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Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

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Battle of the Sexes Movie Review
Battle Of The Sexes Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton Written by: Simon Beaufoy Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrew Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/13/17 Opens: September 29, 2017 Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s movie “Battle of the Sexes” has been […]

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Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere

Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere
Emma Stone is a vision in white!

The 28-year-old actress turned heads at the European premiere of Battle of the Sexes during the 61st BFI London Film Festival in England on Saturday.

She stunned in a gorgeous vintage-inspired Louis Vuitton gown with open shoulders, ruffled sleeves and silver detailing, finishing off her look with gold shimmering eyeshadow and a peach lip. The dress choice was quite fitting, as Stone was recently named the fashion house's latest ambassador.

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Related: Emma Stone Had an Embarrassing Moment With Hillary Clinton Backstage at 'Late Show'

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Battle of the Sexes depicts the epic 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, who is played by Steve Carell.

At the premiere, Stone also posed with the tennis pro, as well as Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough, who stunned in an elegant red Ralph Lauren Collection dress.

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Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere -- Pics!

Emma Stone Dazzles in Whimsical Gown at 'Battle of the Sexes' European Premiere -- Pics!
Emma Stone is a vision in white!

The 28-year-old actress turned heads at the Battle of the Sexes European premiere during the 61st BFI London Film Festival in England on Saturday.

Donning a gorgeous vintage-inspired Louis Vuitton gown with open shoulders, ruffled sleeves and silver detailing, Stone looked fresh-faced with gold shimmering eyeshadow and a peach lip. The actress was also recently named the fashion company's latest ambassador. 

Photo: Dave Hogan/Cf/Getty Images

Related: Emma Stone Had an Embarrassing Moment With Hillary Clinton Backstage at 'Late Show'

Photo: Getty Images

Battle of the Sexes depicts the epic 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, who is played by Steve Carell.

At the premiere, Stone also posed with the tennis pro, Elisabeth Shue and Andrea Riseborough, who stunned in an elegant red Ralph Lauren Collection dress.

Photo: Getty Images

Exclusive: Emma Stone on Why Her Physical Transformation for 'Battle of the Sexes' Became 'Addictive'
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‘Death Wish’ remake pushed back to 2018

Annapurna Pictures have announced that they are postponing the release, originally set for November 22nd, of Eli Roth’s Death Wish remake, which stars Bruce Willis in the role of Paul Kersey – originally made famous by Charles Brosnan in Michael Winner’s 1974 original.

Based on a screenplay by Joe Carnahan, Death Wish follows Paul Kersey (Willis) whose life is destroyed by a violent crime against his wife and daughter. Frustrated the bad guys were not brought to justice for the violence and degradation the thugs inflicted on his family, he starts hunting for the perpetrators himself.

Willis stars in the film alongside Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue.

Death Wish is now scheduled for release on March 2nd 2018.
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Eli Roth’s Death Wish pushed back to 2018

Annapurna Pictures has announced that it has pushed back the release of Eli Roth’s Bruce Willis-headlined Death Wish reboot, with the film now set to arrive on March 2nd 2018 as opposed to its original November 22nd date.

The new film sees Willis taking on the role of Paul Kersey, played by Charles Brosnan in Michael Winner’s 1974 original and its four sequels, the last of which was released in 1994. Joining Willis in the cast are Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue.

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Death Wish will now find itself going up against the Jennifer Lawrence spy thriller Red Sparrow, as well as the New Line comedy Game Night and Sony action-drama Alpha.
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Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Reboot Pushed Back to Next Year

Bruce Willis’ ‘Death Wish’ Reboot Pushed Back to Next Year
Bruce Willis’ “Death Wish” reboot has been pushed back from Nov. 22 to March 2.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures launched a new distribution operation in August, coinciding with the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s historical drama “Detroit,” which will distribute the pic. The label’s second film, Ben Stiller comedy-drama “Brad’s Status,” has grossed $1.9 million in limited release since its Sept. 15 launch.

Hostel” director Eli Roth helmed the “Death Wish” remake and former MGM co-chairman Roger Birnbaum is producing. The new “Death Wish” also stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Kimberly Elise, Mike Epps, and Elisabeth Shue.

Paramount released the original “Death Wish,” starring Charles Bronson, in 1974 with Michael Winner directing and Dino De Laurentiis producing. The film was based on the Brian Garfield novel about vigilante Paul Kersey, who goes after criminals when his wife is murdered and his daughter is left catatonic after being sexually assaulted during a home invasion.

