August 25, 2001 - AP's Malcolm
Ritter reviewed Summer Catch calling it "a good opportunity to ogle attractive
young men and women... but it's not much more than that."
25, 2001 - A fantastic Q&A with Jessica Biel is on EW.com where Jessica
talks about the Gear photo shoot saying, "First of all, I wasn't happy
with those pictures either. I saw pictures that were different from the
ones that ran in the magazine. We thought the layout was going to be much
more subdued. I'm talking about how much was shown of my chest area. So
I was shocked and my family was heartbroken about the pictures that ran.
It was really difficult, but you know, it's over now and I'm OK with it
and my family knows that that's never ever going to happen again." Jessica
adds, "I look back now and I'm like, 'God, I was a nutball!'" Read more.
August 25, 2001 - Mack Bates
of the Journal Sentinel reviewed Summer Catch saying it "aims to be a Generation
X Bull Durham but ends up falling somewhere between Major League and The
Bad News Bears All Grown Up."
August 25, 2001 - The Pittsburgh
Tribune's movie critic Ed Blank gave Summer Catch 1 1/2 stars saying, "Summer
Catch wasn't produced. It was Xeroxed. And still they smudged it."The full review at pittsburghlive.com has since been removed.
August 25, 2001 - Louis Hobson
of the Calgary Sun gave mixed reviews on Summer Catch saying the film "has
its moments, but as far as raunchy summer comedies and baseball movies
go, it's definitely minor league." Read more.
August 25, 2001 - Jessica
Biel talked about her role as an upper-class girl in Summer Catch admitting,
"I tried to make her look more refined. I took away the slang. I stopped
saying 'you know' and 'like'. I worked on my posture. My back was always
straight as a board."
August 25, 2001 - The Seattle
Times' Pam Sitt comments on Summer Catch saying, Unfortunately, what is
meant to be inspirational is merely laughable, and what is meant to be
a Summer Catch is a total dud."
August 25, 2001 - The Detroit
Free Press' Terry Lawson slammed Summer Catch calling it, "the movie equivalent
of a player called up because someone has been killed in a plane crash
or arrested for soliciting a transvestite. It is to movies what expansion
is to baseball: You've built the parks; now you have to have something
to put in them." The full story at freep.com has since been removed.
August 25, 2001 - The Philadelphia
Enquirer's Steven Rea joined the Summer Catch bashing parade saying, "Prinze,
with his puppy-dog frown and unconvincing athleticism, is about as lightweight
as a leading man can get, and Biel's line-readings make a perfect match
for his: the vacuity is frightening." Rea actually had the most positive
review I've read giving it 2 stars anyways. The full story at philly.com has since been removed.
August 23, 2001 - eZuma.com
had photos, since removed, of Jessica Biel, who apparently arrived alone (though Beverly
Mitchell was there) at the Summer Catch premiere in Los Angeles last night.
August 23, 2001 - Well Jessica
actually has done some Summer Catch promo work as apparently she chatted
on AOL yesterday. Since I don't have AOL, hopefully someone can post a
transcript on the message boards.
August 21, 2001 - Jessica
Biel was onhand at the Teen Choice awards where 7th Heaven won an award.
Jessica was wearing a white ultra tight, jaw-dropping tanktop and thanked
August 21, 2001 - While Freddie
Prinze Jr. is lined up for press appearances all over late night television,
radio, even ESPN, Jessica Biel from what I can find isn't doing any press
for Summer Catch. Strange eh, especially for someone trying to establish
a film career.
August 21, 2001 - Freddie
Prinze was on with Howard Stern Monday morning and Howard asked if there
was any chemistry between him and Jessica Biel. Freddie said Jessica was
great and they are friends, but he is commited to Sarah.
August 15, 2001 - Allpop.com
reports Jessica Biel will return to 7th Heaven for a full season, appearing
in every episode starting this fall. Jessica then plans to spend the seventh
and eighth season doing guest spots on the drama. Read more.
August 15, 2001 - TheWB.com
has a short interview with Jessica Biel where she gives a somewhat bizarre
answer on coping with fame, "Fame is kind of weird sometimes, but I'm used
to it. Sometimes I freak myself out that I'm so used to it. But it's like,
I don't know, peeing! It's natural." The interview has since been removed.
August 8, 2001 - Freddie
Prinze Jr. had great things to say about his Summer Catch co-star Jessica
Biel to Entertainment Tonight Tuesday. Prinze says, "I just believe in
her, and she'll be as big as she wants to be."
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