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    Directed by Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua and written by Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter, Southpaw found its release date in July 31st. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal as its leading Raging Bull man and Rachel McAdams as his long suffering wife (ding ding ding Jennifer Connelly and Felicity Jones) as well as Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) and Rita Ora, among others. It’s being distributed by The Weinstein Company.

    Summer box-office hit and possible Oscar player or an ultimate failure in all fronts? Discuss. 

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    Macbeth
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    I’m very excited for this – I LOVE Jake Gyllenhaal, and I am going to stan hard for him this year. I do think he’s going to win Best Actor, but for Demolition. Southpaw will no doubt be excellent and will definitely give him to narrative for a win.

    Rachel McAdams is going to have a great year, and I think she might be a double nominee – supporting for Southpaw and leading for Spotlight

    Here is where it gets scary – Harvey has said Rita Ora is a revelation and that she is one of his best discoveries. So beware of Academy Award nominee Rita Ora… 

     

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    TomHardys
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    I’m very excited for this – I LOVE Jake Gyllenhaal, and I am going to stan hard for him this year. I do think he’s going to win Best Actor, but for Demolition. Southpaw will no doubt be excellent and will definitely give him to narrative for a win.

    Rachel McAdams is going to have a great year, and I think she might be a double nominee – supporting for Southpaw and leading for Spotlight

    Here is where it gets scary – Harvey has said Rita Ora is a revelation and that she is one of his best discoveries. So beware of Academy Award nominee Rita Ora… 

     

    I’m ready to switch from Steve Carell to Jake Gyllenhaal mode. His performances in Nightcrawler, Enemy and Prisoners really won me over. Team Gyllenhaal! 

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    M: The Original
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    The director does not inspire confidence. And Weinstein backing is not an automatic sure thing with consensus.

    Gyllenhaal will surface on nomination morning next year. After missing this year for Carell and Cooper—eww. 

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    Riley
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    I wonder what happened to Eminem.

    "I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."

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    Actriz
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    Sasha Stone’s lapdog Ryan Adams is gonna have a field day hating on this regardless of its quality.

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    babypook
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    The director does not inspire confidence. And Weinstein backing is not an automatic sure thing with consensus.

    Gyllenhaal will surface on nomination morning next year. After missing this year for Carell and Cooper—eww. 

     

    This, although I have found some of his films to be entertaining. Plus, he’s an equal-opportunity director. Cant be a bad thing.

    Gyllenhaal is certainly a popular actor with some, but I think after all of his work he may finally have some rooted credibility with the Academy.

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    Tye-Grr
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    I’m so ready for Gyllenhaal to own 2015. The academy will likely want to make up for his insane snub this year.

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    Denis
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    how tha fuck did he muscle up like this so fast, how much time he had between Nightcrawler and this? Ah… the money.

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    Jake Gyllenhaal made a startling physical metamorphosis for the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw, about
    a widowed prizefighter looking for another shot in the ring. But the
    34-year-old actor, seen in this exclusive poster above as fighter Billy
    Hope, didn’t just get righteously ripped: He also had to learn the
    technique of a pro brawler. Gyllenhaal’s trainer, former professional
    boxer Terry Claybon, insists that the actor wasn’t just fake fighting
    for the camera. “I wanted Jake to learn how to box so he wouldn’t be out
    there on the set trying to actlike a boxer,” the 52-year-old trainer tells Yahoo Movies. “I pushed Jake to the limit.”

    Gyllenhaal
    trained for six months before filming even began last June in
    Pittsburgh, PA. As Claybon recalls, Gyllenhaal was nowhere near fighting
    shape when he started training. First off, he was still fairly thin
    following his well-documented 30-pound weight loss for last year’s crime drama Nightcrawler. For Southpaw, Claybon confirms that Gyllenhaal returned to his normal weight and then gained 15 pounds of pure muscle.

    Secondly,
    the actor didn’t know much about boxing. “I was blown away over how
    much work I had to do because of his rhythm, coordination, and timing,”
    the Los Angeles-based trainer recalls of the first time he saw the actor
    shadowbox, adding with a laugh that it appeared he’d received some bad
    coaching prior to their first meeting. After a week though, Gyllenhaal’s
    sheer determination shined through. “Every day, he was eager to learn
    more and more about the sport,” says Claybon. 

