Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Following the success of their Jackie Robinson biopic 42, Legendary is turning its attentions to a different baseball trailblazer. The company is developing a film about Roberto Clemente, the Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder who became the first Latino player inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Get all the details on the Roberto Clemente movie after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
As we proceed through the Stanley Cup playoffs, here’s a bit of big news from the world of hockey movies. A sequel to 2011’s Goon is finally moving forward.
Titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the new film will once again star Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt. Jay Baruchel, who produced, co-wrote, and co-starred in the original Goon, will direct. More details on the Goon sequel after the jump. Read More »
Even though Walt Disney, Pixar, Illumination Entertainment and DreamWorks seem to have the animation market cornered, there’s still plenty of room for some lovely work from stop-motion animated houses like Laika and Aardman Animation. And the latter has a new movie in the works called Early Man. The film is being backed by StudioCanal and Aardman Studios and the story will have some added appeal to international sports fans. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare for the battle of the Battle of the Sexes. Fox Searchlight has just set Steve Carell and Emma Stone for a film about the 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris are directing and Danny Boyle is producing. This Battle of the Sexes is one of not two, but three developing projects about the titular event. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Rocky’s boxing days may be behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s left the ring completely. In the first official image from Creed, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) steps up to train a promising young boxer, Adonis (Michael B. Jordan), who just happens to be the son of his old rival Apollo.
Also starring are Phylicia Rashad as Apollo’s widow, Tessa Thompson as Adonis’ love interest, and Anthony Bellew as boxer “Pretty” Ricky Conlan. Get your Creed first look after the jump. Read More »
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There was a time when the biggest action movie star in the world would never do a TV show. But times have changed. Dwayne Johnson stars in the brand-new HBO show Ballers, which premieres June 21 alongside True Detective. The first Ballers trailer is now out and it gives you a hint at what to expect. Think Any Given Sunday plus Scarface and Entourage. Check out the Ballers trailer below. Read More »
This’ll be short and sweet. Several members of the 2015 New York Yankees took time out of Spring Training for some play acting. They reenacted one of the most famous scenes from my favorite sports movie of all time, The Sandlot, and their version of the scene is created with eerie precision. Even as a lifelong Mets fan, this video makes me like the Yankees a little bit more. But just a little. Check out the Yankees Sandlot reenactment below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jake Gyllenhaal has had a really excellent run over these past few years, culminating in a career-best performance with Nightcrawler. But it’s not over. He seems poised to continue his winning streak with Southpaw, if the first trailer is any indication.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter, Southpaw stars Gyllenhaal as a boxer who’s lost everything — up to and including his daughter, who’s been taken away by Child Services. He begins the painful process of putting his life back together the only way he knows how, by re-entering the ring.
Rachel McAdams plays his beautiful wife, Forest Whitaker his strict coach, and Oona Laurence his cute kid. Check out the Southpaw trailer after the jump. Read More »
Every week, at least twice a week, World Wrestling Entertainment puts on a TV show. There’s never a rerun, there’s a huge cast of characters, and it’s all performed live without a safety net. And unless you’re a fan, it’s hard to explain that the matches aren’t always why we watch. We watch for the drama. The story. One wrestler simply talking to another wrestler in the middle of the ring. A key interaction back stage. Something going on outside the ring while a match is happening. These are the things that make wrestling great. It’s the best soap opera on TV.
Still, wrestling has a stigma as low-brow entertainment and someone has to defend it. Who better than Max Landis? The verbose screenwriter has made a 24 minute short film called Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling where he tells the story of legendary wrestler turned executive Triple H. But Landis gender-swaps the entire cast, just to prove this epic, decades long story is on par with the best storytelling there is no matter who’s playing the roles. Watch Max Landis’ Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling below. Read More »