IMDb > Ryan Coogler > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

1-20 of 97 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


9 Boxing Films that Land a One-Two Knockout Punch

24 July 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal Steps into the Ring in 'Southpaw' Trailer Jake Gyllenhaal and his new muscles star are front and center in Antoine Fuqua's boxing drama "Southpaw," which opens nationwide today. "Southpaw" is the first of several boxing films expected to come out in 2015. Other titles in the lineup include "Bleed for This," starring Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart, "Hands of Stone," starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro, and Ryan Coogler's "Creed," featuring Michael B. Jordan. With the next generation of talent stepping into the ring, what is it that makes boxing films so great?  In comparison to other sports, boxing suits the structure of cinema in more ways than one. Boxing films make up their own sub-genre, and the subject is often synonymous with the production of critically acclaimed works. Relying on formal elements to construct a relationship between the boxer, the ring and the film's aesthetic, »

- Conor Soules

Permalink | Report a problem


20 Essential Boxing Movies

22 July 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ding Ding! This week sees round one of an upcoming flurry of boxing-related movies, with the arrival of “Southpaw” (read our review). Several years in development and once set to star Eminem in the lead role, the film arrives in theaters under the direction of Antoine Fuqua, and with a once-more-transformed Jake Gyllenhaal as the once-great fighter attempting to win back his daughter after the death of his beloved wife. Not long after, we’ll have some new contenders, including Ryan Coogler’s hotly-anticipated “Rocky” spin-off “Creed” starring Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller vehicle “Bleed For This,” and the  Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez flick “Hands Of Stone.”  Together with the recent blockbuster Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, boxing is definitely having a moment again, but then that’s nothing new: it’s always been one of the most popular sports to focus a movie around. The matches alone are far more cinematic than, »

- Nikola Grozdanovic

Permalink | Report a problem


Trailer Park: The Night Crew are Masterminds with Goosebumps

14 July 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including: Masterminds, Creed, London Has Fallen, The Transporter Refueled, Precinct Seven Five, Marshland, Goosebumps, the new Comic-Con trailer for The Man From Uncle, Trainwreck, Kung-Fu Panda 3, The Night Crew and the “final” trailer for Fantastic Four…

Masterminds

Masterminds tells the hilarious true story of David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) a half-brained driver at an armoured car company who is led astray by his flirtatious work crush Kelly (Kristen Wiig). Kelly and her buddy Steve (Owen Wilson) convince David to do an inside job, and to everyone’s surprise he manages to pull off one of the biggest bank heists in Us History! With Steve conspicuously flashing the cash and the FBI closing in on them the plan starts to go south, »

- Phil Wheat

Permalink | Report a problem


Ava DuVernay looks to carve out her own path by turning down Marvel’s “Black Panther”

7 July 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last week, news broke that the courtship that Marvel had been engaging in with filmmaker Ava DuVernay had resulted in her turning down a chance to direct one of their upcoming superhero movies, namely Black Panther. For some, it was a bummer of an announcement, as she was clearly the first choice, but for many, it was almost a positive development, showing how DuVernay is committed to developing her own material in a way that suits her and not rushing off to take a paycheck. Would her potentially compromised take on Black Panther have still been pretty good? Almost assuredly, but whatever she’s planning on her own for next time out likely will turn out better. One needs only to look at her most recent work to see that she’s got a distinct identity as a filmmaker and probably wouldn’t mesh well with Marvel. Both Middle of Nowhere »

- Joey Magidson

Permalink | Report a problem


“Creed”: An under the radar Oscar contender?

6 July 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Ladies and gentlemen, I know it sounds silly, but a sequel/spinoff from Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky films might be in awards contention this year. Yes, the upcoming movie Creed is another installment in the franchise centered around fighter Rocky Balboa, but this one takes a U-turn. Instead of being about Stallone’s pugilist, it’s about former rival turned friend Apollo Creed’s son. Rocky is more the trainer than the protagonist, essentially re-launching this series with a grittier and younger bent to it. A Trailer hit last week and really impressed me (which you’ll see below), leading me to wonder if the Academy might once again be interested in this franchise? For those who don’t know, the first Rocky with a big time Oscar contender, nominated for ten Academy Awards and winning three (Best Picture, Best Director for John G. Avildsen, and Best Film Editing). Stallone himself was cited two times, »

- Joey Magidson

Permalink | Report a problem


Will 'Creed' be Oscars knockout for 'Rocky' franchise?

