Category Archive: Olympic Film Festival

Olympic Film Festival – Seventeen days in Review

Well the games in London have come and gone, and so has the One Movie Each Day Olympic Film Festival. While the last seventeen days have seen the greatest athletes in the world… Continue reading

Quick Take: Jim Thorpe– All American

Jim Thorpe may well have been the greatest athlete in modern history. An All-American football player, he would go on to be a co-founder and first commissioner of what would become the NFL… Continue reading

Going for Gold

After watching this movie, I realized that it was not actually a theatrical release, nevertheless here is the review. I may endeavor to get one more review up today in order to maintain… Continue reading

Lifting King Kong

Generally speaking, there are two kinds of sports movies that I enjoy: goofball comedies, and inspirational stories. Today’s movie strives to be both, and manages it with remarkable ease. Providing an astonishingly successful… Continue reading

Walk, Don’t Run

I’m not generally a fan of romantic comedies. If I’m able to maintain this blog for a while, you’ll see that very few even make the list, and I expect fewer still will… Continue reading

Goldengirl

Behold I bring you Goldengirl! She was made to be the best! She was programmed to do the impossible! She was the subject of a pretty damned mediocre movie. Honestly, I’m disappointed. Now… Continue reading

Personal Best

Released in 1982, today’s movie Personal Best chronicles the journey of a confused young track star, from failure at the 1976 Olympic trials, through to the 1980 qualifiers, ultimately rendered moot by an… Continue reading

Champions

For today’s selection I’m once again taking sip from the well of East Asian cinema, unlike last time, today I’m left with a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Today’s movie… Continue reading

Pentathlon

Modern Pentathlon is a ridiculous sport and that’s what makes it fantastic. The only event specifically created for the modern Olympic games it combines swimming, cross-country running, equestrian show jumping, pistol shooting, and… Continue reading

Balls of Fury

I’m pissed off. A few hours have now passed since I finished watching 2007’s Balls of Fury, and I’m still angry about how bad was it. And that’s really saying something, because I… Continue reading

Million Dollar Legs

I’m now about a week into my Olympic Film Festival, and I am astonished at how difficult it is proving to find actual movies about the Olympics. Made for TV documentaries and specials… Continue reading

International Velvet

In 1944 MGM released National Velvet the film starring Elizabeth Taylor as “National” Velvet Brown, who rides in and wins the Grand National horse race only to be denied her prize when it’s… Continue reading