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Sep

Top 5 Soccer Movies Ever Made

Top 5 Soccer Movies Ever Made

Often, “sports movies” are spoken of as one collective genre. This is certainly a valid way to classify movies, but the truth is different sports have very different things to offer: they have their own histories, drama and excitement, and thrilling stories. So in looking to find the best movies not only of the sports genre in general, but for an individual sport, here’s our countdown of the five…

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18

Aug

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Box Set Giveaway Plus Deleted Scene

THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 Box Set Giveaway Plus Deleted Scene

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The Walking Dead‘ Season 5 will be back in just two months, and now the big bad blu-ray/dvd box set of Season 4 is about to hit, and two readers can get their hands on a copy thanks to our friends at Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can also just pre-order now too.

Comic-Con 2014 really got us amped up for the return when they unveiled that very intense trailer so I can’t wait to go back and…

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14

Aug

Latest story from http://movietvtechgeeks.com/gareth-thomas-james-haskell-open-closet-professional-sports/Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Open the Closet On Professional Sports 

Gareth Thomas has always been pretty outspoken on being himself both on and off the rugby field which is slowly becoming more common here in the U.S. Still, people here like to view their men in tight padded pants as high testosterone breeding machines, but thankfully, the courage of a few men coming out of the closet in the NFL (Michael Sam), NBA (Jason Collins) and a small handful of others will slowly turn the tide for people to realize that it’s not about what you do off the field, but what you do for your team and fans on it. That’s where it really counts.
The timing couldn’t be better for rugby stars Gareth Thomas and James Haskell to talk about closeted gays in the professional sports world after the recent Kordell Stewart‘s continual attempts to prove that he is straight. The first openly gay international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, joins current England international James Haskell in claiming many professionals in the sport hide their homosexuality, as they discuss work commencing on the Hollywood biopic on the Wales rugby legend’s life story.
Speaking on Sportlobster TV, Thomas, who won 100 caps for his country before taking part in Big Brother, confirmed pre-production has now begun on the movie and Oscar-nominated Mickey Rourke, who owns the rights to the film, will definitely play his part.


The majority of filming is set to take place in Wales, South Africa and France with rugby scenes being filmed separately to ensure they look convincing and Ellis Park in Johannesburg has been mooted as one of the main locations.
Thomas said:“Mickey has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the film and they are now starting pre-production. It’s been a crazy experience getting to know the Hollywood people and Mickey has had a lot of stick for his image in the past, but he’s been training really hard to play this role. He is the right person to play me as I wanted someone who cares about who I am, not someone who just wants to win an award.
“The rugby scenes are going to be filmed separately as most sport films are let down in the actual playing scenes. Invictus is a good example as it was terrible due to the fact the rugby wasn’t convincing so we’re going to be careful to get the action right.
“Filming this movie isn’t about the money – it is about acceptance in sport for everyone. The fact is that coming out that I was gay in a rugby environment meant I soon realised some people have a real problem. People take courage from my story in all walks of life and this is what is important. For me it’s just another medium for people to take inspiration from and that’s what is important to me.
“I’m not the only sports person to face issues – I met Martina Navratilova once and she said when she played at Wimbledon early in her career, just after she had publicly come out and many in the crowd actually sat on their hands when she came on court. However, she overcame these perceptions and became one of the most popular and successful players of all time, which is a powerful story I would like to see on film.”
When asked what his thoughts were on the questions raised about upcoming sporting events planned for countries where there are laws in place against homosexuality, such as the 2014 Russian Winter Olympics and 2022 Qatar World Cup, Thomas gave strong views: “If I was part of a squad going to these countries – I would go there as a gay man and be the best at what I was doing and prove that their laws can not stop me at being the best I can be in my sport. Athletes can’t have the power to make decisions as to whether to compete in countries where they tolerate homosexuality. They often only have one chance to be the best and they have worked so hard to get there that nothing should hold them back.
England and Wasps flanker, Haskell, supports these views and claims many rugby players are hiding their sexuality due to perceived stigma: “Statistically there must be gay rugby players out there but I don’t know of a single one. I feel bad anyone struggles to be true to who they are, as no one should have to live a lie.
“With Gareth – being gay was just a side story, as he was just a brilliant rugby player first and foremost. I don’t think most in rugby could care less whether a teammate was gay – but there are definitely boundaries where some who you call friends and teammates may look at you a different way if you come out. The fact a rugby player may say they prefer men to women does not mean it should have any relevance in sport. Certainly in rugby it is becoming more acceptable but, regardless of what people may say, there will always be preconceptions and stereotypes in the sport.”
Gareth Thomas announced he is gay in 2009, becoming one of the first openly homosexual male athletes in any major sports team in the world. That year Gareth was also voted the most influential gay person in the UK by topping the Pink List. Sportlobster TV is an online forum where fans can watch their sporting heroes discuss the topics they set at the sport social network.