1 July 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Now that the trailer for "Creed" has been released by Warner Bros. (watch below), we're left to wonder: Will the film be an Oscars comeback for the "Rocky" franchise, or will it be an afterthought like so many of its sequels? Sound off in our movie forums on this hot topic. -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders "Creed" reunites "Fruitvale Station" director Ryan Coogler with Michael B. Jordan, who stars as the titular Adonis Creed (son of Apollo). This is the seventh film in the popular boxing franchise, and yes, Sylvester Stallone returns as the iconic Rocky Balboa. So far, the franchise has racked up 11 total Oscar nominations. However, a whopping 10 of those came for the inaugural film in 1976. Many of the sequels received tepid reviews and were far from awards contenders ... unless you count the Razzies. Let's take a look at how the first half-dozen films fared at the Oscars. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie News: Watch the First Fantastic 'Creed' Trailer; See Julia Roberts in First 'Secret in Their Eyes' Trailer

1 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Creed Trailer: Michael B. Jordan stars in Creed as the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, and the powerful first trailer reveals him to be a mighty contender for some kind of crown. Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, and Sylvester Stallone (as boxer turned trainer Rocky Balboa) also star; Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Jordan's breakout role) directs. The movie will smash into theaters on November 25. [MovieClips]   Mother's Day: Julia Roberts will star in Mother's Day, the latest in a series of holiday-themed comedies from director Garry Marshall that includes New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis are in negotiations to join the cast. The project will reunite Roberts with Marshall, who first...

Read More

»

- Peter Martin

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: Michael B. Jordan Muscles Up in Trailer for Rocky Spinoff 'Creed'

1 July 2015 7:42 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

When Ryan Coogler's Sundance and Cannes winner "Fruitvale Station" hit theaters in July, MGM quickly scooped up the maverick indie to write and direct this seventh film in the "Rocky" series, co-penned by Aaron Covington. How will Coogler fare on a big-budget Hollywood canvas? We shall see when Warner Bros. opens "Creed" on the awards (and family) friendly date of November 25. "Creed" takes the original Apollo Creed/Rocky Balboa story and follows Adonis Creed (a ripped Michael B. Jordan), the son of world heavyweight champ Apollo, trying to make his way in Philadelphia. He turns to Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), his father's close friend and fierce rival, for help and mentorship. Judging from footage in CinemaCon and the trailer below, it looks gritty and terrific. "It's not 'Rocky 7,'" Stallone told exhibitors. Tessa Thompson and real-life boxers Tony Bellew and Andrew Ward round out the »

- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio

Permalink | Report a problem


'Creed' meets Rocky in goosebump-inducing new trailer

1 July 2015 5:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

MGM released a new trailer for "Creed," the "Rocky" spin-off reuniting director Ryan Coogler with his "Fruitvale Station" star Michael B. Jordan, and focusing on the early boxing career of Apollo Creed's son. As trailers for projects trying to appeal to multiple generations go, this is pretty splendid. There are enough nods to the original "Rocky" movies to induce chills in anyone who's seen them all (other than the one we all agree never happened) multiple times, but the focus is still on Jordan (Sylvester Stallone doesn't appear at all in the first half) and young Creed's struggles to live up to the legacy of the father he didn't really know. Plus, there's a bonus "Wire" season 1 reunion. Enjoy. »

- Alan Sepinwall

Permalink | Report a problem


First 'Creed' Trailer Shows Rocky Still Packs a Punch

1 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Creed" is already a hit online, but will it be a knockout in theaters this November? The movie's tagline is "Your legacy is more than a name," but the names Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, and Michael B. Jordan are selling this latest entry into the "Rocky" franchise.

The first official "Creed" trailer dropped last night and it already has more than 1,025,000 YouTube views. Jordan stars as the son of Apollo Creed, who heads to Philadelphia to track down his late father's legendary rival-turned-friend, Rocky Balboa, to ask him to be his own trainer.

