David O Russell’s highly-anticipated film The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, now has a confirmed released from Paramount Pictures. The film will hit theaters on December 10, 2011. Right now there is one other fairly big film opening that day: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader. [The Playlist]
While the new release date allows for people uninterested in the Narnia series to have an alternative option, it more directly allows The Fighter two weeks more lead time in the big, end-of-the-year Oscar rush.
The film fictionalizes the career of famous lightweight boxer Mickey Ward (Wahlberg), and his trainer brother Dickie (Bale). Amy Adams also stars as Wahlberg’s love interest.
Russell’s a director who specializes in making films about subjects they aren’t really about. Case in point, Flirting With Disaster isn’t really about marriage and Three Kings isn’t really about war. Really, his films are a little bit about everything, for better or worse. One would imagine you’re not going to have to be a boxing enthusiast to respond to The Fighter.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to it?
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we believe it’s our duty to highlight the recent, recommended titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of [...]
In theaters now, Ivan Reitman‘s new film, Draft Day, does quite a bit with a hard subject. Part of that is the writing, but a lot of the success on screen is due to the amassing of talent Reitman manages and the flash he implants into ordinary scenes. The life of a GM during a tumultuous and pressure-packed [...]
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not [...]