"Warrior" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Get? 


When you think of movies centered on the world of mixed martial arts, you expect a film that’s all blood, no glory. But the new flick “Warrior” changed that equation. Not only is it one of the best sports movies ever, it’s also one of the greatest films to come out this year.


Big credit goes to director and co-writer, Gavin O’Connor, the guy who gave us the 2004 hockey drama, “Miracle.” While that film was full of clichés, O’Connor was able to make an inspirational and rousing movie.

“Warrior” also has the same feel-good appeal as “Miracle,” but in order to get there, the audience must first be beaten up and battered around. Once you see the full story, you will be standing up and cheering for “Warrior.” Read More...

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The Iconic Nick Nolte Talks About "Warrior!" 


Meeting Nick Nolte, the cinema icon, was a real blessing! I enjoyed every minute I spent interviewing the acting legend. And let me tell you, he gave a fine, fine performance in “Warrior” as Paddy Conlon, the alcoholic father of the two dueling brothers played by Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to the movie
*** Working with Gavin O’Connor, who pursued him and played him their old voicemail exchange that sealed the deal
*** His knee surgery
*** How O’Connor found his main actors (Nolte said the director complained about not finding American actors for the part
*** His character’s penchant for listening to the audio book adaptation of Herman Mellville’s “Moby Dick”

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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:
Lionsgate

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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The Warriors Speak! Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Interview for "WARRIOR!" 


Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton make a perfect pair of dueling brothers who use the MMA cage to act out their aggressions, to battle their own personal demons, to find their own road to redemption.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted them to making “Warrior”
*** Their characters
*** Their passions

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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:
Lionsgate

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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The Fantastic Jennifer Morrison Talks About "Warrior!" 


I love the super-sweet and very real Jennifer Morrison. She effectively embodies Tess Conlon, the supportive wife of Brendan, played by Joel Edgerton. Morrison is the heart of the film.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her attraction to the project
*** Was she an MMA fan prior to making the movie?
*** Working with Joel Edgerton
*** Grown men will cry!
*** The movie is about “what you’re fighting for” so what is her passion right now? What does Jennifer Morrison fight for?

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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:
Lionsgate

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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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!

HAVE FUN!



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:
Lionsgate

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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