What to Watch: Movie/Show Reviews

The Highlights: Based on a true story, this film will have everyone cheering for Philadelphia's own Vince Papale as he takes a chance when the Philadephia Eagles have an open tryout.

Drink Pairing: Budweiser

Based on a true story, this film will have everyone cheering for Philadelphia’s own Vince Papale (Mark Wahlberg) as he takes a chance when the Philadelphia Eagles have an open tryout. Everyone assumes Vince’s attempt to make the team will be another disappointment for this hard-knocks, blue collar guy,…

The Highlights: As a southpaw from South Philly, Rocky is plucked out of anonymity to fight powerful Apollo Creed in an epic match.

Drink Pairing: Rocky Balboa

You know the music, you know steps, you know the story…but it is never too late to relive the glory of Rocky’s rise to personal success both in and out of the boxing ring. As a southpaw from South Philly, Rocky is plucked out of anonymity to fight powerful…

The Highlights: Early losses and some bad coaching get the team off to a rough start but grit is the key ingredients to their success.

SYNOPSIS: Penalties can be harsh, and Gordon Bombay learns this quickly when an arrest for drunk driving lands him community service as a coach for a youth hockey team. Bombay has his own storied history as a youth hockey player, and through coaching the assembled misfits District 5 team,…

The Highlights: This heartwarming sports movie focuses on a female soccer player as she breaks away from her traditional family to pursue her passion for the sport.

SYNOPSIS: Taking its title from soccer legend David Beckham and his ability to score on free kicks by curling the ball past a wall of defenders, this heartwarming sports movie focuses on a female soccer player as she breaks away from her traditional Indian Sikhs family in London to…

The Highlights: Four inspired young men recruit a disgraced former bobsled champion to coach them and painstakingly practice in a makeshift sled with wheels.

Drink Pairing: Flaming Jamaican Bobseld

SYNOPSIS: This fun, frolicking film is loosely based on the true story of the Jamaica National bobsled team from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Four inspired young men recruit a disgraced former bobsled champion to coach them and painstakingly practice in their own country in a makeshift sled…