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Weekend Box Office Report: ’42’ is Number One
Well, it looks like we have an answer to the question of whether or not audiences are interested in a historical, racially charged baseball movie. Brian Helgeland’s ‘42‘ opened at the top of the box office this weekend, instantly breaking the record for biggest opening for a bas…
’42’ Review
My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers’ scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate…
’42’ Featurette Highlights the Heroism of Jackie Robinson
‘42‘ looks fascinating, and not just for Harrison Ford‘s weird make-up. Relaying the biography of Jackie Robinson, it shows how the star baseball player (played by Chadwick Boseman) had to struggle against the prejudices that didn’t want to see professional baseball becom…
President Obama to Visit Set of Jackie Robinson Biopic?
When you get a phone call asking if the President of the United States can come visit the set of the film you’re shooting, there really is only one answer: uh, yeah. Such is the case with the currently filming ‘42,’ which tells the story of Jackie Robinson’s rookie season…