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14 items from 2016


Coming Distractions: Robert De Niro returns to the boxing ring in the Hands Of Stone trailer

21 July 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In 1980, Robert De Niro delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Jake La Motta in Raging Bull, the Martin Scorsese masterpiece that set a high water mark for both biographical narratives and boxing films. For many years, the compound image of De Niro and a boxing ring was indisputably evocative of cinematic excellence. And then, in 2013, he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone in Grudge Match, and that compound image suddenly had an unpleasant amount of bodily fluids splattered across it.

Now, he’s trying to clean up some of that mess. In Hands Of Stone, the 72-year-old veteran actor plays Ray Arcel, the master trainer who stood in the corner of 18 world champions. One of those was Roberto Durán, the Panamanian fighter who came in fifth in The Ring’s countdown of the sport’s greatest talents of the past eight decades. Written and directed by Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz ...

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- Dennis DiClaudio

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Robert De Niro Returns To The World Of Boxing In Hands Of Stone Trailer

21 July 2016 1:24 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

I’m seeing a strange pattern here. Both Robert De Niro And Sylvester Stallone took up the boxing gloves again for Grudge Match, then Sly took on the trainer role in Creed. Now the one time Jake La Motta is following suit with Hands of Stone, playing the real life boxing trainer Ray Arcel as he trains Panamanian fighter Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), telling the story of Duran’s 1980 title bout with Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) Written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express), Hands of Stone promises to be everything a good boxing movie should be: tense, exciting, nail biting, and above all else, a compelling under dog story. On top of that, De Niro appears to be on top form, and after the dire Dirty Grandpa, we need to believe in him again. Released: 26th August (U.S.)/ ? (Irl/U.K.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Cleveland According to Movies and Television

19 July 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Our perception of the Forest City having only seen it on screen.

All this week, Cleveland, Ohio, is being overrun with politicians, their supporters, and protestors of their platforms as the Republican National Convention is being held at the Quicken Loans Arena through Thursday. To help get a better sense of this “Cleve-Land,” as Howard the Duck calls it, we’re looking to entertainment, specifically movies and television, for what it can tell us about this city. If there’s anything we miss or misunderstand, blame Hollywood.

Cleveland Rocks

It’s the Rock and Roll Capital of the World, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s not surprising that, to an outsider, Cleveland primarily looks like a city where music reigns. You could make a nice concert with all the fictional bands based there, including Cherry Bomb from Howard the Duck, The Barbusters from Light of Day, the »

- Christopher Campbell

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Bleed for This Trailer Puts Miles Teller in the Boxing Ring

30 June 2016 3:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Boxing may not be nearly as popular as it used to be, but the sport has a long history of athletes who have inspired some incredible movies. Raging Bull told the life story of iconic pugilist Jake Lamotta, while the beloved Rocky was loosely based on a little known fighter named Chuck Wepner, who shocked the world by going all 15 rounds against the great Muhammad Ali n 1975. Later this year, another legendary boxing tale will be told when Bleed for This hits theaters, with the first trailer debuting today.

Bleed For This is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. »

- MovieWeb

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Hands of Stone’

16 May 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roberto Duran remains the greatest lightweight boxer in history, and one of the most celebrated fighters, period. But unlike such legends of the ring as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, or Mike Tyson, he never had a very idiosyncratic boxing style. He didn’t dance, or rope-a-dope, or use his fists like a Mack truck. He was a paragon of classic quickness and power, a bruiser who wasted no time going in for the kill.

Hands of Stone,” a Duran biopic that lifts its title from his fists-of-fury nickname, has a tone that very much mirrors Duran’s mode of fighting. Directed by the Venezuelan-born Jonathan Jakubowicz, who also wrote the script, the film punches ahead in a conventional, aggressive, no-frills way. At this point, of course, the bar for boxing films has been set rather staggeringly high. “Raging Bull” turned the pugilistic melodrama into Shakespearean blood opera (it also »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Versatile Boards Mickey Rourke Documentary ‘Guapo Siempre’

5 May 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Paris-based Versatile has come on board to handle worldwide sales on Richard Aujard’s “Guapo Siempre,” a documentary portaying Mickey Rourke in the run up to a special boxing exhibition in Moscow in 2014.

