Boxers and Briefs

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Emmanuel Nwodo was born in Enugu, Nigeria in 1974. He began his boxing career in Kenya in 1998 and has compiled a record of 23-5 with 19 knockouts. Nwodo combines his slick style with an interest in the arts. As you can see with the picture on the left, after his fight with fellow Cruiserweight Darnell Wilson, he posed for world renowned painter Marie Sauvignon for her famous “Fallen Gladiator” series. You can see her in the background wearing her patented crimson shirt. Emmanuel’s generosity is clear with his willingness to leave his mouthpiece in while staying ever so still, just below the bottom rope. Clearly, Emmanuel Nwodo is a class act who deserves our praise for his athleticism and chivalry.

Boxing Movies:

The Fighter

Phantom Punch

Tyson

 

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This category will be dedicated to one of my major interests in life, mediocre boxers, with a profile of each one and a caption (they will change on a regular basis), and shorter and less professional reviews that may be only a thought or two on the film or may be five hundred words of disorganization.

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American Wedding

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Angels in America

Anger Management

Amityville Horror, The (2005)

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

Better Luck Tomorrow

Boat Trip

Bruce Almighty

Buffalo ’66

Buffalo Soldiers

Catwoman

Christine

A Decade Under the Influence

Dogville

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Dreamcatcher

Dumb and Dumberer

Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

Exorcist III: Legion, The

Hide and Seek

Hollywood Homicide

I Heart Huckabees

In the Cut

Island of Dr. Moreau, The

Italian Job, The

Jackass 3D

Leonard Part 6

Love Me If You Dare

Matchstick Men

Mr. Wrong

Necronomicon: Book of the Dead

Neighbors

Nothing But Trouble

Party’s Over, The

Rundown, The

Running Time

Scary Movie 3

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Terminator 3

Underworld

Unfaithful Wife, An

Village, The

White of the Eye (1987)

Wrong Turn

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Roadracers

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Whenever there’s a genre parody or ode to a specific era of films, such as Black Dynamite’s mocking of Blaxploitation films or Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof, the second half of Grindhouse, the danger is that the film might fall into the trap of either being condescending without any particular insight, or so faithful that it becomes the very flawed thing it is emulating.

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Featured Quote (written by me)

On Cold Fish:

Though the 16 year old me described the 1994 weepie Angie, starring Geena Davis as a Brooklyn mother raising her new baby alone, as “maudlin and melodramatic,” Roger Ebert, during his TV review, referring to the multitude of soap-operaish problems piling up on the titular character, suggested that it was only in Hollywood where Angie would get a happy ending. “If they made this movie in France, Angie would have shot herself.”

Well Cold Fish was made in Japan, where Angie would have shot herself and that would have been the happy ending.