Tag: sports

Over the Top [1987]

This whole film can be summarised with the following photo and long sentence: A truck-driving Sly Stallone rekindles a relationship with his estranged, spoilt, military-school attending thirteen-year-old son,…

Grudge Match [2013]

When did old man become a genre? Was it Grumpy Old Men [1993]? The Bucket List [2007][1]? Last Vegas [2013] I don’t get it. Who wants to watch…

Gongfu Guanlan (Kung Fu Dunk) [2008]

I’ve been generally banging on about how Gongfu Guanlan (Kung Fu Dunk) (formerly Slam Dunk – but they had to change it because of the popular manga) is…

Sunset Park [1996]

Sunset Park, also known as Coach (the most uninspiring film title for a sports film about a coach) suffers from the same lack of focus as the title…

Celtic Pride [1996]

A very early Judd Apatow written film, Celtic Pride tells the story of staunch lifetime Boston Celtics fans primary school gym coach Mike O’Hara (Daniel Stern) and his…

Thunderstruck [2012]

Not to be confused with the horrendous-looking 2004 Australian film (I say looking because I didn’t, and won’t, see it), this really horrendous family film starring Kevin Durant…

The Colo[u]r of Money [1986]

This isn’t much of a review, but then again it isn’t much of a film. Basically, Martin Scorsese, in a rare prophetic case of one of his early…

Poolhall Junkies [2002]

Written, Directed and Starring Mars Callahan (whom you probably haven’t heard of), this, his second film was surprisingly competent and actually really good. Johnny (Callahan) is a 16…