By gqlshare | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: February 21, 2019 at 9:33 am | UPDATED: February 21, 2019 at 9:33 am Two of the most promising releases this week center on sibling athletes grappling with challenging situations. Here’s your movie rundown: Fans of the Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, will want to check out “Fighting With My Family.” The charismatic and highly likeable actor/wrestler serves as producer for this based-on-a-true story comedy/drama. It’s about the strong connection between a sister and a brother and how that gets tested to the limit as both pursue careers as professional wrestlers. It’s based on the career of WWE star Saraya-Jade Bevis, aka Paige. The Rock pops up for a cameo in this Sundance Film Festival crowd pleaser. Critics really went to the mat over the performance from Florence Pugh (“Lady Macbeth). In “Run the Race,” two brothers rely on their bond and sense of faith to persevere over adversity. … [Read more...] about Weekend movie guide: Dwayne Johnson brings ‘Wrestling With my Family’
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"Fighting With My Family" - ★ ★ ★ Even the most eccentric passions of working-class England -- long a favored reservoir of feel-good underdog tales -- have seldom featured as much spandex as "Fighting With My Family." Patrick "Rowdy Ricky Knight" Bevis (Nick Frost) and Julia "Sweet Saraya" Bevis (Lena Headey) are your average parents, raising a couple of tykes in Norwich, England, to stand up for themselves, work together, and, you know, maintain a firm choke hold. Collectively they worship at the altar of "Macho Man" Randy Savage; they believe in body slams the way other families preach a heathy breakfast."Fighting With My Family," the solo writing-directing debut of Stephen Merchant ("The Office"), is based on a true story and a colorful documentary. Saraya-Jade (Florence Pugh) and her older brother, Zak (Jack Lowden), have been bred by their WWE-obsessed parents to leg-drop and pile-drive. They each aspire to the big time while ardently participating in their … [Read more...] about Movie review: Charm wins out in funny fact-based comedy ‘Fighting With My Family’
The final trailer has been released for director Stephen Merchant's wrestling biopic Fighting with My Family. Starring Florence Pugh as real-life WWE entertainer Paige, the movie tells the true story of one woman's rise to international wrestling stardom while juggling the the relationships in her own family. When Paige and her brother Zak (Jack Lowden) receive the call to try out for WWE, both are ecstatic. Unfortunately for the family, only Paige gets a contract offer from the company, and she is forced to leave her brother behind. On her own, Paige brings honor to her family of wrestlers by becoming one of the most popular women's division wrestlers in the company's history. In addition to executive producing, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson appears as himself in the movie. He has a very prominent role, as he was a big part of Paige's success in real life. Some other notable names are featured in the cast list as well, including Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) as Paige's mother Julia "Sweet … [Read more...] about Final Fighting with My Family Trailer Goes the Distance with WWE Superstar Paige
Park City • The biggest movie star in Hollywood — in terms of box-office appeal and upper-body strength — would normally look out of place among the independent, non-mainstream artists who show their works at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. But Sundance also likes stories about underdogs, and the movie Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson came to Park City to promote late Monday night is definitely one of those. Johnson was in attendance at The Ray Theatre in Park City for the world premiere of “Fighting With My Family,” a comedy based on the true story of Saraya-Jade Bevis, known to the world as Paige, the English pro wrestler who went from her family’s ramshackle wrestling circuit to becoming the youngest woman ever to win the WWE’s Divas Championship. Johnson, who is one of the movie’s producers and appears in it as himself, learned about Paige’s story in 2012 while shooting the sixth installment of the “Fast … [Read more...] about An English wrestler became the youngest woman to win WWE’s Divas Championship. Star Dwayne Johnson came to Sundance to promote a comedy about her life.
By Bob Strauss | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: December 26, 2018 at 10:03 am | UPDATED: December 26, 2018 at 10:04 am Before we get into the most obvious thing about the upcoming movies for 2019 – which is, Marvel is going to make a lot of money, again – can we first look forward to some great filmmakers who’ll be doing exactly what they want to do? Like Martin Scorsese, whose Netflix-backed “The Irishman” reunites our greatest living filmmaker with old cronies Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel, and tosses Al Pacino into the bargain. It’s a mob epic that spans decades, with a lot of digital de-aging, at a price tag that’s been estimated somewhere between $140 and $175 million. Or Quentin Tarantino, who will apply his always distinctive, film-geek sensibility to that most notorious of showbiz-adjacent crimes, the Manson Murders. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” boasts its own superstar cast of Brad Pitt, Leonardo … [Read more...] about 2019 movie preview: Marvel looms large, but look who else is prepping releases