Brian Banks was a rising football star at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. He had what it would take to make it into the NFL. Then tragedy struck. In 2002, Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) was wrongfully convicted of rape through a plea of no contest.
Sadly, his wrongful conviction would sideline his hopes and dreams. He wouldn’t go to college and play football in the NFL. Instead, Banks would six years imprisoned and another five years on parole. Through all of this, he maintained his innocence.
Aldis Hodge as Brian Banks
Brian Banks the movie tells Brian’s moving story. Viewers are treated to a story of wrongful imprisonment, lies, and wrongs being overcome.
Brians Banks is a powerful movie. One every person, especially every leader, should watch at least once. Your eyes will be opened to the injustice in the legal system. More than that, you will see how the truth can prevail. Read more...
With John Wick: Chapter 3 releasing on May 17th, 2019, I thought it would be fun to do a throwback Reel Leadership article for the previous John Wick movie titles. Previously, I shared the leadership lessons from John Wick 1. Today, I want to share the leadership lessons found in John Wick: Chapter 2.
Keanu Reeves returns as the retired assassin John Wick. He’s thrust back into the tasks he’d left behind after he found love. Because of his actions in the first John Wick movie, John has to take on a task that drags him back into the abyss.
Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2
Chapter 2 of John Wick picks up shortly after the first movie. John is tracking the remaining family members of the Russian gang that stole his car and murdered his puppy. Then, he is recruited for one more hit… Read more...
Reel Leadership is taking you into a new universe today. We’re bringing you into the Spider-Verse. Yes, the Spider-Verse.
What is the Spider-Verse? The Spider-Verse was originally a 2014 Marvel comic book storyline exploring alternate versions of Spider-Man being attacked by the villain Morlun. This isn’t the Spider-Verse we’re going to explore.
Instead, Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures recently released the new animated movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This movie explores the origin of Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and the origins of other Spider-People.
Into The Spider-Verse introduces you to various versions of Spider-Man. You will meet: Read more...
This past weekend was a busy one (and I’m not just saying that!) The annual Unity Christian Music Festival was Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I ran a half-marathon distance. And there was the True Believers Fest by Marquis Comics where comic fans, wrestlers, and more came together. While it was a great weekend, it put a damper on my movie watching and I was unable to get out to the theater.
The sad part is, there are some great movies in the theater that haven’t received the Reel Leadership treatment. Movies like Mission Impossible: Fallout, Christopher Robin, and The Meg.
So, I browsed Netflix and found a film that had peaked my curiosity before. It looked silly and fun. That movie? Antboy.
Antboy tells the story of a 12-year old boy Pelle Nøhrmann (Oscar Dietz). He was bitten by a super-ant and given superpowers, much like Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became Spider-Man. Read more...
Memorial Day weekend 2018 saw the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars Story series: Solo. Solo tells the origin story of the beloved pilot of the Millenium Falcon. And what a backstory he had.
From his days as a thief on the planet of Corellia to winning the Millenium Falcon, his days are full of adventure and intrigue. That’s what Solo sought to bring to life. Thankfully, Solo pulled off Han Solo’s origin story well.
Solo also provided many leadership lessons. Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Caution: Solo: A Star Wars Story spoilers below
Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Solo: A Star Wars Story
1. Everyone has a story:
Watching the original Star Wars trilogy, you knew that Han Solo (originally played by Harrison Ford, portrayed by Alden Ehrenreich in Solo) had a story. You just didn’t know what his story was. Read more...