Senin, 09 Mei 2011

The Blind Side

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical drama film. It is written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.[2][3] The storyline features Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. The film follows Oher from his impoverished upbringing, through his years at Wingate Christian School (a fictional representation of Briarcrest Christian School in the suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee), his adoption by Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy, and on to his position as one of the most highly coveted prospects in college football. For her performance, Sandra Bullock won the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. The film itself also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Besides Bullock, the film stars Quinton Aaron as Michael Oher, Tim McGraw as Sean Tuohy, and Kathy Bates as Miss Sue. The movie also features appearances by several current and former NCAA coaches, including SEC coaches Houston Nutt and Ed Orgeron (Oher's coaches in college, though Nutt represented Arkansas at the time and therefore does so in the film) and Nick Saban (who was at LSU at the time and represents it in the film), former coaches Lou Holtz, Tommy Tuberville, Phillip Fulmer, as well as recruiting analyst Tom Lemming.


For most of his childhood, 17-year-old Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) has been in foster care with different families throughout Memphis, Tennessee. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend's father, whose couch Mike had been sleeping on, asks Burt Cotton (Ray McKinnon), the coach of Wingate Christian school, to help enroll his son and Mike. Impressed by Mike's size and athleticism, Cotton gets him admitted despite his abysmal academic record.
At his new school, Michael is befriended by a boy named Sean Jr. "SJ" (Jae Head). SJ's mother Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) is a strong-minded interior designer and the wife of wealthy businessman Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw). After a late night Thanksgiving school play, Leigh Anne notices Michael walking on the road, shivering in the cold; when she learns he intends to spend the night huddled outside the school gym, she offers him a place to sleep at her house. The next morning, when she sees Michael leaving, she asks him to spend the holiday with her family. Slowly, Michael becomes a member of the Tuohy family, even as Leigh Anne's rich friends wonder what she is doing. One even suggests that her teenage daughter Collins (Lily Collins) is not safe around him, much to Leigh Anne's disgust.
When Leigh Anne seeks to become Michael's legal guardian, she learns he was separated from his drug-addict mother when he was seven and that no one knows her whereabouts. She is also told that even though he scored low in almost every category, he is in the 98th percentile in "protective instincts".
After his grades improve, Michael is allowed to join the school football team. He has a shaky start due to his polite and gentle nature, yet after some encouragement by Leigh Anne to tap into his "protective instincts" and regard his teammates as he would members of his family, Michael dominates on the field. SJ sends out videos of the games to college coaches around the country. Leigh Anne discovers that to get a NCAA Division I scholarship, Michael needs a 2.5 GPA, so they hire a tutor, Miss Sue (Kathy Bates). Some of the teachers help out as well, and Michael ends up with a GPA of 2.52.
When coaches come to recruit Michael, Leigh Anne makes it clear that she prefers the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) as both she and her husband are alumni. Miss Sue, another Ole Miss alumna, tells Michael (who dislikes horror films) that the FBI buries body parts under the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium for research; Leigh Anne particularly loathes that school. Michael commits to Ole Miss.
Subsequently, Michael and the Tuohys become the subject of an NCAA investigation. The investigator tells Michael that the Tuohys and Miss Sue are fervent Mississippi boosters, who are subject to special restrictions, and his high school coach got a job at Ole Miss after Michael chose the school. Michael confronts Leigh Anne, asking her if she only took him in so he would play football for her alma mater. Michael then goes to his birth mother's apartment in the projects. His old friends welcome him, but their leader makes crude remarks about Leigh Anne and Collins. In the ensuing fight, Michael dispatches three thugs and then flees the scene.
Leigh Anne searches for Michael. He finally calls her, and they meet. Leigh Anne tells him she will support any decision he makes. Michael satisfies the investigator by explaining that he chose Ole Miss because his whole family has gone there.
Later, Leigh Ann and her family take Michael to the Ole Miss campus to begin college. The film ends with an emotional goodbye between Leigh Anne and Michael. The closing credits show the 2009 NFL Draft with the real Michael Oher being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round. Photographs of Oher and the real Tuohys follow, with Oher's success in the NFL detailed. The credits include a dedication to director John Lee Hancock's father, a football player and coach who died in 2009.

