I think we can safely call Semi Pro the harbinger of 2008's summer movies to come- it is definitely not typical of the fare (read: romantic comedies, and other miscellaneous junk) that we are inundated w/ every spring, and which I resolutely refuse to walk into.
Title: Semi Pro
Cast: Will Ferrel and a bunch of other folks.
This is seriously NOT BAD. But that is honestly all you can say about it, since the premise is typical of Will Ferrell movies of the past year or so- a sports movie about an underdog. Ferrel is Jackie Moon, owner-coach-team member-promoter of the American Basketball Association's (ABA) Flint Michigan Tropics. The team is terrible, but through the course of the movie, Moon rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true. Been there, seen that.
What keeps it together is that the jokes are fresh and laugh-out-loud funny, and Will makes a damned good effort, which is why this movie even deserves a mention- the man puts in 100%+, and you gotta applaud that. Plus he is from my school, and I've admired him for years on SNL, so I'll watch everything he plays in anyways :)
Other mentions: Outkast's Andre does a pretty decent job as one of Moon's team mates, and I hope to see him in other stuff too. It was also fun to see Woody Harrelson in that crazy 'do :).
Happenings: I am working on a posting of Baazi (1951), which is going super slowwwwww. I also hope to catch Vantage Point (2008) later this week- enthu about that.