He’s Just Not That Into You And He Got Game


This week I got He’s Just Not That Into You and He Got Game from Netflix. He’s Just Not That Into You was a first watch for me and He Got Game I have seen on TV once or twice.

He’s Just Not That Into You

Ken Kwapis’ adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo’s best-selling self-help book He’s Just Not That Into You follows the love lives of a dozen or so characters. Ginnifer Goodwin stars as Gigi, a young woman attempting to understand the mixed signals she gets from the men she’s dating. She gets advice from a bar owner (Justin Long) who prides himself on understanding the ins and outs of the dating scene. Gigi’s co-worker Janine (Jennifer Connelly) finds herself involved in a major redecorating project with her husband, Ben (Bradley Cooper). Unbeknownst to Janine, Ben contemplates an affair with Anna (Scarlett Johansson), an attractive woman trying to make a career as a singer. Another of Gigi’s friends at work, Beth (Jennifer Aniston), enjoys a successful, healthy relationship with Neil (Ben Affleck), but storm clouds hover over them as he has no interest in getting married. Kris Kristofferson co-stars as Beth’s father. – Perry Seibert, Rovi

This was a great movie about relationships and maybe learn a little bit about the opposite sex. This movie has an all-star cast and I liked this movie a lot more then I thought that I would. A lot of comedy and heartbreak.

Rating: 9 out of 10 stars

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He Got Game

Denzel Washington and writer-director Spike Lee team for the third time with this contemporary basketball drama focusing on a promising athlete, the son of a convict-father. Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) has been in prison for six years when tough prison-warden Wyatt (Ned Beatty) tells him that he’s getting a temporary parole with the promise of a commuted sentence. However, there’s a trade-off — Jake must talk his son, Jesus Shuttlesworth (NBA star Ray Allen of the Milwaukee Bucks), the top-ranked high-school basketball player in the country, into signing with the governor’s Alma mater, Big State. A flashback makes it clear that Jesus’ mother (Lonette McKee was accidentally killed by Jake during a violent family fight. After Jake went to prison, the resentful Jesus was left alone to raise his sister Mary (Zelda Harris). Now several colleges are offering Jesus scholarships, and montages satirize the manner in which young athletes are wooed by educators and coaches across the country. However, Jake will soon be back behind bars if he can’t get Jesus to sign with Big State within the week. Meanwhile, the greed of other family members begins to surface. John Turturro is seen in a cameo as Coach Billy Sunday, and several real-life coaches can also be spotted in this movie. Music by Aaron Copland (1900-1990) with songs by Public Enemy. – Bob Stewart, Rovi

I am a big basketball fan. I have seen my share of basketball movie in my time. Some good and a few bad. This is more of the better basketball movie that I have seen. Ray Allen and Denzel Washington great in this movie and Spike Lee made another great movie. If you have not seen this movie I highly recommend it.

Rating: 8 out of 10 stars

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