Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Movie Analogies

If you're a hockey buff and a movie buff, you want to read Adam Proteau's piece as he summarizes each NHL team's 2005-2006 in Ebert and Roeper-like fashion.

Here's the movie he compares the Vancouver Canucks to:

Movie: Failure To Launch
Summary: A big-ticket, big-name team panders to its ego and meanders through the second half of the season, more than likely resulting in the Canucks missing the playoffs.
Real Review: "How, exactly, did an idea with this much star power ... manage to misfire?" -- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

I had a good chuckle reading the LA Kings one:

Movie: Derailed
Summary: A promising start to the year is wrecked by a torrent of injuries -- for the third straight season -- to the Kings' most important players. Coach Andy Murray lost his job because of it and GM Dave Taylor could be next.
Real Review: "For the over-initiated, it smacks of been-there, done-that." -- Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
Check out the rest of the piece here.
posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:21 AM


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