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Ivanka Trump faces more anti-vaccine backlash from her followers after posting a photo of her 2nd COVID-19 shot

Getty Ivanka Trump released a photo of herself receiving the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine. Ivanka's social media post attracted a slew of pushback from her followers who are anti-vaxxers and vaccine skeptics. Her father publicly urged Americans to get vaccinated, calling the shots "safe" and "something that works." See more stories on Insider's business page. Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, on Wednesday posted a photo ...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Social Media, New York Times, Miami, Fox News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, MMA, Trump, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Stephanie Ruhle

Perfect: Thomasin McKenzie to Lead Olivia Wilde’s Kerri Strug Biopic

(Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)   According to Deadline, Jojo Rabbit star Thomasin McKenzie has officially been tapped for the leading role in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming sports drama biopic titled Perfect, centered around legendary gymnast Kerri Strug’s historic win at the 1996 Olympics. The film will be directed by Wilde from a script written by Ronnie Sandahl (Borg vs McEnroe). Production is expected to begin sometime this fall. This marks the 20-year-old New Zealand ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Olympics, New Zealand, Sony, Olivia Wilde, MMA, Edgar Wright, Justin Kurzel, Soho, Don, Wilde, Taika Waititi, Kevin Feige, ComingSoon

Mortal Kombat Review (2021) – Video Game Adaptation Leaves Plot Requirement At Snack Bar

At some point we have to admit that there are movies that simply aren’t. They aren’t even trying to be, and we all know it. But, since we, largely, haven’t admitted it, tackling these movies still comes down to things like plot, consistency, character development, a lack of ludicrous, unexplained magic, etc., when there’s as much logic in that analysis as the thing itself. Mortal Kombat is a “movie” that “explains” its excuse for moving from point A to point B in much the way the video game d...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Movie Review, MMA, Newsline, Joe Taslim, Raiden, Hanzo, Lewis Tan, Shang Tsung, Earthrealm, Outworld, Raiden Tadanobu Asano, Shang Tsung Chin Han, Sonya Blade Jessica McNamee, Kano Josh Lawson

‘Mortal Kombat’ Featurette Looks at the Creation of the Fantastical, Bloody Fight Scenes

Mortal Kombat is out in theaters and on HBO Max, and if you’re wondering how director Simon McQuoid brought the video game action to life, a new featurette digs into the creation of the fight scenes. They didn’t even need to use a player’s guide to pull off the killer combos. Mortal Kombat Featurette Even though Mortal Kombat takes some liberties with the mythology of the video games, the fight sequences are still rather impressive. Not only do they incorporate the fantastical elements o...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Earth, Jackson, Kano, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Cole, Action/Adventure, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Lewis Tan, Simon McQuoid, Shang Tsung, Mortal-kombat

Interview: Simon McQuoid Explains Leaving the Tournament for Mortal Kombat 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided with the chance to chat with the director of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask Simon McQuoid -who makes his feature debut- about whether the big tournament teased in this movie will make its way into Mortal Kombat 2 or beyond. Check out his answer in the player below! “The tournament is both an opportunity and also a constriction in some ways,” McQuoid explained to us. “There’s so...
Tags: Games, Movies, Interview, China, Earth, Action, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema, ComingSoon, Movie News

Investors are trying to turn TikTok stars into movie stars - but the project is doomed to fail

YouTube personalities Mamrie Hart, Hannah Hart, and Grace Helbig discussing their 2016 film "Dirty 30" which was not successful. Monica Schipper/WireImage A new startup company, Creator+, plans to create six feature films this year starring digital media stars. But past attempts to move internet stars into mainstream media are riddled with failure. The skills that make TikTok stars famous are very different from the skills necessary for film and TV. Chris Stokel-Walker is a freelance jo...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Nbc, Youtube, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Bbc, Netflix, Tom Cruise, Miranda, MMA, Hannah Hart, Alex Trebek

UFC’s Dominick Reyes seeks ‘quality violence’ vs. Jiri Prochazka

Dominick Reyes, for the first time in three fights, will not be vying for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The goal hasn’t changed, yet the plan has. “Got my (stuff) together,” Reyes said in an interview Wednesday, seven months after being knocked out by Jan Blachowicz and 14 months after a hotly contested unanimous-decision loss to Jon Jones. “I went back to what I was doing before the Jan fight. I went back with my boxing coach. I went back to working in the dark and just getting back t...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Czech Republic, Soccer, Ufc, Espn, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, MMA, Jones, Stony Brook University, Reyes, Dana White, LFA, Kelvin Gastelum, Jon Jones

The best fighting games for Xbox One

Punch, kick, dodge, and fly as you engage high-fantasy combatants, comic book superheroes, and MMA fighters. Here are the best fighting games for Xbox One.
Tags: Gaming, Xbox One, Marvel, Trends, Dc, MMA, Buying Guides, Fighting Games, Mortal Kombat, Soulcalibur VI

