Archive for Raging Bull

Tyson the Rapist – The Facts

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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I found a link on Facebook to Neil Patrick Harris doing a song-and-dance number to open the Tony Awards in New York. It was vaunted as the ‘best awards ceremony opener ever’. Conspicuously, it also featured a brief cameo from Iron Mike himself. Continue reading

The Ricky Nixon Show

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The phenomenon of the disgraced footballer has ossified into a genre. Continue reading

Wayne Carey: The Truth Hurts

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

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I went into this book hoping for a Raging Bull story (I’m referring, of course, to Martin Scorsese’s film about the boxer, Jake La Motta). That said, I was expecting a fairly blunt and simplistic tool designed to resuscitate Wayne’s media career. I was disappointed on the one hand, confirmed on the other, but nonetheless, held in the grip of the tale. Continue reading

'Goodfellas' Versus 'Love Ranch'

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by Jarrod Boyle

I think it’s time for a genre called ‘Scorsese’. Continue reading

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