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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Paul Giamatti, a Baseball Commissioner’s Son, Makes His Own Calls - The New York Times

I didn’t know he was the former Commissioner’s son.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 26, 2016 at 08:21 AM | 37 comment(s)
  Beats: commissioners, movies

Friday, May 06, 2016

Good news, we found The Bad News Bears for their 40th anniversary

Catching up with the Bad News Bears.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 06, 2016 at 08:27 AM | 30 comment(s)
  Beats: movies

Sunday, April 17, 2016

WGN: Kevin Costner Wants to Make a Movie About the Cubs

Costner, who starred in two of the most famous baseball movies ever, “Bull Durham” and “Field of Dreams,” told King he is hoping to make another.

“I’ve got one more in me,” Costner said.

When King pressed him to elaborate, the actor replied, “It has to do with the Cubs.”

Costner said he wasn’t sure if he’d follow through on the project, but said “I’ve got to get it written.”

McCoy Posted: April 17, 2016 at 11:34 AM | 56 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, movies

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Vulture: Everybody Wants Some!! Is Effortless Fun.

The time is late August, 1980, when an agreeable 18-year-old named Jake (Blake Jenner) arrives at Texas Southern University, where he’ll be pitching on the baseball team. His “dorm” is a ramshackle house for fellow baseball players, and the atmosphere in those few days before classes and games begin is loose. The looseness is deceptive, though, because even as these athletes devote most of their waking hours to chasing women (with one practice session), they’re taking one another’s measure: preening, boasting, faking (but not really) aggression. Then there’s another, quieter source of tension. Each sequence begins with a time stamp denoting the number of days, hours, and minutes until classes begin, which adds a note of unease — an extension of the feeling of the last days of high school in Dazed and Confused. Now the men will truly be separated from the boys.

I saw the film on Friday, and was frankly surprised by just how much baseball there was in it—and how well Linklater nails the dynamics of a competitive, amateur ball team. A feature: there is no big game, no pressure pitch, no dramatic home run. Not his best movie by any stretch (and more aggressively male than Dazed & Confused), but it was worth my twelve bucks.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: April 16, 2016 at 04:07 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: college baseball, movies, nostalgia

Monday, March 28, 2016

‘Fastball’ Review: Jonathan Hock’s Thrilling Baseball Doc | Variety

Somehow the writer didn’t get around to bashing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in his review.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 28, 2016 at 09:11 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: documentaries, movies

 

 

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