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    Drumline 12/13

    From Hollywood.com


    Synopsis: For fans of Americaís show-style marching bands, halftime is game time. A squad of players, some 300 strong and armed with musical instruments, takes over the field, commanding attention with their stirring, spectacular display of choreography and musicianship. The football contestís controlled mayhem makes way for the blaring sound of trumpets and the heart-thumping rhythm of drums. Into this rigorous, ritualistic world comes a kid from a different culture. Devon Miles, a young, gifted hip-hop drummer from Harlem, wins a full music scholarship to Atlanta A&T University with the hopes of gaining a spot as a drummer on the schoolís renowned marching bandís drumline. Devon, sporting a talent that is both raw and undisciplined, has one problem: He marches to the beat of his own drum. Surmounting overwhelming odds, he snares a spot as a starter, much to the disdain of a resentful senior class band member, Sean Taylor, who dismisses the freshmanís skills as bogus. When Taylor discovers something amiss about Devonís abilities, he alerts Dr. Lee, the schoolís demanding, dedicated band director, who suspects that the upstart talent may have duped the school into awarding him his scholarship. That situation threatens not only Devonís future at the school but, more immediately, his spot on the bandís drumline just before the heralded Big Southern Classic, one of the regionís most popular musical competition, spotlighting some of the areaís best college bands and the winner-take-all jackpot of $100,000 for the school. Now, with so much money, and possibly his own job, at stake, can Dr. Lee afford to pass up such a prize by keeping his star drummer on the sidelines?
    Cast and role:

    Nick Cannon - Devon Miles
    Orlando Jones - Dr Lee
    Zoe Saldana - Laila
    Leonard Roberts - Sean
    Petey Pablo - Chaos
    Earl C Poitier - Charles
    Gregory Qaiyum - Jayson
    Jason Weaver - Ernest

    Rated: PG13
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Um, this whole movie's about drummer intrigue? Can they really sustain that for a whole movie?

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    John, I wouldn't have thought they could sustain that for a trailer.

    I think this reads as a teen movie. Not saying that is necessarily a bad thing as there are many movie aimed at teens that I've enjoyed.
    If handled well the element of competition could prove interesting to watch.
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    It's definitely a teen movie. I've seen the trailers, however, it looked like a lot of fun. I love bands with attitudes. It's alot of fun watching them perform.

    I thought the same thing, John. But that movie "Bring it on" did pretty good sustaining a story about cheerleading, so this one might work too. I won't see it in the theatre, but I'll watch in on DVD.

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    Yeah, but "Bring it on"'s audience was teen boys who wanted to drool over cheerleaders in short skirts. I'm not sure who the audience is who will go see a film about parade drummers, except people in band class. And even then, not the cool trombone players.

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    The movie will probably suck, but until you've actually seen a really polished drumline don't knock it. Those guys will blow your mind.

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    Originally posted by John
    I'm not sure who the audience is who will go see a film about parade drummers, except people in band class. And even then, not the cool trombone players.

    I know I love to watch bands perform, and I was not a member of a marching band. I think this will appeal to all teens in general, and also to all those who love to see cool marching bands.

    The previews showed some wicked drum performances.

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    Originally posted by Bonker
    The movie will probably suck, but until you've actually seen a really polished drumline don't knock it. Those guys will blow your mind.
    ditto. truly awesome.

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