Talking Stars Episode 53 Cinema Manager – Sports Heptathlon Draft

NON-Spoiler Show. Continuing the sports blogathon hosted by Kira and Josh, we are going to have ourselves a good old fashion draft to select 7 sports movies to show in a fictional cinema to show over one week to see who gets the most tickets sold, each player will have to pick 7 different sports too. We would like you to come and vote for who you think has made the best team.

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Host – Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Guests

Damien – Riley on Film
Kira – Film and TV 101
Josh – Reffing Movies

The Teams

Damien

  • Nacho Libre
  • Here Comes the Boom
  • Breaking away
  • McFarland USA
  • Kicking and Screaming
  • Rudy
  • Big Blue

Kira

  • Invicitus
  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Rush
  • The Fighter
  • The Wrestler
  • Cool Runnings

Darren

  • Warrior
  • Creed
  • The Crash Reel
  • Dodgeball
  • Gridiron Gang
  • Foxcatcher
  • Shaolin Soccer

Josh

  • Cars
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Remember the Titans
  • Point Break
  • Blades of Glory
  • Escape to Victory
  • The Descent

Author: newguy87

Big Film fan and general entertainment fan

3 thoughts on “Talking Stars Episode 53 Cinema Manager – Sports Heptathlon Draft”

  1. Great show as always! Just for fun, I’m going to try and answer the George Clooney movie (trying to do the time limit equivalent in words):

    Film: Michael Clayton

    Round 1 (film): The movie is almost the anti-Erin Brockovich in that it tells the story of a law firm’s fixer, who stumbles across a massive corporate scandal that is being covered up by his employers that later becomes a murder mystery as well. The story is complex without being confusing, and the story presents three-dimensional characters rather than generic stereotypes. It’s also written and directed by Tony Gilroy, who at this point in his career, seemed to be someone to keep an eye on.

    Round 2 (characters): Michael Clayton is the most nuanced role George Clooney has played to date; the others are all fantastically well played, especially Arthur Edens (Tom Wilkinson), the neurotic attorney whose mental breakdown sets the entire plot in motion, and Karen Crowder (Tilda Swinton) the corporate lawyer who gets in way over her head trying to execute the cover-up. Plus, Sidney Pollack is in it, and he always elevates any film he appears in.

    Round 3 (trash other films)*: Batman and Robin is easily the worst Batman film, and that includes the latest Batman v. Superman. The camp makes the Adam West tv show look like serious art.

    O Brother Where Art Thou? is a Cohen Brothers film that makes the mistake of trying to be art at the same time, and it’s a whole bunch of nothing. In addition, as Kira points out, Clooney couldn’t sing.

    From Dusk Til Dawn is just a Tarantino-wannabe film. It’s also all over the place in terms of tone, suddenly going from a crime film to a vampire film, doing both adequately but not well.

    *I only really believe one of these three opinions, but I do have to rip on all three…

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