Facing The Giants

Facing the Giants is a 2006 American Christian drama film directed by and starring Alex Kendrick. The supporting cast was composed of volunteers from Sherwood Baptist Church, and it is the second film that Sherwood Pictures have done. Shot in Albany, Georgia, the film relates an underdog story about American football from an evangelical Christian worldview.
The film was released to DVD in early 2007 and made its television debut on September 21, 2008, on Trinity Broadcasting Network.


Facing the Giants is the story of Grant Taylor, a high school football coach with a mediocre record. After several poor seasons, the Shiloh Eagles are considering replacing him as head coach. This is not the only problem Taylor is facing; his car is breaking down, the players' fathers are trying to get him fired, and he discovers that he is the reason that his wife Brooke cannot become pregnant.
In order to find a solution to these problems, he prays to God for help. He creates a new coaching philosophy and decides to praise God after each game, no matter what the result. At the same time he guides and urges each one of his players to give the maximum effort, and motivates them to believe they can win under God's guidance. From that point on, he loses only one game but eventually goes on to win the state championship. His prayers for children are also answered when he and his wife have two children of their own.


  • Alex Kendrick as Grant Taylor
  • Shannen Fields as Brooke Taylor
  • James Blackwell as Matt Prater
  • Bailey Cave as David Childers
  • Steve Williams as Larry Childers
  • Tracy Goode as Brady Owens
  • Jim McBride as Bobby Lee Duke
  • Tommy McBride as Jonathan Weston
  • Jason McLeod as Brock Kelley
  • Chris Willis as J.T. Hawkins Jr.
  • Ray Wood as Mr. Bridges
  • Erin Bethea as Alicia Houston

Sonny With A Chance

Sonny with a Chance (retitled So Random! for season 3)is a Disney Channel sketch comedy television series, created by Steve Marmel, that follows the experiences of teenager Sonny Munroe, portrayed by Demi Lovato, who becomes the newest accepted cast member of her favorite live comedy show, So Random!. The series debuted on February 8, 2009 in the United States. This is the first Disney Channel Original Series to be shot and aired in high-definition from the beginning; like most of Disney Channel's sitcoms, it is shot on tape, but uses a "filmized" appearance. As of season 2 some scenes are shot on location. Sonny with a Chance is the second Disney Channel Original Series to feature a show-within-a-show, the first being The Famous Jett Jackson.
Demi Lovato will not return to the series for the third season. She has moved on to focus on her music career.

Main characters

  • Demi Lovato as Allison "Sonny" Munroe (seasons 1–2)—A friendly, awesome, very eccentric, but sweet hearted and well intentioned teenage girl from Wisconsin who landed a main role on her favorite TV show, So Random! and excitedly went to star in it. She is often very funny in her sketches, very enthusiastic about doing them to the best of her abilities and is often trying to solve the feud between Mackenzie Falls and So Random!. She was Chad's girlfriend as of the episode(s) "Falling for the Falls" until they split in "Sonny with a Choice."
  • Tiffany Thornton as Tawni Hart—A main cast member of So Random! who was mad at Sonny at first, but after a while they become best friends. Tawni is a diva; she loves mirrors, make-up and everything about herself. She is another talented, pretty, and self-centred individual, but she often shows a soft side. Tawni shows her soft side in an episode where she helps and admits in believing in Sonny. She often shows a similar personality to Chad.
  • Sterling Knight as Chad Dylan Cooper—A teen heartthrob on Mackenzie Falls, the rival teen TV series of So Random!. He is very egotistical and self-centered, although he does occasionally have a soft side, which is usually only shown to Sonny. He was Sonny's boyfriend as of the episode(s) "Falling for the Falls" until they split in "Sonny with a Choice", and as a result started to soften up to the So Random! cast and actually tends to "hang out" with them. It is shown that he still has feelings for Sonny in the episode after they split.
  • Brandon Mychal Smith as Nico Harris—A cast member of So Random! who is best friends with Grady. He is always striking out with the girls and has a crush on Mackenzie Falls star Penelope who constantly turns him down when he asks her out. A running gag throughout the series is Nico jumping into Grady's arms when he gets scared, like Scooby and Shaggy.
  • Doug Brochu as Grady Mitchell—A cast member of So Random!. He is best friends with Nico. Grady is always involved in strange plans with Nico. He is shown to be not so bright and can be very gullible. He also comes up with very strange conclusions to certain situations. He loves to eat and hates exercising and is usually not the smartest of the "So Random!" group, and is known as slightly immature. In the episode "The New Girl" he tells Nico that something strange happens when he's around a girl he thinks likes him, it's later shown that he turns into a Scotsman named Seamus McGregor.
  • Allisyn Ashley Arm as Zora Lancaster—A cast member of So Random!. She is very smart, mysterious, crazy and clever. She is the most cunning of the 'So Random!' cast, and is known as "the weird one". She often pops out of nowhere, surprising her friends. She is somewhat a detective and has gone to camps to learn more about it. She listens in on her friends' conversations and then shocks them by speaking to them about it later on. She appeared sporadically throughout Season 2.

