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Sony Pictures & Star Movies enter strategic tie-up to bring Hollywood cinema.Star Movies will soon be home to movies such as Terminator Salvation, The Ugly Truth, Hancock, Made of Honor, You Don't Mess with the Zohan, 21, The Longest Yard, Taking of Pelham 123 and many more.Star India Gm and senior vice-president English channels Saurabh Yagnik said, "We are extremely upbeat about this tie-up and are glad that we will now provide our viewers the best of Hollywood cinema from Sony Pictures, one of the largest Hollywood movie studios. »
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Break out the chips, the dips and hot wings. Amass large quantities of beer. Gather your friends around a big-screen TV. It's football season! Counting down, here are the 12 best football movies.
Top 12 Football Movies12. 'All the Right Moves' (1983)
11. 'Jerry Maguire' (1996)
Movies about sports agents count, »
As most of you know football season has begun, and everyone seems to be talking about football now. Personally, I don’t find a lot of time to watch sports these days. It’s not really my thing, but I love watching movies about sports! I thought it would be appropriate to share with you my top ten favorite football movies in honor of football season.
Now, I’m not saying these are the best football movies made, but then again some of them are. These are just ten of my favorite films that revolve around the sport football. Check out my list below, and then share with me your favorite football films in the rant back section below!
This is definitely one of the best football movies of all time. This movie has it all, including Kristy Swanson in her prime!
It sounds like buddy cop films could be making a comeback in Hollywood, thanks in part to both Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's The Other Guys and Kevin Smith's Cop Out. We've got news this week of a potentially R-rated action-comedy being shopped around Hollywood that has a "Lethal Weapon flavour" to it, and it has two pretty big stars attached in Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper. Both are known for their comedic performances but have also starred in a handful of action-oriented tentpoles, but do they have what it takes to be the next Riggs and Murtaugh? The movie will be based on a script written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air, The Longest Yard) that was originally titled Blowback. At the time, it was being developed as a vehicle for Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock, but he is no longer involved. It will be produced by Neal Moritz (Fast & Furious, »
THR’s Risky Business is reporting that Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are attached to star in an original untitled action buddy-cop movie from writer Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air, The Longest Yard). The film, which is said to have a R-rated Lethal Weapon flavour, follows:
…two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results.
The film, which was originally to be a star vehicle for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, comes from producers Neal Moritz (The Bounty Hunter), Andrew Panay (Wedding Crashers) and Reynolds’ Dark Trick Films partner Jonathon Komack Martin (Van Wilder). »
Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are attached to star in an untitled cop action-comedy, previously titled "Blowback", which is said to be tonally along the lines of the early "Lethal Weapon" films reports Risky Biz Blog.
The pair would play two San Francisco cops and friends whose fathers were also partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, leading to fraud tempers all round.
- Garth Franklin
The film, written by Sheldon Turner who penned The Longest Yard, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and Up in the Air (spot the odd one out), will follow the duo as they play San Francisco cops who coax their ex-law enforcement fathers (who were also partners together) out of retirement to help crack a major case.
One of the producers onboard is Neal Moritz, veteran of both the xXx films and the Fast and Furious series, so expect the terms “high octane” and “big laughs” to be bandied around when this rolls into production after Cooper manages to shake off another Hangover (the sequel to last year’s mammoth hit is gearing up for »
- Adam Lowes
Ryan Reynolds (Green Lantern) and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) are attached to star in an untitled action comedy, which is similar in tone to "Lethal Weapon," only edgier. The story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results. The new movie is written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air, The Longest Yard, Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning). »
A grizzled central performance from Kurt Russell as Coach Herb Brooks played a major role in keeping the inspirational hockey tale Miracle on the favorable end of the predictable sports movie spectrum. With that in mind, director Don Handfield has wisely secured Russell’s services for the role of Coach Hand in his feature debut, Touchback.
