Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Spade Racing's Early-Summer Movie Preview

Its getting hotter outside.  Family's coming over.  And Jimmie Johnson's winning again.  Sounds like a good time to see a movie.  Here's the racing-themed filmed coming soon to a theater near you.

Men in Black III--Nascar's mysterious memory erasers visit fans who refuse to go along with the story.  Rick Hendrick never went to jail.  He never broke laws to get a leg-up over smaller dealers.  His 200th win is a good thing.
Moonrise Kingdom--A look at the legendary infield inhabitants of Talladega Superspeedway.  No, not during race weekend.  Amongst those featured:  The guy who cuts the grass, and a guy who thinks that Phil Parsons is Governor.
Chernobyl Diaries--A camera-crew follows the man with the most-difficult job in Nascar--getting radioactive Kurt Busch a ride in 2013.
Battlefield America--Formula 1 tries for the fourth or fifth time to kinda-sorta become popular-ish in the USA.
Lola Versus--Wally Dallenbach Jr. is replaced by a new announcer who looks like a woman and talks like a man (that's Lola.  La-la-la-la-Lola).
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding--We go back to the 70's to tell a young basketball phenom from North Carolina that, in addition to dominating a "video game" called "NBA Jam", he'll become famous for talking about "haulin' the mail".
Dark Horse--When his jockey gets sick the day of the Belmont Stakes, I'll Have Another takes on a man who knows how to race for about two minutes--Joe Nemechek.
Rock of Ages--Fans from 8 to 80 come together and realize, "You know what?  Rockingham was really kinda dull."