Posted on Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
If we were to measure a film’s success in cultural impact and not box office, Mad Max: Fury Road would be the biggest movie of 2015. It may have only earned a fraction of the cash hoarded by Jurassic World and Furious 7, but no film this year has inspired so much enthusiasm. The memes are abundant. Every artist took time to draw Furiosa. George Miller‘s action masterpiece transformed the internet into a sweaty, shaken, profoundly inspired mass of pure adrenaline.
So yeah, Warner Bros. has decided to push their post-apocalyptic feminist action extravaganza for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It won’t win (and it probably won’t even get nominated), but that wouldn’t be the first time a masterpiece has been ignored by the Oscars.
Get all shiny and chrome with the Fury Road Oscars news after the jump.
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To call Charlize Theron‘s Imperator Furiosa a scene-stealer in Mad Max: Fury Road wouldn’t be fair to her performance. Although both Max (Tom Hardy) and Furiosa find hope and redemption, Fury Road is really more of Furiosa’s story than the road warrior’s. The character was a huge hit with fans and general audiences, and yet, there may be no Furiosa in the Mad Max sequel. Learn more after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant has been plagued by reports of ballooning budgets, scheduling delays, safety concerns, weather woes, producer drama, and disgruntled crew members. One anonymous individual went so far as to call the shoot “a living hell.”
But while the film may be a mess behind the scenes, it thankfully looks quite lovely on camera. A new batch of stills offer a better look at this beautiful film, accompanied by some new details about the story. See the new The Revenant images after the jump. Read More »
As we all know by now, Wolverine 3 is going to be the last time Hugh Jackman steps into the shoes of the adamantium-clawed mutant who has become the crux of the X-Men franchise. He’s supposed to pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse before that, and there have been rumblings that he might have a cameo in Deadpool early next year too.
But sadly, fans will have to accept that sometime in the near future, Hugh Jackman will no longer be Wolverine. However, since the character doesn’t age the same as everyone else, he doesn’t have to be killed off. Jackman could merely be replaced by someone younger than him (though not too much younger), and the Australian actor would like to see Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy as Wolverine next.
Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Bosslogic created a cool mock-up of what Tom Hardy might look like as Wolverine. See the piece of fan art after the jump followed by Ethan’s original story from September 24th 2015.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Legend has gotten some pretty good reviews. Total Film called it a “career-best performance” for star Tom Hardy, Time Out gushed that it was “surely his finest hour,” and so on. But it had a few detractors as well, including one critic who declared it “disappointingly shallow” in a two-star review.
Typically, movie marketers simply don’t use negative reactions. It’s no secret that all those gushing pull quotes in the ads are cherry-picked to make the film look as good as possible. The team behind Legend, on the other hand, decided to put it front and center on their new poster. They just employed some genius visual trickery to make the review look like a rave, rather than a pan. See the Legend negative review poster after the jump. Read More »
We’ve already seen Mad Max: Fury Road get a Mario Kart overhaul, and now the Honest Trailer for the blockbuster from the director of Happy Feet and Babe: Pig in the City dives into what they describe as a two-hour, hellish version of the Nintendo racing game.
The good news is that this Honest Trailer doesn’t really do much to criticize what is one of the best action blockbusters we’ve ever seen, but rather just pokes fun at certain elements, like Tom Hardy‘s endless array of grunts. Watch the Mad Max Fury Road Honest Trailer below! Read More »
It’s impossible to resist the idea of seeing Tom Hardy playing twins, and so we’re going to indulge our affinity for that idea with a new trailer for Legend, the UK gangster film in which Hardy plays Ron and Reggie Kray, the twins who became infamous as rulers of London’s underworld in the 1960s. The film comes from Brian Helgeland (who se credits include, among other things, being co-screenwriter of LA Confidential, and director of A Knight’s Tale and 42), who writes and directs based on the true story of the brothers’ wild lives. Check out the new Legend trailer after the break. Read More »
Tom Hardy is producing the video game adaptation Splinter Cell, with an eye to starring as well. Now he’s also doing the same double-duty on a Vertigo comic book property: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso‘s 100 Bullets, a sprawling crime saga which begins with one man who gives people who have been wronged the chance to exact violence revenge by giving them an untraceable pistol and one hundred bullets.
The book is at New Line, where most of the Vertigo titles are now housed, and since there’s already a script for the 100 Bullets movie, by Chris Borrelli (The Vatican Tapes) maybe we’ll see things moving forward more quickly than normal. Read More »
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In just under a month, we’ll get to enjoy Mad Max: Fury Road from the comfort of our homes over and over again when it hits Blu-Ray and DVD on September 1st. (Or via digital download even earlier, on August 11th.) It’s still my favorite movie of the summer, and it will likely be one of my favorites of the whole year when all is said and done. And thankfully, George Miller already revealed that the next movie will be called Mad Max: The Wasteland.
However, it doesn’t sound like the movie is being fast-tracked or anything, because Charlize Theron isn’t even signed on to star in the proposed sequel just yet. Find out more about the Charlize Theron Mad Max Wasteland concern after the jump! Read More »
Over a year ago, in the spring of 2014, Tom Hardy was reported to star in a BBC One drama event series called Taboo, created by Locke director Steven Knight. And now the project has finally made some more progress towards getting in front of cameras this fall.
Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm, best known for directing the original Scandinavian version of The Killing before it was imported and adapted for American audiences on AMC and Netflix, has boarded Taboo. Nyholm will direct the first four episodes of the eight-part series. Learn more about the Tom Hardy Taboo series after the jump! Read More »