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Baseball has "Field of Dreams." Basketball has "Hoosiers." Hockey has "Slap Shot." In other words: you can't be a major American sport without a major American sports movie.
It looks like mixed martial arts might have found its major sports movie with this week's "Warrior," the story of two brothers (Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton) who both enter a massive Mma tournament. The film's already garnering rave reviews and strong social media word of mouth, and even generating some Oscar buzz. It looks on track to be one of the surprise hit of the fall.
While "Warrior" is certainly mixed martial arts' biggest and potentially most acclaimed appearance on the silver screen to date, it's far from the first movie set the world of Mma. We'll have our review of "Warrior" later in the week; in the meantime, here is a look at five important milestones on Mma's journey to cinematic legitimacy. »
- Matt Singer
I'm a huge vocal fan of Scott Adkins and particularly his work in the Undisputed series of Mma prison fight movies. Undisputed II: Last Man Standing introduced him as villainous Russian Yuri Boyka, who went toe to toe with Michael Jai White's wrongly imprisoned convict. Personally I prefer the fight sequences in the follow-up, Undisputed III: Redemption, which were choreographed by the award-winning Larnell Stovall - currently working with Adkins and Jean Claude Van Damme on the fourth Universal Soldier film. Stovall posted this picture on his Twitter feed recently, which features Adkins, Stovall and the mighty Mjw all on set together, further fueling long-held rumours that White was involved. Could this mean a rematch for two of the best onscreen fighters in the business? »
2 items from 2011
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