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There’s something about boxing movies that gets butts in seats regardless of so many being practically the same story. The formula almost always concerns some type of personal and professional redemption and Ben Younger‘s Bleed for This is no exception. Being a true telling of Vinny Pazienza’s (Miles Teller) arduous journey back into the ring after a near-fatal car crash severed his neck, however, means it possesses some substance beyond the old “washed up” bid for revenge against the press or a former coach/manager who’s now inexplicably repping the opponent. Some of that is present too, but it takes a backseat to watching a tenacious young man beat the odds to prove mankind’s resilience rather than facilitate the usual melodramatic quest of honoring a fridged family member.
Our introduction to Paz is by watching him get beat for the third time in a row »
- Jared Mobarak
Miles Teller straps on the gloves for this retro boxing biopic, the second to play at Tiff ’16 following the Live Schreiber starrer The Bleeder, which bowed earlier in the festival.
Teller leads in the role of Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a blue-collar fighter from Providence, Rhode Island who is propelled onto the world stage after winning two huge title fights. With his career looking extremely positive following his pairing with renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) – a coach who previously trained Mike Tyson – however things take a turn for the worse when Pazienza is involved in a near-fatal car crash that leaves him with a broken neck. With the help of Rooney, the »
- Paul Heath
Showtime drama “Ray Donovan” airs its Season 4 finale on Sunday night, up against the Emmy Awards (where the show is nominated for the performances of stars Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, in addition to a directing nod for showrunner David Hollander). The show has already scooped one award in this year’s Emmy race, nabbing Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Hank Azaria at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys.
The season began with Ray’s burgeoning friendship with professional boxer Hector Campos (Ismael Cruz Cordova), a fellow abuse survivor who had also turned to the church to try and get a fresh start. In a striking turn of events, Hector told Ray about one of his darkest secrets — his incestuous relationship with half-sister Marisol (Lisa Bonet).
After Hector snapped and killed Marisol for publicly revealing their controversial relationship, he asked Ray to solve the mess. However, as Variety’s exclusive sneak peek reveals, Hector »
- Arya Roshanian
[[tmz:video id="0_jgu1gjyp"]] Donald Trump has a pigskin past -- saying he played football "at a very low level" back in high school ... and learned some important life lessons on the gridiron. The Gop presidential candidate was touring the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Wednesday when he explained how the game prepares people for the real world. Fyi, Trump's classmates at the New York Military Academy have raved about Donald's athletic ability back in »
- TMZ Staff
Mark Harrison Sep 13, 2016
Jj Abrams is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. Over his career in the movies, he's written, directed, produced, acted and played a wicked keyboard solo on Cool Guys Don't Look At Explosions, and through his production company Bad Robot, his name is counted among the credits of massive franchises like Cloverfield, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and of course Star Wars. He's more of a household name than most filmmakers of his generation and we sometimes wish we wanted anything as much as he wants that Steven Spielberg status.
You can't blame him when you hear about his first paid job in the film industry. Returning a bunch of Spielberg's personal super-8 home movies that he discovered after his »
Showtime has renewed “Ray Donovan” for fifth season.
Season 5 will consist of 12 hourlong episodes. Production will begin next year.
The renewal was announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., where David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks, delivered the news.
“Ray Donovan” is currently in the midst of its fourth season, which airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m.
The drama stars iev Schreiber as the best professional fixer in L.A., who’s called in to make the complicated messes of the city’s celebrities, athletes and business moguls go away.
