Southpaw: Movie Man Jackson

“Mom always said it was us who took care of you.” Well, at least this main event mostly delivered, unlike that May 2nd one. Light heavyweight boxer Billy Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) has made his way from the tough foster home environment of Hell’s Kitchen to the bright lights inside the squared circle. At 43-0, he […]

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Bloodsport: Movie Man Jackson

“You are next!” Ahh, so this is where Johnny Cage comes from?  American Frank Dux (Jean Claude Van Damme) is an Army soldier and a super-skilled martial artist. At a young age, he was trained by sensei Senzo Tanaka (Roy Chiao) in the various fighting artforms along with Tanaka’s son Shingo. A family tragedy comes over the […]

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Major League II: Movie Man Jackson

“Well, at least the bird survived.” Who cares? It’s a rat with wings.”  With spring training winding down, it’s only right that yours truly takes a look at a baseball flick. Stepping into the batter’s box today? Major League II. After dethroning the Yankees in the one game playoff the prior year, but falling to the […]

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Facing Ali: Movie Man Jackson

“Never feel sorry for me. I’m great.” Some people are truly transcendent. Regardless of what they may make waves in, their personas and auras span across many areas. Cassius Clay, better known as legendary heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, was undisputably one of these people in his heyday. Facing Ali is a documentary focused on the […]

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Draft Day: Movie Man Jackson

“Every year, someone comes out of this looking like a donkey.” Being an Ohio resident since mid-2008 now, I have more or less adopted the hard luck Cleveland Browns as my second football team. So, seeing Draft Day not only accomplished my review mission, but also served as a potential feel good moment to Brownies […]

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Major League: Movie Man Jackson

“Look at this f***** guy…” We are in the heat of spring training, which means our national pastime’s regular season is right around the corner. What better time to take a look back at Major League? In Major League, the Cleveland Indians have been putrid for quite a while. The longtime owner has just passed […]

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