Tag Archives: Baseball

The Phenom (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): A baseball pitcher with issues

“The Phenom” is a somber and restrained sports drama which focuses more on psychological elements than physical ones. Mainly revolving around one talented but troubled rookie baseball player, the movie calmly and tentatively examines his longtime emotional issues, and we … Continue reading

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): Let good times roll…

My first days as an undergraduate student of the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology were rather uneventful to say the least. While getting acquainted a bit with my two dormitory roommates, I just simply attended lectures and prepared … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Arm (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : Another outsourcing from India

 “Million Dollar Arm” is a mild sports movie with a little dose of good will and local flavor. You can easily guess what you are going to get if you are aware of that this is your average Disney family … Continue reading

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Mr. Go (2013) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A gorilla recruited to baseball (no kidding)

Unless there is a more admirable technical achievement in the South Korean Film industry in this year, the special effect in new South Korean film “Mr. Go” deserves all the special effect awards it will receive in the local film … Continue reading

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Trouble with the Curve (2012) ☆☆☆(3/4) : It throws its ball straight

 Sometimes actors can find a way to make the story work even when it looks not so special, and I enjoy watching how they make their materials into something watchable instead of something passable. “Trouble with the Curve” is a … Continue reading

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Perfect Game (2011) ☆☆☆(3/4) : The Clash of the Pitchers

 “Perfect Game”, the latest South Korean baseball film, has plenty of the baseballs to pitch to the audiences. Some are balls and they do not work, but I have to admit that there are also lots of strikes that managed … Continue reading

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Moneyball (2011) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : A sports drama operated by numerical analysis

The underdog sports dramas are usually about fighting against all odds for win, but “Moneyball” is a different kind of underdog sports drama – it is about managing with odds and numbers for win. For assembling the baseball team with … Continue reading

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