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Stills:Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

24 December 2010 7:39 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first images of Tom Hardy (Inception, Bronson) have leaked online from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy on Just Jared showing Hardy with some old school, betting shop type tattoos and blonde locks.

The film stars Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and is based on the 1974 novel, by John Le Carre, of the same name, where;

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6′s echelons.

(imdb.com Source)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy has previously been adapted as a BBC TV mini-series back in 1979 with the fantastic Alec Guinness as George Smiley now played by Gary Oldman in the updated instalment.  One of the reasons that this is an important film to look out for in 2011 (and not just because of Tom Hardy) as it is directed by Tomas Alfredson »

- Paul Koren

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Shirtless Tom Hardy Images For ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’

24 December 2010 3:44 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tom Hardy is showing off a new look. Hardy dons a wig and shirtless body with all the tattoos for filming scenes in the upcoming movie “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” The synopsis is, “In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.” The film is based off the spy fiction written by John Le Carre and was adapted on screen in the 1979 BBC series with actor Alec Guinness. The director is Tomas Alfredson. Other actors will include Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Gary Oldman. Currently, it has a release date for the United Kingdom on September 16 next year. There is no announced Us plans at this time. Which role do you suppose Hardy will be playing? Probably not the tailor. Check out the a few photos below. Source: Just Jared »

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New Images Of Tom Hardy From Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

23 December 2010 8:49 PM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Tom Hardy scuzzes up real nice, as proven by some new images from the set of Tomas Alfredson’s (“Let The Right One In”) “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”. Covered in homemade/prison looking tattoos and topped off with a dirty blond wig, Hardy plays a British operative named Ricki Tarr in this adaptation of John Le Carre’s 1974 spy novel. The film tells the story of George Smiley (played by Gary Oldman), as he roots out a mole inside of British intelligence. “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” is the first book in Le Carre’s “Karla Trilogy”. In 1979 the BBC adapted the book into a seven-part series starring Alec Guinness as George Smiley, and BBC Radio 4 has adapted the book, twice, once in 1988, and again in 2009. In addition to Hardy and Oldman, the cast of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” includes Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Stephen Graham. Here are the pictures via Collider. »

- Brent McKnight

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Tom Hardy Set Pics from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

23 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Tomas Alfredson’s forthcoming adaptation of John LeCarre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has some amazing talent in front of and behind the camera, with Alfredson on a high from his 2008 film Let the Right One In joining with Peter Morgan to adapt the spy classic, made famous in the late Seventies with an iconic performance from Alec Guinness.

The cast list reads like a wish-list and today snaps of Tom Hardy appeared on the net and it’s a very different look to his suave Inception persona. Appearing with Hardy in this post-Cold War thriller is Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, the ever wonderful Mark Strong and Moriarty in waiting Jared Harris. The film is set to appear on the 16th of September in the UK.

Here are the pics,

Haberturk (via Coming Soon) had these and there are a few more if you’d care to click. »

- Jon Lyus

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Why we don’t have our own cinema

23 December 2010 9:42 AM, PST | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Let’s go back to when Britain had its own cinema and see who some of our homegrown stars were then. If we dissolve back to 1960, we find a plethora of movie stars - enough to guarantee full houses in all the West End, and regional theatres, in the country. Here are just some of them: Margaret Rutherford, Joyce Grenfell, John Mills, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Virginia McKenna, Denholm Elliott, Fenella Fielding, Alec Guinness, Leo McKern, Diana Dors, Terry Thomas, Richard Burton, Dirk Bogarde, Peter Sellers, Laurence Olivier, Joan Greenwood, Hermione Baddeley, Moira Lister, Oliver Reed, Dennis Price, Michael Hordern, Robert Shaw, Michael Redgrave, Robert Morley, Laurence Harvey, Paul Scofield, Richard Harris, Tom Courtenay, Leslie-Anne Down, George Formby, Peter Ustinov, Peter Finch, Harry Andrews, Maxine Audley, Nigel Stock, Eric Porter, Noel Coward, Dinsdale Landen, Bernard Cribbins, Patrick Wymark, Shirley-Anne Field, and Moira Redmond… »

- Jonathan Gems

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First Look: Tom Hardy & Christian McKay in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!

