Category: Movies


UFC star Quinton “Rampage” Jackson hasn’t been successful in the fighting business lately, but luckily he has another gig that’s working out for him nicely.

The fighter co-stars in the movie “The A-Team” which has been well-received by the public, drawing a rating of 7.4 based on upwards of 20,000 votes on IMDB.com.

“The A-Team” hit theaters on June 11, in the States at least. As to explain why they were in Madrid promoting the movie, I’m guessing it had a later release date in Spain.

Rampage (far right) looks a little out of it in this scene, but I’m sure he did a somewhat decent job in the movie. His mohawk does contrast nicely with the explosion in the background, so he’s got that going for him.

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MMA legend Randy Couture has shifted from mixed martial arts to acting, co-starring in the upcoming movie “The Expendables.”

Couture is also a former marine, serving from 1982-1988, so he jumped at the opportunity to show Marines stationed at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base in San Diego a pre-screening of his upcoming film.

Other co-stars such as Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis were present as well, and signed autographs for the crowd.

Here is the trailer for the movie, which looks like it could be the next big-time action flick. Judging from the cast, I don’t know how this film could go wrong.

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The newest sports movie to hit the pre-production stage, titled Moneyball, is a story that tracks the Oakland A’s baseball team and its unconventional general manager Billy Beane, played by none other than Brad Pitt.

Beane is infamously known for using computer-generated analysis of statistics to draft players, which brought the A’s organization success both on and off the field.

The script was rewritten by Steven Soderbergh in an attempt to include more authentic scenes. Darryl Strawberry and Lenny Dykstra will both be making appearances in the movie.

The film also stars Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. They have begun shooting scenes of real day and night games at the coliseum to include in the movie.

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Alex Rodriguez has been romantically linked to the likes of Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, and now the roidhead Yankees slugger will attempt to move into the movie genre himself.

A-Rod is well-accustomed to the spotlight playing for the world champion Yankees, so it should be an easy transition from Yankee Stadium to the big screen.

Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Woody Harrelson, and Andy Samberg are also set to star in the film, titled “Friends with Benefits,” so it looks like A-Rod will hit the ground running.

It is rumored that he will play himself in the movie, but his actual role has yet to be announced. My guess would be Rodriguez plays the “friend” whose “benefit” is the provision of steroids, for whatever reason. Brilliant plot line, right?

Pat Tillman, a safety for Arizona State University, was selected with the 226th pick in the 1998 draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Normally a player drafted 226th overall is just trying to compete for a roster spot, much less a multi-million dollar contract.

Tillman defied the odds and became a star in the NFL, accumulating 344 tackles over the first four years of his career. Things were looking ever-so bright for the local hero, but then tragedy struck.

September 11, 2001, was a date that changed the world as we knew it forever. This also happened to be Tillman’s contract year, and while most players would have their thoughts set on cashing in on a big contract, he had his mind elsewhere.

Tillman was offered a 3.6 million dollar contract by the Cardinals, a well-deserved amount for the time and dedication he had put in on the football field.

But in a time of crisis like 9/11, the U.S. military needed help and support more than ever. Tillman decided his loyalty to his country was more important than his love for the game of football, and turned down the 3.6 million dollar deal in favor of a stint with the military.

On April 22, 2004, it was reported that Tillman was killed in action by the Taliban, but later evidence surfaced that the cause of death was friendly fire, with speculation that the government covered up Tillman’s death.

I don’t know a lot of details so I will stop there, but a new movie titled The Tillman Story will hit theaters August 20. The documentary focuses on Tillman’s family trying to uncover what really happened to Pat Tillman, and looks to be very entertaining. Watch the trailer below.


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You’ve already seen the Mavericks’ Caron Butler try his hand, err head, at a commercial parody, and now it’s the Mavs’ rookie Frenchman Rodrigue Beaubois’ turn.

When it comes to sports movies, it’s hard to find a better feel-good story than the classic college football film Rudy. Now Roddy takes the place of Rudy on the field for Notre Dame.

I’m not sure if this is a form of hazing or not, because Rudy isn’t exactly the guy an athlete wants to be compared to. Gotta love the chanting and the sudden facial changes throughout the video, especially when he’s rushing the quarterback.

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The film is about the demise of the 1980’s Lakers, and is titled “Showtime” at the moment.

Al Pacino will make a near-perfect Pat Riley. They look identical and both go about their business with great intensity. The news comes shortly after it was announced that Robert De Niro will star as Vince Lombardi in ESPN’s first big screen film.

According to Flicksided.com the movie could play out Riley’s move to New York and Magic Johnson dealing with AIDS.

CGI will be used to make Pacino appear younger since the movie takes place in the 80’s. A search on IMDB.com didn’t reveal any details of the movie, but hopefully new information will arise shortly.