rocky IV 30 for 30

We know /Film is a movie website, but maybe you’ll forgive us for delving into the wide world of sports for a moment. After all, few moments have impacted culture worldwide like the 1985 exhibition boxing match between Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago. This event shook the sporting world to its core and rattled the foundation of international politics – the world was never the same after Drago hit the mat and Balboa stood triumphant. It’s no accident that the Cold War finally came to an end a few years later.

Now, this astonishing match is finally getting the attention it deserves in a new episode of 30 for 30, ESPN’s acclaimed documentary series chronicling the most important figures and events in the history of sports. Whether you were alive and watching in the days of Balboa’s prime, or too young to realize just how much this event changed life on this planet, this is required viewing.

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Creed Clips

The steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum have become quite iconic thanks to the famous training montage from the original Best Picture winning boxing drama Rocky. Plenty of tourists have ran up those steps and taken countless pictures there in honor of Sylvester Stallone‘s iconic character Rocky Balboa, and now the city of Philadelphia is honoring the forthcoming franchise spin-off Creed with an honorary, celebratory day.

In addition, you can watch just over five minutes of footage from Creed with seven clips that have been released online as we get closer to the release later this month. Get more details on the honorary day and watch the batch of Creed clips after the jump. Read More »

Legally Blonde 2

Is Elle Woods gunning for the White House? We haven’t seen the preternaturally perky lawyer/activist since 2003’s fairly terrible Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, but actress Reese Witherspoon says the time is right for a Legally Blonde 3. And as far as she’s concerned, the sky’s the limit for the character. Watch Witherspoon comment on the possibility of a Legally Blonde 3 after the jump.

Update: Luke Wilson is also up for a Legally Blonde 3. “Apparently, [the sequel] wasn’t as highly thought of as the first one,” he told James Corden. “That’s why we need to do [a third film], to win everybody back.” Watch him talk Legally Blonde below. Read More »


MGM is playing a game, and it would like you, the viewer, to join it. The studio announced today that it’s reviving WarGames as a video game of sorts — or rather, an interactive digital short that “combines the narrative of a compelling movie with the responsiveness of a great game.”

That means viewers will get to determine the outcome, potentially making for a slightly different narrative every time you watch it. Get full details on the WarGames interactive short after the jump.  Read More »

Road House

MGM’s Road House remake is speeding along nicely. Last month it found itself a new Patrick Swayze in MMA fighter / Entourage star Ronda Rousey, and now it’s picked up a new director in Nick Cassavetes. Hit the jump for more on the Road House remake director.  Read More »

Matthew Vaughn to Direct Spy Thriller ‘I Am Pilgrim’

Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn is getting back into the spy game. The Kingsman: The Secret Service helmer has been set to direct MGM’s espionage thriller I Am Pilgrim, based on the bestselling novel by Terry Hayes. Get all the details on the Matthew Vaughn I Am Pilgrim project after the jump.  Read More »

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Spectre action scenes

We saw some new Bond action from Spectre via a weird Heineken ad just a few days ago, but here’s a new look at the action in the film without the distracting beer commercial. This new Spectre action scenes video shows off some of the work that went into building the big sequences for Bond’s new film. As is the pleasant trend of late, the focus here is on practical effects rather than on digital work. Have a look at the footage below. Read More »

Tomb Raider female director

Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: Kathryn Bigelow’s reps have contacted us and confirm that “Kathryn has not met with anyone about this project, and does not have any interest in directing this film.” Ethan’s original story from September 18th follows.

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spectre TV spot

It may only be a bit of new footage, but the stuff that graces this new Spectre TV spot is a good taste of this fall’s new James Bond film, the 24th in the series. (Not counting the two “unauthorized” films, the 1967 Casino Royale and 1983’s Never Say Never Again.)

A brief TV spot like this might be the best way to get a look at the new movie, as this edit is a blast of action and intriguing looks at the characters, from Daniel Craig as Bond, to Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and the shadowy Christoph Waltz as the villain we all assume to be some version of Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

The film also features Lea Seydoux (seen on the banner image above), Monica Belucci, Dave Bautista, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear and Andrew Scott. Have a look at the brisk new spot after the break. Read More »