A Time to Kill

Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                 In the early 1990s, I read an amazing legal thriller by John Grisham entitled A Time to Kill.  A few years later, a movie adaptation starring Matthew McConaughey hit the theaters.  The movie adaptation was pretty good – one of the better adaptations of Grisham’sContinue reading “A Time to Kill”

Gridiron Gang

Presented By: Sony Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             In 1990, a football team, comprised of hardened juvenile detention camp prisoners, began a journey toward greatness.  The team was led by camp probation officers, Sean Porter and Malcolm Moore, who sought a way to keep their prisoners, mostly former gang members, from returning to theirContinue reading “Gridiron Gang”

The Express: The Ernie Davis Story

Distributed by: Universal Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners                  Years ago, I reviewed a musical score Mark Isham created for The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.  I was intrigued by the film based on a book (Ernie Davis: The Elmira Express by Robert C. Gallagher) about Ernie Davis, the first African American football player toContinue reading “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”

The Blind Side

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Reviewed by Melissa Minners              How much can a simple act of kindness achieve?  What if that act of kindness was followed by another?  What if, in addition to that initial kindness, you through in a willingness to believe in the person for whom you have committed this act of kindness?  WhatContinue reading “The Blind Side”

We Are Marshall

Distributed By: Warner Bros. Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             On November 14, 1970, Huntington, West Virginia experienced one of the worst tragedies in the history of the town.  A plane, chartered to transport the Marshall University’s Thundering Herd football team from its game in North Carolina, crashed just short of its destination.  The crashContinue reading “We Are Marshall”

Rudy

Distributed By: TriStar Pictures Reviewed by Melissa Minners             When football season begins, I watch games on television.  Sometimes I listen to them on the radio.  But I can in no way be considered an avid fan of the sport.  Sure, I know things about how the game is played or who is currently playing. Continue reading “Rudy”

Erin Brockovich

            The other day, I was flipping through the television channels when I noticed that Erin Brockovich was on.  I stopped searching for something to watch, settling on watching Erin Brockovich for what must be the fiftieth time.  I wasn’t fortunate enough to see this film when it originally aired in March of the yearContinue reading “Erin Brockovich”

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