Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
After starring together in Crazy, Stupid, Love., Emma Stone and Steve Carell are reuniting on the set of Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton‘s Battle of the Sexes. The pic centers on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which became a focal point for larger conversations about sexism, feminism, and gender equality — not to mention an instantly iconic event watched by tens of millions of people around the world.
Shooting on Battle of the Sexes has just begun, and to celebrate that fact, Fox Searchlight has unveiled the first photo of Stone and Carell in their very best ’70s garb as the athletic opponents. Get your Battle of the Sexes first look, along with some new casting details, below.
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Margot Robbie will follow up her villainous turn in Suicide Squad by playing another famous baddie. She’s just attached herself to I, Tonya, a biopic about American ice skater Tonya Harding. Though a gifted athlete, Harding really shot to lasting infamy when she hired someone to incapacitate fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
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Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Fastball trailer is all about taking a very deep and very specific dive into the history of baseball and it’s all set to the soothing sounds of Kevin Costner‘s voice. In other words, it’s one slice of Apple pie and a screeching bald eagle away from being pure, unfiltered Americana. As the title implies, this documentary explores the fastball, the fastest pitch in baseball that can send the ball from the mound to home plate in “less than the blink of an eye.” Sports fans will probably be interested immediately. As for everyone else? Well, let’s see if this trailer does its job.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Rumblings about a sequel to Creed began as soon as the first film became a box office hit and a critical darling. The possibilities for future Adonis Creed stories feel limitless – you just have to ask his mentor Rocky Balboa, who has graced the screen seven times now.
And while director Ryan Coogler probably won’t be back for Creed 2, the sequel certainly feels like it’s going to happen. It already has a 2017 release date and everything. However, Sylvester Stallone recently revealed that the first film may very well be the swan song for the Italian Stallion himself. Adonis still has an entire life ahead of him, but Rocky himself may be done.
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This weekend brings Super Bowl 50, and just as with every Super Bowl before it, advertisers will be pulling out all the stops to spend big bucks on commercials that millions will see. Even though there will be more than just hardcore sports fans watching, advertisers still know their audience. That’s why a new tease for the inspiring sports drama Eddie the Eagle, starring Kingsman: The Secret Service breakout actor Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, uses respected football players who caught an advance screening of the movie to help hype it up to the masses. Read More »
Despite being full of theatricality and staged fights, professional wrestling is still thriving in the world of sports and entertainment. It gets a bad reputation for being fake and just plain silly, but there are plenty of people who look up to wrestling icons as heroes, no matter how unreal all the rivalries and matches may be. And a new documentary takes a closer look at life in the ring and all that comes with it.
Nine Legends features interviews with Bill Goldberg, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, Dynamite Kid, Amy Dumas, Rob Van Dam, Ted Dibiase, Randy Couture, and more, each talking about the sport of wrestling, and what it means to them and all of their fans. Get a taste of what the documentary has to offer with the Nine Legends trailer below. Read More »
One of the biggest television events of the year is coming up this weekend with the live broadcast of Super Bowl 50. The NFL has dropped the Roman numerals from the game, because people are apparently too ignorant to know that “L” means 50 — it isn’t just a typo in the graphics. But that’s beside the point, because no matter what we call the game, it’s going to be sweetened by the comedic stylings of Key and Peele.
Squarespace has announced that they will have Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele providing live commentary for the big game as their characters Lee and Morris (seen above), but it might be a little tricky because of the rules they have to follow due to the NFL’s strict copyrights regarding the Super Bowl. Find out more about the Key and Peele Super Bowl commentary below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It may have been almost entirely snubbed at the Oscar nominations, but Creed is still a miracle of a movie and one the best entires in the entire Rocky series. And while Michael B. Jordan provides fresh blood and Sylvester Stallone supplies plenty of old soul, the film really works because of director Ryan Coogler. His stylish, intimate direction is a shot of adrenaline for a 40-year old franchise, leaving the door open for, yes, a sequel. Or even an entire new series of films.
Unfortunately, some super-sized commitments may keep Coogler from committing to the next chapter of the Adonis Creed saga.
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Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
A Rocky spinoff about Apollo Creed’s son may have sounded like a terrible idea on paper, but when Creed actually opened it was an unqualified success. Audiences loved it — it’s made $105 million so far in the U.S. and counting — and critics adored it. It made a creaky old franchise feel fresh again, without undoing all the earlier installments. Heck, it even won Sylvester Stallone a Golden Globe last night.
All of which is to say a Creed sequel was only a question of when, not if, and now we have our answer. MGM is reportedly eyeing a November 2017 release date for the film, putting it about two years after Creed‘s release. That’s the good news. The bad news is what this might mean for director Ryan Coogler‘s involvement. Read More »
In order to star in boxing movies like Creed, actors like Michael B. Jordan have to train with real boxers. Not only does it get the actors in the right shape, but it helps them appear as if they could be real boxers and aren’t just pretending. And when it comes to the Rocky movies, there’s something else that makes the actors really feel like they’re in the ring.
While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, co-star Sylvester Stallone explained that in the Rocky films, there is a tradition of shooting what is called a “dead man walking scene” where the actor in the ring actually gets punched in the face by a real pro fighter. And that tradition ended with Michael B. Jordan knocked out on the set of Creed. Read More »