Hollywood

FIGHTLAND

The Time John Huston Threw Down with Errol Flynn

The fistfight was such a sensation that some papers pushed news of Mussolini’s death back to page two.
Nolan Moore
8.24.16
hollywood tragedies

"The New Jersey Turnpikes," the ABA Mockumentary Universal Studios Buried Forever

How did a major studio basketball comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and a young Jason Segel disappear completely? Studio politics is some of it. The rest is just weird.
Mike Sullivan
2.16.16
FIGHTLAND

Ronda Rousey's Acting Career Takes a Hit

“Mile 22” is no longer a star vehicle for the former UFC champion.
Josh Rosenblatt
1.12.16
vice sports q&a

VICE Sports Q&A: "Concussion" Doctor Bennet Omalu

Neuropathologist Bennet Omalu's discovery of the brain disease CTE in former NFL star Mike Webster—and the league's efforts discredit him—are the real-life inspiration for the Hollywood drama "Concussion."
Patrick Hruby
12.23.15
Film

Cheerocracy Forever: The Enduring Superiority of 'Bring It On'

Bring It On is unequivocally the Greatest Sports Movie of All Time.
B. David Zarley
12.10.15
NFL

From NFL to Hollywood, Thomas Jones Fights for Every Inch

Thomas Jones had a hugely successful, hugely productive 12-year career in the NFL. He's starting from the bottom as an actor, and staying on the grind, as usual.
Tim Casey
12.1.15
NFL

Will Smith's "Concussion" Doesn't Have a Happy Ending, and Neither Does the Real-Life NFL

The upcoming Will Smith film "Concussion" tells the story of the NFL's efforts to ignore, discredit, and silence Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who discovered CTE. Years later, is the league any closer to telling the truth?
Patrick Hruby
9.1.15
Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: The Stark Relevance of North Dallas Forty, 36 Years Later

When North Dallas Forty was released, 36 years ago this week, it was hailed by some as the most incisive satire of football ever produced.
Jack Moore
8.6.15