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DVD/Stream of the Week: UNDEFEATED – an Oscar winner you haven’t seen

With football season (finally) approaching, it’s time for a Feel Good, Oscar-winning story set on the gridiron. The extraordinary documentary Undefeated begins with a high school football coach addressing his team: Let’s see now. Starting right guard shot and no … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: hang ten this summer!

Let’s go surfin’ now Everybody’s learning how Come on and safari with me It’s a great time for the two most awesome and gnarly surfing movies, the documentaries Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants. Step Into Liquid (2003): We see … Continue reading

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coming up on TV: DOWNHILL RACER

On September 2, Turner Classic Movies is airing 1970’s Downhill Racer, set in the world of competitive Alpine skiing. Robert Redford plays a handsome and talented, but insolent, ski star with daddy issues and a tendency to self-sabotage. As he … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: hang ten this summer!

Let’s go surfin’ now Everybody’s learning how Come on and safari with me It’s a great time for the two most awesome and gnarly surfing movies, the documentaries Step Into Liquid and Riding Giants. Step Into Liquid (2003): We see … Continue reading

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DVD/Stream of the Week: Undefeated – an Oscar winner you haven’t seen

The extraordinary documentary Undefeated begins with a high school football coach addressing his team: Let’s see now. Starting right guard shot and no longer in school.  Starting middle linebacker shot and no longer in school. Two players fighting right in … Continue reading

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Chasing Mavericks: awesome waves, OK movie

Chasing Mavericks is the true story of Santa Cruz teen surfing prodigy Jay Moriarty being mentored by a veteran surfer so he can challenge Mavericks, the mythic surf spot near Half Moon Bay, California.  Moriarty was a kid left with … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Night and the City

On July 15, Turner Classic Movies is showing the under appreciated film noir classic Night in the City (1950). Richard Widmark is superb as a loser who tries to corner the pro wrestling business in post-war London – and, as … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Fat City

Turner Classic Movies is broadcasting the under appreciated Fat City (1972) on June 18.  Stacy Keach plays a boxer on the slide, his skills unraveled by his alcoholism. He inspires a kid (a very young Jeff Bridges), who becomes a … Continue reading

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Coming Up on TV: Pigskin Parade

Football fans may be interested in the silly comedy Pigskin Parade because it shows how college football was played in 1936.  It airs on Turner Classic Movies on April 22. Like many sports movies, Pigskin Parade ends with a climactic … Continue reading

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Coming up on TV: Night and the City

On March 25, Turner Classic Movies is showing the under appreciated film noir classic Night in the City (1950).  Richard Widmark is superb as a  loser who tries to corner the pro wrestling business in post-war London – and, as … Continue reading

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