Opening

—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
80% The Congress Aug 29
68% Life Of Crime Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
38% If I Stay $15.7M
19% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

Premieres Tonight

—— The Cosmopolitans: Season One

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Church Ball Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Air ball . . . Air ball . . .

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 1/4

April 13, 2006
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Despite the presence of funnyman Fred Willard, stays mostly on the pre-teen comedy level, obscuring an underlying moral about unity and reaching out to the disregarded

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C-

March 19, 2006
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Recreational basketball leagues offer plenty to laugh at and screenwriter Paul Eagleston mined that material, but not as deeply as he needed to.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Hale's directorial style relies way too much on the kind of cheesy music video montages that have long since been parodied to death, and the religious rock songs used are truly awful.

Full Review Source: New Times

April 29, 2006
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

It commands more attention than previous efforts because of a wonderfully eclectic cast.

Full Review | Original Score: C

March 22, 2006
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Like Kurt Hale's previous Mormon comedies..., Church Ball envelops the viewer in the embrace of the familiar.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

March 17, 2006
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Relies heavily on dumb slapstick, including a few tasteless, low-brow moments.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

March 17, 2006
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Jokes fall flat, characterizations are sketchy at best, setups never receive their payoff, unnecessary subplots slow the already glacial pace.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1/5

April 13, 2006
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Its rowdiness, bathroom humor, cast of familiar but second-rate actors and overall disrespect for organized religion make it seem like any other bad Hollywood farce.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: C-

April 28, 2006
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Will non-Mormons start noticing HaleStorm's productions? I wouldn't bet the tithing money on it yet, but they're heading in the right direction.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

March 23, 2006
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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... a carefree, underdog sports comedy.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 28, 2006
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