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Gates Of The Sun Trailer: Watch Mike Tyson In An Algerian Action Movie

24 February 2015 7:10 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thanks to his role in the first two Hangover movies, famed boxer Mike Tyson does have some notoriety as a big screen actor - but I don't think anybody could have predicted this for his cinematic future. Below is the first trailer for Gates Of The Sun - touted as Algeria's first action movie - and for whatever reason, Tyson is featured in a supporting role. This trailer was posted on Mike Tyson's personal YouTube page, and it is most definitely a fascinating and curious bit of work. As you'll notice watching the trailer, the first half of this trailer sets up what looks like a completely legitimate action movie, complete with shady background deals, fighting and maybe even a few crime bosses. But then Mike Tyson's face is quickly flashed on screen, and from just about that point forward the whole thing is basically people shooting and »

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Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results

23 February 2015 7:12 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

According to Algerian newspaper l’Expressionz.com (I love that I can access any newspaper from almost anywhere in the world, on the web, even though they aren't always in a language I understand), comes what is being called the first Algerian martial arts film, from French director Jean-Marc Mineo, titled "Gates of the Sun." It stars Algerian actors Ahmed Benaissa, Mourad Khan, French actress Loris Pester, as well as French singer Lorie, and Algerian comedian Smaïn. Mike Tyson also co-stars, playing what looks like a hired goon. Previously titled "Algeria Forever," the film centers on a plot »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Mike Tyson -- Punching Algerians ... In Foreign Action Flick

23 February 2015 6:14 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mike Tyson could be the next Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson -- at least in Algeria anyway -- where the boxing legend just scored himself a role punching a Ton of people in a big Algerian action flick.  Tyson's one of the stars of "Gates of the Sun" ... where it appears he plays a goon for hire who beats the crap out of people on behalf of his employers. The flick, which hits theaters in March, »

- TMZ Staff

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How a Chance Encounter Brought HBO and Showtime Together for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV

20 February 2015 7:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The fighters and their teams had been trying to work out a deal for nearly six years. Negotiations heated up during the past four months. But it took a chance encounter last month at a Miami Heat game to finally secure an agreement for the long-anticipated matchup between welterweight champs Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The bout promises to be so lucrative as a pay-per-view offering that HBO and Showtime set aside their fierce rivalry to work together on the May 2 telecast. The fight is expected to clear well over $150 million and set new PPV records, which explains why Showtime and HBO put down their dukes. The moneymaking potential is so great that CBS Corp. prexy-ceo Leslie Moonves personally got involved in the negotiations between the fighters, the promoters and with his counterparts at HBO and Time Warner.

“Really the thing that made the difference was Leslie Moonves,” said Showtime »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Showtime, HBO Unite for Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao PPV Fight

20 February 2015 6:45 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO and Showtime are teaming up so that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two of this generation’s most iconic boxers, can finally face off in the ring in a pay-per-view televised May bout. Also Read: 17 of the Most Dramatic Sports Movie Moments: From ‘Rocky’ to ‘McFarland, USA’ (Photos) The networks are working together because the fighters have exclusive contracts for separate channels, with Mayweather locked into a six-fight Showtime deal and Pacquiao tethered to HBO. It’s not an unprecedented union between the rivals, as HBO and Showtime previously joined forces in 2002 for a bout between heavyweights Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. »

- Travis Reilly

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HBO and Showtime Partner for Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

20 February 2015 4:02 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Boxing fans will finally get a showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. The two men have signed on for a May 2 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas after years of failed negotiations. Almost just as interesting, the event marks a rare revenue share for HBO and Showtime. The two pay cable networks are collaborating on the event, a rare pay-per-view split last seen in the 2002 match between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson. (Pacquiao and promoter Bob Arum have a PPV deal with HBO, while Mayweather is a top attraction at Showtime.)

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- Michael O'Connell

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Spike Lee Will Follow-Up ‘Bad 25’ With A Doc About Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ Record

18 February 2015 12:04 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Say what you will about Spike Lee’s recent narrative forays —the studio-sized “Oldboy” and the crowd-sourced “Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus,” both of which received negative reviews from this website and from most critics—but his documentary work has been on point for several years now. Lee's two Hurricane Katrina docs are some of the finest works of his career (see our Spike Lee Retrospective), and his portraits of Kobe Bryant, Mike Tyson and the Broadway play “Passing Strange,” demonstrate his ongoing versatility in the field. One of those successful documentaries was “Bad 25,” a look at Michael Jackson’s seminal 1987 album Bad on its 25th anniversary: it featured great insights from Questlove, Mariah Carey and Martin Scorsese sitting for his first interview in several decades about directing the now-iconic “Bad” music video. Lee had suggested he’d love to do more Michael Jackson album docs if the singer's estate and Sony/Epic Records, »

- Edward Davis

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Oscars: The Parties That Celebrate the Academy Awards

17 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This Sunday, over 3,000 dolled-up guests will traverse 500 feet of red carpet on their path into the 87th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre (where it’ll be hosted for the 14th time). But before they reach for that first glass of Piper-Heidsieck brut during the ritzy Oscar cocktail hour, a series of events, benefits, award shows and gifting suites will properly launch the festivities. Here’s where the industry’s brightest will be primping, prepping, donating and gallivanting in the days leading up to Hollywood’s biggest night.

