Creed 2 Director

A few months ago, Sylvester Stallone revealed on his Instagram page that he would be directing Creed 2, the follow-up to Ryan Coogler‘s acclaimed Rocky spin-off from 2015. The silence that followed was deafening and now it seems like we know why – he’s not directing it. In fact, a brand new director whose name and work you probably don’t know is stepping behind the camera.

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I Tonya clip

In I, Tonya, Margot Robbie gives one of the year’s best performances playing disgraced Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, whose career fell completely apart when she was implicated in an attack against her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. A new I, Tonya clip shows Robbie’s Harding as she prepares for a competition, and all the emotional trauma that comes with it.

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journeyman trailer

Paddy Considine isn’t a household name in the least, but there’s a chance that you sorta, kinda recognize his face – when it’s not bruised and battered like it is in the Journeyman trailer, that is.

Considine has carved out a niche for himself as a supporting player in everything from quirky British comedies to Hollywood action films. He’s most recognizable as one of the recurring actors in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, appearing in Hot Fuzz and World’s End, but he’s also known for his role in The Bourne Ultimatum. But, likely dissatisfied with his role as a character actor, Considine has broken into the directing field, making his directorial debut with Tyrannosaur back in 2011 and returning to the chair again with the upcoming Journeyman.

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Creed 2 Drago's son

Ryan Coogler’s outstanding 2015 film Creed was all about legacy: a son stepping out of his father’s shadow with the help of one of his old man’s best friends and most famous rival. That friend happened to be boxing legend Rocky Balboa, and since Coogler is busy with Black Panther, Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone is stepping behind the camerato direct Creed 2, which he’s been heavily teasing on Instagram over the past few months.

Stallone hinted that Dolph Lundgren‘s Ivan Drago might return to the franchise in some capacity, and we wondered if that meant Lundgren would step back into the ring or return to train a new character. Now, a UFC fighter has revealed that he’s auditioned to play Drago’s son in the film, so it seems as if the sequel will continue that thematic exploration of legacy that began in Creed.
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A Prayer Before Dawn trailer

A24, the indie film company who released modern masterpieces like Under the Skin and Moonlight, is headed to prison…for their next movie, at least.

A24’s latest, A Prayer Before Dawn, is based on the true story of an English boxer incarcerated in two of Thailand’s most notorious prisons. There, he begins taking part in Muay Thai boxing tournaments. The film was shot in a real Thai prison with a cast of primarily real inmates, and a new trailer has just arrived to give us a look at the results. Watch the A Prayer Before Dawn trailer below.

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creed 2 director

We live in the age of legacy sequels, movies that dust off a dormant franchise and often allow the old cast to hand off the torch to a new generation. Some of these have been magnificent: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mad Max: Fury Road, Blade Runner 2049, and, of course, Creed, which spun the Rocky series in an enthralling new direction.

And now, two years after the first film was a box office and critical sensation, Creed 2 has found a director in Sylvester Stallone.

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Bradley Cooper Vince McMahon

Crazy Stupid Love and Focus directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently developing Pandemonium, a biopic of WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, and a new rumor says that The Hangover and American Sniper star Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of the boisterous and media-savvy personality. Sounds like pretty great casting to us, but if Cooper’s not interested, let’s fan-cast this baby ourselves and come up with some alternate choices for who might make a good cinematic version of the wrestling impresario.
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i, tonya

Watch your kneecaps – I, Tonya is going for the gold. I’m talking about Oscar gold, that is, as the official release date for Craig Gillespie‘s satirical look at the fallen figure skater’s life is proof-positive that the filmmakers are hoping for some award season love. See the details of the I, Tonya release date below.

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breaking away

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition we take a look at some of the best underdog sports movies you’ve probably never seen.)

I’m not a big fan of sports films in general, and it’s due at least in part to my disinterest in the sports themselves. The only ones I actively participate in, as a player and/or spectator, are tennis and racquetball. Neither sport has exactly lit up the multiplex, and while I have a soft spot for the goofiness of Wimbledon the dearth of truly good tennis movies means I don’t see my sporting interests represented up on the screen.

That changes, though, when the subject is tweaked a bit into the form of underdog sports movies. That’s a subject even someone like me can fully get behind, and thankfully filmmakers are happy to oblige. Were this a “best of” list with no other qualifiers, it would include the two actual best, but I think enough of you have seen Breaking Away (1979) and Lucas (1986) that adding them to a list of movies you haven’t seen would be preposterous and unsportsmanlike. You have seen them right? Right?! Breaking Away is among the very best American films, period, and Lucas stands tall as an underdog sports tale that succeeds while subverting the myriad tropes of the sub-genre. Seriously, seek them out immediately if you haven’t already seen them as they will re-calibrate the meaning of pure joy for you.

Keep reading for a look at the best underdog sports movies you probably haven’t already seen.

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Battle of the Sexes Clips

Awards season is just around the corner, and soon the movies that will be vying for Academy Awards, Golden Globes and more will begin hitting theaters, trying to drum up acclaim and praise. One of the earlier films out of the gate that already has awards buzz from its debut on the festival circuit recently is a real life sports drama starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone.

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the highly publicized tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in 1973, a tennis match that pitted man versus woman and made waves for equality between the sexes. You can get a better glimpse at the true story in a batch of new footage that has arrived in a couple TV spots, clips and a featurette.

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