At the Movies with Aly Wagner
X2: X-Men United (Action / Released on: 5/5/03):
"Ordinarily, I would say that any movie with Hugh Jackman is a ‘must-see.’ But Hugh Jackman dressed as a wolverine just doesn't do it for me. And since when is science fiction back in vogue? It kind of seems like a movie for the modern day Trekkies."
The Matrix Reloaded(Action / Released on: 5/15/03):
"Can you say...‘Aly: Reloaded’? I will see this as soon as I get some time. Some of my teammates saw it in Alabama on our last National Team trip and loved it."
Down with Love (starring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger; Comedy / Release Date: 5/16/03):
"Ewan...I'm leaving you A ticket for our match against Ireland in Salt Lake City in June. Do not bring a date. I am number 10. See you after the game."
Bruce Almighty (Comedy / Release Date: 5/23/03):
"I love Jim Carrey. I also love Jennifer Aniston, except for the fact that she claimed Brad Pitt before I could even get a shot at him. Jim and Jen together? I don't know. (I’m) not seeing the on-screen chemistry there, but you can't discount that Carrey is a funny, funny man."
Finding Nemo (Animated / Release Date: 5/30/03):
"I actually love animated films, especially with all the technology they have nowadays. I think I will take my niece and nephew even though they won't get much of the humor. Some of these Disney films are pretty high-brow."
2 Fast, 2 Furious (Action / Release Date: 6/6/03):
"Is there such a thing? I do believe they used my driving as a model for this film. I generally use the speed limit as a ‘guideline’...As in, ‘Don't go below what is written on this sign.’ But, I will be taking in the new Vin Diesel flick.”
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (Action / Release Date: 6/27/03):
"Cheeseball my face off. Not a big fan. Could they be more obvious? Putting women in skimpy outfits, tight leather get-ups and editing the movie in such a fashion to make them look athletic and somewhat coordinated? Care to guess the target audience? I will not be spending my $7.50 to sit in a theatre with males ages 17-35...unless I was caught naked in a snowstorm and had to duck into the Cineplex. Actually, I might rent it. Shhhhhhh!"
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (Action / Release Date: 7/2/03):
"He'll 'be back' for a third time? I hadn't heard that. Isn't Arnold too old to terminate anymore? Terminator 2 was one of the best sequels ever, so we can't count this one out."
American Wedding (American Pie III; Comedy / Release Date: 8/1/03):
"There are only a few movies that can pull off sequels. ‘Godfather’ and ‘Austin Powers’ come to mind. ‘American Pie’ is not on that list. It may provide us with a few chuckles, but nothing will ever live up to the first one. Still, I love Eugene Levy. After ‘Best in Show,’ I might go see this just to see him."
Table of Contents
1) At the Movies (w/ WNT midfielder Aly Wagner)
2) In Threes (w/ Under-23 MNT midfielder Logan Pause)
3) Queries and Anecdotes (w/ MNT midfielder Claudio Reyna)
4) Mark That Calendar (MNT vs. Wales – May 26 / MNT vs. N.Z. – June 8)
5) FAN Point/Counterpoint (Who will be the 2003 MLS Rookie of the Year?)
6) "You Don't Know Jack (Marshall)" (WUSA Firsts)
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