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Ping Pong Playa-movie release September 5 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on September 5, 2008 by funofmovie

Starring: Jimmy Tsai, Andrew Vo, Khary Payton, Roger Fan, Jim Lau
Directed by: Jessica Yu
Produced by: Jeff Gou, Anne Clements, Michael O. Gallant

Genres: Comedy, Romance and Sports
Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Release Date: September 5th, 2008 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for language, including some sexual remarks and drug references.
Distributors: IFC Films

Christopher “C-DUB” Wang is a young Chinese-American man who presents himself with a streetwise, ghetto swagger and dreams of a career as a basketball star. But soon he finds his real gift as a ping-pong player and coach, leading an odd squad of students to a local championship.

Gunnin for That #1 spot movie. June 2008

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on June 23, 2008 by funofmovie

Gunnin for That #1 spot

Genres: Documentary and Sports
Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.
Release Date: June 27th, 2008 (limited)
Distributors: Oscilloscope Pictures

Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot is a 2008 documentary directed by Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys. The movie will premiere at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in April 2008 and will open in theaters June 27th, 2008.

Starring: Bobbito Garcia
Directed by: Adam Yauch
Produced by: Adam Yauch, Jon Doran
Company: Oscilloscope Pictures

It’s hard to imagine the basketball junkie who won’t fall madly in love with Adam Yauch’s new documentary, Gunnin’ for That #1 Spot, simply because it’s a very sincere and admirably straightforward story about eight young men and their passion for the game. Sure, all eight of the high school basketball wizards have their dreams set on NBA fame, but at this early point in their career, these guys just enjoy the game that much. At this point it’s not about money, contracts, or endorsements. It’s almost time for all that jazz, but what’s most important right now, in these formative years, are teamwork, dedication, and talent.

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