Posts tagged "Tom Hardy"

In Defense Of...Warrior

In Defense Of...Warrior
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time. Films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, The Island, The Cable Guy, and The Last Castle. BY MATT CAMPOBASSO, special... Read more »

Tom Hardy and Other Lady-Boner Killers on Twitter

Tom Hardy is now on Twitter. Yes, Bane. Yes, the guy with the puppies. The guy from Warrior. The object of your affections. The man of your dreams. Now you can read his innermost thoughts in 140-character snippets. And you can view his Instagram videos to your heart’s content. *Record scratch* What was that? Tom... Read more »

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion
First things first, The Dark Knight Rises is not The Dark Knight.  Check those expectations at the door.  Heath Ledger is gone, and nobody will ever replace his iconic Joker.  The Dark Knight is a modern masterpiece and was robbed of a Best Picture Oscar (to say nothing of a nomination even).  Christopher Nolan set... Read more »
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A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War
Mark it down: by year’s end, we’ll look back at Feb. 17-19 and realize it was one of the worst moviegoing weekends of the year.  Though it was saved in the end by The Secret World of Arietty and another viewing of Drive on Blu-Ray (which, if you haven’t seen, you need to), the two... Read more »

Movie Revue: Red State, Warrior, Bronson, Orgy, Guard, Brother's Keeper

Movie Revue: Red State, Warrior, Bronson, Orgy, Guard, Brother's Keeper
September 2-5 PICKS OF THE WEEK Warrior (****).  A totally rousing sports drama and nuanced, affecting family drama all rolled into one.  Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton should become household names based on the strength of their performances here.  Nearly impossible to dislike.  In Theaters September 9. Bronson (****).  This one’s been in my Netflix queue... Read more »

Sneak Peek: Warrior (**** out of 5 stars)

Sneak Peek: Warrior (**** out of 5 stars)
The rousing new sports drama, Warrior, starts out quiet and slow.  Director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle) shoots intimate character-driven scenes of dialogue in a handheld, naturalistic way.  For a while there, the audience is content just getting wrapped up in the lives of the two brothers who are the focus of the film.  Tommy (Inception’s Tom... Read more »
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