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Best 1990s Sports Movies For Kids


The 1990s were something of a golden era for the movie industry, with many films made during the decade still looked back on with fondness.

It was a particularly noteworthy time for kids’ movies too, with titles like Toy Story, Jurassic Park, The Lion King, Home Alone and Babe proving hugely popular at the box office.

There were also plenty of sports movies made during the 90s, many of which have gone on to become big family favourites.

Ice hockey, baseball, basketball and bobsleigh were amongst the sports covered, highlighting how good filmmakers can turn their hand to a wide variety of subjects.

Read on as we look at some of the best sports movies for kids made during the 1990s.

The Mighty Ducks

This superb 1992 movie grossed over $50 million in the United States, inspiring two sequels and an animated television series.

Emilio Estevez plays Gordon Bombay, an
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Full List of Films and TV Shows Available To Watch on Disney+ The Day That it Launches

For those of you who have signed up or plan on signing up for Disney+, we now have a full list of TV shows and films that will be available to watch on the day the service launches. While there’s not as much here as the services like Netflix or Hulu, there’s still a lot here that I’m excited about watching!

This is the list of shows and films that were included in the trial run for the streaming service that’s currently available in The Netherlands. So, you’ll notice that that upcoming titles such as The Mandalorian, Lady and the Tramp, Noelle and The World According to Jeff Goldblum aren’t on this list. But, they will be available when the service launches on November 12th.

I’ve already signed up for Disney+. I’m locked in for three years and with all of the
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The Grizzlies Review – Eiff 2019

Arriving in Kugluktuk, Nunavut — a remote settlement in Canada’s Arctic North — to teach History, recent graduate Russ Sheppard (Ben Schnetzer) thinks he knows it all. However, his class is poorly attended, his pupils are disaffected and his lessons fall on deaf ears. Hoping to tackle the triple treat of depression, alcoholism and suicide by engendering some healthy competition and galvanising the whole community, Russ attempts to establish a local lacrosse team. Firstly, however, he needs to find players — something student Miranda (Emerald MacDonald) assures him won’t be possible until he convinces classmates Adam (Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan) and Zack (Paul Nutarariaq) to play.

So, another white saviour narrative told from the perspective of an inspirational teacher then? It’s hard, even having seen the movie, to write a synopsis that doesn’t read like a troublesome cliche. Based on a true story, no less — the de facto defense of movies
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Jon Turteltaub Has Been Hired to Direct Insane – The Story of 'Crazy' Eddie Antar, the Electronics King

Director Jon Turteltaub, who we all know from Cool Runnings, While You Were Sleeping, National Treasure, and The Meg, has been hired to take on the task of directing the movie Insane, about the real life story of “Crazy” Eddie Antar, the Electronics King. Deadline reports the following rundown of the story of Crazy Eddie:

Antar opened his first store in Brooklyn, grew quickly to 43 stores, and then briefly became a Wall Street sensation when he took the company public. Those were fueled by groundbreaking ads delivered with used car salesman subtlety, and frenzied enough to obscure trouble in the back room. The trouble was, Antar had been skimming money and falsifying inventory to inflate stock value. United States Attorney Michael Chertoff, who prosecuted the case, would call Eddie Antar the “Darth Vader of capitalism.”

Losing control of his company in a hostile takeover, Antar went on the lam after
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Jon Turteltaub To Direct ‘Insane,’ Rise & Fall Of Electronics King ‘Crazy’ Eddie Antar For eOne

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Exclusive: Entertainment One has set Jon Turteltaub to direct Insane, a film based on “Crazy” Eddie Antar, the late consumer electronics king who wound up serving six years in prison for perpetrating one of the greatest securities frauds in history. eOne will finance the project. 21 scribe Peter Steinfeld wrote the script. The project was set by eOne late last year, with an exclusive rights deal has been made with Crazy Eddie’s cousin and co-conspirator Sam E. Antar. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Peter Steinfeld, DeShawn Schneider, Mandy Stein will produce with Sam E. Antar serving as an Associate Producer.

