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Sunday Shorts: ‘Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother’, starring Tom Hardy

14 September 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Today’s film is the 2011 short Sergeant Slaughter, My Big Brother. The film is written by Douglas Ray, from an idea by Greg Williams, who also directs the short. It stars Gillian Bevan, Ben Macleod, and Tom Hardy . Hardy’s first big screen appearance was in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down, and he has subsequently been seen in films such as Layer Cake, Bronson, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and The Dark Knight Rises. His newest feature, titled The Drop, opened in wide release in American theatres this weekend.

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Why Tom Hardy Will Probably Never Make Another Romantic Comedy

14 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Hardy is best known for his serious work, be it turning up the drama in features like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or just turning into a full-blown monster, as seen in movies like Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises. That said, two years ago he decided to branch out with a bit of lighter fare and tried doing a romantic comedy. What's unfortunate is that the experience has sworn him off the genre for the foreseeable future. This bit of knowledge was dropped by Tom Hardy in a recent interview with USA Today during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor was promoting his new movie The Drop, based on the novel and adapted by Dennis Lehane. During the conversation, Hardy revealed that he likes challenging himself by taking on projects unlike those he's tried before, but that his experiment doing the 2012 McG film This Means »

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Why Tom Hardy Will Probably Never Make Another Romantic Comedy Again

14 September 2014 12:52 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Tom Hardy is best known for his serious work, be it turning up the drama in features like Warrior and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or just turning into a full-blown monster, as seen in movies like Bronson and The Dark Knight Rises. That said, two years ago he decided to branch out with a bit of lighter fare and tried doing a romantic comedy. What's unfortunate is that the experience has sworn him off the genre for the foreseeable future. This bit of knowledge was dropped by Tom Hardy in a recent interview with USA Today during the Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor was promoting his new movie The Drop, based on the novel and adapted by Dennis Lehane. During the conversation, Hardy revealed that he likes challenging himself by taking on projects unlike those he's tried before, but that his experiment doing the 2012 McG film This Means »

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Tom Hardy Will ‘Probably’ Never Make Another Romantic Comedy After the Miserable Failure of This Means War

12 September 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Our own David Edelstein called 2012's This Means War "laughless" and "gut-whomping," but that's nothing compared to what Tom Hardy thinks of it. In an interview with USA Today, the pit bull of Hollywood suggests he was so scarred by the film's production that he'll never make another romantic comedy:"I didn't understand how you could do something which is so much fun and be so miserable doing it," he says, blaming himself for feeling "other" on set. So consider that box checked. "I probably won't do a romantic comedy again, do you know what I mean?" Bronson, a biopic of the most violent prisoner in Britain, will remain Hardy's most romantic film. »

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Tom Hardy Says His Romcom Days Are Firmly Behind Him

12 September 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Whether it’s fighting prison guards butt naked in Bronson or engaging in a phone conversation for an entire 90 minutes in Stephen Knight’s atypical thriller, Locke, it’s fair to say that Tom Hardy’s acting resume is as diverse as they come. However, looking to the future, it seems as though the British actor’s time in the romantic comedy genre are irrefutably over.

After his role in McG’s critically-derided This Means War — which pitted Hardy against fellow spy Chris Pine for the attention of Reese Witherspoon…yes, really —  it appears his involvement in the 2012 flop was his first and last flirtation with the romcom in general.

Speaking with USA Today, the versatile actor spoke candidly about his mindset going forward:

“I love to do things I hadn’t done before,” said Hardy, before describing his experience making “This Means War.” “I didn’t understand how you »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War'

11 September 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Tom Hardy's greatest attribute is his willingness to try anything and knock it out of the park. It's hard to believe the same actor who stormed the screen in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Bronson" spent 90 minutes on the phone in Steven Knight's "Locke." This weekend, the actor plays a weary Brooklynite in "The Drop," and on the horizon he's got roles ranging from badass post-apocalyptic warrior in next summer's "Mad Max: Fury Road" to Stalin-era soldier in "Child 44." Hardy mixes genres and characters with ease, but there's one thing you won't see him again anytime soon: a romantic comedy. Coming between "Warrior" and "Lawless," the actor reached for the studio rom-com ring with "This Means War," directed by McG and co-starring Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. Met with dreadful reviews, the movie actually legged it out to a $150 million worldwide take (thank you international audiences), but was considered a. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Spotlight on the Stars: Tom Hardy

10 September 2014 8:17 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at an up and coming A-lister, someone who’s a big star on his way to becoming an even bigger one. He’s Tom Hardy, an incredibly well respected and intense actor. It’s probably a shock to many that Hardy has yet to be cited with an Academy Award nomination (or even a Golden Globe nomination for that matter), but that speaks to how great the work is already. With another fine performance this year coming to theaters, now seems like a perfect time to take a look at Hardy, so let’s shine a spotlight on him right now! Hardy got his start when he was picked for a role in Band of Brothers, pretty much being plucked out of obscurity. He appeared in two episodes of the miniseries, which marked his debut as an actor. »

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Tiff: Tom Hardy on acting with James Gandolfini: 'I just wanted to please him'

8 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For someone with his immense range and talent, Tom Hardy has been a “one to watch” far too long. Years before he went toe-to-toe with Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, he made his debut in HBO’s Band of Brothers in 2001, quickly graduated to Star Trek villain in 2002, and won the BAFTA Rising Star Award for Inception in 2011. Earlier this year, he carried an entire film, Locke, in which he just drove a car and talked on the phone.

