Posts Tagged ‘Forest Whitaker’

PFS Review – Southpaw


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By Andrea Selitto

Boxing has always been an excellent metaphor for life: at any moment, anyone can find themselves on the ropes, and at any moment, anyone can come back and win the fight. Southpaw is a film about both. Like all great boxing films, it is a tale about facing adversity and finding the strength to overcome life’s greatest challenges.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter and Richard Wenk, Southpaw follows boxer Billy “The Great” Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he struggles to find redemption both inside and outside of the ring. After the sudden, tragic death of his wife (Rachel McAdams), Hope finds himself caught in a downward spiral of grief and self-destruction that leads to him losing custody of his daughter (Oona Laurence) and facing the end of his boxing career. Abandoned by his manager and long-time friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) and demoralized by the loss of his family, Hope turns to trainer Tick Wills (Forest Whitaker) to help him turn his career, and his life, around.

So Bad It’s Good – Battlefield: Earth


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By Alexander Goodlive

It’s the year 3000. Intelligent life in the universe has been discovered, and they’ve taken over the world. Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

Unfortunately, this is not the beginning of Futurama. Instead, it’s the set-up for something unintentionally funny: A small rebel force of humans taking on an entire army of “intelligent” life from the planet Psychlo in the delightfully ridiculous Battlefield: Earth.