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The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.
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With Black Mass arriving in theaters this weekend, and telling the story of Boston’s most notorious criminal, we decided to look back at the history of movies set in the great Massachusetts city and do a straight-up ranking. Which film is number one? Read on to find out!

The Best Boston Movies Of All Time, Ranked

Will The Fighter 2 Happen? Here's What The Producer Says Will The Fighter 2 Happen? Here's What The Producer Says

The Fighter's story is far from over, and producer Todd Lieberman has some words on the status of the second film's production. Read on to discover how close we are to another round with Mickey Ward.

Will The Fighter 2 Happen? Here's What The Producer Says

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We got to thinking about the roles that required Bale to alter his appearance. Sometimes it’s a hairstyle. Sometimes it’s a lack of hygiene. Often it has to do with his body build, either bulking up to fight crime, or slimming down to deal with the consequences of his action.

6 Drastic Ways Christian Bale Changed His Look For A Role

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There are great sports movies that capitalize on a national love of the sport or a very famous story to earn their chills-- think of 2004's Miracle, or Rudy, or the endless nostalgia of Field of Dreams. But there are some that have an extra power to sweep up the people who have never heard of the sport in question, or who might not even think they care about sports at all until they wind up jumping out of their seats and fist-pumping in the end

6 Sports Movies That Are Even Better Than Their Sports

Mark Wahlberg Will Make The Fighter Sequel Without David O. Russell Mark Wahlberg Will Make The Fighter Sequel Without David O. Russell

The Fighter was a solid movie, and Ward is a great character for Wahlberg to play. He was overshadowed by Christian Bale as drug-addled brother Dicky Ward, so I wonder if a Fighter sequel (or whatever Wahlberg calls it) would need Bale before it needed Russell? Either way, it sounds like Wahlberg wants to get back in the ring to tell that story, and it likely will happen sooner rather than later.

Mark Wahlberg Will Make The Fighter Sequel Without David O. Russell

Mark Wahlberg Says The Fighter 2 Is Happening Mark Wahlberg Says The Fighter 2 Is Happening

The Fighter doesn’t seem like the kind of movie that lends itself to a sequel, but director David O. Russell has been talking about doing another one almost since the moment the original was released. Mark Wahlberg has been on board with this notion too, lobbying to get another one done and only to eager to get back in the ring as Micky Ward.

Mark Wahlberg Says The Fighter 2 Is Happening

Mark Wahlberg And David O. Russell Want To Thumb Through The Silver Lining Playbook Mark Wahlberg And David O. Russell Want To Thumb Through The Silver Lining Playbook

Wahlberg and Russell are planning an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel The Silver Lining Playbook, a book about “a delusional former high school history teacher who's just been released into the custody of his mom” who goes on an emotional quest to win back his ex-wife

Mark Wahlberg And David O. Russell Want To Thumb Through The Silver Lining Playbook

David O. Russell Would Be Up For Writing The Fighter 2 David O. Russell Would Be Up For Writing The Fighter 2

This past weekend I did myself a favor and went out to buy The Fighter on Blu-ray. Watching it for the first time since the world premiere all the way back in November, I realized that a sequel would be an absolutely horrendous idea. The Fighter 2, of course, would focus on Micky Ward's trilogy of fights against Arturo Gatti, but what made the first film great wasn't the boxing bouts but the family drama between his mother/manger and brother/trainer.

David O. Russell Would Be Up For Writing The Fighter 2

Mark Wahlberg Wants To Make A Sequel To The Fighter Mark Wahlberg Wants To Make A Sequel To The Fighter

The Gatti fights, which all happened after what we see in The Fighter, were a series of three bouts between Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti, beginning in 2002. Ward earned $3 million during the fights, and two were named "Fight of the Year" by Ring magazine

Mark Wahlberg Wants To Make A Sequel To The Fighter

The Social Network And Inception Take The Critics Choice Awards By Storm The Social Network And Inception Take The Critics Choice Awards By Storm

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Video Compares Fact And Fiction In The Fighter Video Compares Fact And Fiction In The Fighter

The video seems to think the differences are flaws in the movie, but I don't blame Russell for taking his artistic license; as someone who knows nothing about boxing the changes make the fight easier for me to understand

Video Compares Fact And Fiction In The Fighter

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True Grit And Black Swan Scores Eliminated From Oscar Contention

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As always, there are some surprises, including a Best Actress nod for Hilary Swank in Conviction (a performance that has been recognized virtually nowhere else), including John Hawkes

The Fighter And The King's Speech Lead The SAG Award Nominations

Interview: David O. Russell And The Cast Of The Fighter Interview: David O. Russell And The Cast Of The Fighter

Over the pat few years, Mark Wahlberg has done everything in his power to get the story of boxer Micky Ward on screen. Despite being a terrific underdog story with some incredible characters and truly deep

Interview: David O. Russell And The Cast Of The Fighter

This Rotten Week: Predicting Dawn Treader, Fighter, And The Tourist Reviews This Rotten Week: Predicting Dawn Treader, Fighter, And The Tourist Reviews

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Watch 3 Clips From The Fighter Watch 3 Clips From The Fighter

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Watch 3 Clips From The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg Admits That The Happening Was A Bad Movie Mark Wahlberg Admits That The Happening Was A Bad Movie

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Mark Wahlberg Admits That The Happening Was A Bad Movie

Wahlberg Wants His Dickie In This Clip From The Fighter Wahlberg Wants His Dickie In This Clip From The Fighter

There’s not much to say about this short but sweet clip from David O. Russell’s latest directorial outing The Fighter. The story follows the life of ‘Irish’ Micky Ward and his brother

Wahlberg Wants His Dickie In This Clip From The Fighter

Oscar Eye: Can The Fighter Finally Get Christian Bale An Oscar Nomination? Oscar Eye: Can The Fighter Finally Get Christian Bale An Oscar Nomination?

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Oscar Eye: Can The Fighter Finally Get Christian Bale An Oscar Nomination?

AFI Fest Review: The Fighter AFI Fest Review: The Fighter

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AFI Fest Review: The Fighter

Watch The Sneak Preview For The Fighter That Aired During The Mad Men Finale Watch The Sneak Preview For The Fighter That Aired During The Mad Men Finale

This sneak peek comes courtesy of AMC, who showed it off during last night’s Mad Men finale. It looks pretty much like the rest of the trailers

Watch The Sneak Preview For The Fighter That Aired During The Mad Men Finale

The Fighter Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Gets Knocked Down, But He Gets Up Again The Fighter Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Gets Knocked Down, But He Gets Up Again

Once famous primarily for his muscles, Mark Wahlberg has gone out of his way to make everyone forget about his underwear ad ready body and carve

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David O. Russell's The Fighter Set For December Release Date David O. Russell's The Fighter Set For December Release Date

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David O. Russell's The Fighter Set For December Release Date

New Behind-The-Scenes Clip From The Fighter New Behind-The-Scenes Clip From The Fighter

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Video From The Set Of David O'Russell's The Fighter Video From The Set Of David O'Russell's The Fighter

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Video From The Set Of David O'Russell's The Fighter

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