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42 (movie)

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  • Commentary: Jackie Robinson picture is a window into history

    You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The actual date of his major league debut, April 15, is commemorated in baseball by all...
  • Reel Critics: '42' hits a grand slam

    Reel Critics: '42' hits a grand slam
    It's only April, but a leading contender for this year's Best Picture award is already in a theater near you. "42" is the absolutely compelling story of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American ever to play Major League Baseball and wore that...
  • Tom Cruise will be back on top of box office with 'Oblivion'

    Tom Cruise will be back on top of box office with 'Oblivion'
    Even the most oblivious of moviegoers will be well aware of "Oblivion" this weekend, as the Tom Cruise flick is set to claim No. 1 at the box office. The "Mission: Impossible" actor's latest film, the only picture debuting nationwide this weekend, is...
  • Tom Cruise proves his box-office worth with No. 1 'Oblivion'

    Tom Cruise proves his box-office worth with No. 1 'Oblivion'
    After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend. The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
  • Jackie Robinson's Legacy As 'The Greatest'

    Years ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete. Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali. Wrong. "That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
  • '42' review: Stay for the late innings

    '42' review: Stay for the late innings
    **1/2 (out of four) “42,” the almost automatically inspirational account of Jackie Robinson’s entrance to major league baseball in the late 1940s, wastes no time trumpeting its story’s rousing power. “I’m gonna bring...
  • Baseball films to add to your viewing lineup

    Baseball films to add to your viewing lineup
    "After all them years, all that double talk — the white man's finally moving in," says one Negro League barnstormer to another, after a teammate gets a call from the Brooklyn Dodgers about a historic opportunity. The scene in question sounds...
  • Jackie Robinson commemoration brings Pasadena community together

    Jackie Robinson commemoration brings Pasadena community together
    PASADENA — Part nostalgia, part reality, Hollywood and Pasadena came together Friday morning at ArcLight Cinema in Paseo Colorado for a celebration of Legendary Pictures’ release of “42,” a biography on the early life and playing...
  • Review of '42': Classic tale on screen

    Review of '42': Classic tale on screen
    At one point in "42," the Jackie Robinson Story, Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, thanks a young Robinson for helping him love baseball again. The latest cinematic account of Robinson's historic 1947 season, in which he breaks baseball's color...
  • Video/Q&A: '42' star Chadwick Boseman

    Video/Q&A: '42' star Chadwick Boseman
    Actors who portray professional baseball players are not themselves professional baseball players. So hitting home runs—or just making contact with the ball—isn’t automatic. “There [were] some times when I struck out. Struck out...
  • Actor Michael C. Hall lists Hollywood Hills home at $1.995 million

    Actor Michael C. Hall lists Hollywood Hills home at $1.995 million
    Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has listed his house in the Hollywood Hills at $1.995 million. Built in 1933 as a Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal...