Shaolin Soccer – Let’s Kick Some Grass

In a major tournament long ago, Goldenboot Fung (Man Tat Ng) steps forward to take a penalty. Although he beats the goalkeeper, the ball goes over the bar and the game is lost. Fung’s leg is (deliberately) broken in the ensuing riot, ending his career, but this is just the beginning of Shaolin Soccer. We jump forward twenty years and Fung is reduced to working as an equipment manager…

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Is A Proof Aliens Can Be Our Friends

In E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial a squat, ugly (yet still somehow adorably cute) alien is stranded on planet Earth and is hunted by a number of government types. He finds refuge and friendship in the house of a young boy, Elliott. While Elliott helps E.T. get a message to his people, E.T. helps heal the wounds that result from a broken home. I have recently found myself in a mood to…

Strangers in Good Company: Women Stranded In The Wilderness Share Their Stories

This Canadian drama is as much non-fiction as it is fiction. These characters are in a staged situation but portray a version of their own self. They each share touching moments as they tackle the dilemma of being stranded in the wilderness. Constance, Alice, Winnie, Cissy, Mary, Michelle, Katherine and Beth are together in a borrowed school bus on a weekend trip when the bus breaks down and they are…