We talk to former MMA fighter turned actor Randy Couture about returning for The Expendables 3, acting alongside other fighters, and why he and Dolph Lundgren could never fit in a tank.
We talk to professional fighters turned actors Cody Hackman and Krzysztof Soszynski about working together on the MMA drama Tapped Out, what’s important to them as professionals when they watch a film about fighting, why film and sports fans love fighting movies, and their experiences as actors.
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While essentially nothing more than a made for TV puff piece designed to make its main subject look as human as possible while participating in one of the world’s greatest bloodsports, Takedown: The DNA of GSP looks at Montreal Mixed Martial Arts maven Georges St-Pierre in an entertaining and informative light.
We talk to former UFC welterweight champion (and Montreal's own) Georges St-Pierre about the documentary Takedown: The DNA of GSP, an inside look into the fighter's process and comeback from a potentially career ending ACL tear. We also talk about revealing more of his personal life for the camera, his battles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the main reason why he stepped away from MMA for a while, why a $5 plate of spaghetti helps remind him of where he came from, how it’s boring to be a normal person, how he learned the hard way to not let his anger and arrogance get the best of him in the ring, and his upcoming appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
The documentary Fightville succeeds in putting a human face to the sometimes inhuman sport of MMA fighting.
As a sports film, Warrior doesn’t offer any new twist on a tried and true template, but it could be held up as a perfect example of how to make an uplifting sports film. This story of two estranged brothers trying to make their way through a newly formed mixed martial arts tournament hits almost every beat the audience expects, but it does so with near flawless precision. This isn’t exactly the reinvention of the wheel, but it sure does give one of the smoothest rides of the year.