Tag Archives: Tom Hardy

Cinema Review – The Revenant

Fur trader Hugh Glass (Leonardo Di Caprio) is on an expedition in the 1820s when Native Americans attack him and his colleagues. After almost 40 of the company are killed, Glass, Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), Captain Henry (Domhnall Gleeson), Bridger (Will Poulter) and Glass’s half Native American son Hawk (Forrest Goodluck) retreat to the mountains to make their way back to the camp. It is there that Glass is attacked and mauled by a bear and although Fitzgerald, Bridger and Hawk are tasked with caring for the obviously dying man, it is not long before he is left for dead and finds a way to survive alone. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Legend

In 1960s London, the Kray twins – Ronnie and Reggie (both played by Tom Hardy) – ran the underworld and made a name for themselves at the same time. When Reggie meets Frankie (Emily Browning) and Ronnie’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, it is not long before the Krays begin to lose the empire they have so carefully built up. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Mad Max: Fury Road

Max (Tom Hardy) returns in this steampunkian road movie, where oil and water are now the most precious commodities on earth. Imparator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) decides to liberate Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne)’s favourite wives from his oppressive regime and take them to a promised land of plenty. Joe, however, has different ideas and rallies the War Boys to take Furiosa down before they can truly escape. Of course, Joe doesn’t know that Furiosa has Max on her team. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Child 44

In Soviet Russia, under the rule of Stalin, children are going missing, and turning up murdered. Since the government insists that Soviet Russia is paradise, and there can be no murder in paradise, disgraced military police officer Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) takes it upon himself to get to the bottom of the murders. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – Locke

As he drives home from a construction job, Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) gets a phone call that throws his job, marriage and future into jeopardy. As he journeys to right the major wrong of his life, we learn more about the character through his interactions with the people in his life. Continue reading

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Why So Serious? After Dark… July 2012

Welcome to Why So Serious? After Dark.

This is a very special episode of Why So Serious? Movie Reviews, where we pay tribute to The Dark Knight Rises and give it it’s own show; for a multitude of reasons. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Dark Knight Rises

Warning: Spoilers
I have written a spoiler free review here

Eight years after the defeat of The Joker and Two-Face, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has hung up his cape. When a new threat – Bane (Tom Hardy) – comes to town, hell bent on causing chaos, Batman resurfaces to protect the city that drove him into hiding.

Warning, it is rather difficult to review The Dark Knight Rises without giving away some plot points, so if you wish to remain in the dark, stop reading now.

The rest of you… Read on! Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Lawless

In Prohibition era America, the Bondurant brothers were the main moonshiners in Virginia. When Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) – a ruthless law enforcement official – rolls into town, he threatens their privileged position and their livelihoods. Continue reading

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Trailer Talk – Lawless, Gangster Squad and Dark Horse

Boardwalk Empire has a lot to answer for; the gangster movie seemed to have died in 2009 with Johnny Depp’s misstep Public Enemies. Martin Scorsese makes an admittedly brilliant TV show about prohibition era Atlantic City, and suddenly the gangster movie is back in style. Continue reading

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