Tom Hardy is an actor who finds himself in higher demand with each passing year, and has several high-profile projects either in the works or thrown his way on a regular basis. One recent endeavor was David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, which he unfortunately had to drop out of because of a commitment to Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant, which required extensive reshoots. Fret not though, because it may not be too long before we see the Dark Knight Rises alum back in the DC Comics universe again.
While speaking with Collider, Hardy teased that he’s got a mysterious DC adaptation in his pipeline. Of course, he didn’t specifically detail what it may be, but did lay the intrigue on pretty thick:
“I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros., which is also a comic book, it’s a DC thing which is kind of… It’s really good actually, »
- James Garcia
Despite pulling out of the role of Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad due to scheduling issues, and throwing his hat in the ring to play The Punisher for Marvel, it seems that Tom Hardy is still eyeing a return to the DC universe, with The Dark Knight Rises star telling Collider than he’s currently working on a DC project with Warner Bros.
“I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it’s a DC thing which is kind of… It’s really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean’s Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction…It’s a psychological fuckfest, it’s absolutely awesome. It’s as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it’s not that out »
- Gary Collinson
Though he dropped out of the "Suicide Squad" film, Tom Hardy may be a part of the DC Cinematic Universe after all. Doing press for "Mad Max: Fury Road," Hardy spoke with Collider and teased an upcoming DC project:
"I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it's a DC thing which is kind of… It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction.
It's a psychological f--kfest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it's not that out there it's something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be fucking awesome. Let me tell you what it is, try and guess."
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- Garth Franklin
Collider has done a good job spreading out their interview session with Tom Hardy as he's out promoting next week's new release Mad Max: Fury Road. Last we checked in he gave details on why he had to drop out of David Ayer's Suicide Squad along with saying he'd like to star as The Punisher, but now he's talking about a DC Comics property he's "cooking with Warner Bros." but he's only teasing us, not giving us the entire picture: It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction... It's a psychological f**kfest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take "Transmetropolitan" and make it happen, but it's not that out there it's something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, »
- Brad Brevet
There are few actors who can swear with the style and panache of Samuel L Jackson, but just how sweary is he?
We've been given a handy infographic which tallies up every single time Jackson has said the word "motherf**ker" in the movies.
So - how many is that in total? We make that a motherf**kin' massive total of 159.
Our favourite splurge of "motherf**ckers" probably comes in 1994's Pulp Fiction.
What's your favourite Samuel L Jackson sweary movie outburst? Let us know in the comments box below. »
Tom Hardy is no stranger to the DC Comics universe, having played Bane in 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, and he was almost set to play Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad before he dropped out. As it turns out, the actor is developing a mysterious new project with both Warner Bros. and , which incorporates a number of different comic and non-comic elements, although he wouldn't specifically say what the project is. Here's what he had to say about this secret movie/tv show:
"I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it's a DC thing which is kind of... It's really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean's Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction... It's a psychological [frick]fest, it's absolutely awesome. It's as if »
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Cinco de Mayo has arrived and El Rey Network is celebrating the holiday in grand, fitting fashion with their From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 marathon that starts at dusk tonight and runs till dawn tomorrow, ramping up anticipation for the season two world premiere at the Atx Television Festival this June. The folks at El Rey Network are also adding even more festive culebra frights to the occasion, as they've provided us with five From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 1 prize packs to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (5) Winners will receive (1) From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series prize pack, including the following:
(1) Season 1 Soundtrack (1) Season 1 Poster (1) Signed Season 1 DVD
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Contest.” Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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- Derek Anderson
And Tarantino's still in charge, working with managers Torgan, Jules McLean and Brian Quinn, even as he continues shooting "The Hateful Eight," which just left Colorado to finish filming in L.A. The theater first opened back in 1978 with a double feature of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Last Tango in Paris." 35mm-collector and passionate advocate Tarantino quickly lined up a slate including films from his own collection, the late Paul Mazursky ("Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice") and the late Robin Williams ("The Best of Times"), as well as a double bill of Luc Besson's "The Professional" and Tarantino's own "Pulp Fiction," both 20 years old last October. Back in August, Tarantino told La Weekly: "I want the New Beverly to be a bastion for 35 millimeter films. I want it to stand for something. When you see a film on the New Beverly calendar, you don’t have to ask whether it’s going to be. »
- Anne Thompson
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Crypt TV have exclusively released Eli Roth's student film Restaurant Dogs, a very strange affair and oddly fascinating look inside the creative mind of a filmmaker that went on to be one of the biggest names in horror.
The film is obviously inspired by Tarantino, though this is pre Pulp Fiction. Roth obviously knew where the industry would be going.
Perhaps not surprisingly, Roth's professors hated the film and were skeptical about graduating him after viewing it. It, of course, went on to win top honors at the student academy awards and the film was screened at the Moma. Take that professors!
I won't spoil the proceedings with a synopsis. Just let it all rain down on you.
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There’s perhaps no other character study this mercilessly satirical, or this inclined to ride the bloody surface of an American symbol all the way to the end. Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) never lifts off the screen to be anything but a rampaging, lampooning, psychotic cartoon. He shivers at the sight of a watermark on Paul Allen’s business card, a phallic comparison; sexuality replaced by the scented highs of Bone and Silian Rail. Bateman never ceases to be a representation of the bottomless pit of American consumerism, and he embodies that as a mass murdering loon. It’s because of what he stands for that the film makes no efforts in humanizing him, because, well, what’s human about the shit that moves at the top of American capital?
