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The biopic about the trailblazing baseball player Jackie Robinson is catching some heat for the characterization of other baseball players in the film. The family of the late Fitz Ostermueller is upset because they say the film paints their dad as a racist when he wasn’t. In “42,” Fitz Ostermueller is the white pitcher who […]

Looks like the Jackie Robinson biopic, “42”, stunned everyone when it came in number one at the box office this weekend, making $9.1 million. It has grossed more in opening weekend than more recent baseball films such as “Moneyball” and “Trouble with Curve”, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film is expected to make $27 million […]

When it comes to the issue of race in America, Hollywood can never quite get it right.  Most mainstream screenwriters and directors are either too busy  selling us revisionist history (i.e. “The Help”)  or so caught up in their massive egos (i.e. Quentin Tarantino’s comments on “Roots”) that we can never come to the table […]

On April 12 Director Brian Helk brings the life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers to the big screen in, “42”. Starring  Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as team manager Branch Ricky, the film sheds light on the trials and tribulations of an American icon. Watch this […]