Eddie the Eagle

Release: Friday, February 26, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Sean Macauley; Simon Kelton Directed by: Dexter Fletcher Eddie the Eagle is a film that wears its heart on its sleeve, and good for it. It’s the kind of movie you really want to stand up and cheer for — and hey, maybe you even have. Did you throw some ofContinue reading “Eddie the Eagle”

Foxcatcher

Release: Friday, November 14, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Written by: E. Max Frye; Dan Futterman  Directed by: Bennett Miller Enigmas like paranoid-schizophrenic John Eleuthère du Pont prove it was prudent for both Steve Carell and the Americanized The Office to bid adieu to one another. Of course, that transition was as much a matter of inevitability as the tragedy weContinue reading “Foxcatcher”

TBT: Munich (2005)

And finally we come to the closing ceremonies of the Olympic theme TBT this February. Thank you all for joining in on the fun, and I hope you have enjoyed the spirit of competitive action for the last couple of weeks. Which TBT was your favorite event? Your least? Any surprises? With one entry leftContinue reading “TBT: Munich (2005)”

TBT: Cool Runnings (1993)

East Tennessee weather, Jamaican me crazy. It’s been unseasonably warm these past couple of days even for our standards. As I’m blogging today I’m sitting outside in shorts and t-shirt in February, and the thought just crossed my mind that today’s entry is twice as appropriate. We have a movie that will not only warmContinue reading “TBT: Cool Runnings (1993)”

TBT: Blades of Glory (2007)

And I guess we are going to switch tones here quickly, by choosing a comedy vehicle for Mr. Will Ferrell for this Thursday. A comedy that has blades. Because that is really the only thing I can say about it that’s mostly positive and truthful; or I could lie and say something really cheesy, like.Continue reading “TBT: Blades of Glory (2007)”

TBT: Miracle (2004)

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are upon our doorsteps. While most of the world’s eyes are going to be set on Sochi and their questionable accommodations, hopefully there will be a few to spare as we push forward into February on TBT. After the polls closed on Facebook in which I askedContinue reading “TBT: Miracle (2004)”

30-for-30: The Price of Gold

Release: Thursday, January 16, 2014 [ESPN] Why? Why? Why. . . .wasn’t there more security in the building at the time of the incident? In this relatively high-profile documentary, we are entreated to an inside look into the lives of two gifted female figure skaters — Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan — and how their worldsContinue reading “30-for-30: The Price of Gold”