So Random!

So Random! is a comedy sketch series that employs most of the main cast. It often causes the cast of Sonny with a Chance to dress in ridiculous costumes, and act out nonsensical situations. It was announced that the upcoming season will focus on the sketch show instead of the previous sitcom format of the first two seasons.


Mackenzie Falls

The enemies of the So Random! group, Mackenzie Falls is a tween drama series featuring comedic overacting. The show is similar to Dawson's Creek and Degrassi, among others. The show's name, Mackenzie Falls, comes from Chad's character's name and the name of the town (which is located near a waterfall). In the candyface episode, the cast of So Random! made a parody of Mackenzie Falls titled Mackenzie Stalls, which was set in a bathroom. Minisodes and promos can be seen on the Sonny with a Chance website.


Seasons Episodes First air date Last air date

1 21 February 8, 2009 November 22, 2009

2 25 March 14, 2010 January 2, 2011

Camp Rock 2

Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie and sequel to the 2008 film Camp Rock. Production commenced in August 2009 in Toronto, Ontario and at area summer camps. The movie premiered on September 3, 2010 (2010-09-03) on Disney Channel in the USA, along with a live simulcast on Radio Disney. The film was released on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc on September 7, 2010, in the USA and Canada, to positive reviews from fans, and mixed from critics. The movie had a bigger budget then the first movie, it's currently the second most expensive Disney Channel Original movie behind High School Musical 2.


Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato) returns to Camp Rock to be reunited with all of her camp friends ("Brand New Day"), especially Shane Gray (Joe Jonas). They both decide to spend the summer knowing each other better. Shane arrives at camp in a chicken wagon after their bus had fallen into the lake.
Meanwhile, Camp Star, a new rival camp located across the lake, invites Camp Rock to attend a friendly bonfire ("Fire"). After seeing Camp Star's performance headlined by Luke Williams (Matthew "Mdot" Finley), Camp Star's top stars, some campers, including former Camp rock star Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin), decide to leave Camp Rock and join Camp Star. Many of the staff also leave due to the fact that Camp Star's owner Axel Turner (Daniel Kash) promises to double their salaries. He also adds that the cabins are air conditioned. Tess quickly becomes partners with Luke on all of Camp Star's performances. Although they perform very well together and look like they make a great team, they constantly fight over the spotlight.
Meanwhile, Nate falls in love with Dana (Chloe Bridges), daughter of Axel; however, Dana's father refuses to let her meet him because he is the competition. Since most of Camp Rock's staff has left, Mitchie and her gang of friends who have stayed behind take it upon themselves to be Camp Rock counselors ("Can't Back Down"). At first, the new counselors struggle to keep up with their new schedules. But eventually everyone finds their niche.
When discussing the future of Camp Rock, Mitchie and her friends plan a showdown between the two camps at Final Jam ("It's On"). Camp Star agrees as Axel suggests they should challenge each other to Camp Wars, a showdown being broadcast live on TV. At first Mitchie is persistent and the other Camp Rock members are not that into it. But they learn that together they can win. Shane wants to go on a date with Mitchie but she is too focused on the Camp Wars to agree ("Wouldn't Change A Thing"). The next day Shane realizes Mitchie was right, so he, and the whole camp, put their heart and soul into it ("Heart and Soul").
Jason and the Junior stars are watching Tess and Luke perform during their rehearsal ("Walking In My Shoes"). Axel texts and tweets every mobile phone in the western hemisphere persuading people to vote for Camp Star. At the Final Jam, Tess and Luke perform their ("Tear It Down"). Although Camp Rock put their heart and soul into their performance with Shane and Mitchie singing lead vocals, the rest of the campers as dancers and musicians, and a video made by Trevor (Frankie Jonas) of their time together airing during the song ("What We Came Here For"). Camp Star wins presumably due to Axel's biased ad campaign, which leaves Mitchie and her friends devastated as it means that Camp Rock will now have to close down. Despite the loss, Camp Rock's performance earns great applause from the crowd and Tess is shown to feel bad about the win as she knows Camp Rock deserved it.
The remaining Camp Rock staff and campers return to Camp Rock. Whilst packing up banners, Mitchie and Shane share a kiss. Afterwards, all the campers and staff gather and sing around the campfire one last time together ("This Is Our Song"). As they enjoy themselves, many of Camp Star's campers including Tess and Dana show up having seen the bonfire and ask to join in. Tess and some other members of Camp Star request to go to Camp Rock the next summer because it is much more fun than Camp Star, meaning that Camp Rock will have enough campers to remain open for the next summer.

