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Showtime released a Season 3 teaser for summer series “Ray Donovan” on Friday, promising “a great adventure,” backyard barbecues and blood — lots of blood. The clip opens and closes with ominous quotes from Elliott Gould‘s Ezra Goodman character. “Tip the country on its side, and everything that falls loose, lands in L.A.,” he states at the beginning — not entirely untrue, if you’ve spent any amount of time in our great city. Also Read: 23 Summer TV Shows We Can't Wait to Watch Soon Liev Schreiber‘s titular character does all the talking. “Been 25 years of my life being told what to do, »
- Tony Maglio
Bobby Fischer turned chess into a blood sport during the darkest days of the Cold War with the old Soviet Union. Toby Maguire is featured as Fischer in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Pawn Sacrifice.” Who knew chess could be so riveting. The movie, also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, details Fischer’s rise to the pinnacle of chess and his long descent into madness. [...] »
Read More: Tiff Buy: Bleecker Street Acquires Ed Zwick's 'Pawn Sacrifice' with Tobey Maguire and Liev Schrieber Written by Steven Knight ("Locke," "Eastern Promises") and directed by Ed Zwick ("Defiance," "Blood Diamond"), "Pawn Sacrifice" tells the story of real-life American chess champion Bobby Fischer: the youngest person to ever achieve the Grandmaster status and, at the height of his fame, a U.S. political symbol, as a result of his widely publicized match against Russian champion Boris Spassky. Tobey Maguire stars as Fischer and Liev Schreiber appears in the role of Spassky. Other notable members of the cast include Peter Sarsgaard and Lily Rabe. Based on the trailer, which you can watch above, Tobey Maguire appears to give a performance that we won't soon forget. Oscillating between genius and madness is not an easy feat, but Maguire seems to have a glint of both in his eye »
- Sarah Choi
Bleecker Street jumped into the acquisitions fray for the first time in a splashy way at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival, sealing a seven-figure deal for Pawn Sacrifice. The Ed Zwick-directed drama that stars Tobey Maguire as iconic U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Russian champ Boris Spassky, whom Fischer challenged in a historic match that captured the world's attention in 1972 at the height of the Cold War. Now its Bleecker Street’s most… »
From director Edward Zwick (Glory) and writer Steven Knight (Locke), the gripping true story about American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer and the greatest chess match every played opens in select theatres on Friday, September 18th.
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world.
Pawn Sacrifice opens in select theatres September 18th.
- Michelle McCue
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming real-life chess drama "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, as well as Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. Check it out below. Plot: Set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Schreiber plays his Russian arch rival Boris Spassky. The new movie is directed by Edward Zwick (Love and Other Drugs) and is set to hit select theaters on September 18th. Trailer: »
We.ve been waiting for a live-action movie that revolves around the pulsating and action-packed world of chess ever since Geri.s Game premiered before A Bug.s Life back in 1998. But now Pawn Sacrifice is on the horizon, and Liev Schreiber and Tobey Maguire have made it their mission to prove that chess is just as thrilling a movie subject as war, earthquakes, and superheroes saving the planet. And gosh darn it, this Pawn Sacrifice trailer suggests that they.ve succeed. Well that got very interesting very quickly, didn.t it? Also, am I the only one who just instantly fell back in love with Tobey Maguire? God, I.ve missed his glowing screen presence. By all accounts, it looks like the role of Bobby Fischer is perfectly suited to his talents too. My original prediction is that it.s probably not enough to instantly make him an awards »
The forthcoming drama also examines Fischer's troubled personal life as he began to slip into anti-us fervour and anti-Semitism that would dominate his later years.
Pawn Sacrifice opens on September 18 in the Us. »
We saw a poster earlier this month, and now the first trailer has arrived online for Pawn Sacrifice, director Edward Zwick’s (The Last Samurai) chess drama which details the legendary 1972 match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Magure) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).
