| May 2, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Arundel High School sophomore Chloe Hill entered a screening of the motion picture "42" on Thursday indebted to the film's main character, baseball player Jackie Robinson.
The film depicts Robinson's struggles and triumphs in becoming the first African-...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The actual date of his major league debut, April 15, is commemorated in baseball by all...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Having just seen the wonderful film, "42," the other day, I, too, was struck by the absence of a mention of the Baltimore Afro-American's Sam Lacy in the sports reporting of such a momentous time in baseball, America's and civil rights history. Your...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
It's only April, but a leading contender for this year's Best Picture award is already in a theater near you. "42" is the absolutely compelling story of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American ever to play Major League Baseball and wore that...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 7:13 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie fans slipped into "Oblivion" as the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller led Hollywood with a $38.2 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday.
That domestic haul comes on top of $33.7 million "Oblivion" added in overseas...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Like most films depicting historic accounts of real-life events, the bio-epic "42" carries the immediate disclaimer that it is based on a true story, leaving room for interpretive analysis and creative license. Consequently, dramatic interpretations are...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Years ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete.
Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali.
"That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
“42,” the almost automatically inspirational account of Jackie Robinson’s entrance to major league baseball in the late 1940s, wastes no time trumpeting its story’s rousing power.
“I’m gonna bring...
| Apr 11, 2013
There is the legend.
There is the truth.
Then there are the movies.
In the movie-poster parlance of Warner Bros.' "42," its new Jackie Robinson biopic is "the true story of an American legend." Truer words about an American legend have never been...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:52 AM
"42," writer-director Brian Helgeland's carefully tended portrait of Jackie Robinson, treats its now-mythic Brooklyn Dodger with respect, reverence and love. But who's in there, underneath the mythology? Has the movie made Robinson, a man who endured so...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 3:43 PM
MIAMI — The ball boy is 84 now, and walks with a cane, but no one else in the crowded movie theater this night knows the details of Jackie Robinson's first season in the way he does.
No one else felt Robinson's presence divide the Brooklyn...