Posted on 20 May 2011
FROM MTV SPLASH PAGE: Christopher Nolan’s first two Batman movies were not only great films, but they also set a new standard for viral marketing campaigns. With today’s launch of “The Dark Knight Rises” website, it appears that they’ve moved the bar even higher, and revealed the first look at the character everyone’s wondering about: Tom Hardy as Bane.
Like all good marketing campaigns, the big payoff was revealed only after fans conducted some sleuthing worthy of the Dark Knight himself, and it all started with the launch of an official website at TheDarkKnightRises.com.
Read the full story at MTV Splash Page!
Posted on 08 April 2011
Filed under: Trailers and Clips, Movie News, Cinematical
The new trailer for brother-versus-brother fight movie ‘Warrior‘ hit today, with glimpses of a much buffer Tom Hardy and a battered Joel Edgerton.
Hardy (‘Inception’) stars as the younger brother who joined the Marines, and Edgerton (‘Animal Kingdom’) plays the older one who became a teacher and had a family he now can’t support. Nick Nolte is already drawing Oscar buzz as the father of this fractious clan, a former alcoholic who’s now training Hardy.
Picture ‘The Fighter,’ but with mixed martial arts and the two brothers getting into the ring and fighting each other. Gavin O’Connor, the man behind the inspirational Olympics hockey pic ‘Miracle,’ wrote and directed.
Our own Erik Childress pronounced it better than ‘The Fighter’ after seeing it at CinemaCon.
Watch the trailer after the jump.
Posted on 05 November 2010
Filed under: Features, Cinematical
It was definitely one of the stranger trends in literary history in a very long time: take some of the most famous names in history (literary or otherwise) and plunk them down into adventures with zombies, vampires, or sea monsters. Walk into any book store and these titles are lining the shelves (even Anna Karenina got a cyber-makeover), and it’s all because of one man: Seth Grahame-Smith. So it was just a matter of time before Hollywood came knocking because Tinseltown loves it when someone has already done their work for them, and here were a big pile of ‘re-imanginings’ right at their fingertips. So deals were struck: it all began when Natalie Portman signed on to star in the film adaptation of Smith’s Austen first mash-up, ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombiez’ (though she has since dropped out). Now we have news that Tom Hardy is in the running for ‘Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter’ and I had to ask myself: forget worrying about casting, should we even be making these movies in the first place?
But before you roll your eyes and scroll away, let me be clear: this isn’t a rant about how movie versions of books are genetically inferior, nor are these the demands of literary purist. Nope, this is just a discussion about whether these books — which even as novels have received their fair share of criticism, are destined to become this generation’s ‘Billy the Kid vs. Dracula.’ Or even worse; they just turn out to be plain old bad movies.