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42 Movie Review
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’42′ Review

My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups.

I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new biopic of Jackie Robinson and his quest to break the color barrier in baseball. On an intellectual level, I can tell you a dozen things wrong with the movie, from its excessively preachy dialogue to its bloated length. But on an emotional level, I have to admit that this movie bypassed my brain and grabbed my heart, pulling each and every string contained therein firmly and repeatedly. It's a pretty good tribute to a great man. And when Pee-Wee and Jackie embraced on that field in Cincinnati I cried.

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“Ring of Fire’ – The Movie

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60′s Teen Pop Star Annette Funicello Dies

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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead At 70

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Roger Ebert Battling Cancer Again

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Actor Josh Peck’s Life Aspirations, As Described in His Yearbook

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‘Grown Ups 2′ Trailer: Adam Sandler Suffers from Moose Farts

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Wynonna’s Husband Walks for First Time Since Accident

Country star Wynonna Judd talks about seeing her husband walk for the first time since having his leg amputated after a motorcycle accident last year.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Wins the Day

Like any holiday that sees families congregating together and then desperately seeking activities where they don't have to talk to each other for two hours, this Easter weekend saw a strong bump at the box office thanks to a few new contenders and a handful of holdovers with some surprising staying power.

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