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Latest story from http://movietvtechgeeks.com/gareth-thomas-james-haskell-open-closet-professional-sports/

Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Open the Closet On Professional Sports

 

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Gareth Thomas has always been pretty outspoken on being himself both on and off the rugby field which is slowly becoming more common here in the U.S. Still, people here like to view their men in tight padded pants as high testosterone breeding machines, but thankfully, the courage of a few men coming out of the closet in the NFL (Michael Sam), NBA (Jason Collins) and a small handful of others will slowly turn the tide for people to realize that it’s not about what you do off the field, but what you do for your team and fans on it. That’s where it really counts.

The timing couldn’t be better for rugby stars Gareth Thomas and James Haskell to talk about closeted gays in the professional sports world after the recent Kordell Stewart‘s continual attempts to prove that he is straight. The first openly gay international rugby player, Gareth Thomas, joins current England international James Haskell in claiming many professionals in the sport hide their homosexuality, as they discuss work commencing on the Hollywood biopic on the Wales rugby legend’s life story.

Speaking on Sportlobster TV, Thomas, who won 100 caps for his country before taking part in Big Brother, confirmed pre-production has now begun on the movie and Oscar-nominated Mickey Rourke, who owns the rights to the film, will definitely play his part.

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The majority of filming is set to take place in Wales, South Africa and France with rugby scenes being filmed separately to ensure they look convincing and Ellis Park in Johannesburg has been mooted as one of the main locations.

Thomas said:“Mickey has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to make the film and they are now starting pre-production. It’s been a crazy experience getting to know the Hollywood people and Mickey has had a lot of stick for his image in the past, but he’s been training really hard to play this role. He is the right person to play me as I wanted someone who cares about who I am, not someone who just wants to win an award.

“The rugby scenes are going to be filmed separately as most sport films are let down in the actual playing scenes. Invictus is a good example as it was terrible due to the fact the rugby wasn’t convincing so we’re going to be careful to get the action right.

“Filming this movie isn’t about the money – it is about acceptance in sport for everyone. The fact is that coming out that I was gay in a rugby environment meant I soon realised some people have a real problem. People take courage from my story in all walks of life and this is what is important. For me it’s just another medium for people to take inspiration from and that’s what is important to me.

“I’m not the only sports person to face issues – I met Martina Navratilova once and she said when she played at Wimbledon early in her career, just after she had publicly come out and many in the crowd actually sat on their hands when she came on court. However, she overcame these perceptions and became one of the most popular and successful players of all time, which is a powerful story I would like to see on film.”

When asked what his thoughts were on the questions raised about upcoming sporting events planned for countries where there are laws in place against homosexuality, such as the 2014 Russian Winter Olympics and 2022 Qatar World Cup, Thomas gave strong views: “If I was part of a squad going to these countries – I would go there as a gay man and be the best at what I was doing and prove that their laws can not stop me at being the best I can be in my sport. Athletes can’t have the power to make decisions as to whether to compete in countries where they tolerate homosexuality. They often only have one chance to be the best and they have worked so hard to get there that nothing should hold them back.

England and Wasps flanker, Haskell, supports these views and claims many rugby players are hiding their sexuality due to perceived stigma: “Statistically there must be gay rugby players out there but I don’t know of a single one. I feel bad anyone struggles to be true to who they are, as no one should have to live a lie.

“With Gareth – being gay was just a side story, as he was just a brilliant rugby player first and foremost. I don’t think most in rugby could care less whether a teammate was gay – but there are definitely boundaries where some who you call friends and teammates may look at you a different way if you come out. The fact a rugby player may say they prefer men to women does not mean it should have any relevance in sport. Certainly in rugby it is becoming more acceptable but, regardless of what people may say, there will always be preconceptions and stereotypes in the sport.”

