Six Good Reasons to Make the Trek to the Cineplex

By Christa A. Banister | senior editor,
Posted: Wed, 09/21/2011 - 13:38

album promo image for Five Good Reasons to Make the Trek to the Cineplex

Movie fans, rejoice. The insipid days of summer films are finally over, and there’s five (yes, five) movies worth seeing this month (yeah, we didn’t think it was possible either). While some are perfect for the whole family, we’ve also got options for date night or a Saturday matinee with your best pal – either way, we can virtually guarantee you’ll have a good time watching something a little more thoughtful than your average superhero flick.  

The Contender: Seven Days in Utopia, starring Robert Duvall, Melissa Leo and Lucas Black
The One-Two Punch: Based on a best-selling book by author/sports psychologist Dr. David Cook, Seven Days in Utopia is an uplifting story of what happens when life takes you down a far different path than you ever expected.
The Premise: After not making quite the impression he’d hoped to on the pro golf circuit, a young golfer accidentally ends up in Utopia, Texas, where he meets an eccentric rancher with some unexpectedly helpful life advice.
The Verdict: If you’re not a fan of golf, don’t worry, Seven Days in Utopia isn’t really about golf at all. And for anyone who’s been through a situation that didn’t go according to plan (and really, who hasn’t?), Seven Days in Utopia is an entertaining reminder that God’s plans are always better than what we could possibly dream up.

The Contender: Courageous, starring Alex Kendrick, Kevin Downes, Ben Davies and Ken Bevel
The One-Two Punch: The latest film from Sherwood Pictures, Courageous is the story of four policemen with a singular calling, namely to serve and protect.
The Premise: When tragedy strikes, the officers are forced to re-prioritize and become the fathers they were always intended to be.
The Verdict: Redemption is the key ingredient in this faith-based film. Bring your tissues. And don't miss the gmc World Premiere Special: The Making of Courageous, Friday at 8 pm et.

The Contender: Contagion
The One-Two Punch: Director Steven Soderbergh directs in all-star cast in a compelling story that’ll have you reaching for the closest anti-bacterial wipe.
The Premise: A mysterious disease threatens to destroy the world as we know it. That is, unless, doctors and the Center for Disease Control can intervene – and fast.
The Verdict: For me, Contagion was scarier than any horror movie, and that’s because it felt so true to life. Not only are there several great terrific performances (particularly from Matt Damon and Kate Winslet), but the compelling subject matter provides plenty of opportunities for intriguing post-movie conversation. And yes, you probably won’t want to eat from all communal bowls of nuts any time soon.

The Contender: Warrior
The One-Two Punch: Not only does it feature some fantastic performances from unconventional leading men (Nick Nolte and Tom Hardy), but there’s a redemptive thread throughout that underscores the importance of family.
The Premise: Through mixed martial arts, two brothers and their father learn how to be a family again.
The Verdict: While a bit too violent for younger children, older teens and their parents will find plenty to like in this story of a family that’s brought back together through rather unusual circumstances, namely a good, old-fashioned battle of strength and determination.

The Contender: Dolphin Tale
The One-Two Punch: Based on the true story of Winter, a brave dolphin who learns to swim again after losing her tail, Dolphin Tale is a heartwarming story featuring a talented cast including Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and some standout kids in their first leading roles.
The Premise: A shy young boy finds unexpected friendship and purpose when he finds Winter, a dolphin who lost her tail in a crab trap.
The Verdict: Animals, particularly cute ones like Winter, make great cinematic protagonists, but Dolphin Tale is so much better (think: non-cheesy) than your average family-friendly movie. Packed with heart, humor and inspiring moments, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

The Contender: Moneyball
The One-Two Punch: It’s not always easy taking Brad Pitt seriously as an actor, but he really shines in this true story of a man who takes on the system and – well, of course, I won’t give anything away and ruin it for you.
The Premise: Based on a true story, the manager of the Oakland A’s, Billy Beane, reinvents his team on a very tight budget by outsmarting the wealthier franchises and recruiting players who have raw (but still untested) talent.
The Verdict: A classic David and Goliath-type set-up really works well, thanks to the unlikely partnership of Pitt and Jonah Hill and a story that’ll have you rooting for the underdogs in a big way.