    Here are five steps Gyllenhaal took to turn pro:

    1. Get on a serious diet and exercise program.
    Gyllenhaal
    was burning so many calories through rigorous workouts that his diet
    didn’t need to be terribly strict. He did stick to carbs in the morning
    and protein in the evening. Claybon
    started him off with three hours of workouts a day: An hour-and-a-half
    in the morning and an hour-and-a-half in the evening. After two months,
    the workouts got pushed to six hours a day: Three hours of boxing in the
    morning and three hours of strengthening, conditioning, and cardio at
    night. Among the physical feats, the actor would do 1,000 sit-ups in the
    morning and 1,000 at night. “Gradually we built up, day-by-day, to
    2,000. It takes time to do that,” says Claybon.

     

     
    Claybon and Gyllenhaal, far right, in June 2014 (Photo: Terry Claybon/Instagram)

    2. Spar with professional boxers.
    It
    took some convincing at first, but Claybon eventually talked Gyllenhaal
    into the ring with some pros. The actor sparred with real-life fighters
    roughly six times. “They weren’t trying to take his head off…. Jake
    moved well enough where he didn’t get out of his boxing stance. He
    wasn’t afraid because his defense was so good.”


     

    (Photo: Terry Claybon/Instagram)

    3. Check out some real matches.
    The
    actor and the trainer made pilgrimages to real boxing matches,
    including a Floyd Mayweather, Jr. fight in Las Vegas last spring
    (pictured above). “That way, Jake can get out there and see how the
    audience has an effect on fighters.”

    4. Fight for real for the camera.
    During
    filming, everything resembled a real fight, except for the full-force
    fist-to-face contact. Claybon would give Gyllenhaal instructions ”just
    like you’d give a fighter instructions in a fight.” The actor has four
    fight scenes in Southpaw, all of which are against
    real boxers (three pro and one amateur) in front of live audiences.
    “When you’re on a set, it’s still important to look good and learn the
    choreography,” says Claybon. “If you make a mistake, you’re gonna get
    hit!”

    5. Never stop training.
    Even
    when his fight scenes were complete, Gyllenhaal kept training to stay
    in the mindset and physical shape of a fighter for his acting scenes.
    “He wanted to box on his lunch break,” Claybon remembers.

    The
    end result in the film is clear, says Claybon: “You see a guy who knows
    how to box.” And the trainer says Gyllenhaal still has the brawling
    bug. “I just trained Jake a couple days ago,” notes Claybon. “He really
    loves the sport now.”

    Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), Southpaw also stars Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker and hits theaters July 24.

     

    Seems as though Fuqua has evoked something special from yet another actor! Awesome!  

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    Rope of Silicon

     

    New Trailer for ‘Southpaw’ & Listen Eminem’s New Song for the Movie, “Phenomenal”

     

    Watch the new trailer for the Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama Southpaw and listen to Eminem’s track “Phenomenal” which will be featured in the film.

    This post, New Trailer for ‘Southpaw’ & Listen Eminem’s New Song for the Movie, “Phenomenal”, is originally from Rope of Silicon, written by Brad Brevet.

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    Riley
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    I saw that “Phenomenal” from the soundtrack was charting, which immediately prompted me to wonder if Eminem might get his second Oscar.  Turns out that it is a disgrace to music.

    On another note, I just read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia.  What a mistake.  The trailer probably has all of the same information, but talk about spoilers.

    "I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."

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    twenty
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    Something else happened in Cannes;
    Harvey Weinstein showed Southpaw in a
    few private screenings (including one
    attended by our own Jason Osiason) and
    Jake Gyllenhaal is apparently so
    impressive that most of us have swapped
    out his potential nomination for
    Demolition for his pugilistic pic instead.- Erik Anderson, AwardsWatch.

    Yeah I too have him for Southpaw!!

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    rstang00
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    I’m interested to see the reaction for this film. I caught a press screening last week and was completely blown away by it. The trailer gives away so much of the film I went in expecting to just enjoy the film and that was that – I was sorely mistaken. Jake Gyllenhaal is as incredible as you’d expect him to be. Oscar worthy for sure with some powerhouse moments. Rachel McAdam is f*cking fantastic. I’d be thrilled if she scored a much deserved Oscar nom here. Her, uh, “scene” is probably the best of that type of “scene” I’ve seen. She’s just great. Forest Whitaker is also solid and 50 is fine. It’s a very moving, exciting, and well put together film with a perfect soundtrack to compliment the films tone. If you go in expecting “Million Dollar Baby” you’ll be disappointed. It’s more “8 Mile” with boxing, more meat to the story, excellent performances, and knock-out emotions. One of my favorite films of this year (so far).

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