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Author Topic: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???  (Read 11066 times)

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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #350 on: Today at 12:08:07 PM »
Two Popes is great.

English game is decent. Worth a watch.

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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #351 on: Today at 01:06:33 PM »
To ger away from Covid, I was watching the replay of Duke Butler, and lo and behold the cut into the last couple minutes with the President...grrrr. Oh, and I still dislike Jon Scheyer.

I was rewatching "Guru of Go" yesterday. Hank had just died and the NCAA Tournament was starting when they broke in to air the propaganda hour.  Grrr!

My first time at LMU I walked out to the spot where Hank collapsed and just looked up at the "Hank's House" banner remembering that whole time (my HS number was 44, partially chosen for Hank). I had to explain the whole thing to our players.
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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #352 on: Today at 01:24:58 PM »
The Athletic came out with a top 100 list of sports movies.

Many, many good ones. Some glaring omissions. Not a fan of the order.

Some I would add include "89 Blocks" "All The Right Moves" "Victory" a handful or more other ones. Many might not have seen the documentary "89 Blocks" which is the number of streets in East St. Louis and the story of their highly successful football program during tough off the field circumstances.

https://theathletic.com/1703442/2020/03/30/the-athletics-top-100-sports-movies?source=shared-article

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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #353 on: Today at 01:56:27 PM »
The Athletic came out with a top 100 list of sports movies.

Many, many good ones. Some glaring omissions. Not a fan of the order.

Some I would add include "89 Blocks" "All The Right Moves" "Victory" a handful or more other ones. Many might not have seen the documentary "89 Blocks" which is the number of streets in East St. Louis and the story of their highly successful football program during tough off the field circumstances.

https://theathletic.com/1703442/2020/03/30/the-athletics-top-100-sports-movies?source=shared-article

I saw this. It was a conversation starter, a relaxing way to waste an hour.

To me, the most glaring omission was The Naked Gun, which IMHO had more hilarious baseball scenes than any movie ever.

FWIW (not much), I did a similar list (though only top 10) for publication way back in 2001. I had Hoop Dreams at No. 1, Raging Bull at 2 and Rocky at 5. (The Athletic had them at 3, 2 and 1, respectively.)

The only film since 2001 that I know for sure would have cracked my top 10 was The Wrestler. Mickey Rourke not winning the Oscar that year was a crime -- hell, even the guy who won it (Sean Penn, for Milk) said Rourke should have.
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shoothoops

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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #354 on: Today at 03:38:38 PM »
I saw this. It was a conversation starter, a relaxing way to waste an hour.

To me, the most glaring omission was The Naked Gun, which IMHO had more hilarious baseball scenes than any movie ever.

FWIW (not much), I did a similar list (though only top 10) for publication way back in 2001. I had Hoop Dreams at No. 1, Raging Bull at 2 and Rocky at 5. (The Athletic had them at 3, 2 and 5, respectively.)

The only film since 2001 that I know for sure would have cracked my top 10 was The Wrestler. Mickey Rourke not winning the Oscar that year was a crime -- hell, even the guy who won it (Sean Penn, for Milk) said Rourke should have.

Many good ones with their list. 89 Blocks gets a high rec from me, especially if you enjoyed "Hoop Dreams".....I recommend the book by Kevin Horrigan entitled "The Right Kind of Heroes" to go along with it.

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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #355 on: Today at 06:56:20 PM »
Many good ones with their list. 89 Blocks gets a high rec from me, especially if you enjoyed "Hoop Dreams".....I recommend the book by Kevin Horrigan entitled "The Right Kind of Heroes" to go along with it.

Thanks, shoot. I had never heard of 89 Blocks. I'll have to try to check it out (and the book too).
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Re: What are you watching in 2020 (or re-watching)???
« Reply #356 on: Today at 07:16:18 PM »
Thanks, shoot. I had never heard of 89 Blocks. I'll have to try to check it out (and the book too).

Yep. The book covers both the 1990 and 1991 seasons. The central figure is Bob Shannon, (the school, program and city) their legendary coach a few decades that had an 85% winning percentage.

"89 Blocks" the movie covers the 2016 season under coach Darren Sunkett.

No spoilers from me about how they go but it's worth the time. 👍

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