Monday, January 28, 2008

Poolhall Junkies

Poolhall Junkies. This is a movie I've loved and owned for a while. I owned it, lent it to someone and never saw it again. Then I re bought it, lent it to someone, then never saw it again, again.
I own it now for the third time, and it's not leaving my house. I try to show it to my pool playing friends cause they tend to appreciate it.

Basically, it's a pool movie kind of similar to Rounders but it doesn't take itself as seriously. Mars Callahan writes/directs/stars in this little niche gem. There's some good pool action, and some very cool Christopher Walken. He gives one speech that I think anyone should listen to before a sporting event. It might give you chills. Evil Chazz Palminteri and a weirdo Rick(y) Schroeder are icing on the cake.

Anyhoo, I watched it with my friend Dan, hoping it would make us want to play pool. It did. So we decided to check out another new(to us) pool hall. Corner Pocket(yeah I know another awful web site), in Waltham is very close to my house. We forgot the directions but made out way over there. Fairly large pool hall, tables were fine. it was pretty expensive though, and the food/bar area is separate. Separate ordering, separate checks ... For just pool it would be ok, but nothing has unseated Boston Billiards as the venue of choice yet.

(in case you're wondering he kicked my butt with a house Cue)

1 comment:

Marissa + Scott said...

Sounds like a good flick...can I borrow it?