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  • Brian's Song

    Brian's Song

    ★★★

    While I have plenty to chose from while compiling my list of films for the Baseball marathon, Football was much more scarce, for whatever reason. I have often wondered what it was about the sport of football that makes it so much harder to film, so much harder to tell a story around. Is it the action that makes it difficult? Is it the popularity? Football has long been pushing baseball for most popular in the United States, having likely…

  • Paper Lion

    Paper Lion

    ★★★

    Okay, let’s get back on track. This football marathon was meant to take me right up through the football season and here we are already well into both college and pro seasons and I’ve just barely gotten started! While it has been a busy summer for me, I have to say Paper Lion was one of the more intriguing titles on my list for a few reasons. First, George Plimpton, who wrote the book about his experiences trying out to…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Everything we've seen to this point in either Batman or Superman movies is one simple fact: they're good superheroes. Anyone familiar with these characters knows their backstories, knows their accolades. With decades of content behind them, I think it is fair to say these are beloved good guys in print, television, and cinema. Each has had it's exemplary vehicle, though ask fans and I'm sure their favorites are not the same. For me, the Christopher Nolan Batman movies are my…

  • The Good Dinosaur

    The Good Dinosaur

    ★★★

    It seems rare to receive two Disney/Pixar films in the same calendar year. Since I can remember it has been my tradition to celebrate my June birthday with the release of the latest in the line of great Pixar films, but this year, we get an added treat of a fall, Holiday Pixar release, The Good Dinosaur. And while it could, and has been, argued that Pixar has declined with its recent releases, not releasing great work as consistently as…