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Mike Weaver's Media Blitz

Wednesday, 31.10.2007 / 9:00 PM / Features
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Admittedly, it's been about a year but Weaver still remembers the last time the fiction literary world caught his attention with the old classic, "The Firm" by John Grisham.

"Everyone’s seen the movie with Tom Cruise about a lawyer put in a bad situation and wanting to make things right in the end.  I’m a movie guy so that’s pretty much what I do now is just watch movies."

While it's difficult to keep up with novels, he's no stranger to reading.

"I guess as far as books, every so often, I’ll pick up a computer book or something like that. I’m more into spreading my knowledge as far as after hockey and things like that."

"I design websites so I like to keep up my knowledge on stuff like that."
 
During a recent road trip to Washington, Weaver took some down time to catch a flick in the political centre of America.

Released just over a month ago, the decision to watch The Kingdom was something a little out of the ordinary.

"I’m more into the comedies and where you can get little chuckles here and there – more of the dry humour.  I would recommend it - I always like seeing different types of movies but it was a different type of movie than I’m used to."

Watching a movie about U.S. government agents investigating the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East is a little more serious than what's expected during the rare free time of a professional hockey player.

"In our line of work, after practice, you’ve got the rest of the day to kill so it’s kind of good to sit back, relax, rest the body and watch a movie."
 
It's not always serious for Weaver, in fact, it's rarely ever very serious.  The last movie he saw on dvd is Meet the Fockers and there's no doubt it's been played multiple times since he owns it. 

As a fan of Ben Stiller, of course his favourite character is Greg, the main character, who's trying to survive a weekend with his polar opposite parents and in-laws .

"He’s one of my favourites.  Will Ferrell also another one of my favourites."

Stiller, also starred in the prequel, Meet the Parents but there's nothing wrong with sticking to some of the oldies to brighten up a rainy Vancouver day.

"I like to watch Dumb and Dumber, Airplane with lots of dry humour, always cheers the day up."
 
Okay, so CDs are almost ancient now but go back and really think hard about the last one you bought. Can you?  Weaver couldn't.

"I haven’t bought a CD in forever but it would probably be Rascal Flatts.  I usually just download straight from iTunes so I don’t usually buy whole CDs."

While his most recent purchase is the their newest release, Still Feels Good, his favourite song, Bless the Broken Road, comes from the album released in 2004.

Weaver reveals something that may surprise some people.

"I’m a big country fan – most of the hockey players are [with some exceptions]."
 
Can't get away without asking the web guy about the last website he visited right?  And like a true businessman, he throws in a quick plug.

"My own – defensefirst.com. It’s my hockey school and I go on from time to time to check how many people have been on it."

Weaver's also getting ready a new addition to his family when he becomes dad to a baby boy in a few months.

"I’m going to be a father so other than that, it’d be Babies "R" Us, just checking things out.  We registered for baby shower stuff."