Up until the last 15 minutes, this was the okayest movie of 2015. And then BAM. I’m yelling at the tv.
If Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t already one of your favourite actors, or if he’s not already a role model to scores of aspiring actors, he will be after this movie. He made me feel all the emotions. Granted, I probably would have loved this movie even if it had been mediocre (I unabashedly love all sports movies), but I promise, it’s good. Great even.
Turns out I’m not great with schedules—even those I set for myself. So here’s my Thursday post on Saturday.
Boxing has traditions that go back as far as ancient Rome and Greece but it wasn’t until the 1700s that rules were first introduced (eeeekkk!). These rules ushered in the modern era of boxing, with protective gear like gloves, timed rounds, and weight classes. The strength, speed, and quick footwork required to excel in boxing really shines in the tournament style, single elimination bouts at the Games. We’re about to have a rapid-fire tournament of books ourselves to see which title has the best, most precise monologue that will knock out the competition. —All Lit Up