'The Fighter' Trailer Wants Your Oscar Vote

Win by Technical Derp-out. The trailer has dropped for David O. Russell's The Fighter starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams. Holy crap does this movie look like Oscar bait, and not necessarily in a bad way. The trailer alone had me quickly transitioning through a range of emotions. My work desk is currently covered in tears, blood, and Jujubes. I secreted the first two. The film follows boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid-1980s. It's just your average gu fighting the good fight to fight in the fighting ring, and of course in life. Also, check out Amy Adams as a take-no-sh*t bartender. Give her sass and she'll claw your eyes out. The Fighter steps into theaters December 10, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump... The Fighter Trailer - Watch more Movie Trailers

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Paramount aired a new trailer for David O. Russell's The Fighter last night during the season finale of"Mad Men." It's for all dem high brow smarts peoples out there who love a good underdog Oscar bait film. Saying this movie is Oscar bait isn't meant as a dig. I'm actually very excited to see it even though it's not the most groundbreaking take on a boxer movie. Everyone in the cast looks like they're on their game, especially Christian Bale who never fails to transform himself into a batsh*t crazy mess. I know nothing more about his performance than what I've seen in the trailer, but I'm calling his Supporting Actor nomination right now. The Academy loves it when actors lose weight and hair. Check out the trailer below. (Deadline)


Watch This Spike Jonze Approved ‘The Fighter’ Trailer

Director Spike Jonze really seriously for reals wants you to see his friend David O. Russell's The Fighter. He saw it and loved it, and doesn't think that the original studio trailer does it justice. Director Spike Jonze really seriously for reals wants you to see his friend David O. Russell's The Fighter. He saw it and loved it, and doesn't think that the original studio trailer does it justice. He even sent Peter over at /Film a letter regarding the matter: Hey Peter - Spike here. I’m writing on behalf of my friend David Russell, regarding his new movie The Fighter. Did you get a chance to see it yet? How insanely great is Christian Bale? Can you do me a favor and post this 2 minute trailer called “Pressure” on your site? The trailer that they put out originally makes the film feel a little generic and I just want to help David get the word out. I got to see it a few weeks ago, and I loved it, and if all you saw is the trailer that’s out, you might not know that it’s as interesting and strong as it is. Thanks for your help! Spike I was already looking forward to seeing The Fighter before watching the above trailer, and don't see how it differs that much from the original one. But hey, I'll do whatever I can to keep O. Russell from calling Spike a c*nt.


Cristoph Waltz, Tim Burton, And Amy Adams All Got Together To Get Us The 'Big Eyes' Trailer

It's regular people. TIM BURTON IS USING REGULAR PEOPLE! Did you ever think you'd see the day that Tim Burton released an original film about PEOPLE that didn't feature his wife or Johnny Depp? I know. It seems crazy to me, too, but this trailer for Big Eyes is proof. The film is based in reality, following Margaret Keane and her husband Walter (Adams and Waltz) as they hawked their large-eyed paintings of children to just about everyone who would buy them. And in doing so, started an adorable little San Francisco movement. The film seems pretty sweet, and is a welcome departure for Burton, who needs to come around to the fact that not every cinematic issue can be solved with pancake makeup.


Beastie Boys ‘Fight For Your Right’ Trailer Is Cameos And Little Else

All of 2004's hottest stars are out to shine in this cameo parade! The trailer for Fight for Your Right Revisited is out, and pretty much the only purpose it serves is verifying that there are a metric shit ton of celebrity cameos in the 30-minute film. For a full list of the actors involved, click on our earlier coverage of the film here. Strangely, despite the presence of so many comic actors, no one here really appears to be that funny at all. Except for Will Arnett who drops one of his best G.O.B. lines. It might not be original, but I don't care. It's G.O.B. And I love him. No plot points are revealed here, as my suspicion is that no plot exists for this film, so have fun identifying celebs and wondering why the Beasties didn't want more girls in their video.


Disney World’s Star Wars Land: Dream Ride!? - Movie Fights LIVE!

Movie Fights LIVE! Dan Murrell, Mike Carlson, and Amy Nicholson debate the following topics with judge Andy Signore for the week of 8/16: 0:35:46 FIGHT #1 – What Captain America: Civil War character should we be we most excited for? 0:47:08 FIGHT #2 – Is Colin Trevorrow a good choice for Directing Episode 9? If not, pitch a better option! 1:01:41 FIGHT # 3 – Fighters please design & pitch the ultimate Star Wars ride… 1:16:22 FIGHT #4 – What is the best “return” to a franchise? 1:29:45 FIGHT #5 – What’s the Best performance in a Quentin Tarantino Movie? 1:45:01 FIGHT #6 – REMATCH! What would make the best movie marathon? 2:02:16 SPEED ROUND!


'Goon' Trailer Teaches Us Hockey Is About Fighting And Little Else

Seann William Scott vs. Liev Schreiber. It's like the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, except no one asked for it. Judging by its trailer, the hockey comedy Goon looks to be a strange film. It's got all the hallmarks of comedy (slapstick, Stifler, Eugene Levy), but it doesn't appear to be funny. In its defense, it's not clear that the film is trying to be funny, either. What is it about hockey comedies that aren't funny? Slap Shot, Mystery, Alaska, and now this film. In any event, Goon tells the story of bouncer Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), who plays hockey as an enforcer, ruling the roost until he gets called up to the next league, where he's outclassed by the like of Liev Schreiber's Ross Rhea. They also drink a lot, and he sleeps with a girl that looks an awful lot like Zooey Deschanel, but isn't. This is a hard movie to peg. Check out the trailer and see if you can do a better job than I can.


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Avengers: Age of Ultron dominated the box office last weekend, but the real question is, did it live up to the hype? Amy Nicholson (LA Weekly Film Critic) Kristian Harloff (Schmoes Know) and Mike Carlson (Actor/Comedian) debate with host Andy Signore (Creator of Honest Trailers) over the following Movie Fights for the week of 5/1: 0:05:48  FIGHT 1 - Age of Ultron - Does it live up to the hype? 0:22:27  FIGHT 2 - Who gave the best performance in Age of Ultron? 0:37:16  FIGHT 3 - Best Marvel Cinematic Universe Director so far? 0:51:24  FIGHT 4 - Do we like Jared Leto's Joker pic? 0:58:17  FIGHT 5 - What franchise deserves its own day like Star Wars? 1:03:38  FIGHT 6 - What movie needs an all female spinoff movie? 1:15:22  FIGHT 7 - Speed Round Shave Time. Shave Money. Visit http://dollarshaveclub.com/moviefights to get high quality bathroom supplies delivered directly to your door at a fraction of the price. Get Screen Junkies Gear!??http://bit.ly/SJMerch Download the audio version on iTunes! at our NEW RSS Feed ??http://brk.cm/MovieFightsPodcast


Dave Grohl And Foo Fighters Give Us A 5-Minute Teaser For 'Sonic Highways' On HBO

All signs point to "awesome." If you're going to make a series about the life of a rock n' roll band these days, Foo Fighters are a pretty good candidate for a subject. The band is arguably the most popular pure rock band in the world, and lead singer Dave Grohl has both a storied past and a very good on-screen presence. With those weapons in their arsenal HBO and Grohl bring us a longgggggg trailer for Sonic Highways, the documentary of the Foo Fighters recording eight songs in eight cities for an album of the same name. Each episode brings us a new city and a new song. Pretty good idea for a documentary series. In the band's travels, they converse with local talent such as Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Chuck D, LL Cool J, Mike D, Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Gary Clark Jr. and Joan Jett. The trailer looks like the network and Grohl got it right. Take a look.