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Here is the first trailer for director Peter Segal’s (The Longest Yard) upcoming comedy Grudge Match. It’s Sylvester Stallone vs. Robert De Niro, Rocky Balboa vs. Jake La Motta, or movie reference vs. movie reference. I wish this was a drama, Stallone and De Niro could have easily pulled it off. Now we are getting a lukewarm dream movie at best. I assume Kevin Hart and Alan Arkin steal most of the scenes, so that’s promising.
The film also stars Jon Bernthal, Kim Basinger, and Camden Grey.
Grudge Match opens on Christmas Day, watch the trailer and read the full synopsis below:
Robert De Niro as an American war veteran. John Travolta as a Serbian war veteran with a funny beard. Both alone in the woods as they try to kill each other and settle old scores. Sold, or so you’d think. This trailer for Killing Season unfortunately doesn’t do much to sell the film. In fact if it weren’t for the cast, I’d be convinced that this was a direct-to-DVD affair. It doesn’t really offer up much reason as to why these actors even signed on. Who knows though, this could end up being a fun flick. Oh who am I kidding, it won’t.
Check out the trailer for yourself after the jump!
Robert De Niro is a great actor and has appeared in some of the greatest films ever. I think we can all agree on that. Unfortunately, we can also agree that his output of the last 15 years (with a few exceptions) has been pretty lackluster. It seems as though he’s just coasting along, acting with none of the fire we saw in his early films. That said, De Niro coasting is still better than a lot of actors at their best.
This trailer for Luc Besson’s new film, The Family, feels like it could go either way. The trailer is a bit confused as to what it wants to be, but there’s enough there to make me a little optimistic. The Tommy Lee Jones/Robert De Niro pair up in particular seems like it could be a lot of fun.
Here is the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Last Vegas. The film stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline as four old friends who decide to throw a bachelor party for Douglas’ character, the only one of them who has remained single.
We all said it was The Hangover for our dads, it looks like the studio isn’t afraid to admit it. That being said, it looks better than The Hangover. I like the lead actors, especially Douglas, so having them all together is just going to be fun.
The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, and Roger Bart. Last Vegas opens on November 1st.
That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed. Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture). Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.
The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:
The Italian Stallion, Sylvester Stallone vs. the Raging Bull, Robert De Niro…someone pinch me. Deadline reports that Grudge Match has finally been greenlit; the film follows two retired fighters who put on the gloves for one last bout.
The studio has Peter Segal (Tommy Boy) to direct and Doug Ellin (Entourage) writing so look for more of a sports comedy than a aging sports drama which I would hope for. Jake LaMotta vs. Rocky Balboa shouldn’t be taken lightly. Kevin Hart (The 40 Year Old Virgin) will play the match’s fight promoter who gets both boxers back in the ring.
FYI: Raging Bull was voted the third greatest sports movie of all time after Rocky and Bull Durham by ESPN.
Trailer For David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence
Here is the first trailer for Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell; it stars Bradley Cooper as Pat Peoples, a former teacher who leaves a mental institution after four years. He moves back in with his mother eventually meets a neighbor (Jennifer Lawrence) who’s also some mental issues.
The film has been adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name by Matthew Quick. It doesn’t feel like an O. Russell movie, which is fine by me. Cooper is getting better with each role he takes on; he did his best with the lame material in Limitless. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
The Internet Movie Database says it’s real, Variety says it’s real – but I don’t want to believe it. Raging Bull II is being directed by Martin Guigui, who seems to works with a lot of talent in movies that seem to disappear overnight (Beneath the Darkness, Changing Hearts). It’s a prequel/sequel to Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece Raging Bull, that’s a lot to live up to, I mean you wouldn’t make a sequel to Citizen Kane would you?
The film stars William Forsythe as the older Jake LaMotta, and Mojean Aria who plays the younger version of LaMotta (scenes that take place before Scorsese’s film). Forsythe is awesome and for me was memorable recently as Manny on Boardwalk Empire.
I don’t know what this movie will be or what kind of release it thinks it’s going to get, but they have me curious I’ll say that much.
Director Rodrigo Cortes (Buried) is back with Red Lights starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro. It looks promising enough, although De Niro could be phoning it in again, it’s hard to tell as he’s hardly in the trailer.
I’ve heard from several reviews that there is more to this movie than what is presented here in the trailer. They try and sell it as a supernatural thriller, but apparently there is more elementsto this movie. I guess we will find out when the movie opens March 2nd. Watch the trailer below:
RED LIGHTS starts out from the experiences of two rationalist scientists who dissect phenomena from the metapsychic world, and the clash of forces with a world famous psychic they bring about. The past and the present of each the protagonists contain still unrevealed shadows, setting in train a dark story of growing tension, full of unexpected twists and turns.
Here is the trailer for Being Flynn starring Robert De Niro, it’s an adaptation of the Nick Flynn memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. The film was directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie) and also stars Paul Dano, Olivia Thirlby, Dale Dickey, Lili Taylor, and Julianne Moore. It looks like De Niro finally has a good movie under his belt after so many poor choices as of late.
It tells the story of a young writer, Nick (Paul Dano), who takes a job at a homeless shelter – where one night he discovers his long-absent father Jonathan (Robert De Niro) seeking a bed.
Check out the trailer below: