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DVD Review: The Philly Kid

17 August 2012 1:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Philly Kid

Stars: Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler, Neal McDonough, Michael Jai White | Written by Adam Mervis | Directed by Jason Connery

Upon seeing the title of this movie, I thought it was just going to be some lame Rocky knockoff. (A Rockoff?) Pleasantly enough, however, The Philly Kid stands its ground as a movie all its own, albeit one that has plenty of The Italian Stallion and The Fighter in ts DNA.

The story’s pretty simple, and told simply: an Mma fighter lands himself in jail on a manslaughter charge after accidentally killing a mugger. Upon his parole, he’s forced to take part in cage fighting matches to make ends meet and save his friend from getting macked by loan sharks. It goes right until it goes wrong, there’s a girl, there’s some bloody fight scenes and, of course, a good couple of training montage. »

- Mark Allen

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Movie Review - The Philly Kid (2012)

24 July 2012 1:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Philly Kid, 2012.

Directed by Jason Connery.

Starring Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler, Chris Browning, Lucky Johnson, Kristopher Van Varenburg, Neal McDonough, Adam Mervis and Michael Jai White.

Synopsis:

After ten years in prison, former championship wrestler Dillon (Chatham) forces himself back into the fighting circuit in order to save the life of his best friend Jake (Sawa).

The Philly Kid bills itself as The Fighter meets Warrior. The most obvious link is that, yes, all three are about fighting. Two are about cage fighting. Two are about family. Unfortunately for The Philly Kid, it’s the only one that isn’t about family. It has characters that are technically family. But everything’s over so quickly that we don’t feel any family dynamics. We just see archetypes. Spoiler alert! The only prominent female character is the love interest!

We have our Main Character, Dillon. He was put in prison because of, »

- flickeringmyth

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Devon Sawa Upped To Regular On ‘Nikita’

14 July 2012 12:27 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Devon Sawa has been elevated to a series regular on The CW’s Nikita. Sawa (Final Destination, Slackers and Idle Hands) had been recurring as Owen Elliot, a former Division “cleaner” on the show which is headed into its third season. In a similar fashion to Nikita (Maggie Q), Owen became attached and eventually fell in love with a civilian, Emily (Bianca Lawson) who was killed. Owen also killed Nikita’s fiancé, Daniel Monroe (Sebastien Roberts). Sawa’s casting follows recent feature roles in The Philly Kid with Wes Chatham and Neal McDonough and 388 Arletta Avenue opposite Nick Stahl. Sawa is repped by Gersh and Klwgn Entertainment. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Check Out a Sneak Peek of Three of the After Dark Originals 2 Lineup

9 July 2012 4:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

After Dark Films is planning to make a big splash at this year's San Diego Comic-Con with a sneak peek into its horror brand After Dark Originals 2. Make sure you stop by Booth #4145 to get the goods.

After Dark will be providing previews of the following:

• Asylum - Starring Stephen Rea, directed by Todor Chapkanov, and written by Chris Mancini. A veteran hostage negotiator’s next call leads him to an overrun insane asylum. He soon finds that dark forces are pushing the patients to commit atrocities, and he may be the only one that can stop them.

Dark Circles - Starring Johnathon Schaech and Pell James, written and directed by Paul Soter. When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. »

- The Woman In Black

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The Philly Kid – DVD Review

6 July 2012 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Dillon (Wes Chatham) has just been paroled after a 10-year stretch for accidentally killing someone during an altercation outside a shop. Although Dillon wants to keep his nose clean, his friend Jake (Devon Sawa) has got himself well over his head in gambling debts and local crooks want their money or his head. It turns out Dillon was a champion wrestler at college and so under the tutelage of former cage-fighting maestro La Jim, he steps into the ring to save his friend’s life and maybe earn himself a fresh start into the bargain.

*****

Cage fighting, Ufc or Mma is pretty hot right now. Last year’s Warrior showed just how exceptional a film could be built around it and we’ll see with Kevin James’ “Here Comes The Boom” whether it’s ripe for comedy gold as well. What director Jason Connery has built here though, is an unexceptional, »

- Dave Roper

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Review: After Dark Action Pics 'El Gringo,' 'The Philly Kid,' 'Stash House' & 'Transit' An Unven Offering Of Genre Fare

9 June 2012 8:04 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After Dark has been busy releasing a full slate of genre fare, and today we take a look at the After Dark Action lineup which dropped no fewer than four new movies in May. They each had a brief theatrical run are now available on VOD. Read on below to hear our thoughts on movies featuring Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Jim Caviezel and more.

"El Gringo"

Martial artist Scott Adkins stars in "El Gringo" as a popular action staple, the lone man with a big bag o' money. Wandering into a small Mexican town, it's not long before an endless wave of cartoon bad guys puts a bounty on his head. He responds with fists and feet. And there's your movie!

