Billy "The Great" Hope, the light-heavyweight champ played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the shamelessly melodramatic, shamefully entertaining Southpaw, is the kind of fighter famous for being able to withstand impossible pummeling, round after round after round.
If you thought Jake Gyllenhaal's transformation for last year's Nightcrawler was extreme - losing weight and gaining a creepy intensity to play a feral freelance video cameraman trolling the streets of L.A. - look at the actor in Southpaw.
For the doubters among us who still believe Sherlock Holmes to be a fictional character, consider the sad and lovely Mr. Holmes.
Jimmy's Hall, Ken Loach's loving dramatization of the life and times of the Irish communist James "Jimmy" Gralton, begins with jumpy black-and-white archival footage of Depression-era New York.
Here's a good way to meet a guy: Become a journalist, write a profile. It worked for Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey.
Amy In area theaters. If you're a doubter who thinks comparisons to Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington (and even Billie Holiday) are out of line, that Amy Winehouse was just another moderately talented singer/ songwriter who crashed, burned, and was body-
Love & Mercy. The breakthroughs and breakdowns of Beach Boys songwriting savant Brian Wilson are brought to vivid life in Bill Pohlad's biopic, which toggles between the mid-'60s and the making of the band's landmark Pet Sounds album and the '80s, when Br