Here's the 2 minute, 43 second trailer. It doesn't even reveal Stallone until the halfway point, emphasizing that this isn't his story.

"Creed" is directed by Ryan Coogler, who knocked it out of the park (more sports metaphors!) with Michael B. Jordan in "Fruitvale Station." "Creed" co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson, Tony Bellew, Wood Harris ("The Wire" reunion! »

- Gina Carbone

Permalink | Report a problem


News Briefs: Watch the First Muscular 'Creed' Trailer; Julia Roberts to Star in 'Mother's Day' for 'Pretty Woman' Director

30 June 2015 11:06 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Creed Trailer: Michael B. Jordan stars in Creed as the son of legendary boxer Apollo Creed, and the powerful first trailer reveals him to be a mighty contender for some kind of crown. Phylicia Rashad, Tessa Thompson and Sylvester Stallone (as boxer-turned-trainer Rocky Balboa) also star; Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Jordan's breakout role) directs. The movie will smash into theaters on November 25. [MovieClips]   Mother's Day: Julia Roberts will star in...

Read More

Read Comments »

- affiliates@fandango.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Creed: first trailer for the Rocky spin-off

30 June 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

It's a sort of Rocky 7, as Michael B Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in Creed. Here's the trailer...

Heading into cinemas at the end of the year is the sort-of continuation of the Rocky Balboa movie saga, Creed. In this one, the focus is on Michael B Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed, going by the name of Adonis Johnson.

Adonis never had a chance to meet his father, although if he digs out a disc of Rocky IV then he gets to see the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world turned into mincemeat by the priceless Ivan Drago. Whether he watched his Rocky boxset or not, Adonis has the boxing bug, and convinces Rocky Balboa himself - that'd be the returning Sylvester Stallone - to be his trainer. Thus, it seems we're back adhering to the Rocky template.

Ryan Coogler is directing this one, from a script he penned with Aaron Covington, »

- simonbrew

Permalink | Report a problem


The Creed Trailer is Exactly What I Was Hoping to See

30 June 2015 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Finally the Creed Trailer is here, and it is as epic and intense as you would want! The Italian Stallion is back!

Hello Cinelinx! Today we were given the trailer for the much anticipated Rocky 7/Rocky Spin-off film that will be entitled Creed. Now if you are like me, and a huge Rocky fan, you have been patiently waiting with a complete lack of news for this film since its announcement back around 2013. I have been ready for this film. It has a Rocky feel to it, with out heavily relying on Sylvester Stallone to sell it.

It has a down to earth feel like the first film had. A down on his luck fighter that relates fighting in the ring, to fighting for his life. You get a feel for the tone, you see that he Michael B. Jordan knows he is the son of the late Apollo Creed »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

Permalink | Report a problem


Creed Trailer Review

30 June 2015 10:42 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Finally the Creed Trailer is here, and it is as epic and intense as you would want! The Italian Stallion is back!

Hello Cinelinx! Today we were given the trailer for the much anticipated Rocky 7/Rocky Spin-off film that will be entitled Creed. Now if you are like me, and a huge Rocky fan, you have been patiently waiting with a complete lack of news for this film since its announcement back around 2013. I have been ready for this film.  So with out further ado, here it is....So there we have it, a brand new Rocky film. And it has a Rocky feel to it, with out heavily relying on Sylvester Stallone to sell it. It has a down to earth feel like the first film had. A down on his luck fighter that relates fighting in the ring, to fighting for his life. You get a feel for the tone, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (B.C.)

Permalink | Report a problem


Sylvester Stallone gets tough with Michael B Jordan in first trailer for Rocky spinoff Creed

30 June 2015 8:02 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for Rocky spinoff Creed has landed - and it packs a punch.

Sylvester Stallone reprises his famous role as boxer Rocky Balboa in the movie, who has been asked to help train Adonis Creed (Michael B Jordan).

Adonis has a talent for boxing as he's the son of former heavyweight champion Apollo - but unfortunately he died in the ring before he was born.

The aspiring boxer sets off to Philadelphia in search of Rocky's help and manages to persuade him to return to the sport.

Creed is directed and written by Ryan Coogler and will also star Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad.

The film is due to hit cinemas in the Us on November 25. »

Permalink | Report a problem


First Trailer: Stallone In "Creed"

30 June 2015 7:23 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Creed trailer is here and, in the player below, you can take a first look at the upcoming Rocky franchise spinoff/sequel, starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan as the son of Apollo Creed (played in previous films by Carl Weathers). There’s also a newly-released synopsis for the film, which reads as follows:

MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have unveiled the first trailer for Ryan Coogler's "Creed". Sylvester Stallone returns to his iconic role of Rocky Balboa who helps train Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), the sone of his late rival turned friend Apollo Creed.

Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, and English pro boxer and former three-time Aba Heavyweight Champion Anthony Bellew also star. The film is slated to open on November 25th.

»

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Michael B. Jordan Is Truly a Beast in the Creed Trailer

30 June 2015 7:12 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The project of Ryan Coogler's dreams is on the way, and here are roughly three minutes of it to show you just how dreamy it is. As fate (or Hollywood) would have it, Apollo Creed gave birth to something fierce (Michael B. Jordan). That something wants to wreck people in the boxing ring — all while fighting for something bigger than victory. (As far as trailers go, this really is almost too good. It's almost like the old Rocky movies got the same badass update as the Mad Max series. The training montage will even be updated to feature motorcycles and quads ... neat!) You can begin your Jake Gyllenhaal–vs.–Michael B. Jordan debates now, and then catch Creed on November 25. »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

Permalink | Report a problem


Creed Trailer Packs A Punch

30 June 2015 6:21 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Lots of big movies these days want to revisit a classic franchise, taking elements from the older films, twisting storylines, adding in fancy effects tricks and recasting to ensure actors in case a new series is ignited. But Creed – which stars Michael B. Jordan – is ready to instead revitalise the Rocky movies with some appropriate new blood. Take a look at the first trailer for the film. Creed, shot by Jordan’s Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, finds the actor as Adonis Johnson, a driven young fighter who despite the boxing ability pulsing through his veins, never knew his father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, who died in the ring before he was born.But while he’s not so eager to embrace connections to his father, he knows he needs a good trainer, so he heads to Philadelphia to find one of Apollo’s most famous opponents: Rocky Balboa »

Permalink | Report a problem


Must Watch: First Full Trailer for 'Creed' Starring Michael B. Jordan

30 June 2015 6:10 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Every punch I've ever thrown has been on my own." Warner Bros has debuted the first must see trailer for Ryan Coogler's Creed, a follow-up to the Rocky movies starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky. He appears in the film since he fought Apollo Creed throughout so many of the original films. Creed's son decides to go all the way in boxing, and asks for Rocky to train him. Michael B. Jordan stars in a once-in-a-lifetime performance as Adonis Creed, also including Sly Stallone, Graham McTavish, Tessa Thompson and Phylicia Rashad. I think this looks phenomenal, one of my most anticipated movies coming up this fall. I'm a huge fan of Ryan Coogler and it looks like he's really making an unforgettable film. Take a look below! Here's the first official trailer for Ryan Coogler's Creed, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube: Creed is directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station »

- Alex Billington

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Rocky’ spinoff ‘Creed’, with Michael B. Jordan, gets first trailer

30 June 2015 5:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“A great fighter once said, it’s not how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

With a line like that, this ain’t your typical Rocky movie. Creed is the latest chapter in the Rocky boxing franchise’s story, with Apollo Creed’s son, the awesomely named Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan), now looking to become a prize fighter following his father’s death and teaming with Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone reprising his iconic role).

And yet the film has unusual and unexpected roots. Ryan Coogler, making his sophomore film following the tear-jerking indie Fruitvale Station, directs and re-teams with Fruitvale‘s star Michael B. Jordan. The look of Creed from this first trailer is intense, stylish, and deep, with only mild fan service to the broader franchise. Here’s the full synopsis:

Adonis Johnson (Jordan) never knew his famous father, »

- Brian Welk

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

1-20 of 97 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners