed (#3)

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Picking my Top 3 movies was probably the most difficult part for me. The following three movies are just so good and resonate so much with me that I could change the order right now and be satisfied with my selection. However, this movie and #2 were particularly difficult to place. For me it was a battle between the personal and the incredible, which believe it or not wasn’t an easy choice. So by a close and indecisive margin, let’s first tackle the personal with Creed. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Creed (#3)

SBox Recommends: Creed (Movie Review)

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Let’s be real. The 1976 filmĀ Rocky (aka Rocky 1) is the greatest boxing movie of all-time. There, I said it! Feel free to disagree if you want, but that’s my personal, albeit possibly biased, view. I say biased, because of where these films take place. Philadelphia is my hometown. It’s where I call home despite the fact that I’ve been away from it almost four years now.

Now in Philly, there are certain things you must love in order to properly call yourself a Philadelphian: cheese wiz, Will Smith, Bill Cosby and the Rocky movies. I personally was late to seeing the Rocky movies for the first time. I was about 11 when I was shown Rocky II-IV. I saw the first one on my own and to this day have yet to complete V, let alone start VI. Nonetheless, I love the Rocky films I’ve seen, and was even excited when I heard rumors of a possible “Rocky 7” years ago. Eventually this idea became Creed.

This is probably the most nervous I was about a film this year, even more thanĀ The Force Awakens. We’ve had lackluster Rocky movies before, so it’s incredibly possible that this could end terribly. It was a huge sigh of relief when people started saying the film was great, but I had to see it for myself. It took longer to get to it than expected, but I finally saw it a month later in a small, yet surprisingly packed, theater. All I can say now is, “Thank God!” Continue reading SBox Recommends: Creed (Movie Review)