Just in time for the big game, here’s Jim Brymer with his review of the 1974 comedy classic The Longest Yard. Paul Crewe (Burt Reynolds) is a renegade. And a rebel. And a misogynist. He does what he wants, when…Read more →
What Are Your Favorite Baseball Movies?
The crack of the bat! The sound of the crowd! The thrill of the game! There’s nothing quite like baseball, is there? Since today is opening day for baseball season, we want to hear what your favorite baseball movie or…Read more →
A Long Count of Our Favorite Boxing Films
Now that you can see Sylvester Stallone reprise his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed, we’ve laced up the gloves to present this classic look from writer Irv Slifkin at such screen pugilists as Kirk Douglas, John Garfield, James Earl Jones and…Curly Howard?Read more →
Pat O’Brien Scores as the College Coach (1933)
Seven years before starring as Knute Rockne, All American, Pat O’Brien played another gridiron guru in College Coach. Guest writer Laura Grieve tackles the 1933 Warner Bros. pre-Code drama, which also features Dick Powell and Ann Dvorak.Read more →
Which Actor Made the Best Film Pro Quarterback?
With another football season underway, this week’s poll tackles actors who’ve thrown the pigskin on the big screen.Which film pro quarterback, from Charlton Heston to Burt Reynolds to The Rock, most looked like they belonged on the gridiron?Read more →
Draft Day (2014) Movie Review
Earlier this year, Movie Irv predicted Kevin Costner’s football drama Draft Day would be one of 2014’s higher-profile failures. He guessed right–and now, with the film coming out on home video next week, he’s back to tell you if it deserved to fumble at the box office.Read more →
Our Picks for Baseball Flicks
It’s time for MovieFanFare to step up to the plate with a roster of some of our favorite baseball movies. Check it out and see which celluloid diamond stars made the line-up.Read more →
Who’s Your Favorite Fictional Film Baseball Player?
To celebrate baseball season we are wondering who your top fictional diamond screen star is? Remember Tab Hunter as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees and Charlie Sheen as “Wild Thing” Vaughn in Major League?Read more →
Tee Up Some Rare Footage of Golf Pros and Movie Stars
It’s a green day for golf and nostalgia fans with Golf Mania!, the latest in the fine line of archival short films in the series Lost & Rare Films and TV series from Festival Films. This smorgasbord of rarely seen…Read more →
Lost & Rare, Vol. 2: Sports Immortals: Classic Sports Films
And they’re off! Fore! Batter up! Fans of nostalgia and sports should have a field day with Lost & Rare, Vol. 2: Sports Immortals, a collection of vintage shorts and featurettes centering on athletic greats from the earlier-to-middle part of…Read more →