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CBS developing TV adaptation of L.A. Confidential

Here we go again. Several years after the success of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, a TV pilot based upon the  James Ellroy novel was developed which starred Kiefer Sutherland , Josh Hopkins , Melissa George , and Eric Roberts . The series wasn't picked up at the time, but now it appears that CBS will be the ones to give the project another shot. Once again based on James Ellroy...
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09.06.2017
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Curtis Hanson

After a couple of weeks off to cover the Toronto International Film Festival, we’re back with The Good, The Bad & The Badass, covering the passing of a great director... Curtis Hanson For much of his career, Curtis Hanson was a journeyman director. He was about as good or as bad as his material, capable of putting-out crowd-pleasing thrillers like THE...
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09.26.2016
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TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 Episode 6 "Regrets Only"

Missed an episode? Check out all prior reviews of Marvel's Daredevil here . EPISODE 6 : "Regrets Only" SYNOPSIS: A lethal foe returns with a vengeance, Foggy and Murdock risk the firm to ensure justice, and Karen sees a different side of the Punisher. REVIEW:  Picking up right where the previous episode left off, we find ourselves on the brink of a big...
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03.24.2016
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TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 Episode 5 "Kinbaku"

Missed an episode? Check out all prior reviews of Marvel's Daredevil here . EPISODE 5 : "Kinbaku" SYNOPSIS: A former lover arrives in Hell's Kitchen and turns Murdock’s world upside down. Karen digs for the truth about the Punisher. REVIEW:  I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this first post-Punisher episode of the...
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03.23.2016
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TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 Episode 4 "Penny and Dime"

Missed an episode? Check out all prior reviews of Marvel's Daredevil here . EPISODE 4 : "Penny and Dime" SYNOPSIS: Karen uncovers shocking facts about the Punisher, who finds himself hunted by a powerful force in Hell’s Kitchen. Daredevil ponders his next moves. REVIEW:  If you are a regular reader of my Daredevil reviews, you...
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03.22.2016
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TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 Episode 3 "New York's Finest"

Missed an episode? Check out all prior reviews of Marvel's Daredevil here . EPISODE 3 : "New York's Finest" SYNOPSIS: Trapped face-to-face with the Punisher, Daredevil wrestles with the morality of vigilante justice. Meanwhile, Foggy and Karen work to save the firm. REVIEW: With Matt taken prisoner by The Punisher at the end of the...
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03.21.2016
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TV Review: Marvel's Daredevil - Season 2 Episode 1 "Bang"

Missed an episode? Check out all prior reviews of Marvel's Daredevil here . EPISODE 1 : "Bang" SYNOPSIS:  Hell's Kitchen has calmed, but it's not out of the fire yet. When an unknown vigilante begins to take the fight to the streets in a big and bloody way, Matt Murdock must don the mask of Daredevil to stop him before innocent people end up...
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03.17.2016
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The UnPopular Opinion: Robin Hood

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Do you remember seeing GLADIATOR in the theater? It...
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12.31.2015
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Review: Legend + Video Review

This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2015 coverage. PLOT: The true story of the infamous Kray twins ( Tom Hardy in a dual role) who – in the mid-sixties – dominated the swinging London underworld. REVIEW: Unless you've seen the 1991 biopic THE KRAYS (starring Spandau Ballet's non-identical Kemp brothers) if you're North American...
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11.20.2015
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Exclusive Cool Video: Tom Hardy - An Actor's Timeline

Who would have thought the dude who played Captain Picard's evil clone in STAR TREK: NEMESIS would turn out to be one of the best actors working today? I certainly didn't, but Tom Hardy is undoubtedly a talented thespian, and for our new video series An Actor's Timeline, we decided to take a look at his evolution as an actor, going all the way back to his television debut...
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11.16.2015
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Danish director Kristoffer Nyholm set to helm Tom Hardy's Taboo event series

Tom Hardy 's event series Taboo has found a director in the form of Kristoffer Nyholm . The Danish director will helm the first four episodes of the eight-part series, however it hasn't been announced yet who will be behind the camera for the final episodes. Nyholm's directing credits include episodes of the original Scandinavian version of The Killing, and the TV...
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07.31.2015
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The new trailer for Legend with Tom Hardy looks violent and darkly hilarious

To date, the trailers for Brian Helgeland 's LEGEND have made the film look like a period gangster drama along the lines of GOODFELLAS. But, what the marketing hasn't shown us is just how funny the movie is going to be. You read that right, LEGEND looks like a great dark comedy with Tom Hardy truly showing some of the blackest humor since BRONSON. Based on the true story of the Kray...
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07.17.2015
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