To do a classic movie review of a movie as well crafted of a story so well known as Miracle seems foolish. In all likelihood I’m not going to tell you anything you don’t already know. So instead join me on a journey through Miracle as if we were sitting the same couch enjoying Walt Disney pictures spectacularly told true story of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team. Continue reading
PCU, became a seminal movie in my life immediately when I was introduced to it in 1995. Ever since it has spawned innumerable conversations, rabid quoting, influenced life decisions and cemented instantaneous friendships. But why is a sports blog reviewing PCU you ask? Well we will delve deeply into the intramural ultimate frisbee finals, so that will cover the sports angle, I’m only half kidding. In reality here we are 3 days after the Super Bowl, and there is very little to say except Seattle dominated. I don’t watch enough basketball or hockey to articulately comment about either’s current happenings. The Olympics don’t start til this weekend. And the Red Sox don’t report for spring training for 12=1 more days. So the best question to really ask is, why NOT PCU? Continue reading
To do a classic review of a movie that is as bad as The Replacements seems silly. Instead, take a quick trip down memory lane with me and enjoy The Replacements as if I were watching it with me and appreciate all my sarcasm and wit!
My notes don’t cover the plot in total, so as a quick refresher. The NFL, I mean professional football league, player’s association is striking. There are 4 games left in the season and the owners are going to bring in replacement players. The movie focuses on the Washington Redskins, I mean Sentinels. The Sentinels need to win 3 of 4 games to make the playoffs, something they haven’t done in 7 seasons. Continue reading
To do a classic review of Varsity Blues seems silly, for every reason. Instead, take a quick trip down memory lane with me, enjoy Varsity Blues as if I were watching it with you and appreciate all my sarcasm and wit!
My notes don’t cover the plot so as a quick refresher. High School Texas football is like a religious experience for most. Some pursue the great escape, but most are happy to revel in the limelight that is a state title. This makes state title winning coaches into Gods. This is the story about when the players turned against the God. That sounds way more complex than it is, trust me, this is no Any Given Sunday/Hamlet comparative piece. Continue reading
In most of my movie reviews I poke fun at sports movies that I love, and I totally intend to do that along the way with Any Given Sunday, but as I was watching I realized that the monologues, soliloquies, the pacing and the overall structure are extremely Shakespearean. So if you are only interested in the jokes read the black portions. If the idea that Oliver Stone patterned a football movie from a Shakespearean tragedy and to find out which one, read the red portions. I hope that I convey my thoughts well enough that you’ll enjoy both. Continue reading
My notes do cover the plot and even elaborate on a few things I never noticed before, but I think contribute a great amount of unintentional comedy and political metaphor to a movie that subsidized most of the script with steroids, montages and sight gags. So lets enjoy Rocky IV – The Musical1 Continue reading
- That’s my title, not the official title. [↩]
In 1986 there was a little film released that highlighted the world of BMX racing and that film was Rad. Yes, that is the title, as well as an apt description of the film. You probably didn’t see Rad. Almost no one did in theaters, but once released to the rental shops of the world it became a cult classic and spent the next 2 years as a top 10 rental. I like to think that my childhood chum Drew and I heavily contributed to this ranking as we rented Rad seemingly every weekend. Continue reading