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.
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.
Hollywood has become a corporate wasteland and the results are so plainly obvious that it's painful. It is time for a new generation of visionary writers and directors in Hollywood. Those driven by raw creativity.
Looking very Julia Child-like, actor Meryl Streep stepped up to the press conference table in a long grey dress. Her interview partner Stanley Tucci -- who plays Child's husband, Paul -- is clad in a dark sport coat and white open shirt.