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Hands Of Stone Review

4 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thanks to his role in Martin Scorsese’s immortal 1980 classic Raging Bull, Robert De Niro will forever be linked to the sport of boxing in the minds of moviegoers. For the last couple decades, the Oscar-winning actor has been heavily riffing on his past roles for comedic effect in releases like Analyze This, Meet the Parents and Grudge Match, all of which saw De Niro poke fun at his own tough-guy persona and the various archetypes he’s known for. Now he’s back in the world of boxing again – though with a decidedly more dramatic goal in mind – as a key supporting character in writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone.

The film stars Edgar Ramírez (Joy) as Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán, who rose to prominence in the early 1970s, but rather than focus solely on his rise and fall (and rise again), Hands of Stone also takes »

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‘Hands Of Stone’ Review: Roberto Duran Boxing Biopic Takes Too Many Swings

23 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Robert De Niro’s presence in the new Roberto Duran boxing bio Hands Of Stone only served to remind me how inferior this picture is to many other films revolving around the sport including Martin Scorsese’s 1980 classic Raging Bull, which won De Niro an Oscar for his immortal portrayal of Jake La Motta. As I say in my video review above, there is nothing horribly wrong with this story of Duran’s life and times in and out of the ring, it’s just that as a standard biopic… »

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Hands Of Stone – Review

25 August 2016 8:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As the Summer starts to fade, the multiplex looks again to sports films, those (like the “sport” of movie viewing) which are set indoors, away from the harsh cold winds. We’re not talking hockey or basketball, but rather the “mano y mano” battle that seems almost tailor-made for movies, boxing. Of course, there are many times when the boxing flick has been mixed with other genres. Just last year we had a boxing/ family tear-jerker with Southpaw and a boxing/ fantasy/ franchise-reboot Creed (it squeezed a few tears from audiences, too). This time out (perhaps to be an early Oscar contender), we’re seeing a pugilistic biography, a mix that goes back to the dawn of cinema. The 1940’s had Gentleman Jim, and the 50’s had Paul Newman as Rocky Marciano in Somebody Up There Likes Me. The greatest true-life boxing biopic may be 1980’s Raging Bull with an Oscar-winning turn by Robert DeNiro. »

- Jim Batts

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Review: Hands Of Stone, Fleet of Foot, Light on Insight

25 August 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

For more than three decades after Raging Bull was released in 1980, Robert De Niro wisely stayed away from the boxing world on screen. After all, once you've appeared in one of the most spellbinding and spiritually troubling cinematic experiences of all time -- and won an Academy Award for your performance -- why tempt fate? For whatever reason, De Niro agreed to star in 2013's Grudge Match, which was more of an attempt at comedy than anything else, and now he has taken a supporting role in Hands of Stone, a biographical drama about real-life Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, essayed by Edgar Ramirez. De Niro portrays retired trainer Ray Arcel, who worked with many notable fighters before being forced into retirement by the New...

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Nicolas Cage’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Scheduled for November Release

25 August 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

RLJ Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the action thriller “Dog Eat Dog,” starring Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Matthew Cook.

Paul Schrader directed from a script by Matthew Wilder, based on the novel by Edward Bunker.  The film first premiered at the 69th Cannes Film Festival as the closing night title in the Directors’ Fortnight and will have its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Rlj plans a November release in theaters and on demand. The deal was negotiated by Mark Ward on behalf of Rlj Entertainment and Mark Earl Burman of Adme on behalf of the filmmakers.

Dog Eat Dog” focuses on a trio of ex-cons who botch a kidnapping, get on the wrong side of the mob and become the city’s most wanted fugitives.

The film is produced by Mark Earl Burman, Gary HamiltonBrian Beckmann and David Hillary »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review: The boxing drama Hands Of Stone also has feet of lead

24 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Hands Of Stone, a biopic about the Panamanian prizefighter Roberto Durán, can’t decide whether it wants to be a portrait of the athlete as an independent hero of his times (like Ali), a character study about machismo (like Raging Bull), or just an underdog sports movie. It ends up being a little bit of everything—which is to say, not much of anything at all. Durán (Edgar Ramírez, good as always) is portrayed through a handful of big fights that happened over the course of a decade and change, including his two famous bouts with Sugar Ray Leonard (a well-cast Usher Raymond), but though writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz’s choice to portray boxing as a mostly mental sport—the art of psyching out an opponent without tripping yourself up—gives it some novelty, the movie is left grasping for a through-line.

The illegitimate son of an American serviceman, Durán grew »

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Exclusive Clip: Robert De Niro Returns to Boxing in 'Hands of Stone'

24 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

With the new boxing movie Hands of Stone, starring Robert De Niro as real-life boxing coach Ray Arcel, writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz knew he had one heavy burden on his hands... how to avoid the inevitable comparisons to one of the most famous boxing movies ever made also starring De Niro: Raging Bull.  In the below clip, go behind the scenes of the movie, which chronicles legendary Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran's (Edgar Ramirez) rise to fame with Arcel's help...

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'Hands of Stone' Review: Roberto Duran Biopic Is No 'Raging Bull'

24 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Boxing movies — the classic Raging Bull excepted — tend to punch the same way: Underdog hits it big, then blows it before launching a comeback. From Rocky to Creed, that's been the drill. Hands of Stone, the true story of 1970's lightweight champ Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), never strays far from the path. But the Venezuelan-born writer-director Jonathan Jakubowicz (Secuestro Express) knows how to muscle up momentum and bring the best out of actors.

Ramirez (Carlos) excels as Duran, the natural street brawler from Panama whose hot temper often gets the best of him. »

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"Hands Of Stone" 'Red Band' Trailer

24 August 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From RedBand.Ca, take a look @ restricted 'red band' footage from the boxing drama, "Hands Of Stone", based on the story of Panamanian fighter Roberto Durán, written/directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, starring Édgar Ramírez, Robert De Niro ("Raging Bull"), Usher, Ruben Blades, Ellen Barkin, Ana de Armas, Oscar Jaenada and John Turturro, opening August 26, 2016:

"...Roberto Durán made his professional boxing debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old, defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the Wbc welterweight title, then shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in the November rematch, saying 'no más' (no more)..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Hands Of Stone"...

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- Michael Stevens

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Frank Ocean’s 100 Favorite Films: ‘Blue Velvet,’ ‘Solaris,’ ‘Annie Hall’ and 97 More

23 August 2016 4:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frank Ocean: musician, visual-album releaser, list-making cinephile. Following on the heels of his latest album finally being made available to the eager public, Ocean has revealed his 100 favorite films. Originally posted on Genius, which has a breakdown of how movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Eyes Wide Shut” made their way into his lyrics (“I’m feeling like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit/Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on moving”), the list contains a mix of familiar favorites (“Annie Hall,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”) and comparatively obscure arthouse fare (“Woyzeck,” “Sonatine”). Avail yourself of all 100 below.

“Atl”

Un Chien Andalou

Blue Velvet

Barry Lyndon

Battleship Potemkin

“Eraserhead”

Chungking Express

Raging Bull

“The Conformist”

Bicycle Thieves

“Taxi Driver”

A Clockwork Orange

Mean Streets

Gods of the Plague

“Persona”

Mulholland Drive

Happy Together

Fallen Angels

Apocalypse Now

“The Last Laugh”

“Pi”

Full Metal Jacket »

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Frank Ocean Shares His Favorite Films, Including Tarkovsky, PTA, Kurosawa, Lynch, Kubrick & More

23 August 2016 9:17 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a few delays, Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange follow-up, Blond, has now arrived and, with it, not only an additional visual album, but Boys Don’t Cry, a magazine that only a select few were able to get their hands on. (Although, if you believe the artist’s mom, we can expect a wider release soon.) In between a personal statement about his new work and a Kanye West poem about McDonalds, Ocean also listed his favorite films of all-time and we have the full list today.

Clocking at 207.23 hours, as Ocean notes, his list includes classics from Andrei TarkovskyDavid Lynch, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean Cocteau, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola, Fritz Lang, Werner Herzog, Akira Kurosawa, Ridley ScottBernardo BertolucciSergei Eisenstein, F. W. Murnau, Luis Buñuel, and more.

As for some more recent titles, it looks like The Royal Tenenbaums »

- Jordan Raup

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Love Me or Leave Me

19 August 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

MGM's show is a surprising powerhouse musical bio about the personality clash between an ambitious singer and the powerful enabler who wants her in his bed. Doris Day and James Cagney are at their best in an only slightly compromised telling of the real-life showbiz relationship of 'twenties star Ruth Etting and the domineering mobster Martin Snyder. Love Me or Leave Me Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1955 / Color / 2:55 widescreen / 122 min. / Street Date September 13, 2016 / available through the WBshop / 21.99 Starring Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith, Tom Tully, Harry Bellaver, Richard Gaines, Peter Leeds, Claude Stroud, Audrey Wilder, John Harding. Cinematography Arthur E. Arling Art Direction Urie McCleary, Cedric Gibbons Film Editor Ralph Winters Original Music Nicholas Brodszky, Percy Faith, George E. Stoll Written by Daniel Fuchs and Isobel Lennart Produced by Joe Pasternak Directed by Charles Vidor

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

MGM's early CinemaScope musical bio holds up extremely well, »

- Glenn Erickson

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New Red-Band Trailer For Hands Of Stone

19 August 2016 9:27 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The Weinstein Company released the new red-band trailer for director Jonathan Jakubowicz's boxing drama, Hands of Stone. The film is based on the true story of boxer Robert Duran who grew up on the streets of Panama only to grow up and become one of the greatest boxers in the world. 

Duran was nicknamed 'Hands of Stone' for his 103 wins in 119 fights in his boxing career. Duran was known to have a competitive rivalry with boxer Sugar Ray Leonard as the two faced each other many times in the ring. 

Actor Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) portrays Duran while two time Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro (Raging Bull) plays his trainer, Ray Arcel. Usher Raymond, Ana de Armas, Ellen Barkin, Ruben Blades and John Turturro round out the cast.

Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional »

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Watch Robert De Niro Coach the 'Anti-Raging Bull' Roberto Durán in Exclusive Clip from Hands of Stone

12 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Robert De Niro is back in the ring as legendary boxing coach Ray Arcel, who famously helped train Roberto Durán to defeat Sugar Ray Leonard for the 1980 Wbc welterweight title. Durán and Arcel's fascinating relationship is the subject of Jonathan Jakubowicz's new film Hands of Stone. And if the Venezuelan writer-director didn't know that casting De Niro in a boxing flick could draw some comparisons to a certain other boxing movie from his past, the Oscar winner made sure to remind him. "The first time I met with De Niro he told me, 'You do a serious boxing movie »

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Watch Robert De Niro Coach the 'Anti-Raging Bull' Roberto Durán in Exclusive Clip from Hands of Stone

12 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Robert De Niro is back in the ring as legendary boxing coach Ray Arcel, who famously helped train Roberto Durán to defeat Sugar Ray Leonard for the 1980 Wbc welterweight title. Durán and Arcel's fascinating relationship is the subject of Jonathan Jakubowicz's new film Hands of Stone. And if the Venezuelan writer-director didn't know that casting De Niro in a boxing flick could draw some comparisons to a certain other boxing movie from his past, the Oscar winner made sure to remind him. "The first time I met with De Niro he told me, 'You do a serious boxing movie »

- Michael Miller, @write_miller

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Blair Witch, The Bad Batch and more: Our top picks from today's #TIFF16 announcement

9 August 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Blair Witch, The Bad Batch and more: Our top picks from today's #TIFF16 announcement Blair Witch, The Bad Batch and more: Our top picks from today's #TIFF16 announcement Adriana Floridia8/9/2016 11:55:00 Am

Horror fans were in for a treat this morning when the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its Midnight Madness line-up, which is the best ticket to a horror film that you can get, well, pretty much anywhere.

Whether you're attending the festival or not, it's still exciting to see what new films will be gracing a theatre screen sometime in the near future, but if you are able to attend, seeing the world premiere of a new horror flick in a crowd of die-hard horror aficionados at midnight is truly an experience not to be missed.

Today Tiff announced their line-ups for Midnight Madness, Vanguard (which is kind of like Mm's younger sibling, still including bizarre, daring, »

- Adriana Floridia

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David O. Russell, Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro Team for TV Series

8 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David O. Russell, Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro are teaming for the latest high-wattage TV series package that is expected to hit the marketplace later this month.

Details of the project are still sketchy but it’s believed to be a serialized limited series. Russell’s reps at CAA are understood to have sent out feelers to network buyers asking for a hefty financial commitment even in advance of a formal pitch from Russell.

It’s not clear if the project is set up at a production entity yet but Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan and Megan Ellison are on board as producers.

Russell has developed a few TV projects over the past decade at FX, CBS and ABC, and he was an exec producer on the offbeat five-episode Syfy series “Outer Space Astronauts” in 2009. But the Moore-De Niro project would mark his most significant foray into TV. It’s unclear if there are other writers involved »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Robert De Niro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Sarajevo Film Festival

8 August 2016 7:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Robert De Niro will receive a lifetime achievement award, the Heart of Sarajevo, on the opening night of the 22nd edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, which runs Aug. 12-20.

As well as receiving the honor, the actor, who won Academy Awards for “The Godfather: Part II” and “Raging Bull,” and was Oscar-nominated on five other occasions, will present Martin Scorsese’s restored “Taxi Driver,” in which he starred. The movie, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is being shown at an open-air screening in front of a 3,000-strong audience.

De Niro will also be interviewed onstage at the festival’s National Theater about his career by Mike Goodridge, CEO of Protagonist Pictures, who also programs the Kinescope section of the festival.

De Niro will next be seen in The Weinstein Company’s boxing film “Hands of Stone,” and Grindhouse Entertainment’s “Bus 657.” Further screen appearances include Taylor Hackford’s “The Comedian, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Robert De Niro to receive Sarajevo honour

8 August 2016 5:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Veteran actor will present a screening of Taxi Driver at the festival’s opening night.

Robert De Niro will be presented with an honorary award for lifetime achievement at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20).

The two-time Academy Award-winning star of Raging Bull and Goodfellas will receive the Heart of Sarajevo prize at the festival’s opening night, when he will present a screening of Martin Scorsese’s 1976 film Taxi Driver.

The film, in which De Niro stars as a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran who takes a job as a New York cabbie, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. A recent 4k digital restoration of the film will be screened at the festival’s 3,000 capacity Open Air venue.

Following the screening, De Niro will take part in an in conversation event at the National Theatre moderated by Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge.

Festival director Mirsad Purivatra commented: “Ever since we met ten years ago at the »

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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage & Willem Dafoe Get Violent in Paul Schrader’s Dark Comedy

7 August 2016 12:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

By all accounts, Paul Schrader and Nicolas Cage’s most recent collaboration turned out more favorably than their last. While “Dying of the Light” ended up being disavowed by both director and star after studio meddling, “Dog Eat Dog” closed this year’s edition of the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, and Schrader has told Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson that he “got to make the film [he] wanted.” Watch the trailer for that film below.

Read More: Cannes: Paul Schrader’s ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Deserves a Buyer

Willem Dafoe co-stars in this adaptation of Eddie Bunker’s novel of the same name, a crime thriller that also marks Schrader’s first onscreen appearance after decades of writing and directing. “Once you were in,” Cage says in the trailer’s opening moments, “staying out was all but impossible.” What follows is a violent, darkly comic look at the one-last-heist movie that also features Louisa Krause, »

- Michael Nordine

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