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When the Game Stands Tall: A Football Movie That Leaves It All On The Field



When The Game Stands Tall

There have been many movies based on high school football. From the raunchy memorable Varsity Blues to the emotional Remember the Titans, there’s been quite a few high school football movies to choose from.

Joining the ranks will be the latest gridiron flick, When the Game Stands Tall – a 155-minute ride with great acting from star Jim Caviezel (mostly remembered for his role as Jesus in Passion of the Christ), as well as a number of strong supporting roles from the likes of Laura Dean, Alexander Ludwig and Michael Chiklas.

The movie is based on the 2003 book from Neil Hayes, and incorporates many of the true stories from the amazing 151 game winning streak for De La Salle high school in Concord, CA that went from 1992 to 2004. The streak garnered national attention, and Caviezel plays the role of head coach Bob Ladoucuer, who seems to handle the pressure of coaching a team that just can’t be beat, but also delivers a number of life lessons to his players, making them realize that there are a lot more important things than winning a high school football game.

Ladoucuer has a huge setback, suffering a seizure that lands him in the hospital, and takes him away from the football field for the spring of 2004 into the summer. The team must overcome the tragedy of losing one of their own, as just graduated team leader T.K. Kelly (played well by Stephan James), is gunned down at a party sitting in his car waiting for a friend to come down to give him a ride home. Recovering from his own setback, Ladoucuer recovers and gets back to coaching, helping a new set to seniors take the field for the 2004 campaign.

The season doesn’t deliver right away, as the Spartans lose their opening day matchup to end their 151-game winning streak. With most of the players in tears, Caviezel reminds them of their character as men, and that they can’t let a loss define them. After another loss, the team regroups after a visit to a rehab facility for war vets. With most missing limbs and sharing stories of war time, the team gets inspired and quickly start to get back to the basics of ‘team first’ and putting one another ahead of self.

Their season reaches the brink in their third game against fellow California high school powerhouse Cal Long Beach Poly, and in the end the team has to fight huge odds to pull out a win and put their season back on track. They put their season back on track, playing again as a team as the Spartans seniors step up to teach the younger players and take charge in looking to try to win another state title.

Caviezel’s acting is a highlight, and the overtones of the movie delivers, making you walk out of the theater ready for another great high school season on the gridiron, and ready to strap you helmet and put on the shoulder pads for a movie that should be mentioned with the great high school football movies ever made.

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Check Out The Official Teaser Trailer For ‘Bumblebee’



Bumblebee Poster

With Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s disappointing performance and lackluster fan reception, you’ve heard the term Star Wars fatigue being thrown around lately. People have been complaining about that with the Transformers movies for a while now as well, myself included. So how do you reinvigorate a franchise about transforming robots?

You ditch those Michael Bay explosions and over-the-top plot lines and you focus on a single Transformer, making the plot more intimate. And if the Bumblebee trailer is any indication, you also give this story more of an 80’s Steven Spielberg flair.

As we can see from the trailer, it’s 1987, and a young woman (Hailee Steinfeld) has discovered a discarded Beetle in bad condition. Heck, it even has a beehive inside, which explains the roots of his name. She takes the car home, starts fixing it up, and in the process she activates something that brings the Transformer to life.

It won’t surprise anyone that the pair become fast friends, and it looks like they will be on the run from Sector 7’s Transformer-hunter, Agent Burns (played by John Cena). There will still be explosions and action, just not on that dizzying Michael Bay level. And that looks like it will be very refreshing for this series.

If they keep going retro and get back to the roots of the Transformers, we could have a popular Transformers series that is much deeper than what we’re used to.

Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think about Bumblebee.

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4 Of The Most Anticipated Movies Of The Summer



There has never been a better time to be a movie fan, as this summer has quite a number of highly-anticipated releases headed for the big screen. So which ones are worth ponying up for at the box office, and which ones are you better off waiting for to come out on DVD? We’re here to give you a quick rundown of four of the biggest movies coming out this year that you absolutely have to experience for yourself on the big screen, with popcorn in hand.

So sit back and enjoy, but be forewarned. If you’re a student, you may want to find a site that has essay papers for sale, and if you’re an office worker, you might want to give up the hopes of that promotion. Because you’re going to be glued to your seats waiting for these movies.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

It’s crazy to think that the Jurassic Park series started way back in 1993. That movie seems like a long time ago compared to the last one! Jurassic World saw Chris Pratt square off against a whole bunch of dangerous dinosaurs. And there must be something that audiences love about these huge and scary creatures, as they are coming back around for a sequel!

Four years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return back to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a formerly dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, the last of the Velociraptors that he trained, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. This is sure to be a wild ride.

Ant-Mat and the Wasp

In 2015’s Ant-Man, we watched Paul Rudd don his super-suit, which let him shrink down in size while increasing in strength, thus allowing him to pull off a heist to help save the world. Now everyone’s favorite microscopic superhero is back for a long-awaited sequel.

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.


Didn’t we just have a Jungle Book movie? Yes, Jon Favre brought everyone’s favorite childhood story to life a few years back, but this one is all new, with Andy Serkis taking the directorial reigns. The story follows Mowgli (played by Rohan Chand), and his adventures through the jungle of India. He’ll run into characters played by the likes of Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Mowgli will have to find his way through the dangerous jungles, and might just come to face to face with his real heritage and ancestry. A great, wild adventure film that will definitely get your pulse racing.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Yes, another movie in the X-Men franchise! There’ve been so many, it’s honestly getting hard to remember where they all started, right! In this latest movie, Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

Now Magneto, Professor X, and the rest of the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. This should be a battle for the ages, and we’re counting down the days until it’s release.

So there you have it, four highly-anticipated movies that have got us and the rest of the world on the edges of our seats, waiting with baited breath for the next little snippet of information to be released.

Which one of these movies are you most excited to go see when they hit the theaters?

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Check Out The Action-Packed Trailer For ‘Mission: Impossible Fallout’



Tom Cruise reprises his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Fallout, the latest movie in the Mission Impossible series, and as you can see from this trailer, the movie delivers more of the same stunts, explosions and ridiculously dangerous things that keep us coming back for more, even after all of these years.

In Mission Impossible: Fallout, when an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Returning cast members include Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Rebecca Ferguson, and Michelle Monaghan. Joining the dynamic cast are newcomers Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby, with writer/director Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.

Mission Impossible: Fallout blasts into theaters on July 27th, 2018.

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