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Sydney White, The Game Plan, & Blonde AmbitionPosted Tuesday, January 22, 2008, at 9:07 AM
So the week has come and gone and my blog was updated a bit late. I apologize and without further delay - on with the reviews!
I reviewed it in theaters and I'm sure most of you missed it, but this is a golden opportunity to watch a flick that doesn't take itself seriously and manages to entertain, even with its thin, made-for-tv storylines. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12873....
The Game Plan
So, The Game Plan was the next in a long line of Disney movies starring a tough guy that has to soften up because of some ridiculous situation. This time, 'The Rock' takes the tough guy role and plays a strongly independant all-star quarterback. He wakes up one morning to find an 8- year old girl on his doorstep. She explains she is his daughter and he is in disbelief. After the necessary acts of convincing are over, he takes it upon himself to take care of her until her mother gets back from Africa. Why is the mother in Africa? Good question, but doesn't really matter. The rest of the movie is all about the interaction between the two with a few 'surprises' at the end. Overall, the movie is well worth watching, however I'd be hard pressed to find a reason to buy it. It's an enjoyable family film but has a hard time finding laughs. Most of the movie is carried on the two main actors, and the little girl does a great job, but Dewayne 'The Rock' Johnson struggles to convincingly play the part. If you are looking for a family film, this one is targeted to you, but doesn't bring anything new to the family theater. The Game Plan is somewhat of a plan, but not much of a game. I give it a family approved stamp, but not much else.
The latest movie starring Jessica Simpson opened in theatres in Texas with a very small amount of screens showing it. However, even though they were only targeting a few cities and towns to open the flick, only a couple people showed up and the film was never expanded. Now, it was released on DVD for the rest of the masses to see. I gotta be honest. I couldn't find the energy to watch this flick. I'm sure it has some merits, but I just had no desire to watch the film and that's rare. Either way, if you decide to - I'd love to hear your review. Post it in the comments.
Confessions of a Superhero
This is another film I really really wanted to watch, but couldn't find the time during the week. I will probably make time for it in the next week, but for now, I'll just give you the synopsis. This crowd-pleasing documentary follows four actors who spend their days dressed up as Marvel and DC's best as they try to make it in Hollywood. CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO is more than just a look at the lives of these four people who play Batman, Superman, the Hulk, and Wonder Woman: it also examines the desire for fame and stardom.
That's it for this week. Check them out at Movie Gallery in McCook today!
Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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