I am a HUGE fan of the Rocky series. It's the one movie I will cry to no matter what; I don't know if it's related to memories of my childhood, but that whole series strikes a chord with me. I love movies, and I certainly have quite a few favorites, but Rocky always comes back to my mind. I would say that Rocky is probably my all-time favorite movie. It's so simple, so pure, and has so much heart. It's impossible to not like it and all of the characters.
I had no idea Creed was coming out, but when I saw Rocky pop up again in the spinoff about Apollo Creed's son, I was dumbfounded and filled with excitement. Immediately, I got my wife Anna hooked on the series, and we're slowly going through it. That's why today, we starting working on a bonus miniseries as part of The 365 podcast. We'll be releasing 3 or 4 episodes leading up to Creed, with each episode discussing different Rocky movies (we're skipping Rocky V, so we're going from Rocky IV to Rocky Balboa)
Stay tuned, the first episode will be out in the next couple weeks in addition to a regular 365 podcast episode.
I haven't decided yet, but I may do a similar thing with Star Wars leading up to Episode VII. Anna isn't the biggest Star Wars fan, so I'd need to find a co-host who's really into it. We'll see what happens.