Review: The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give features Amandla Stenberg in an Oscar-worthy performance as Starr Carter, a 16 year old girl who navigates life between her Black community at home and the white high performance school she attends. This review contains spoilers. Continue reading “Review: The Hate U Give”

Watch This: Trailer for The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is based on Angie Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same name. Amandla Stenberg stars as Starr Carter, a high school girl who watches her friend shot by the police. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for The Hate U Give”

Watch This: Trailer for Full Out

Full Out is based on a true story. It’s an inspiring family film of courage and commitment from a young athlete who was in a car accident.

Here’s the film description:

Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin’s (@arianaberlin) life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field (@UCLAMissVal). With Val’s help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.

Jennifer Beals and Ana Golja on the set of "Full Out"
Jennifer Beals and Ana Golja on the set of “Full Out”

Ariana Berlin is played by Ana Golja. Jennifer Beals plays Coach Field. Also in the film are Sarah Fisher, Jake Epstein, Trevor Tordjman, Robbie Graham Kuntz, Lamar Johnson, Courtney Van Wirdum, Genny Sermonia, Ramona Milano, and Asha Bromfield.

This is from Ariana Berlin’s Instagram account. She’s with Ana Golja.

Wow! This day is actually here! Full Out Premiere!!! #IsthisRealLife @fulloutmovie @theanagolja A photo posted by Ariana Berlin (@arianaberlin) on

The Trailer

I haven’t seen a date for release in theaters or on streaming services. If I see anything about that, I’ll mention it in my Twitter stream. Are you planning to watch this inspirational movie?