Daniel Cormier challenges Jake Paul to MMA fight: 'I'm going to rip his face apart'

In case you expected this to die down anytime soon, you’ll just have to make peace with the fact that it won’t.
Tags: MMA, Daniel Cormier, Jake Paul

We Need to Talk About the Worst Part of the New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie

The new Mortal Kombat movie is bad. Sure, maybe you enjoyed it. Maybe it scratched a specific itch for you. Maybe it surpassed your low standards. But let’s be honest with ourselves here: it’s a bad movie, a misfire that somehow manages to ignore what makes its source material such goofy, compelling fun while also failing as an actual piece of cinema. I’m not here to write a review of Mortal Kombat. We already have one of those. I’m here to talk about the worst part of the new film, the element...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Leonardo Dicaprio, Harry Potter, Kano, MMA, Video Game, Anderson, PAUL, Sanada, Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hiroyuki Sanada, Josh Lawson

Claressa Shields on MMA debut, inequality in boxing and fighting Savannah Marshall

Before her MMA debut, boxing world champion and "the Greatest Woman of All Time" Claressa Shields discusses her plan for global domination.
Tags: News, MMA, Savannah Marshall

Shields on MMA switch and why she's the greatest of all time

Claressa Shields talks to BBC Sport about switching from boxing to MMA and has a message for the only woman to beat her - Britain's Savannah Marshall.
Tags: News, Britain, MMA, BBC Sport, Claressa Shields

UFC 261 results: Valentina Shevchenko smashes Jessica Andrade with crucifix elbows, gets TKO

[autotag]Valentina Shevchenko[/autotag] continues to be unbeatable at 125 pounds. At UFC 261, Shevchenko (21-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC)...
Tags: Ufc, MMA, Shevchenko, Valentina Shevchenko, Jessica Andrade

UFC 261: Chris Weidman snaps leg throwing kick vs. Uriah Hall

In perhaps the most horrifically ironic result in MMA history, Chris Weidman snapped his leg throwing a kick against Uriah Hall.
Tags: Ufc, MMA, Chris Weidman, Uriah Hall

UFC 261: Jorge Masvidal aims to avenge Kamaru Usman loss to help cement MMA legacy

Fans' favourite Jorge Masvidal says his mixed martial arts career "won't be complete" until he holds a world title.
Tags: News, Ufc, MMA, Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman

Midnight Mania! Jorge Masvidal willing to rematch Kamaru Usman if victorious

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight!
Tags: MMA, Jorge Masvidal, Kamaru Usman

Exclusive: The Cast Gives Us Their Mortal Kombat Movie Pairing!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided with the chance to chat with the cast of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask them what martial arts movie they think would pair well in a double feature with Mortal Kombat. Check out their answers in the player below! “I would watch The Raid,” explained director Simon McQuoid. “That’s actually spectacular. That is an amazing movie, and Joe’s in it! So maybe it’s a Joe Taslim double ...
Tags: Games, Movies, China, Earth, Action, Warner Bros, Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Joe, Warner Bros Pictures, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema

‘Mortal Kombat’ Review: This Underwhelming Video Game Adaptation is Anything But a Flawless Victory

Despite all its blood and guts and fatalities, the Mortal Kombat video game series has a certain silliness to it. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you – the silliness is part of the fun, part of the charm of it all. After all, Mortal Kombat is ultimately the story of characters punching and kicking each other for the fate of the world. Some of these characters are humans; some are robots; some are giant monsters with four arms; some are immortal ninjas; some are full-blown gods; it’s a ric...
Tags: Elsa, Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Features, Movie Reviews, Kano, Angus Sampson, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Bender, Goro, Sonya, Cole, Michael Myers

Jorge Masvidal announces new bare-knuckle MMA promotion

The "BMF" champion is getting into the fight business as a promoter, and he’s jumping into the bare-knuckle craze.
Tags: MMA, Jorge Masvidal

Sub-Zero Actor Joe Taslim Has Signed on for Four More ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequels

Get ready for at least four more movies of ice-kicking. Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim, who plays the iconic villain in the upcoming Mortal Kombat, has revealed that he’s signed on for four more sequels. Flawless victory (for Mortal Kombat fans)! In an interview with Variety for its Just for Variety podcast, Indonesian actor and martial artist Joe Taslim revealed that he’s signed on for four more Mortal Kombat sequels as Sub-Zero — if Warner Bros. decides to keep going with the franchise. “If thi...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Earth, Sequels, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Cole, South Sumatra, Action/Adventure, Mortal-kombat, Joe Taslim, Simon McQuoid

Trailblazing Trans MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Sets Biopic at Mark Gordon Pictures

