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Watch: This Clip From 'The Drop' Has Tom Hardy And Noomi Rapace And A Puppy And That's All You Need To Know

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 2:01 PM
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The Drop
"The Tom Hardy Puppy Party" aka "The Drop" is coming to theatres next month, and it fills two crucial Playlist criteria for highlighting movies: it stars Tom Hardy and it has puppies. Nothing else matters. We'll watch it. Today, a new clip from the film arrived, providing, you guessed it, another look at Tom Hardy and puppies.

Watch: New Trailer, Poster & Images For 'The Drop' Starring Tom Hardy & James Gandolfini

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2014 8:15 AM
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The Drop
The only thing you probably need to know about this movie is that is has Tom Hardy and a puppy. Okay, it also has the late James Gandolfini in one of his final roles, the always compelling Noomi Rapace, and the rock solid Matthias Schoenaerts, but we'd suggest to Fox Searchlight that there's still time to change the name of "The Drop" to "Tom Hardy Puppy Party." Just sayin'...

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Drop' Starring Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini, Noomi Rapace & Matthias Schoenaerts

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 2:42 PM
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The Drop
"Tom was intensely inquisitive," screenwriter Dennis Lehane told USA Today about Tom Hardy's turn. "He mined every single piece of marrow out of that character." And those are encouraging words to hear about "The Drop," the forthcoming film that brings together a helluva ensemble for a tale rich with possibility.

First Look: James Gandolfini's Final Film 'The Drop' (Formerly Known As 'Animal Rescue') With Tom Hardy

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2014 5:14 PM
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The Drop
Last year, we lost one of the greats with the sudden passing of James Gandolfini. But lucky for us, he still had a couple movies coming that demonstrated he was an actor who had so much more to explore. Last fall, he showed a charmingly softer, gentler side in the underrated "Enough Said" and this fall, he hits the hard streets of Boston in "The Drop." If you haven't heard of it, you may remember it under its former title "Animal Rescue," but either way, it's coming and a batch of new stills has arrived to give a bit of taste.

2014 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Shocks, Snubs & Surprises

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 16, 2014 11:07 AM
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Oscar Snubs, Surprises: 2014
Well, the Oscar nominations are in and Twitter has exploded with the usual flurry of WTF?s, OMG!s and TOLDJA!s (perhaps we follow the wrong people). And while in general it seems like a lot of the last-minute trend predictions went in the right direction (Redford went very cool for “All is Lost,” “Inside Llewyn Davis” too, though perhaps not quite icy enough to predict a near-total shut-out), in amongst the various entirely expected nominations, there were a fair number of films and performances we didn’t expect to see, and a few we had to double check we didn’t (you can read our full predictions here to see how right and wrong we were).

The 10 Biggest News Stories Of 2013

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 7, 2014 1:33 PM
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The Biggest News Stories Of 2013
2013 is now behind us, which means we can take stock on what the biggest news stories of the year were, and how they'll affect the industry in the coming year and beyond

Saoirse Ronan Talks 'How I Live Now', Working With James Gandolfini & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 11, 2013 12:21 PM
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How I Live Now, Saoirse Ronan,
Not even 20 years old, Saoirse Ronan has already made a significant cinematic impression. Most of us got our first glimpse of Ronan in Joe Wright’s operatic, Oscar-nominated literary adaptation “Atonement,” and in the years since she has anchored films for directors like Peter Jackson, Peter Weir, Andrew Niccol, and Neil Jordan. (She’s set to team with Ryan Gosling and Wes Anderson for future movies, which we quizzed her about here.) Her latest film, “How I Live Now” (our review) comes from “Last King Of Scotland” director Kevin Macdonald and is based on the acclaimed young adult novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff. Last week, we got to chat with Ronan about what drew her to the film, and asked her to reminisce about what it was like working with the late, great James Gandolfini.

Watch: Darker, Angrier Unused Alternate Trailer For 'Killing Them Softly'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 19, 2013 11:33 AM
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It seems that no matter how hard they try, Andrew Dominik and Brad Pitt can't get anyone to see their films. Their first collaboration, 2007's "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," suffered through a difficult editing process only to be indifferently released by Warner Bros. (Thankfully, it has attained cult status since, and is slated for a retrospective screening at the Museum Of The Moving Image in December.) Their second pair-up, 2012's "Killing Them Softly," did better commercially, but hardly the kind of blockbuster numbers one expects from a Brad Pitt movie opening in wide release (7th place in its first weekend, with a tepid $6 million) and critics found it hard to embrace the film's darkly funny, sour core. Their loss.

Robert De Niro Replaces James Gandolfini In HBO Miniseries 'Criminal Justice'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2013 5:53 PM
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It's been something of an up and down ride for HBO's "Criminal Justice," with the network initially passing on the project earlier this year, only to revive it a few months later, reformatted into a "limited event series" (just call it a miniseries, guys). But with the sudden and sad passing of James Gandolfini this summer, just before production was to begin, it was unclear how this would move on. Well, how about one of Hollywood's most famous acting legends stepping in?

Oscars: A Look At The Supporting Actor Field, Including Michael Fassbender, Jared Leto & James Gandolfini

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 23, 2013 2:32 PM
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So far, for the most part, a good chunk of the 2013 awards contenders have been seen, but only by those high falutin' critical types at film festivals -- as we saw last week. But that started to change last week with the release of two legit Best Picture contenders: Ron Howard's "Rush," and Denis Villeneuve's "Prisoners." So even those trying to stick their head in the sand and avoid Oscar season aren't going to have much of a choice from here on out.

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