Tag: Star Wars

So, am I allowed to eat anything anymore? Guest Post by: Jon Oldham

When I was in college, I ate a lot of Club crackers and Oreos. My roommate at the time, Jon Oldham, was studying to be a dietitian and would say things like, “Carbs and sugar are the reason you have a perpetual stuffy nose.” And I thought his advice was crazy. Made no sense to... Read more »

Rocky III vs. Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (part 1)

From a distance, Rocky III can feel like a turning point in the series when the Rocky movies went from serious films to gimmicky popcorn movies. Rocky III, IV, and V are often reduced to one sentence taglines: Rocky fights Mr. T. Rocky fights the Cold War. Rocky takes the fight to the streets. It... Read more »

Rocky II vs. Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (Part 1)

Rocky I and Star Wars IV: A New Hope are both David vs. Goliath stories. In┬áthe first of many sequels,┬áRocky II and Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, a simple question is raised, “What if Goliath came back for Round 2, but this time around he’s a little bit pissed off.” Rocky II Rocky... Read more »

Rocky I vs. Star Wars IV: A New Hope

For this best-of-seven series to work, I have to wash away somehow all the times I have seen the Rocky and Star Wars films. I have to essentially do the Men In Black memory eraser move and pretend like I’m watching it all for the first time. I’ve found this is especially challenging to pull... Read more »

Rocky vs. Star Wars: A Best of Seven series

If you are a loyal, long-time reader of Medium Rare, you might recall this time last year when I did a barrage of posts on Sylvester Stallone. I’m guessing you fell into one of two camps: Camp A: When last February ended, you were worried, “Will this series be back for Round 2? How am... Read more »