Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Balls of Fury is the latest and least of the quasi-sport sports movies. Its cast is a who’s-who of comedians the crazy kids like—you’ll spend much of your time whispering to your friends, “hey, isn’t that --?” And yes, I can confirm for you now: that is the guy from Office Space and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Diedrech Bader). Yes, that’s the T-1000 (Robert Patrick). Yes, that is the ubiquitous Patton Oswalt. Yes, that is the guy who played Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa). Yes, that is the sportscaster from Anchorman (David Koechner). And, finally, yes, that is the Reno 911 guy (Thomas Lennon), and one of the writers of the film.