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Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess.
Mickey Rourke started out with a promising acting career with memorable roles in "Diner," "Body Heat," and "Nine 1/2 Weeks." As time went on, Rourke earned a reputation as a difficult star, and the roles started to dry up. The comeback story of 2008 was Rourke's portrayal of washed-up Randy 'The Ram' Robinson in "The Wrestler," in which he earned an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe. Rourke is also known for his love of his dogs (he thanked them during his Globes acceptance speech) and his boxing prowess. « Show less

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  • 'Immortals' stuns visually, stumbles narratively, critics say

     
    "Immortals": Without a big-name star to bank on, the new sword-and-sandals action movie "Immortals," directed by Tarsem Singh, has been ceaseless touted in ads as being "from the producers of '300.'" Like that film, "Immortals" is chock-full of striking...
  • Around Town: 'Last Picture Show' and Duncan Jones

     
    A 40th anniversary reunion screening of “The Last Picture Show,” a tribute to the vintage TV series “Insight” and a personal appearance by filmmaker Duncan Jones with screenings of his two films, “Moon” and “...
  • Around Town: Superman flies again and the New Wave returns

     
    A Francois Truffaut retrospective, an animation festival and a screening of 1978’s “Superman” are among this week’s highlights....
  • “On Freddie Roach” chronicles the life of the famed boxing trainer

     
    [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] HBO and filmmaker Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) team up for On Freddie Roach, an innovative new prime-time series following Freddie Roach, the world-famous...
  • '50 Shades of Grey' has studios hot and bothered

     
    Hollywood studios are lobbying for the rights to adapt the racy literary sensation "50 Shades of Grey" for the big screen....
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' aims for the movies

     
    The principals behind “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the erotic ebook that has become a literary sensation, have sold film rights to the novel and its two sequels to Universal Pictures and its Focus Features division. The sale means that one of the...
  • Remembering Bukowski with Harry Dean Stanton on Saturday

     
    Charles Bukowski's work will be celebrated in downtown LA Saturday with readings by Harry Dean Stanton, Rebecca De Mornay, Dan Fante, Jack Grapes and more....
  • Will Hollywood ever top its Cinema Class of 1982?

     
    If I heard that someone was assembling a screening series of fondly remembered films that included the likes of “Road Warrior,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Blade Runner,” John Carpenter’s “The Thing,&#...
  • 'The Expendables'

    'The Expendables'
    Leave it to Sylvester Stallone to freshen up a familiar premise, something he does quite successfully in this hugely brawny adventure that he also directed and co-wrote. He plays the leader of a mercenary squad enlisted to put a South American dictator...
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...
  • What to Expecting When You're Expecting

    What to Expecting When You're Expecting
    I might lose my man card saying this but…Cameron Diaz rarely looks appealing on screen. She was cute and fun in There’s Something About Mary and okay in Vanilla Sky. I can’t think of anything else I’ve liked her in. So, teaming...
  • Melanchlia e Immortals: mundos en destrucción

    Melancholia*** Lars von Trier, el "enfant terrible" del cine danés, añade otra polémica pieza a su larga filmografía, conformada, entre otras cintas, por títulos como Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark y Dogville. Von Trier, quien tiene fama de...