The Fighter Reviews, Interviews & More

'Boston Strong': Boston Marathon Bombing Is Getting A Movie

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Some breaking news in the Way Too Soon Department: the Patriot’s Day bombing of the Boston Marathon that took place earlier this spring, which caused three deaths, 264 injuries, and a citywide lockdown and manhunt for the two brothers who were suspected in the crime (for those of you who can’t operate a television and apparently had no internet access in April, one of the brothers was...

The Top Ten Best Comeback Movies

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We love stories about people who manage to triumph through the worst of times. It's inspirational when we see a well done movie show how to accomplish our goals no matter what life throws at us. That brings us to The Incredible Burt Wonderstonea new movie starring Steve Carell as an aging magician who struggles to make a comeback...

Mark Wahlberg Wants to Make a Sequel to The Fighter

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When The Fighter was making the junket rounds, Mark Wahlberg joked about how there could be a series of films made about his real-life character Micky Ward's fights with Arturo Gatti. He said "We’re doing those fights in the sequel. We’ll do four more films. We’ll do the first Gatti fight in the sequel" which led to director David O. Russell...

New DVD Releases: The Fighter, Hereafter, The Switch

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It's your first chance to catch up with the December Best Picture nominees this week as The Fighter hits DVD shelves, despite its still playing in a few hundred theaters around the country. So now you won't have to search for an art-house or slough through the stale popcorn of a second-run theater to see one of the best films of the year. It comes alongside two...

Mark Wahlberg Has Ideas for The Fighter Sequel

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Mark Wahlberg has a lot to be thankful for this year. The actor produced and starred in a film that received several Oscar nominations, and two wins for its stars Melissa Leo and Christian Bale. The Fighter was truly a labor of love for Wahlberg who championed for years to get it to the big screen. When all the stars aligned, he got it made, and it was a hit. This...

The Weekend Box Office - Our Take

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This weekend, Natalie Portman was able to capitalize on the buzz generated from her Golden Globe win as her new film No Strings Attached opened at number 1 as we predicted. The Green Hornet showed a decent hold coming in at number 2, also as we predicted, dropping less then 50% ,while the The Dilemma fell to number...

The Weekend Box Office Results-Our Take

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After it was all said and done The Green Hornet opened slightly below my prediction to open  at #1 with $33.7M, while The Dilemma bombed with $17.8M, and True Grit held strong at #3 with $10.9M. Now on to the rest of the top 10...

2011 Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actress - Melissa Leo

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Melissa Leo took home the award for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Golden Globes for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter. She played Alice Ward, the crass, white-trash mother of Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund in the boxing drama. She also won in this same category at the Critics Choice Awards, which were held on Friday. ***Want more on...

2011 Golden Globes - Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale

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One of the most predictable categories at the 68th Annual Golden Globes was for Best Supporting Actor. The statue went to Christian Bale for his portrayal of Dicky Hedlund in the boxing drama The Fighter. The actor previously picked up the award in the same category at Friday night's Critics Choice Awards. See who he beat out below...

True Grit, Black Swan, The Fighter, Kids Are All Right Scores Ineligible...

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Bad news for those of you who loved the music in The Fighter, Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right, and True Grit. All four films have been disqualified for next year's Academy Awards. According to Variety, the scores are victims of a little technicality that deems them slightly unoriginal, and when it comes to the Oscars a little can mean a...

Interview: David O. Russell For The Fighter

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The country awaits with bated breath for this weekend's Paramount Pictures release, The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as Micky and Dicky Ward. Predicted to sweep awards season, the movie offers far more than your average boxing flick, and should please both commercial and critical audiences. We were fortunate enough to sit down with the film's...

The Fighter: Movie Review

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Get ready to be be impressed by director David O. Russell and producer Mark Wahlberg's cinematic experience The Fighter. Not only does this film boost an amazing true story but it also contains some of the best supporting roles of the year by all Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Amy Adams. It's stunning. Find out why below...

Mark Wahlberg And Christian Bale Talk The Fighter

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The magnitude of the five year development fiasco that preceded the green light for this weekend's fanatically anticipated release, The Fighter (directed by David O. Russell), seems unparalleled. Based on the life and career of the legendary "Irish" Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter offers far more than your average boxing flick. For those of you...

3 Movie Clips From David O. Russell's The Fighter

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This holiday season get ready to see someone get their teeth knocked out and we're not talking about that drunk uncle who always ruins family gatherings. We're referring to David O. Russell's latest film The Fighter which will be hitting theaters. It's a boxing drama that stars Mark Wahlberg as the fighter in question and Christian Bale as his trainer and brother....

Early Reviews of The Fighter from AFI Fest

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Last night David O. Russell's The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams had it's first ever screening at AFI Festival. The secret screening was only announced yesterday morning and over 100 people were turned away at the door. The star and producer of the film Mark Wahlberg was there to introduce the film and he told the audience...

Secret Screening of 'The Fighter' at AFI

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Lucky us! Well some of us! If you're in the LA area you can be one of the first to screen the new drama starring Mark Wahlberg alongside the stellar supporting cast of Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams, in The Fighter. AFI Fest just announced today that they will be screening the film from director David O. Russell for festival attendees tonight at 9:30 p.m....

New Trailer for David O. Russell's The Fighter

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A new trailer has been released for David O. Russell's upcoming film The Fighter. It's a sports drama that takes place inside the world of boxing with Mark Wahlberg in the lead role. It also features Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams, so the film has more than enough talent to catch the attention of Oscar voters this awards season. Check out the new trailer...

2010 Oscar Picks (Based on Their Trailers)

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Fall is officially in full swing, and that means that all the major movie studios are celebrating the season by releasing their Oscar-bait projects. These are the pictures that feature less “badass action” and more “sensitive, nuanced performances by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sean Penn.” So, rather than reviewing all of these films individually, we decided to do what any dedicated...

The Fighter Trailer - Mark Wahlberg Delivers a Knockout

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The first trailer has been released for David O Russell's sports drama, The Fighter. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as the title character, Christian Bale as his cracked out brother/training partner, Melissa Leo as their white trash mom, and Amy Adams as the round away girl. All that plus some good fight sequences make up the trailer, take a look...

The Fighter Behind The Scenes Video

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The thought of a behind the scenes video from the set of a David O. Russell film strikes fear into our hearts. We know what can happen when candid footage from his films is found and released on the net (are you doing OK Lily Tomlin?). This time he might not press his luck because Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale are his lead actors and those two are known to have a short...