Vote On News

Your rating: None Average: 3 (3 votes)

News You May Also Like

Considering it’s been in the triple-digits for more than 60 days here in Dallas-Fort Worth, I’m almost beginning to think that fall is a mythical season that’ll never make its way here. But now that I’m seeing sweaters and warm, wintry boots at the local mall and hitting...
Given Hollywood’s current appetite for sequels, prequels and countless remakes, it’s always a refreshing change of pace when a crowd-pleasing, family-friendly story with a certain wow factor makes its way to the big screen.And for Harry Connick Jr., a GRAMMY-winning musician, Broadway...


Exactly what would you put together to complete whenever Thanksgiving holiday Day time arriving? The advisable thing is buying on the internet in the precious metal period. It is suggested individuals purchase uggs for cheap within our UGG UNITED KINGDOM shop, because reduced discount rates almost everywhere you have not a way close all of them away. You will discover the ugg boots for cheap not just fashionable along with designs clients such as, but additionally along with low cost. These types of real uggs for cheap well worth individuals to possess a attempt. We now have a lot more than 30 groups like the the majority of traditional pants footwear sequence. Listed here are UGG high footwear, for example UGG ladies traditional high footwear, UGG ladies traditional cardy footwear, UGG ladies extremely high footwear, UGG ladies nightfall footwear as well as UGG ladies sandance II footwear. If you wish to maintain padding from the chilly, UGG ladies traditional high footwear tend to be the best option being that they are as much as the actual mid-calf. Aside from which there are numerous additional cheap uggs online which additional shops don't have. Clients such as these types of cheap uggs for sale a great deal. These types of comfy UGG footwear are manufactured from genuine Sydney sheepskin, the caliber of uggs boots for cheap are extremely superb that individuals aren't prepared to remove all of the winter season. In my opinion within the winter season associated with 2011 uggs on sale online might allow individuals pleased. The actual Xmas is actually arriving, perhaps you have not really purchased cheap ugg boots online? Obtain a set on your own, trendy as well as comfortable, the same as clean springtime arriving the actual close to. Select a set according to your own correct dimension as well as colour choice! Set having a natural coloured lengthy trousers or even pants along with tights last but not least you'll be the top turner departing close to jealous as well as appreciating eye. However, in the event that footwear you'd buy, do you really need a few comfortable clothing? Okay, we now have Moncler too. In this winter months, you can't disregard the subsistence associated with Moncler Overcoats. You can't disregard this kind of style marvels inside your wardrobe! Purchase moncler online is really fortunate which just consider a person a bit more compared to 100 bucks. Arrived at the united states moncler outlet, fairly sweet grin may go with along with you all day long. We are able to state overcoats would be the required clothing within the chilly winter season, moncler jackets outlet is really a ideal location along with ladies, males as well as children sequence. Store moncler jackets outlet online is really thrilling! The actual colours obtainable tend to be red, azure, dark, whitened, and much more. In no way skip the superb chance! Do you want to have more shock? Buying bliss waits for you personally. Present associated with pandora jewelry may sent as well as magnificent uggs as well as moncler. Many thanks for the genuine co-operation.

Posted: 1 day 15 hours ago

NFL Jerseys
You also ought to determine this jersey all more than the backs of Eagles fans purchase NFL Jerseys On Sale nowadays. Many different shapes and styles will fit you. NFL Customized Jerseys are good designs and provide you a happy sport moment.
Coach outlet
Coach factory. We are international trade that specializes in Coach outlet.In our store we offer the famous classic brand for Coach.
Karen Millen Dresses
Now it is the time for bare color dress. As the famous brand of dress, Herve leger, has launched out many bare dresses.The design of Herve Leger dresses is unique and beautiful. Now there are many fans of Herve Leger bare color dresses.
Moncler outlet
If anybody desires to are supported by the required exposure to the space of the house and property, Moncler Scarf, your money a few other facilities could possibly understand off the local agents. Moncler jackets for women.

Posted: 1 day 18 hours ago

Abercrombie And Fitch est certainement un produit remarquable exception. D'innombrables personnes adorent Abercrombie & Fitch au sein de leur pensée profonde. Pas de créer une différence qu'elles sont abondantes ou pauvres, ils vont acheter quelques morceaux.
Sacs Longchamp sont les plus efficaces de leur exécution à l'enquête la plus récente des produits et du design. Vous arrivez à travers un assortiment de nouvelles Longchamp Pas Cher tenues est en vente.
Acheter Doudoune Moncler a publié d'innombrables types disparates de sacs dans les styles de plusieurs sortes », qui a déclenché une sensation au sein du monde de style. Maintenant, les gens élégants de rattraper en utilisant le style en achetant Doudoune Moncler, ou d'autres produits, l'acquisition la plus récente Doudoune Abercrombie Fitch.

Posted: 1 day 20 hours ago

That is greatly impressed while using great services in this blog that to showing the fantastic technology in this blog. I am interesting info sometimes appears in this blog that to talking about the fantastic services in this blog that to showing the fantastic services in this blog. To know more about our website visit here

Posted: 5 days 16 hours ago

Canada Goose Outlet

sale Canada Goose Parka
discount Canada Goose Parka
Canada Goose Jakker on sale
Canada Goose Expedition Parka for sale
Canada Goose Trillium Parka online
Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka cheap sale
Canada Goose Salg
Canada Goose Børn Parka On Sale
Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka
beige Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka rabat
Canada Goose rød Chilliwack Parka for Børn
Chilliwack Parka Canada Goose navy billigt salg
chokolade Canada Goose Børn Chilliwack Parka billige
discount Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka blue Børn
Canada Goose Expedition Parka
Børn Canada Goose Expedition Parka blå
billige Canada Goose røde Børn Expedition Parka
Expedition Canada Goose Parka Børn chokolade online
hvid Expedition Parka Canada Goose til salg
Navy Canada Goose Expedition Parka til salg
børn snow mantra Canada Goose Parka Navy
Canada Goose røde Sne Mantra Børn Parka stikkontakt
Canada Goose Snow Mantra Parka børn beige
grå Canada Goose Sne Mantra Parka Børn billige
mørkeblå Canada Goose Sne Mantra Parka til salg
Canada Goose Parka Kvinder
Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka
Billige Canada Goose Chilliwack Rød Parka For Kvinder
Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka kvinder sort Til salg
Chilliwack Parka Canada Goose Summit Pink Kvinder
Hvid Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka Online
Kvinder Canada Goose Chilliwack Parka Grå
Kvinder Chilliwack Canada Goose Parka Navy Rabat
Canada Goose Expedition Parka
Brown Kvinder Canada Goose Expedition Parka Online
Canada Goose Expedition Parka Kvinder Navy
Canada Goose Rød Expedition Parka Cheap Sale
Ekspedition Hvid Canada Goose Kvinder Parka Rabat
Canada Goose kensington Parka
Billige Kvinder Canada Goose Navy Parka
Canada Goose kensington Parka Brown Kvinder For Sale

