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Tony Nathan becomes a part of a new era of humanity in 1973 when the Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama becomes a multi-racial institution for the very first time. The move allows this remarkably gifted African-American aspiring football player to join the Woodlawn Colonels, led by an open-minded and welcoming coach named Tandy Gerelds. However, Gerelds has got his work cut out; the government may be changing to make the world a more equal place, but there's still a lot of racism throughout the city which is rife with riots. The animosity doesn't stop at the school gates and Gerelds has the task of trying to diffuse the racially motivated hostilities within his team. And so, he enlists the help of Christian revivalist Hank to bring some peace to the game and hopefully help the community to learn to love each other again.

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C. Thomas Howell - Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament at Brookside Golf Club - Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 20th June 2015

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Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie and C. Thomas Howell - 72nd Annual Peabody Awards hosted by Scott Pelley at Waldorf-Astoria - New York City, NY, United States - Monday 20th May 2013

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C. Thomas Howell - The 6th Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic To Benefit The Lopez Foundation - Toluca Lake, California, United States - Tuesday 7th May 2013

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The Amazing Spider Man Review


Very Good
Just 10 years after Sam Raimi's now-iconic Spider-man, Marvel has decided to tell the character's origin story again, using a slightly different mythology. The main difference is the presence of appropriately named director Marc Webb, whose last film was the imaginative romantic-comedy (500) Days of Summer. Sure enough, the interpersonal drama is the best thing about this reboot. Much less successful is the action storyline, which feels awkwardly forced into the film to justify its blockbuster status.

A huge asset here is gifted lead actor Andrew Garfield, who takes on the role of Peter Parker with real passion. Peter is a 17-year-old science nerd in high school who has real depth due to his personal history. Growing up in New York with his aunt and uncle (Field and Sheen) after his parents disappeared, he's more than a little unsettled when the object of his secret crush, sexy-brainy Gwen (Stone), notices him. Meanwhile, he's bitten by a mutant spider and develops some strange powers, which he exercises by chasing down bad guys all over the city.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer


Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May after his parents left him when he was very young for reasons unknown. He finds a clue to their disappearance in the form of his father's suitcase and his journey for an explanation takes him to Oscorp, the weapons manufacturer of New York, and the lab of his father's ex-business partner Dr. Curt Connors who offers him that explanation. Along his journey, the alter-egos of Connors (The Lizard) and Parker (Spider-Man) collide in a continuous battle of superpowers and Parker's feelings for his first high-school crush Gwen Stacy, whose father is a Police Captain with officers all over the city looking for Parker, intensify.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer


Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a nerd and gets picked on by other students. He lives with his aunt and uncle, after his parents abandoned him as a young boy. And the weirdest fact of them all - he got bit by a radioactive spider one day whilst exploring a science lab, which gave him super powers.

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The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer


As a young boy, Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary, sent their son to live with his aunt and uncle, Mary and Ben, 'for a little while'. Years later, Peter is still living with his relatives; his mother and father have not returned. He befriends and falls in love with Gwen Stacey at high school and the two of them start a relationship.

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Street Poet Review


Bad
There was something about Street Poet, after popping the screener into my DVD player, that made me not do what my instinct compelled me to do: To shut the thing off after 10 minutes.

Maybe it was the bizarre promise of a movie starring both Fred Willard and C. Thomas Howell. Maybe it was the cheeseball title. Maybe it was the very premise.

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Burning Down The House Review


Weak
Most curious: Joanne Baron produces and stars Burning Down the House (not to be confused with Bringing Down the House).

Trashy and foul-mouthed (and playing with her boobs throughout the film), I wracked my brain to figure out where I'd seen her before. Turns out Baron was Mitch Taylor's mother in the cult classic Real Genius. Here she's reunited with Dr. Hathaway himself, William Atherton.

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The Outsiders Review


Good
When Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders in 1983, he was in the midst of yet another career paradigm shift. Having broke the bank on the gargantuan semi-failures Apocalypse Now and One from the Heart, he turned to adapting a pair of S.E. Hinton novels - which he hyperbolically termed "Camus for kids" - first this one and then Rumble Fish. The Outsiders was relatively cheap, and also brought Coppola back to a kind of human drama that his post-Godfather work had been lacking, the result enrapturing a good number of teens and pre-teens in the 1980s. Coppola can never leave well enough alone, though, and so now we have his new version, The Complete Novel, overall a case in point for directors not being allowed to do this sort of thing.

The original film takes Hinton's spare 1967 novel of young gangs in Tulsa and turns it into grand melodrama, with gorgeous CinemaScope sunsets, sweeping orchestral score, and teen scuffles that take on all the clashing importance of medieval battles. On the crap side of town live the working-class greasers, with their black t-shirts and slicked-back hair, always getting hassled by the socs, preppie bastards with family money and nicer cars. The film centers on the greasers, particularly the sensitive 13-year-old orphan Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) who lives with his older brothers Sodapop (Rob Lowe) and Darrell (Patrick Swayze). The surrogate family hanging around the Curtis' ramshackle house also includes Emilio Estevez and Tom Cruise, while their friend, born-to-lose Dally Winston (Matt Dillon) has just been released from jail. Almost as childlike as Ponyboy is his best friend, Johnny (Ralph Macchio), an angelically bruised kid from a troubled home who provides the film's most emotional moments.

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A Killer Within Review


Weak
Psst, wanna see what C. Thomas Howell looks like now that he's almost 40? With a freaky spray-on tan and slicked-back hair, Howell is starting to look like the "Let's get ready to rumble!" guy.

Here Howell finds himself in the unlikely role of Addison Terrill, a high-powered Dallas lawyer who's married to a freaky wife (Sean Young) and in a rocky marriage that has to be enhanced by make-believe visits to his office. Pretty soon, the wife is dead, and one of Addison's old opponents (a guy he sent to prison) is on parole and, apparently, on the hunt. Did he kill the wife? Well, we don't really have any other suspects, so what else are we supposed to think. An hour and a half goes by as Addison plays vigilante with old pal Vargas (Giancarlo Esposito). Did they get their man? Is it the right man?

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Gods And Generals Review


Bad
Clocking in at a whopping 3 hours and 30 minutes, Ronald F. Maxwell's unnecessarily bloated Gods and Generals isn't a movie, it's a mini-series, and a mediocre one at that. The director's dedication to the era is unquestionable, though Maxwell's undying love of everything blue and gray encourages him to include a glut of information in his prequel to Gettysburg.

Beginning in 1861, Generals chronicles the rise of the South's renowned Confederate leaders, spending most of its time on Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson (Stephen Lang). In fairness, the film also documents the climb to power of top Union brass Lt. Col. Joshua Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), but Maxwell's focus remains south of the Mason-Dixon Line, his favorable bias towards the armies of Virginia apparent.

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The Amazing Spider Man Movie Review

The Amazing Spider Man Movie Review

Just 10 years after Sam Raimi's now-iconic Spider-man, Marvel has decided to tell the character's...

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Peter Parker is a socially unpopular high-school boy who lives with his Uncle Ben and...

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

Peter Parker, at first glance, seems like a normal high schooler. However, he is a...

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer

As a young boy, Peter Parker's parents, Richard and Mary, sent their son to live...

Gods and Generals Movie Review

Gods and Generals Movie Review

Clocking in at a whopping 3 hours and 30 minutes, Ronald F. Maxwell's unnecessarily bloated...

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