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Chrissy Teigen Mocks Ann Coulter’s Weird JFK Tweet

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Oh, no; it looks like John Fitzgerald Kennedy has lost the Chrissy Teigen vote. The “Lip Sync Battle” personality declared that she would not be pulling the lever for JFK, who was assassinated while serving as president in 1963, after conservative pundit Ann Coulter appeared to drag Kennedy into the debate over accusations of sexual misconduct against Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore. Coulter got the ball rolling Sunday night, tweeting a two-month-old People article about former White House intern Mimi Alford, who said that she lost her virginity to Kennedy as a 19-year-old working at the White House. “Hey Dems! JFK had.
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Taboo Series Premiere: Shovels and Keys

If anything will draw people to Taboo it’s Tom Hardy, known for his portrayal of Bane, Mad Max, and John Fitzgerald in The Revenant. Taboo is different from those previous roles, but has a similar theme as several other shows on television now. Hardy is a big name to attach to a series, but I wonder if the plot of Taboo can meet him. Taboo only has eight episodes in this first season, and I’ll admit, the series premiere left me wanting. I wonder how much they spent to make just one episode. It looks and feels like a movie. Hardy’s

Taboo Series Premiere: Shovels and Keys
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Tom Hardy Reads a Bedtime Story with the Help of an Adorable Dog — Watch

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Tom Hardy Reads a Bedtime Story with the Help of an Adorable Dog — Watch
Tom Hardy tends to play imposing figures onscreen, many of them laconic. Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” Max in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Fitzgerald in “The Revenant” — these aren’t the friendliest characters around. Playing against type and evincing a much friendlier vibe than we’ve come to expect from him, the actor recently read Simon Philip and Kate Hindley’s “You Must Bring a Hat” on BBC’s children network CBeebies.

Read More: ‘Taboo’ Trailer: Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott’s Period Shipping Drama Looks Gorgeous

Hardy is himself wearing a hat as he regales viewers with the kid-friendly tale, and he’s even flanked by a nice-looking doggo. His dramatic rendition emphasizes the story’s high stakes: A boy is invited to a party where wearing a hat is absolutely imperative, yet he doesn’t own one; left with little recourse, he must go out and about in search of one.
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Tom Hardy Reveals He Must Get a ‘Sh*tty’ Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo After a Losing Bet About ‘The Revenant’

Tom Hardy Reveals He Must Get a ‘Sh*tty’ Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo After a Losing Bet About ‘The Revenant’
The Revenant” was one of the best films of 2015, earning 12 Oscar nominations and winning three Academy Awards, including best director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

Tom Hardy, who co-starred as John Fitzgerald, also received a nomination for his gritty performance. The actor revealed in an interview with Esquire that he didn’t believe he would get acknowledged by the Academy, even when DiCaprio was convinced he would. That was when Hardy decided to bet a tattoo of “the winner’s choosing” that he wouldn’t be nominated.

“[DiCaprio] wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything,’” he explained. “Ha! I was like, ‘Ok, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.’” Hardy, of course, did nab the nomination for best supporting actor.

“I haven’t got it yet,” he said, “because it sucks.”

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Tom Hardy Has to Get a Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo for Losing Revenant Bet

Tom Hardy Has to Get a Leonardo DiCaprio Tattoo for Losing Revenant Bet
Tattoos are possibly the worst wager in any bet, as Tom Hardy learned the hard way after shooting last year's acclaimed wilderness drama The Revenant. Either not feeling too sure about his work, or how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would respond, Hardy bet against himself getting an Oscar nomination while shooting on set. And he lost in the worst possible way.

Anyone following the behind-the-scenes ordeals associated with director Alejandro G. Inarritu's 2015 opus The Revenant knows that it was a grueling shoot that took its toll on all involved. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy were well-rewarded for their hardships endured in the freezing weather. And let's not forget that DiCaprio had to tussle with a real live bear. DiCaprio even nabbed his first well-deserved Oscar, which was a long time coming.

But Tom Hardy isn't so lucky. He's getting what has been described as a 'shitty' tattoo.
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Tom Hardy Has to Get a Very Special Tattoo After Losing a Bet to Leonardo DiCaprio

Tom Hardy Has to Get a Very Special Tattoo After Losing a Bet to Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s intuition has gotten the best of Tom Hardy.

Hardy, who appeared in 2015’s The Revenant with DiCaprio, told Esquire in a new interview that he might have to get some permanent body art after losing a bet to the star.

The pair’s wager involved awards season recognition: DiCaprio speculated that his castmate would get an Oscar nod for his role in the critically acclaimed epic, while Hardy took the opposite position. The loser would be forced to get a tattoo of the winner’s choice.

