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Ross Family Movie Challenge: 'Rocky IV' vs. 'Bend it Like Beckham'

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Every week EW’s Dalton Ross and his wife, writer Christina Kelly, have an argument healthy discussion about what movie they should watch with their two children (Dale, 12, and Violet, 9) that weekend. Now they’ll make their cases publicly and you’ll get to vote on the choices and decide how the Ross family will be spending part of their weekend. The power is in your hands, people. Read on and then vote for which movie they should watch. The first battle is an Olympic special, involving two sports from the 2012 London games.

Dalton’s pick: Rocky IV
This fourth installment in the Sylvester Stallone boxing franchise just edges out Red Dawn as the most absurdly incredible Cold War film ever. I’ll admit that I’m not exactly sure why growing a beard and outrunning a Mercedes full of KGB in the snow (to the sweet sounds of John Cafferty’s “Hearts of Fire”) is so important when it comes to training. Nor do I entirely understand the science and technology behind Ivan Drago’s “pounds of pressure per square inch” machine (we are told a normal heavyweight averages 700, while Drago hits a whopping 1850, which scared the bejesus out of me as a kid). But what better way to instill national pride in my kids than by watching the Italian Stallion beat the crap out of Dolph Lundgren while an arena full of Russians start nonsensically chanting “Rock-eee!” “Rock-eee!” at the top of their lungs for no apparent reason whatsoever? READ FULL STORY

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