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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.

10 Movies To See In April

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • April 1, 2014 11:08 AM
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10 Movies To See In April
We’re inching ever close to the 2014 summer blockbuster season, but that’s not to say April is lacking its fair share of spectacle and bombast. This month’s ten movies to see ranges from Marvel’s latest to a mess of independent fare moving away from the festivals and into your local multiplex. It’s time to see what’s worth plunking down your dollars and cents for this month at the movies.

Watch: Tom Hardy Is Behind The Wheel In New Trailer For 'Locke'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 2:54 PM
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Locke Tom Hardy
How do you make a movie about a guy driving a car for an hour, talking on his cell phone, compelling? Well, you get Tom Hardy to lead and Steven Knight to write and direct it, and if you're lucky enough, you wind up with something like "Locke."

Watch: First Trailer For Tom Hardy Thriller 'Locke'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2014 7:12 AM
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"I'd just finished the [Jason] Statham picture ['Redemption'], which was very conventional. And the whole process just made me think to look again at the basics of what the job is: get a load of people into a room, turn off the lights and get them to watch a screen for 90 minutes, and how many other ways there are, without using all the tricks that normally go with a film," writer/director Steven Knight told us at the Göteborg International Film Festival earlier this month.

Check Out The New Poster For Tom Hardy Thriller 'Locke'

Locke Poster
So, do you want to spend 90 minutes with Tom Hardy? Then "Locke" should fit the bill. The single setting, real time drama/thriller is nothing more than the actor in a car, talking on a telephone, and yet writer/director Steven Knight has crafted something truly special here, and gets a terrific turn out of his lead actor. Read More »

Interview: Writer & Director Steven Knight On 'Locke,' Tom Hardy & Future Projects Including 'Eastern Promises 2'

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 3:25 PM
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One of the chief pleasures of the Göteborg International Film Festival, aside from the charming Swedishness of it all (particularly fond of the helper whose novel take on the “switch off your f*cking phone” message was to implore us not to forget to turn our phones “back on, the second you leave”), is the quality time we get to spend with our interview subjects. One of or most enjoyable meetings this time out was with screenwriter Steven Knight, whose fascinating sophomore directorial outing “Locke,” (our review from Venice is here) played the festival. Here are the fruits of our wide-ranging conversation with the “Eastern Promises,” “Dirty Pretty Things” and “Peaky Blinders” writer (who also—random trivia—devised and originally pitched “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”), including his thoughts on writing for TV vs. film, his crowded upcoming slate and lots about “Locke” ...so we should probably give a little background.

The 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 7, 2014 3:45 PM
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20 Best 2014 Films We've Already Seen
The more OCD among us here at Playlist Towers find it a source of constant aggravation that release dates vary so much from territory to territory, and festivals often get premieres a full 18-or-so months before a film gains a proper U.S. release, that doing a cut-and-dried list of any given year’s movies becomes less science than art. And while it’s an art that has already yielded our first magnum opus of the year, the 100 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014, (and we should probably be awarded the rest of January off as a result) there’s still a category of film we’ve left unmined: those movies that we saw and reviewed in 2013 at festivals or sneak screenings or parts foreign that won’t be in theaters until 2014.

A24 Sets 2014 Dates For Scarlett Johannson's 'Under The Skin,' Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Enemy' & Locke' With Tom Hardy

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 3, 2014 11:34 AM
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A24 Release Dates Under The Skin Enemy Locke
While many modern cinephiles are going gaga for adventurous producers like Annapurna Pictures ("Zero Dark Thirty," "The Master," "Her," "American Hustle" to name a few), there's also another game in town that's quietly building up an impressive roster. Barely a year old, indie distribution company A24 has made quite a name for itself in the last year for acquiring domestic rights to auteur-driven indie fare such as Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa," Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," and James Ponsoldt's "The Spectacular Now" (some of our favorite films of the past year).

'Metro Manila' Wins Best Film British Independent Film Awards; Paul Greengrass, James McAvoy & More Honored

Another day and more trophies handed out as 2013 tumbles toward a close. Over the weekend, the British Independent Film Awards provided some dinner and statues to a wide range of movies, and given their mandate, it shines a light on a different batch of movies than the ones that are dominating critics charts stateside. Read More »

Sundance Spotlight & Midnight 2014 Lineup Includes 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Tom Hardy's 'Locke,' 'The Double' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 4:24 PM
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Take a break from checking for flight prices, packing your bags and figuring out who's gonna walk your dog: the folks at Sundance have added to the first wave of titles announced yesterday.

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