For its third season, the drama scored five Emmy nominations for the 2016 awards, marking the most nominations the show has received to date. Schreiber earned his second consecutive nomination of outstanding lead actor; Jon Voight nabbed his second nomination for outstanding supporting actor; Hank Azaria was nominated for outstanding guest actor; showrunner David Hollander earned »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Costa-Gavras sets his focus on right-wing political terror in the American heartland, where FBI agent Debra Winger finds farmer Tom Berenger at the head of a clan of murderous white supremacists. Our friends and neighbors! Betrayed Blu-ray Olive Films 1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 127 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Robert Swan, Richard Libertini. Cinematography Patrick Blossier Film Editor Joële Van Effenterre Original Music Bill Conti Written by Joe Eszterhas Produced by Irwin Winkler Directed by Costa-Gavras
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
Filmmaker Cost-Gavras occupies a high roost where political activism is concerned. His most popular films 'Z', Stage of Siege, The Confession and Missing put strong values before wide audiences in the Nixon and Reagan years, when few major filmmakers would go near such touchy subjects. 1988's Betrayed is »
- Glenn Erickson
Ray Donovan season four is fast becoming a genre and directorial showcase as Michael Apted takes the chair for episode 3. Not that Apted is particularly known for one genre or another (although he has been to lands of Narnia and 007), and you can argue from Raising Arizona to Hail, Caesar! as to whether the Coens constitute a genre in themselves, but in this episode there definitely seems to have been a gentle swerve towards Coen-esque black humour. Not to mention a scene that comes across as Tarantino script doctoring.
Perhaps the biggest shock this week was the realisation that smart as a whip offspring Bridget Donovan (Kerris Dorsey) was fast approaching adulthood, as Ray and Abby reminisced about her entry into the world exactly 18 years before. Of course being clever doesn’t stop you from having a somewhat ill-advised relationship with your teacher (Mr. »
- Amie Cranswick
Remember the defective detective? Recently, Monk star Tony Shalhoub spoke with the Av Club about his experience on the USA Network series.Created by Andy Breckman, the comic-drama starred Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, a private detective with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. The cast also included Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, and Ted Levine. The series ran for eight seasons before ending in 2009.Read More… »
Late last week, we got two Trailers for what appear to be serious Academy Award contenders in Bleed for This and Sully. They have almost nothing in common, except for one actor…Aaron Eckhart. He’s a main supporting player in both films, with potential Oscar consideration on the horizon. Eckhart has come close to his first nomination on at least two occasions, for Rabbit Hole and especially Thank You For Smoking (with some also being quite fond of his turn in The Dark Knight), but this is his probably his best shot in some time. Both with Bleed for This and Sully, he has the sorts of parts that voters often tend to fall under the spell of. We’ll see if Eckhart can woo them successfully this time around, but he’s certainly got a chance. You’ll see him in the Trailers for both below, but first, »
- Joey Magidson
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. »
The trailer for the upcoming boxing drama Bleed For This, which is set to star Miles Teller, has just hit the web. The film, which releases in the United States this November, also stars Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Aaron Eckhart, Ted Levine, Kimberly Howe and Amanda Clayton, and is directed and indeed written by Ben Younger (Prime, Boiler Room).
Here’s the plot.
In Bleed for This, Miles Teller stars as Pazienza in one of sport’s greatest comeback stories: the true-life tale of how the Rhode Island brawler tragically lost almost everything just as he reached the pinnacle of his profession and how he defied medical science and common sense to return to the ring and win another championship belt. Aaron Eckhart costars as renowned boxing trainer Kevin Rooney, and Katey Sagal and Ciaran Hinds play Paz’s understandably concerned parents.
Look out for this in Us cinemas from November 4th. »
- Paul Heath
Open Road Films has debuted the first official trailer for a movie called Bleed For This, starring talented young actor Miles Teller as World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza. Paz's story is fascinating - he started to rise in the boxing world in the early 90s, winning the junior middleweight world title, but broke his neck in a serious car accident. Doctors told him he may never walk again, but Paz returned to the ring thirteen months after the accident and made one of the greatest comebacks in the history of boxing. The full cast includes Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Aaron Eckhart, Ted Levine, Kimberly Howe and Amanda Clayton. As expected, Teller looks fantastic in this, giving us yet another boxing movie to cheer for this fall. Here's the first official trailer for Ben Younger's Bleed For This, originally debuted by People: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza »
- Alex Billington
From Southpaw to Creed, Hands of Stone to Ben Younger’s Bleed For This, Hollywood’s boxing genre is witnessing something of a mini resurgence, with audiences flocking to gritty biopics that chart the rise (and potential fall) of those brave fighters that stepped into the ring.
