Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "baseball"

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game **** (1949, Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Jules Munshin) – Classic Movie Review 5900

Director Busby Berkeley’s 1949 MGM musical about the misadventures of a baseball team that features the noted ball-playing skills of shortstop Frank Sinatra and second baseman Gene Kelly is a whole lot of good fun. […]

Aug, 11

The Bad News Bears *** (1976, Walter Matthau, Tatum O’Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten, Jackie Earle Haley) – Classic Movie Review 4171

The Good News is that this big hit proved good news for talented director Michael Ritchie, the maker of Downhill Racer, Prime Cut, The Candidate and Smile. Walter Matthau stars in this likeable 1976 comedy as grouchy old baseball […]

Aug, 14

The Rookie **** (2002, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Griffiths, Brian Cox, Jay Hernandez, Beth Grant) – Classic Movie Review 4114

Director John Lee Hancock’s 2002 movie is a warm-hearted, expertly done, fact-based Disney drama about a Texas former professional baseball player called Jim Morris. He is a Texas high school chemistry teacher and coach of the […]

Aug, 01

The Natural **** (1984, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger and Barbara Hershey, Wilford Brimley, Robert Prosky) – Classic Movie Review 4071

Still in his golden boy era, Robert Redford stars as captain of the all-star actor team that director Barry Levinson has recruited for his 1984 comedic and mystical sports drama fable about a Thirties baseball […]

Jul, 24

Everybody Wants Some!! **** (2016, Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman) – Movie Review

Blake Jenner stars as freshman Jake who joins a group of daft college baseball players enjoying the good life in the couple of days before term begins in Richard Linklater’s 1980-set college comedy. Linklater may be old now […]

May, 14

A League of Their Own *** (1992, Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Jon Lovitz, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell) – Classic Movie Review 3134

An excellent comedy drama idea about the founding of the All-American Girls’ Baseball League in 1943 when the men were away at war comes close to being chucked away in this popular high-profile 1992 movie. […]

Dec, 06

Bull Durham **** (1988, Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon) – Classic Movie Review 2732

Writer-director Ron Shelton’s 1988 sports comedy drama finally did the trick for Kevin Costner, who hits a home run and shoots to stardom as Crash Davis, a cynical, veteran baseball catcher taken on by North […]

Jul, 22

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