“McFarland, USA” is a 128 minute PG Rated Sports Docudrama directed by Niki Caro starring Kevin Costner (Jim White), Maria Bello (Cheryl White), Carlos Pratts (Thomas Valles), Ramiro Rodriguez (Danny Diaz) and Johnny Ortiz (Jose Cardenas).
This Disney movie, set in 1987, is inspired by true events. When the movie opens, high school coach Jim White delivers a locker room speech in which his anger gets the best of him causing him to lose his job. He subsequently accepts the only position he can find as an assistant football coach in McFarland, a poor town in California’s Central Valley comprised predominantly of Latino migrant workers.
Magruder High School will be the site this week for one of the best chances to help out wounded warriors!
So come on by Magruder High School for the MHStival!
SUE’S REVIEWS: FOXCATCHER
“Foxcatcher” is a 134 minute R-Rated Biography/Drama directed by Bennett Miller starring Steve Carell (John E. du Pont), Channing Tatum (Mark Schultz), Mark Ruffalo (David Schultz), Sienna Miller (Nancy Schultz) and Vanessa Redgrave (Jean du Pont).
This movie is inspired by the phenomenal story of the eccentric, wealthy paranoid schizophrenic, John du Pont, and his relationship with world-class wrestling brothers, Mark and David Schultz. John E. du Pont, one of the wealthiest men in America, had a dream to sponsor the USA Olympic wrestling team at his sprawling estate in Delaware near Valley Forge. He recruited 1984 Olympic gold medal winner Mark Schultz to help him organize and train the wrestling team for the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Mark is eager to get out of the shadow of his older brother, David, with whom he has a competitive and complex relationship.