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Tom Hardy says he's done with romantic comedies thanks to This Means War

12 September 2014 2:51 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Tom Hardy has done everything from sports drama (Warrior) to sci-fi (Inception), however there's one genre the actor isn't planning on returning to anytime soon: romantic comedies. In an interview with USA Today, Hardy said "I love to do things I hadn't done before," which may explain why he starred in McG's This Means War. But Hardy goes on to say he didn't enjoy working on the film, and because of that, doesn't think »

- Jesse Giroux

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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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Tiff 2014: In voices sharp and soft, Tom Hardy sounds out

11 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 

Think of Tom Hardy and what likely first comes to mind is his stout physical presence: his muscled mixed-martial arts fighter in Warrior or his hulking Batman villain, Bane, in The Dark Knight Rises.

But Hardy is, first and foremost, a talker. As he's developed as an actor, it's become increasingly clear how much voice plays a central role for Hardy. His characters are a richly varied assortment of vocalization. In two films this year, his verbal virtuosity is especially on display: the New York crime film The Drop, which opens Friday, and the earlier-released Locke, a drama almost entirely composed of Hardy talking on the phone while driving.

One is a mumbling mutterer, the other speaks with methodical precision. They couldn't sound more different, but in both cases, their speech entirely informs their character.

"The voice is a key silhouette, an audio silhouette," Hardy said in an interview shortly »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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The 84th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

9 September 2014 4:44 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Once again today I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to be truing to do that, time will still tell. Again, if nothing else, this gives you an interesting look into my cinematic tastes. Over the course of the year you can sort of get a feel for what my current favorites are, but now we can look to the past a bit more. Alright, here goes nothing: Best Picture – Moneyball The nominees here for this ceremony were The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, and War Horse. »

- Joey Magidson

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Toronto Spotlight: ‘The Drop’ Scribe Dennis Lehane On Using Small Time Crime To Trigger Big Time Characters

6 September 2014 4:03 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Dennis Lehane has had a more charmed run that most authors, watching his superb novels Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone and Shutter Island get turned into fine movies. Now he’s adapted one of his short stories into the Fox Searchlight drama The Drop, with Bullhead helmer Michael R. Roskam launching the film at Toronto last night and a cast led by Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace, Bullhead‘s Matthias Schoenarts and John Ortiz. Here, Lehane discusses what it’s like to have his dialogue made better by great actors, and what Hollywood owes authors in turning their books into films.

Deadline: You have this gift for creating memorably desperate tough guy characters on the fringes of the criminal world. Where did the inspiration for Animal Rescue come from?

Lehane: It started just with an image. A guy walking in the snow, down a street, and he hears a noise. »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Exodus: Gods and Kings featurette released online

5 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has released the first behind-the-scenes look at Ridley Scott’s latest epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, which debuts this Christmas across cinemas worldwide.

Telling the story of Moses (Christian Bale, The Dark Knight Trilogy), the film is set to go almost head-to-head with the final Hobbit film this Christmas in the grandeur stakes, with Scott reteaming with Gladiator co-writer Steven Zaillian, as well as an eclectic supporting cast including Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Sigourney Weaver (Alien), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Barton Fink), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) and Sir Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3).

So far, it certainly looks pretty epic, and with such a talented cast, it could be a big hit come winter, and you can check out the featurette below…

Exodus: Gods and Kings is released in the Us on December 12th, with a UK release on Boxing Day.

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- Scott Davis

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Akshay Kumar to Star in Lionsgate, Endemol Indian Remake ‘Warrior’

22 August 2014 2:22 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

Indian powerhouse Dharma Productions, one of the producers of “The Lunchbox”, has boarded the project as co-producer.

Karan Malhotra, director of Dharma hit “Agneepath” starring Hrithik Roshan will direct.

The film was previously announced as a co-production between Lionsgate and Endemol India, itself a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, to be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.

