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After the success of 2014's Godzilla reboot, the Warner Bros monsters get their own franchise, continuing with this King Kong prequel. It's a ripping adventure, cleverly directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) to resemble a snarky Apocalypse Now remake with added gigantic beasts. And the eclectic cast makes sure that there's plenty of comedy, villainy and heroics to draw the audience in.
It's 1973, and Bill (John Goodman) is taking a pair of scientists (Corey Hawkins and Jing Tian) to an uncharted island to verify reports of prehistoric creatures before the Russians can get there first. En route, they stop in Vietnam to collect a mercenary adventurer (Tom Hiddleston), a photojournalist (Brie Larson) and a helicopter squadron led by Packard (Samuel L. Jackson). But their noisy arrival on the island enrages towering monkey Kong (mo-capped by Terry Notary and Toby Kebbell, who also plays a member of the team). With their choppers grounded, the main job now is to get out of here alive. And after discovering a castaway WWII pilot (John C. Reilly), they learn that Kong is actually protecting the world from far scarier monsters.
The story is told with a blast of dry humour, weaving in lots of sharp banter along with a collection of iconic 70s rock anthems. This gung-ho approach makes the movie energetically good fun, obscuring the fact that it's not particularly deep or meaningful. There are big themes gurgling away under the surface (such as the way blind militaristic action unearths dangers far worse than the perceived enemy), but these things remain subliminal, only barely visible amid the fast-paced action and big effects mayhem. That it all leads to some heavily animated monster-vs-monster destruction is hardly surprising. But when a movie is this light on its feet and so cheerfully frenetic, the audience is really only interested in hanging on for the ride.
Continue reading: Kong: Skull Island Review
His talk about his visit to South Sudan was painful to watch.
Receiving a Golden Globe Award has got to be one of the most nerve-wracking things in the world, so much so that it is probably really easy to mess up your acceptance speech. As a result, poor Tom Hiddleston has been forced to apologise for his garbled statement about South Sudan.
Tom Hiddleston has apologised for his shambolic Golden Globes speech
Well, we can't all be Meryl Streep. Tom Hiddleston stepped up to accept the award of Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series for 'The Night Manager', but ended up confusing the majority of the star-studded audience (namely Christian Slater) with a speech about his visit to war-torn South Sudan.
The young patients at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane were delighted when Thor and Loki descended upon them for the day.
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston both took time out of their busy filming schedules to visit a children’s hospital in Australia, both of them dressed as their Thor: Ragnarok characters Thor and Loki.
The two Hollywood A-listers dropped by Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane, taking a break from filming the third Thor movie, and their ultimate ‘frenemy’ Asgard god characters put aside their differences to entertain the young patients – or “the real superheroes”, as they called them – as they arrived on Tuesday (August 23rd).
Tom Hiddleston is best known for his role as Thor's mischievous brother Loki, but has also appeared in a variety of arthouse movies, TV series and stage productions.
"What Ballard is interested in is who we really are beneath the veneer of sophistication and good manners," Hiddleston says. "So at what point do your manners break down, and when does your more animalistic nature emerge?"
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Felt Faint Preparing For High-Rise
Sunday night’s on the BBC are getting steamier and steamier.
Last week a shirtless Tom Hiddleston on BBC One’s ‘The Night Manager’ sent twitter into a frenzy, but viewers had no idea what was in store for them this week. During a steamy sex scene on Sunday night’s episode of the drama, viewers were treated to Hiddleston’s bare bottom and of course, twitter couldn't get enough of it.
Tom Hiddleston bared his bottom on BBC One, Sunday night.
Some found it ‘cheeky’. ‘Brilliant, and cheeky performance in @thenightmanager by @twhiddleston last night. Can't wait for the next episode,’ wrote one viewer. Another added: ‘Tom Hiddleston bum !!! I repeat his bum !! This isn't a drill people !!!! #nightmanager’.
It's been a pretty spooky year...
It's almost Halloween and, if you're staying in, you're going to have to go through that difficult process of deciding what film to put on. 2015 has seen rather a few horror movies, but it has to be noted that only a handful of them are worth your time.