Hardy was ultimately nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy
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Contest: Win 'The Revenant' Prize Pack Include Blu-ray And Hand-Crafted Book

Taking Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at the Oscars, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's "The Revenant" undoubtedly won the awards where they were most deserved, honoring the director's uncompromising filmmaking, Emmanuel Lubezki's impeccable eye for imagery, and Leonardo DiCaprio's commanding performance. And today we have a terrific prize pack for fans of the film. To refresh your memory, "The Revenant" is based on the true story of Hugh Glass, a frontiersman and trapper who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear, and fights to survive. In the film, DiCaprio takes the role of Hugh, with Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald, the man who becomes the target of his vengeance. Read More: Review: Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Fierce And Unremitting 'The Revenant' Starring Leonardo DiCaprio And Tom Hardy The prize pack we have available features a Blu-ray along with a hand-crafted book by artist Blaine Halvorson,
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New to On Demand: The Revenant

Inspired by true events, The Revenant focuses on a legendary explorer named Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio). While on a trip to the uncharted American wilderness, Glass and his young Pawnee son are all that are keeping his hunting crew out of harm’s way. But an attack on Glass by a wild animal leaves him near death in the arctic weather of an American winter. With few left in the party, the captain leaves a couple of men behind to care for Glass until his seemingly inevitable death. Under the care of John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the young Bridger (Will Poulter) … Continue reading →

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Oscar winner The Revenant gets the Honest Trailer treatment

Alejandro G. Innaritu’s The Revenant, which walked away with three Academy Awards last month, is the latest film to be given the Honest Trailer treatment by the fine people over at Screen Junkies.

The film, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD in the USA on April 19th, is described in the trailer as “epic Oscar bait” and containing a “poetic ending where he finally gets the revenge the real guy never had.”

The trailer also pokes fun at star Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win (“literally scratches and claws his way” to the Oscar) and fellow Oscar winner Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography. The film won Innaritu his second straight Best Director Academy Award.

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

Inspired by true events, The Revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In
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Leonardo DiCaprio Wins First Oscar for 'The Revenant'

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins First Oscar for 'The Revenant'
The fifth time turned out to be "the charm" for Leonardo DiCaprio, who finally took home his first Oscar in his storied career for his critically-acclaimed performance in The Revenant. Many awards season pundits felt that this would finally be Leo's year, and in a night with very few "upsets," they were all proven to be correct. Here's what the actor had to say last month upon learning he was nominated for his performance.

"I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro (Gonz&#225lez I&#241&#225rritu)'s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.
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The wilderness sweeping the Oscars speaks to America’s sense of dread

The Revenant, The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road and even The Big Short all reflect an end-of-days mood in both the natural and political world

So it looks as though The Revenant might win it all – I can see the gold statuettes in a row, presiding over that vast, reckless wilderness, like the pale, amber sunlight that lurks in the distance behind the film’s final battle between Hugh Glass and John Fitzgerald. And I’m delighted, in the schoolboy way that I long to see Leicester City win the Premier League. The Revenant deserves it: it is the grandest, wildest and most ambitious, demanding and far-reaching film of the year, as well as the most beautiful and cinematic, and the one that insists, amid the wilderness of CGI, there can still be movies that go to the back of beyond, for the real thing. Come on, The Revenant; come on,
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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 2

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Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.

For Part 1 of our 2016 Oscar Previews, click here.

Best Actor Nominees

Bryan Cranston - as Dalton Trumbo, Trumbo

Age: 59

Previously Best Known For:

Walter White - TV’s Breaking Bad

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

None

Interesting Fact: Became an ordained minister while he was in college as a part-time job.

Matt Damon - as Mark Watney, The Martian

Age: 45

Previously Best Known For:

Jason Bourne - The Bourne Films

Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:

Nomination - Best Actor in a Leading Role 1998 - Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting

Won - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen 1998 - Good Will Hunting

Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2010 - Francois Pienaar in Invictus

Interesting Fact: Started a bowling league in Berlin while making The Bourne Supremacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio - as Hugh Glass,
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2016 Oscar Previews: Part 1

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards will take place Sunday February 28th at 8:30pm Eastern time. Here is our overview of the major awards nominees in case you didn’t get to see them yourself.

There’s always a lot of talk leading up to the big day about who will win what awards. We try to make our predictions based on trends from the past, but we can’t help to be swayed by our own personal opinions. Some movies truly strike a chord with us, while others aren’t interesting at all. Furthermore, Oscar films are usually heavy in the drama department and therefore they aren’t always the easiest or most entertaining movies to watch.

That’s why we’re here. Here is your guide to the nominees of this year’s Academy Awards. We’ve compiled the following brief summaries, interesting facts, and critical reviews for all these films and people.
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‘The Revenant’ Review

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck, Paul Anderson, Kristoffer Joner, Joshua Burge, Duane Howard, Melaw Nakehk’o, Fabrice Adde, Arthur RedCloud | Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark L. Smith | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

The Revenant a simple story of revenge, but the arduous journey from aggrieved to exacting that revenge is anything but simple. This is Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film and is a huge departure from last years eccentric, superhero movie Birdman. We join the history of how the USA was colonised at the point where white settlers from Europe have disrupted and destroyed all prior notions of civilisation to such a degree that Native Americans are reduced to the same killer tactics to survive and thrive as their recent arrivals. These are hard, frontiersmen times. Snow is on the mountainous, untamed ground and peace and tranquility is nothing but a fantasy.
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Who Almost Played Tom Hardy's Role In The Revenant

