Whether you know your Selecao from your Seleccao or are just looking to get up to speed, here’s a starting lineup of soccer films to help you get ready for the World Cup.
It’s the heart of the summer again, mid-July, that time of year when America’s pastime celebrates its All-Star game. This year on July 16, the eighty-forth midsummer classic will be held in Queens, NY, at Citi Field. Everything about the venue materializes all the history and feelings that come with being a baseball fan -- and, naturally, many books and films have attempted to capture the essence of the sport with which America has grown up. Here are three of our All-Star picks for baseball movie adaptations that capture the spirit of the season.