Will Smiths Muhammad Ali biopic returns to theatres

first_imgLos Angeles, Jun 9 (PTI) Sony Pictures will re-release the Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali”, which stars Will Smith as the boxing champion.The film will be screened this weekend, limited to only a few hundred theaters, nationwide.Ali garnered an best actor Oscar nomination for Smith, as well as a best supporting actor nomination for Jon Voight for his portrayal of sports journalist Howard Cosell, The Hollywood Reporter said.”With the passing of Muhammad Ali, we have received many requests for this film to return to theaters, in celebration of his life,” Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, said.”The film truly honors everything that made Ali one of the central figures of our time, a man who commanded his sport but whose personal faith and principles made him mean so much more.”Ali, the three-time world heavyweight champion, passed away last Friday at the age of 74. Smith will act as one of the pallbearers at Alis memorial service this week in Louisville.On Saturday, the actor took to Facebook to post a tribute to the boxer, writing: “You shook up the World! My Mentor & My Friend. You changed my Life.” PTI JCH JCHlast_img read more

Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires He was named to the first team All-CAA in 2011 and was an AFCA All-American in 2012.The 6-foot-4 guard is the first player to be selected in the NFL draft out of JMU since 2010 (Arthur Moats and Scotty McGee). “I played a lot of good players, they might not be the SEC schools or anything like that,” said Watford. “But I played against good competition and proved that I can play against great competition being an All-Star game. I’m a hard worker and am excited to show what I can do in the NFL on Sundays.” – / 48 The Arizona Cardinals moved down six spots in the fourth round — swapping their No. 110 pick for the Giants’ fourth-round pick (No. 116) and sixth-round (No. 186) pick — before taking guard Earl Watford out of James Madison.Watford, who is the second guard (Jonathan Cooper) to be taken by the Cardinals through their first five picks, played 32 career games with the Dukes, including 26 starts.“I’m excited,” Watford said in a conference call Saturday. “It’s crazy being able to go in the fourth round out of JMU, that’s a big deal here.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more