Monday, January 4, 2010

Monday Movie Meme: Game On....

I have enjoyed watching football over the holidays. We watched so many bowl games and NFL games too...

For this week's theme, It is very coincidental as we watched (although we have seen it many times) Any Given Sunday and The Replacements. It seems like we couldn't get enough of the games so we watched movies that revolved around football.

Any Given Sunday
An aging football coach finds himself struggling with his personal and professional life while trying to hold his team together. A star quarterback has been knocked out of the game and a naive football player replaces him only to become exposed to the world of sports and become a danger to himself and to his players. Meanwhile, the coach finds himself constantly at battle with the team owner's money and power hungry daughter intent on moving the team out.
I love the ending of this movie. The speech that the coach made and of course the surprise at the end!

The Replacements
When the NFL football team, the Washington Sentinels, goes on strike, the team's owner, Edward O'Neill, calls former NFL coach Jimmy McGinty out of retirement to coach a rag-tag team of replacement players to finish the season's last four games in which McGinty turns to former Ohio State player Shane Falco to be the team's captain for the duration of the season and Falco is forced to shape up the misfit players whom include convenience store guard Clifford Franklin, gangster rapper brothers Andre and Jamal Jackson, former sumo wrestler Jumbo Fumkio, a Welsh "football" player called "The Leg", a deaf player, a convict on a work-release program, a tough SWAT leader, and many more while, at the same time, Falco strikes up a possible romance with the team's cheerleading captain Annabelle Farrell.

Of course one of my favorite movies... Remember the Titans and I am looking forward to watch The Blind Side.

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Heather said...

The Blind Side is on my list of must-sees as well. I love Titans, but seem to keep missing the other two whenever they are on. My post

The Bumbles said...

There are a TON of great footbal movies aren't there?!

I'm actually surprised I haven't seen Invincible on any posts today - I didn't like it all that much but Marky Mark sure was fun to watch ;0)

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