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The Bad News Bears (1976) Movie Review

Much like Cape Fear, Bad News Bears is a film that’s embedded into American pop culture.  Whether it be through its 2005 remake or that episode of South Park called “The Losing Edge” which also involved little league baseball, or the fact that the overall plot of the Bad News Bears is like a cheeseburger variation.   1,086 more words

Movie Reviews

What Is This Charade?

So, there we were watching 1980’s Hopscotch, the non-sequel that reunited 1978’s House Calls stars Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson in the same way that 1979’s… 3,230 more words

2014 Richard Linklater Film Festival - Day 7 - Bad News Bears (2005)

Billy Bob Thornton is really funny. He was a revelation in Bad Santa. Who knew back in 1996 when the Arkansas native earned raves for directing, writing and starring in… 481 more words

2014 Richard Linklater Film Festival

My Fellow Americans (1996)

When it comes to comedy, nothing works better than a couple of “old” pros who know the genre. We get just that when Jack Lemmon and James Garner begrudgingly join forces as ex presidents. 455 more words

Daily Take

10 Great Overlooked Comedies

This list covers comedy gems that haven’t received the fame or recognition that, in my opinion, they deserve. They’ve largely been forgotten and dropped out of sight, but need a one-time viewing at least. 919 more words

Movies & TV

Tweepstake 2014 - Day 20

147! No, not snooker. That’s the number of goals scored so far in the World Cup. The total number of goals at the end of the 2010 World Cup was only 145. 392 more words


Close-Up: Bigger Than Life (1956)

Into the world of social conformity and conservativism that came to define 1950s, middle-class America comes Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life, a powerful film that challenges the social mores of the “Leave It to Beaver” decade. 427 more words