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Old 08-25-2013, 11:50 PM
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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42 and the Sandlot.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:47 PM
Location: The city of champions
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The Sandlot and Bad News Bears (original).
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I'll give this much to "42", it's the only biographical baseball film I've seen where it appears the actor could actually play baseball (excepting, of course, "The Jackie Robinson Story" where Jackie played himself). The Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig/Jimmy Piersall/Dizzy Dean/Monty Stratton/Ty Cobb biopics all starred actors who wouldn't crack a lineup on a co-ed softball team. But I found 42 to be quite "Disneyized" - other than the one long scene where Chapman is really laying on the racial epithets, the movie didn't communicate how awful it had to be being Jackie. As a result, Harrison Ford's Branch Rickey is the most memorable character, not Jackie.

I'll watch Field of Dreams, For Love of the Game, Bull Durham, the original Bad News Bears and Major League pretty much anytime they show up on cable. I'd say my favorite among them is Field of Dreams.

However, my favorite baseball movie character is Steve Nebraska. It's a shame The Scout was so uneven. It had hilarious moments in a promising premise at the start, then devolved into some chick-flick mental crisis stuff, and got funny again in the end with the scenes involving Brooks and Steinbrenner.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:05 PM
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I watched Clint Eastwood's Trouble with the Curve (2012) and liked it alot. And it has Amy Adams in it, so it's got that going for it, which is nice.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:27 AM
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Location: Columbia, SC
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Originally Posted by iknowftbll View Post
I have heard good things about 42 as well. I haven't seen it yet.
A very good movie. Not great, but very good. Harrison Ford was excellent in it as was the actor was plaed Jackie Robinson.
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