16 items from 2017
Much is being written that Nick Cave's current tour of Skeleton Tree may be his best yet. Seeing Mr. Cave and The Bad Seeds' performance last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, I would agree. Playing every song from that album except "Rings of Saturn" plus another eleven classic songs (set list here) from his catalog, it was a show that will be difficult to rival by any touring act this year or quite possibly until Mr. Cave decides to tour again. Quite remarkable given that he's a few months shy of his 60th year on Earth.
Channeling both rage and ragged beauty, he is singer of staggering charisma. Plunging himself into the open arms of adoring fans almost from the start, his rich, booming baritone never missed a note in any of songs, even those »
- Dusty Wright
Tom Hardy wrote a heartfelt tribute to his dog and late "best Friend" Woodstock, which was sent to his fan site TomHardyDotOrg. Hardy has a long, very public love affair with dogs and for anyone that has ever lost a pet, you know exactly what the actor is going through. Woodstock was Hardy's constant companion over the past 6 years, going practically everywhere that Hardy would go, including movie sets as well as premiers and he even helped Hardy get over the death of his dog Max.
I highly recommend reading Hardy's entire lengthy letter on TomHardyDotOrg, it's essential reading for anybody that has ever loved and lost a pet. Hardy's tribute to Woodstock starts with where their relationship began. The actor recounts the story of driving late at night in Peachtree, Atlanta while filming The Dark Knight Rises. He and Lawless co-star Jessica Chastain were driving and noticed something that »
Tom Hardy is saying goodbye to his "best friend."
The Legend star took to Tumblr on Wednesday with a heartfelt tribute to his late dog, Woodstock "Woody" Yamaduki, who died at age 6 following a short battle with an aggressive form the inflammatory muscle disease, polymyositis.
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Hardy's touching post detailed his fist time meeting Woody, and included a 10-minute video chronicling their special friendship.
"I first saw Woodstock running across a turnpike we were turning onto late one dark night in [Atlanta, Georgia]. Whilst we were shooting Lawless," wrote Hardy. "He was a stray. 11 weeks old."
As he watched the dog run towards the highway in "pitch black," Hardy couldn’t help but be in awe, but he was also a little scared for the pup's safety.
"I panicked a little because I couldn’t help it had no »
Tom Hardy is mourning the death of his beloved dog, Woody, in the most beautiful way. Earlier this week, the Revenant star shared the sad news in a heartfelt blog post, telling fans that after "a very hard and short 6 month battle with an aggressive [muscle disease] polymyostisis," Woody passed away at just 6 years old. He went on about his four-legged friend, explaining how he first found Woody while shooting Lawless in Georgia "running across a turnpike we were turning onto late one dark night." He recalled the story of bringing Woody back to the UK with him and that his wife, Charlotte Riley, "worked tirelessly with him to get him through a rough case of separation anxiety." "He loved her like his Mum," he added. "And when she was pregnant he guarded her fiercely." RelatedTry Not to Smile at These Photos of Tom Hardy Holding Dogs "Above all I am completely gutted. »
- Brittney Stephens
Tom Hardy is suffering through a pet owner’s hardest moment.
“It is with great, great sadness, a heavy heart that I inform you that after a very hard and short 6-month battle with an aggressive Polymyositis, Woody passed away,” Hardy writes in the note he shared with the blog.
The loyal pooch was a constant presence in Hardy’s public and private life, appearing with the star on red carpets, »
- Kelli Bender
If there’s one thing Tom Hardy has been known for other than his roles in “Mad Max,” “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Inception,” it’s his love for his dog Woody. The two have been an inseparable duo over the past couple of years, with Woody joining Hardy for red carpets, interviews and more, so it’s with an extremely heavy heart that Hardy has confirmed Woody has passed away at age 6.
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Woody was a mix breed and homeless when Hardy discovered him on the set of “Lawless,” the 2012 John Hillcoat movie in which he co-starred opposite Jessica Chastain and Shia Labeouf. Woody was only 11 months at the time. Hardy’s representatives have confirmed Woody’s passing with Buzzfeed, and Hardy has written a goodbye tribute so emotional that you’re bound to tear up. »
- Zack Sharf
The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night with a star-studded premiere of Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts.” Politics, and the ever-present specter of terrorism and Donald Trump loomed large amidst the odes to the cinematic experience.
No one mentioned the U.S. president by name, but there were allusions to his policies, particularly the ones that target artists and immigrants.
Director Asghar Farhadi — who made headlines after refusing to attend the Academy Awards last spring following Trump’s temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim majority countries, including Iran, from entering the U.S. — suggested that Cannes, with its multiculturalism, stands in stark relief to the xenophobia taking place in other parts of the world.
“Cannes is a place where cultures speak to each other and respect each other,” said Farhadi. »
- Brent Lang and Elsa Keslassy
Shia Labeouf needs to press the reset button. The once-bright new face from 2007’s franchise-kickstarting “Transformers” reached a career lowlight over the weekend when “Man Down,” the drama in which he plays a former U.S. Marine suffering from Ptsd, sold exactly one ticket in the U.K. The film has since picked up two more patrons, bringing the total number of tickets sold to three.
