Tom Hiddleston has called the role of Hank Williams one of the hardest jobs he’s ever done. The I Saw the Light star had to completely transform himself, physically and vocally, sometimes in the subtlest of ways, to play the iconic folk singer. All of that hard work led to a performance that’s more akin to embodiment than impersonation — a tough tightrope to walk for any actor starring in a biopic.
Below, read our Tom Hiddleston interview, in which he discusses playing Hank Williams, authenticity, and more.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 by Angie Han
Superheroes are forever. Even the ones that don’t count immortality among their special powers have a way of surviving, provided they’re popular enough that it makes more financial sense to resurrect them than to let them stay dead. But the humans behind superheroes are not forever, and even as these characters’ stories continue on and on for decades, the people helping to tell those tales will come and go.
All of which brings us to two stories today of two comic book movie staples who seem ready to move on. In the DC corner, composer Hans Zimmer says he’s done with superhero scores after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while over in Marvel-land, Tom Hiddleston suggests Thor: Ragnarok could be the end of the line for fan-favorite villain Loki. Read More »
High-Rise started dividing audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to see Ben Wheatley‘s (Kill List) adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel a few short weeks later at Fantastic Fest, where it was embraced more warmly by festivalgoers. High-Rise is far from a movie for everyone, and it’s better for it.
Watch the latest High-Rise trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I haven’t been shy about lavishing praise on High-Rise, the latest piece of deranged and extraordinary madness from director Ben Wheatley, but I also haven’t spared the caution. This film isn’t going to be for everyone, but for a select group of adventurous movie fans, it’s going to be one of the best absolute best films you experience in 2016.
Because the film itself has proven so divisive, much of the marketing has focused on the one thing everyone can agree on: the stellar cast. A new batch of posters have arrived, showing off stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Jeremy Irons. But since this is High-Rise, these character posters are just a little skewed.
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Less than a month after the first trailer for The Night Manager, we’ve got another look at the upcoming miniseries. The adaptation of John Le Carré‘s novel originally aired on the BBC, but AMC is bringing the miniseries to the States in the coming months. The Night Manager stars Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander, and Elizabeth Debicki.
Watch The Night Manager trailer below.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tom Hiddleston is one of the few Marvel stars sitting out this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, but he might have something even better up his sleeve. This spring brings the release of Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise, in which he plays a doctor named Robert Laing who moves into a high-end apartment building. He’s seduced by the easy luxury of life in the tower, which seemingly has everything a young man could need.
But tension and unease are brewing between the classes, and a charismatic provocateur named Wilder (Luke Evans) is fanning the flames of revolution. Full-fledged chaos breaks out, and Laing finds himself swept up as well. Watch the latest High-Rise trailer after the jump. Read More »
Some of the best stories being told today are happening on television. It’s a new Golden Age for the flickering box, at least on cable networks, and the AMC has another promising project on the way to the United States thanks to the BBC.
The Night Manager is a miniseries adaptation of John Le Carré‘s novel of the same name, and Tom Hiddleston takes the lead as a former soldier working as a night manager at a hotel who is recruited by British Intelligence to complete an undercover mission to help take out an arms dealer. However, it may be even more risky than originally thought as The Night Manager trailer teases some potential double-crossing from Hugh Laurie. Watch it below! Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
When I wrote about the new poster for Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise a few days ago, I wondered how StudioCanal and Magnet were going to sell this mesmerizing, strange, and frequently brutal satire. Now that a trailer has arrived, it’s time to start answering that question.
The new High-Rise trailer is light on character and story, but heavy on mood, putting the film’s stifling atmosphere and slick visuals at the forefront. The best thing that can be said about this preview, which you can watch below, is that is does a fantastic job of capturing what this difficult sell of a movie actually feels like.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I ended up seeing High-Rise twice at last year’s Fantastic Fest film festival. The first time was because I will see every single movie that Ben Wheatley makes. The second time was to make sure I wasn’t crazy for loving it as much as I did. It’s rare to see a movie divide people quite like how High-Rise divides its audience. This is a genuinely unpleasant, ugly little movie and it’s hard to begrudge anyone for loathing it. But it’s also smart and blackly hilarious and impeccably crafted satire. High-Rise finds Wheatley wielding a sledgehammer to drive home his various points, but it’s hard to care about subtlety when that instrument is being utilized by a master filmmaker. This is finely orchestrated, bravely performed, sci-tinged chaos that daring film fans should go out of their way to see.
All of that to introduce at new poster for the movie? You betcha. Check out the new High-Rise poster below.
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