Two movies are being released with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the story line. In Mike Myers' The Love Guru, (June 20 release) a Toronto Maple Leaf team is vying for the Stanley Cup (haha!). You'll either love or hate this typically hilarious Mike Myers movie, but its release is only a month before Bad Ice.
Breakfast With Scot features a gay couple raising an 11 year old boy. In the movie, the parents are former Leaf players. It's had some exposure in film festivals, but I don't see a major theatre release yet.
I picked up the February issue of Vanity Fair because Indiana Jones was on the cover, and inside is an article about Sean Avery, the New York Rangers bad boy. A snippet: ... Avery has quickly developed the reputation of playing hard on and off the ice, leading him to both the penalty box and the gossip columns, where reports of his club-hopping and active love life have restored a touch of glamour to a sport sorely lacking any.
With all this hockey talk lately, the timing of the July release of Bad Ice might be perfect, even if the only ice we see is in our drinks.
Think cool thoughts.
Photograph of Sean by Bruce Weber, Vanity Fair Magazine.