Dharma is headed by Karan Johar, writer, co-producer and director of Shah Rukh Khan vehicle “My Name is Khan”, and who is also a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, the Indian version of the “Strictly Come Dancing” format, and popular chat show “Koffee with Karan”.

Johar makes his acting »

- Naman Ramachandran

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Warrior remake starring Akshay Kumar Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez titled as Brothers

21 August 2014 10:13 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

A while back, it was reported that the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior featuring Tom Hardy, Sean McAnallen, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo and Nick Nolte would soon be remade in Bollywood. The said remake would feature Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez.

Now we hear that the film has since been renamed to Brothers. Tweeting about the same, Karan Johar, whose Dharma Production will be co-producing the film with Lionsgate and Endemol India, posted, "Dharma Productions, Lionsgate, Endemol India present 'Brothers' directed by Karan Malhotra and starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. Releasing Oct 2nd, 2015."

Simultaneously, lead star Akshay Kumar who will be seen playing the role originally played by Tom Hardy posted on Facebook saying, "My first association with Karan Johar. Brothers..."

The original film directed by Gavin O'Connor show the story of two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, »

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Eternal 'Expendables:' Mma Fighters Battle to Break Through in Hollywood

15 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.

Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »

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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening of The Expendables 3 In St. Louis

4 August 2014 7:16 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

This Summer… Get ready for one last ride! The Expendables 3 is opening in theaters on August 15th and Wamg has your tickets to see the film early! Are we cool or what??!!

The Expendables 3 team includes your favorite action heroes – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Terry Crews …and a new generation of badasses – Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Kelsey Grammar, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, and Glen Powell.

In The Expendables 3, Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables — but Barney has other plans. »

- Movie Geeks

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Frank Darabont Confirmed to Direct Snow White and the Huntsman Prequel

1 August 2014 3:23 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Universal Pictures has confirmed that Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, "The Walking Dead") will write and direct a prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman," called "Huntsman." Darabont pitched his version of the story that the studio liked and beat out Gavin O'Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama) for the job. The film will bring back Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, but Kristen Stewart is not expected to return. "Huntsman" is set to hit theaters on April 22nd, 2016. »

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Kingdom Trailer: DirecTV’s Gritty Mma Family Television Drama

31 July 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

DirecTV has released the first trailer for their newest exclusive television series Kingdom. The series is a gritty family drama set in the Mixed Martial Arts world. Frank Grillo (Prison Break), who was also in Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 Mma-set feature film Warrior, stars as Alvey Kulina, an Mma legend and owner of a Venice California-based […]

The post Kingdom Trailer: DirecTV’s Gritty Mma Family Television Drama appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Matt Lauria, Nick Jonas throw punches in new 'Kingdom' trailer

31 July 2014 10:47 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

If Warrior were made into a TV show, swapping Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton for Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas, you’d have Kingdom, a new series from DirecTV.

In the first trailer for Kingdom, we’re introduced to a family drama set in the world of mixed martial arts. At the center of it all is Warrior star Frank Grillo, who once again plays a trainer and the owner of a gym. Jonas stars as Grillo’s prize-fighting son, while Jonathan Tucker plays Jonas’ older, slightly darker brother. Friday Night Light’s Matt Lauria also comes into play as »

- Samantha Highfill

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Three New 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Pictures & Official Synopsis

31 July 2014 7:37 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've been piecing together a synopsis for Mad Max: Fury Road for awhile now, but have finally updated the site with the official synopsis for the film along with three new pictures (via JoBlo) from the movie. First... From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows. »

- Brad Brevet

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Mad Max: Fury Road Comic-Con Trailer Released

27 July 2014 10:35 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Moviegoers last saw Max Rockatansky roaming the desert wasteland in 1985, but longtime fans of director/writer George Miller’s apocalyptic road rage series will be reunited with the widowed wanderer in May of 2015, when Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, and you can get a taste of the post-apocalyptic mayhem to come with the first trailer that was originally unveiled yesterday at Comic-Con.