Brian Presley stars as Murphy, a former high school football hero who unexpectedly travels back to the past to relive his glory days on the gridiron. Melanie Lynskey, Christine Lahti, Marc Blucas, Drew Powell, Sarah Wright, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, and Kevin Covais also star in the film, set to shoot in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week. Hit the jump for the full press release.
- Brendan Bettinger
Kurt Russell is coming back to the big screen as a high school football coach in "Touchback". Kurt has already played a player-turned-coach character in 2004's Miracle ( I had accidentally put 1994. The reader who corrected me was a douche. So I banned him. That's what happens when you don't play nice.), so this should be old hat for Kurt.Here's the press release:Freedom Films named Kurt Russell as the head high-school football coach in Writer/Director Don Handfield’s Touchback, which stars Brian Presley (Home of the Brave), Melanie Lynskey as his wife, (Up in the Air, The Informant, Sweet Home Alabama) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christine Lahti as his mother (Obsessed, Smart People). Marc Blucas (Knight and Day, The Jane Austin Book Club, First Daughter), Drew Powell (Straw Dogs, 1408), Sarah Wright (The House Bunny), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (Hung) and Kevin Covais (College, Labor Pains) also star. »
HollywoodNews.com: Freedom Films named Kurt Russell as the head high-school football coach in Writer/Director Don Handfield’s Touchback, which stars Brian Presley (“Home of the Brave”), Melanie Lynskey as his wife, (“Up in the Air,” “The Informant,” “Sweet Home Alabama”) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christine Lahti as his mother (“Obsessed,” “Smart People”). Marc Blucas (“Knight and Day,” “The Jane Austin Book Club,” “First Daughter”), Drew Powell (“Straw Dogs,” “1408″), Sarah Wright (“The House Bunny”), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (“Hung”) and Kevin Covais (“College,” “Labor Pains”) also star. Filming on “Touchback” begins this week in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Handfield and Freedom Films are thrilled to have Mr. Russell come aboard in the role of “Coach Hand.” “I am thrilled he responded to the material. He is an icon and brings a unique warmth, charm and strength to the character. I feel blessed to be working with such »
Here is the full press release:
Freedom Films named Kurt Russell as the head high-school football coach in Writer/Director Don Handfield’s Touchback, which stars Brian Presley (Home of the Brave), Melanie Lynskey as his wife, (Up in the Air, The Informant, Sweet Home Alabama) and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Christine Lahti as his mother (Obsessed, Smart People). Marc Blucas (Knight and Day, The Jane Austin Book Club, First Daughter), Drew Powell (Straw Dogs, 1408), Sarah Wright (The House Bunny), Sianoa Smit-McPhee (Hung) and Kevin Covais (College, Labor Pains) also star. Filming on Touchback begins this week in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Chicago – The 1970s were the golden age for the youthful, angst-ridden style of filmmaking, but it also had its share of fun with James Bond, super bad action films and Burt Reynolds comedies. Richard “Jaws” Kiel, Fred “The Hammer” Williamson and character actor James Hampton experienced that side of the 1970s, and told all at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show.
The Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show is a biannual event in Chicago where attendees can meet and greet the stars, collect autographs and find cool collectibles at the comprehensive memorabilia market. The next show in the area is scheduled for September 25th and 26th, 2010.
HollywoodChicago.com was there at the last show in March, and ran into those stars from the 1970s, who sat down and talked about the era. Photographer Joe Arce was also there to capture the moment.
