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Plot Outline: Samuel L. Jackson plays the controversial high school basketball coach who benched his undefeated team due to their collective poor academic record in 1999.

I sat up last night watching this flick. After seeing the previews and catching that it happened in 1999, it went to the top of my netflicks. Overall it was a good movie, I felt the love and insperational, um insperation of the team. But it was kind of watered down. I mean it felt like I was watching two movies. One good story about the basketball and the team, and one side story about a couple of guys from the team and their lives. Now I dont want to sound like a jerk, but I felt uncomfortable: feeling great about another win and then seeing some guys throw-down in the ghetto. I got the gist that the ghetto is a bad place, I know that having a kid in highschool will severly damper the keggers in college later. But I didn't think that the actors felt those things. Late in the film one of the players girlfriends makes a very tramatic descision, but then shrugs it off. "It's all good." Things like this just turned me off. But then the basketball (which normally I don't like to watch) is back and I can't even remember what the last scene was about. Coach Carter was based on a true story. Now that doesn't always make a good story, but I thought this was an enjoyable film.

I give this movie 3 of 5 oranges. A good movie if you like inspirational-types. And you really get 2 for the price of 1!3Orange.jpg


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Well as some of you know, I recently started getting netflix. And with this blessing/curse I have begun watching movies. Well no that’s wrong, I have started watching, living, and dreaming movies. Sigh here we go again on another obsession. So, with all of that going though my head I have decided to start writing a little bit about the movies that I have seen. You know, to trick myself into thinking that I am not wasting my time.

I have a few catagories that i will grade on: 1. first and foremost, I will grade on whether the film moved me. I desire a great deal from movies, I want an entertaining (though not always happy) look at a story. But most I want to feel something about anything after its over. And 2. As in our head, we all rate films on 1-5. I wouldn’t want the Leaky Orange to get jealous, so we have compromised: 1-5 Oranges.

With all of that said, here is our feature presentation:

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Plot Outline: Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
This was an outstanding movie, doing all the right things. I laughed, loved, and openly wept. Taken in from the first few minutes of the film as the government of Rwanda falls, I felt struck in horror as atrocities against humankind play out on the screen. Although a sometimes violent film, this is very tastefully done. Characters grew with me onscreen, and I heard my wife cry out, as I had earlier, for Paul to defend the people at all costs. All around this is a spectacular motion picture. I watched it this afternoon, and quickly had my wife watching it this evening. This film received a PG-13 for acts of violence and sometimes vulgar language. Rarely do I sit though a movie twice in the same day, but I would watch it again right now.

I give this movie 5 of 5 oranges. C’mon people get up and get out. Come over here and I will watch this with you.5Orange.jpg

But you bring the popcorn.

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