Directed by George Miller and set for a May 15th, 2015 release, Mad Max: Fury Road features Tom Hardy in the role of Max Rockatansky (previously played by Mel Gibson) and Charlize Theron as the tough-as-nails Imperator Furiosa. Fans of The Road Warrior should be happy to hear that the movie will essentially be one long chase scene with low amounts of dialogue and digital effects. Here’s the updated synopsis of the film, which was shot in Africa’s Namib Desert (updated synopsis courtesy of Collider!):

“Haunted by his turbulent past, »

- Derek Anderson

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Sting Makes First Live WWE Apperance At San Diego Comic Con

24 July 2014 1:21 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There was a big WWE event at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday. It’s one of the biggest Comic Con events in the world and WWE is always strongly represented. They were there to reveal their new Mattel action figures. At a lot of these Comic Cons there are also panels featuring WWE stars answering questions from fans in attendance. The advertised panel was made up of injured former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman and WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan. Michael Cole was there too. There was a surprise, though. In what would count as his first live WWE event appearance, the legendary Sting was there as well in his ring gear.

Sting wasn’t advertised for the event. It was a surprise for the fans in San Diego. Credit WWE for keeping it under wraps because there was no indication that he would be there. »

- John Canton

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Unsung Hero: The Purge: Anarchy’s Frank Grillo

24 July 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Welcome to “Unsung Hero,” a new feature we’re starting up to bring attention to actors, directors and other folks behind our favorite films who might not be in the spotlight as much as they deserve.  With The Purge: Anarchy in theaters now, we’re giving the inaugural installment to Frank Grillo. The guy’s been around for a while having had a run on Guiding Light back in the late 90s and appearing in movies like The Sweetest Thing and Minority Report.  But even with snagging more substantial roles in films like Warrior, End of Watch and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Grillo isn’t exactly a household name just yet, so we’re going to do our part to change that.  Hit the jump for more. Who He Is: Grillo grew up in upstate New York.  Prior to catching the acting bug, he was more focused on sports. »

- Perri Nemiroff

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7 Worst One-Off Pay-Per-Views In WWE History

18 July 2014 1:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Last year’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view is widely regarded among fans as one of if not the worst event of 2013. From a mediocre match from Cm Punk and Ryback to a WWE Championship main event ending in a no contest, it was a pretty atrocious event that it is better off unremembered. The only memorable match from Battleground was Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns with the Rhodes brothers’ jobs on the line, the single saving grace of that show.

By some miracle, Battleground managed to get renewed for a second installment this year, airing on the WWE Network this Sunday, July 20. This time around, the card appears to be much better on paper and has potential to be excellent. Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins, the WWE Tag Team Championship match and even Aj Lee vs. Paige are all matches highly anticipated by fans and should be stellar. »

- Graham GSM Matthews

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Review: The Purge: Anarchy [Heather's Take]

17 July 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Not being the biggest fan of last year’s home invasion-oriented The Purge, I was hopeful that returning writer/director James DeMonaco would find a way to nail down his promising premise with his follow-upand boy, does he deliver. Not only does The Purge: Anarchy address so many of the questions I was left with after the original, but it also amps up the action, story, and mythology, and gives us likable and engaging characters to root for this time around.

If you saw The Purge, you pretty much already know the basics going into the sequel. As a way to keep crime and unemployment to a minimum, the New Founders of America created the annual Purge where the “haves” in this new world can cleanse their souls with violence against the “have-nots” when killing is made legal for 12 hours throughout the country. This time, DeMonaco takes his story to »

- Heather Wixson

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New stills from Exodus: Gods and Kings

15 July 2014 1:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot on the heels of the first teaser trailer [which you can see here], Century Fox has released a trio of stills from its upcoming biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, which see Christian Bale’s (American Hustle) Moses joined by director Ridley Scott (Prometheus)…

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings, the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses (Christian Bale) as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton), setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.

Exodus is set for release on December 12th 2014 and also features Joel Edgerton (Warrior), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), John Turturro (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Ben Kingsley »

- Gary Collinson

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