Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.
I will be writing more later this month about the soon-to-be-released, silly-but-cute boxing film, “Grudge Match,’’ starring two guys who have appeared in previous boxing movies of some note: Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro.
But two quick thoughts for now:
First, happy (gulp) 60th birthday Sunday, Kim Basinger, luminescent as the film’s love interest. (Her daughter, 18-year-old...Read more »
Sylvester Stallone is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Rocky 7."
Robert De Niro is stepping into the movie boxing ring one more time. Don't worry, though, this is not "Raging Bull 2."
It's "Grudge Match," and it features Stallone and De Niro as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one last fight...Read more »
In a sense my sportswriting career began April 24, 1976, when 15-year-old me attended Game 7 of the Spurs-Nets ABA semifinal and promised myself I would tell future generations how great Julius Erving was in his low-exposure ABA days.
Now I don't have to, thanks to "The Doctor,'' a documentary that premieres at 9 p.m. Monday on NBA TV and features extensive footage of Roosevelt's own...Read more »
The seventh Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival opens next week, highlighted by the much-anticipated premiere of Kevin Connolly’s “Big Shot,’’ about the brief-but-notorious reign of John Spano as the Islanders’ owner.
But that is only one of nine sports-related films that will be shown, four of which are from the “Nine for IX’’ series that is part of the network’s celebration of the 40th anniversary...Read more »
The Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival announced its slate Tuesday, beginning with a world premiere that figures to attract a lot of attention in these parts.
“Big Shot,’’ actor Kevin Connolly’s film about former Islanders owner/fraud John Spano, will debut April 19.
“I’ve always thought the expression ‘passion project’ was kind of a cliché until I started working on ‘Big Shot’ for ESPN,’’...Read more »
Hey, remember February 2012, when Jeremy Lin turned all of New York into Knicks fans, landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated two weeks in a row and the cover of every area newspaper for three weeks?
Yeah, well, now there's a documentary that started well before "Linsanity" shined brighter than the lights of Broadway.
The "Linsanity" documentary, directed by Evan...Read more »
The big sports-related news out of the Oscar nominations Thursday was that for the first time, not one but two best picture nominees are about Eagles fans: “Silver Linings Playbook’’ and “Les Miserables.’’
Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Anyway, more about “Silver Linings Playbook’’ closer to the actual awards show. For now let us focus on more immediate sports movie news:
Monday MLB Network...Read more »
The connection between sports media and the trailer for "Pain and Gain" may be tangential at best, but hey, movies are a form of media and personal trainers are a form of sports fitness.
Plus, this movie includes "The Rock," oops, we mean Dwayne Johnson, formerly and somewhat currently of WWE fame.
It also features the most pumped-up version of Mark Wahlberg we've...Read more »