Category Archives: Sport

THE WAY BACK (2020): New Trailer From Ben Affleck, Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Da’Vinchi…

The Way Back (2020), Ben Affleck, Warner Bros. Pictures
The Way Back (2020), Ben Affleck, Warner Bros. Pictures

From director and co-writer Gavin O’Connor, The Way Back is a new drama starring Ben Affleck as Jack Cunningham, a former High School basketball phenom, who’s now struggling with alcoholism.

After being offered a coaching job where the team finally starts to win, Jack may finally have to start confronting his demons.

Additional key cast includes Janina Gavankar, Hayes MacArthur, Rachael Carpani, Da’Vinchi…

This trailer feels a tad too long but it does look like a good movie with a great Affleck performance. I do rather enjoy stories of unexpected lucky breaks.

T.K. Carter, Al Madrigal, Lukas Gage, Caleb Thomas, Christine Horn, Chris Bruno, Marlene Forte and Melvin Gregg also star.

The Way Back Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US); March 13th, 2020 (UK)….

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BUSBY (2019): New Trailer For Documentary about Sir Matt Busby And Manchester United…

Busby (2019), Altitude Films
Busby (2019), Altitude Films

Busby is a new documentary about the true story of Manchester United icon Sir Matt Busby, one of the greatest and most influential football managers of all-time.

Directed by  Joe Pearlman, Busby will show previously unseen archive footage and interviews with those who knew Sir Matt Busby best….

Matt was the first tracksuit manager training with the players.’

I certainly don’t follow football / soccer much anymore. However, this moving trailer and the above quote does have my attention. To think I once thought of Sir Alex Ferguson as the only ‘treasured’ Manchester United Manger.

I’m ready to take in some of Man U’s rich history.

Busby Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (UK)…

Where to watch Busby.

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DIEGO MARADONNA (2019): New Trailer For Diego Maradona Documentary From Asif Kapadia…

Diego Maradona (2019), Film4
Diego Maradona (2019), Film4

Oscar winning director Asif Kapadia’s trailer for his new documentary Diego Maradona is here.

Focuses both on the highs and lows of the Argentine footballers career, Diego Maradona is the result of the analysis of over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage…

In my recent post about this very documentary, I now realise that I’d completely forgotten about the the biggest controversy of Maradona’s career.

Now that this trailer has reminded me of the infamous ‘The Hand Of God’ incident, I’m even more curious about the way everything that happened really affected Maradona. Particularly considering his level of fame at the time.

Diego Maradona Release Dates: June 14th, 2019 (UK); September 24th, 2019 (US)…

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DIEGO MARADONA (2019): New Documentary About One Of Argentina’s Greatest Footballers…

Diego Maradona (2019), Asif Kapadia
Diego Maradona (2019), Asif Kapadia

Diego Maradona is the latest documentary from Asif Kapadia, director of Oscar winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy (2015).

Following a review of hundreds of hours of footage, Kapadia’s film focuses on the career of highly celebrated Argentine footballer Diego Maradona…

I don’t really follow football as I once did, but I do remember being aware of Maradona’s greatness. I’m curious about the new truths I could learn, especially since Kapadia’s Amy proved quite enlightening.

Diego Maradona Release Dates

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CREED II (2018): The Things I Liked…

Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan, MGM
Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan, MGM

Creed II is a movie I watched because I was told it’s worthwhile. It certainly would have been a better experience overall if I were a serious a boxing fan. If like myself you’re just a fan of good movies, that’s enough because thanks to the story, dramatic performances and that rather great fight sequence near the end, I had a good time with director Steven Caple Jr.’s film.

Centred around what is arguably the most important fight of Adonis Creed’s life, I enjoyed the emotional journey and overarching tension as Creed grows into the man and the mindset required to get to where he needs to be. I also liked the rather moving moments in and outside of the boxing ring. From the time Creed learns of his opponent, to the required balancing act where his family life is concerned and the intense training in the desert which culminates in the all important biggest fight of his life.

Regarding the question of whether Creed II is better than Creed, the good news is that they’re both good. As such, definitely watch it if you’re into boxing. For everyone else, it’s beautifully shot, particularly the training and fight scenes. Lastly, you’ll be moved and the cast is great.

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TEAM KHAN (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About British Professional Boxer Amir Khan…

Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan
Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan

Filmed over two years, Team khan is a new Fly-on-the-wall documentary about British professional boxer Amir Khan.

Directed Oliver Clark and Blair Macdonald the film follows Khan and his team in their quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer on the planet…

If I followed the sport of boxing, I’d already know how this film ends. Since I  don’t, I’m therefore drawn to this one for insight into the life of a boxer and how the sport affects the athlete and people closest to him.

Team Khan Release Dates: November 12th, 2018 (UK); November 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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CREED II – Trailer 2 Starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Florian Munteanu…

Creed 2 (2018), Michael B. Jordan
Creed 2 (2018), Michael B. Jordan

Trailer 2 for Creed 2 is officially great. Loving the intensity and purpose behind Adonis Creed’s eyes.

Directed by Steven Caple Jr; Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, and Florian Munteanu are among the stars…

Here’s the thing; I wasn’t going to get drawn into watching another boxing movie because they’re all pretty much, you know, the same. But then I’d just watched a different boxing movie trailer which didn’t look especially great. That unfortunate experience rightly brought me straight here. Having thoroughly enjoyed this new Creed 2 trailer, I’m officially in for the story, the intensity and maybe one or two other things.

Creed II Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Creed II (2018).

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CREED II (2018): New Trailer From Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Florian Munteanu…

Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan
Creed II (2018), Michael B. Jordan

In the Steven Caple Jr. directed Creed IIRocky Balboa and newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed team up to fight Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson and Florian Munteanu star…

This one is, I imagine quite exciting for dedicated fans of boxing and the Balboa / Creed / Drago story. I’m more of a good film fan. Therefore, there’s a chance that this may be for  me too, probably.

Creed II Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Creed II (2018).

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