Tag Archives: Sports

The Boxer - * * *

Director Jim Sheridan teams up again with Daniel Day-Lewis for another Irish saga. But this one, while enjoyable, doesn’t quite live up to their prior films. Young “Danny Boy” Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) was a promising boxer in Belfast. His life … Continue reading

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Double Team - 1/2*

Dennis Rodman may be an intriguing personality on the basketball court, but his initial foray into the movies proves he should stay out. Double Team is a fairly standard Jean-Claude Van Damme action flick. As with Hard Target and Maximum … Continue reading

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The 6th Man - * 1/2*

The 6th Man is a rather tired sports comedy which starts out promising, but stumbles badly. Antoine and Kenny Tyler (Kadeem Hardison and Marlon Wayans) are two basketball playing brothers on the University of Washington’s team. Antoine is the eldest, … Continue reading

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Prefontaine - * * 1/2*

Prefontaine is a bio-pic of long distance runner Steve Prefontaine that is interesting, but never quite captures his essence. Jared Leto stars as Pre, an unusual runner who suceeds more with sheer will than natural talent. Although not built like … Continue reading

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Space Jam - * 1/2*

There’s surprisingly little amusement in this mixed animation-live action basketball flick. The story begins with an alien amusement park, Moron Mountain, run by the evil alien capitalist Swackhammer (voiced by Danny DeVito). His park is falling apart, and he decides … Continue reading

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When We Were Kings - * * *

When We Were Kings is an intriguing documentary about the 1974 heavyweight championship fight in Zaire between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Focusing primarily on Ali, it briefly recaps his early career and then it turns to cover this pivotal … Continue reading

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Tin Cup - * * * 1/2*

Very engaging golf-themed romantic-comedy. Kevin Costner is Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, a golf pro at a small West Texas driving range, never having hit the big time. His life changes when he meets Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a therapist … Continue reading

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Eddie - * 1/2*

Lackluster basketball comedy doesn’t have anything inventive or unusual to say. Whoopi Goldberg stars as Eddie, a limo driver by day, and a rabid New York Knicks fan. The Knicks’ new owner, Wild Bill (Frank Langella), is on the lookout … Continue reading

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