Wahlberg talks up ‘The Fighter’

Posted by · 4:25 pm · July 20th, 2010

When I remarked in a post yesterday that the upcoming awards season looks a little short on the high-profile biopic contenders so beloved of Academy voters, I had a feeling I was forgetting something obvious. And so I was: “The Fighter,” David O. Russell’s biopic of against-the-odds boxing champ “Irish” Micky Ward, starring Mark Wahlberg […]

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David O. Russell steps up

Posted by · 11:47 pm · March 29th, 2009

After the respective five-year gaps following “Three Kings” and “I Heart Huckabees,” it’s nice to see David O. Russell with a couple of irons in the fire. (Well, nice if you’re a fan at least — which I am.) With his long-delayed comedy “Nailed” (which has endured various financial troubles) finally due later this year, […]

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