There’s no sport movies love to romanticize and showcase as a pivotal component in coming together to overcome seemingly impossible odds more than American Football. Whether its overcoming racial divide, rough upbringings, terrible tragedy, or just wanting to see that obnoxious rich football team lose to the raggedy underdogs, football is mostly the sport of choice it seems. This film definitely falls into that same bucket of films like “Gridiron Gang” (2006), “We Are Marshall”(2006), or whichever one you favor as it tells the story, based around Jim Dent’s novel, of devoted high school coach Rusty Russell (Luke Wilson) leading a ragtag group of orphans to become one of the top football teams in Fort Worth, Texas during the Great Depression. Continue reading Tribeca Film Festival 2021 Review: 12 Mighty Orphans
Year: 2005 Runtime: 103 minutes Writer/Director: Thomas Bezucha Starring: Claire Danes, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Luke Wilson, Tyrone Giordano, Brian White, Elizabeth Reaser, Paul Schneider By Morgan Roberts The holidays bring out the best and worst in people. In this family dramedy, Everett Stone (Dermot Mulroney) is bringing home his girlfriend, Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the … Continue reading Holiday Favorites: “The Family Stone”
Now, DC Universe adds another show to its arsenal with a colourful and youthful rise of a new heroine in “Stargirl” and is already showing its potential to be something really special.
Now, before we get into anything with our titular heroine, I have to say that this opening is absolutely fantastic and presents a unique look to the DC Universe as it delves in a lesser-known team – The Justice League Society of America Continue reading Review: DC Universe’s Stargirl Premiere
If you are unfamiliar with the book or the story in general, be cautious travellers: this is one of those films that is going to be coated in melodrama and ultimately, demanding of your tears. The question is, is the journey worth that outcome?
As with life itself (which primarily ties to the central heart of the story: there are always bright places in dark times) things can be challenging, disheartening, and sometimes downright seemingly hopeless, but we can prevail. That sort of message, even if it’s paraded at times here, is worth seeking, and if it allows someone out there to feel less alone, the intent is successful. Continue reading Review: All The Bright Places