42

April 14, 2013
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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…

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The Sandlot

March 1, 2013
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There’s something about memories of childhood and baseball that seem to go hand in hand. Perhaps it’s the tradition of baseball — it feels as tied into good ol’ Americana as much as fireworks on the Fourth of July or hot apple pie, things that can certainly define childhood memories. Perhaps it’s just that it…

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Moneyball

February 22, 2013
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It’s spring training season again, and we’re back to discuss more baseball movies! In 2011, Bennett Miller directed Moneyball, a fascinating film — one of our favorites — that details the 2002 season of the Oakland A’s, and particularly how General Manager Billy Beane decided to use a new statistical approach nicknamed moneyball to buy players,…

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Field of Dreams

May 10, 2012
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It’s the end of our baseball series, movie fans, and what a better way to end it than by talking about Phil Alden Robinson’s fantastic fantasy film from 1989, “Field of Dreams.”

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Bull Durham

May 4, 2012
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It’s time for more 80s baseball movies, ladies and gentlemen! This week, we’re talking about Bull Durham, Ron Shelton’s 1988 tribute to the minor leagues. If there ever was a film to compare religion to baseball to sex, this would be that film.

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Major League

April 27, 2012
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We’re pulling a switcheroo and flipflopping that with 1989’s baseball comedy classic, “Major League.”  Sure, it’s a bit dated, but man, it’s still a fun and funny film.

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The Natural

April 20, 2012
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Baseball. Just like apple pie, it’s an intrinsic part of America. Movies about baseball, on the other hand, didn’t really become popular forms of entertainment until 1984’s “The Natural”, which is what we’re talking about this week.

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