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Lately, Tom Hardy has had his hands in a few different pies. He kicked the year off leading the FX series “Taboo,” he currently stars in Christopher Nolan‘s WWII effort “Dunkirk,” and has the title role in Sony‘s “Venom.” Continuing his efforts to keep his workload diversified, the actor is lining up a war drama. Continue reading Tom Hardy To Star In ‘My War Gone By, I Miss It So’ at The Playlist.

Musical biopics are notoriously difficult to make, usually because it involves getting tangled web of parties — the artist’s estate, music rights holders, and more — to all get on the same creative page. However, Elton John is clearing up any such potential dust-ups by producing his own biopic “Rocketman.” That said, locking down a leading man isn’t always easy, and the film has made a switcheroo. A few years back, Tom Hardy was the eye-brow raising choice to play Elton John, but he’s now been replaced by “Kingsman: The Secret Service” star Taron Egerton. Continue reading Taron Egerton Replacing Tom Hardy In Elton John Biopic ‘Rocketman’ at The Playlist.

There are often serious disadvantages to be labeled an Oscar bait picture. The perception of being a movie greenlit partially with the intent of earning Academy Award nominations (because let’s be frank, it’s always about making money first from a studio perspective) can be a heavy burden to bear. In many ways it’s something Christopher Nolan has dealt with ever since he burst on the scene in 2000 with “Memento” and earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination the next year. Continue reading ‘Dunkirk’ And Christopher Nolan Have Oscars In Their Sights at The Playlist.

It seemed, for a while at least, like Christopher Nolan was going to be the savior of big budget cinema. This was, after all, a filmmaker who had earned his stripes making morally and formally complex thrillers on a modest scale, before joining the ranks of the Hollywood elite when he redefined what a superhero movie could (and should) be. In between entries in his Dark Knight saga he made equally heady, but now larger scale one-offs that were equally challenging and entertaining. Continue reading Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Is A Bruising, Blockbuster Experience [Review] at The Playlist.

One of the most anticipated films of this summer, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” is only a few weeks away and a new trailer has landed. The film, which premieres July 21st, tracks the evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II from land, air and sea. The official synopsis reads: Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Dunkirk’ Never Surrenders at The Playlist.

Halfway through the year there is no reason not to ponder the current slate of Best Supporting Actor contenders.  Many of these performances have been seen seen either at festivals or screenings, others have been in films that have released footage and a few have actually been in films released in theaters. This is a very fluid category at this stage of the game, but if you are wondering why some are listed as “potential” instead of “likely” remember that insight and intel are everything.  Continue reading 2018 Best Supporting Actor Oscars Predictions at The Playlist.

You probably don’t need to be reminded that there was no love lost between Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy during the making of “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Both actors tried their best to play down the rumors, and Hardy even went so far as to apologize to director George Miller at Cannes for being “frustrated” during the making of the movie. But even Theron would later say, “From what I hear, he’s not like that on every movie — I hear he’s had good experiences,” while Hardy himself conceded, that at times during production of a film, “I’ve been a dick.” Now, another insight into the Theron/Hardy battle comes from one of their co-stars. Continue reading Zoe Kravitz Talks Charlize Theron & Tom Hardy’s Feud On ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ at The Playlist.