Next year, all of that oozing charisma and alluring sense of danger that practically vibrates through his characters will »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Film Review: Brutal Coming-of-Rage Prison Drama ‘Starred Up’

5 September 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Opening this weekend at Chicago’s Facets Cinematheque after a week on VOD is “Starred Up,” a bloody-knuckles British prison drama that was also a favorite at the most recent Chicago Critics Film Festival. This is an at-times beastly movie that follows in the line of previous character-driven jail films like “Chopper” (starring Eric Bana), or Tom Hardy’s raging breakout movie “Bronson”.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

While this movie may not have the narrative muscle of these references, this odyssey into a hidden world does feature two actors well on their way to becoming global obsessions, Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn.

O’Connell plays Eric Love, a raging teenager dumped into an adult prison to carry out a drug-related sentence. After asserting his power to his fellow inmates with an act of violence (and nearly killing someone albeit unintentionally), he makes a connection with his father Neville (Ben Mendelsohn) who »

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'Starred Up' (2014) Movie Review

28 August 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The title Starred Up refers to the premature transferal of a juvenile to adult prison. In the case of this film, directed by David Mackenzie, said juvenile is 19-year-old inmate Eric Love played with utter ferocity by Jack O'Connell. The overall awe I felt in watching O'Connell here is like the first time I saw Tom Hardy in Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson, though, while both films focus on unstable prison inmates, you have to strip away all the dark humor and absurdity of Bronson before you can get to the harsh, real world, brutal intensity of Starred Up and it doesn't let up for a second. Eric Love's transfer comes as a result of his violent nature and Mackenzie introduces the audience to Eric's new environment right along with the young man -- strip off your clothes, raise your arms, squat, put your clothes on. He's ushered down the »

- Brad Brevet

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DVD Review: 'Starred Up'

4 August 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆The young male inmate rallying against the system is hardly untapped territory in film, but with Starred Up (2013) writer Jonathan Asser and director David Mackenzie have succeeded in putting a fresh spin on that schema, bolstered further by a powerhouse performance from Skins graduate Jack O'Connell. It's no surprise that the likes of Tom Hardy (Bronson) and Ray Winstone (Scum) have used the sub-genre in the past as means of launching their big screen careers. It's the kind of milieu which seems primed to showcase an actor's abilities and O'Connell more than rises to the challenge here. For the first ten minutes our lead doesn't even utter a word, yet somehow completely commands the screen.

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Exclusive Clip from Legendary

29 July 2014 12:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In Lionsgate’s Legendary, a deadly mythical creature is on the loose and leaving a blood trail. One man wants to kill it and another wants to study it. Dolph Lundgren plays the former in this creature feature now available on DVD and VOD platforms, and we have an exclusive clip in which the enduring actor explains the “old-school hunter” personality of his character Jim Harker.

“Prepare for an epic battle between man and beast when action stars Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren collide in Legendary, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View July 29. Directed by Eric Styles (Miss Conception, True True Lie), the action-thriller follows the battle between two rivals to capture a mythical creature that shouldn’t exist. The Legendary DVD includes a “making of” featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.

Travis Preston assembles his team for »

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Nicholas Bell’s Top 10 Best of 2014 So Far…

22 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#10. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Without a doubt, Anderson’s darkest film to date, this also has to be the richest and most complex of his films. A starry supporting cast whirls around the delectable Ralph Fiennes, treading throughout the director’s glorious off beat style. By now, many perhaps take Anderson’s visual mastery for granted, or even dismiss him, yet his work has only become more thrillingly accomplished.

#9. Locke

A film completely set in a moving car with only the visage of Tom Hardy to interact with disembodied voices (one of which is Olivia Colman)? Abandon all fear of tediousness as you experience one of the most inventive and engaging experiments you’ll see this year. Hardy, if you’ve seen Bronson, obviously has no hard time sharing the screen with himself, and while it’s a more subdued performance here, this one’s not to miss.

#8. Burning Bush »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Frank Grillo discusses The Purge: Anarchy

22 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

It’s fair to say that Frank Grillo’s career has taken something of an upward turn of late. The actor, now in his 50s, has been something of a grafter, a journeyman in a career that has lasted over twenty years already. However his recent, more dominant and crucial roles, in big movies as The Grey, End of Watch and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, signify a change in fortunes, and that much is evident with his latest project too, taking the starring role in James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy.

