Tom Hardy Has A Ton of Bite In New ‘Venom’ Trailer


The initial teaser trailer for Venom, while showing Tom Hardy feelings of some transformation gone wrong, did not reveal one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes, the new trailer features the titular character during the closing moments. 

The storyline centers on Eddie Brock (Hardy), a journalist who is investigating the corrupt operation headed by Dr. Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) in which humans are being experimented with a life form known as symbiotes. After being exposed to symbiotes, Brock turns into a much more powerful (and potentially evil) being. Topher Grace previously played Brock in the 2007 flick Spider-Man 3Ruben Fleischer, who directed the hit 2009 feature Zombieland and the Los Angeles film noir Gangster Squad, directs.

With the success of Spider-Man: Homecoming, the anticipation level for Venom is definitely high. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!!

Venom, co-starring Michelle Williams, opens October 5. 

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Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi

‘The Revenant’ Is A Cinematic Experience In Its “Pure Form”


Now playing in select theaters and opening nationwide January 8, The Revenant features Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is on a mission to hunt down the men (Tom Hardy, Will Poulter) who left him for dead. Still recuperating from a grizzly bear attack, Glass must brave the freezing winter and stave off starvation in his quest for revenge.

As witnessed from last year’s Birdman, director Alejandro González Iñárritu is a creatively fearless filmmaker, and he pushed his cast and crew to their physical limits for The Revenant. Thankfully DiCaprio’s commit to the film was unwavering, as he even ate raw bison liver during one of the sequences!

“Our duty as filmmakers is to really bring back those physical, intellectual, emotional experiences that you can only embrace on a huge screen,” said Iñárritu, who also directed Babel and Biutiful.

Click on the media below to hear Iñárritu discuss his approach to cinema and why it’s important to take risks in one’s storytelling approach:

The Revenant also stars Domhnall Gleeson, who was also seen in 2015 in Ex Machina, Brooklyn, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi

‘The Revenant’ Shines Natural Light On An Epic Narrative


Birdman, Babel and Biutiful showcase director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ambitious approach to storytelling, and his latest feature The Revenant was probably his most mentally and physically challenging experience to date. Whether it was insisting to shoot the movie in natural light or setting most of the film in the outdoors, the cast and crew had a ton of seemingly insurmountable responsibilities on The Revenant. One of the film’s biggest obstacles was shifting to Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego when the snow started to melt in Canada!

Set in the 1820s, the story centers on Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), a fur trapper who is determined to find the man (Tom Hardy) responsible for killing his son. Glass, slowly recovering from a bear attack, fights the unforgiving, snow filled climate as he embarks on his fateful journey of vengeance and redemption.

During the press conference for The Revenant, the filmmaker explained why shooting in natural light was the only creative avenue to travel during The Revenant production:

The Revenant opens nationwide January 8.

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Posted By: Greg Srisavasdi

Tom Hardy Does Double Duty Giving Life To Gangster Brothers In ‘Legend’


Set for theatrical release next month, LEGEND is an intensely gritty biopic detailing the lives of Reggie and Ronnie Kray, arguably the two most notorious gangsters in British history. Set in the 1960s, the film focuses on their reign over the organized crime empire in London’s East End and tells a bloody story of violence and deceit.

Written and directed by BRIAN HELGELAND, the cast features TOM HARDY (in a duel role, playing both Kray Brothers), EMILY BROWNING, TARON EGERTON, PAUL BETTANY, DAVID THEWLIS and CHRISTOPHER ECCLES.

Playing last night at the Toronto International Film Festival, LEGEND was represented earlier today at a press conference consisting of HELGELAND, HARDY and BROWNING fielding reactions from entertainment reporters from all over the world. Responding to a question regarding the casting of the Kray Brothers, both HELGELAND and HARDY reminisced about their first meet-up. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

LEGEND opens in theaters October 2.

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‘Lawless’ Star Shia LeBeouf Not Afraid To Tackle What Scares Him Most

lawless_ver10In theaters later this month, LAWLESS is a period piece set in Depression-era rural Virginia and centers on three brothers trying to steer clear of the law while working to make a success of the family bootlegging business. Directed by JOHN HILLCOAT from a script by NICK CAVE, the cast includes TOM HARDY, JESSICA CHASTAIN, SHIA LeBEOUF and GARY OLDMAN. A decidedly more ‘grown-up’ role than audiences are used to seeing former child-star LaBEOUF in, it’s nothing compared to the explicitly sexual part he’s reportedly accepted for the upcoming LARS VON TRIER film, NYMPHOMANIAC. Speaking with entertainment reporters yesterday, LeBEOUF responded to questions about moving on from popcorn pictures such as the TRANSFORMERS and INDIANA JONES franchises to more serious, adult titles like LAWLESS and NYMPHOMANIAC and what goes into his filmmaking choices. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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LAWLESS opens in theaters 8/29