Looking back on all my interviews preparing the book The Voices of Baseball, one particular memory would apply to tonight’s game in Dodger Stadium. Dave Wills of the Tampa Bay Rays, on the morning of Game 7 of the 2008 ALCS, noticed his broadcast partner, Andy Freed feeling a bit melancholy, knowing they were playing a Red Sox team which recent history had spelled improbable comebacks...
Great moments… are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here, tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned here tonight. One game. -Kurt Russell (as Herb Brooks), Miracle It’s hard to know who Kurt Russell/Herb Brooks was addressing in this speech. Some scholars maintain it was the 1980 U.S. Men’s Hockey Team, […]
Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will hit theaters on Christmas Day. Set in Wyoming several years after the Civil War, the movie stars Kurt Russell as bounty hunter John Ruth, also known
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly takes an inside look at Quentin Tarantino’s latest flick The Hateful Eight, an upcoming American Western due out later this year. The movie has been kept pretty hush-hush, but according the EW.com, “The film scales down from Tarantino’s last two films, [Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained], going for something more intimate...
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
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...
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