6) "ALY AT THE MOVIES" (w/ WNT midfielder Aly Wagner)
As the consummate movie critic of the U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Aly Wagner can almost always be counted on for insightful, witty and honest reviews. Unfortunately, due to the packed schedule of the 2004 Olympic Residency Camp this summer, Wagner just didn't get to the local 36-plex all that often. Therefore, in this month's edition of "Center Circle," she shares with us the movies that she really, really wants to see, if only she could get some time between training for the Olympics, traveling for games, hangin' with her boyfriend and learning how to become a big wave surfer.
Aly's List of Must-See Summer Movies
"The Bourne Supremacy": "Despite what you might think, I'm not such a huge fan of Matt Damon, but don't tell my teammate Kate Markgraf that, because her husband Chris could be his stunt double. But what I do love are movies that unveil a new wave of technological gadgets. I am about to buy a car, and unfortunately, it's not the Batmobile. I like when the hero has to constantly outsmart the bad guys, and I have high hopes that this movie isn't like a typically cheesy thriller that features a woman who screams a lot until she is saved by Jason Bourne."
"Mean Girls": "I really want to see this because I have a sneaking suspicion that when I was in high school, I was a member of one of the distinct social groups portrayed in the movie -- you guess which one. And in all honestly, I love high school flicks."
"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story": "You know, I definitely wanted to see this when I saw the previews, but people have given me mixed reviews. Although, after ‘Zoolander,’ you really have to give Ben Stiller a shot no matter how stupid it looks. And after Vince Vaughn's performance in ‘Old School,’ anytime you combine these two, some good comedy is bound to come out of it."
"Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Bergundy": "My boyfriend's step-brother is one of the producers. It's his first big movie, so this is a definitely a must-see. Plus, Will Farrell is one of the funniest men on the big screen. He could take any script and get laughs, probably because at some point in the movie he'll get naked. I would be saying this even if the film didn't have an excellent producer like my boyfriend's stepbrother, who needs to make a killing from this movie so he will take my boyfriend and I out to a really, really nice dinner...and a day at the spa...while on vacation...on our new yacht."
"Fahrenheit 9/11": "Bottom line: Perhaps it's good for some laughs, and good to see for intellectual stimulation so you can join in the many conversations about the film, but don't give Michael Moore your money. Buy a ticket to another movie and sneak in, buy a bootleg DVD or download it from the internet." [Disclaimer: I’m Aly Wagner, and I approve of this ad.]