Last night I went to a live taping of Radio West where director James Gartner was talking about his movie Glory Road. Then we got to watch the movie for free. Nothing beats a free movie--nothing but being preceded by a live taping of Radio West. I took all my kids and a big, huge, bag filled with candy and drinks that could be opened and eaten quietly (18 dollars worth). We made it through the broadcast and the movie without incident (unless you count canker sores). I really wanted my kids to have a point of reference for the discussion of Martin Luther King and Civil Rights day next week. Also, have you ever tried to get a sitter Monday night in Utah county? Good bloody luck.
It's pretty clear that just as Josh Lucas is Kevin Costner mixed with Matthew McConaughey, Glory Road is Hoosiers mixed with Remember the Titans. The discussion on Radio West was pretty good. And the movie was just about what you'd expect. I wasn't really planning on seeing it until I heard that you could see it for free after watching a live broadcast of Radio West. At any rate, I couldn't help but think that John Voight looked a little silly in his fake nose in the movie. Here's why: During the interview James Gartner said that Voight kept calling him in character (oh brother) and eventually Voight insisted on wearing a prosthetic, as they like to call it, in the movie. The director was concerned and said to John Voight, "I don't want you to look silly." James Gartner told us this all embarrassed--like, can you believe I said that to John Voight. I'm such an idiot! John Voight's response was, "James, have you seen any of my movies?" To me that is less than endearing. Additionally, I hate any actor who insists on prosthetics. And I'm normally a John Voight fan. Mission Impossible, The Champ, etc. But what a ding dong. Especially considering this:
Here he is in Baby Geniuses 2. I'm not saying he looks silly, but it's not such a stretch of the imagination, is it? Is it me?
And here he is as Mr. Sir in Holes--a fine performance, to be sure. Anyway, fascinating guy. Fascinating. Remind me again, was it Angelina Jolie who played his kid in The Champ who is now a Mormon and Ricky Shroder who played his kid in Tomb Raider who he is now estranged from or is it the other way around? I can't keep it straight.
That's right! This is my way of telling you that Ricky Shroder is a Mormon. Score one for our side. Yay! Remember the Titans--and by that I mean, we are coming for John Voight next.