Posts tagged "the fighter"

Melissa Leo Runs Own “For Your Consideration” Ads. But Will It Ruin Her Oscar Chances?

Melissa Leo was uh-maze-zing in "The Fighter" as a mother/manager who sticks by her former-wrestler son even when it's pretty clear that he's a junkie who screws up everything. Leo won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress for the performance. But I guess she's a little nervous about the Oscars? Apparently,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / February 11, 2011

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

"I couldn't get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter'] is about action, it's about boxing, so a man has to direct it. ... But they let a man direct 'Sex and the City' or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 1, 2011

Christian Bale Really Wanted To Do His Own Stunts In “The Fighter”

"I just got up there and I went, 'I'm jumping' ... I've jumped from three-story buildings in my own life after bad parties and stuff. The insurance came around ... and they were just begging me not to." —Christian Bale says he was annoyed that he wasn't allowed to do his own stunts in "The…

By: Kate Torgovnick/ / January 18, 2011

Trailer Park: “The Fighter,” “The Tourist,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” And “The Tempest”

This week's movies are like that period in music when bands all started putting "The" in front of a noun and making that the name of their band. I guess it sounds like more of a declaration or something. Or a claiming of whatever particular noun. Whatever it is, it's pissing me off. Just kidding.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2010