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SXSW Review: Critical Thinking

Telling the true story of the 1998 Miami Jackson High School chess team who used their skills to compete in the state championships, Critical Thinking -- starring and directed by John Leguizamo -- is a compelling biopic-sports-movie looking...

 
 
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Review: The Way Back

There's something that intrinsically hooks into humans about sports. We get invested. Some of may not care bout sports in general but you put Rudy or Remember the Titans on and we're all fans. What I'm saying is there's a baseline for ...

 
 
 
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Review: Inside Game

2007 marked a time of change. Steve Jobs introduced us to the original iPhone, thereby enslaving us in perpetuity to a tiny screen. NASA launched Phoenix, a spacecraft that landed on the north pole of Mars to test habitability and to rese...

 
 
 
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Review: Maiden

Every three years since 1973, there’s a worldwide yacht race. Now known as the Volvo Ocean Race, it was originally called the Whitbread Round the World Race. The grueling ordeal takes about nine months to complete, divided into multip...

 
 
 
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Space Jam 2 and LeBron's next stage

It’s been a rough season for LeBron James. His Lakers missed the playoffs by a wide margin (this will be the first time since the 2004-05 season that James won’t appear in the postseason), and now his Space Jam 2 movie...

 
 
 
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Review: Screwball

America’s national pastime was in a tight spot in the late nineties. Coming off a strike during the 1994-95 season, attendance and viewership were low and Major League Baseball was concerned. Then, like a couple of caped avengers swoo...

 
 
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Review: Fighting With My Family

In case you didn't know, I happen to be a wrestling fan. As I learned about the release of the film Fighting With My Family I was ecstatic. The world of professional wrestling is already larger than life and some of the stories of its ...

 
 
 
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Space Jam 2 is confirmed to begin filming this summer

This isn't really that big a deal to anyone, but Space Jam 2 will begin filming this summer according to Lebron James. We knew it was coming soon so filming had to start soon. They've actually got a decent director helming it in T...

 
 
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Review: Creed II

Rocky is not only one of the greatest sports movies ever, it is one of the greatest films ever. It was a dramatic, gritty, and surprisingly grounded film that redefined the genre, established now common tropes, and basically created th...

 
 
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See Creed II early and free

I'm not sure what to think about Creed II. Is it going to be the dramatic and stunningly good drama that Creed was or are we going full Rocky III here and just turning the franchise into boxing ridiculousness. It's hard to tell, a...

 
 
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Second trailer for Creed II lands all the right punches

When we learned that Creed II would be about Ivan Drago's son challenging Adonis Creed's son to rematch I rolled my eyes so hard I got bruises like Rock after a match. That kind of plot sounded straight out of the later Rock...

 
 
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This Venom-ESPN commercial is completely idiotic

It's always an accomplishment when marketing teams are able to fit in so much stupid in just around 30 seconds, but this new commercial for Venom and ESPN might just take the proverbial cake. Depicting ESPN personalities&nbs...

 
 
 
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Review: Rock Rubber 45s

“Entrepreneur” only begins to describe the life and career of Robert “Bobbito” Garcia. At 50 years old, he’s experienced stints at jobs that people strive for most of their working lives. His life and work ex...

 
 
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Sandlot prequel in development with original creator

It looks like The Sandlot might be getting an actual, released in theaters prequel. Deadline is reporting that the original's writer/director, David Mickey Evans is co-writing a script with Austin Reynolds. While the plot hasn't been o...

 
 
 
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LeBron James takes on the NCAA in upcoming documentary

One of the world’s biggest athletes just got done carrying his team into the NBA finals for his eighth (8!) straight finals appearance against one of the most dominant teams in the long history of the NBA. With the season at an end, L...

 
 
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See The Miracle Season early and free

Sports movies. They make us feel good. That should probably happen with The Miracle Season, in which a volleyball team comes together after a tragedy to win the big championship game (or maybe not, I'm just assuming that's how it ends). Wan...

 
 
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Review: Battle of the Sexes

I'm a sucker for period pieces they serve as one of the best ways for a history buff like myself to sink into the feeling and setting of pivotal moments in history. They also serve as great high water marks to see how far we've come since ...

 
 
 
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Review: Chuck

Certain movies have the seeds of a much better movie sown through them. Usually these movies are a little bit of a mess, with a jumble of tones and scenes and characters, some working better than others. The stuff that works is so good that...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See Hands of Stone early and free

Roberto Duran might not be the household name he once was, but the boxer led one of the most interesting careers in the sport. Now, as with all great boxers, there's a movie about him and you can see it first. We've got passes to screenings...

 
 
 
 
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Justin Lin to direct Space Jam 2 with Lebron James

Holy mother of pearl, it's happening. It's really happening. We're about to return to the Jam and Lebron James is coming with us (also Justin Lin). THR is reporting that the basketball star is set to star in the Looney Toons sequel with Lin...

 
 
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See Concussion early and free

I'm not sure why, but Will Smith's performance in Concussion is flying a bit under the radar. Yes, he's getting nominations, but no one is considering him a contender and they really should be. Don't believe me? Check out the film for ...

 
 
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30 for 30 does Rocky IV

A few week's ago College Humor brought us a parody of ESPN's 30 for 30 programming by creating a hilarious short on Angels in the Outfield. It worked and it worked well. It looks like they'll be continuing the series as we now have a 3...

 
 
 
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ESPN 30 for 30: Angels in the Outfield

While I don't necessarily like baseball, I really like the idea of baseball, especially documentaries about baseball. That goes for pitching docs like Fastball and Knuckleball, as well as underdog stories like The Battered Bastards of Baseb...

 
 
 




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SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 
 
 
 
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