The life of Fallon Fox, the first openly transgender fighter in Mixed Martial Arts, is the subject of a new film in development at Mark Gordon Pictures. Fox’s story will be scripted by wedded writing team T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper, whose credits include NBC’s “The Blacklist,” BBC America’s “Copper” and Netflix’s “The Get Down.” […]
Tags: News, Nbc, America, Bbc, Netflix, MMA, Cooper, Mark Gordon, Fallon Fox, Mark Gordon Pictures, Allison Glock Cooper, MMA Fighter Fallon Fox, Mark Gordon Pictures Fox

Biopic in the Works on Transgender MMA Fighter Fallon Fox

Photo Credit: Keith Mills Biopic in the works on transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox A biopic on transgender mixed martial artist Fallon Fox is in the works at Mark Gordon Pictures. Being penned by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper, the Fallon Fox biopic will dive into Fox hiding her identity as a trans woman before coming out in 2013. It will also deal with the abuse she received from the mixed martial arts community. “I’ve had a great time so far working with the producers and writers brin...
Tags: New York Post, Movies, Fox, Ufc, MMA, Ronda Rousey, Fallon, Cooper, Rousey, Matt Mitrione, Ashlee Evans Smith, Fallon Fox, Keith Mills, T Cooper, Mark Gordon Pictures, Allison Glock Cooper

Whicker: Where are the boxing champions who actually want to fight?

As Mary Gauthier wrote, “Fish swim. Birds fly. Old men sit and think. I drink.” As the columnist Dave Kindred said on 60 Minutes, “Writers write.” Both are old enough to remember when boxers boxed. In 1966, Muhammad Ali fought in March, May, August, September and November. In 1971, he fought Joe Frazier in March but still got it together well enough to appear in July, November and December. In 1972, he fought in April, May, June, July, September and November. Even after his unspeakably brutal wi...
Tags: Facebook, Abc, Australia, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Nba, Boxing, Ufc, Espn, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Donald Trump, MMA, Pete Davidson

Exclusive: Mortal Kombat Cast Explains Character Backstories

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Video: Mortal Kombat cast talks character backstories Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema provided with the chance to chat with the cast of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask them about what aspect of their Mortal Kombat backstories they love the most… even if it didn’t appear in the film. Check out their answers in the player below! Lewis Tan was coming into the franchise as a brand-spanking-new char...
Tags: Games, Movies, China, Earth, Streaming, Warner Bros, Jackson, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Jade, Tan, McNamee, Sonya, Cole

Midnight Mania! Dana White denies owing Snoop Dogg $2 million

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Watch the First Seven Minutes of ‘Mortal Kombat’ Right Now

Mortal Kombat comes to theaters and HBO Max this weekend, and just in case you need a little incentive, Warner Bros. went ahead and released the first seven minutes of the film online. This action-packed, blood-drenched opener takes you back to 1617 and shows the start of a battle between Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) and Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada). Of course, those familiar with the Mortal Kombat series will likely recognize that those characters are destined to become Sub-Zero and Scorpion – but w...
Tags: Movies, Earth, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Warner Brothers, Scorpion, Video Game, Video Clips, Cole, Action/Adventure, Simon McQuoid, Shang Tsung, Mortal-kombat, Sonya Blade, HBO Max

First 7-Minutes of Mortal Kombat Released Online!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First 7-minutes of Mortal Kombat released online! Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the first 7-minutes of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie online! It features Hiroyuki Sanada’s Scorpion vs Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero in a medieval Japan setting that harkens back to old school Akira Kurosawa films, setting a very unique tone for a video game movie. Check out the RED BAND NSFW first 7-minutes of Mortal Kombat in the player below! RELATED: Exclusi...
Tags: Games, Japan, Movies, China, Earth, Action, Akira Kurosawa, Warner Bros, Kano, MMA, Scorpion, Warner Bros Pictures, Sub Zero, Cole, Larry Kasanoff, New Line Cinema

‘Mortal Kombat’ Director Simon McQuoid on the Challenges of Video Game Movies and the Freedom of an R-Rating [Interview]

It’s time once again for Mortal Kombat as a new film arrives based on the wildly popular, wildly violent video game franchise. Like the games and the previous films, the new movie centers on fighters from our world must battle enemies from another dimension with the fate of Earth in the balance. The filmmaker tackling Mortal Kombat this time is Simon McQuoid, making his feature debut. In an interview with /Film, McQuoid talks about how he approached the material as someone who was initially not...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Earth, Features, MMA, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Sonya, Cole, Jax, Action/Adventure, Featured Stories Sidebar, Lewis Tan, Simon McQuoid, Mortal-kombat, HBO Max

Jake Paul targeted by several MMA fighters after Ben Askren knockout, including Tyron Woodley, BJ Penn, Dillo…

Jake Paul’s win over Ben Askren has brought more fighters out of the woodwork to challenge him.
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Jake Paul knocks out former MMA fighter Ben Askren in Triller Fight Club boxing match

Social media star Jake Paul improved to 3-0 in his boxing career by stopping former MMA fighter Ben Askren in the first round.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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