Whether or not you’re a fan of “the beautiful game’, you’d be forgiven for falling in love with football after watching ‘Next Goal Wins’. Following the “world’s worst football team” American Samoa as they attempt to restore some pride after their record 31-0 defeat to Australia in 2001, Mike Brett and Steve Jamison’s documentary is a fascinating insight into life on a tiny Pacific island. From the humiliation of their loss to Australia, to the very real pain caused by the 2009 tsunami that hit the island, ‘Next Goal Wins’ tells more than just a story of a football team overcoming the odds.
This looks like another excellent film from Jason Reitman, with an excellent cast including Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson and Dean Norris.
Here’s the official synopsis:
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers.
Naturally the topic of how social media is affecting our lives is one we can all relate to. I’m looking forward to this one.
Nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Upton and Kim Kardashian not only threatened to crash the internet last week, but cause a major downswing for Apple’s shares. However, if you were to log onto trade fair online recently, you’d have seen that the compromising images and rumours of a security breach had little bearing on the Apple’s financial strength.
Indeed, despite rumours circulating that the source of nude celebrity photos was a flaw in Apple’s iCloud software, the company’s share price closed at $103.30 late last week. This represents an immediate increase of 0.78% and a +48.41% rise during 2014, leaving the company with a $618.55 value.
The tragic death of comedy legend Joan Rivers has raised questions about the level of care she received when she underwent what should have been a routine operation. The famously sharp-tongued Rivers died after being rushed to hospital when she had a cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure to remove nodules from her throat.
Although it has yet to be given a title, the 24th James Bond film is edging ever closer to filming. The movie will see Daniel Craig return to play the titular spy for a fourth, and presumably, penultimate time, whilst director Sam Mendes is also back.
We owe thanks to Craig. Despite the Cheshire actor facing huge public backlash when cast in 2006, he has managed to rejuvenate the Hollywood franchise. So what are Craig’s definitive Bond moments?