When the Game Stands Tall

When the Game Stands Tall

The mostly true story of a high school football team that learns how to win through losing

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Land Ho!

Two older guys get their groove back, while surrounded by beautiful scenery, in this low-key indie
If you're going to take an aimless road trip, you might as well go somewhere exotic.

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The November Man

Standard spy actioner with lone wolf, pretty girl and badly behaving Russians
Everything I know about espionage I learned from movies, and it seems to be a hard fact that there is no such thing as a "retired" spy. Former CIA operative Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan, still looking very on-the-job suave) is just chillin' in Switzerland when an old colleague comes to visit: Can Devereaux go to Moscow and exfiltrate another former colleague who's got some compromising info about the hard-ass most likely to be Russia's new president?

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Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry's new film is slight, but whimsical and charming
With Mood Indigo, French filmmaker Michel Gondry returns to the surreal and visually inventive after recent forays into the mainstream (The Green Hornet) and teen slice-of-afternoon (The We and the I).

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The Giver

Phillip Noyce's adaptation of Lois Lowry's novel begins with an interesting premise but fails to follow through
In the future, humans live in a self-contained space atop a cloud-shrouded mesa, a bland planned community where emotions are chemically suppressed and everything is orderly.

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The Expendables 3

This aimless actioner is only for the Expendables completist
Fast facts about Patrick Hughes' actioner to help you decide whether this largely plotless he-man-and-weapons extravaganza is right for you: Stars Sylvester Stallone.

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If I Stay

Teenage girl tackles life, love and tragedy in this fairly low-key melodrama
It might be my advanced age, but I would have much preferred hanging out with the lively, hip parents depicted in this film rather than the mopey teens all confused about life, love and stuff.

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