“It was dubbed ‘The Match of the Century,’ and it drew more worldwide interest than any chess match before or since. The 1972 World Chess Championship between American challenger Bobby Fischer and the Ussr’s defending champion Boris Spassky would for several weeks turn a chessboard in Reykjavik into a battlefield of Cold War one-upmanship.”
Take a look at the trailer here…
- Gary Collinson
"We're at war... It's a war of perception: the poor kid from Brooklyn against the whole Soviet Empire." Bleecker Street has debuted a full-length trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, the long-awaited Bobby Fischer movie, starring Tobey Maguire as the chess champion who went crazy. This movie profiles Fischer during the lead up to his 1972 match against Russian rival Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in Reykjavik. The cast includes Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg & Lily Rabe. I saw the film at Tiff last year and wrote in my review: "I was fully engaged in Pawn Sacrifice from start to finish, fascinated by the politics and the sport, but also intrigued by Bobby Fischer and his peculiar mind. The who and why..." Here's the first official trailer for Ed Zwick's Pawn Sacrifice, found via YouTube: American chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer (Maguire) squares off against his Russian rival Boris Spassky »
- Alex Billington
The first trailer for “Pawn Sacrifice,” starring Tobey Maguire as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer, was released by Bleecker Street on Wednesday. Based on a true story, the Cold War-set film chronicles Fischer’s face-off against Soviet chess master Boris Spassky, played by Liev Schreiber, in the 1972 World Chess Championship. The trailer captures Fischer’s transition from young hotshot to unhinged recluse buckling under the stress of international attention and the weight of his own genius. Also Read: Checkmate: Tobey Maguire's Chess Drama 'Pawn Sacrifice' Heads to Bleecker Street The film also features “American Horror Story’s” Lily Rabe and Peter Sarsgaard. »
- Reid Nakamura
For the longest time, chess has been the undisputed grandaddy of board games, mixing strategy and intrigue across an almost unfathomable amount of variations. No two game’s are alike, which is something prized prodigy Bobby Fischer knew all to well. His story, one rife with personal demons and political undertones, will serve as the crux for Ed Zwick’s upcoming drama Pawn Sacrifice.
With Tobey Maguire in the title role, Zwick’s feature will be set against the Cold War at a time when tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union threatened to boil over into all-out nuclear war. For Fischer, though, our troubled protagonist was primarily concerned about the 64 colored squares in front of him. After rising through the ranks to become the best chess player of a generation, Maguire’s character will go toe-to-toe with Russian champ Boris Spassky in an encounter comparable to a lavish heavyweight boxing match. »
- Michael Briers
With WWE Studios churning out films like Jingle All The Way 2 and The Marine 4 with all the grace of a diseased sea lion vomiting mackerel onto the backseat of a Toyota Yaris, you’d be forgiven for thinking that wrestlers and movies were not meant to mix.
But everyone from Dean Ambrose to Paige to Brodus freakin’ Clay has taken time off to shoot some film or another, and the wrestlers of the WWE show no signs of halting their nefarious plan to impersonate actors. But what about the other way around, when actors strap on tights and do their best impressions of wrestlers for the big screen?
