The spirits are inside these future basketball stars born from a family migration. This month, Netflix gave us the sports drama “Hustle,” which had Adam Sandler as a talent scout trying to get a Spanish man in the NBA, unless… Read More ›


The Adam Sandler sports film that shoots some hoops. When you begin to watch “Hustle,” you see Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Production logo, and you’re thinking you’re in trouble. But as you continue watching it, you’re relieved. It’s neither at… Read More ›

The Survivor

Ben Foster gives a knockout performance as a boxer in the Holocaust. I didn’t know Auschwitz had boxing, considering all the horrific tortures. I didn’t even learn about it in school. “The Survivor,” which makes its premiere on HBO, taught… Read More ›

American Underdog

This religious sports biopic keeps dropping the ball. I was skeptical about the sports biopic “American Underdog,” which focuses on Kurt Warner, who is considered to be, by attribute, the greatest undrafted NFL player. It’s also a Christian drama, directed… Read More ›


Halle Berry wins and loses the fight. Halle Berry makes her directorial debut of “Bruised,” a fighting drama made for Netflix, which should have done more than succumb to the cliches and subplots. In it, she casts herself as a… Read More ›

King Richard

Will Smith explodes as the father who had his ways of training his daughters Venus and Serena Williams. I don’t follow up on sports, so seeing “King Richard” was a riveting experience for me, about the true story of how… Read More ›

12 Mighty Orphans

These orphans score touchdowns in this entertaining football story. “12 Mighty Orphans” joins the football underdog club with “Radio,” “Rudy,” “The Longest Yard,” and “The Blind Side,” among many others. In fact, a football movie based on a true story… Read More ›

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