Set in the not too distant future, Real Steel is all about Robot Boxing. Human boxing just couldn’t live with the public’s demand for yet more violence, and so robots were built to destroy one another. And this high tech … Continue reading
24 December 2011
Katie Taylor is undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest sports person ever. She is one of the greatest female boxers in the world.Her father, and coach, Peter Taylor has already expressed his dismay at the lack of coverage her achievements receive. The way she is treated by the State’s national broadcaster is a disgrace.Sort it the fuck out, RTÉ.
20 March 2011
Cast: Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe
Script: Eric Johnson, Paul Tamasy, Scott Silver
Genre: biopic, sport
Setting: 1990s, Massachusetts
IMDb ; Metacritic Micky Ward is the youngest of a large family. All his life he has looked up to his older brother, Dicky, who once knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard in a fight. But Dicky is no longer the … Continue reading
It isn’t often that you describe a boxing film as sweet. It isn’t often I describe a film as sweet and mean that in a positive light, but if I was asked for a one word review of Rocky Balboa, … Continue reading
– Joe Gould Based on the true story of James J Braddock. A boxing film. Set during the Depression. Consider all of these things and you may be thinking that this is a sentimental boxer-overcoming-hardship film, and, in a way … Continue reading
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The critics have been raving over this film. Don’t know why, I found it overlong, boring and more than a little predictable.