Sunday, 16 October 2011

Warrior Sydney Premiere Rough And Ready, by Eva Rinaldi - 16th October 2011

Warrior enjoyed it's Sydney, Australia premiere tonight in what was a rough and ready affair at Sydney's Event Cinemas, George Street.
The movie plot goes like this... The youngest son (Tom Hardy) of an alcoholic former boxer (Nick Nolte) returns home, where he's trained up by his old man for competition in a MMA tourney...a journey that puts the fighter on a collision with his older brother (Joel Edgerton). It's the fight of a lifetime for the two brothers, and as try to overcome the fallout from their broken family. An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan, returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and gets his dads, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for an MMA tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the brutal sport. As Tommy progresses towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Medical attention, threats and violence are all par for the course, as one might expect in this brutal version of the fighting world. Even though years have passed, past betrayals and many bad deeds keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a deadly course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the situation that tore them apart, all the while fighting the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

In the US Warrior was released via Lions Gate Entertainment.

If you like a bit of biffo, as most Australian audiences do, this is for you. Fans of MMA, wrestling, boxing, and the action genre in general, will all go home happy having seen this flick.

News Update...

Edgerton has been cast as Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's 2012 remake of The Great Gatsby. Edgerton enjoys quite a bit of face time with Leonardo DiCaprio, both on and off set. The Great Gatsby is being filmed at Fox Studios, Moore Park, in Sydney.

Warrior Credits:

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Writers: Gavin O'Connor (screenplay), Anthony Tambakis

Actor: Role

Joel Edgerton: Brendan Conlon
Tom Hardy: Tommy Conlon
Nick Nolte: Paddy Conlon
Jennifer Morrison: Tess Conlon
Frank Grillo: Frank Campana
Kevin Dunn: Principal Zito
Maximiliano Hernández: Colt Boyd
Bryan Callen: Himself
Sam Sheridan: Himself
Fernando Chien: Fenroy (as Fernando Funan Chien)
Jake McLaughlin: Mark Bradford
Vanessa Martinez: Pilar Fernandez
Denzel Whitaker: Stephon
Carlos Miranda: Tito
Nick Lehane: Nash


Warrior official website

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Jason Derulo performs at Parramatta, Australia, by Eva Rinaldi - 16th October 2011

Jason Derulo

Parramatta Westfield was packed and young ladies (and a couple of young men) could be heard screaming and yelling, as Jason Derulo hit the stage.

The ultra talented and popular Derulo is a 16 multi-platinum singer - songwriter. The heartthrob performed some of his most popular numbers including It Girl, Don’t Wanna Go Home and In My Head.

You can be the Westfield powers that be were happy to have the teen idol showcased at Parramatta. Parra's centre manager, Stuart Elder, told the press he was very excited to have Derulo.

"We are very excited to be welcoming Jason Derulo to Westfield Parramatta as part of our commitment to providing great entertainment for our customers."

"We’ve had an overwhelming response from our Facebook fans to news of Jason’s appearance in our centre, so we expect big crowds on Sunday."

If you didn't know, Derulo leaped into the music biz last year with his self-titled album, selling about 850,000 globally.

This year he's enjoyed three top 10 hits and a host of awards and commendations including 2011 BMI Songwriter of the Year award. Make no mistake, this young man is on a mission.

'Whatcha Say and In My Head' snatched three times ARIA Platinum Certified, In My Head and Ridin’ Solo got two times ARIA Platinum Certified and his self titled album, Jason Derulo went ARIA Platinum Certified.

The 22 year old's second album, Future History, is set to make history, which is likely Derulo's plan.

Future History will showcased his two hot current numbers, Don’t Wanna Go Home and It Girl. I.G is enjoying being the #3 single down under.


Jason Derulo official website


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