You don’t have to love ice hockey in order to enjoy this violent, yet charming rags-to-riches story. You will meet Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a good-natured guy working as a security guard at a bar in a small town in Massachusetts. Doug is aware that he is not the smartest cookie in the jar and feels like a black sheep in his brainy family. At times, his only support is his goofy, hockey-loving fried Pat (Jay Baruchel). Due to a lucky set of circumstances (punching a hockey player in the face real hard, splitting open his helmet) he becomes an enforcer for a minor league ice hockey team. His sole task is to beat up the opponents. All Doug wants is to belong somewhere and do something he is good at, and becoming a hockey player is more than he could ever dream for...Read More
The fourth Paramount movie made by the Marx Brothers, this clownish college football comedy is a masterpiece classic. You will have the pleasure of seeing the madcap team of Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo Marx at their very best, in this ludicrous burlesque filled with goofy antics, whimsical musical numbers, surreal humor, bizarre characters, and dialogues deliberately violating common sense. In addition to its charming extravagance, it is a satirical take on college education and a parody of the college movies popular at the time.
The plot revolves around Huxley College and its newly chosen president, professor Wagstaff (Groucho Marx) who assumes presidency at the College only to dissuade his son Frank, already twelve years a student, from fooling around with girls...
Bull Durham is probably the best movie ever made about baseball and one of the greatest sports movies of all time. It is a critically acclaimed, award-winning film written and directed by an Oscar-nominated director Ron Shelton, who is mostly famous for his sports movies (such gems of the genre as The Best of Times, Tin Cup, and White Men Can’t Jump). Shelton himself was a former baseball player, an experience that he used to create an incredibly authentic atmosphere, bringing his audience into close and intimate contact with the world of baseball...Read More
If you are in the mood for a light and cheerful entertainment, you will enjoy this coming-of-age film about a young girl falling in love with the roller derby. Whip It is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, based on an autobiographical novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross. The main character is Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page, the star of Juno), a seventeen-year-old trying to escape the depressing monotony of her small-town life and just be herself. She goes to school, works as a waitress, and attends beauty pageant competitions at the behest of her mother, a former beauty queen. What she desperately wants however is to get away and live an exciting life of her own...Read More
The Golden Globe winner in the category “The Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy”, this is another cult classic of the sports film genre, one of the biggest hits directed by pugnacious and caustic Robert Aldrich. The plot is characteristic of Hollywood, the center of the story being a prison football match between an underdog team of bandits and criminals against the team of their corrupt guards. Burt Reynolds is Paul Crewe: a former superstar quarterback with a problematic past and a devil-may-care attitude, who winds up in a Florida prison after crashing his girlfriend’s car. Prison warden Hazen (Eddie Albert) is a sadistic puppet master, obsessed with power, and a football fanatic who forces Crew to train other inmates to play against his own team made up of cops...Read More