Today

Icon Mann Industry Panels

Where: L.A. SAG-aftra office, 11 a.m.

Who’s expected: Moderators David P. White of SAG-aftra and the Black List founder Franklin Leonard, plus panelists David Oyelowo, Robi Reed, Charles King and Jeremy Kleiner

Why you don’t want to miss it: Industry vets will examine the evolution of black male characters throughout film history and »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Trailer for 'Champs', Upcoming Boxing Documentary Takes an Inside Look

16 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't say I'm necessarily a fan of boxing, granted, it's a sport that makes for great cinema with everything from Rocky to the recent Oscar-winner The Fighter, not to mention even the bare-knuckle moments in something like Snatch, but when Mike Tyson was fighting I was absolutely interested. The guy was just so intense, but when his reign ended and he decided to bit Evander Holyfield's ear off I was pretty much done with boxing... Well, done considering how little I had invested in the first place. That said, the cinematic intrigue boxing holds doesn't end and it would appear the next interesting feature to arrive is in the form of the documentary Champs, set to premiere in theaters and on iTunes on March 13 and the trailer has just arrived. Featuring the likes of Tyson and Holyfield along with some celebrity contributions including Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington and Ron Howard, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch Trailer for 'Champs' - Documentary on Boxing Greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield & Bernard Hopkins (Coming March 13)

13 February 2015 4:01 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

The story goes... Boxing, "the poor man’s sport," has long given kids from America’s roughest neighborhoods an opportunity to escape violence with violence. But with success in the ring comes new fights for which there is no training: champions are made and broken in the blink of an eye, and young men thrust into the spotlight are often ill-equipped for the fame and fortune that accompany a title belt. Built around the stories of heavyweight legends Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins, "Champs" balances these uncensored recollections with reenactments, classic fight footage, and candid interviews with Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, Mary J. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: See the Dark Side of Boxing in 'Champs' Documentary Trailer

13 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

As someone who isn't the biggest sports guy, the fascination with the sport of boxing is a mystery to me. But at the same time, I've enjoyed many a boxing drama, from Rocky to The Fighter. But for those who have an interest in boxing, there's a new documentary on the way called Champs, which profiles heavyweight championship boxers like Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins. Helped along by interviews with boxing fans and pop culture figures like Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Spike Lee and more, this looks like something accessible for even the most clueless sports fan, and actually looks at the darker side of the sport, exploiting these athletes for their skills. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Bert Marcus' documentary Champs, originally from Apple: Champs is directed by Bert Marcus. Boxing, "the poor man’s sport," has long given kids from America »

- Ethan Anderton

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‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is more smarm than charm

12 February 2015 4:40 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Written by Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn (adapted from the comic series by Mark Millar & Dave Gibbons)

Directed by Matthew Vaughn

UK, 2014

There’s a hilarious moment in the classic ‘80s comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles when Steve Martin has finally had enough of John Candy’s inane anecdotes.  “When you’re telling these little stories,” he instructs Candy, “here’s a good idea… have a point.  It makes it so much more interesting for the listener!”  If only the makers of the new spy actioner Kingsman: The Secret Service had taken that advice.  Despite all of its self-satisfied smugness, Kingsman neglects to give us a coherent story, consistent tone, or anything worth caring about.  It’s ironic that a film trying so hard to be inventive and outrageous ends up being such a derivative bore.

The plot for Kingsman is barely adequate to connect the gags and set pieces, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Exclusive: Poster For Boxing Doc 'Champs' Featuring Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Mark Wahlberg & More

11 February 2015 1:03 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You know the famous names —  Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins — and you may even known their stories, but you've never seen them told quite like they are in "Champs," an eye-opening documentary from Bert Marcus that goes ringside with an angle you don't see coming. And today we've got the exclusive poster for the film that should be on your radar. While we all may know the stories of these pugilists from their time in the spotlight, and even the backgrounds which they came from, Marcus tells his story from a sociological viewpoint. For many entering the sport, boxing is the way out of poverty, an escape from communities where there aren't many opportunities for a better life. However, as the documentary points out, the sport doesn't have the systemic structures in place to protect these young athletes who are not just experiencing the wider world for the first time, »

- Edward Davis

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Madonna Releases 3 New 'Rebel Heart' Tracks

9 February 2015 2:13 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Madonna rocked the Grammy stage on Sunday night, and shortly thereafter, she released three new songs on iTunes.

Madge dropped "Hold Tight," "Joan of Arc" and "Iconic" overnight, as well as the full track listing for her upcoming "Rebel Heart" album.