23 December 2010 4:36 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Here’s our first look at Brit actors Tom Hardy and Christian McKay in Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy, a fresh adaptation of the seminal spy novel from John Le Carre that smartly retains it’s 1970′s, Cold War setting. That explains the dodgy hair cuts and dated attire of the two men above!

The Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen) scripted adaptation marks the Hollywood debut of Tomas Alfredson, the Swedish director of Let The Right One In and has that kind of acting ensemble that leaves you breathless when you just reel off the names…

Gary Oldman leads as George Smiley (a role made famous by Alec Guiness some decades ago) who comes out of retirement to hunt down a Soviet mole in ‘the Circus’, the highest department of MI6; Hardy is Ricky Tarr, a Brit operative who lends a helping hand; Colin Firth is a senior intelligence figure. »

- Matt Holmes

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Review – “Tron: Legacy” Or How Fanboys Have Gained The World But (Begun) To Lose Their Souls

16 December 2010 8:57 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ever since the 2008 Comic-Con, the Fanboy Universe has been waiting with bated breath for the follow-up to Steve Lisberger’s Tron, a groundbreaking science-fiction adventure released by Disney 28 years ago. Considered the first shot fired in the digital cinema revolution, Tron has carved out a singular space in the genre. Now that the revolution Tron began has changed cinema, the time seems perfect to revisit the world of the film with an eye towards birthing a new franchise.

And that’s what Disney has done. The new film, entitled Tron: Legacy will doubtlessly reap a fortune from both the aging nerds who saw the first one and the new generation brought up on gaming. It is also poised to launch more films and become another blockbuster franchise.

Already, some have complained that the original Tron has now gone into that Black Hole Disney is fond of hurling its properties into »

- Brandon Wilson

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John Le Carré: A Life Unmasked – review

10 December 2010 4:03 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

(More4)

On his way to interview John Le Carré at his home in Cornwall, Jon Snow aptly describes him as "the totemic writer of my generation". Coming up the drive, Snow ups the ante still further by revealing Le Carré has said this is the last television interview he will ever do. No pressure then, Jon. So how come he only came away with 24 minutes and 19 seconds of usable material – a lot of which was scenic shots of the coastline and clips of Alec Guinness playing George Smiley?

Le Carré was at his most expansive when talking about the post-cold war era and his dislike of the excesses of capitalism, but even then he kept his cards fairly close to his chest. Of his childhood, his time working for MI6 and his early writing career, we got mainly Le Carre's well-rehearsed party line. His father was a spiv, at school »

- John Crace

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Holiday Concert And "Scrooge" Screening At Loews Jersey City, December 11

9 December 2010 8:38 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The landmark movie palace The Loews Jersey City Theatre is holding a wonderful event on Saturday December 11. There will be a holiday sing-a-long concert on the organ (played by The Master himself, Wayne Zimmerman, who recently brought down the house with his superb accompaniment on Nosferatu. This will be followed by a big screen showing of Scrooge starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. For details click here »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Horses in film: Why the long face?

3 December 2010 3:41 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

It's because Hollywood has put horses out to pasture, and the days of the great equine role seem to have passed. Joe Queenan mourns the disappearance of Hollywood's mane players

At a certain age, actors – both men and women– start to complain that they are no longer offered the roles they once were, that the scripts they are sent by their agents are not equal to their talents. But isn't that even more true of horses? Horses used to be prominent figures in films, rearing their glorious heads and shaking their magnificent manes in everything from Fort Apache to Ben-Hur, not to mention idolatrously horse-centred motion pictures such as The Man from Snowy River and National Velvet. But the arrival of a new movie such as Secretariat drives home the point that horses no longer occupy the position of power in Hollywood that they once did, that a movie featuring »

- Joe Queenan, Catherine Shoard

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Clip joint: fake noses

1 December 2010 5:54 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Prosthetic snouts have poked their beaks into numerous films. And the winners by a nose (or even a nasal hair) are ...

The nose knows. Slap bang in the middle of our faces sits something with which we can be identified with uncanny ease. So, when proboscises get altered, we're thrown off the scent. A shock conk confounds our perceptions and forces us to see a different person. That's why both Lawrence Olivier and Orson Welles liked fake beaks. The falsie Alec Guinness wore as Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948) copied Cruikshank's illustrations from the novel's first edition, but it also caused the film to be delayed, banned and edited. The temporary cinematic rhinoplasty packs powerful juju – and this is why nasal prostheses have poked on to the silver screen in over 50 roles in five basic categories.

