Jul 292015

Double the Tom Hardy.

Legend stars Tom Hardy playing both of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie. The footage in the trailer of Hardy’s two performances is very impressive. The facial expressions and mannerisms of the brothers are very different, as is their body language and their voices. There has obviously been some very clever editing and CGI, with the trailer showing the brothers interacting with each other, and at one stage, engaging in a physical fight. I am very interested in checking this film out!

The official synopsis is as follows:

Written and directed by Oscar® winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland, LEGEND is based on the true story of the rise and fall of the notorious Kray twins, Ronnie and Reggie (both played by Tom Hardy) two gangsters who ruled the London crime scene in the swinging sixties. With their gang, “The Firm”, the inseparable Krays imposed a reign of intimidation upon the city of but as their empire expanded, power struggles, madness, dangerous feuds and a woman weakened their bond.

Told through the eyes of Frances (Emily Browning), the love of Reggie’s life, this seductive and exhilarating story sees Tom Hardy deliver a masterful dual performance, perfectly capturing the nuances of two legendary brothers

Legend will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and will be released in Australia on October 8th.

May 142015

Mad Max Fury Road

30 years after leaving Mad Max stranded in the mediocre wasteland of Beyond Thunderdome, director George Miller finally takes a break from dancing penguins and talking farm animals to reignite the franchise that launched him (and Mel Gibson) into the global zeitgeist. But has Mad Max: Fury Road come three decades too late, fated to be ignored by the Fast and the Furious loving crowd of 2015? My review after the jump.

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Jun 092014


In what is possibly his best performance to date, Tom Hardy stars in Locke, an almost painfully intimate tale of a man having what is most likely the worst day of his life. But was this a hell of his own making, or is he merely a victim of his ironclad, yet idiosyncratic sense of duty? My review of Locke after the jump.

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Oct 092012


Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke star as indestructible brothers and bootleggers during prohibition, but they soon find out guns, gangsters and naked damsels in distress are the very least of their worries when a corrupt law official arrives into town and wants blood to be shed. But does all of this violence, chaos and illegal liquor translate into a worthwhile movie? Find out after the jump.

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