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Highly Suspect Reviews: Creed III

Creed III Movie Review


Hard to believe that there are now actually nine films in the Rocky film franchise, even if Creed III counts as the first one that doesn’t actually have the character in the film (he is mentioned once). But Michael B. Jordan has decidedly made the boxing series his own with his heavyweight champion Adonis Creed, son of Rocky’s old nemesis and then friend, Apollo. But Adonis has proved himself and has settled comfortably into boxing retirement, at least from being in the ring. He manages a young boxer who is rocketing to the top himself, has a happy family life with his wife (Tessa Thompson) and young daughter. But messing up his equilibrium is an old friend who reappears. Damian was Adonis’ older friend  who was himself on the fast-track to becoming a professional boxer but who got sent to prison for defending Adonis with a gun. Decades later, he hasn’t wasted any prison time going to seed and he comes out hungry to get back to where he left off. He comes to Adonis asking for a shot at the title. But Damian isn’t as clear-headed or as nice as he seems and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to be the king. Chris, Marco, Wright, and Alan spar in this review that was as fun to record as it sounds.


DIRECTED BY: Michael B. Jordan

STARRING: Michael B. Jordan, Alex Henderson, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Spence Moore II, Wood Harris, Florian Munteanu, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Chris HAlan Galinsky (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Deliberations of Doom)

Born and raised in Texas, Alan Galinsky is a lifetime movie fan. As a youth, he would rent multiple movies every weekend and go to the theater for the latest releases, and that pace has remained steady. When Alan isn’t watching movies, you can find him talking about movies. When he’s not talking about movies, you can find him playing music in the band Delicate Boys.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”



” width=Wright Sulek (Screener Squad, Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Trash in the Can, Audio Editor)

Wright hails from the northern suburbs of Dallas, Texas. His passion for filmmaking brought him to Austin to study and make movies. Since then he’s had his hand in acting, writing, and directing his own short films with numerous like-minded film geeks he’s met along his journey. His newest interest has brought him into the podcasting world. He co-hosted a few different movie related podcasts such as ‘And Now This’ and ‘The Match Cut’. He currently co-hosts with longtime friend, Eric Samaniego, where they talk shop about the grimiest, trashiest, lost gems of movies on their show, ‘Trash in the Can’. Wright also guests and hosts reviews on Screener Squad and Highly Suspect Reviews as well as co-hosts Digital Noise with Chris Cox.



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