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The Genius of Roger Moore's On Screen Combat Scenes

From The Saint to the James Bond franchise, the late Sir Roger Moore knew how to make the best of his moderate martial arts abilities. He also wrote extensively about self-defense for a children's book in 1966.
Sarah Kurchak
5.24.17
Fightland
Fightland

'The Fits' and the Evolution of Boxing in Art

A new independent film that was released this year is the most exciting thing that has happened to the esthetic appreciation of boxing in a very long time.
Sarah Kurchak
12.7.16
Fightland
Fightland

Fight Fan Review: “Bleed For This”

A powerful depiction of one of boxing’s best comeback stories sends mixed messages.
Nick Wong
11.24.16
sportsflicks
sportsflicks

Cuckolding, Roster Construction, October: Watching 'Major League' in 2016

When 'Major League' was released in 1989, Cleveland was only halfway through an epic championship drought. Surprisingly, the movie still feels fresh.
Tom Keiser
10.7.16
sportsflicks
sportsflicks

Revisiting "Paper Lion," the Greatest Movie Ever Made About NFL Preseason

In 1963, George Plimpton went to training camp with the Detroit Lions and wrote a book about it. In 1967, with Alan Alda subbed for Plimpton, it became a movie.
Tom Keiser
9.2.16
Fightland
Fightland

The Time John Huston Threw Down with Errol Flynn

The fistfight was such a sensation that some papers pushed news of Mussolini’s death back to page two.
Nolan Moore
8.25.16
Film
Film

Watching "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "Bad News Bears," Richard Linklater's Baseball Movies

Richard Linklater's latest, "Everybody Wants Some!!" is a baseball movie with almost no baseball in it. It's great, and so nothing like his other baseball effort.
Tom Keiser
4.25.16
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sportsflicks

"The Bronze" Is A Funny, Mean Movie About Gymnastics, And No One Saw It

There would be a narrow market for even the sappiest movie about a faded Olympics gymnast. "The Bronze" isn't that movie. It's weird, mean, dark—and pretty funny.
Tom Keiser
3.22.16
sportsflicks
sportsflicks

The Thrill Of Defeat, Or An Evening At "Eddie The Eagle"

The new film about Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, legendarily shitty ski-jumper and comic hero of the 1988 Winter Olympics, is not a hit. But it is surprisingly fun.
Tom Keiser
3.3.16
sportsflicks
sportsflicks

Re-Watching "Over The Top" Ahead Of Stallone's Oscar Moment

Sylvester Stallone is nominated for an Academy Award for his (very good!) performance in "Creed." Naturally, we went back to watch his bad 1987 arm-wrestling movie.
Tom Keiser
2.26.16
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Fightland

Kid Yamaka: Fightland Specialsranslation

In this deeply human story, Emmy-nominated director Matt Ogens profiles up-and-coming boxer Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman and explores Wohlman's troubled background in Los Angeles.
Fightland Staff
2.24.16
Film
Film

Talking With Stephen Hopkins, Director Of "Race"

A conversation with the director of the new film "Race" on Jesse Owens' iconic run at the 1936 Olympics, bringing history to life, and sports as psychology lesson.
Pete Croatto
2.18.16