1) Foremost, the phoney schnoz is thespian camouflage. Think Richard Attenborough in Seance on a Wet Afternoon, »

- Karen Krizanovich

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai: Collector’s Edition’

9 November 2010 2:40 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – David Lean’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is one of the most beloved epics of all time and not only has the film been restored for a massive Blu-ray Collector’s Edition release but a new print will roll at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago starting Friday, November 12th, 2010. If you’ve never seen the 1957 Best Picture winner, there’s never been a better time.

Blu-Ray Rating: 4.5/5.0

The Bridge on the River Kwai” was a massive hit when it was released in 1957, winning seven Oscars, including Director (David Lean), Actor (Alec Guiness), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Score, Cinematography, and Picture. It beat “12 Angry Men” and “Witness For the Prosecution” for the big prize and has made multiple lists of the best films of all time. When the American Film Institute did their first list of the best 100 films ever made in 1998, “The Bridge on the River Kwai »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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The Bridge On The River Kwai on TCM

5 November 2010 3:36 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa in David Lean's The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean's 1957 blockbuster and multiple Oscar winner The Bridge on the River Kwai will be presented tonight at 5 p.m. Pt on Turner Classic Movies. Many consider The Bridge on the River Kwai one of the greatest war movies ever made. Whether or not you agree with that assessment, Lean's war epic is surely one of the longest, clocking in at 162 minutes. Alec Guinness deservedly won a Best Actor Oscar for his stiff-upper-lip British officer, while silent-screen veteran Sessue Hayakawa should have taken home the Best Supporting Actor Oscar as well — but lost to Red Buttons in another East Asian-set movie, Sayonara. William Holden (as box-office bait) and Jack Hawkins are the other two top members of the extensive (nearly all-male) cast. One of the major controversies regarding The Bridge on the River Kwai is »

- Andre Soares

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New this Week: ‘Due Date,’ ‘Megamind’ and ‘The Goonies (Bd)’

3 November 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

Due Date - Robert Downey Jr.Zach GalifianakisMichelle MonaghanJamie Foxx

For Colored GirlsThandie NewtonJanet JacksonMariah CareyWhoopi Goldberg

MegamindWill Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

Movie of the Week

Due Date

The Stars: Robert Downey Jr.Zach GalifianakisMichelle MonaghanJamie Foxx

The Plot: An expectant dad and his unlikely travel companion race cross-country in hopes of making it home for the birth of his first child.

The Buzz: Like many wines and cheeses before him, writer/director Todd Phillips has aged well. With Road Trip, his directorial debut, he made a film just funny enough to facilitate the production of his 2nd film, the far superior, Old School. From there Phillips helmed Starsky and Hutch, which was respected well enough, for what it was, before taking a major misstep with School for Scoundrels. Phillips bounced back big-time from his first flop, »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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Best in Blu-ray: 'Highlander,' 'The Sound of Music,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 'The Wiz'

2 November 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that will run on Tuesdays and examine the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'Highlander' (Director's Cut)

Twitter Tag Line: Sean Connery! Christopher Lambert! Sword fighting in NYC! Decapitations! Immortals! The quickening! Soundtrack by Queen! Play it again, Sean!

New Special Features: Six minutes of deleted scenes; alas, without sound. Carries over the audio commentary from the DVD; director's cut includes about 10 extra minutes, compared to the theatrical release version.

Transfer/Audio: "A pretty healthy leap in video quality ... It's not a perfect transfer but it is certainly a big improvement" over the previously-issued standard definition DVD releases. (DVD Beaver) "Transfer is at times shockingly uneven." (Blu-ray.com)

Replay Value: Distributor Lionsgate has set the list price at $19.99, a bargain for fans who »

- Peter Martin

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Best in Blu-ray: 'Highlander,' 'The Sound of Music,' 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,' 'The Wiz'

2 November 2010 2:30 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Cinematical, Blu-ray DVDs

'Best in Blu-ray' is a weekly column that will run on Tuesdays and examine the week's new Blu-ray releases while focusing on recommending titles for both the Blu-ray veteran and newbie.

