The Brand New Testament (2015)

Sorry, I don’t think God or anyone would choose to make Brussels the first ever city. This movie starts off on the wrong foot at the very start of Genesis. I don’t really like how they depicted God in this film. A drunken, abusive and perverted pedophile of a father. It’s almost like this movie wanted to be shocking and disgusting right from the start. The movie gets a lot better when it focuses on God’s daughter Ea who is super cute and likable. Also the collection of the 6 Apostles (making it 18 for a Baseball Team) was interesting. The ending was pretty lame and I hate to say other than a few laughs and feel-good moments this movie will be forgotten like the dead-sea scrolls.

68/100

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Field of Dreams (1989)

This wasn’t a home-run for me, but it also wasn’t a foul ball. I thought it was just okay. I’m not much of a baseball fan, so maybe that is why I wasn’t blown away with this film. I thought Costner did an okay job, but I think James Earl Jones did a much better job being a cantankerous old man. The movie has a strange fantasy element to it, hearing voices and ghosts of old players, it also has one of the most memorable lines “If you build it, he will come”. I wouldn’t mow down my cornfield for baseball, but some people would. If this person is you, watch this film you’ll love it. If you wish he would have made it into a rectangle and painted some yardage lines for a football game then you’ll be a tad disappointed.

70/100

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Hook (1991)

I wouldn’t say I was completely Hooked on this like I was when I was younger, but this film remains to be a very sharp adventure film. Dustin Hoffman steals the show as Captain Hook, Robin Williams is a very odd choice for an aged Peter Pan. Maggie Smith is obviously a vampire because she looks the same age in this film as she does today. She never ages! I thought the story was cute as a sequel to the Peter Pan story we all know and love with some new twists. Some of the story has some odd plot-holes like Pan’s children forgetting who he was after two days. Still, this movie still holds up after all this time with adorable Julia Roberts as Tink and John Williams music swelling in the background. I’ll end with this… Ruuuu Fiiii Ooooo… Ruuuu Fiii Oooo!

81/100

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The Sandlot (1993)

This movie is killing me (with laughter) Smalls! What a fun movie from my youth. I am not really a fan of baseball. I never played it when I was younger and I don’t really watch it (except for some College World Series games). I do enjoy a good baseball movie though. This one is one of my favorites because the kids are all such a good group of friends. The jokes are funny and it is just generally such a fun time that I could watch it FOR…. EV….. ER! If you haven’t seen this, then you should definitely check it out.

87/100

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There’s Something About Mary (1998)

Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz go together like Franks and Beans in this raunchy comedy. I really do like this movie. It has a zany cast of misfits all in love with Mary, played by Diaz. The musical interludes make me happy between each scene. The hair gel scene will always live in infamy. The dog in the full body cast will always have me laughing onto the floor. I also loved the Buttercup song during the credits, it felt like an awesome live theater curtain call. A really fun, classic comedy.

87/100

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42

A very good biopic on Jackie Robinson. The real show stealer was Harrison Ford in this film. He was a perfect balance of brave and funny, a really solid character. I also loved the actress who played Jackie Robinson’s wife, Nichole Beharie. Chadwick Boseman had a tough role as the main character and he hit it out of the park. Another great sports movie with some heart. It does make you feel a little ashamed how people acted back then. I don’t like Baseball but I liked this movie. Worth the watch

86/100

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Trouble with the Curve

Another baseball movie, but also another good one. This wasn’t as great as Moneyball but it also had a very different plot about the same sport. I’ll admit I am no fan of America’s favorite pass time but this film was pretty good. Clint Eastwood had some really wonderful moments in this. Especially while he sings to his wife’s grave. Amy Adams also did a great job and I loved Justin Timberlake was a great addition to the cast. Matthew Lillard was a total d-bag in this, but that’s what he does.

84/100

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