Warrior Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy give knockout (pardon the pun) performances as estranged brothers who end up meeting in the ring. Edgerton is Brendan, who goes back to MMA fighting as a way to keep food on his family's table and slugs his way to a prizewinning competition. Hardy is angry Iraq vet Tommy, who enters the same competition as his brother has, being trained by their recovering-alcoholic dad (Nick Nolte) whom neither son can stand. Sure, it's predictable (most sports movies are) but this one is elevated by masterful performances on everyone's part and some terrific fight scenes care of director Gavin O’Connor. Extras: Audio commentary, making-of documentary, featurette on the philosophy of MMA, gag reel, deleted scene (DVD/BD); the BD adds an in-depth look at the film and on-camera commentary. Also available on VOD and digital download.
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Midnight in Paris Woody Allen hasn't been on top of his game in recent years, but this loveable, sweet and yes, even funny movie marks something of a return to more familiar territory for the director. Owen Wilson is a Hollywood screenwriter with writer's block who travels with his fiancee to Paris, where one night he magically encounters a taxi full of famous bygone-era writers and artists that whisks him into the city's literary past. He spends his days in the present, biding his time until midnight when the vintage cab will bring him back to the Jazz Age and his new (well, old) friends.Extras: "Midnight in Cannes" featurette (DVD/BD), cast/crew photo galleries (BD)
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