Gareth Thomas announced he is gay in 2009, becoming one of the first openly homosexual male athletes in any major sports team in the world. That year Gareth was also voted the most influential gay person in the UK by topping the Pink List. Sportlobster TV is an online forum where fans can watch their sporting heroes discuss the topics they set at the sport social network.

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Gareth Thomas & James Haskell Talks Closet Gays In Sports & Biopic

 

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13

Aug

'The Dark Tower' Movie Budget Slashed To Move Forward

‘The Dark Tower’ Movie Budget Slashed To Move Forward

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Ron Howard’s facing gunslinger Roland Deschain sized proportions in getting the Steven King’s epic ‘The Dark Tower’ series of books to the big screen, but the producers swear that after slashing $40 million from the budget, it won’t affect the film. ‘Dark Tower’ fans sigh everywhere.

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When Ron Howard and Brian Grazer announced the way they would be bringing Stephen King’s epic ‘The Dark Tower’…

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Chris Nolan Reveals ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue - All About Bane

Chris Nolan Reveals ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Prologue – All About Bane

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We got to check out Chris Nolan’s highly anticipated ‘Dark Knight Rises‘ Prologue, and even though there’s only 583 IMAX theaters in the world, you’ve got to watch this film in one!

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Chris Nolan said that he wanted ‘The Dark Knight Rises‘ to replicates the magic of going to movies from his childhood, and man did he ever! It was only about eight minutes, but ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will have fifty…

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'American Reunion' Poster Looks Just Like 'American Pie'

‘American Reunion’ Poster Looks Just Like ‘American Pie’

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American Reunion‘ is looking back, at least from their latest poster, which looks like a more dated update from the ‘American Pie‘ poster. Even that pie looks like it’s been around the block a bit.

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As you can see below in the ‘American Reunion‘ latest poster, everything was pretty much Photoshopped and nearly all the actors were just dropped in which makes me think the film will feel pretty…

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Sylvester Stallone ‘Expendables’ Gets Hit With Lawsuit Claiming Story Was Stolen

Sylvester Stallone ‘Expendables’ Gets Hit With Lawsuit Claiming Story Was Stolen

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Even a film with a pretty basic plotline like Sylvester Stallone’s ‘The Expendables‘ can still get sued for stealing someone else’s story idea, but Marcus Webb shows that there are several similarities to his ‘The Cordoba Caper‘.

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Marcus Webb registered his “The Cordoba Caper” screenplay and a short story with the same title and plot in June 2006. Between 2006 and 2009, the lawsuit said, the…

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New Banners Rise For ‘The Avengers’ Movie

New Banners Rise For ‘The Avengers’ Movie

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More ‘Avengers’ movie character banners hit as you can see above and below. Today’s it’s poster day!

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We know there’s going to be an onslaught of ‘Avengers’ marketing hitting us every which way, but right now, I’m not tired of it yet as the new character banners looks cool and feature our favorite super heroes giving their sultry looks.

[callout title=Avengers Movie Synopsis]Continuing the epic…

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FIRST LOOK: Farrelly Brothers ‘Three Stooges’ Movie First Photo Surfaces

FIRST LOOK: Farrelly Brothers ‘Three Stooges’ Movie First Photo Surfaces

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At long last a first look photo of the Farrelly Brothers ‘Three Stooges‘ movie has finally surfaced, not that many people really seem to care about this film…myself included.

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When you look at who was originally signed on to be in the Farrelly Brothers ‘Three Stooges’movie, what we’re left with just feels a little warmed over. Many times if a film like this goes through so many issues with cast,…

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'Hobbit' Movie News: New Images & Trailer Goes Online December 20th

‘Hobbit’ Movie News: New Images & Trailer Goes Online December 20th

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The Hobbit‘ movie is a year away, but you can catch the first trailer online December 20 or at ‘The Adventures Of Tintin‘ movie. Below are some new images from the Peter Jackson epic.

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Another great thing about Christmas is that all of the big 2012 movies are hitting us with amazing trailers, and Peter Jackson is making sure that his ‘Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey‘ jumps into the mix. Warner…

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