Mickey Rourke

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What links Top Gun: Maverick to Dennis Rodman and The Outsiders?
The new Tom Cruise flyboy sequel is out, so follow it down the rabbit hole to ER, a Bull in Korea and Francis Ford Coppola

Larry Ryan

28, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Putin’s Hollywood pals – the stars who snuggled up to the Russian dictator
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Steven Seagal, Tinseltown’s biggest names were once happy to hang out with the invading president. Are they all now cringing? Not entirely

Phil Hoad

07, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Commando review – Mickey Rourke stars in military-grade dross
Bloodthirsty villains brutalise a young family in their hunt for loot in this reprehensible addition to the home invasion genre

Leslie Felperin

04, Jan, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Take Back review – dusty martial arts thriller looks cramped
Despite Gillian White’s charisma, this B-movie thriller, the story of a lawyer’s run-in with melty-face Mickey Rourke’s hoodlum, seems tame

Phil Hoad

23, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch Animal Factory
The latest in our series of writers highlighting underseen movies is a recommendation for Steve Buscemi’s tough, well-acted prison drama

Jason Bailey

28, Aug, 2020 @6:12 AM

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The 10 best BDSM movies
Before Fifty Shades of Grey’s release this weekend, we take a look at 10 other BDSM-based films which shocked, stimulated and spanked their way to notoriety

Anna Smith

10, Feb, 2015 @8:02 PM

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Fifty Shades Of Grey: has sex in cinema become boring?
Hollywood’s answer to the sexual excesses of the internet is the steel-and-glass status porn of EL James’s erotic megaseller

John Patterson

09, Feb, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Mickey Rourke’s defeated opponent in Moscow claims fight was fixed
Elliot Seymour, the American boxer whom Mickey Rourke knocked out in Moscow last month, has claimed that the fight was fixed

Guardian sport

16, Dec, 2014 @11:25 AM

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For review – a disreputable but deodorised sequel

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's sequel to their own comic-book fantasy lays on the teenage kicks but the thrill is gone, writes Xan Brooks

Xan Brooks

23, Aug, 2014 @11:05 PM

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Why Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the film you should watch this week - video

Henry Barnes explains why Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is worth watching this week

Henry Barnes

21, Aug, 2014 @6:30 AM

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Seagal, Depardieu, Rourke: Vladimir Putin’s ardent Hollywood fans
Pete Cashmore: Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal and Gérard Depardieu have all shown their support for the Russian president in recent times. But should V-Put be happy to have them on side?

Pete Cashmore

13, Aug, 2014 @10:34 AM

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Top 10 sports movies

Fighting, dying, hoping, hating … great sports films are about far more than sport itself. Here the Guardian and Observer critics pick their 10 best

25, Nov, 2013 @2:30 PM

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