Camp Rock

Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) starring the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. The music is written by Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Regina Hicks and Karen Gist. The film is directed by Matthew Diamond and produced by Alan Sacks.
The film debuted on the American Disney Channel on June 20, 2008. Camp Rock was the second DCOM to air on ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney after its premiere on Disney Channel, and was placed on the iTunes Store for digital purchase shortly after its premiere on Disney Channel. The film was watched by 8.9 million viewers on the night of its premiere, making it the third highest viewed DCOM at the time, behind High School Musical 2 and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.


The story follows Mitchie Torres (Demi Lovato), an aspiring young musician who hopes to become a professional singer. Mitchie wants to go to a music camp named "Camp Rock". Since the family can't afford the tuition, Mitchie's mother, Connie (Maria Canals Barrera), arranges to cater food for the camp, thus allowing Mitchie to attend. In return, Mitchie must help her mother out in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, spoiled pop star Shane Gray (Joe Jonas), of Connect 3, has been assigned to be in charge of dance classes for one month at Camp Rock by his bandmates Jason (Kevin Jonas) and Nate (Nick Jonas) and is forced to record a song with the winner of Final Jam. Shane accidentally hears someone singing on the first day and falls in love with the voice, but does not know the identity of the singer.
During Opening Jam, Mitchie learns that many of the campers have notable roots and is embarrassed that she was only able to come to the camp because of her mother's catering service. She lies and tells Tess Tyler (Meaghan Jette Martin), a girl known for her famous mother and her popularity, that her mother is the president of Hot Tunes TV China. Tess, impressed, invites Mitchie to bunk with her group. Caitlyn (Alyson Stoner) warns Mitchie that becoming one of Tess's background girls will not be as she expects.
When Mitchie overhears Shane's new song, she compliments him. Shane, doubtful that his record label and his fans would accept the song, begins to fall for Mitchie. In the cafeteria, Tess and Caitlyn begin to throw spaghetti at each other and Mitchie gets in the middle of the fight. Brown, the owner of the camp, breaks the fight up and Tess frames Caitlyn for the incident. Brown punishes Caitlyn by having her work in the kitchen and Mitchie, who is worried that Caitlyn will learn her secret, does not help her out.
When Mitchie accidentally enters the kitchen while Caitlyn is working, Caitlyn learns about Mitchie's secret. At Pajama Jam, Mitchie supports Caitlyn when Tess attempts to upstage her show. Mitchie and Caitlyn make up.
Shane spreads the word that he is searching for a girl with "the voice." When Tess sees Mitchie and Shane rowing together, she becomes jealous and after finding out about Mitchie's secret, tells the entire camp. Shane believes that Mitchie lied to him just to use him and Mitchie gets kicked out of Tess's group.
On the eve of Final Jam, Tess frames Mitchie and Caitlyn once again by telling Brown that they stole her charm bracelet. After Brown repeats that Mitchie cannot perform until "the end of Final Jam", Mitchie learns that she can still perform.
At Final Jam, Ella (Anna Maria Perez de Tagle) and Peggy (Jasmine Richards) confront Tess and leave her group. When Tess performs her song, she learns that her mother is in the audience. Unfortunately, her mother leaves the room after getting a phone call and Tess stumbles on the stage. After Brown announces that Final Jam is over, Mitchie comes out on stage and performs her song, which Shane realizes is the same one he heard on the first day of camp. He sings with her on stage and makes up with her. The judges, Connect 3 (Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas), announce the winner: Peggy, who had performed under the name "Margaret Dupree." The cast ends Final Jam by performing "We Rock."

