Tag Archives: Sports

Ready to Rumble - 1/2*

Brian Robbins directs this wrestling comedy from Steven Brill’s script. Two fans (David Arquette and Scott Caan) travel to the WCW headquarters to help restore their favorite wrestler (Oliver Platt) to the championship. Rose McGowan, Chris Owens, Joe Pantoliano and … Continue reading

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Play it to the Bone - 1/2*

It’s a boxing movie. It’s a road comedy. It’s a love triangle. It’s an utter disaster. It’s Play it to the Bone. Cesar Dominguez (Antonio Banderas) and Vince Boudreau (Woody Harrelson) are best friends, two has-been boxers well past their … Continue reading

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Any Given Sunday - *

Oliver Stone directs this look at the NFL. Al Pacino will star as the coach who pressures a veteran QB (Dennis Quaid) to play hurt, or risk getting replaced by an up-and-coming QB (Jamie Foxx). Elizabeth Berkley will portray Pacino’s … Continue reading

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Mystery, Alaska - * *

Jay Roach directs this hockey comedy about a small Alaskan town whose local team unexpectedly finds itself in a match against the NY Rangers. Russell Crowe stars as the town’s hockey-playing sheriff, and Mary McCormack will portray his wife, and … Continue reading

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For Love of the Game - * * 1/2*

Kevin Costner and baseball…for some reason the two just seem to go together. Costner has only made two prior baseball films (Bull Durham and Field of Dreams), but they rank among the best in his filmography. So seeing Kevin Costner … Continue reading

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Varsity Blues - * *

The high pressure world of high school football is the subject of Varsity Blues, a comedy with the ambition to be a drama, but without the necessary substance. The story takes place in the small town of West Canaan, Texas, … Continue reading

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Without Limits - * * 1/2*

Without Limits is the second biopic of Olympic track athlete Steve Prefontaine (following last year’s Prefontaine). Both films hit all the same bases, and have about the same effect: a modest appreciation, but little understanding of the man. Steve Prefontaine … Continue reading

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BASEketball - * * 1/2*

The first film to take advantage of the South Park craze has hit the big screens. Starring the creators of Comedy Central’s crudely funny animated show, BASEketball is a hamhanded attempt to merge their brand of offbeat insult humor with … Continue reading

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He Got Game - * * 1/2*

Spike Lee tackles the subject of basketball in his new movie, He Got Game. However, this isn’t your traditional basketball movie (in fact, aside from short clips, the game is only played once during the movie). Instead, the film works … Continue reading

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Major League: Back to the Minors - *

Well, you just can’t keep a good franchise down…or a bad one from the looks of it. Major League, a mildly amusing film that stretched for it’s first sequel now returns for a third try. However, with most of the … Continue reading

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