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Chadwick Boseman (center) plays Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, in the hero biopic 42.

Film review: 42

Thankfully, 42 isn’t sanctimonious and Jackie isn’t sage-like. From the movie’s perspective, he’s just a boring guy who wants to play baseball. Jackie also knows that he has to be the coolest head on the field; Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) tells him as much.

Album reviews: eels, Quiet Fire and Matt Pond

Album reviews: eels, Quiet Fire and Matt Pond

Wonderful, Glorious attempts to continue this trend, but isn’t quite as successful. “Accident Prone”’s down-tempo guitars and Everett’s sedated, melodic vocals are beautifully unusual, and the way he channels Johnny Cash’s mumbling vocal on the dreamy guitar-driven ballad “On the Ropes,” is nothing short of eerie.

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in "Moneyball," a baseball movie without much baseball. Photo courtesy Sony Pictures.

Play ball! (On screen, that is!)

It’s spring, and you know what that means: A young man’s fancy turns lightly to thoughts of love. Tennyson doesn’t appear to have thought of the old men or women at all, so let’s assume they’re all thinking about baseball, or as I call it at home, love. Normally I wouldn’t put together a post […]