But some viewers seem to misunderstand American Psycho’s final third, as a revelation that Bateman’s murders were pure fantasy. »
- email@example.com (Aaron Hunt)
Director: Crystal Moselle
Run Time: 82 minutes
Synopsis: With unprecedented access, a documentarian reveals a fascinating portrait of a family discovering the world for the first time without skirting the questions of forced confinement and abuse that shroud them.
To stave off the loneliness of spending their entire lives locked away from society in their Lower East Side Manhattan apartment, six brothers, who dream of venturing out, glean knowledge of the outside world from the Hollywood movies they watch and recreate religiously.
What sets a documentary apart from your standard feature film is its raw observations of real life; that stories woven in truth and fact can be more powerful and compelling than anything that can be scripted. This rings true with Crystal Moselle’s directorial debut The Wolfpack: »
- Sacha Hall
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Check here for a complete list of our essays. Just one glance at the Oscar nominees for 1998 might make it seem less a questionable choice for “best year in film” — and more an insane one. Instead of a 1974 – The Godfather II, The Conversation, Chinatown, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc – or even a 1994, where Shawshank, Quiz Show, and Pulp Fiction lost to Gump – you choose a year where the Oscars would allow Roberto Benigni to climb atop both the figurative and literal chairs of the Shrine? Fine, step away from the Oscars. Would you still celebrate a year that saw not one, but two movies about asteroids threatening the Earth? A year that saw such scars carved across cinematic history as Patch Adams, My Giant, Stepmom, and Krippendorf’s Tribe? It bears repeating: Krippendorf’S Tribe? »
- Michael Oates Palmer
All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century. Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others? History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies? So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »
- Richard Rushfield
The Simpsons has a long history of peppering its stories with pop culture references, and some of the show’s finest gags stem from the world of cinema. These have ranged from the briefest of quotes, to full on shot-for-shot parodies and extended episode-long homages.
Most striking in trying to put this list together was the sheer volume of movie references there are to choose from. In pretty much any given episode of The Simpsons, there are at least a couple, with nods to James Bond, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the work of Alfred Hitchcock proving three of the most regular candidates. The tributes to numerous great horror movies in the show’s Treehouse Of Horror episodes could have been used to fill this list all on their own. »
Over the course of his career, Quentin Tarantino has not hurt for any critical/academic deconstruction of his work, but he’s only rarely celebrated for something so specific as his “driving shots.” The below supercut focuses solely on all the shots in Tarantino’s filmography that take place in or around modes of transportation. Running a breezy two-and-a-half minutes, “Tarantino: The Driving Shots” from Jacob T. Swinney covers everything from the rear projection driving shots in “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” to the period stylings of “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained” (which, despite not containing a single motor vehicle, is still represented in the supercut). The video goes to show not only how simple driving shots can be but also how they can be fertile ground to continue implementing your aesthetic as a director. Watch “Tarantino: The Driving Shots” below, then do some driving afterward while listening to pop music from the 70s. »
- Cain Rodriguez
At some point – perhaps around the mid-nineties when he banged out roles in films as varied as "Pulp Fiction" and "Excess Baggage," maybe when he voiced his need for more cowbell in 2000, who’s to say, really – Christopher Walken entered an actorly realm of self-parody that few stars are ever able to fully escape. What set Walken apart from the pack was the sense that he was in on the joke, that he was happily playing up his cadence and his dancing purely for our benefit, and that it had zero bearing on his actual (and profound) ability to leave that stuff behind when his work required him to do so. Yet that doesn’t dilute the pure pleasure of watching Walken marry those two ideals – the hammy Walken, the serious Walken – into one irrepressibly charming character in Robert Edwards’ darling “When I Live My Life Over Again.” Read More: »
- Kate Erbland
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
There is such a thing as “pre-critic” movies. These are the films that had a major psychic impact on a writer or thinker way before they have even considered (or even imagined) the possibility of having cinematic sensibilities or intellectual engagement with movies as art-objects. These movies tend to be pop culture touchstones; movies like the first Star Wars film or Ghostbusters or Pulp Fiction are common ones in part because of their ubiquity. But as with all generalizations, there are always outliers and oddities. One of my pre-critic movies, which I saw as a young man of fifteen on Canadian cable on a sunny Saturday afternoon, was Vincenzo Natali’s 1997 sci-fi horror film Cube. To this day, it remains one of my very favourite films, a scrappy little piece of government-funded genre weirdness that gets by on crack direction, »
- Derek Godin
John Travolta made his appearance on the "Late Show" a family affair! The 61-year-old actor brought his wife, Kelly Preston, and his son, Ben, to the taping of his late night appearance on Monday, where the little one made his big TV debut ... well, sort of. "I hope he's still here and hasn't gone over to Fallon," David Letterman joked. When the actress tried to bring the four-year-old on stage, he wiggled out her arms and ran off to the side. Even though Letterman and Travolta tried to get him to come out, Ben wouldn't budge! "I think there's a place for him on the staff," the late-night host said with a laugh. "What a beautiful kid. Oh my god!" Check out the cute clip below to see what else John said about Ben! Travolta has been creating a ton of buzz for recent comments surrounding the Church of Scientology. »
- tooFab Staff
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