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  • Review: Moneyball
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    Posted September 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm 5 Comments »
    Moneyball is based on the true story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane and the revolutionary way he began to make personnel decisions in 2002. Adapted from the novel written by Michael Lewis, who also penned the highest grossing sports-themed movie of all time with The Blind Side, it has all the elements of a big hit except it is less reliant on making a powerful emotional attachment. Instead it trades that for a general theme of touting the underdogs and a reliance on statistics an...
  • Review: Warrior
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    Posted September 5th, 2011 at 2:00 pm 5 Comments »
    Despite MMA's rising prominence it has generally been treated as an "underground" sport in films. That changes with Warrior, a movie that takes the familiar inspirational sports story with family conflict and intertwines that with an MMA tournament that carries large significance for the main characters. The fight action is authentic - though obviously some moments and results were played up for dramatic purposes - and in doing so it presents the sport in a legitimate fashion and one that tr...
  • Review: Contagion
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    Posted August 24th, 2011 at 8:45 am 3 Comments »
    An alarming  portrayal of a viral outbreak and its fallout Contagion is essentially a real life horror story - one that very well could prompt concern of a scenario that is unfortunately not far fetched. A fast spreading disease appears out of no where making its way through the population and the movie follows a handful of characters and their different perspectives and circumstances. Expertly orchestrated by director Steven Soderbergh Contagion feels a lot like like an independent fil...
  • Review: 30 Minutes or Less
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    Posted August 13th, 2011 at 7:00 pm 2 Comments »
    30 Minutes or Less takes a more comedic approach to a scenario that tragically took place in 2003 when a pizza delivery man claimed he was abducted and forced to rob a bank while strapped with a bomb that exploded killing him. Though the producers claim there is no connection to that story it is tough to ignore the similarities. Surprisingly however the film doesn't treat the situation itself as a laughing matter. While the character interactions are often funny the underlying severity of th...
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