Tag: Sports

Movie Review – “Tommy’s Honour”

“One of the best golf films ever produced.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF It’s always fascinating to be caught off-guard by incredible true stories that educate and entertain us on the big-screen. Take for instance last year’s best picture nominated “Hidden Figures”, about three brilliant African-American women who played enormous roles in our nation’s space program... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Queen of Katwe’

“Checkmate!  Viewers will cheer on these young pioneers as they discover their inner self-worth and competitive spirit!” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF.com Last month unofficially kicked off the start to this year’s Academy Award season.  Between now and the first two weeks of January, moviegoers will be barraged by Oscar hopeful films hitting nationwide theaters... Read More »

Coming Soon – ‘Bleed for This’

Last year, moviegoers found two well-acted and compelling boxing stories.  One rekindled a 40-year old story about a crowd pleasing Philly fighter.  The other, a less noticed but still knockout film, showed the difficult task of climbing back atop the boxing world after one loses almost everything. Now comes what looks like another very well made... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Greater’

A stronger, more impressive walk-on story than the football classic “Rudy”, Brandon Burlsworth’s epic transition from awkward middle school player to All-American baller will have moviegoers standing and cheering! – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF While only 2% of college scholarship football players actually get their shot at the National Football League, for walk-on gridiron players... Read More »

Movie Review – “Eddie the Eagle”

This film soars!  “Eddie the Eagle” sticks its landing, underscoring the cause-and-effect between determination and self-fulfillment. – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF Each of us has our own “Eddie the Eagle” story to tell. Where desire, heart and the inability to be deterred culminate in the successful achievement of our dreams, goals and life paths. My seventh... Read More »

The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards

  ★★★★ The 2015 REEL BRIEF Awards ★★★★ Best Screenplay – Adaptation “Brooklyn” “Room” “Steve Jobs” Winner – “The Martian” “The Revenant”   Best Animation Winner – “Inside Out” “The Good Dinosaur” “The Peanuts Movie” “Shaun the Sheep”   Best Cinematography “Mad Max Fury Road” “Sicario” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” “The Martian” Winner –... Read More »

Movie Review – ‘Concussion’

“This is a film about a dedicated professional, not willing to compromise his beliefs or work ethic…’Concussion’ is not a movie about the National Football League. Rather, it’s a story about a brilliant Nigerian immigrant, thankful for his many opportunities in America.” Patrick King, REEL BRIEF As Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who performed an... Read More »

2 Superb DVD/Rental Recommendations

“Southpaw is the most emotional and stirring boxing performance on film since Rocky chased chickens and ran steps in 1976 Philly.” “The Gift this year’s mind-blowing Gone Girl offering. And in a time when movies are becoming more and more predictable, that’s saying a lot.” – Patrick King, REEL BRIEF     “Southpaw” – Starring... Read More »

Sunday NFL Review: ‘Madden – The Movie’

“Colin Kaepernick shines as Al Pacino from “Scent of a Woman”.  The San Francisco 49er quarterback’s best performance since the NFC Championship game win over the Falcons during the 2012 season.  Madden NFL 16 will keep audiences guessing and laughing. Remarkable!”  – REEL BRIEF.com       This video game’s mini movie debut marks the reappearance of... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘When The Game Stands Tall’

Inspired by true events, “When The Game Stands Tall” is the story of the De La Salle High School (Concord, CA) football team posting the longest winning streak in football history. The film neatly illustrates the De La Salle Spartans 12-year rule on the gridiron and how “the streak” ending comes almost as shocking to... Read More »

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