Tag: Taron Egerton

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

Kingsman The Secret Service: Firth steps out as action star

“Kingsman: The Secret Service,” an action adventure thrill ride from “X-Men: First Class” director Matthew Vaughn, gives viewers Colin Firth as he’s never been seen before — a fighter, not a lover. By far the most mainstream work in the long and celebrated filmography of the Academy Award-winner, Firth is charming and dynamic in this modern imagining of independent gentleman spies and everything you … Read More Kingsman The Secret Service: Firth steps out as action star