Last week brought the first trailer for the professional football set drama Concussion starring Will Smith. The movie doesn’t arrive until Christmas Day when we’re well into the next season of football, but there’s already controversy surrounding the film due to some cuts that Sony Pictures reportedly made to the film in order to avoid clashing with the NFL.
For those who don’t know, Concussion follows Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who discovers the first case of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a progressive degenerative disease) in a pro football player. The doctor tries to alert the public to his findings, but the NFL denies his conclusions and has stopped his efforts to get the organization to address these problems at every turn.
The controversy that has surfaced comes from e-mails between Sony Pictures Entertainment, director Peter Landesman and Will Smith’s representatives where they discuss how to make the movie without antagonizing the NFL or “kicking the hornet’s nest” as one e-mail puts it. Find out more about the Concussion movie NFL controversy below! Read More »
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Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2015 by Angie Han
Even if you’re not particularly a sports fan, you’ve likely heard about the ongoing controversy over head injuries in the NFL. This winter, a new movie dramatizes that fight. Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who discovers the first case of CTE in a pro football player. He tries to alert the public to his findings, but the NFL denies his conclusions and stymies his efforts at every turn. Watch the Concussion trailer after the jump.
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On August 25th 2000, Bring It On hit theaters nationwide. Thats right, want to feel old? Its been 15 years since the release of that movie. I’ve always loved that movie for whatever reason, call it a guilty pleasure. I feel like it were released today it would have a bunch of theatrical sequels and the same success that we’re seeing from the like-minded Pitch Perfect franchise.
But what would a real Bring it on Sequel look like? I’m betting that a few years down the line we could see a theatrical Bring It On sequel/reboot with the stars playing mothers, coaches, or teachers. But where might the characters of Bring It On be 15 years later? The cast of the 2000 film give us their answers.
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In the fourth season of How I Met Your Mother, it’s revealed that all-around ladies man and bro Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) has a completely different view of the 80s classic The Karate Kid than most people. In Barney’s eyes, the good guy is teenage Cobra Kai student Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka, and he’s defeated by the “scrawny loser from New Jersey who barely even knows karate.”
While this is an amusing bit that shows you how skewed Barney’s perspective is on a variety of things, a new video attempts to illustrate that The Karate Kid bully may really be Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), as he is reponsible for instigating a lot of the conflict and tensions that exists between the two characters in the movie. Read More »
This past weekend, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey proved just how great she is in the ring when she took down her opponent Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds. And now she’s getting another career boost, this time meshing her life as a fighter with her blossoming acting career
Paramount Pictures has just snagged the rights to Ronda Rousey’s best-selling autobiography My Fight/Your Fight, but what’s interesting about this project as opposed to other biopics is that Rousey will be starring in the film herself. Find out more about the Ronda Rousey movie after the jump! Read More »
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Earlier this month, we got a small tease of Will Ferrell making America’s pasttime even greater in the HBO documentary special Ferrell Takes the Field, featuring the comedy star playing every position in baseball, on ten different Major League Baseball teams.
Now the full trailer has arrived, showing just how the Anchorman and Step Brothers star shook up the ball diamond. Even if you’re not a fan of baseball at all, this looks like it’s going to be thoroughly entertaining. Watch the full Ferrell Takes the Field trailer after the jump! Read More »
On July 22nd 2015, Warner Bros. announced LeBron James a partnership that will cover projects ranging in TV, film and original digital content, spawning further speculation that Space Jam 2 is in the works.
Update: After the jump we’ve included a video of Jimmy Kimmel mocking Space Jam fans who are outraged over the latest Space Jam 2 rumors
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Funnyman Will Ferrell has had plenty of fun blending sports and comedy with feature films like Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Blades of Glory. He’s even dabbled in sports on television with a role in the comedy series Eastbound & Down. Now Ferrell is returning to HBO to mess around with America’s pastime.
You may remember hearing back in March that Will Ferrell was going to play Major League Baseball for ten teams, taking all ten positions, in a single day. Now that day will be chronicled in an HBO documentary special from Funny or Die called Ferrell Takes the Field, and the first teaser trailer has just arrived.
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So far the marketing machine for Antoine Fuqua‘s boxing flick Southpaw has really hit hard. Driven by a pounding soundtrack provided by Eminem, the film starring Jake Gyllenhaal looks like a familiar but powerful drama.
Now yet another new trailer has arrived, fueled by another new track by Eminem. This one features Gwen Stefani, and is called ‘Kings Never Die.’ Will Gyllenhaal find redemption and become king of the ring again? At the very least, it seems like this might get him the Oscar nomination that he should have gotten for his performance in last year’s Nightcrawler.
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