Turteltaub’s credits include most recently the sleeper hit The Meg, Last Vegas, National Treasure, Phenomenon, While You Were Sleeping and Cool Runnings.

Those of a certain age who grew up in the New York metropolitan area had the discount appliance/stereo/TV chain Crazy Eddie burned into their retinas in
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Flashback: John C. McGinley Remembers the Passing of John Candy on Mar. 4, 1994

Chicago – It was 25 years ago today – March 4th, 1994 – that comic actor John Candy died on the set of the film “Wagons East.” It was his 45th feature film, that extended back 21 years. One of his co-stars was John C. McGinley, best known as the irascible Perry Cox on the sitcom “Scrubs.” In a exclusive soundbite below, McGinley describes the atmosphere on the fateful day the cast was told of Candy’s passing.

John Candy was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. After college he had a bug for performing, and eventually ended up in Toronto with the Canadian branch of “The Second City,” which included fellow performers Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. Radner and Aykroyd went to “Saturday Night Live,” and Candy, O’Hara, Levy, Joe Flaherty, Andrea Martin, Harold Ramis and Dave Thomas went on to form the hilarious “Sctv,” which gained cult
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Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To John Candy On 25th Anniversary Of His Death

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Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To John Candy On 25th Anniversary Of His Death
Monday marks the 25th anniversary of the death of the iconic actor John Candy and Hollywood took to Twitter to pay their respects to the Emmy-winning actor, one of them being fellow Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds. The Deadpool star posted a video on the social media platform which included highlights of Candy’s memorable career.

“It’s the 25th anniversary of John Candy’s passing,” Reynolds wrote on Twitter. “We cooked up a small tribute to a comedic genius and Canadian hero. If you haven’t seen much of his work, take a look at his films. He was a treasure.”

Candy’s children graciously responded to Reynold’s post. Chris Candy thanked Reynolds saying that the video was “lovely” while Jennifer Candy wrote, “This made me cry. It’s so amazing and sweet!” She continued, “He has so many people that absolutely love him, he was one of the best.
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John Candy: Watch This Tribute to the Actor 25 Years After His Passing

John Candy: Watch This Tribute to the Actor 25 Years After His Passing
It’s hard to overstate how big an impact John Candy had on the world of comedy during his time as one of the genre’s biggest movie stars. The actor tragically died at the age of 43 in 1994 after a fatal heart attack, but not before leaving behind an impressive body of work that helped shape some of the most enduring comedies of the 1980s and ’90s.

Monday marks the 25th anniversary of his passing, and as a tribute to Candy’s achievements, fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds shared a collection of some of the actor’s most memorable roles. The video runs through his work on films like the 1987 John Hughes classic “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles,” in which he co-starred alongside Steve Martin. Candy and Hughes would go on to work together again two years later in the fan-favorite “Uncle Buck.”

Aside from Candy’s ability to deliver an iconic line,
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Potd: A Mini ‘Mighty Ducks’ Cast Reunion Happened at a Real Anaheim Ducks Hockey Game

During the 90s, there was an abundance of family friendly sports movies that came from Disney. Sadly, the House of Mouse doesn’t really make movies like that anymore, so today’s generations are still enjoying the likes of movies such as The Mighty Ducks, Angels in the Outfield, Cool Runnings, The Big Green and more. This […]

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‘The Meg’ Review: Jason Statham’s Man-vs.-Shark Blockbuster Needs a Bigger Boat

‘The Meg’ Review: Jason Statham’s Man-vs.-Shark Blockbuster Needs a Bigger Boat
Jason Statham fights a shark.” Say the phrase aloud, let the words swirl around in your mouth like a fine wine. Better yet, let’s up the ante a bit: “Jason Statham, he of The Transporter and Crank movies, fights a giant, toothy, prehistoric shark.” There is so much promise in that sentence, so many wonderful expectations inherent in that high-concept idea. You think of the British action-movie star, a bruiser whose muscles have muscles and who resembles nothing so much as a bullet with stubble, and worry that the
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The Meg Review: Bone Chomping Fun That Brings Plenty of Carnage

