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Month: September 2013

IP Man (2008)

IP Man (2008)

IP Man (2008) My love of martial arts started with the TV show Kung Fu. I progressed to movies featuring the likes of Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Jackie Chan, and the legendary Ralph Macchio. Unfortunately while the fight scenes were compelling, the acting and story telling was usually lacking. The genre was littered with exceptions like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, and “Kung-Fu Panda” but unfortunately they were the exceptions not the rule. The latest addition to this short list is…

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42 (2013)

42 (2013)

42 (2013) I confess I’m not a big fan of baseball, but then again I’m not a fan of racism either. Because of the latter this movie worked for me. 42 is about Jackie Robinson the first black man to play major league¬†baseball. The story of how America ended slavery, and the war for racial equality covers many years, has many players, and Jackie is one of them. Post World War II 1946 in America was so drastically different than…

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