The original,
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Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films

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Battle of the Sexes Review: One of the Year's Best Films
Fox Searchlight's Battle of the Sexes is the film adaptation of a pivotal cultural event in American history. In 1973, former tennis great Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) challenged Margaret Court (Jessica McNamee), then Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) to an exhibition match. He wanted to prove to the world that men where superior to women in sports. Dubbing himself as the "male chauvinist pig", Riggs was a huckster, gambling addict, and showman who saw a big money opportunity and exploited it. Billie Jean King, the world's top women's tennis player, was fighting her own battle for equal pay and sexual liberation. Drawn unwillingly into Riggs gambit, she clearly understood the gravity of the moment. The hopes and dreams of women everywhere fell on her mighty shoulders.

From the husband and wife filmmaking team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of the Sexes is a sublime achievement. The dynamic duo behind
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'Battle of the Sexes' Review: Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets

'Battle of the Sexes' Review: Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets
What does a movie about a 1973 tennis exhibition match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs have to say to millennials when everyone knows the war between so-called women's libbers and male chauvinist pigs ended last century? Ha! Starring a top-form Emma Stone as King and a perceptively flamboyant Steve Carell as Riggs, Battle of the Sexes is not an overtly political movie; it's a blast about two tennis champions going over the top to make a point. But in speaking to the marginalized, the movie comments bluntly on the here and now.
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Movie Review – Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes, 2017.

Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales, Jessica Mcnamee, Fred Armisen, Lewis Pullman, Martha MacIsaac, Mickey Sumner, Bridey Elliott, Eric Christian Olsen, Wallace Langham, and Matt Malloy

Synopsis:

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Long before Mayweather vs McGregor was a sporting showdown for the ages; a one-on-one matchup that actually occupied societal landscape-altering overtones for both the close-minded present-day perspectives and future generations. Billie Jean King taking on openly proud male chauvinistic pig Bobby Riggs in a 1973 tennis match wasn’t just a dog and pony show built on ego and superiority alone, it represented the gender equality war (everything from raw talent to short-changing women when it comes to payday
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Battle Of The Sexes In St. Louis

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle Of The Sexes and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.

The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that
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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Clip & Featurette Released

Awards season is getting into full swing, and one of the early contenders is the real-life sports drama ‘Battle of the Sexes‘. The film follows the well publicized tennis match between Billie Jean king (Emma Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) that was dubbed by the media as the “Battle of the Sexes”. The film seems to tackle gender equality, and is primed to be a major player in this year’s awards race.

The film was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), with a script form Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy. In addition of Carell and Stone, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ stars Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Eric Christian Olsen.

In preparation for the movie’s sure-to-be awards run, Fox Searchlight have released two clips and a featurette for the film. Here
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“Battle of the Sexes” is a crowd pleasing re-do of the 2016 election

Sometimes, a movie just hits at the right time. Battle of the Sexes, initially just a baity biopic of Billie Jean King and the moment where he path crossed with Bobby Riggs, is now about so much more. Obviously, it’s a comedic sports tale as well, but it’s also in many ways a re litigation of the 2016 Presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Apolitical audiences will enjoy things besides that, but if that’s still on your mind, you’ll be incredibly moved by this one. This week, Battle of the Sexes hits theaters and serves up (no pun intended) a real good time at the movies. The film is a look at a pivotal moment in the fight for equality between the genders. In 1973, ex-champ and hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was looking to get back in the spotlight, so he challenged women’s World
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Emma Stone Imagines a World Where ‘Everyone Is Absolutely Equal’ at ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Premiere

Emma Stone Imagines a World Where ‘Everyone Is Absolutely Equal’ at ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Premiere
Love and equality reigned supreme at Regency Village Theatre Saturday night, where stars, athletes, and tennis fanatics alike united for the Los Angeles premiere of “Battle of the Sexes.”

“[I hope we] come to a place where it doesn’t matter what gender you are, it doesn’t matter what race you are, it doesn’t matter what your sexuality is — everyone is absolutely equal. That’s humanity and that’s just the truth,” said Emma Stone, who stars as tennis legend and equal rights activist Billie Jean King in the sports biopic.

Stone recalled the difficulty of portraying a real-life figure in “Battle of the Sexes” — her first time doing so in a feature film.

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“Capturing her essence was very important to us,” she said, noting the pressure of stepping into the role of an icon.

Set in the early ‘70s, “Battle of the Sexes” chronicles the epic tennis match between
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Tiff 2017: ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ Review: Dirs. Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (2017)

Battle Of The Sexes review: Emma Stone and Steve Carell serve up convincing performances in this enjoyable true story from the directors of Little Miss Sunshine.

Battle Of The Sexes review by Paul Heath.

From the team behind the superb Little Miss Sunshine comes this true story of the infamous Battle Of The Sexes of the title, the 1973 highly-charged exhibition tennis match where the legendary Billie Jean King took on 55-year-old former grand slam winner, and self-confessed ‘male chauvinist pig’ Bobby Riggs.

