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Battle of the Sexes, 2017.
Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, and Matt Malloy
Long before Mayweather vs McGregor was a sporting showdown for the ages; a one-on-one matchup that actually occupied societal landscape-altering overtones for both the close-minded present-day perspectives and future generations. Billie Jean King taking on openly proud male chauvinistic pig Bobby Riggs in a 1973 tennis match wasn’t just a dog and pony show built on ego and superiority alone, it represented the gender equality war (everything from raw talent to short-changing women when it comes to payday »
- Robert Kojder
Awards season is getting into full swing, and one of the early contenders is the real-life sports drama ‘Battle of the Sexes‘. The film follows the well publicized tennis match between Billie Jean king (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) that was dubbed by the media as the “Battle of the Sexes”. The film seems to tackle gender equality, and is primed to be a major player in this year’s awards race.
The film was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), with a script form Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy. In addition of Carell and Stone, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ stars Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Eric Christian Olsen.
In preparation for the movie’s sure-to-be awards run, Fox Searchlight have released two clips and a featurette for the film. Here »
- Taylor Salan
Sometimes, a movie just hits at the right time. Battle of the Sexes, initially just a baity biopic of Billie Jean King and the moment where he path crossed with Bobby Riggs, is now about so much more. Obviously, it’s a comedic sports tale as well, but it’s also in many ways a re litigation of the 2016 Presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Apolitical audiences will enjoy things besides that, but if that’s still on your mind, you’ll be incredibly moved by this one. This week, Battle of the Sexes hits theaters and serves up (no pun intended) a real good time at the movies. The film is a look at a pivotal moment in the fight for equality between the genders. In 1973, ex-champ and hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was looking to get back in the spotlight, so he challenged women’s World »
- Joey Magidson
The hunt for a new host to join The Talk is heating up. Aisha Tyler's emotional exit from the CBS daytime series on Aug. 4 left an open spot at the table, and it's one that's not easy to fill. As a journalist who's stopped by the show as one of its Top Talkers more than a dozen times in recent years, I can assure you that the cast's affection for - and chemistry with - each other continues when the camera is not rolling. With that in mind, the search for a fifth person to join the fold is a task everyone involved in is taking seriously - so seriously, in fact, that The Talk will not be announcing a new host right away when the show's eighth season debuts on Sept. 11. Worth the Wait I joined hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood for lunch »
- Lindsay Miller
In today’s roundup, Season 8 of “The Talk” will premiere in September, while the Tribeca TV Festival has expanded its lineup.
Season 8 of “The Talk” will premiere Monday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Et/1 p.m. Pt on CBS. The season kicks off with some of CBS’ primetime leading men as special guest co-hosts, including Shemar Moore, Chris O’Donnell, Eric Christian Olsen, and Wilmer Valderrama. Featured celebrity guests for the week include international superstar Jackie Chan, CBS’ “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert making his first appearance to tease his hosting of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, actors Mark Harmon and Maria Bello from CBS’ “NCIS,” actress Mindy Kaling, who will dish on the new season of her streaming series and upcoming films, and television host Dr. Phil McGraw.
- Erin Nyren
The daytime talk show will return Monday, Sept. 11, without a permanent replacement for Tyler, who exited the series last month. Her last day was Aug. 4.
As the network continues to search for a new full-time staffer to join co-hosts Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne, primetime stars Shemar Moore (freshman drama Swat), Chris O'Donnell (NCIS: Los Angeles), Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los »
- THR Staff
(Aotn) Fox Searchlight have released the official poster and trailer for ‘Battle of the Sexes‘. The comedy-drama, which stars Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, loosely follows the real life events of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973, which was dubbed “Battle of the Sexes”. The project was announced back in 2015 with Stone and Carrell attached as the leads. After Stone had some apparent scheduling conflicts, Brie Larson was in talks for a short period of time to play King, before Stone was once again confirmed to star in the film.
The film was directed by Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, and was written by Simon Beaufoy. The project was produced by Christian Colson, Danny Boyle, Robert Graf. In addition to Carrell and Stone, the stellar cast includes Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, »
- Taylor Salan
Nia Long is joining the ninth season of the NCIS: Los Angeles TV show as a series regular. Her first appearance will be in the season nine premiere on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 9:30pm Et/Pt.Long will play former Secret Service Agent Shay Mosely, the NCIS: Los Angeles team's new new executive assistant director. The CBS TV series cast also includes Chris O’Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, and Renée Felice Smith. Read More… »
"There's not a single thing I don't hate about Bobby Riggs." Fox Searchlight UK has revealed a new trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. Set in the 1970s, the comedy profiles the true story of a wacky tennis match between Emma Stone as tennis champ Billie Jean King, and Steve Carell as chauvinist Bobby Riggs. The match earned attention as a true "battle of the sexes", but there seems to be more going on than just tennis. The full cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This seems very funny and fun to watch, looking forward to it. Here's the second official trailer for Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris's Battle of the Sexes, on YouTube: You can still watch the first official trailer for Battle of the Sexes here, »
- Alex Billington
Author: Scott Davis
The first trailer for the hugely anticipated dramedy biopic Battle of the Sexes has arrived and you can view it in the player below.
