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Tonight, We Are The Greatest Baseball Team In The World

Looking back on all my interviews preparing the book The Voices of Baseball, one particular memory would apply to tonight’s game in Dodger Stadium. Dave Wills of the Tampa Bay Rays, on the morning of Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS, noticed his broadcast partner, Andy Freed feeling a bit melancholy, knowing they were playing a Red Sox team which recent history had spelled improbable comebacks...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the At-Bat: Javier’s Baez’s Second-Inning Home Run

Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. -Kurt Russell (as Herb Brooks), Miracle     It’s hard to know who Kurt Russell/Herb Brooks was addressing in this speech. Some scholars maintain it was the 1980 U.S. Men’s Hockey Team, […]
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dwayne Johnson gearing up to remake ‘Big Trouble in Little China’

Dwayne Johnson is probably at the height of his powers right now. He’s coming off a $53 million opening for San Andreas, the best showing for a movie that he headlined himself. Later this month, his HBO series Ballers will premiere. The Rock is riding the wave of that success and seems ready to test the strength of his popularity by taking on a beloved cult classic. As reported...
Via Bloguin Best
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Looks Pretty Badass

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly takes an inside look at Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick The Hateful Eight, an upcoming American Western due out later this year. The movie has been kept pretty hush-hush, but according the, “The film scales down from Tarantino’s last two films, [Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained], going for something more intimate...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Has A Poster

In late January, Gawker posted an article containing a link to the leaked script for Quentin Tarantino’s stagecoach western The Hateful Eight. Tarantino allegedly only gave the script to a handful of people, and in a rage he decided to shelve the movie and sue Gawker. A few months later he decided to withdraw his suit against Gawker, but the fate of his film starring Bruce Dern...
Via Bloguin Best
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’ will utterly charm you

You’re going to love The Battered Bastards of Baseball. Period. Full stop. Inning over. If you’re a baseball fan, this movie will charm you and keep you smiling throughout its 80-minute run time. Boot up your Netflix account, find this movie in the catalog (which shouldn’t be too difficult, since Netflix acquired this film directly), and start streaming it. Maybe you’ve already...
Via The Outside Corner
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Trailer for ‘The Battered Bastards of Baseball’

Earlier this year, we told you about a documentary called The Battered Bastards of Baseball that played at the Sundance Film Festival and was popular with movie bloggers and critics. The film is about the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league team that existed from 1973 to 1977. Two of the well-known names to play for the Mavericks were Jim Bouton and actor Kurt Russell...
Via The Outside Corner
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

'The Battered Bastards of Baseball': Your next favorite baseball movie?

Other than boxing, no sport seems better suited to the movies than baseball. In recent years, that's given us gems like Moneyball, but also duds like Trouble with the Curve.  Does baseball lend itself to film because the game has so much space within the action that can be filled with amusing stories and cinematic moments? Perhaps baseball movies just tap into that feeling we...
Via The Outside Corner
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Crime Comedy 'The Art of the Steal' Stars Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon

Movies about con artists and grifters are big at the moment, and one of the most interesting upcoming releases looks to be The Art of the Steal, starring Kurt Russell and Matt
Via Stack
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

It's plenty cold as men's college soccer heats up

Bundled in coats, gloves and winter hats, the Virginia soccer team gathered in a circle. The players were rubbing their hands to stay warm Thursday when freshman Riggs Lennon walked to the middle of the huddle. It was time for some oratory. He recited the entire speech from the movie ''Miracle on Ice'' in which Kurt Russell, playing the role of coach Herb Brooks, addresses the...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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