Tag Archives: The Wrestler

The top 10 sports movies

The top 10 sports movies. By Simon Miraudo. The general consensus is that movie critics aren’t the biggest sports fans in the world, what with them spending most of their time indoors, on the couch, and living vicariously through their screen idols. But then, that’s exactly what most sports fans do too! Though this writer […]

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The Wrestler’s spiritual sequel Big Fan gets a trailer!

source: traileraddict.com One of my favourite films of 2008 was Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, and I’m sure I’m not alone in my adoration of that film’s melancholic tribute to male machismo. Therefore, I know you’ll all be excited for the trailer to The Wrestler’s spiritual sequel Big Fan. Written and directed by Wrestler-scribe Robert D. […]

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The Wrestler cleans up at Independent Spirit Awards

source: spiritawards.com The best of independent cinema was celebrated at the Spirit Awards last night, where The Wrestler was named the Best Feature of the Year. The Wrestler beat Rachel Getting Married, Ballast, Frozen River and Wendy and Lucy to claim the top prize. Mickey Rourke also trumped Sean Penn (once again) to pick up […]

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"Can you smell what the Rourke is cooking?" Mickey Rourke hits Wrestlemania

source: youtube.com UPDATE – Rourke’s publicist has denied that he will attend Wrestlemania, despite having been officially invited. Boo! On the red carpet for last weekend’s SAG awards, Mickey Rourke revealed that he has accepted an offer from WWE Emperor Vince McMahon to appear at Wrestlemania 25. The former teen heart throb has returned to […]

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OSCAR WATCH – We predict the nominees!

The announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees are just 30 hours away, at which time the most respected films of 2008 will be revealed, and the shroud of mystery will be lifted from Hollywood’s most coveted prize – a naked gold man. I know, the Oscar’s don’t really mean anything. After all, who’s to say […]

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The sacrificial ram – The Wrestler review

The Wrestler – Starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Rated MA for strong violence, drug use, sex scene; coarse language. 109 mins. Darren Aronofsky doesn’t make things easy for his audience. His breakout film Requiem for a Dream is possibly the most distressing American film ever made. His […]

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OSCAR WATCH – Pre Christmas predictions

No matter how many you love, there can only be one. Welcome, to Oscar Watch.They’re coming. You can’t stop it. The highs, the lows, the unnecessary competition. On Boxing Day, the Academy will have nomination ballots mailed to them, and on January 22nd, the five contenders in each category will be announced. So with less […]

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Bruce Springsteen and Clint Eastwood in an Oscar battle royale to the death!

source: incontention.com Last week I had all but decided (and it is my decision) that Clint Eastwood would be walking home with the Best Original Song Oscar for his raspy piano ballad Gran Torino. Of course, that was until I heard the full version of Bruce Springsteen‘s track for Darren Aronofsky‘s film The Wrestler. I […]

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The wrestler trailer debut – The real Oscar underdog emerges

source: traileraddict.com After months of hearing how amazing Darren Aronofsky‘s The Wrestler is, we’ve finally been given a trailer to confirm the hype. Mickey Rourke stars as Randy ‘Ram’ Robinson, a professional wrestler from the eighties who has fallen on tough times. When a heart attack sends him out of the game for good, he […]

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