Director: Brian Robbins
Starring: Chris Evans, Bryan Greenberg, Scarlett Johannson
Release date: January 30 (US). Having been exposed to the pitiful Jawbreaker recently I was not in the market for another ‘hilarious’ school comedy. What happens? I get another. May contain detention with ScarJo and spoilers…
Director: Darren Stein
Starring: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz
Release date: January 30 (US, movie debut). Safe to say I wasn’t expecting this when I first saw the title, thought I was getting torture-porn horror or something. May contain the loss of the will to live and spoilers…
This is a new idea I’m trying out it’s a short quick review about movies and TV shows everybody is probably already very familiar with and don’t require much writing about. At this point I think I’m just going write about things I like but I really haven’t worked out the rules as of yet that’s because when I thought of this, it was 20 minutes after midnight, I can’t sleep and I’m bored so this sounded like a good idea, we will see how it pans out.
America is the only nation I can think of where common teenage high school kids are placed in sporting programs en mass, come under extraordinary pressure to perform, and are called failures if they don’t succeed. Sure, this is not exclusive to America, but rarely are those kids considered failures, and told their future is ruined, if they don’t achieve this success in non-academic activities. ‘Friday Night Lights’ is about that pressure. It comes from coaches, family, students, media and even strangers. These kids are under the microscope, every success celebrated, every failure criticized.