Rocky Balboa: Italian Beef Recipe

Most critics anticipated the sixth Rocky installment with the same mixture of scorn and contempt as do the sports commentators in the actual film. But once again, Stallone surprises everyone by making this sixth epic more about the man than the boxer, focusing on relationships not just ringside, and ultimately coaxing even the most cynical to their feet to cheer on once again their beloved underdog.

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Million Dollar Baby: Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

For all the atmosphere of the sweaty gym, the sage commentary about the importance of footwork and breathing, Million Dollar Baby, Best Picture Oscar winner for 2005, is not really a story about boxing. Instead it is a stinging rebuke to happy endings, a painful exploration of life's existential anguish, and most of all, a tale of love and redemption.

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