Dwayne Johnson is probably at the height of his powers right now. He’s coming off a $53 million opening for San Andreas, the best showing for a movie that he headlined himself. Later this month, his HBO series Ballers will premiere.
The Rock is riding the wave of that success and seems ready to test the strength of his popularity by taking on a beloved cult classic. As reported...
You’re going to love The Battered Bastards of Baseball.
Period. Full stop. Inning over. If you’re a baseball fan, this movie will charm you and keep you smiling throughout its 80-minute run time. Boot up your Netflix account, find this movie in the catalog (which shouldn’t be too difficult, since Netflix acquired this film directly), and start streaming it.
Maybe you’ve already...
Earlier this year, we told you about a documentary called The Battered Bastards of Baseball that played at the Sundance Film Festival and was popular with movie bloggers and critics. The film is about the Portland Mavericks, an independent minor league team that existed from 1973 to 1977. Two of the well-known names to play for the Mavericks were Jim Bouton and actor Kurt Russell...
Other than boxing, no sport seems better suited to the movies than baseball. In recent years, that's given us gems like Moneyball, but also duds like Trouble with the Curve.
Does baseball lend itself to film because the game has so much space within the action that can be filled with amusing stories and cinematic moments? Perhaps baseball movies just tap into that feeling we...
Movies about con artists and grifters are big at the moment, and one of the most interesting upcoming releases looks to be The Art of the Steal, starring Kurt Russell and Matt
January 12, 2014
Bundled in coats, gloves and winter hats, the Virginia soccer team gathered in a circle.
The players were rubbing their hands to stay warm Thursday when freshman Riggs Lennon walked to the middle of the huddle. It was time for some oratory.
He recited the entire speech from the movie ''Miracle on Ice'' in which Kurt Russell, playing the role of coach Herb Brooks, addresses the...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013