Friday, December 2, 2011

Family Movie Night TONIGHT on NBC

In the past, I’ve had opportunity to introduce you to several of the Family Movie Night movies.  Now, it’s time to tell you about another one – airing TONIGHT at 8pm (est) on NBC . . .


When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer. That is, if he can pass the infamous freshman project that eliminates more than half of the class within the first three months.

Paired with brilliant yet socially awkward teammates Phillip and Donald, the trio persuades Sara Ramirez – a determined and striking team leader with whom Zach has a history (and possibly a future) – to join their team. Working off-campus in the teched-out Lincoln Alley loft, the four set out to involve the entire campus in a quirky new social interactive game. But as the group becomes entrenched in the project, Zach learns that his father Billy, a widower, is facing growing financial woes at home. To help out, Zach accepts an opportunity to work directly with Marcus Bentton on a secretive side project that seems too good to be true. The effort requires nearly all of Zach’s time and energy, which he should be devoting to the project. Struggling to keep it together, Zach is torn between his responsibility to his team, his admiration for Bentton and a chance to help his father.

Everything comes to a breaking point when Zach’s team threatens to remove him from the group and the deceptive truth behind Bentton’s project comes to light. With the guidance of Professor Abbie Lambert, Zach must make a decision that not only affects his future, but the lives and livelihoods of the people around him as well. It’s a revealing story that recognizes the magnitude behind the choices we make and the importance loyalty plays in making good decisions.

Ashley and I had opportunity to preview this movie last night.  While it certainly wasn’t my favorite of the Family Movie Night offerings, it’s definitely a good family movie with some great themes – honesty and integrity being the main ones. 

If you’d like to learn more about Game of Your Life, or any of the previous Family Movie Night movies (which are all available for purchase at Wal-mart), please visit the following websites:

If you watch the movie tonight, I’d love to have you come back here and share your thoughts on it.

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