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Tom Hardy Will Suffer From PTSD In 'Samarkand'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 11:20 AM
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If there's any doubt, Tom Hardy is ready to break out in a big way. While he's not quite a household name (seriously, just go ask your Mom if she knows who Tom Hardy is), his moment of omnipresence is fast arriving. Of course, "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises" certainly boosted his profile in a major way, but "Warrior" proved his name was not yet a ticket buying incentive for many. But that's likely to soon change -- "Mad Max: Fury Road" is in the can and awaiting a release date, and in the first half of 2013 he's embarking on two movies with Noomi Rapace, "Animal Rescue" (which recently also added Matthias Schoenaerts) and "Child 44" and starts shooting the real time thriller "Locke" next month. Now, another movie has been added to his roster.

Mark Webber Talks 'The End of Love' & “Non-Traditional” Love Story Follow-Up 'The Fun In Forever' With Teresa Palmer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 10:59 AM
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Post-production, festival attention, and eventual release are bound to alter a filmmaker's perspective on a film -- particularly so, if the work is an intensely personal document of fatherhood starring their real-life son. Actor/director Mark Webber has done just that though with Isaac Love -- two years old during filming -- for “The End of Love” (read our review) and a week before its theatrical opening, he chatted with us about the journey from Sundance, Isaac's performance, and his next directorial effort.

David Lynch Working On A New, "Typically Dark" Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2013 10:38 AM
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While there was a period of time when David Lynch was a cinematic workhorse -- "Lost Highway," "The Straight Story" and "Mulholland Drive" were all released between 1997 and 2001, to give you an idea -- but he's since diversified his creative output. 2006 was the last time we saw a feature from the director with "Inland Empire," and since he's taken on a variety of ventures including fashion house helmer, concert webcaster, aspiring artist and "Louis" guest star. While he's been continually asked about his next movie, Lynch has generally deflected by saying he's waiting for the right inspiration to strike. But could he already have something brewing?

Go To 'The Place Beyond The Pines' With 3 Character Posters Featuring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper & Eva Mendes

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 27, 2013 10:19 AM
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We may not have gotten a lot of interesting films so far this year, but that will soon change. “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the hotly anticipated film from writer/director Derek Cianfrance, comes out in just a few weeks and some new images and character posters have been posted online to remind us.

Recap: Benedict Cumberbatch & Rebecca Hall Shine In First 2 Parts Of Period Miniseries 'Parade's End'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • February 27, 2013 10:00 AM
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The specter of "Downton Abbey" has been present in the run up to the broadcast of BBC and HBO's new period drama "Parade's End." Both are lavish period tales set before, during and after World War I. But in fact, the comparisons are a little overblown. 'Downton' and "Parade's End" (an adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's cycle of novels, often labelled as among the finest literary achievements of the 20th century, written for the screen by the great Sir Tom Stoppard, and directed by Susanna White, who was also behind "Bleak House" and "Generation Kill") might share a loose genre, but on the strength of the first episode, they couldn't be more different. 'Downton' is a soap, for better or worse, while "Parade's End" is a fearsomely intelligent, deceptively funny epic that, if it can keep up this level of quality, will likely be one of the best things on television all year.

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Writer Seth Grahame-Smith Polishing 'Fantastic Four'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 27, 2013 9:39 AM
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Following the success of their relaunch of the mutant franchise with 2011’s “X-Men: First Class,” 20th Century Fox decided last year to reboot the critically maligned “Fantastic Four” series with “Chronicle” director Josh Trank at the helm. With a Spring 2015 release date already scheduled and no shooting start date set, the studio has hired a writer to give the script a good once-over.

Don’t Worry: Netflix "Definitely Planning To Do More” Seasons Of ‘Arrested Development’

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 9:22 AM
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In every discussion surrounding the long-awaited fourth season of “Arrested Development,” there’s been the presumption of longevity; that everything Mitch Hurtwitz is planning will blend into a master timeline of Bluth family chronicles. At least, that was the case until Netflix CEO Reed Hastings declared the upcoming season to be “a one-off” and “non-repeatable,” but luckily, elsewhere in the company it seems the mood is more optimistic.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Awkwardly Explains 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scene With Australian Accent

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 9:04 AM
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As Quentin Tarantino explained during his questionable Oscars speech, 20 or 30 years from now when people reflect upon his films, his signature characters will be the reason they’re still watching. “Django Unchained” is indeed worthy evidence for that claim, but one role -- Quentin’s third-act Australian cameo -- has caused confusion galore, and after the ceremony the director attempted a proper explanation.

Exclusive: Noomi Rapace Says She's Met With Ridley Scott, 'Prometheus 2' Script Being Worked On Now

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 26, 2013 8:59 PM
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One of the most bickered about movies of last year was Ridley Scott's "Alien" pseudo-prequel "Prometheus," a gaudy, lumbering hulk of a movie with more moving parts than your father's Chevy, it was a film that posed just as many questions as it answered and whose elliptical nature allured as many moviegoers as it repelled. Well, it was still something of a hit, and it appears work is moving ahead on a sequel, at least according to "Prometheus" leading lady Noomi Rapace.

Review: ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ An Unexceptional, But Still Satisfying Fairy Tale Blockbuster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2013 7:01 PM
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Hollywood’s race to bring fairy tales to the big screen over the last few years, hasn’t had the best results, at least creatively. While “Alice In Wonderland” made a still unbelievable $1 billion worldwide, it simply wasn’t good, and subsequent efforts like “Red Riding Hood,” “Mirror Mirror” and “Snow White & The Huntsman” brought high concepts and diminished returns. Part of the problem has been an issue of approach, with fairy tale films either choosing to aim for kids, or go dark for tweens, with very little middleground. But that’s a problem screenwriters Christohper McQuarrie, Darren Lemke and Dan Studney solve with “Jack The Giant Slayer,” a movie that aims for that soft, MOR mainstream audience, but takes its source material and executes its modest ambitions into a satisfying big screen adventure.

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