According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into ... See full summary »
To many in bodybuilding, Calum Von Moger is seen as the future of the sport. A 2x Mr. Universe champion, Calum was catapulted into social media stardom. Known for his resemblance to Arnold ... See full summary »
Michael B. Banffy,
In Miami, a dying sport gets a reprieve when a local dog track conjures up a scheme to enlist some former has-been and never-was University of Miami athletes to play Jai-Alai as token requisite to further their parimutuel interests.
A documentary about the circumstances during a party at a University of Florida fraternity that led up to what may or may not have been a rape. Interspersed with actual footage shot by the ... See full summary »
Craig C. DeThomasis,
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Recounting the high-profile doping scandal that rocked Major League Baseball, director Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) takes us into the surreal Miami underworld that provided performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and other star players. They say South Florida is a sunny place for shady people and this is certainly true of steroid peddler Anthony Bosch and his most notorious client, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. While Bosch's medical credentials may be lacking, his storytelling skills are first rate as he hilariously details the rise and fall of his "health clinic", including mob connections, financial chicanery, his cocaine habit, and Rodriguez's eccentric behavior. The documentary plays like a madcap Floridian crime comedy in the vein of Elmore Leonard or the Coen Brothers while it raises serious questions about the ethics of professional sports. Powerful interests would be happy to let this story slip from memory, but Screwball makes it unforgettable.
I know a lot of people will look down on this film because it's not some earnest sad examination of why people are bad or something like that, but it is some absolutely brilliant story telling. Fascinating story that needed to be a movie and so much better than if it had been a feature film. That is in large part to the most creative style or recreation I've seen to date. It's is hilarious, intriguing and draws you in like the best mob or crime movies ever have.
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