For the second annual T. Hanksgiving, a celebration of all things Tom Hanks, Nate and Ryan are watching A League of Their Own, the 1992 hit directed by the late, great Penny Marshall. Listen in as we discuss Hanks as not quite leading man, praise the strength and brilliance of Geena Davis, and really knock it out of the park with our baseball knowledge.
Why do you love Tom Hanks? Where does A League of Their Own rank among his performances? How long was your recovery after you tried to recreate the classic catch-the-foul-ball-while-doing-the-splits thing? Let us know!
Nate and Ryan escape the summer heat by watching Bull Durham, a sports classic from 1988 that helped catapult Kevin Costner into Hollywood super-stardom. Bull Durham is often hailed as the best sports movie of all time, so Nate and Ryan decided to weigh in for themselves. After 30 years, how does this tale of small-time baseball players, small-town romancers, and has-been talents hold up? Nate and Ryan discuss if Bull Durham has any life left in it.
Where does Bull Durham rank for you? Is there another sports movie that takes the top spot for you? Do you believe in opening presents on Christmas Day or Christmas Eve? Let us know!
Also, let us know your thoughts on our next movie: Vertigo.
With summer just around the corner, we discuss a movie from our childhood that makes us long for the days of no school and no responsibilities. The Sandlot enjoys a place of unalterable honor in many people’s minds, Nate’s included. Ryan doesn’t hold it in such high esteem. In this episode, we discuss nostalgia, memory, and how much personal history plays a part in how we watch movies.
Listen, then tell us your thoughts. Is there a movie from your childhood that you’ll defend till you die? What sets The Sandlot apart from all the other sports/kids movies in people’s minds?