Movie Review: The Natural – Every Man Has a Weakness

Written by Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry, and Bernard MalamudDirected by Barry Levinson Ah yes, it’s that time of year when hope springs eternal: spring training. What better way to get myself motivated for the next season of baseball than to take in a flick that’s always been one of my favorites: The Natural. There areContinue reading “Movie Review: The Natural – Every Man Has a Weakness”

Movie Review: A League of Their Own – There’s No Crying In Baseball…..

Written by Kim Wilson, Kelly Candaele, Lowell Ganz, and Babaloo MandelDirected by Penny Marshall Having watched movies such as Far From Heaven and Mona Lisa Smile lately, it was very refreshing to pick up the newly released special edition of A League of Their Own. Instead of a film that seems to show how difficultContinue reading “Movie Review: A League of Their Own – There’s No Crying In Baseball…..”

Movie Review: For Love of the Game – December is a Great Time for a Baseball Movie!

Written by Michael Shaara and Dana StevensDirected by Sam Raimi I’ve been a baseball fan all my life, and a diehard Mets fan all that time. There are few films about baseball that don’t speak to me on some level, and For Love of the Game is no exception. Kevin Costner is Billy Chapel, aContinue reading “Movie Review: For Love of the Game – December is a Great Time for a Baseball Movie!”

Ken Burns’ Baseball: We Need a Few More Volumes Now

It’s been a tradition in my house that every year as spring training begins, I break out the Ken Burns documentary, Baseball. I owned it on VHS, then on DVD. Now it’s available streaming. I just wished he had added more volumes with everything that’s gone on since this was first put together. The DVDContinue reading “Ken Burns’ Baseball: We Need a Few More Volumes Now”

A Review of the Movie Bull Durham

Written by Ron SheltonDirected by Ron Shelton I don’t know of anyone who has a true love of baseball that doesn’t love this movie. In my opinion, it’s the best movie ever made about the sport. Ron Shelton is the writer and director of this romantic comedy centering around the Durham Bulls minor league baseballContinue reading “A Review of the Movie Bull Durham”

Life, Death, Murder, Intrigue and The Mets! – A Review of the Movie Frequency

Written by Toby EmmerichDirected by Gregory Hoblit I’ve been a Mets fan my whole life. When they won the World Series in 1986, the company I was working for at the time treated it like a holiday for me, that’s how big Mets fan I am. So it should come as no surprise that IContinue reading “Life, Death, Murder, Intrigue and The Mets! – A Review of the Movie Frequency”