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October Sky

October Sky

The weather is turning colder, the outdoor activity choices are fewer, and the television pickings are slim.  How about a great popcorn movie night instead?  Pick your favorite movie and pair it with some great popcorn and soda from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn.  One of our favorite inspirational movies is October Sky. 

There is nothing like a great movie based on a true story for some quality entertainment.  Jake Gyllenhaal and Laura Dern star in this 1999 movie about Tennessee teenager, Homer Hickam, inspired by the launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik.  It is a movie about defying the odds, being willing to dream, and making those dreams come true.  Hickam is faced with the harsh reality that his family expects him to follow his father into the coal mines.  Viewing the Sputnik traveling across the October sky changes everything for Hickam, setting him on a trajectory as soaring as the Sputnik.  

We also like the fact that the science teacher, Miss Riley, depicted in this movie by Laura Dern, is the kind of teacher that chooses to empower her students. When teachers in the classrooms of today are struggling with so many issues that make it harder to prioritize actual teaching, it is refreshing to see a story of a teacher focusing on the students, against the odds.  We say bravo to those teachers of today that are consistently empowering their students.

So, how about it?  Is tonight an inspiring movie and popcorn night? 

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online and shipped to anywhere nationwide.

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Posted in: Pop Culture


# vista college
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:39 AM
Well you have put forth story line in a brilliant way that I will surely watch this movie and of course with popcorn and soda from Cravings Gourmet Popcorn. :)
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Friday, December 14, 2012 6:04 AM
I completely agree with you that we should salute those teachers who are consistently empowering their students. We will surely see this movie.
Jimmi Dexter
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Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:09 AM
That was a good movie suggestion. I am going to watch whatever movie you say blindly..
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Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:14 AM
Just added to my 'to watch' list, thanks!
# notary signing services
Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:15 AM
Just added to my 'to watch' list, thanks!
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Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:44 AM
Its a great idea to watch favorite and to enjoy movie with some popcorn and soda.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 3:44 AM
Seems to be a good idea to watch movie with family by having popcorn and soda. Keep on sharing such more tips.

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