Richard Kiel, “Jaws” from the James Bond Film Series
The mountainously »
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Playing for just two out of the past seven days, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse narrowly beat Toy Story 3 for the week. Grown Ups finished in third with a solid start, while Knight & Day had a below-average debut for Tom Cruise. Overall business was up around two percent from the same week last year, when Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen led with $159.9 million. After grossing a tremendous $68.5 million on Wednesday, Eclipse fell 65 percent to $24.2 million in its second day for a two-day total of $92.7 million. While this tops Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen for the top-grossing two-day Wednesday launch ever, it fell short of Iron Man 2's two-day start earlier this summer. With $91.3 million, Toy Story 3 came in just behind Eclipse and was down 46 percent. That was the fourth highest-grossing second week ever, behind Avatar, The Dark Knight and Shrek 2. During the week, Toy Story 3 passed »
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Voltage Pictures is financing and producing a new independent drama called By Virtue Fall that will be the directorial debut of Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner, who you may remember most from the mini-controversy surrounding him and Jason Reitman during the award season last year. Deadline reports that Turner is in "early talks" with actors Colin Farrell and Eric Bana to star. The two like Turner's script and "want to do the film" but apparently they're "underwhelmed" by the money they've been offered. Ouch. Turner doesn't have much experience (though he did write The Longest Yard) and even I'd be a bit nervous. By Virtue Fall is a drama that charts a professional and personal relationship between two characters that evolves from friendship to betrayal and retribution. Not sure if this is contemporary set or what causes it to evolve into a "blood feud" but it sounds mildly interesting. »
- Alex Billington
Chris Rock, David Spade, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler, Grown Ups Toy Story 3 Tops 2nd Weekend Box Office Unless Sunday estimates have been inflated, Grown Ups took in $41m — another strong opening for Adam Sandler — as per figures found at Box Office Mojo. (Production cost: approx. $80m.) For comparison’s sake: Among Sandler’s biggest hits (not adjusted for inflation), Anger Management opened with $42m, The Longest Yard with $47m, Click with $40m, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry with $34m, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan with $38m, and Big Daddy with $41m. So, following the recent success of The Karate Kid and Toy Story 3, Grown Ups once again proves that — as pundits asserted just a couple of weeks ago — Us audiences are tired of sequels, remakes, and derivative plotlines. In fact, with Grown Ups, director Dennis Dugan, screenwriters Sandler and Fred Wolf, and »
- Michelle Hutton
hollywoodnews.com: At $18 million, ‘Toy Story 3′ has the 29th-biggest non-opening Friday of all-time. However, if you discount day eight or day ten grosses (Ie – for a film that opened on Wednesday) that were not part of a holiday weekend, ‘Toy Story 3′ once again shoots up to number four, behind ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest’ ($18.5 million), ‘Spider-Man’ ($19.9 million) and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($23.2 million). It’s eight-day gross is now at $185 million, which is eighth on the list, just ahead of ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ ($184.9 million). In realms of eight day grosses where the first or second weekend did not fall in a holiday, the film moves up to third place, behind ‘Spider-Man 3′ ($199.2 million), and ‘The Dark Knight’ ($261.8 million). At a 57% drop from Friday to Friday, the film should bounce way back with weekend matinee business today and tomorrow. Expect a second-weekend total of $60-65 million, »
- Scott Mendelson
I'd say the only surprise from Friday's box-office estimates would be that the bottom five films all made less than $1 million. Even The A-Team coming in at #5 only managed $1.9 million, which makes for an extraordinarily top heavy Friday. To my recollection I don't think I've ever reported on a Friday box-office with numbers this small at the bottom. Of course, it's all relative to how much money's being made at the top, but this is summer movie season... Aren't we supposed to be talking about broken records and stand out hits? Let's take a look at it.
As expected, Toy Story 3 will take the weekend. After an estimated $18 million on Friday you can look for this one to pull in something like $60-65 million for the weekend. Laremy predicted $71.7 for the hit animation, but something miraculous would have to happen for it to hit that mark.
Grown Ups is »
- Brad Brevet
Jun 25, 2010
Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups sure doesn’t seem like it was written by adults. Far from as reprehensibly stupid and offensive as some of Sandler’s previous films (I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, The Longest Yard, Click, etc.), Grown Ups may be the first of this superstar’s high profile vehicles where it feels like his regular director Dennis Dugan (Chuck and Larry, Big Daddy, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan) and the actor’s perceived need to play to the lowest common denominator are holding him back. ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »
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