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Old March 16th 09, 10:24   #666
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Re: What are you watching now?

Surprisingly I didn't see Ali, despite its subject matter. I don't necessarily have a problem with Will Smith but I couldn't imagine him doing the movie and character justice.

I wonder if my favorite boxer of all time, Sugar Ray Robinson, might make a worthy biopic. Or any of the old greats- Luis, Dempsy, etc. The only one I can think of is LaMotta in my 2nd favorite boxing movie of all time, Raging Bull. But those old timers had much more interesting careers than the modern guys.
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