Emma Stone portrays the role of King, the 29-year-old pro who famously dropped out of the main U.S. tour after a major disagreement over prize money awarded to men, which was more than eight times what women received for the same tournament. King, along with a bunch of other pros, go out on their own by setting up a new tour with much higher prize money, put
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Toronto International Film Festival Review – Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes, 2017.

Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton.

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, and Natalie Morales.

Synopsis:

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Every now and then a film comes out about the past that is just as socially relevant today as it was then. This year’s Battle of the Sexes is that film as it dives deep into issues that are still prevalent today, especially with what we hear in the news so much lately.

Emma Stone portrays tennis idol and social activist Billie Jean King as she preps for her famous match against Steve Carell’s Bobby Riggs in what was dubbed the ‘battle of the sexes’ in Kings’ fight for equal pay for female tennis players.
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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Star Emma Stone on Fighting Back Her Fears to Play Tennis Icon Billie Jean King — Tiff

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Star Emma Stone on Fighting Back Her Fears to Play Tennis Icon Billie Jean King — Tiff
For her first big post-Oscar role, Emma Stone didn’t go the easy route, instead opting to do something entirely new to her: play a bonafide icon. In Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’ fact-based “Battle of the Sexes,” Stone is cast as tennis legend and pioneering changemaker Billie Jean King, and the film follows her as she prepares to take on fellow tennis pro Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in the eponymous 1973 match between the pair. While that would be a tall order on its own, the film also explores other facts of King’s journey during the height of her fame, including a pivotal realization about her sexuality and her crusade for equal pay for female tennis players.

At the film’s Sunday night premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Stone took to the stage for a post-screening Q&A, alongside King herself and the rest of the film’s talented (and large!
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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Review: Emma Stone Is Brilliant in an Uneven Billie Jean King Biopic that Wasn’t Built for the Trump Era

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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Review: Emma Stone Is Brilliant in an Uneven Billie Jean King Biopic that Wasn’t Built for the Trump Era
Battle of the Sexes” is a movie that was made by people who were convinced Hillary Clinton would be the next President of the United States (not that anyone can blame them for that). A broad and sporadically entertaining crowd-pleaser that follows tennis champions Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs as they wend their way towards the 1973 exhibition match that cemented their legacies, this isn’t a movie made by people who merely thought that Clinton was going to win, it’s a movie made by people who knew. People who knew like the rest of us knew.

Simon Beaufoy, who wrote the script before the primaries began, obviously couldn’t have predicted that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee, but good writers have a way of intuiting these things (and grappling with their implications) long before they come to pass. By the time production began in April 2016, it was practically a done deal.
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Review: ‘Telluride Film Festival: ‘Battle of the Sexes’’

Review: ‘Telluride Film Festival: ‘Battle of the Sexes’’
For those who prefer flesh-and-blood super heroes to the comic-book variety, “Battle of the Sexes” offers a real-life wonder woman saga with the power to educate and inspire, focusing on the drama that went down both on-court and off when Wimbledon triple-winner Bobby Riggs challenged ladies tennis world champion Billie Jean King to a boys-against-girls exhibition match. The outcome is widely known, but the backstory proves boisterously entertaining — and incredibly well-suited to the current climate, as King was both fighting for her gender and exploring her sexuality in 1973, when the widely publicized face-off happened.

Stepping up their game considerably, “Little Miss Sunshine” duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct this perfectly cast crowd-pleaser, which reteams them with Steve Carell, who dons sideburns and a bad wig to play the 55-year-old Riggs — but is otherwise nicely matched to the extravagant gambling man’s larger-than-life persona. Still, it’s King whom nearly everyone will be rooting for here, especially
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Tiff 2017: 12 Lgbtq Films We Can’t Wait to See in Toronto

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Tiff 2017: 12 Lgbtq Films We Can’t Wait to See in Toronto
“Moonlight” premiered at the Telluride Film Festival exactly one year ago, followed by a bow in Toronto before making history by winning Best Picture in one of the most exciting Academy Awards ceremonies of all time. While “Moonlight” may have opened more doors for black filmmakers than for queer ones, the film’s central themes of identity, masculinity, and sexuality were firmly rooted in queerness. It turns out, “Moonlight” was only the beginning, as queer cinephiles can look forward to a veritable feast of quality Lgbtq films coming out of the fall festival lineup, beginning with the Toronto International Film Festival.

A very gay-friendly city in an extremely gay-friendly country, Toronto will host some of the most anticipated queer films that have already made waves at Cannes and Sundance. Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” will play the festival before heading to New York, as well as this
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Fall 2017 Movie Preview . Oscar Edition

From Venice to Toronto, film festivals signal the beginning of the movie award season. Here are the upcoming movies we.ll be talking about come Oscar time:

September

.mother!. . A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. (Paramount Pictures) Release date: Sept. 15th wide

.Victoria & Abdul. . The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an
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