Each season, the movie schedule is filled with superhero action films. And almost without exception, the male actors, whether Spider-Man or members of the Justice League, have amazingly buff bodies, thanks to personal trainers, nutritionists and endless hours in the gym.
"Creed," the brainchild of "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler, in collaboration with screenwriter Aaron Covington and with the generous and genuinely inspiring participation of one Sylvester Stallone, hands the Rocky mantle and the gloves, and the jump rope, and the training montages to a new underdog determined to box his way to glory. Time is on his side.
This week, leading up to the official start of summer, we're taking a look at the definitive summer songs of all time, based on their seasonal popularity on Billboard's Hot 100 charts. Today, we look at the summer jams of the 1980s.
Hollywood may need to expand and diversify its hero portfolio. I doubt this is news to the producers of the Hollywood dream factory. I just hope that in their search for heroes to dramatize, they eventually turn to some very overlooked candidates: like George Washington.