Aeros’ rookie defenseman Justin Falk is kind enough to provide Aeros’ fans with his movie reviews in this first installment of “Falk’s Flicks”. “Falker” breaks down the movies watched on the team bus during the Aeros’ most recent road trip that spanned 10 days. Fellow teammate Matt Kassian usually runs the bus DVD player, popping in movie selections from some of the Aeros’ players and staff. Generally, the selections are via democracy and following an Aeros’ victory the movies get rolling as soon as the bus hits the road…Enjoy!
The puck system is used when ranking movies from 1 puck (not so good), to 5 pucks (must see).
FEBRUARY ROAD TRIP
007 Quantum of Solace
Yeah I know exactly what your thinking. How did this movie make it on the bus when its not even released in stores? Let’s just say some of the boys have their ways, legal or not. This is an epic Bond thriller filled with high paced action and gun fire, and it goes down as one of my favorites. It seems like the Bond movies of late are having the whole movie go by before the Bond girl finally wins me over (besides Halle Berry who I adored just off the cover). Afterwards, some of the vets on the team gave it the thumbs up. The only disappointment I could see on anyone’s face was that of Moj [Thomas Mojzis]. Asked why, he replied, “that was my dream car, and it’s totaled.”
Overall rating: 3.5 pucks
Zach and Miri
Passed up from the back of the bus, came this wild entertaining film. It’s about two roommates that are willing to do anything to raise enough money to pay rent. And I mean anything. Lets hope if we find ourselves in this kind of trouble we don’t stoop to this level, even though I wouldn’t put it passed some of the guys. It’s pretty humorous throughout the majority of the film, even when it got mushy during the end. I believe the boys were entertained the most with this flick on the whole trip.
Overall rating: 4 pucks
This was the last movie of the road trip. After a solid win in Iowa nothing could put us to sleep better than another Samuel L. Jackson film. Like how many movies is this guy in already? He’s a single dad of two and also a cop, and I sure hope I don’t run into these problems with my neighbors down the line. So far things have been pretty quiet at the apartments, let’s hope they stay that way! Despite having mixed feelings about him, (my favorite Jackson flick is Coach Carter) the film got mostly positive reactions from the players that watched. The usual boys played crib to pass the short trip to Omaha, while others had their own ways to stay busy, by either reading magazines or in the case of Albs, [Paul Albers] dialed in on his Nintendo DS.
Overall rating: 3 pucks
Well Kass [Matt Kassian] couldn’t have said it better himself after he supplied this one: “You have to see it more than once to find it funny.” I’m not really sure what this movie was about. I heard it had something to do with a stunt devil, so correct me if I’m wrong. I had my iPod plugged in ten minutes into the movie, winding down with the always great, George Strait. Some parts of mild humor from Hot Rod grew the odd chuckle. Who knows if it was from the movie or whatever everyone else happened to be watching as many seats were lit up with personal DVD players. I think Lover [Mitch Love] moved to 7-0 in his NFL Dynasty on PSP during this stretch of the trip.
Overall rating: 2.5 pucks
Walk The Line
Pulling rank on the players, Coach Luke Strand had had enough of the players movie picks. Emerging from the back of the bus with an all-time favorite by many, the coaches had decided to go soft on us. But hey, who am I to complain being a rookie and all. By the way, this was the movie that won me over to Reese Witherspoon, I’ll tell you that much. The entertaining up-and-down life story of the great Johnny Cash kept not only smiles on many, but even caught some sing-a-longs. In particular, video analyst Matt Miller with “Get Rhythm”.