“Guapo Siempre” is produced by the shingles Bonne Pioche Cinema, the outfit behind Oscar-winning “March of the Penguins,” and Canto Bros Productions, the Cantona brothers’ outfit whose credits include Ken Loach’s Cannes-competing “Looking for Eric.”

“Guapo Siempre” plunges audiences into the mystical mind of Rourke during the days leading up to his comeback in the ring at the age of 62. His soul naked, his nerves raw, Rourke looks back over his life and career, while mourning the death of his dog, Guapo.

A renown photographer with a passion for the biking and boxing worlds, Aujard has been close to Rourke and the Cantona brothers for more 20 years. He previously directed various critically-claimed shorts and documentaries, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

8 March 2016 7:55 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler" March 16, L.A.

8 March 2016 7:54 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:54 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:53 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Piper Laurie At Screening Of "The Hustler"

8 March 2016 7:52 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The Royale Laemmle Theater in Los Angeles will be presenting a 55th anniversary screening of Robert Rossen’s The Hustler. The 134-minute film, which stars Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, and both Jake Lamotta and Vincent Gardenia as bartenders, will be screened on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

Actress Piper Laurie, who appears in the film as Sarah Packard, is scheduled to appear at a Q&A session after the film to discuss her role and career.

From the press release:

The Hustler

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

The Hustler (1961)

55th Anniversary Screening

Wednesday, March 16, at 7:00 Pm at the Royal Theatre

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Piper Laurie in person for Q&A after the screening

Robert Rossen’s The Hustler, one of the most incisive character dramas of the 1960s, earned nine Academy Award nominations and won two Oscars, »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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The Oscars, and the tricks to winning one

24 February 2016 7:45 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The Academy Awards are this weekend - but how do you actually go about winning one? Plus: some Oscar predictions.

Whether or not you believe they’re still relevant, the Oscars are undeniably the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar. I am fascinated by them, what intrigues me most is the general consensus that this process is a game of strategy and if you want to win, you have to know the rules. But actors and directors don’t have time to work this out for themselves, they’re far too busy and important. I however am not.

Therefore I have poured over lists of Oscar winners for more time than is healthy in order to determine exactly what it takes to win one of these much desired awards. I’m going to give you the tried and tested formulai for how to win Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Picture. »

- simonbrew

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Watch: 9-Minute Video Essay Counts Down The Top 10 Opening Shots Of All Time

20 January 2016 1:45 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The opening shot of the film can last in your mind longer than the film itself. When I think of my personal favorites, Jonathan Glazer’s “Birth” comes to mind, with the sprawling, overhead shots of Central Park, while Paul Thomas Anderson’s entire catalog boasts lovely and unforgettable beginnings, from Adam Sandler’s eccentric Barry Egan at the back corner of the perfect mise en scene in “Punch Drunk Love,” to the series of unfortunate events in “Magnolia” clarifying the significance of chance in the film. Read More: Retrospective: The Directorial Films Of Orson Welles In this new video essay from Cinefix, they’ve broken down the top 10 opening scenes (in their humble opinion) with a few guest appearances from films that came close to making the cut. The bottom half of the list is a no-brainer, featuring the taut, inverted shots focused on the cowboy in a quandary in “The Searchers, »

- Samantha Vacca

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Watch 7 Movie Stars Do Hilarious Robert De Niro Impressions

20 January 2016 12:10 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

With Dirty Grandpa, we may have officially reached the point where a Robert De Niro impression is guaranteed to be more enjoyable than a Robert De Niro performance. Fortunately, the indisputable fact that he's one of the most iconic actors in movie history means that there's a ton of imitators out there.

If the man behind Travis Bickle, Jake La Motta and young Vito Corleone isn't quite as common a target as Christopher Walken or Al Pacino, that's only because he's a little bit harder to get right (watch the »

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