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Why Ron Shelton is the Top Sports Movie Director Ever

19 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Often times it takes a director that’s actually been in the position of their actors to really understand the dynamics and what is needed to make the scenes work. Ron Shelton is that kind of man since he played a lot of baseball in the minors as a much younger man. He knows the struggle of getting on that bus and driving for miles to the next game and getting paid almost nothing to play the sport he loves. That’s what makes him such a great director when it comes to making sports movies. Plus, have you seen the man’s

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- Wake

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The Top Five Sports Movie Villains of the 90s

12 June 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The villain is often one of the most important characters for a movie, so it should come as no surprise to learn that a lot of people remember the villains in their favorite movie villains from the 90s. Naturally, different people will have different favorites when it comes to their sports movie villains, which is as true for us as it is for other movie-goers out there. Here are our five favorite sports movie villains of the 90s: Shooter McGavin – Happy Gilmore Happy Gilmore was centered around a man named Happy becoming a golf sensation through his hockey skills,

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- Nat Berman

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‘Tracktown’: Real-Life Olympian Alexi Pappas Makes a Run For Movie Stardom in Sports Comedy — Watch

25 April 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After premiering last year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the coming-of -age sports comedy “Tracktown” is finally making its way to theaters and On Demand next month.

In anticipation of its release, IndieWire has an exclusive clip from the film in which we see the determination of Olympic hopeful Plumb Marigold, played by real-life Olympian Alexi Pappas, despite being forced to take a day off from her hardcore training regime. Plumb is determined to make it onto the Olympic team with absolutely no distractions getting in the way — except perhaps the nice boy who works at the bakery who catches her eye.

Read More: Laff Review: ‘Tracktown’ Is A Different Kind of Sports Movie

The quirky feature, which Pappas co-wrote and co-directed alongside Jeremy Teicher, follows Plumb after a minor injury makes her adjust a rather unforgiving schedule and she finds that her life as an athlete may »

- Juan Diaz

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Five Sports Movie Commentaries Worth Listening To

15 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Commentaries for sports movies are great for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest reasons why, of course, is hearing stories about whatever legendary actor is playing the coach. More often than not, directors are excited to talk about those iconic actors. Want to know how so-and-so gave a famous locker room speech such […]

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- Jack Giroux

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What Is Your Favorite Sports Movie?

3 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I’m excited to introduce a new feature on /Film called “/Answers” where the staff answers a question each week. In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl 51, we thought no better way to start this off with the questions of “What is your favorite sports movie?” I will say this much about the /Film team’s favorite […]

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- Peter Sciretta

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