Director Gavin O'Connor Talks About "WARRIOR!" 

“Warrior” is a brilliant, heartfelt movie about the world of Mixed Martial Arts told from the battling points of view of two estranged brothers played by Tom Hardy (Tommy Conlon) and Joel Edgerton (Brendan Conlon).

I cried buckets watching this emotionally intense movie! Director Gavin O’Connor (“Miracle,” “Pride and Glory”) created a brilliant film about the hard road to redemption. Who knew MMA would make you cry?

In this interview, we talked abou:

*** What made him write and direct “Warrior?”
*** Nick Nolte’s character, and his habit of listening to the audio book of Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick?”
*** It’s a movie for boys and girl, and everyone in between! HA!


Here's more on "Warrior" from Lionsgate:

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

Genres: Action/Adventure and Drama Running Time: 2 hr. 19 min. Release Date: September 9th, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Distributors:

Cast and Credits

Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Produced by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor

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Win Exclusive Prizes From My Favorite Movie of the Summer -- "HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 2!" Relive the Magic Again! 

Since “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” is my No. 1 favorite movie of the summer, we are giving away exclusive prizes from the movie…again! Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures, relive the saga of the boy who lived with these fun prizes!

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Top 10 Best Movies of Summer 2011! We Also Have the Worst, and the Best Performances! Check Out the Good, the Bad, the Ugly of Summer at the Movies! 

The arrival of Labor Day weekend signals the end of our summer at the movies. We are now officially saying goodbye to a season of blockbusters. Let’s take a look back at the best movies Hollywood had to offer last summer. Here’s my list of the Top 10 Best Movies of Summer 2011.

*** Click Read More for the complete Top 10 Best Movies of Summer 2011, plus Best Performances, AND THE WORST FILMS! Read More...

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I Can't Wait for "The Hunger Games!" Check Out the Teaser/Trailer!  

You guys watch this movie okay? So we can see the fantastic second and third installment of the film versions of the books written by Suzanne Collins such as "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay." "The Hunger Games" was, of course, the first of the series, and will open nationwide March 23rd of next year. So save the date!

Here's more info on "The Hunger Games" from Yahoo:

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which "Tributes" must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she's ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Logline: In a future America, young boys and girls are forced to participate in a televised battle to the death.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Kids/Family, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Adaptation
Release Date: March 23rd, 2012 (wide)
Distributors: Lionsgate
Production Co.: Color Force, Larger Than Life Productions
Studios: Lionsgate
Filming Locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Georgia, USA
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Dayo Okeniyi, Amandla Stenberg
Directed by: Gary Ross
Produced by: Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik, Bryan Unkeless

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Is Steven Soderbergh Quitting Hollywood to Become a Painter? 

Say it isn't so! Steven Soderbergh, one of the few contemporary Hollywood directors who can make art films and blockbusters (sometimes together) simultaneously, is thinking of quitting Hollywood for good to be an artist! A painter! In the mold of the abstract painter Agnes Martin!

This rumor leaked out earlier this year which Soderbergh said had gotten "blown out of proportion" and blamed actor/pal Matt Damon (apparently, he couldn't keep a secret!). But according to the Huffington Post by way of a New York Times article:

...the 48-year-old director spoke plainly about his intention to take up the brush. "I'm interested in exploring another art form while I have the time and ability to do so," he told the paper. "I'll be the first person to say if I can't be any good at it and run out of money I'll be back making another 'Ocean's' movie."

Yeah, but Soderbergh is a very creative person and those folks need release for their talent other than what they're doing now, ala James Franco right?

Soderbergh has already taken up painting and even showcased his work to the New York Times. So I hope, Soderbergh is just finding another outlet for his boundless creativity and NOT quit filmmaking 'cause he's really, really good at it!

These rumors have a way of spreading like virus! Oh, speaking of virus, Soderbergh's latest opus (Starring Damon, HA!) about the global spread of a flulike virus opens nationwide next Friday, Sept. 9th.

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