|Crossroads 2002 PG-13, 94 min.|
Director: Tamra Davis
Cast: Britney Spears, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, Justin Long, Raymond Young, Kyle Davis, Brandon Henschel, Beverly Johnson, Bohni Turpin, Branden Williams, Ritchie Montgomery, Jamie Lynn Spears
Three high-school seniors (Britney Spears, Taryn Manning, and Zoe Saldana) find a cross-country trip is the catalyst for resuming their lost friendships with each other. A detour but not a bumpy road in Britney Spears' career.
|The Great Debaters 2007 PG-13, 123 min.|
Director: Denzel Washington
Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, Gina Ravera, John Heard, Kimberly Elise, Devyn A. Tyler, Trenton McClain Boyde, Ritchie Montgomery, Tim Parati
This film is loosely based on the true story of Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) who, in 1935, led his small, Black, Texas college team of debaters against Harvard University's team of renown. Tolson's team–Henry Lowe (Nate Parker) and Hamilton Burgess (Jermaine Williams) are joined by alternates Samantha Booke (Jurnee Smollett) and James Farmer, Jr. (Denzel Whitaker). They undergo vigorous training by Tolson as he helps them improve their speaking skills. Conflicts concerning Tolson's efforts to help migrant farm workers rise to the fore, but, in the end, lessons are learned, and the debate team members learn to believe in themselves.
|South of Heaven, West of Hell 2000 R, 104 min.|
Genre: Western / Drama
Director: Dwight Yoakam
Cast: Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda, Paul Reubens, Bud Cort, Michael Jeter, Bo Hopkins, Luke Askew, Joe Unger, Noble Willingham, Matt Clark, Scott Wilson, Ritchie Montgomery
Raised by crooks, Sheriff Valentine Casey (Dwight Yoakam) has turned over a new leaf and now defends the law in early-1900s' Arizona. But, after his brother, Taylor Henry (Vince Vaughn), and his gang arrive in town and rob the bank, Valentine takes a walk during which he falls in love with actress Adalyne (Bridget Fonda). When Taylor's gang threatens Adalyne, Valentine decrees that justice must prevail.
|1. Crossroads (2002)|
2. The Great Debaters (2007)
3. South of Heaven, West of Hell (2000)
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