I absolutely loved The Sandlot when it first came out. If my memory serves me correctly, my friends and I took the bus to go see it during spring break in 1993. We all loved baseball (still do!) and couldn’t wait to see the movie. We were not disappointed, it’s a great family type of movie with funny characters and a terrific story.
I think every time we played whiffle ball that summer someone yelled at least five times a game “you’re killing me Smalls!” And what would a classic baseball movie be without James Earl Jones? I somehow thought he was in a lot more baseball movies than he really was. Turns out it was only The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. (now that’s a title!)
The very last Premiere Film before DCOM’s began, and hands down, without a doubt, the very best one, The Paper Brigade (sometimes known as Gunther and the Paper Brigade) is about a boy, Gunther, moving to a new town, and becoming the paper boy to pay for concert tickets. He has to deal with evil little kids in tree houses, avoid DOGS, make friends, and challenge bullies trying to invade his territory. Robert Englund, aka Freddy Krueger, plays a crazy hermit who helps Gunther and his friends. And his neighbor is played by that kid from The Sandlot. Just a good movie all around. The star of the movie grew up to date Lauren Conrad, from Laguna Beach on MTV. Amazing. Everything about this movie is cool.
Rating: B. Gunther’s SICK drum playing monkey alarm clock is stuck in my memory forever.
With all this Oscar talk in the media what better time to come up with a list of the best sports movies to ever grace our land. Now before we get started I wanted this to be an accurate list, so I’ve taken the liberty of removing movies that have sports themes but does not necessarily focuses on the sport. For example, while many consider Jerry Maguire one of the best sports…