MOVIE REVIEW: “Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot”

You’ll notice immediately that this documentary about Dirk Nowitzki is unlike any other sports story you’ve seen before. The music is what gives it away. It’s light and almost comical (I think I even heard a mouth-harp at one point). It’s quite a change from the dramatic music and camera shots we see on sports shows here in the U.S. That’s because Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot was made by German Filmmakers Sebastian Denhardt and Leopold Hoesch. It’s appropriate because Dirk Nowitzki is quite unlike most sports stars anyhow. He is already a basketball legend, but he stays out of the spotlight and directs attention away from himself. So much so in fact, that this movie ABOUT Dirk actually features his peers. The whole first half of Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot focuses on other people, like Dirk’s family and his mentor, Holger Geschwindner. It’s amazing to think that an accomplished athlete like Dirk Nowitzki still listens to the man he trained with as a teenager, but it’s a relationship forged in years of trust. Continue reading →

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PODCAST: Movie Chat With Trudi & Jim at WCSX in Detroit

I started reviewing movies for Trudi & Jim at WCXS in Detroit back in February when Fifty Shades of Grey came out. I love these guys because A) Trudi is awesome and because B) Jim lived in Plano & worked at KVIL for a while. He is awesome as well. I also love these guy because C) they will let me talk & talk & TALK. Any other radio stations I talk to keep my reviews under five minutes. This review is 14 MINUTES LONG! Lord knows, I could talk for DAYS if given the chance.
This week we discussed Magic Mike XXL, Ted 2, and your chance to see Trainwreck WITH Amy Schumer in NYC!
Thanks again to Trudi & Jim! Hope we can get cocktails together one of these days!