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Not mentioned in any of the "reporting" of this site (and I use that word loosely since no one here actually reports a damn thing) is that Kyle Smith of the New York Post ripped "The Undefeated," and has since suffered blowback from the movies producers. That to me seems more dangerous red-on-red than anything Friedersdorf has written, but I doubt that will be acknowledged here. Honest criticism seems to be a dead thing for many on the right, especially here at "Big" Hollywood.
I see you make no mention of Friedersdorf's reaction to Larry O'Connor and Dan Riehl making mention of him as lecherous or any of Breitbart's ridiculous and conspiratorial Tweets on the subject.
You want to hammer the left - fine. But don't do the same behavior times 10.
Maybe if "The Fighter" focused on the trilogy or both Gatti and Ward, it might be possible. As a standalone film on Mickey Ward, I just don't think it can be done justice.
And I've done judo, trained with MMA fighters and have befriended a few over the years. I love the sport and the guys - but boxing will always be the sport of kings. Boxing, to this day, is sports as epic.
This screams of the token "race column," where someone digging for some type of fresh take or idea goes the comfortable route. It's a habit among many sports columnists, and you see it in political and entertainment journalism as well.
"Secretariat" has a 64 at Rotten Tomatoes, a high score for a Disney real-world flick, and has good reviews from the three "top critics" on the first page of reviews. I hadn't paid much attention to the movie (I figured it to be a poor man's "Seabiscuit," a movie I loved), but thanks to Salon piquing my attention, I'm off to the theater this weekend.