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Based on Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, The Man in the High Castle asks what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (A Knight's Tale), Luke Kleintank (Max) and Alexa Davalos (Clash Of The Titans), this show looks to paint a... Read More »
- Sean Wist
“Eventually, something will kill me. Of course it will,” Tom Hardy told Vulture about taking on challenging roles. “Eventually, I’ll be rubbish. But if I don’t take on something that I feel will eat me alive, I don’t think I’d have the compulsion to work my ass off.” It's that laudable work ethic that has led to Hardy doing double duty in "Legend," the new gangster flick about notorious British twin criminals the Kray Brothers. A new clip provides an opportunity to see Hardy and Hardy doing his/their thing. Brian Helgeland ("42," "A Knight's Tale"; he also wrote "L.A. Confidential") gets behind the camera for the movie, which tracks the rise of the Krays in 1960s London. And as you'll see in the clip below, their fearlessness and unpredictability saw them rise above any challengers. Read More: Review: '42' Admirably & Carefully Weaves Together The »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The glamour of 1960's London underworld is captured with varying degrees of success in Brian Helgeland's new film Legend, the story of notorious East end gangsters Ron and Reggie Kray. The fact that both twins are played via CGI by versatile actor Tom Hardy should sweeten the film's appeal were if not for the uneven craftsmanship behind the camera. Celebrated screenwriter Brian Helgeland (of L.A. Confidential, director of 42 and A Knight's Tale) wrote and directed Legend and although many of the tales told in the film have been covered before, his screenplay manages to make them fresh again. The 1990 film The Krays scratched the surface on the volatile brothers' past but Legend digs much deeper. Reggie Kray (Hardy) is the public face of the duo, an outgoing and extremely charming criminal. His devilish personality is only matched by the loyalty to his psychopathic brother Ron (Hardy). That twin is quiet, »
- Marco Cerritos
The incident was first brought to light by the alarmed Guardian reviewer himself, Benjamin Lee, who tweeted this:
Incredible way of making my two star review seem like I didn't hate the film pic.twitter.com/zvOyIxHQ3h
— Benjamin Lee (@benfraserlee) September 8, 2015
A tip of the cap to Legend's marketing team, then, for turning an unfortunate critical assessment into a social media phenomenon.
Lighting up Twitter like it's the second coming of Keyboard Cat, the internet has been snorting into its collective flat whites this morning over this cinematic subterfuge, but it's not the first time it's happened.
With a constant sense of impending violence, writer-director Brian Helgeland's Legend cuts to the core of life as a gangster: accepting this particular line of work requires not just a capacity to maim and steal, but also to deal with the ever-present possibility of a knife in the back.
Tom Hardy is on top form as the Kray twins - the most famous gangsters in 1960s London. At first, we’re led to believe that they collectively represent the light and dark of an ordinary person: Reggie's tough yet suave and witty, Ron unhinged and monstrous. We soon learn that they’re actually far more similar in temperament than their outward appearances imply.
Kurt Sutter would like to get something off his chest. The showrunner behind the wildly successful, dearly beloved, bad-ass Shakespearean biker melodrama Sons of Anarchy knows that yes, because his new FX historical epic The Bastard Executioner has swords and horses and castles, some people are bound to compare it to Game of Thrones. He's perfectly okay with that. In fact, he can even see the parallels himself. HBO's show is constrained by the novels it's adapting, he mentions. "And we're like that with actual history," Sutter proclaims.