"Iconic" features Chance the Rapper and (we're loving this) Mike Tyson. The famed boxer opens the song with a spoken word intro, quoting Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, according to Billboard.

Photos: Grammys 2015 - Wildest Red Carpet Looks

"Rebel Heart" – Madonna's 13th studio album – will be released on March 10. The full track ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (Access Hollywood)

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Madonna Releases Three New Tracks, Full Rebel Heart Track List

9 February 2015 10:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hot off her Grammy performance, Madonna has released three more tracks off her forthcoming Rebel Heart album. "Hold Tight," "Joan of Arc" and "Iconic (feat. Chance the Rapper & Mike Tyson)" dropped on iTunes overnight Monday. Like the first six tracks off Rebel Heart, Madge's latest songs focus on perseverance, devotion and fame, while the production varies from strumming acoustics to driving electro beats. The pop legend, 56, debuted the album's lead single "Living for Love" Sunday at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards before snapping selfies with everyone from Taylor Swift to Ariana Grande. (The video for the dance track landed on SnapChat Thursday. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Madonna Releases Three New Tracks, Full Rebel Heart Track List

9 February 2015 10:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Hot off her Grammy performance, Madonna has released three more tracks off her forthcoming Rebel Heart album. "Hold Tight," "Joan of Arc" and "Iconic (feat. Chance the Rapper & Mike Tyson)" dropped on iTunes overnight Monday. Like the first six tracks off Rebel Heart, Madge's latest songs focus on perseverance, devotion and fame, while the production varies from strumming acoustics to driving electro beats. The pop legend, 56, debuted the album's lead single "Living for Love" Sunday at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards before snapping selfies with everyone from Taylor Swift to Ariana Grande. (The video for the dance track landed on SnapChat Thursday. »

- Jeff Nelson, @nelson_jeff

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Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel writes music for Mike Tyson film

6 February 2015 4:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Daft Punk member Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo has written new music for an upcoming Algerian film.

Thriller Gates of the Sun is directed by French filmmaker Jean-Marc Minéo, and features Mike Tyson among its cast.

De Homem-Christo has written music along with Eric Chedeville, with whom he co-founded the record label Crydamoure.

The pair also released several tracks in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the name Le Knight Club.

Chedeville told French culture magazine Les Inrocks: "Guy-Man has made music in this film. Initially it had to be for a fight scene with Mike Tyson, but now it's the final scene inside a club.

"It should not exceed two minutes, I think. At least 80% of the soundtrack was made by the two composers Matteodo Patrick and Jean-Jacques Ipino."

He added: "And the piece will not be signed 'Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo' but 'Knight Club', the nickname »

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The 100 Greatest Nintendo Games Pt. 5

5 February 2015 6:44 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Here we are, halfway through our list, and so many more amazing games to mention. Remember folks, we are dedicating the entire month to Nintendo, and will be publishing fresh, original content each and every day.

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60. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Developer(s) Nintendo Ead Group No. 3 Publisher(s) Nintendo Platform(s) Nintendo 3Ds Na November 22, 2013[1] Genre(s) Action-adventure - Leave it to Nintendo to take an old idea and do just enough to make it utterly amazing. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was supposed to be a new game in the style of the Snes classic, A Link to the Past. No one could’ve imagined that it was essentially the same world map! Other than a few design elements, A Link Between Worlds completely reinvents those concepts. The Zelda formula is changed for the better with a new weapon system that allows »

- Staff

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How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Simpsons and Disney Mickey Mouse win big at the 42nd annual Annie Awards

1 February 2015 9:46 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 42nd annual Annie Awards took place on Saturday night, with DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 bagging six honours including Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production. The top TV honour – Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production – went to Fox’s The Simpsons, while Disney Micky Mouse picked up five awards.

Here’s the full list of nominations, with the winners highlighted in bold and red…

Animated feature

Big Hero 6″ – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin'” – Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2″ – DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea” – Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life” – Reel FX

The Boxtrolls” – Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie” – Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” – Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Animated special production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” – Voyager Pictures LLC

“Dawn of the Dragon Racers” – DreamWorks Animation

How Murray Saved Christmas” – Universal Television »

- Gary Collinson

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Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan to Star in ‘Sleepless Night,’ Open Road to Finance and Distribute

30 January 2015 10:31 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Just as the Berlin Film Market is set to bow, Open Road has picked up the distribution rights to the remake of the 2011 French film “Sleepless Night” and will produce with Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan attached to star.

Baran Bo Odar is directing.

The pic was originally set up at Warner Bros. before being put into turnaround even though Foxx had expressed interest in starring. After hearing Foxx was circling the project, Open Road moved quickly to acquire it and plans to sell international rights next week in Berlin.

Story follows an undercover police officer who scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

Roy Lee and Adam Stone will produce for Vertigo Entertainment, and Open Road Films will finance production and take worldwide distribution rights under its  recently announced partnership with FilmNation. Open Road Films’ Tom Ortenberg and Peter Lawson are executive producers.

Andrea Berloff penned the script. »

- Justin Kroll

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