Eduardo Rodriguez opts for spaghetti western themes and hoary character archetypes that simply reveal he's mistaken Robert Rodriguez for Sergio Leone. Freeze frames highlight colorful character names (El Jefe »

- Gabe Toro

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Treachery To Be Produced By BlancBiehn Productions

4 May 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

BlancBiehn Productions has announced their latest film, “Treachery.” The film is written and directed by Travis Romero (“White Collar,” “The Victim”) and stars Michael Biehn (“Aliens,” “The Divide”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“The Divide,” “Party of Five”), Sarah Butler (“I Spit on Your Grave,” “The Philly Kid”) Caitlin Keats (“Kiss of the Damned,” “Kill Bill 2″), Chris Meyer (“Among Friends,” “Hard Breakers”) and Matthew Ziff (“Truck Stop,” “Little Kings”). The film is being produced by Blanc-Biehn, Paul Foley, Ryan Azevedo, Denny Kirkwood, Jason Sallee and Kate Rees Davies. Shooting will take place in Los Angeles this June. The film revolves around a broken father-son relationship: The film captures the controversy between Henry  [ Read More ] »

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Michael Biehn to Star in Treachery

3 May 2012 2:47 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Back in February, the formation of BlancBiehn Productions was announced. The initial plan is to produce three grindhouse-style movies starring Michael Biehn and the first project has just been revealed:

Los Angeles –  BlancBiehn Productions announced today casting on their latest project entitled Treachery.  Written and directed by Travis Romero (“White Collar”, The Victim), the film stars Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Divide) leading an ensemble cast of six including Jennifer Blanc Biehn (The Divide, “Party of Five”), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave, The Philly Kid) Caitlin Keats (Kiss of the Damned, Kill Bill 2), Chris Meyer (Among Friends, Hard Breakers) and Matthew Ziff (Truck Stop, Little Kings).

The film captures the controversy between Henry and his estranged son, Nathan.  Reunited at a friend’s small wedding party, in a remote cabin, Henry and Nathan have their usual awkward interactions.  Nathan, accompanied by his girlfriend Cecilia, seeks his father’s approval. »

- Jonathan James

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First Word on Michael Biehn's Treachery

3 May 2012 12:23 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of everyone's favorite cinema badasses, Michael Biehn, has a treacherous new thriller coming your way, and we have every single detail you need to know right here. Dig it!

From the Press Release

Blanc/Biehn Productions announced today casting on their latest project, entitled Treachery. Written and directed by Travis Romero (“White Collar”, The Victim), the film stars Michael Biehn (Aliens, The Divide) leading an ensemble cast of six including Jennifer Blanc Biehn (The Divide, “Party of Five”), Sarah Butler (I Spit on Your Grave, The Philly Kid) Caitlin Keats (Kiss of the Damned, Kill Bill 2), Chris Meyer (Among Friends, Hard Breakers), and Matthew Ziff (Truck Stop, Little Kings).

The film captures the controversy between Henry and his estranged son, Nathan. Reunited at a friend’s small wedding party in a remote cabin, Henry and Nathan have their usual awkward interactions. Nathan, accompanied by his girlfriend Cecilia, seeks his father's approval. »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Philly Kid Trailer, Poster and Images

12 April 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Movie trailer and images from The Philly Kid, as well as the poster for the Wes Chatham Mma actioner. Opening on May 11th as part of the After Dark Action group (with Dragon Eyes, Transit, Stash House, El Gringo), The Philly Kid also stars Neal McDonough and Devon Sawa in the Jason Connery-directed film. On the same night that he was crowned an Ncaa wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting – this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gets him into more trouble than ever. »

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The Philly Kid Trailer, Poster and Images

12 April 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Movie trailer and images from The Philly Kid, as well as the poster for the Wes Chatham Mma actioner. Opening on May 11th as part of the After Dark Action group (with Dragon Eyes, Transit, Stash House, El Gringo), The Philly Kid also stars Neal McDonough and Devon Sawa in the Jason Connery-directed film. On the same night that he was crowned an Ncaa wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting – this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gets him into more trouble than ever. »

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The Philly Kid Trailer, Poster and Images

12 April 2012 9:14 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Movie trailer and images from The Philly Kid, as well as the poster for the Wes Chatham Mma actioner. Opening on May 11th as part of the After Dark Action group (with Dragon Eyes, Transit, Stash House, El Gringo), The Philly Kid also stars Neal McDonough and Devon Sawa in the Jason Connery-directed film. On the same night that he was crowned an Ncaa wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. Before he can pick up the pieces of his life, his best friend gets in trouble with a vicious loan shark. To get the money to free him, Dillon must return to fighting – this time, mixed martial arts. But his quick, brutal success gets him into more trouble than ever. »

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New Trailer and Poster for After Dark Action’s The Philly Kid

12 April 2012 7:36 AM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Buck Compton just wrapped up one of the best movie villain roles of all time on the FX Channel’s “Justified” Season 3. It’s too bad we won’t be seeing him again, but hey, them’s the breaks. You will be able to see the man who played Buck on “Band of Brothers” when “The Philly Kid” opens May 11 in theaters, as part of the After Dark Action line-up. Too bad they basically gave away ol Buck’s fate in the movie in the trailer. Oh well. Check out said new trailer and poster for the film, starring Neal McDonough, below. On the same night that he was crowned an Ncaa wrestling champion, Dillon McCabe (Wes Chatham) was involved in the killing of a cop and then sentenced to fifteen years of prison. Ten years later, Dillon is paroled back onto the streets of his run-down Baton Rouge neighborhood. »

- Nix

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Exclusive: The trailer and poster for After Dark Action's The Philly Kid!

10 April 2012 5:53 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Today we have an exclusive look at the trailer for After Dark Action's The Philly Kid, following on the heels of the production company's recently teased Transit with Jim Caviezel and Dragon Eyes with Jean Claude Van Damme, co-starring his glasses. The Philly Kid stars Neal McDonough, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler, and Wes Chatham as the titular character and is part of After Dark Action's line-up of five all-new action films to hit theaters and on demand. Get your fight on: »

- Paul Shirey

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