Southpaw ($70,649,279)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Southpaw ($70,649,279)

Post by WyldeMan on 3/27/2015, 9:52 am



Here is the result of Jake Gyllenhaal’s hard work transforming his body into Junior Middleweight champ Billy “The Great” Hope for Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw, the Kurt Sutter- and Richard Wenk-scripted pic that the Weinstein Company will release July 31. Gyllenhaal dropped jaws in November when the first photo from the movie was released, showing he had gained 15 pounds of pure muscle to leave his Nightcrawler character — for which he earned a Golden Globe nom — well in the rearview mirror.

The first trailer shows the effort will be worth it: The tale of a champ who loses everything in a personal tragedy and is forced to fight his way to redemption looks perfectly gritty and rough around the edges, hallmarks you’d expect from a Sutter (Sons Of Anarchy) and Fuqua (Training Day) tie-up. Then throw in a fully committed Gyllenhaal and co-stars Rachael McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris, Beau Knapp and Victor Ortiz. There’s also Miguel Gomez, who for me steals scenes in Guillermo del Toro’s FX vampire series The Strain.

Does this first look suggest Southpaw belongs in the ring with those great fighter movies like Raging Bull, The Boxer, The Fighter or The Hurricane?


Last edited by WyldeMan on 10/3/2015, 9:13 am; edited 2 times in total
avatar
WyldeMan
Admin

Posts : 14828
Join date : 2014-12-09
Age : 32
Location : West Coast

http://bdtv.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Southpaw ($70,649,279)

Post by WyldeMan on 3/27/2015, 9:56 am

Thank the film gods that Sutter didn't get his way when he wrote this movie for Eminem and instead he was relegated to the soundtrack. This looks like another fantastic performance from Gyllenhaal and I can't wait. However, that trailer as usual gave away far too much for the film for my liking.
avatar
WyldeMan
Admin

Posts : 14828
Join date : 2014-12-09
Age : 32
Location : West Coast

http://bdtv.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Southpaw ($70,649,279)

Post by ForeverBlu on 3/27/2015, 9:59 am

Jake's body is ON POINT!


This guy's career reinvention, has been stellar!
avatar
ForeverBlu

Posts : 3688
Join date : 2014-12-10
Age : 54
Location : NYC

Back to top Go down

Re: Southpaw ($70,649,279)

Post by WyldeMan on 10/3/2015, 9:12 am

‘Southpaw’ Gets Awards Season Re-Release

At the Cannes Film Festival in May, Harvey Weinstein vowed to get Jake Gyllenhaal an Oscar nomination for Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama “Southpaw” after the actor was shockingly passed over for a nod in last year’s “Nightcrawler.” It appears that wasn’t just lip service: The Weinstein Company announced Thursday that the film will be re-released on more than 300 screens tomorrow, Oct. 2.

The move gives the film a chance “to be seen by a more drama- and awards-focused fall audience,” according to the distributor. Added TWC President of Theatrical Distribution & Home Entertainment Erik Lomis, the re-release “gives more serious-minded audiences who may have missed it the first time around a chance to see a film that we feel is a very serious contender.”

It would be tough to make an impact with an earlier release in a category that is, as ever, very competitive. So a re-expansion helps. But slots appear to be sewn up for stars like Johnny Depp (“Black Mass”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”). Fox will be pushing the Leonardo DiCaprio cause for his work in “The Revenant” later this year, while Will Smith is said to be a stand-out possibility for his performance in “Concussion.” Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Steve Carell (“The Big Short”), Tom Hanks (“Bridge of Spies”), Michael Caine (“Youth”) and Matt Damon (“The Martian”) will also be in the thick of it.

It’s notable, too, that Weinstein doesn’t have a strong lead actor contender in the race. Samuel L. Jackson heads up Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight,” but could be lost in what is more of an ensemble film. “Carol,” meanwhile, does not feature a male lead, while Michael Fassbender’s “Macbeth” portrayal is likely to be sidelined by “Steve Jobs.”

For Gyllenhaal, he was often singled out even by critics who didn’t take to the movie. Variety‘s Justin Chang noted the actor’s “solid if strenuous transformation” in the film, which he deemed a “heavy-handed melodrama,” for example.
avatar
WyldeMan
Admin

Posts : 14828
Join date : 2014-12-09
Age : 32
Location : West Coast

http://bdtv.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Southpaw ($70,649,279)

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum