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Hands of Stone Trailer Brings Robert de Niro Back to the Boxing Ring

21 July 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the sport of boxing may not be as popular as mixed martial arts (Mma) these days, boxing movies are still quite popular. Sylvester Stallone teamed up with Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler to breathe new life into the Rocky franchise with last year's critical and box office hit Creed, and this year fans will be treated to a biopic of one of the sport's all-time greats, Roberto Duran. Today we have the first trailer for The Weinstein Company's Hands of Stone, which brings this boxer's epic journey to life.

Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year&#8208old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the Wbc welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, »

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Morgan Spector to Star in Spike TV’s The Mist Series

16 July 2016 10:21 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With Spike TV’s The Mist about to materialize with filming starting this summer, it has been announced that Morgan Spector will play a lead role in the adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella:

Press Release (via New York, NY, July 15, 2016 – Morgan Spector has joined the cast to star in Spike’s new scripted original series “The Mist.” From TWC-Dimension Television (TV) based on the classic Stephen King novella, “The Mist” goes into production this summer and airs in 2017. The announcement was jointly made today by Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike and Bob Weinstein, Co-Chairman The Weinstein Company.

The Mist” tells the story of a foreboding mist that arrives in one small town ushering in a terrifying new reality for its residents, putting their humanity to the test. What will people do to survive when blinded by fear?

Morgan Spector will play “Kevin Cunningham, »

- Derek Anderson

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A History Of Violence: Ninjas get their big American break, with a little help from Chuck Norris

14 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to whatever Vin Diesel’s doing this very minute.

The Octagon (1980)

There’s a scene in The Killer Elite, a not-great Sam Peckinpah movie from 1975, where Burt Young, the man who would go on to play Paulie in Rocky a year later, fights a ninja on the deck of a battleship. The ninja does not prove to be much of a problem for him. Young casually picks up the ninja and dumps him overboard. If the ninja even resists, we don’t see it. Instead, we see him go screaming into the water. And we see Young—squat, balding, portly, not exactly a physical wonder—leaning on the guardrail and watching him plunge. Then he makes this noise: “Hmp.” Like, “That was ...


- Tom Breihan

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2-Year-Old Perfectly Mimics Sylvester Stallone's Famous Rocky II Training Scene: 'He Watches It Every Other Day'

13 July 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the new Heavyweight Champion of the world… Baby Balboa! Little Charlie Magilavy has captured the Internet's heart in a video showing the diaper-clad 2-year-old perfectly mimicking Rocky's famous training scene in Rocky II. "He's seen [the movie] like 60 or 70 times," Charlie's father, Zack Magilavy, tells People. "He watches it every other day." Magilavy uploaded the video to Facebook on July 6 and the clip has since received over 2 million views. Even Sylvester Stallone took to social media to pay his respect to the super-fan. "This kid makes me so proud that it touches A heart so young… Maybe »

- Rose Minutaglio, @RoseMinutaglio

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Lol: A Baby Does the ‘Rocky II’ Training Montage, Will Knock You Out with Cuteness

13 July 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

“In anything that we want to go from just a beginner to a pro, you need a montage. Even Rocky had a montage.” The lyrics from the Team America: World Police song (which actually originated on South Park) don’t lie as every single Rocky film features a training montage where Sylvester Stallone is getting ready […]

The post Lol: A Baby Does the ‘Rocky II’ Training Montage, Will Knock You Out with Cuteness appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Chicago Justice: Nazneen Contractor Exits Spinoff, Joins New CBS Drama

7 July 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago Justice will be served by a slightly different team of lawyers when the NBC drama premieres midseason.

Nazneen Contractor, who played Asa Dawn Patel in the backdoor pilot of the Chicago P.D. spinoff, has exited the series, per The Hollywood Reporter.

RelatedChicago Justice Names Showrunner

Contractor won’t be without work for long, though. The actress has joined the upcoming CBS drama Ransom, from executive producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files).

The Windy City-set franchise has experienced its fair share of cast changes. The Walking Dead alumna Laurie Holden appeared in backdoor pilot for Chicago Med, but then »

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Are Popular Characters Replacing Big Name Actors?

5 July 2016 8:47 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The long-accepted rule in the film industry is that established names bring in the box office gold. Hollywood has always relied on big-name actors to guarantee them big box office. But is the trend changing now? Are fans now becoming less interested in A-list actors than in the characters they play?

A-List Hollywood stars get the big money because they bring in big profits for Hollywood studios. Or at least, they have up until now. Is the era of the A-Lister starting to fade? It’s possible, because in recent years, it seems that film fans have more interest in the role and less in the person playing the role. Look at what’s been happening to many A-lister in recent years.

 Let’s take Johnny Depp, for instance. He used to play a variety of roles and could draw in crowds with his name alone. More recently, however, his »

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13 Actors Who Almost Died Shooting Iconic Movies

4 July 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Despite how much regular people (and actors themselves) sometimes ridicule the art of acting, it can be a truly treacherous business. If this wasn't a possibility, movies wouldn't insure their stars, films wouldn't have to post bonds, and ultimately the cost of a lot of films would be cheaper. Actors are a curious breed and because of this they sometimes take chances with catastrophic consequences.

Sometimes it isn't the actor's doing. Brandon Lee, who died while starring in The Crow in 1993, was the victim of a firearms accident. Vic Morrow, Renee Shinn Chen and Myca Dinh Le were tragically killed in a helicopter accident on the set of The Twilight Zone in 1982. Life is a precious thing. Despite the tragedies that some times happen on films, which you can learn more about on IMDb in the trivia section, they are made by humans so sometimes tragic, human errors happen.

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'Rocky' is the most American movie of all time. Here are all the reasons why.

1 July 2016 5:11 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Quick: what’s the most American movie of all time? If you answered Rocky, you...probably read the headline on this article. But it’s true! And we’re so hellbent on convincing you that we’ve put together this handy two-minute video, which lists all the reasons why Sylvester Stallone’s 1976 classic easily wins the title -- just in time for the 4th of July weekend. Watch the clip above or below. »

- HitFix Staff

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Oldest Female Bodybuilder Turns 80, Still Wakes Up at 2:30 a.m. to Train: 'It's My Joy'

27 June 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ernestine Shepherd loves to run, hitting the park at 2:30 a.m. for her daily ten miles. She also loves lifting weights, targeting a different body part each of the four days a week she works out. But more than anything, Shepherd - named Oldest Female Bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of World Records - loves to inspire others. "It's my joy, it's really a joy to me," she tells People. Shepherd celebrated her 80th birthday on June 16, but the nine-time bodybuilding competitor, author and coach isn't slowing down anytime soon. "Exercise keeps me happy and alive, so it's just another day, »

- Julie Mazziotta, @julietmazz

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Jim Mickle to Team with Sylvester Stallone for Untitled Thriller

14 June 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Ever since he spearheaded his own comeback in 2006 with Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone’s career has continued to have its ups and downs. I think we can all agree that he seems to fare better when he is directing or at least writing the material himself, although Ryan Coogler’s recent Rocky spin-off Creed was a […] »

- Sean

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Sylvester Stallone, NBC Pummeled With $7 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Strong’ Series

10 June 2016 5:51 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rocky” star Sylvester Stallone might be going a few rounds in the legal system soon. Stallone and NBC have been slapped with a $7 million lawsuit by a personal trainer who claims that the idea for the reality competition “Strong” was lifted from him. In his suit, filed in New York Supreme Court on Friday, Robert Fletcher claims that he came up with an idea for a series called “America’s Next Great Trainer,” which would feature “a number of personal trainers and trainees competing for an ultimate cash prize and title of America’s Next Great Trainer,” and would focus on “the. »

- Tim Kenneally

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Watch Muhammad Ali and Sylvester Stallone Present at the 1977 Oscars

4 June 2016 8:38 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali surprised Sylvester Stallone onstage at the 1977 Oscars, the same year the actor was nominated for his leading role in Rocky. As Stallone, who played boxing legend Rocky Balboa in the 1976 Oscar-nominated film, introduced himself to audiences, Ali crept behind him on the stage to the chuckle of onlooking attendees. "You stole my script. I'm the Apollo Creed," Ali quipped of Stallone's starring role in the boxing pic. "I saw it. I watched the movie. You stole my script. All that was me, I'm the Apollo Creed!" { "nid": 899555,

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Sylvester Stallone -- Drops $84k to Ice His Wrist (Photo)

4 June 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Sylvester Stallone and Rob Kardashian are practically blood bros -- if they bled diamonds and gold -- since Sly just dropped big bucks for a Rolex from Rob's favorite jeweler. Sources familiar with the deal tell us Stallone hit up celeb jeweler, Nick Bhindi for an 18k white gold GMT Master II -- which just sounds expensive, right? It is. We're told the diamond and sapphire-encrusted piece set Rocky back just over $84k. It's a collector's item for sure. »

