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The Weinstein Company released their new drama film, "Southpaw," into theaters this weekend, and the top, major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that the movie got a pretty mixed bag with an overall 57 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at Metacritic.com site. The film stars: 50 Cent, Forest Whitaker, Jake Gyllenhaal, Oona Laurence and Rachel McAdams. We've added blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Mick Lasalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a really nice 100 score, stating: "The experience of Southpaw is rather like seeing the truth behind the cliches, revived in all their pain and power to surprise." Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an 88 score, saying: "While Southpaw will surprise almost no one who has seen a fair amount of boxing movies, Fuqua’s direction and the excellent performances keep the action humming." Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, »
- Andre Braddox
Jake Gyllenhaal has come a long way since Bubble Boy, so it's always fun to take a look back to see when stars were just beginning to make a name for themselves! The Oscar nominee sat down with E! News to talk about the movie that put him in a bubble for a long time, and joked that while the bubble was a hassle, it was incredibly "protective" during death-defying stunts. Even though he was definitely nervous, he told the director, "Let's go!" when it came time to almost get sucked into an engine. Even though it looks like a pretty basic prop—a giant plastic bubble—Gyllenhaal revealed to us at the time that it was anything but basic. It often malfunctioned or caused other problems, »
Jake Gyllenhaal is no boxing fraud -- the guy can brawl for real ... this according to a real deal ex-kickboxing champ who worked with Jake on his new boxing flick. TMZ Sports spoke with David Buglione -- a former U.S.K.B.A World Welterweight Kickboxing Champ -- who worked closely with Jake as his stunt double in "Southpaw." Long story short ... Buglione says Jake trained so hard for the role, he feels he »
- TMZ Staff
You may have seen pictures floating around of a jacked-up Jake Gyllenhaal ready to throw down in Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw, and now it's time to see those muscles in motion! Southpaw follows that of left-handed boxer Billy Hope (Gyllenhaal) as he fights his way to the top, only to find the facets of his personal life falling apart. You'll believe Bubble Boy can fight in the first trailer for this boxing drama! Gyllenhaal looks like he's going to deliver »
- Sean Wist
The long-delayed trailer for David O’Russell‘s quirky comedy, Accidental Love, has finally dropped, and the fact that it was filmed seven years ago couldn’t be more evident.
Previously titled Nailed, the film tells the story of a waitress (Jessica Biel) who’s ditched by her fiance (James Marsden) when she’s shot with a nail in the head that she doesn’t have the insurance to remove. This leads her to seek the help of a pretty politician, played by a baby calf-looking Jake Gyllenhaal, to reform health care.
Accidental Love is a departure from Russell’s most recent project American Hustle, with the tone feeling like a mix of Bubble Boy and Win a Date with Tad Hamilton. Despite the film’s campiness, you can’t help but imagine what it would’ve done for Biel’s career back when it was made in the 2000s. »
- Tara Aquino
5 items from 2015
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