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The Fighter: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Most fight movies are very much alike. This one, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, broke no new ground, but if you're a movie buff and looking to add another "round" to your repertoire, go see it.

PHOTOS: Who Will Win The Golden Globe For Best Drama?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This year's Golden Globe race for Best Motion Picture-Drama is definitely a toss up. Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' seems to be gaining some good momentum, ...

Globes Will "Friend" Social Network, But Expect Surprises

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Off the top of my head, I can't tell you which film won big at last year's Golden Globes. What I do remember quite vividly, however, is host Ricky Gervais drinking beer, promoting his DVDs, and taking pot shots at Mel Gibson seconds before the fallen star walked on stage.

Box Office Review: True Grit Tops, Oscar-Bait Holds Strong

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This crowd-pleasing, critically-acclaimed Coen brothers western remake/adaptation took the box office crown in its third weekend of release, setting itself up as a major Oscar contender.

Professional Boxing Makes for Intriguing Movies -- Why?

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Kate Kelly

On January 16, the Golden Globes kick off the Hollywood awards season, so it seems a good time to examine a particular type of film--the professional boxing story.

Little Fockers, True Grit Dominate New Year's Weekend; Family Films Stay Above Water: Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As is usually the case for New Year's weekend, there are no new wide releases, leaving the field for holdover domination and a couple smaller pictures to make a last-minute Oscar-qualifying limited opening.

Melissa Leo -- the Fighter's Spartan Star

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Melissa Leo is, without question, an unrecognizable wonder as Alice Ward in The Fighter - a teased and acid-washed Lowell, Mass. version of the Sparta...

The 10 Best Non-Independent Movies of 2010

Ben Mankiewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Mankiewicz

You will find no independent films here, no brilliant art house dramas, no documentaries. I'm dismissing all "small" movies that deliver a "big" message.

The Perils of Patriarchy

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Snortland

If you and your family are planning to see movies this holiday season, I can't recommend "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter" highly enough.

Christmas Box Office: Little Fockers Opens Soft, True Grit Sets Record for a Western, Tron: Legacy Struggles

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I remember being genuinely shocked at the success of Meet the Fockers back in Christmas 2004. It had been well over four years since the original and...

Discuss: What Are You Watching This Weekend?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Christmas weekend is one rife for entertainment addicts. It's one of the biggest movie-going weekends of the year, and television is filled with s...

Black Swan: A Must See Even if Ballet Ain't Your Thing

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

Black Swan is wrapped together in a wonderful package by director Darren Aronofsky to such an extent that you are gripped from almost the beginning right until the captivating end.

Iverem's Top Ten Movies for 2010

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Esther Iverem

"Fair Game" "...For me, this film is easily a contender for picture of the year. In the world we live in, filled with political spin and outright lie...

The Wahlbergs' Macaroni Salad

Food & Wine | POSTED DECEMBER 21, 2010 at 4:32PM EST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thanks to his brother, chef Paul Wahlberg, we've got the recipe for the Wahlberg family macaroni salad. Mark says that no one makes the dish as well a...

David O. Russell Battles for The Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David O. Russell is on the phone, eager to talk about The Fighter, a movie whose unexpected dash to the top is not all that dissimilar from the story it tells.

PHOTOS: Amy Adams Talks Weight Gain, Not Exercising

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

For her Golden Globe-nominated role in 'The Fighter,' it turns out Amy Adams wasn't supposed to be in fighting shape... and that was quite all right w...

The Fighter May Not Win Oscars, but It Ought to As the Best Fight Film Since Rocky

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

I'm not a boxing fan, but when it's part of a good story my heart races. That's how I felt encountering Rocky many years ago, and the experience was matched at a screening of The Fighter.

Mr. President, Put Up Your Dukes

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.

What Will Win The Golden Globe For Best Motion Picture, Drama?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's a wide open field this year, with no one film pulling away from the others. 'Inception,' Christopher Nolan's psycho sci-fi thriller started out i...

PHOTO: Mark Wahlberg Goes Shirtless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's been almost two decades since Marky Mark posed in his Calvins, but he still wears no shirt well. Wahlberg trained for four years to play boxer ...

HuffPost Review: The Fighter (2010)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Warts and all, The Fighter is a completely entertaining and compelling character study. It may be just another 'underdog attempts to triumph with the help of a trusted girlfriend' fable, but thanks to the cast, it's a darn-good entry in a well-worn genre.

How Christian Bale Lost Huge Weight For 'The Fighter'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It takes a lot of training to be a boxer, and sometimes, even more to train one. Christian Bale, no stranger to epic weight loss, shed major pounds ag...

HuffPost Review: The Fighter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Who exactly does the title of David O. Russell's The Fighter refer to? There are so many possibilities to choose from. The obvious answer is "Irish" ...

Dickie Does Crack: The Fighter

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Lowell, Massachusetts, with its ethnic enclaves and brick mills, is the perfect breeding ground for the great American story. Jack Kerouac, the French...

Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films Delivers His Best One-Liners

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Producer Todd Lieberman made an early name for himself when he was heralded as one of the "35 under 35" people to watch in the business by The Hollywood Reporter in 2001.