- TMZ Staff

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Top Ridiculous Scenes In Movies

3 June 2016 6:14 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Some movies have been accused of stretching reality in order to keep their stories 'flowing', with viewers usually forced to suspend their disbelief. Then there are those moments when we admit there are plot devices in some serious films that are just plain ridiculous including "Kill Bill: Vol. 2", "Face/Off", "Run Lola Run", "The Untouchables" and "Rocky":

"Kill Bill: Vol. 2"

In writer/director Quentin Tarantino's 2004 revenge action thriller, 'Beatrice' (Uma Thurman) aka 'The Bride' embarks on a slice 'n dice rampage, to take out the 'Deadly Vipers' gang of killers that left her for dead on her wedding day.

Unfortunately her quest is near-terminated by 'Budd', the brother of 'Bill'  who shoots her in the chest and, with the help of 'Elle Driver', buries Bea in a coffin - alive.

Recalling the teachings of her master 'Pai Mei', and her struggles in punching through a wooden board, »

- Michael Stevens

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16mm Double Feature Night June 7th – Young Frankenstein and Capone (1975)

29 May 2016 6:28 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis) ! Join We Are Movie Geeks‘ Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday June 7th and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for theNational Children’s Cancer Society.

First up is Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks hit all nails right on the head in his black & white classic from 1974. Taking its themes from the Mary Shelley novel and providing some spot-on homage/parody to the James Whale classic Bride Of Frankenstein (and plenty of references to Son Of Frankenstein as well), Young Frankenstein is a breathless laugh and a half. In a weak comedy, you have the entire »

- Tom Stockman

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DVD Review: Creed

16 May 2016 12:36 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ When Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) first stepped into the ring, onto the screen, and into the hearts and minds of cinema audiences back in 1976's Rocky, few would have predicted him making it to the seventh round. Even fewer would imagine that he'd still be holding his own (a couple of face-plants onto the canvas aside). But here we stand, almost forty years after its debut, and Ryan Coogler brings the Rocky franchise strutting back through the ropes with renewed vigour with Creed. It's a film that both homages and reboots the original instalment, moving forward with wit, charisma and a energy.


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Creed; The Danish Girl; When Animals Dream; Mojave; The Chosen Ones – review

14 May 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Rocky is successfully reborn as a young fighter’s mentor in Ryan Coogler’s weighty Creed; The Danish Girl is as much about changing frocks as identity

It’s 40 years since Rocky scrapped its way into cinemas – I’d have added “believe it or not”, but when you see Sylvester Stallone’s swollen, fallen, stray pug face in Creed (Warner, 12), you definitely believe it. Still, how many film franchises have lurched along with the same actor for that long? And how many of those can claim to have peaked in their fifth decade? Fine wine analogies don’t apply here: the Rocky films have been corked since the 1980s. But Ryan Coogler’s film – not so much an extension of a franchise as a fresh graft of its mythos – is a very robust red: it’s a boxing film alive with bodily tension, social concern and, by its roaring climax, »

- Guy Lodge

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Michael B. Jordan Joins 'Black Panther' As Potential Villian, Reuniting With 'Creed' Director Ryan Coogler

13 May 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today is a good day for Marvel fans and "Rocky" fans alike. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael B. Jordan has joined the cast of Marvel's upcoming superhero film "Black Panther." It's currently unclear who Jordan would play, but sources say it's possible that he might play a villain in the new film. Additionally, Jordan will be re-teaming with director Ryan Coogler, who previously directed him in "Fruitvale Station," a biographical drama about the death of Oscar Grant, and "Creed," the latest in the "Rocky" franchise about Apollo Creed's son Adonis who trains with former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer. Read More: Why Michael B. Jordan is the New Movie Star We Deserve Co-written by Joe Robert Cole ("The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story"), "Black Panther" will also star Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, and. »

- Vikram Murthi

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Chicago P.D. Spinoff Chicago Justice Ordered to Series at NBC

12 May 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Windy City officially just got more crowded: NBC has given a series order to Dick Wolf’s Chicago Justice, TVLine has learned.

The spinoff, which essentially launched with last night’s episode of Chicago P.D., follows the State’s Attorney’s prosecutors and investigators as they pursue justice. Per the official logline: “As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. It all starts with a gut-wrenching case when one of Chicago’s finest is shot in the line of duty. »

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