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Shannyn Sossamon became something of an "It Girl" in the early noughties with roles in films including "A Knight's Tale," "40 Days and 40 Nights," the Bret Easton Ellis adaptation "Rules of Attraction" and "The Order" (her second and final film with the late Heath Ledger, whom she called "a very special spirit" but was otherwise reticent to talk about in a short-form interview), but after giving birth to her son Audio in 2003 she all but disappeared from the spotlight. Since then, Sossamon has popped up in everything from well-received indies ("Wristcutters: A Love Story") to big, star-studded Hollywood com-coms ("The Holiday") to TV series (the cult single-season CBS vampire drama "Moonlight"), though recently her resume is heavy on so-called "genre" work, from the 2008 J-horror remake "One Missed Call" to the 2011 post-apocalyptic thriller "The Day" to this year's buzzy summer series "Wayward Pines" and now "Sinister 2," the sequel to the sleeper »
- Chris Eggertsen
When Shannyn Sossamon first hit the scene in the early 2000s, she was one of the Hollywood It Girls. With roles alongside some of the hottest heartthrobs around -- including Heath Ledger, Josh Hartnett and James Van Der Beek -- she quickly made a name for herself in films like "A Knight's Tale," "40 Days and 40 Nights" and "The Rules of Attraction." Now 36 and a mother to two children -- Audio Science, 12, and Clayton, 3 -- those days are a bit blurry to the actress. "I don’t remember anything," she tells toofab's Brian Particelli when asked what it was like to gain notoriety during such a wild time in Hollywood. "I always say that I wasn’t really ready when I started to do movies and so I learned as I’ve been going. It was fun, but I was definitely a little reckless being when I was younger, so I don’t remember much! »
- tooFab Staff
Considering we are just over two months away from seeing what Tom Hardy is able to do on screen as twin gangsters Reggie and Ron Kray in writer-director Brian Helgeland's latest project Legend, I'm a bit surprised we haven't seen more from the film at this point in terms of trailers and clips and the like, but that changes a bit today as StudioCanal -- which is distributing the film internationally -- has just debuted a new trailer for what I hope is more than just a run-of-the-mill gangster tale. Legend tells the true story of the rise and fall of the Kray twins, London's most notorious gangsters, both of whom are portrayed by Hardy in the film. Co-starring Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston and Taron Egerton, it is described as a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events »
- Jordan Benesh
Tom Hardy's no secret to playing real-life criminals with a violent streak - in fact, some of his most compelling performances can be found in the 2007 TV drama Stuart: A Life Backwards and Nicolas Winding Refn's knockout movie, Bronson.
In Legend, directed by Brian Helgeland, Hardy gets to stretch his abilities further. He plays the infamous Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie, a pair of gangsters whose exploits in 60s London made them into celebrities. Each character showcases a different side of the actor's talent: the slick, witty Reggie is the more dapper of the pair, while Ronnie's prone to wild flights of fantasy and horrifying outbursts of violence.
Helgeland (La Confidential, Mystic River, »
"There's a problem - I found another house." Focus Features has debuted a brand new red band trailer for Ciaran Foy's Sinister 2, the sequel to Scott Derrickson's cult horror hit Sinister from 2012. This isn't red band in the conventional sense, but it's red band because it allows them to show you a glimpse of all the crazy, disgusting, weird things that are going to happen in this. The cast includes: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Tate Ellington, Lucas Jade Zumann, Caden M. Fritz and Jaden Klein; as well as Nicholas King back as the creepy Bughuul. There's some really dark, messed up stuff in here - watch out. Here's the new red band trailer for Ciaran Foy's Sinister 2, originally from Fandango: Sinister 2 is directed by Ciaran Foy (Citadel) and written by C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Story details are limited, but we know the Blumhouse Productions »
- Alex Billington
N.B. This article contains Spoilers for Marvel's latest film Avengers: Age of Ultron. If you haven't seen it yet, then do so because it's awesome (also, there's a scene shortly into the end credits, but not at the very end).
This article will not focus on the end credits scene, but rather the ending of the movie itself, which is arguably one of the best scenes. The intention is not to undermine the beginning, middle, and end structure of the film by looking impatiently to the future (because Joss Whedon hates that). The film actually offers great closure to its storyline. Rather, the intention is to analyse the characters and their character dynamics, as put forward by this one final (non-tag) scene in particular.
The first thing to say about this scene is:
Perfect ending is perfect.
It's awesomely comic book-y, as with much of the film, and Alan Silvestri »
Several films have already been made about the Kray brothers, two notorious career criminals who ran a veritable gangster empire in London. This September we'll get another adaptation of their story: Legend, written and directed by Brian Helgeland, and starring Tom Hardy as both of the infamous twins. The film will cover the rise of Ronald and Reginald Kray during the fifties and sixties, and is an adaptation of the book The Progression Of Violence by John Pearson. Helgeland is rightfully famous for writing the script for L.A. Confidential, and directing A Knight's Tale (and at least one-and-a-half version of Payback). With him and Tom Hardy attached to this material, there sure are enough reasons to get excited. Today a teaser trailer landed, and it...
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"Me and my brother, we're gonna rule London." Hot on the heels of the intense trailer for the crime drama Black Mass starring Johnny Depp, it looks like Tom Hardy has a great crime thriller of his own on the way too. Legend sees the star of Inception and Mad Max: Fury Road pulling double duty as twin brothers Reggie and Ron Kray, two of London's most notorious gangsters from the 1960s. It's only a teaser trailer, so it mostly just sets the stage for the story, but there's a good indication that this could be a fantastic crime thriller with a tour de force from Hardy on display. Keep an eye out for Taron Egerton in there too. Watch! Here's the first UK teaser trailer for Brian Helgeland's Legend from Studio Canal UK: Legend is written and directed by Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale, Payback, 42). Tom Hardy stars »
- Ethan Anderton
He's already portrayed one famous British criminal in Bronson, now Tom Hardy is trying his hand at two with Legend, using CGI trickery to step into the shoes of the infamous Kray Twins, Ronnie and Reggie. Directed by Brian Helgeland (A Knight's Tale, and Oscar nominated writer of Mystic River), Legend delves into the twins rise to power in the 60's, a time when they terrorised London with their crime gang The Firm. While the first teaser is just that, it does gives us a great sense of the tone and style of the movie, and gives a look at Hardy's fantastic performance (or is that performances?), able to convey the differences between the two in ingeniously subtle ways. Released: 11th September (Irl/U.K.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Because of the anticipation surrounding this film, this review will endeavour to avoid any major specific plot spoilers, instead talking in general terms and about things that have already been revealed in trailers and interviews and so on. However, if you still want to know absolutely as little as possible about the film beforehand, then: a) go see it, it's awesome, and b) there is a scene shortly into the end credits. In any case, consider this article more a quick first reaction than an in-depth thematic analysis.
Writer-director Joss Whedon's The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble, in the UK) was a smash-hit back in 2012 for Marvel. His return to the franchise (which will also be his Avengers swansong), Avengers: Age of Ultron, is a darker, more emotionally resonant sequel (as with The Empire Strikes Back or How to Train Your Dragon 2), while still delivering spectacular superheroic action and an abundance of laugh-out-loud humour. »
We previously told you which new films and TV shows are coming to Netflix streaming next month, but now it’s time for the bad news: what’s leaving. Quite a few titles are due to expire next month, including Skyfall, The Brothers Bloom, Valkyrie, RoboCop, Life Is Beautiful, BASEketball, the underrated Along Came Polly and more. And if you’ve been putting off watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, time to get crackin’. Here’s a full list of titles that are leaving Netflix next month, via THR: Expiring May 1 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) 6 Bullets (2012) A Knight's Tale (2001) Airplane! (1980) Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) All I Want for Christmas (1991) Along Came Polly (2004) An American Haunting (2006) Baby Genius: The Four Seasons Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures BASEketball (1998) Bitter Moon (1992) Boys Don't Cry (1999) Bratz: Babyz: The Movie (2005) Call Me Claus (2001) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013) Cecil B. »
- Adam Chitwood
If you've gotten through all the new movies on Netflix in April, it's time to start watching the ones that are about to expire. Skyfall is about to disappear, along with Airplane and the original RoboCop. Before you get too excited about the movies that will inevitably appear on May 1, you better get cracking on the films that are about to be gone for good! Expiring May 1 A Knight's Tale Airplane! Airplane II: The Sequel Along Came Polly All I Want For Christmas An American Haunting BASEketball Cecil B. Demented Deuces Wild Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Finding Forrester Funny Face Ichi the Killer Life Is Beautiful RoboCop Romancing the Stone Sabrina The Accused The Brothers Bloom Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II The Jewel of the Nile Valkyrie 6 Bullets Expiring May 2 Flight Expiring May 3 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Skyfall Expiring May 16 Fun Size Expiring May 17 Bridezillas Expiring »
Having come to the conclusion that it's genuinely useful to tell its users what movies will soon be expiring from its service, Netflix now releases a list of the films that will disappear from its coffers (some, presumably, only for a short time) at the end of every month. Here is a list of what will expire on May 1, and in the weeks after. It includes a number of classic rom-coms, as well as the newest James Bond film. Start watching! We will update the list closer to the end of the month with additional titles. (And here's a list of what will be available to stream on Netflix starting May 1.) May 1 6 Bullets (2012) 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) A Knight's Tale (2001) Airplane! (1980) Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) All I Want for Christmas (1992) Along Came Polly (2004) An American Haunting (2006) Baby Genius: The »
- Vulture Editors
Want to watch that amazing train chase sequence from "Skyfall" one more time? Get to streaming the 2012 James Bond film before May 5, because it's one of the many films leaving Netflix's queue. How about the original "RoboCop"? You have until May 1 to comply, er, stream it. And if you want to catch up on Audrey Hepburn classics "Funny Face" and "Sabrina," those will also be leaving soon, as well as "Romancing the Stone" and its sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile."
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in May 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving May 1
"6 Bullets" (2012)
"12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" (2012)
"A Knight's Tale" (2001)
"The Accused" (1988)
"Airplane II: The Sequel" (1982)
"All I Want for Christmas" (1991)
- Sharon Knolle
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