Novel New Moon

Edward dan keluarganya meninggalkan Forks karena Edward percaya bahwa mereka dapat menempatkan Bella dalam bahaya.Edward memberi alasan bahwa dia tidak mencintai bella lagi dan berharap agar gadis itu melupakan cintanya pada edward. Bella jatuh dalam depresi berat, sampai akhirnya ia menemukan sahabat baru yang merupakan seorang werewolf, Jacob Black. Jacob dan werewolf lain dari sukunya harus melindungi Bella dari Victoria, vampir yang berusaha membalas dendam akibat kematian pasangannya, James, dengan berusaha membunuh Bella, yang merupakan pasangan Edward Cullen yang telah membunuh pasangannya. Akibat suatu kesalah pahaman, Edward menyangka Bella sudah meninggal karena bunuh diri(Bella terjun dari tebing untuk mencari kesenangan). Edward pun memutuskan untuk menyusul Bella(edward pernah berkata bahwa dia tak bisa hidup jika bella tak ada) dengan meminta agar dirinya dibunuh oleh keluarga Voltury yang merupakan hakim di dunia vampir, tapi kemudian dihentikan oleh Bella dan Alice yang menyusul Edward ke Voltera, Italy. Mereka dipaksa menghadap klan voltury (Aro, Marcus, Caius), Voltury marah karena Bella terlalu banyak tahu tentang kehidupan vampir sedangkan dia sendiri adalah makanan yang sangat menggoda bagi para vampir. Berkat bakat Alice yang melihat bahwa Bella akan menjadi seperti mereka di masa depan, mereka pun bisa dibebaskan. Tetapi Voltury akan secepatnya mengecek keberadaan Bella sebagai vampir, kalau tidak seluruh keluarga Cullen pun terancam dihukum.Bella (yang sejak pacaran dengan Edward berharap diubah menjadi vampir)pun menyanggupinya dengan voting meminta persetujuan dari keluarga Cullen (yang telah kembali ke Forks).

Novel Twillight

Bella Swan baru saja pindah dari Phoenix, Arizona yang mayoritas bercuaca panas ke Forks, Washington yang mayoritas cuacanya hujan untuk tinggal bersama ayahnya, Charlie, setelah ibunya, Renée, menikah dan tinggal bersama suami barunya, Phil, seorang pemain bisbol. Setelah pindah ke Forks, Bella akhirnya tertarik pada seorang pemuda misterius yang tampan, yang merupakan teman sekelasnya di pelajaran Biologi, Edward Cullen, yang ternyata merupakan seorang vampir vegetarian (vampir yang meminum darah hewan, bukan manusia). Edward mempunyai kemampuan seperti halnya vampir yang lain (kuat, cepat, apabila terkena matahari langsung maka tubuhnya berkilauan dan pada saat tertentu matanya dapat berubah warna)selain itu edward juga mempunyai sebuah bakat untuk dapat membaca pikiran orang lain.tapi dia tak mampu membaca pikiran bella. Pada awalnya, Edward berusaha menjauhi Bella karena Edward selalu merasa tergoda jika menghirup aroma darah Bella. Akan tetapi lama kelamaan akhirnya Edward dapat mengatasi masalah tersebut dan kemudian mereka pun jatuh cinta satu sama lain, yang membuat sekolah membicarakan mereka. Suatu ketika, Bella diajak untuk melihat keluarga Cullen bermain bisbol. Tanpa disangka, tiba-tiba datanglah sekelompok vampir nomaden yang terdiri dari James (vampir dengan bakat melacak), Victoria (vampir dengan insting melarikan diri yang luar biasa hebat dan merupakan pasangan dari James), serta Laurent. Begitu bertemu dengan Bella, James sudah mulai mengincar darah Bella. Semua anggota keluarga Cullen bersatu untuk menyelamatkan Bella. Bella melarikan diri ke Phoenix, Arizona bersama Alice (vampir dengan bakat melihat masa depan) dan Jasper (vampir dengan bakat mengendalikan perasaan di sekitarnya dan merupakan pasangan dari Alice). Saat kabur ke Phoenix, Bella dijebak oleh James. Untungnya Edward dan keluarganya segera menyadari hilangnya Bella dan segera bergegas untuk pergi menyelamatkan Bella. Edward tiba tepat pada waktunya dan berhasil menyelamatkan Bella, setelah itu mereka segera kembali ke Forks dan mengikuti acara prom yang diselenggrakan oleh sekolah mereka.