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Review: Steven Knight's 'Locke' Starring Tom Hardy Is An Impressive Achievement

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 23, 2014 5:06 PM
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Of all the genres, the single location film is perhaps one of the hardest to get right. For one, you need a hell of an actor (or actors) to hold the attention for even the briefest of running times. You also need a story that coherently keeps the actors in place, with enough of a hook to keep you involved. And you need to keep things visually interesting enough to stop it being too static without being showy. It’s a big ask, Hitchcock was the master of the style, and there are a select few other examples, but most turn out poorly.

Tom Hardy Downplays Rumored Beef With Charlize Theron During The Shooting Of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 23, 2014 12:21 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
Shooting on George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” began in the summer of 2012 and the film isn’t coming out until summer 2015. That’s, ahem, a long frickin’ road to a movie (as well as one that opens only two weeks after “Avengers: Age of Ultron”). By all accounts it is an expensive and highly ambitious picture, utilizing a lot of practical effects, cars and stunts and little CGI.

10 One-Man Show Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 22, 2014 2:04 PM
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If there's any justice in the world, many of you will spend 85 minutes of your upcoming weekend in a car with Tom Hardy. "Locke," the formally-rigorous, real-time Steven-Knight-directed film opens on Friday, and it's terrific: a taut drama that unfolds like a thriller despite being a small, detail-specific, domestic story; and an absorbing Richard Burton-inflected showcase for its sole onscreen star. Hardy, aided by the offscreen voices of Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott and others via his handsfree phone ( the way Knight organized the calls, so that they came to Hardy "live" is fascinating) is just brilliant, crucially underplaying most of the time, as though aware that with only him onscreen (also immobile), the tiniest tic is magnified exponentially. It's the kind of tour de force that highlights by contrast just where so many other single-actor films go wrong.

Tom Hardy Joins Musical 'London Road,' Ryan Reynolds Visits 'Woman In Gold' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • April 4, 2014 9:00 AM
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He may have starred in two of the worst blockbusters of recent years -- “Green Lantern” and “R.I.P.D.” -- but don’t hold that against him, given the right film and role (like in this year’s “The Voices”) Ryan Reynolds can shine. Deadline reports Reynolds will stay in the arthouse world with a role in the Helen Mirren-starring “Woman In Gold” alongside Daniel Bruhl, who’s in negotiations with The Weinstein Company.

Tom Hardy To Star In BBC Drama Series 'Taboo,' Produced By Ridley Scott, Penned By Steven Knight

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 7:23 PM
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With "Locke" coming to theatres later this month, and with a role booked for the second season of "Peaky Blinders," it looks Tom Hardy and writer/director Steven Knight are getting along smashingly. And they are now set to expand their working relationship.

Watch: 2 New Trailers For Tom Hardy's 'Locke' Go Forward & In Reverse

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 3, 2014 11:32 AM
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When you're selling a drama about a guy sitting in a car for 90 minutes, driving and talking to people on the phone, you have to get a bit creative. And the folks behind the forthcoming "Locke" are trying an idea that will hopefully get folks to check out the movie.

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.

New Image Of Tom Hardy In 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' Will Plot Fill The Gap Between 'Mad Max' & 'Road Warrior'?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 5:23 PM
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Mad Max: Fury Road
With production starting in 2012, reshoots taking place last fall, and a lengthy post-production process that won't see the movie released until next fall, as of right now there aren't many details about George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road." It's a return to the Aussie franchise with Tom Hardy now taking the name Max Rockatansky, but a new peek has arrived.

Olivia Wilde & Juno Temple Join Martin Scorsese's HBO Music Project And More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 13, 2014 11:16 AM
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Though “Boardwalk Empire” has only one season left in the tank, hopefully, fans of the show can find solace in the fact that the Martin Scorsese/Terence Winter rock ‘n’ roll pilot for HBO is still moving forward. Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple have most recently joined the cast as the pilot is set to begin production this summer.

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