Next in line to receive that spotlight is Vinny Pazienza (Aka The Pazmanian Devil), a fierce World Champion boxer whose remarkable comeback story will underpin Younger’s upcoming feature, Bleed For This. It’s one that places Whiplash breakout Miles Teller in the star role, and the blistering first trailer has now landed online ahead of the movie’s November bow.
Chronicling Vinny’s inspiring turnaround following a near-fatal car crash – one which left him nursing a severed spin on the sidelines – the arc of Bleed For This simply defies belief.
- Michael Briers
Based on the incredible true story of one of boxing’s most charismatic and exciting figures, Bleed For This centers around Vinny Pazienza (Teller), who quickly shot to stardom when he dominated undefeated champion Gilbert Dele. A near-fatal automobile accident left him with the news that he would never walk again. After months of recovery and against doctors’ orders, Vinny returned to the gym under infamous trainer, Kevin Rooney (Eckhart), and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
Have a look at the trailer below and let us know what you think.
Bleed For This will hit theaters on November 23, 2016.
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- Kellvin Chavez
Everybody loves a good comeback story, especially if it actually happened. The story of real-life world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza, who returned to the ring after a car accident that almost killed him, is being told this fall with director Ben Younger’s Bleed for This. Ahead of a release, the first trailer has now arrived.
This will mark the writer-director’s third feature, with an 11-year gap between Bleed and 2005’s Prime. Miles Teller portrays Pazienza, with Katey Sagal and Ciarán Hinds playing both his parents. The cast is rounded off by Aaron Eckhart and Ted Levine. See the trailer below, along with a poster and an actual title fight between Pizienza and Roy Jones.
Bleed For This is set for U.S. theatrical release on November 23rd.
- Mike Mazzanti
Below, watch the Ray Donovan TV show's fourth season premiere, here and now, early and free, from Showtime. Ray Donovan season four officially premieres Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. L.A.'s best professional fixer is back for more.
The Ray DonovanTV series cast includes: Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Devon Bagby. Fourth season guests include: Lisa Bonet, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola, and Billy Lush. Raymond J. Berry will recur as a Russian mobster.
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Deadline reports Justified's Raymond J. Berry will recur as a Russian mobster, in the fourth season of the Ray Donovan TV show on Showtime. Ray Donovan, season four, debuts Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.
The Ray Donovan TV series cast includes: Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, and Devon Bagby. Fourth season guests include: Lisa Bonet, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola, and Billy Lush.
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Can't wait for more Ray Donovan? Problem solved. Below, watch the "Problem Solved" teaser for the fourth season of the Ray Donovan TV show on Showtime. As a bonus, watch a Ray Donovan "Behind the Scenes: From the Beginning (Seasons 1-3)" primer, for Ray Donovan, season four, premiering Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.
Starring Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight, the Ray Donovan TV series cast also includes: Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey and Devon Bagby. Fourth season guests include: Lisa Bonet, Embeth Davidtz, Ted Levine, Gabriel Mann, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Chris Coppola, and Billy Lush.
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Hollywood, the Dream Factory, is the apt setting for the latest cinematic update on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fran Kranz, Hamish Linklater, Lily Rabe, and Rachael Leigh Cook are among the cast in the new Midsummer adaptation. HitFix has an exclusive early look at the film. The new vision of one of the Bard’s greatest comedies is set in present-day Hollywood, a place where glamorous stars, commanding moguls, starving artists, and vaulting pretenders all vie to get ahead. The Athenians are Hollywood glitterati, the mechanicals (Bottom and his troupe of wannabe actors) are film students, and the fairies of the forest are hippies in Topanga Canyon, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains just east of Malibu. Staging or filming a Shakespeare project four centuries after the incomparable playwright lived and after countless artists have already mounted productions of his plays poses several challenges. (Yes, really four centuries, »
- Emily Rome
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