Sports

UFC on ESPN 4: dos Anjos vs. Edwards Preview (7/20/19)

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Tonight, it’s UFC on ESPN 4 LIVE from AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. The show tonight is headlined by Rafael do Anjos taking on Leon Edwards. Here’s the full card for tonight’s fights: UFC on ESPN 4 Main Card: Welterweight: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik Heavyweight.: Juan [...]

Foxcatcher Review

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Foxcatcher is a meticulously crafted, well researched, and fantastically acted film. That said, I found it to be kind of a dull and ponderous movie, although this is the kind of thing you don’t watch for entertainment as much as for the experience. Steve Carrel plays John DuPont, a spoiled billionaire by birth opens up the wrestling program that [...]

Rocky Balboa Review

July 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

This movie packs the feels. Like I said with the last review of Rocky 5, I find it works best if you skip the third and fourth installments of this series to keep things on an even keel, and for this movie, perhaps just skipping straight from the first movie this one is best for continuity’s sake. This movie is just one big sentimental moment [...]

Rocky 5 Review

July 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is not exactly breaking news, that out of all the Rocky movies, this one gets the most flack. In reality, I think with a different release date it might have been much more favorably regarded. This movie attempts the impossible though, as far as bringing a series that had shot into the stratosphere in terms of comic book level mania back into [...]

Rocky IV Review

July 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rocky IV is the culmination of the 1980s Ronald Reagan vision of corporate America in all its gaudy excess, and is by far, the most ridiculous of all the Rocky movies, which is quite the accomplishment. It was a big enough stretch that a club fighter on his last legs could go the distance with an Ali like heavyweight champ, let alone defeat him, [...]

Rocky III Review

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

This may be the guiltiest of all the big budget guilty pleasure sports movies made in the 1980s. In the 1980s the Rocky movies became pretty much an extended music video. This time around the hit song of the “album” was Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, a song that has become the universal anthem for boxing training, tied perhaps only with the [...]

Rocky II Review

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

I reviewed the original Rocky movie a few months back here on QDR and now wished I had waited a bit for the sake of continuity, but, perhaps it is for the best for the original movie to kind of exist on its own in a world where the sequels don’t have to exist as cannon. That said, if you’re looking for a blue print on how to produce a sequel [...]

Kickboxer Review

June 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Jean Claude Van Damme is Kurt Sloane, the brother of American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio). Eric travels with Kurt to Thaland to face the dangerous Muay Thai monster known as ‘Tong Po’. Po cripples Eric Sloane, leaving the younger brother hellbent on revenge. Luckily, Mr. Miyagi himself happens to live nearby and, in a [...]

Requiem for a Heavyweight Review

June 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

This is a very interesting and historically significant film for a number of reasons. In the opening scene we see Muhammad Ali (Still Cassius Clay at the time) in a boxing match with Mountain Rivera (Anthony Quinn) in a bout so one sided it forces Rivera to retire. Facing retirement now, Rivera finds that he has few marketable skills and that his [...]

The Golf Club Review

September 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Since there have been gaming consoles, there have been golf games for those consoles. While I don’t ever watch golf on TV, I do enjoy playing it (for real on occasions, though it’s been a while since I’ve done it) and on consoles. We’re nearing the one year anniversary of the release of PS4 and Xbox One, and thanks to HB [...]