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Bull Durham, a review by Antares

Bull Durham

Year: 1988
Film Studio: Orion Pictures, Mount Company
Genre: Sports, Comedy, Romance
Length: 108 Min.

Ron Shelton (1945)

Ron Shelton (1945)...Written By

Mark Burg
Charles Hirschhorn
David V. Lester
Thom Mount (1948)

Bobby Byrne

Michael Convertino (1953)...Composer

Kevin Costner (1955) as Crash Davis
Susan Sarandon (1946) as Annie Savoy
Tim Robbins (1958) as Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh
Trey Wilson (1948) as Joe Riggins
Robert Wuhl (1951) as Larry Hockett
William O'Leary (1957) as Jimmy
David Neidorf as Bobby
Danny Gans (1956) as Deke

       The late eighties saw the release of some of the best sports movies ever made. In a span of five years Hoosiers, The Natural, Eight Men Out, Field of Dreams, Major League and Bull Durham Davis (Kevin Costner), Ebby Calvin LaLoosh (Tim Robbins), a newly signed bonus baby pitcher for the Durham Bulls, was blessed by the gods with a thunderbolt for a right arm. Unfortunately, he hits the strike zone as frequently as a real thunderbolt strikes the same place on earth twice. Davis is a journeyman catcher who has bounced around the minor leagues his whole career and is traded to the Bulls as . His sole purpose with the Bulls is to give LaLoosh the guidance and instruction needed to help graduate up to is truly her soul mate and that she really is in love with him. She too will have to be guided by , before she can also graduate to the big league of a lasting meaningful relationship.

       A first rate comedy and a quasi love story help to make Bull Durham an enjoyable romp that can be appreciated by both sexes, especially when viewed back-to-back with its sister film Field of Dreams, also starring Costner. To some this is the only way to truly kick off the baseball season each year.

Review Criterion
- The pinnacle of film perfection and excellence.
- Not quite an immortal film, yet a masterpiece in its own right.
- Historically important film, considered a classic.
- Borderline viewable.
- A gangrenous and festering pustule in the chronicles of celluloid.

(From Bull Durham (1988) on August 4th, 2010)

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Robin Hood: Men in Tight, a review by Dragonfire

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

My Thoughts

I fully admit that this one is silly, but I think the silliness works.  This may not be the best thing Mel Brooks has done, but it is still entertaining and it works well as a spoof.  It does seem like the movie is mostly poking fun at Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.  There is even a joke about how this Robin can speak with an English accent that seems directed directly at Kevin Costner.  The plot is mostly predictable, which I think tends to happen with spoof type movies, but it is still fun and entertaining.  Some of the humor is a bit gross or crude and a lot of the humor is silly.  This isn't a movie that is going to appeal to a lot of people.  It is a good choice for people in the mood for something silly. 

I did post a review on Epinions.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

(From Robin Hood: Men in Tights on May 27th, 2010)

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Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Angel: Season 1

5. Rm w/a Vu
Original Air Date: 11/2/1999
While Doyle deals with a demon who has come to collect on his loans, Cordelia and a ghost battle it out for the rights to live in a gorgeous rent-controlled apartment.

Guest Stars:
Elisabeth Rohm
Beth Grant
Marcus Redmond
Denney Pierce

My Thoughts:
This is actually one of my favorite of the early episodes. I liked both storylines and how they combined them at the end of the episode. Plus you couldn't help getting a kick out of Cordelia getting pissed at the ghost towards the end. She said it perfectly when she said "The Bitch is Back!" I also got a kick out of her new "roommate". It really is a fun episode.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on February 24th, 2010)