The film chronicles the story of famous tennis match from the early 1970s which saw Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs take on Billie Jean King in one of the biggest and most-watched sporting events ever broadcast on television. Academy Award Winner Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman) stars as King, the famous tennis player who had to struggle with the fight for equal pay as well as her own personal demons with her sexuality.
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, Despicable Me 3) plays Riggs, a former champion who is desperate to reclaim his “crown” and become a star once again. The film, from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks, is set for a prime Awards season spot later this year.
Here’s the »
- Scott Davis
Yesterday, Fox Searchlight began the process of creating excitement for one of their big Oscar hopefuls this year. They did that by dropping the first Trailer for Battle of the Sexes, a pseudo biopic that also could be the rare recent sports related movie to score with the Academy. Done properly, the story contained here is big time awards bait. That all remains to be seen, obviously, but the possibilities here are certainly strong. The Trailer pretty much suggests as much too. You’ll be able to see it at the end of this article, as per the usual, but first…a bit of analysis! The film is a look at the legendary tennis match between champions Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell). King was the current number one player in the world in 1973, while Riggs was a former champ and basically a side show act at the time. »
- Joey Magidson
"I'm done talking, let's play!" Yes!! Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for the indie sports comedy Battle of the Sexes, the latest feature from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine and Ruby Sparks. The comedy stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell and is set in the 1970s, based on the true story of a wacky tennis match between these two individuals. The name is spot on - it was (and still is) a "battle of the sexes", but the spunky awkwardness of the whole thing makes for hilarious moments for us to now enjoy on the big screen. The cast includes Elisabeth Shue, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Alan Cumming, Eric Christian Olsen, Sarah Silverman, and Martha MacIsaac. This looks as good as I was hoping, perhaps even better, can't wait to see it. I dig the vintage Fox Searchlight logo, and I love the poster as well. Here's »
- Alex Billington
It's going to be a little harder for fans of NCIS: Los Angeles to find their TV show this season. CBS has moved the series to Sunday nights, an evening when start times are often delayed because of football game overruns. How will this move affect the ratings? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a ninth season? Stay tuned.NCIS: Los Angeles follows the the high-stakes NCIS division that's charged with apprehending elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation's security. By assuming false identities and utilizing advanced technology, the highly trained agents go deep undercover, putting their lives on the line to bring down their targets. This drama stars Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Barrett Foa, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Miguel Ferrer, Renée Felice Smith, and Linda Hunt.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 »
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer, poster and photos for Battle of the Sexes, starring Steve Carell and Emma Stone. This biopic reunites both actors after having previously shared the big screen in 2010's Crazy Stupid Love. This time around, there is no love lost between their characters, two tennis rivals who decide to settle their differences on the court, in a nationally televised match that would change the sport forever.
What fans don't see in this trailer from Fox Searchlight is that Steve Carell's Bobby Riggs had already won the first Battle of the Sexes on Mother's Day 1973, although it isn't clear if that will be shown in this new biopic. After Billie Jean King turned down his first challenge, Margaret Court, who at the time was the top-ranked female player in the world, stepped in to face the 55-year-old tennis veteran, but he easily beat her in straight sets. »
The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as The Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement.
Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposite sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, »
- Melissa Thompson
It’s almost time to let free your inner geek as the first McM London Comic Con of 2017 gears up to get underway later this month as London’s ExCel plays host to another fantastic three-day pop culture extravaganza featuring everything from comics, movies, games and sci-fi to cosplay, anime amd steampunk – and of course, as always, some rather fantastic guests are going to be on hand to help you celebrate the event!
Fresh from his appearance in the galaxy far, far away as Chirrut Imwe in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, martial arts superstar Donnie Yen headlines a rather fantastic line-up of guests alongside Summer Glau and Sean Maher, ak.a. River Tam and Simon from Joss Whedon’s beloved sci-fi Firefly.
- Gary Collinson
Many fans were concerned when CBS moved NCIS: Los Angeles to Sunday nights. Would the show be cancelled? Well, the fans can relax for another year. The network has renewed the crime drama for a ninth season that will air during the 2017-18 broadcast season.NCIS: Los Angeles follows the the high-stakes NCIS division that's charged with apprehending elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation's security. By assuming false identities and utilizing advanced technology, the highly trained agents go deep undercover, putting their lives on the line to bring down their targets. This drama stars Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Barrett Foa, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Renée Felice Smith, and Linda Hunt.Read More… »
The film will see Stone as tennis player Billie Jean King as she prepares for her intergender match against ex-champion Bobby Riggs. The 1973 match began a discussion on gender equality and became a big moment for the feminist movement.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past. »
- Ricky Church
On Sunday, March 5th, the NCIS: Los Angeles TV show on CBS will pay tribute to its late star, Miguel Ferrer, who died of throat cancer on January 19, 2017. The son of Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer, Miguel was also a cousin of actor George Clooney. NCIS: Los Angeles also stars Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Linda Hunt, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, and Renée Felice Smith.According to Variety, episode 8.16, "Old Tricks," will feature Ferrer singing a version of the Bob Dylan song “Knocking on Heaven’s Door.” Ferrer’s band, the Jenerators, accompanies him in the performance. Guest stars this week include Peter Cambor, Daniel J. Travanti, Martin Mull, Debra Jo Rupp, India De Beaufort, Marsha Thomason, Terryn Westbrook, Mike Erwin, Anzu Lawson, Connor Weil, John Colton, Jeronimo Spinx, »
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