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Director David Yates leaves the Harry Potter Franchise behind for the time being and gives us The Legend of Tarzan, and enjoyable boys own adventure. In this day and age of big budget action cinema mainly consisting of super hero movies, it’s a nice change to have an old fashioned hero, albeit update for a 21st Century audience. Unfortunately, although having an abundance of CGI and action, I think the film’s ,downfall at the box office could be due to old fashioned nature of the film, which for this viewer is what raised it form just a typical action/adventure. More in line with Joe Johnston’s Hidalgo than Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Legend of Tarzan is one of better big budget action movies...
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March 30, 1970. Racing champion Secretariat was born.
After Citation in 1948, Secretariat became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years and became the stuff of legend.
New York Post columnist Larry Merchant said:
“Secretariat is the kind of Big Horse that makes grown men weep, even when they are flint-hearted bettors, even when he goes off at 1-10. He is the apparently unflawed hunk of beauty and beast they search for doggedly in the racing charts every day, and never seemed to find. His supporters rhapsodize over him as though he is a four-legged Nureyev, extolling virtues of his musculature, his grace, his urine specimens.” If he were to lose the Belmont, Merchant warned, “the country may turn sullen and mutinous.”
As of 2015, only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015).
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