Personally choosing which Ben Kingsley film to review this month for our actor spotlight was quite easy for me. I’ve been a fan of Kingsley’s work for years but I have to admit that I for the main part have just seen him in supporting roles. Roles he excelled in no less but still supporting. So when I read the synopsis for House of Sand and Fog I was intrigued and geared up to see a more leading role.
I play hockey and I fornicate, ’cause those are the two most fun things to do in cold weather.
Those who know me know that I am a huge hockey lover beside a movie lover. So when we decided to do a month dedicated to sports, it was a no-brainer for me. The only question was “What hockey movie to review?” 2004′s Miracle about the 1980 USA Olympic team was a consideration. I even contemplated 1986′s Youngblood with Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze. Sure there are The Mighty Ducks movies as well. Ultimately I went with 1999′s Mystery, Alaska. Sure there is also 1977′s Slap Shot, but I felt I couldn’t do that movie enough justice with a review for that is the Holy Grail of hockey movies.