The Meg Review: Bone Chomping Fun That Brings Plenty of Carnage
The Meg delivers a fierce prehistoric bite without falling prey to campiness or gratuitous gore. The shark thriller has more science fiction elements than expected. Director John Turteltaub has a story to tell with the monster hunt. This is both a positive and negative. The characters are fully fleshed out, but the narrative lulls with their excessive dialogue. Thankfully the bone chomping action kicks in on cue. The Meg isn't in the same league as Jaws, but far more sophisticated than The Shallows and the god-awful 47 Meters Down.

The Meg opens on the Manta One, a futuristic research station at sea. A billionaire (Rainn Wilson) is visiting his pet project to observe a groundbreaking expedition. Scientists have discovered a hidden world under the ocean floor. Their exuberant exploration quickly turns to horror. A gigantic creature has attacked and trapped their submersible. The extreme depth of the rescue is unparalleled. Only one man,
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‘Deadpool 2': Here Are All the Pop Culture References, From ‘Frozen’ to ‘Sharknado’ (Photos)

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DC Universe

Not only does Deadpool mention Superman, Green Lantern and Batman, but he asks Cable: “You’re so dark — are you sure you’re not from the DC Universe?”

Marvel Superheroes

Deadpool mentions Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thanos and Black Panther — in some form. Deadpool also tells a character, “The Sun is Getting Low,” a clear reference to The Hulk.

John Wick

In the opening credits, director David Leitch is described as “one of the guys who killed the dog in ‘John Wick.'” Leitch directed several scenes in the Keanu Reeves film.

In a state of utter sadness, Wade Wilson compares “Frozen” to Barbra Streisand’s 1983 film “Yentl.”

“Fox & Friends”

In the movie, Deadpool uses “Fox & Friends” as an insult.


Colossus does something that reminds the rest of the X-Force gang of the movie “RoboCop.”

“Harry Potter”

In the movie, the Merc with the Mouth makes a joke
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Film News Roundup: ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Wins Austin Festival Award

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Film News Roundup: ‘Rogue One’ Screenwriter Tony Gilroy Wins Austin Festival Award
In today’s film news roundup, Dan Gilroy is honored by the Austin Film Festival, CBS Films moves forward on its ship cruise comedy, and Good Deed buys SXSW title “Shotgun.”


The Austin Film Festival has named screenwriter Tony Gilroy as the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Screenwriter Award.

Previous honorees of this award have included Lawrence Kasdan, Kenneth Lonergan, Nancy Meyers, and Caroline Thompson.

Gilroy’s credits include the 2007 thriller “Michael Clayton,” which earned him Oscar nominations for directing and original screenplay; writing the first three Bourne films and co-writing and directing the fourth film in the franchise (“The Bourne Legacy”); co-writing the screenplay for “Rouge One: A Star Wars Story”; and producing and writing the political thriller “Beirut,” starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike.

The festival also announced that “Beverly Hills Cop” writer Daniel Petrie, Jr. will receive the festival’s second Heart of Film Award for his
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Cannes: Francesca Eastwood Joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'Wake Up' (Exclusive)

Cannes: Francesca Eastwood Joins Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'Wake Up' (Exclusive)
A trio of names have been added to the cast of mystery thriller <em>Wake Up</em>, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Francesca Eastwood, star of <em>M.F.A.</em> and a former Miss Golden Globe thanks to her father Clint Eastwood, Malik Yoba (<em>Cool Runnings</em>) and William Forsythe (<em>Halloween</em>,<em> The Rock</em>) have joined the film from Vmi Worldwide and Archer Films. Vmi is screening select material to buyers in Cannes.

