Archive for August 23rd, 2014

Movie Mayhem – When the Game Stands Tall

As with any long-running streak, whether good or bad, the run must always come to an end. It’s inevitable; nothing lasts forever. What matters most, both during and after a lengthy streak, is in how you deal with the effects of that streak and what values can be learned from having participated, either as a contributor or a viewer. This is the core idea behind the new film, When the Game Stands Tall, a solid, if not flawed, peek into the mindset of a variety of kids (and to some degree, their parents) who are sucked into the hype of their own indestructibility, only to learn that a fall from grace can be crushing if you’re not prepared for it. But the lessons learned from having experienced it can be so much greater than whatever fleeting popularity it garners. Don’t Stop — There’s Plenty More

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