[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Saturday, April 16, 2005

[first look]
was at a team singapore gala premiere of the show coach carter yesterday...

and so when you go for a premiere there is exclusive meet and greet session before the show starts... and boy.. i love the lounge where we were at...

Photo credit: www.ephraim.blogspot.com

not because of the orgy of celebs and a lot of press (me not included) as well as remy ong and other sportsmen and women... we got to take photos too...

and surely you would love the view from the top... breathtaking... diver loved that and the food as well... (and the hot babes too)...

Photo credit: www.ephraim.blogspot.com

and so the story goes along the usual lines... predictable...

their street. their game. his rules.

old coach wants to retire and needs a new one... and then they deliberate: should i take up the offer? and as fast as you say "i need to consider" the show enters samuel l. jackson as coach carter showing his first day...

he does it his own way like in the movies 'sir'... has his own set of new rules and regulations ... there's even a contract to sign too...

touching that a basketball coach would go that extra mile to ensure that his players do well at school as well as at the sport...

what you actually see as the story unfolds is a coach with a difference... however others in the county don't agree with his harsh methods...

and when he shuts the gym to stop the players from training due to their poor showing at school there is media uproar.... and parents come complaining...

it's a self-reflective story about teen angst... the good and the bad... and of niggers...

throw in the subtle messages highlighting the effets of violence and social issues the storyline is straightforward action-packed and easy to understand...

teamwork and team spirit falls into play and that is portrayed through jackson's role with his motivational talks in the show and his interesting accounts...

and there you have it... that's coach carter...

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