Two basketball movies that seem similar, but couldn't be farther apart.
"The Warren Beatty film has received a gentle critical wind in the ensuing years, remembered more for its groundbreaking violence than for any of the many nominated performances. In retrospect, its not a bad film, but it's not a classic, either. The main thing it lacks is a cohesive story that's not real accurate with any amount of character development. "
CoolPapaE: When I heard the recent announcement that Robert Redford was retiring from acting, I thought, what better time than now for us to discuss one of the best actors of his generation: Gene Hackman. Of course you agreed. Hackman has been a favorite of yours, mine and Roger Ebert as far back as … Continue reading Adams and Jefferson on Movies: Gene Hackman
Live action comedy films are inexpensive to make but they are incredibly hard to master. It's a generally accepted axiom that there is no generally accepted axiom as to what is universally funny. That said, most makers of comedy barely even try. Whether it's the rancid Scary Movie franchise, Tim Matheson's Animal House / Meatballs … Continue reading Cool Papa E’s Favorite Comedy Films of All Time
First Blood - 1982 Directed by Ted Kotcheff Starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna, David Caruso, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Chris Mulkey Written by Michael Kozoll, William Sackheim, Sylvester Stallone based on the novel by David Morrell There was a time when Stallone didn't need 32 costars to carry a film. In the case of First Blood, he … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: First Blood