Monday, January 16, 2006

Glory Road

Barely went to see a movie today on my day off. Glory Road was to start at 1:55 and my wife got home from her lunch at 1:56. I live 2 minutes from the theatre so I still went. The place was packed. I bypassed the ticket lines to buy my tickets at the self serve kiosk just inside. Outside I may have been 10th in line and inside I was third. There were 12 tickets left when I made my purchase. I sat on the front row and on the side.

The movie was great. A combination of Rocky, Rudy, and Hoosiers. It was a basketball movie that focused on one year in the life of Bob Haskins and Western Texas College and their run to the national title game against heavy weights like Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky. The movie also dealt with racial tensions of the time. It was set in 1965 and if the movie was accurate it was the first time that 5 black players ever started a game for one team.

The movie has some light, funny pieces as well as some tense issues. I do not feel that there was a letdown in the movie and I may go and see it again when the place isn't packed so I can see the whole action with sound coming at me correctly. Sitting in front row and all the way to the side does very little to bring out the movie. I love period pieces and this was set about 40 years ago.
I highly recommend it.

Day 8 of the diet and I'm under 1000 calories at 5:34pm. I've also treadmilled for 28 minutes, 1.5 miles and burned an estimated 200 calories.

Keep going me!


Wiccachicky said...

I really would like to get out to see a film. I haven't been to one the entire winter break and there are so many I want to see. Maybe I can talk my partner into taking me out later this week. :)

Pigs said...

Go MAN, get busy! Yay for diet. You are becoming a diet blog. I have never gone to see a movie by myself. Is that sad? Bear in mind that I have only seen maybe 4 movies with my spouse in a theater. Just not a big movie person. Too expensive.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to wiccachicky: King Kong is okay. Narnia was really good. If you like sports movies Glory Road was really good. I'm all about movies.

The MAN Fan Club said...

Reply to pigs: I hardly ever go with my wife. I'll go 10 times alone to each time she goes with me. The kids and needing a sitter take care of that. I LOVE movies. You've got a $10 giftcard that will buy 2 tickets at prime time.