Set against the action-packed world of Mixed Martial Arts, NEVER BACK DOWN is the story of Jake Tyler, a tough kid who leads with his fists, and, often, with his heart. Jake Tyler, played by Sean Faris (Yours, Mine and Ours), is the new kid in town with a troubled past. He has recently moved to Orlando, Florida with his family who has relocated to support his younger brother’s shot at a professional tennis career. Jake was a star athlete on the football team at home, but in this new city he is an outsider with a reputation for being a quick tempered brawler.
Making an attempt to fit in, and at the invitation of a flirtatious classmate, Baja, played by Amber Heard (Hidden Palms, Alpha Dog), Jake goes to a party where he is unwittingly pulled into a fight with a bully named Ryan McCarthy, played by Cam Gigandet (The O.C., Who’s Your Caddy?). While he is defeated and humiliated in the fight, a classmate introduces himself to Jake and tells him about the sport known as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). He sees a star in Jake and asks that he meet with his mentor, Jean Roqua, played by Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America).
It is immediately apparent to Jake that MMA is not street fighting, but rather an art form he wants to master. Roqua will take Jake under his wing, but it is up to Jake to find the patience, discipline, willingness and reason within him to succeed. For Jake, there is much more at stake than mere victory. His decision will not just settle a score; it will define who he is.
It does look so cool in the trailer just like all the fighting action movies which I’m sure you have seen it at least once. But I gotta warn you, if you’re huge MMA fan, you might get pissed. Well it’s because you know MMA is nothing like what you see in this film. It looks more like a bunch of kids fighting on the street for some stupid reasons. However, I positively think that the film mainly wants to show you the fact of the teenage life today.
Watch it just for fun. And I’m quite sure many people will like it!
That’s right! This is another boxing film that you should not miss. Resurrecting the Champ was made based on a true story that was based on a lie. The film was nominated for Best Performance in Feature Film- Young Actor Age Ten or Younger, a little boy Dakota Goyo.
I’m quite sure that you will like it since most of the people who did also like it a lot. I read a few viewer comments and one said the film is an extraordinary motion picture. The writing was good. The characterization and the dramatic construction are the best. And the main actors, Josh Hartnett and Sam Jackson did a really great performance in the movie. However the story doesn’t quite set out what it tries to carry out its great true story. But I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t affect your judgment of liking the movie that much.
Story: A prevailing sports reporter saves a homeless guy (”Champ”) and discovers that he is actually a great boxing legend who was believed to have long dead. What begins as a chance to raise from the dead Champ’s story and run away from the shadow of his father’s accomplishment becomes his own journey as the ambitious and motivated reporter reexamines his own life and his family relationship.
Directed and produced by Rod Lurie
Casts: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett and Kathryn Morris
I really suggest you to check this movie out now because you will love it. First, go see the true story that made this film happen at www.resurrectingthechamp.com. Hope you like it!
MuayThaiArt is back with another movie review. And of course it’s gotta be all about boxing. Lately there are not so many boxing movie produced, however there are quite a lot in the past or only a few in each year.
The City for Conquest, directed by Anatole Litvak, is a classic boxing film from 1940. The performance of the actors is outstandingly great.
Casts: James Cagney as Danny Kenny
Ann Sheridan as Peggy Nash
Frank Craven as Old Timer
Donald Crisp as Scotty MacPherson and more
Story: Danny Kenny, a truck driver, joins “the fight game” and his girlfriend, Peggy Nash. Danny is successful in the ring and give his money to pay for his brother’s, Eddie, musical career. At the meantime Peggy becomes a dancer refusing to marry Danny, so Danny moves on by continuing his fighting career. He was blinded by rosin dust that was placed on the boxing gloves of his opponent during the fight. His manager funds a newsstand for the semi-blind Danny.
At the end, his brother becomes a very successful music composer and dedicates a symphony to his brother. Danny gets to listen to the concert through a radio from his stand. And his girl, Peggy, returns to him at the stand where they are back together again.
This is a boxing review by MuayThaiArt.com! Today we’ll take you back to the past to 1942 to be specific. And of course it’s going to be good. It’s a true story of Jim Corbett who became the foremost Heavyweight champ of the world under the fresh Marquis of Queensberry regulations.
Director: Raoul Walsh
Casts: Errol Flynn as James J. Corbett or Gentleman Jim, Alexis Smith as Victoria Ware, Alan Hale as Pat Corbett, James’ brother and Ward Bond as John L. Sullivan, his enemy.
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Plot: Boxing was considered illegal and disreputable in 1880’s in San Francisco. The members of the prestigious Olympic Club promised to make this sport accepted by everyone or make it become a Gentleman’s sport. They support Irish-American Jim Corbett, a bank clerk to be a fighter under the fresh Marquis of Queensbury rules. In the final he finds himself fighting against his own idol, John L. Sullivan.
And right now you can get the DVD in any store or in Blockbuster now. So don’t miss this, a true story of a boxing legend James J. Corbett.
See you next time with the next great movie with Boxing!
Welcome to the blog! I’m here today to show you another great boxing film. For you information, boxing movies are the only sport related movies that have won so many awards. And you don’t want to miss all the good stuff.
Fighting Tommy Riley, directed by Eddie O’Flaherty and written by J.P. Davis, is a story about a getting old trainer, Marty Goldberg who has been suffering with the work that’s not right for him and searching for a way out until one day he found Tommy, a young man with raw talent but also has destructive behavior who can help him out. The two finally work together and gain what the two have been looking for, the value and the sensation of living.
To see the trailer, you can go to http://fightingtommyriley.com/trailer.html or YouTube.
A lot of people like this movie and of course some might not. I would have to say that if you like the Million Dollar Baby, you might like this one too. It’s just this is a gay version of it, I think.
However, the performances were pretty good. This might not be the best boxing movie ever, but all the casts did a really great job, especially Eddie Jones who played the trainer. He did make a lot of people who have watched it speechless.
So check out this film. But hey don’t come back and say that I didn’t warn you this is quite a gay movie. I’m making this really clear here ok? Marty, the trainer is gay. Just him, not the boxer. So don’t see it if you are sure that you wouldn’t appreciate it for sure. But the movie is really good and quite emotional tho’. I don’t want you to just miss this opportunity. Why don’t you give it a try?