WARNING - There are some curse words. This is an interview with the Hanson Brothers (David Hanson, Steve and Jeff Carlson) of "Slap Shot" fame talking about the movie Goon and their movie. Download it here:
This hockey love story, a Canadian film, was made over 40 years ago and now it’s back on Blu-Ray (and a standard copy) thanks to VSC.
The music was consistent with the era (although too folksy for me) and the cars and hockey equipment; haircuts (Bobby Sherman-esque) are all fun to see. I was a youngster when this was released and it gave me some fun flashbacks.
Some of it was predictable but I give the original producer John F. Bassett and director George McCowan credit for developing a backdrop for a movie that had a lot of hockey stars and making it a story of sorts.
Sports movies are very hit and miss. Hollywood knows that and that’s why you don’t see a plethora of them in any given year. When a sports movie is right, and it’s authentic and hits on all cylinders it’s like poetry in motion.
Gavin O’Connor of “Pride and Glory” fame was the director and one of the writers of this unique screenplay. Back in the day there were quite a few “classic” boxing movies but now that sport has been eclipsed by MMA (mixed martial arts) and the league UFC in particular, and that is the backdrop for this gem.
“Septien” a movie written and directed by Michael Tully had a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s very well acted. It’s a cerebral sports movie for sure, and while it has some laughs it can be pretty dark dealing with some serious issues.
Submitted by Sports Fan (not verified) on Tue, 2009-11-17 01:00
Tiffani Theissen will always be remembered for her roles on “Saved By the Bell” and “Beverly Hills 90210” but now she is playing a role that she absolutely loves. She is Elizabeth Burke, and her new show is the USA hit White Collar, which airs every Friday at 10/9C.