Tag: Eddie The Eagle

Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

There’s a terrific film out there somewhere about African-American sprinter Jesse Owens, who overcame racial prejudice in both America and Nazi Germany on his way to Olympic gold. Owens, a pioneer in the world of track and field as much for his courage and perseverance off the track as his athletic accomplishments, is a more than worthy candidate to be honored with a feature … Read More Race: Inspirational biopic runs around in circles

Eddie the Eagle: Fun, light-hearted biopic worth checking out

Odds are pretty good you had never heard of Michael “Eddie” Edwards this time a year ago. Edwards, a British man and unlikely Olympian, overcame adversity to compete as a ski jumper during the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary while essentially a total novice in the sport. His tale – told in a similar vein as the classic football drama “Rudy” – opens in … Read More Eddie the Eagle: Fun, light-hearted biopic worth checking out

Ranking: Super Bowl trailers live up to potential

Sunday was the biggest night of the year for professional football fans, but the annual Super Bowl once again proved to be pretty pivotal for Hollywood as well with studios pumping up some of the year’s biggest releases with TV spots during the game. Eleven different films were directly featured throughout Super Bowl coverage with spots ranging from 30 seconds to a full two-minute … Read More Ranking: Super Bowl trailers live up to potential