Tag Archives: Boxing

TEAM KHAN (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About British Professional Boxer Amir Khan…

Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan
Team Khan (2018), Amir Khan

Filmed over two years, Team khan is a new Fly-on-the-wall documentary about British professional boxer Amir Khan.

Directed Oliver Clark and Blair Macdonald the film follows Khan and his team in their quest to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., the best boxer on the planet…

If I followed the sport of boxing, I’d already know how this film ends. Since I  don’t, I’m therefore drawn to this one for insight into the life of a boxer and how the sport affects the athlete and people closest to him.

Team Khan Release Dates: November 12th, 2018 (UK); November 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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BLEED FOR THIS (2016): New Trailer Starring Miles Teller & Aaron Eckhart…

Bleed For This (2016), Miles Teller as Vinnie Pazienza
Bleed For This (2016), Miles Teller as Vinnie Pazienza

Starring Miles Teller as World Champion Boxer Vinnie Pazienza, Bleed For This is the true story of an athlete’s extraordinary comeback following a major setback…

Directed by Ben Younger, the reason’s I’ll be tuning into this one include the inspiring story and Miles Teller’s Talents. The man is great in Whiplash (2014).

Bleed For This Release Dates: November 21st, 2016 (US)…

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BACK IN THE DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring William DeMeo, Michael Madsen & Alec Baldwin

Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo
Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo

For all fans of boxing movies, here comes another one…

This trailer isn’t perfect but I’m interested in the fighter’s story. More so than the actual fight sequences. The fighter, Anthony is played by Christian DeMeo (young Anthony) and William Demeo. When Young Anthony’s parents are no longer in the picture, how will the relationship between him and the mob boss that has taken him under his wing play out?  I’m hoping this movie may just be better than the trailer may suggest.

Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin and Mike Mike Tyson also star.

Back In The Day Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US)…

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CREED (2015): For The Story & Performances By Michael B. Jordan & Sylvester Stallone

Creed (2015) Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan
Creed (2015) Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan

Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson, Creed is more than I expected. Having never seen any of the previous Rocky movies, I was imagining plenty of fighting footage for at least one third of the time. Luckily, as a lover/ non-fighter, I’m glad to say that this isn’t the case.

What I love most about Creed is the way it seems to focus on the stories of the main characters and their relationships with each other, more so than on actual boxing. Nevertheless, Creed is still very much a boxing movie and fans of the sport, especially fans of the Rocky movies will have a good time.

I tuned in because the I liked the trailer. Also, I’m just someone who never seems to tire of well told  stories about pivotal life decisions. Especially when the stories are about people choosing to do what is in their heart over what is expected / comfortable. Creed which is written and directed by Ryan Coogler is a movie that captures what that journey can be like.

Watch it for the relatable themes of human experience, choreography of the main fight sequence, well paced editing and camera work.

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SOUTHPAW (2015): Nothing New But Good Performances All Round

Southpaw (2015), Jake Gyllenhaal
Southpaw (2015), Jake Gyllenhaal

Antoine Fuqua is the man in the director’s seat for Southpaw, the movie where Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Billy Hope, a successful boxer seeking redemption after an unbearable tragedy derails his life completely.

Gyllenhaal’s physical transformation is noticeably impressive but it comes second to everything he manages to achieve with his character’s emotional journey.

As you watch the movie, you may find yourself cursing testosterone for being the cause of at least one of the bad things that happens to Hope. However, what seems like an absence of good sense likely also plays a large part.

Overall, there’s nothing particularly surprising or refreshingly new in Southpaw. Though there is one key aspect of the plot that would have been a great surprise – had it not been revealed in the trailer months prior.

Watch Southpaw because you like the filmmaking team and you’re curious about the movie’s exploration of redemption, regret, second chances, starting over and of course, the sport of boxing.

Forrest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and Rachel McAdams also star.

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CREED (2015): New Trailer For Michael B. jordan & Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Spin-Off

Creed (2015), Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan
Creed (2015), Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan

I’m guessing that Rocky (1976) fans will be very excited right about now. The trailer for Creed (2015), the seventh Rocky film and spin-off from the Rocky film series just arrived and ‘promising’ is the word.

Starring Sylvester Stallone as former World Heavyweight Champion, Rocky Balboa, Creed sees Balboa serve as trainer and mentor to young boxer, Adonis Creed played by rising star, Michael B. Jordan.

Fans of the Rocky films will know that Adonis Creed is the son of the late Apollo Creed, a friend to Balboa as well as a former rival – all of which makes for an interesting dynamic between the two main characters.

I’m confessing to having never seen any of the Rocky movies. Yes, shock horror. However I am contemplating finally changing that fact just in time to watch this new release and also to keep FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) at bay.

Happy Creed 🙂

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