Posted by sean on May 7, 2005 at 10:39 pm in Football, Movies with No Comments

I went to see Be Cool this evening, the sequel to the 1995 release Get Shorty. The film stars John Travolta, who moves on from the movie business which he got involved with during the original movie and turns his interest onto the music industry.

The film stars a whole host of celebrities in both major and cameo roles. This excess use of talent does affect the storyline in a bad way. However Get Shorty is not about an award winning plotline or breathtaking acting. There are loads of in-jokes about the entertainment industry and funny film references.

This film has received mixed reviews from critics; I liked it, even more so than the original. If you’re after a film with a strong story line and an Oscar winning performance don’t see this. If you’re after a film full of jokes and entertaining gags I highly recommend this.

Moving on from films, I want to have another rant about Lee Bowyer, the Newcastle United and ex-Leeds midfielder. Bowyer made the headlines last weekend for fighting his team mate Kieron Dyer in front of over 50,000 fans.

After being fined over £200,000 and tipped by tabloid papers to be driven out of the club in the summer, Bowyer has come out and expressed his love for Newcastle United Football Club and the fans. Makes you think, he said the same thing about Leeds United and their fans a few years ago, only to go on and stab them in the back. If I was a Newcastle fan I would take those comments with a pinch of salt!

“I’d die for this football club

Bowyer is a liability and a thug. He has had disciplinary problems at every club he has ever played for, both on and off the pitch. I think Bowyer is more interested in money than playing and he knows with his ‘history’ no other club will take him and match the wages he is currently on.

If he stays at Newcastle, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the headlines again for all the wrong reasons. If he leaves Newcastle any club to take him on would be stupid as he could easily tarnish their name.

Bowyer used to be a fantastic midfielder, one of the best in England, in fact one of the best in Europe. It’s such a shame for his clubs and for the England National Team that his behaviour has ruined him.

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