The story centers around a John Doe (Meyers) who wakes up in Oklahoma in a hospital bed with no recollection of who he is and soon finds that he’s wanted by the police for ...
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Jason Statham Vs. Giant Shark in Fun First Trailer For The Meg

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming new film The Meg in which Jason Statham will face off with a giant Megalodon shark! The movie looks like it's going to be a shit ton of shark terror fun! I'm also a huge fan of Jason Statham and this looks like such a perfectly awesome film project for him to be a part of. It looks like it has a good mix of action, comedy, and complete ridiculouslness. I'm sold!

If you enjoy watching anything with sharks in it and anything that involves Jason Statham kicking ass, I don't see how you're not going to love this!

The movie was directed by Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings) and it also stars Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Robert Taylor. Here's the synopsis:

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation
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Jason Statham Battles a Massive Shark in First Trailer for ‘The Meg’

The shark thriller has had quite a life in the many decades since Steven Spielberg’s landmark Jaws, but it was only a few years ago that we got a film that actually provided a similarly worthy jolt, with Jaume Collet-Serra’s brilliantly executed The Shallows. This summer, it’s Jason Statham’s turn with The Meg, which certainly bites off a more expansive scope than the Blake Lively-led film.

Ahead of an August release, the first trailer has now arrived which shows off its popcorn-munching, cheeky tone, courtesy of director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure, Cool Runnings). Seemingly fully self-aware that those buying a ticket want to see Statham destory some sharks, hopefully it’ll be a fun late summer offering. Also starring Jessica McNamee, Li Bingbing, Winston Chao, Ruby Rose, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Robert Taylor, see the trailer and poster below.

A deep-sea submersible—part of
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2018

Netflix has confirmed that a slew of new original series will be debuting on the streaming service in April. There will also be new to Netflix seasons of some of your favorites from other networks. Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Netflix appearances including the animated classic “The Iron Giant” and several films in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Despicable Me” series.

Of the new Netflix originals, several stand out as particularly binge-worthy, including the freshman seasons of the remake of “Lost in Space” and the TV version of the Oscar-nominated animated film “The Boss Baby.” And there are episodes of both the new David Letterman and Joel McHale talk shows as well as a comedy special from Kevin James.

Available April 1

A Sort of Family

Along Came Polly

Bad Boys

Battlefield Earth

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

Big Time

Body of Lies

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in April

Netflix is wasting no time in letting go of movies this month. On April 1 alone <em>Apollo 13</em>, <em>The Shawshank Redemption, The Whole Nine Yards, Cool Runnings, The Pursuit of Happyness</em> and <em>Wild Wild West </em>leave.

Also leaving the streaming service at the beginning of the month are four Batman films: the 1966 <em>Batman</em> starring Adam West, <em>Batman Returns, Batman Forever</em> and <em>Batman & Robin</em>. Comedies <em>American Pie, Ace Ventura</em> and <em>Caddyshack</em> are also disappearing that first day of April.

As a number of titles are leaving, a variety of films and TV shows are being added to Netflix's library throughout the month. April’s additions ...
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Hulu in April

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Probably the most notable title landing on Hulu in April is the second season of Emmy-winner “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which drops the 27th, but there are plenty of other offerings landing on the streaming service next month. If you’re missing the 2018 Winter Olympics, watch “Cool Runnings” on April 1, along with “Honey,” “Jane Eyre,” and several Hgtv shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Flip or Flop.” The Oscar-nominated animated film “Loving Vincent” arrives on April 19. As for titles leaving Hulu next month, say goodbye to “Amelie” and “Mystic Pizza” starring Julia Roberts on April 30. Also Read: Amazon Has Half as...
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Here’s What Leaving Netflix in April 2018

Netflix has announced the titles it will be adding in April 2018, which means we also have to say good-bye to a handful of titles next month as well. The service is losing some noteworthy titles including Apollo 13, Batman, Batman Returns, Caddyshack, Cool Runnings, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Eagle vs. Shark, John Mulaney: New in Town, Never Let Me Go, Small Soldiers, The Shawshank Redemption, The Prestige, and Exit Through the Gift Shop. If you had these movies on your list for a while, perhaps bump them up to the top so you can check them out before …
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