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Old 07-05-2013, 11:41 AM
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Shannon has reviewed '42.' He says this film, which tells the story of Jackie Robinson, is entertaining, educational, and one of the best movies released so far in 2013. Highly recommended.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:09 PM
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Nice to see such a phenomenal review for such a phenomenal movie.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:06 AM
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This will go straight to Blu-ray over here (baseball isn't a very popular sport in these parts), but I'm very curious to check it out. I'm glad Ford is doing such a great job. He has never gotten an Academy Award (and just one nomination), which sounds incredible. Sure, he has been known to let it slide, but his full resume deserves some Academy love.
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I'm definitely getting this film release day!! It was a great film, great performances.

Excellent! Probably best film of the year!
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I wouldn't have given the film as very high a score as this review (my main issue with it was that it felt very predictable and by-the-numbers), but I enjoyed it overall for the performances and concept. Good review.
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Don't even remember hearing of this movie but after reading this review I'll definitely be getting it.
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I think the dissatisfaction with the extras is warranted, but I also feel the success of the film caught the extras people at WB off guard. Paul Hemstreet and his team do an amazing job with their extras providers most of the time, so I would expect a "collector's edition" of this title come November, if I were a member of WHV's staff.

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I hadn't heard of the film until recently on upcoming release lists, but definitely one I want to check out. Dodgers as a team have always intrigued me, as well as the bit I've read about Jackie Robinson.
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Anyone else watch this last night? What a fantastic movie!
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A great companion piece to '42" is the great HBO movie called "Soul Of The Game" from the mid 1990's. The movie is based on the relationship between Gibson, Paige & Robinson in the negro leagues before Robinson's departure to the major leagues. I actually liked "SOTG" better than "42". Sadly, this movie is only available on DVD.. though you can find it really cheap!
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