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Take Masaharu on Why Tokyo Opening Film ‘Underdog’ Had to Be so Tough

“Underdog,” the two-part boxing film that opens the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival, is the second movie on the subject by director Take Masaharu. The first, “100 Yen Love” in 2014 won the Japanese Cinema Splash Award at the 27th TIFF and was selected as Japan’s nominee for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Take […]

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Michael B. Jordan in Talks to Make Directorial Debut with ‘Creed 3’

Michael B. Jordan is reportedly in talks to not only star in, but also direct, the third installment in the “Creed” film series. The news was first reported by Deadline within the context of a larger story about the studio MGM, which produced and distributed “Creed II” in 2018, and produced “Creed” with Warner Bros. […]

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‘Rocky’ and ‘Legally Blonde’ in Concert Series Coming in 2021 (Exclusive)

“Rocky” and “Legally Blonde” are set to receive the “Films in Concert” treatment. Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and Tcg Entertainment have announced the tour series is set to begin in July 2021.Audiences around the world will be able to experience the anthems of “Rocky” and songs such as “We Could Still Belong Together” by Lisa […]

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Film News Roundup: Sylvester Stallone Documentary ’40 Years of Rocky’ to Premiere Digitally

In today’s film news roundup, “40 Years of Rocky” gets a release date, Pierce Brosnan’s “The King’s Daughter” finds a home and the 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival unveils its programming.Release DateVirgil Films has set a June 9 digital release date for the documentary “40 Years of Rocky,” which chronicles the behind-the-scenes journey of […]

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‘Rocky’ Documentary Narrated by Sylvester Stallone to Premiere On-Demand

The upcoming “Rocky” documentary narrated by franchise star Sylvester Stallone premieres on-demand on June 9.“40 Years of ‘Rocky:’ The Birth of a Classic,” written and produced by Derek Wayne Johnson, offers a deep-dive into the making of the original “Rocky” film as Stallone recalls his experiences working on the movie.The documentary’s official trailer, which is […]

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David Nichols, Visual Consultant on ‘Rocky,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ Dies at 78

David Nichols, a production designer and visual consultant on more than 20 films, such as “Rocky,” “Taxi Driver” and “Groundhog Day,” died on Wednesday in Taos, N.M., Variety has learned. He was 78.Nichols had a 30-year career in the film industry, serving as a production designer, art director, visual consultant, writer and actor at various […]

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