Grillo discusses what it was about this original concept that attracted him – speaking candidly about getting into the head of his character, and what he would do in a similar position. He also tells us about the benefits in playing such an elusive a role with so little dialogue, and also tells us as much as he can »

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Tom Hardy’s Child 44 Lands April Release Date

15 July 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anyone who read and enjoyed Tom Rob Smith’s period thriller novel Child 44, set in Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Union, was likely thrilled when Locke star Tom Hardy landed the lead role of disgraced Mgb agent Leo Demidov, who investigates a long string of grisly child murders. Physically, it was pretty damn perfect casting, and it also fueled fans’ hopes that director Daniel Espinosa wouldn’t be toning down the book’s violent, disturbing content. After all, Hardy has built his career playing complex, disturbed individuals (see his stellar work in Bronson).

Now, we finally know when we’ll find out whether Hardy nailed the role – and more importantly, whether the other main storytelling strengths of Child 44 have survived the trip to the big screen, as Summit has just set the thriller to open on April 17th, 2015.

Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman also star in Child 44 along with Gary Oldman, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Deliver Us From Evil' Review: Is It Scary or What?

2 July 2014 7:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

"Deliver Us From Evil" is the latest in a long line of "inspired by true events" horror films.

This tale of cops, criminals, and swarthy, renegade priests opens this week to try and scare up some summer box-office business.

So who is this Scott Derrickson guy?

Derrickson is a genre director perhaps best-known for his other true story, religo-horror film, "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." He's beloved by many horror fans thanks in part to a very open and engaging presence on social media. His 2012 film "Sinister" did fantastically well at the box office, turning a $3M budget into an almost $90M take.

Derrickson has also written several screenplays, including "Devil's Knot" for Canada's Atom Egoyan. He's also recently been picked by Marvel to tackle one of the more challenging characters in their canon, set to write and direct the "Dr. Strange" film for the megastudio.

Is this really a true story? »

- Jason Gorber

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Tom Hardy's Time Has Come, from Miller's 'Fury Road' to Gonzalez Inarritu's 'The Revenant,' with DiCaprio

30 June 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Toh! has been calling out Brit Tom Hardy since "Bronson" as one of the most exciting actors working today. Hollywood casting directors too notice--Hardy landed back-to-back roles in Christopher Nolan's "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" as well as "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "Lawless." And Gavin O'Connor showcased him in fight film "Warrior" (see my video interview here). But it takes time for a great actor to reach audiences and become a real marquee draw. Hardy isn't a household name--yet. But anyone who tracks acting knows he has the right stuff. Make sure to check out Steven Knight’s intense man-in-a-car drama “Locke" (my interview here). Hardy's also collaborating with Knight (who created UK TV hit "Peaky Blinders") on the BBC series, "Taboo," executive produced by Ridley Scott.  Hardy's coming up in a number of films at various stages of production. »

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Scott Atkins and Dolph Lundgren Team up to Battle the “Shocate” Creature in Legendary, Hitting DVD/VOD July 29th!

23 June 2014 5:05 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Being a product of the ’80s, very few people make me as excited as Dolph Lundgren does. I grew up with I Come In Peace, The Punisher, Showdown In Little Tokyo, and every other film he was in. Yes, his recent output might be less than stellar, but it would be a lie if I said I wouldn’t watch the Dolph stand in front of a camera and make fart noises for an hour. Add up and coming action star Scott Adkins, The Expendables 2, Ninja II)  to the mix, and you’ve got what I think looks like a fun as hell, entertaining ride.  Two badasses, one monster,..and a trailer that has me on board. What do you friend fiends think? Will you be picking this one up, when it hits DVD/VOD/Pay-Per-View on July 29th, via Lionsgate?

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See Tom Hardy Play Twins in First Image from 'Legend'

16 June 2014 10:28 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Tom Hardy is no stranger to playing outlaws (Bronson and Lawless, to name only two), but his latest crime movie takes things to the next level by giving Hardy two different roles to play at the same time.  In Legend, Hardy plays Ron and Reggie Kray, twin brothers who ran London's criminal underground in the 1960s. And if that doesn't sound enticing enough, you should know that it's the newest movie from L.A. Confidential and Man on Fire screenwriter Brian Helgeland. Joining Hardy in the film are Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. And if you'd like to get a jump on the movie (which doesn't have a release date), you could read John Pearson's The Profession of Violence, the book upon which this is based....

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Nicolas Winding Refn Reportedly Drops Out Of Directing Horror ‘The Bringing’

13 June 2014 12:32 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn hasn’t gone remotely mainstream yet, though there have been overtures and he’s certainly flirted with Hollywood. “Drive” may have starred Ryan Gosling, but it was either loved or hated by audiences and did poorly at the box-office (it’s a terrific movie that puzzled mainstream theatergoers). He followed that up with an even more enigmatic and arty film, “Only God Forgives,” and it’s possibly the strangest movie Ryan Gosling will ever star in. And studios have come calling ever since "Bronson" landed him on the map. Refn almost made an adaptation of “Logan’s Run” for WB, but eventually bailed; he was attached to “The Equalizer” for a minute, but that was clearly not his bag; and even before that he almost directed Harrison Ford and Channing Tatum in the Paul Schrader-written “The Dying of The Light” (which Schrader eventually made »

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