Kobe: Doin' Work

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Night Live
11:29 pm/ET NBC
Where there's Will, there's a way. The long-lasting late-night show closes its 34th season by turning to an old friend. Serving as host is erstwhile SNL player Will Ferrell, star of the forthcoming film Land of the Lost. Ferrell likely won't get lost on the familiar Studio 8H stage, where he roamed for seven years and mined sketch-comedy gold with recurring characters such as George W. Bush, James Lipton and perky cheerleader Craig Buchanan. And let's hope he plays more cowbell. Rock punkers Green Day, hot off the release of their 21st Century Breakdown CD, storm the stage in their third SNL appearance.

Read on for previews of MADtv, Kobe: Doin' Work, Preakness Stakes and Beverly Hills Groomer.  Read Full Article

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With unprecedented access and utilizing 30 cameras, Spike Lee brings the audience onto the court with superstar Kobe Bryant as his Lakers battle the Spurs in a game with major playoff implications. Through pre-game prep, fast breaks, team huddles, and post-game interviews, it's just another day at the office for one of the NBA's best. Screening at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. For more information and tickets, visit www.tribecafilm.com/festival.

Free | IMDB Videos Aired: 1/1/2009

Kobe Doin' Work -- A documentary following Kobe Bryant during one day of the 2008 NBA playoffs.

Free | Trailer Addict Posted: 10/7/2011

For most of us, a day at the office is never accompanied by media interviews and roaring crowds. For Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, though, this is just a routine part of his job. In the spring of 2008, with the Lakers set to face off against the San Antonio Spurs in a late-season game with major playoff implications, legendary filmmaker and conspicuous sports fan Spike Lee took the opportunity to show what it's like for a top athlete like Kobe to go to work. With unprecedented access, Lee follows him from his arrival at the Staples Center through team meetings and pregame warm-ups, during the game itself, and at the end of his day as he, his wife, and his kids get in the car to drive home. During the game, a wireless body mic and upwards of 30 cameras under the direction of cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Iron Man, The Fountain) captured Bryant's every move and word. The result is an elegant and poetic conception of watching and experiencing a basketball game side-by-side with one of the best NBA players of the modern era. An ESPN Films presentation.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Saturday Night Live
11:29 pm/ET NBC
Where there's Will, there's a way. The long-lasting late-night show closes its 34th season by turning to an old friend. Serving as host is erstwhile SNL player Will Ferrell, star of the forthcoming film Land of the Lost. Ferrell likely won't get lost on the familiar Studio 8H stage, where he roamed for seven years and mined sketch-comedy gold with recurring characters such as George W. Bush, James Lipton and perky cheerleader Craig Buchanan. And let's hope he plays more cowbell. Rock punkers Green Day, hot off the release of their 21st Century Breakdown CD, storm the stage in their third SNL appearance.

Read on for previews of MADtv, Kobe: Doin' Work, Preakness Stakes and Beverly Hills Groomer. read more

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Premise: Years of sitting courtside for Knicks games at Madison Square Garden have refined filmmaker Spike Lee's eye for athleticism and star power. Both qualities are captured in glorious detail in his chronicling of a day "on the job" for Lakers star Kobe Bryant. Cameras double-team the 2008 NBA MVP in action against rival San Antonio Spurs, from his arrival at L.A.'s Staples Center to his departure, along with some dynamic in-game audio. The ground-level view in particular should give Kobe fans and haters alike a new appreciation for the 13-year veteran's silky-smooth scoring abilities and defensive effort over the course of 40-plus rougher-than-you-realize minutes on the court.

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