|Black Cloud 2004 PG-13, 95 min.|
Director: Rick Schroder
Cast: Eddie Spears, Julia Jones, Tim McGraw, Saginaw Grant, Branscombe Richmond, Rick Schroder, Nathaniel Arcand, Wayne Knight, Russell Means, Peter Greene, Pooch Hall, Tim Sampson, Sixx King, Joannelle Nadine Romero, Alimi Ballard
Although frustrated by problems concerning his heritage, Navaho Native American Black Cloud (Eddie Spears) does have talent as a boxer. His mentor, Bud (Russell Means), tries to steer him to a spot on the U.S. Olympic boxing team, but success or failure hinges on Black Cloud himself learning to accept what is and go on with his life.
|Flicka 2006 PG, 110 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Michael Mayer
Cast: Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Alison Lohman, Ryan Kwanten, Daniel Pino, Dallas Roberts, Kaylee DeFer, Jeffrey Nordling, Dey Young, Nick Searcy, Buck Taylor, Wade Williams
On her first day back at her family ranch on summer vacation from boarding school, 16-year-old Katy McLaughlin (Alison Lohman) discovers a wild mustang, names it Flicka, and begins training the horse to prove to her father, Rob (Tim McGraw), that she can handle ranching. But Rob is opposed and sells Flicka to a rodeo–leaving rebellious Katy no choice but to enter the rodeo and earn enough prize money to buy back Flicka.
|Four Christmases 2008 PG-13, 82 min.|
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Voight, Jon Favreau, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam, Kristin Chenoweth, Colleen Camp, Katy Mixon, Jack Donner, Jeanette Miller, Steve Wiebe
A San Francisco couple, Brad and Kate (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon), have been together for three years, but marriage and visiting their families are not in their plans. This Christmas, they are at the airport ready to leave on vacation when fog rolls in, and all planes are grounded. What do they do? They visit their respective families at four different homes. First, there is Brad's grumpy father Howard (Robert Duvall), and then it's on to Kate's WASPish mother Marilyn's home. Next, Brad's mom Paula (Sissy Spacek), who is dating Brad's boyhood friend, is visited. Finally, they drop by Kate's father Creighton's (Jon Voight) place, which turns out to be the closest to "normal." When all is said and done, Kate and Brad's "Four Christmases" prove to be more than a little unusual.
|Friday Night Lights 2004 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Drama / Action
Director: Peter Berg, Josh Pate
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Lucas Black, Garrett Hedlund, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Lee Jackson, Lee Thompson Young, Tim McGraw, Grover Coulson, Connie Britton, Connie Cooper, Kasey Stevens, Ryanne Duzich, Amber Heard, Morgan Farris
Based on H.D. Bessinger's novel is about the blue-collar town of Odessa, Texas, pinning its hopes on the1988 football season of the Permian High School Panthers, coached by Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton). The story involves hero-worship, economics, and racism in a world where winning or losing affects the entire community.
|1. Black Cloud (2004)|
2. Flicka (2006)
3. Four Christmases (2008)
4. Friday Night Lights (2004)
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