ONLY GOD FORGIVES

12/6/2013

 

More nastiness from director Nicolas Winding Refn. It's painful to watch Ryan Gosling sleepwalk through this horrible mess. High camp: pure crap. No no no.

 
 
Great boxing film noir staring John Garfield. Innovative fight photography. Must see!
 

REEL STEEL

2/3/2012

 
Robot boxing, Hugh Jackman: yes!
http://steelgetsreal.com/
 

WARRIOR

1/6/2012

 
Great poster, mediocre movie. The mixed martial arts fight scenes are good. Love Nick Nolte, but the family turmoil feels manufactured, and I didn't fall in love with any of the characters.
 
 
HBO Boxing: great fight!

http://www.hbo.com/boxing/index.html
 

IP MAN 2

4/24/2011

 
Sammo Hung got his meaty hands into this one and gives Donnie Yen a worthy opponent / partner in the continuing Chinese struggle for respect: this time it's against the "foreign devils" British occupiers and their western boxing style. Not as satisfying as the first Ip Man, but worth a viewing for the many thrilling fight scenes. Ip Man 2 contains more boxing than The Fighter!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Ip_Man_2/70137753?trkid=496624#height1269
Official Site: http://www.ipman2movie-us.com/
 

THE FIGHTER

3/21/2011

 
More of a Bromance than a Boxing Film. There's only one brief fight in the first hour! Yes, the boxing is HBO quality, and the performances are great, but not enough boxing!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_Fighter/70113534?trkid=496624#height1938
Official site: http://www.thefightermovie.com/