I’ve heard good things about this Jake Gyllenhaal boxing flick. And as I loved Fuqua’s Training Day — not to mention Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy — I’m so down for Southpaw. Here’s the 411:
From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits rock bottom and turns to an unlikely savior at a run-down local gym: Tick Willis (Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.
And peep the trailer:
So, ready to step into the ring? Right this way…What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of Southpaw!
Where: Cinemark Egyptian.
When: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015.
Why: Because this is already generating Oscar buzz.
How: Clicky! http://www.gofobo.com/AtomicSouthpaw
REMEMBER: seating for screenings are first-come, first served and are not guaranteed. So if you’ve got a pass, get there early to get yourself a seat.
Good luck, everyone!