Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE..Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch)..Photo Credit: Film Frame ..©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.

From Marvel comes “Doctor Strange,” the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place—a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj.

with Alie Brand from Stellenbosch Rugby Academy

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Understanding the influence of movies in sport

Rugby (as with most sport) is a wonderful tool that shapes us for life. The very reason you are reading this, is a testimony that something about this game has ignited your passion and fuelled your spirit.

However in our society today we see a lot of people giving up on their goals, not willing to go the extra mile. In a way a general trend to look for a quick fix or the fast track to success without a willingness to apply oneself has grown.

By turning to the popular culture of films, we have now found a source to inspire and remedy the motivation needed for players to excel. Creating a better path than the aforementioned "quick fix"...

I am No One by Patrick Flanery

Set in the post-Snowden era of creeping surveillance of ordinary citizens and everyday life, I Am No One explores how a world without privacy is a world without freedom of expression.

Jeremy O'Keefe, a middle-aged Professor of History, returns to his native New York after a decade teaching at Oxford, hoping to reconnect with his daughter and rebuild the life he left behind. He settles into the rhythm of a too- empty life, long evenings alone after a day teaching students he barely knows. Then a strange encounter with a young man who presumes an acquaintance he doesn't remember and a series of disconcerting events leave him with a growing conviction that he is being watched.

Films that Inspire a Career in Sport - Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone starring in Creed - image credit © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved”

Films that Inspire a Career in Sport - Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone starring in Creed - image credit © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved”

The sports industry is very much a mix of high-end action and behind the scenes administration. From managing a team, dealing with the physicality of athletes, to being an actual sports person – there is a world of career opportunities on and off the field, court or track.

While some people are talented enough to play sport, others have made it their life's work to maintain the sports industry as a whole and earn quite a living doing so.  Most of the inspiration are derived from moments on the field of play and some off the field...

Here are a few movies that we believe can inspire a career in the sports industry!

The administration:

Jerry Maguire – "Show me the money", if that doesn't sum up the overall relationship between an athlete and management – then what does! Plus, throw in a love story, Cuba Gooding Jr. winning an Oscar and Cameron Crowe. Careers inspired: Sports Agent! Rating: 10 out of Ten.

Moneyball – a film illustrating picking a team based on stats and cash – which converted to success on the field.  Careers inspired: Sports Manager. Rating: 8 out of Ten.

Star Wars

Best of 2015 and what to expect in 2016 -Star Wars: The Force Awakens - © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.

A FirstStep.me feature,

Superheros, spies and galaxy adventures seem to be dominating the planet's viewership! But online streaming is breaking borders with Netflix making massive inroads into the market.

Whilst the world seems broken, Hollywood, movie and television makers are still churning out the proverbial imagination into reality.

It has been a while since a hard hitting magical movie that changed perceptions and broke borders has lead at the Box Office. Sure there are charming and edgy films out there which draw an audience, but it seems it will be a while before we see a film like All the Presidents Men draw a crowd as a big as the Avengers: Age of Ultron.