For Blu-ray Vets:

'Highlander' (Director's Cut)

Twitter Tag Line: Sean Connery! Christopher Lambert! Sword fighting in NYC! Decapitations! Immortals! The quickening! Soundtrack by Queen! Play it again, Sean!

New Special Features: Six minutes of deleted scenes; alas, without sound. Carries over the audio commentary from the DVD; director's cut includes about 10 extra minutes, compared to the theatrical release version.

Transfer/Audio: "A pretty healthy leap in video quality ... It's not a perfect transfer but it is certainly a big improvement" over the previously-issued standard definition DVD releases. (DVD Beaver) "Transfer is at times shockingly uneven." (Blu-ray.com)

Replay Value: Distributor Lionsgate has set the list price at $19.99, a bargain for fans who »

- Peter Martin

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Graham Crowden obituary

22 October 2010 9:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor with great stage presence who found his metier in comic and satirical roles

There was something extra-terrestrial about the character actor Graham Crowden, who has died aged 87 – a mix of the ethereal eccentricity of Ralph Richardson and the Scottish lunacy and skewiff authoritarianism of Alastair Sim. He specialised in portraying doctors, lawyers or teachers in a satirical way.

Crowden was a tall, red-haired, serious and sometimes professionally diffident man – he turned down the opportunity of succeeding Jon Pertwee as the fourth Doctor Who, remarking that working with a lot of Daleks did not sound like much fun. He had a tremendous stage presence, always moving with an emphatic, loping gait. 

Despite his eminence in plays at the Royal Court and the National Theatre, where he introduced roles in works by Nf Simpson and Tom Stoppard, and in films directed by Lindsay Anderson, he did not become widely familiar until »

- Michael Coveney

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Peter Mullan's Neds heads London film festival's most-awaited list

21 October 2010 9:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Scottish virtuoso makes a welcome return after eight years but a remastered David Lean classic is stealing the spotlight

This year's London film festival saw the most keenly anticipated comeback in British cinema – perhaps only the next movie by Lynne Ramsay is as impatiently awaited. Peter Mullan is the Scottish film-maker and actor whose 1997 debut picture, Orphans, was a film of intestine-tangling emotional power. Following that, The Magdalene Sisters – about the institutionalised abuse in Ireland's notorious Magdalene laundries – was a tremendous triumph, winning the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival and confirming Mullan as a directorial heavyweight.

That was back in 2002. Since then, his admirers have been left wondering when his next film would arrive, with Mullan reportedly experienced some frustration getting backing for the films he wanted to make. In the meantime, he gave some great acting performances in works such as 2006's Children Of Men and the Red Riding TV trilogy, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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The James Clayton Column: Old crinklies kicking ass

21 October 2010 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As movies like Red and The Expendables prove, age is no barrier to becoming an action star. So, James asks, will we see Dame Judi Dench as the next RoboCop?

Old people kicking arse every which way we turn! By 'eck! It wasn't like this in the good old days.

Look to your elders, kids. We are experiencing a cultural moment where the age gap and social expectations are being blown apart by action movies. Realise the terrible truth: while we were too busy playing violent videogames and listening to that newfangled hip hop, the geriatrics snuck in and assumed control.

We all thought that these fogies had one foot in the grave but - "I don't believe it!" - they are actually very much alive, kicking and ruling the movie marketplace as action heroes with balls and bravado.

Stereotypically, they should be semicomatose in a corner beneath a cosy »

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Star Wars

21 October 2010 3:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

George Lucas, 1977

The original Star Wars (let's not bother with this Episode IV: A New Hope subheading nonsense) lays its cards on the table with its opening shot: a gigantic, evil-looking spaceship chasing down a far smaller craft. Like the rest of the movie, you could watch it with the sound off and completely follow what was going on. It's the purity of the story that has made this film endure, the classic themes handed down through the ages. It may be dressed up with robots, spaceships and trash compactors, but it's the old-as-time hero journey – George Lucas has said he consciously modelled his screenplay on Joseph Campbell's study of comparative mythology The Hero With a Thousand Faces.

In the cynical 70s, the notion of making a movie that mixed Kurosawa and Flash Gordon must have sounded as ludicrous as it does today. The film industry wasn't even ready for »

- Phelim O'Neill

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