The wrestler biopic has been a fairly barren field up until now, with the dark private lives of grapplers instead being limited to shoot interviews and Beyond The Mat-style documentaries. Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, starring Mickey Rourke, wasn »
- Adam Blampied
We got that brand new poster for writer Steven Knight and director Ed Zwick's docudrama Pawn Sacrifice yesterday and now the film's first trailer has arrived. Tobey Maguire leads as chess prodigy Bobby Fischer who takes part in "The Match of the Century," the 1972 World Chess Championship match between Fisher and the Ussr champ, Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). Even though I don't find the game of chess particularly riveting, this new trailer is surprisingly tense and does a stellar job giving the viewer access to Fischer as he caves under the pressure and his state of mind deteriorates. Check out the new Pawn Sacrifice trailer for yourself below. The film hits select theaters on September 18th and also stars Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert and Michael Stuhlbarg. Click here to check out Matt's review of the film from Tiff. Here's the official synopsis for Pawn Sacrifice: In »
- Perri Nemiroff
Pawn Sacrifice will be hitting theaters on Sep. 18, a year and eleven days after I reviewed it at last year's Toronto Film Festival. The film, starring Tobey Maguire is chess prodigy Bobby Fischer is, as I said in my review, "a good movie, though nothing altogether ground-breaking or entirely revealing." It hits the standard beats and will be a satisfying watch for most, though just don't go in expecting much. Edward Zwick directs and Liev Schreiber, Sophie Nelisse, Peter Sarsgaard, Lily Rabe, Robin Weigert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick co-star. Check out the trailer below. sb id="1527601" height="272" width="640" In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire. Also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer's terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the »
- Brad Brevet
Name all the chess films you can off the top of your head, go: There’s Boaz Yakim’s “Fresh,” “Brooklyn Castle,” Andrew Bujalski’s “Computer Chess” and easily the best of them all, “Searching For Bobby Fischer.” But few and far between are classic, and almost all pieces of chess narrative always circle back to Bobby Fischer, the American prodigy who captured the imagination of the world when he faced off against some of the greatest chess minds the Soviet Union has ever produced. Read More: Review: Kids Are King In Winning Chess Doc 'Brooklyn Castle' There have been documentaries on this subject, even past movies, but no one’s really made the definitive film about Fischer, his troubled mind and his famous matches in the Soviet Union. But Filmmaker Ed Zwick (“Glory,” “The Last Samurai”) has given it a shot, with Tobey Maguire in the lead »
- Edward Davis
Director Edward Zwick might be best known for his war epics Glory and The Last Samurai, but he's scaled things down for his latest picture, Pawn Sacrifice. The film will follow chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) as he prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber). A multitude of chess games pave the way for political agendas and madness in this new trailer. Now here's a film that's been lying dormant for a while now. »
- Sean Wist
Bobby Fischer, the brilliant and complicated chess master, is the subject of yet another movie. "Pawn Sacrifice" traces Fischer's rise from child prodigy to the world-famous player who took on Soviet master Boris Spassky.
A new trailer focuses on Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Spassky's (Liev Schreiber) 1972 chess battle, which became much more than just a game - it was a Cold War showdown that pitted the United States against the Soviet Union. But Fischer struggled with the pressure, and was tormented by the very genius that made him one of the greatest chess players ever.
"Pawn Sacrifice" opens September 18.
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- Kelly Woo
Will Smith is playing Deadshot in Suicide Squad. Jada Pinkett Smith played Fish Mooney on Gotham. Now the DC Comics world may have hooked another member of the Smith family. Speaking to Flicks and the City about superheroes, actor Tyler James Williams (Dear White People) noted how “it’s great to see Static Shock is happening with Jaden.” We last reported on Static Shock back in October when Warner Bros. announced that its digital division would be developing series based on the DC Comics along with Mortal Kombat and Critters. Django Unchained producer Reginald Hudlin is taking the lead on the Static Shock series, which will feature Virgil Hawkins, aka the superhero “Static”, who has advanced powers of electromagnetism. [caption id="attachment_250342" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Sony Pictures[/caption] We should definitely take Williams’ comment with a grain of salt. It’s possible that a game of telephone has become a little screwy and that »
- Matt Goldberg
It was called the Match of the Century.
Control the board with the new poster from Bleecker Street’s Pawn Sacrifice.
In a gripping true story set during the height of the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) finds himself caught between two superpowers when he challenges the Soviet Empire.
Also starring Liev Schreiber (Boris Spassky) and Peter Sarsgaard, Pawn Sacrifice chronicles Fischer’s terrifying struggles with genius and madness, and the rise and fall of a kid from Brooklyn who captured the imagination of the world with the greatest chess match ever played.
The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Alex Billington of First Showing.net wrote, “There’s no better praise than to say I was fully engaged in Pawn Sacrifice from start to finish, fascinated by the politics and the sport, but also intrigued by Bobby Fischer and his peculiar mind. »
- Michelle McCue
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