Canada Goose Kensington Parka Hvid Til Salg
Canada Goose kensington Rød Parka For Kvinder
Sort Kvinder Canada Goose kensington Parka
Canada Goose MonteBello Parka
Billige Canada Goose Kvinders Montebello Parka Rød
Billige Canada Goose Montebello Parka Grøn te
Canada Goose MonteBello Parka Hvid Billige Salg
Canada Goose Parka Kvinder Blå Rabat
Canada Goose Parka Kvinder Pink
Canada Goose Sort MonteBello Kvinder Parka
Grøn Parka Goose Montebello Kvinder til salg
Kvinder Brun Canada Goose Montebello Parka salg
Kvinder Canada Goose Montebello Parka Gul online
Kvinder Canada Goose Montebello Parka i lilla
Montebello Canada Goose Parka Rød Rabat salg
Parka Navy Kvinder Canada Goose MonteBello
Rabatsalg Montebello Canada Goose Grå Parka
Canada Goose Solaris Parka
Canada Goose Rød Solaris Parka Til salg
Hvid Canada Goose Solaris Parka Online
Kvinder Sort Canada Goose Solaris Parka
Solaris Canada Goose Kvinder Parka Chocolate
Billige Salg Canada Goose Trillium Parka Grøn
Canada Goose Trillium Parka Grå Til salg
Canada Goose Trillium Parka Purple Kvinder Online
Canada Goose Trillium Parka Rød rabatsalg
Canada Goose Trillium Parka Rose Kvinder
Creme Canada Goose Parka Kvinder Til Salg
Kvinder Canada Goose Trillium Parka Brown
Kvinder Canada Goose Trillium Parka grøn te
Kvinder Canada Goose Trillium Parka Navy Billigt salg
Sandet Canada Goose Parka Kvinder
Trillium Canada Goose Parka Military Green
Trillium Parka Kvinder Canada Goose Sort
Canada Goose Parka Mænd
Canada Goose Banff Parka
Banff Parka Canada Goose Grå
Canada Goose Banff Parka chocolate online
Mænd Canada Goose Banff Parka Sort
Canada Goose Chateau Parka
Canada Goose Chateau Parka Mænd flåde rabat
Chateau Parka Canada Goose Mænd Sort Til salg
Chokolade Canada Goose Chateau Parka Til salg
Mænd Canada Goose Chateau Parka Grå Online
Canada Goose Expedition Parka
Canada Goose Expedition Parka Mænd Sort
Canada Goose Salg Brun Mænd Expedition Parka
Expedition Canada Goose Navy Parka
Mænd Rød Canada Goose Expedition Parka Online
Rabat Canada Goose Expedition hvid Parka
Canada Goose Freestyle Parka
Canada Goose Freestyle Parka i navy
Freestyle brune Mænd Canada Goose Parka
Rød Canada Goose Freestyle Parka rabatsalg
Sort Mænd Canada Goose Freestyle Parka Billige
Canada Goose snow mantra Parka
Dybe blå Canada Goose sne mantra Parka Mænd
Mænd Sort sne mantra Parka Billigt salg
Parka Canada Goose sne mantra røde online
snow mantra Canada Goose Parka Navy
Canada Goose Yorkville Parka
Canada Goose Yorkville Parka brun Mænd
Canada Goose Yorkville Parka sort billige online
Mænd grå Canada Goose Yorkville Parka
Mænd grå Canada Goose Yorkville Parka
salg Yorkville Canada Goose navy Parka rabat
Yorkville Mænd røde Canada Goose Parka Til salg

Posted: 6 days 13 hours ago

Your site is good Actually, i have seen your post and That was very informative and very helpfull for me. Thanks for posting Really Such Things. I should recommend your site to my friends. Cheers
cissp answers|||
exin itil tests|||
icnd tests|||
jncia practice test|||
jncis exams|||
linux+ tests|||
mcdba questions|||
mcitp practice test|||

Posted: 1 week 15 hours ago

Activ Travaux vient de réunir ses 80 courtiers en travaux à l'occasion de la convention nationale du réseau.Nike Shox Après 28 M€ de volume de travaux réalisés en 2009, l'enseigne compte générer cette année 35 M€ de travaux.Nike Shox Pas cher Un important apport d'affaires pour les artisans et autres professionnels du Batiment installés au c?ur des régions où l'enseigne est pré dunk pas cher

Un opérateur commercial unique, des solutions globales nike shox enlign
Deux journées d'ateliers de travail autour de thématiques liées à l'évolution du métier de courtier en travaux au sein du complexe h?telier West-Events à Nantes, Nike Dunk et des décisions stratégiques qui positionnent Activ Travaux comme l'unique opérateur commercial porteur de solutions globales pour l'Habitat.Nike Dunk High

Posted: 4 weeks 1 day ago

Pretty sure you're missing one big one that has banner ads all over your website... COURAGEOUS?! Somehow that doesn't qualify as uplifting entertainment?

Posted: 9 weeks 2 days ago

Courageous was previously covered (see article in News You May Also Like above). That text has been added to today's article for your convenience. Be sure to check out the gmc World Premiere Special: The Making of Courageous, Friday at 8 pm et on gmc.

Posted: 9 weeks 2 days ago