While it feels like the whole world is waiting with bated breath for Leonardo DiCaprio to pick up the Oscar that fans believe is rightfully his next month, there’s another Academy Award nominated actor from The Revenant who hasn’t received quite the same level of acclaim. Tom Hardy’s turn as John Fitzgerald was so devilishly evil, but still achingly human, and it’s impossible to picture any other actor in the part. But there almost was. In fact, Tom Hardy has now admitted that Sean Penn was originally in line to play Fitzgerald. Tom Hardy explained to De Pelicula how it was a lucky coincidence that he was able to play Fitzgerald in the end, because not only was Sean Penn in discussions for the part, but Tom Hardy was also due to film Splinter Cell at the same time. However, Splinter Cell ...
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Movie Review – The Revenant (2016)

The Revenant, 2016.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson, Paul Anderson, Lukas Haas, Brendan Fletcher, Forrest Goodluck, and Grace Dove.

Synopsis:

In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.

You would assume that with a production history of being passed between numerous directors, taking over a decade to complete, that The Revenant might take on a miss-cut mosaic of scenes moulded to separate styles, with the thumbprint of each director clearly detectable in every segmented scene. However, The Revenant is anything but. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film is a breath-taking and intimate experience. Its tactile approach to cinematography detains its audience forcing them to share in every experience its characters enter into. The film’s eclectic raw qualities keep the narrative consistently captivating and solely unique.
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Unusual Suspects: A Look Back at the Supporting Cast of The X-Files

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[Originally appeared in Deadly Magazine #5] For nine seasons (and two feature films), fans of The X-Files became engrossed with FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully’s search for the truth and along the way, we were introduced to numerous supporting characters that helped them (or did their damnedest to foil their efforts) along the way. Here’s a look back at some of The X-Files’ greatest unusual suspects.

Deep Throat (Jerry Hardin)

Mulder’s first informant when the X-Files division of the FBI was established. A member of The Syndicate who wanted to expose some of the secrets the government had tried desperately to keep hidden, Deep Throat was tragically gunned down while trading an alien embryo for Mulder’s life in the first season finale, “The Erlenmeyer Flask.”

Cigarette Smoking Man/Cancer Man (William B. Davis)

Hands down The X-Files’ greatest villain, Cigarette Smoking Man’s presence dominated over the first season
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Second Opinion – The Revenant (2016)

The Revenant, 2015.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Domhnall Gleeson and Forest Goodluck.

Synopsis:

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820’s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

To say that The Revenant depicts the raw and feral intensity of revenge is an understatement. In Alejandro González Iñárritu’s follow-up to Oscar success story Birdman, he takes on the near mythical tale of frontiersman Hugh Glass who survived a horrific bear attack in the 1820s and set about taking revenge on those that left him for dead.

Shot in rural Canada and Argentina, The Revenant is a feast for the eyes from its opening shot through to the closing close up on DiCaprio’s face. It is simply breathtakingly stunning amidst the carnage and horrific events that take place.
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'Ride Along 2' Dethrones 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at The Box Office

'Ride Along 2' Dethrones 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' at The Box Office
After four straight weeks of box office domination, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has finally fallen. The international blockbuster was knocked out of the top spot for the first time since it opened one month ago, with Universal's Ride Along 2 taking first place in its opening weekend with $34 million. The Revenant, in its second week of its national rollout, stayed in second place with $29.5 million, dropping just 25.9 percent, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens slipping to third place with $25.1 million

Star Wars: The Force Awakens got off to an incredible start last month with a record-breaking opening weekend of $247.9 million, and its second weekend record of $149.2 million is just as impressive. It dropped just 39.8% in its second weekend, which is incredible for a movie of this size, and 39.5% in its third weekend, setting another record with $90.2 million. Last weekend, it finally suffered a "normal" drop, dipping 53.1% to win again with $43.1 million,
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Watch: Oscar Nominee Tom Hardy Explains Why Shooting 'The Revenant' Was So Bloody Hard (Exclusive Video)

Watch: Oscar Nominee Tom Hardy Explains Why Shooting 'The Revenant' Was So Bloody Hard (Exclusive Video)
Now I get it. Fresh from shooting the 2016 FX TV series "Taboo" with his father and Steven Knight ("Peaky Blinders," "Locke") and seeing "The Revenant" for the first time at the L.A. premiere ("it's brilliant!"), Tom Hardy—who landed an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor Thursday—explained what was so challenging about shooting "The Revenant" for director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki. Of course, there were obvious uncomfortable logistical challenges from following the unpredictable weather with an entire crew to rugged, remote Calgary locations (which informed his character, scalped trapper John Fitzgerald), but it was learning an unorthodox new cinema language and "that funny old lens" that threw Hardy at first. Iñárritu asked for trust in executing what he called "the tightrope."...
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