It’s worth noting that “Man Down” is booked for just one showing per day in one theater in Burnley, England, and brought in a little more than $450,000 after opening in the U.S. last December, but the film’s dismal U.K. opening is illustrative of the precipitous decline Labeouf’s acting career has taken in recent years.
Since starring in Lars Von Trier’s two-part “Nymphomaniac »
- Graham Winfrey
3 April 2017 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
“I got cold-called by [director] Kathryn Bigelow,” said the actress, describing how she first got word of the role as a CIA agent for the 2012 film. “I was in Toronto, and I had heard from [producer] Megan Ellison. We had done a film, [2012’s] Lawless, together. And she said, ‘By the way, do you know Kathryn Bigelow’s trying to get a hold of you? She wants to meet with you on something.’ And I was like, ‘What? Please give her »
- Stephen Galloway
Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison has released a supercut highlighting everything the company has done since its foundation in 2011. The 131-second-long reel is a celebration of the company’s great accomplishments in its mere six years of existence.
The clip opens with Joaquin Phoenix in his role of Freddie Quell in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2012 drama “The Master.” Jessica Chastain makes an appearance in John Hillcoat’s crime drama “Lawless,” which also stars Shia LeBouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke. The reel also includes scenes from “20th Century Woman,” starring Annette Bening; “Sausage Party;” “Spring Breakers,” starring James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson; and much more.
Up next for Annapurna is the »
- Yoselin Acevedo
27 March 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has entered judgments totaling $5.9 million in favor of Bruce Willis for a deal the actor made to star in a film titled Wake about a sociopath who attempts to reconnect with his estranged family.
The production was originally handled by Exclusive Media before being taken over by Benaroya Pictures, run by Michael Benaroya (Margin Call, Lawless, The Words). According to court documents, Willis was offered $7 million and 10 percent of backend net profits for a $25 million budgeted film to be shot in Georgia.
The parties, including CAA on behalf of Willis, negotiated an escrow »
- Eriq Gardner
Now that Black Mirror has a Netflix-sized budget, the sky appears to be the limit.
Charlie Brooker, co-creator of the relentlessly dark series, recently sat down with Deadline to chat about his experience of bringing the project to life and the trouble with predicting what kind of misery our own technology might bring us next.
"I was toying with an idea for this season coming up that was literally torn from today’s headlines, and I kind of thought, Well, the problem is, things are moving so quickly at the moment; who can say where we’ll be in six months? »
From The Road to Lawless to star-studded crime saga Triple 9, John Hillcoat is a director that specializes in the art of crafting dark, engrossing stories around deeply human characters, even if the latter two movies aren’t talked about in the same breath as his adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s apocalyptic masterclass – and rightfully so.
Since orchestrating a melange of crooked criminals and equally crooked cops in Triple 9, there’s been nary a mention of Hillcoat’s next project, but it seems The Tracking Board (via /Film) has today brought an end to that admittedly brief radio silence. Sources close to Ttb now claim the writer-director has climbed on board to direct an episode of Black Mirror season 4, Charlie Brooker and Netflix’s jet-black anthology series that examines far-future technology through a very particular, and often crushingly bleak, lens. The episode, rumored to be titled “Crocodile,” will purportedly focus on two female protagonists, »
- Michael Briers
A TV legend, big screen players, and one of the year’s most celebrated films earn honors.
Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television
To build a highlight reel of memorable moments from the television career of Brooks is a challenge that few editors would want to undertake. But the 20-time Emmy winner, whose CV includes such groundbreaking series as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi” and “The Simpsons,” and is this year’s recipient of the Producers Guild Awards’ Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, was recently charged with just such a task. Brooks found that the easiest path to a solution was to recall the program where the collaboration between talent in front of and behind the camera gelled. “Everything is a marriage of actors and writers, and what makes those stories happen is that if it’s a good coupling,” he says. To that end, »
- Paul Gaita and Dave McNary
He's created a series of performances that have taken advantage of his intensity, his brutish physique and his way around a multi-syllable sentence – and now, Tom Hardy has somehow created a role for himself that feels more Tom Hardy than almost anything else he's done. In Taboo, the new FX series the actor co-created with father Chips Hardy and Peaky Blinders showrunner Steven Knight, he plays gruff protagonist James Delaney, an early 19th-century explorer who returns home to London to find out he's inherited land sought after by the East India Company. »
It’s been a while since we heard anything about this one, but about eight months back a rumor hit the web that claimed Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road, Lawless, Dunkirk) was set to shoot a cameo for Rian Johnson’s follow-up to The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Apparently, the Academy Award-nominated actor was going to appear in a brief scene as a First Order Stormtrooper, in much the same way Daniel Craig popped up in the previous film.
Up until now, Hardy hasn’t commented on the rumor one way or the other, but during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he was quizzed about it again and although he did play coy, it’s worth pointing out that there was no denial.
Here’s the exchange in full:
Rumor has it you’re going to be a Stormtrooper in the next Star Wars movie. True? »
- Mark Cassidy
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