Real Steel -vs- Rocky
I remember my shock back around the turn of the millennium, when I learned that Rod Lurie, whom I knew only as the former film critic at Los Angeles magazine, was writing and directing his second movie. Then I saw the film, The Contender, and my envy turned to admiration bordering on awe. Now, after a brief stint in television, he’s jumping back into film and getting his biggest shot yet with the upcoming release of Straw Dogs — his remake of the 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Shields or Batterangs? The Marvel franchise introduces the first avenger, WWII super soldier Captain America. How does it stack up to the origin story Batman Begins? Get the full Smackdown →