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This documentary tells the little-known story of how actor Bing Russell (of TV's "Bonanza") created an independent baseball team in the 1970s. Armed with big-time dreams and plenty of spirit, Russell's Portland Mavericks become lovable underdogs.
jim was disappointed with the wolf of wall street for among other reasons that it focused on something on the periphery. brad pitts production company has bought up the rights to michael lewis' the big short which took dead aim at the 2008 financial meltdown, or so i imagine. who has time to read?
Wild -- Reese Witherspoon shows a lot of range in this flick about struggle. The backpacking made me remember the years I was into backpacking. I wasn't the type to walk in five miles, plop down and set up a tent. From my perspective, it wasn't real backpacking until 10-15 miltes from the trailhead, well past the people wearing sandles and carrying a sack lunch. The sort of journey in Wild is a whole different level of commitment.
short list to see: inherent vice