JOHNNIE WALTERS: Hoop flicks hitting threes all day long

The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen on the Rockets and the NBA. Rarely do movies come along when it's hard to stop laughing. When you're hesitant to take your eyes off the screen because you think you may miss something.Nowadays, most movies revolve around one-liners. No longer are there deep plots to keep you on your toes.Many studios have resorted to choosing screenplays about comic-book characters while remaking TV shows and old movie classics. Studios have single handedly ruined some classics, turning dramas and action shows, like "The Longest Yard" and "Starsky and Hutch," into slapstick comedies that tanked at the box office.So let's face it, folks: Great movies are just plain scarce these days.If you're a hardcore sports fanatic and crave a good basketball flick, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you may be waiting a while for a good one. The last movie even worth mentioning was "Glory Road," and that was released almost two years ago.Occasionally, you come across a ...
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