“Baseball was proof positive that democracy was real. A baseball box score after all, is a democratic thing. It doesn’t say how big you are, or what religion you follow it does not know how you voted, or the color of your skin, it simply states what kind of ballplayer you were on any particular day.”
The Film Board gathers to take on this weekend’s new release, “42”. This Jackie Robinson biopic comes with some misgivings, not the least of which comes in writer-director Brian Helgeland’s script. The Board is moved somewhere between “stark and emotionless” to “Lifetime Movie of the Week” with this entry into cinema baseball-dom, with a few noted highlights: Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie offer stand-out performances in this otherwise middling sports fare. Join Andy Nelson, Steve Sarmento, Mike Evans, and Pete Wright for a conversation about baseball, great movie posters, and a little bit of Windows 8. Because of Andy.