Mia Wasikowska stars in Crimson Peak
Here's the top five best and worst scary films of the year:
Continue reading: What Should You Watch This Halloween? 2015 Horror Films Ranked
Hank Williams was one of the most iconic country stars America has ever seen, moving crowds to their feet (and often to tears) with such hits as 'Lovesick Blues', 'Hey Good Lookin'' and 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'. But away from the mic stand, his life was often in turmoil. Plagued by crippling chronic back pain from his spina bifida occulta, he found himself repeatedly drawn to alcohol which made figures in the music industry refuse to work with him, and later other substances including painkillers and morphine prescribed by a fraudulent doctor. If that wasn't bad enough, his love life was hardly blissful either; both his marriages were marred by legal misfortunes and can only be described as tumultuous and unstable. By his 20s he had developed heart problems, which ultimately led to the saddening and untimely demise of one of country music's most unforgettable legends.
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The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series has topped the US box office in its opening weekend.
Jack Black’s Goosebumps has taken the top spot at the US box office this weekend, amassing $23.5 million from 3,501 theatres. The family-friendly horror comedy is based on R. L. Stine’s series of books and stars Jack Black as a fictional version of the author.
Jack Black stars as R.L. Stine in Goosebumps.
The film’s plot sees a variety of Stine’s characters escape from his books and start chaos in the real world, with the writer, his daughter and their teenaged neighbour tasked with returning them back to the pages of his fiction.
In Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romantic ghost movie Crimson Peak, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain play creepy siblings who are clearly up to something in their sinister mansion in Northwest England.
Obviously, Crimson Peak isn't the first time Tom Hiddleston has played a complex villain on-screen, having made his name as Thor's mischievous brother Loki in the Marvel movies.
Hiddleston likes mixing up his roles. "It's a cliche, but it's true," he laughs. "Variety is the spice of life! And when I got into acting, I never wanted to play one type of role. The actors I loved the most growing up were people who could move between genres, between character types. It just happens that Thomas Sharpe in this and Loki are a little bit darker, but the reason I've chosen the projects I've chosen is to prove to myself and other people that I'm more than that. Perhaps it's to prove that I'm not who you think I am. I think part of the pleasure I get from acting is in defying expectations: my own and everyone else's."
Tom Hiddleston stars alongside Jessica Chastain & Mia Wasikowska
Continue reading: Crimson Peak Takes Hiddleston And Chastain To The Dark Side
Gifted Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) makes an odd misstep with this overwrought gothic horror thriller, which is so bloated that it's more silly than scary. At least it features a starry cast that has a lot of fun with the characters, providing some emotional undercurrents as things get increasingly crazed. But the truth about this film is that it's a haunted house movie with ghosts that aren't remotely frightening. And worse yet, they're essentially irrelevant to the story.
It's set in late-1800s Buffalo, as young aspiring writer Edith (Mia Wasikowska) is unsure about the romantic advances of her childhood friend Alan (Charlie Hunnam), who is now a hunky doctor. But he fades into the background when the dashing Sir Thomas (Tom Hiddlestone) arrives from England seeking funding from Edith's father (Jim Beaver) for a machine to mine valuable clay from his crumbling ancestral home. As he sweeps Edith off her feet, Thomas' sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain) enters the picture with a clearly nefarious plan of her own. Sure enough, Thomas whisks Edith off to get married and return to the family mansion, a freaky towering wreck that oozes red clay. Or that might be blood. And since Edith has a history of seeing ghosts, the house feels particularly crowded to her.
The spirits are rendered as stretched-out skeletons surrounded by spidery wisps. And in England they're of course blood-red. Oddly, they merely seem to be observers to this story, never actually doing much proper menacing. And since they look faintly ridiculous it isn't easy to muster up the dread required to make this work as a horror movie. Everything else on-screen is just as absurd. The mansion looks more like an elaborately dilapidated over-sized movie set than a neglected manor house. Thankfully, Del Toro packs every scene with witty details and a lurid colour scheme that keeps the audience on its toes.
Continue reading: Crimson Peak Review
Hiddleston can recite whole scenes from ‘Heat’ and isn't afraid to do it in front of De Niro himself.
Any good Tom Hiddleston fan knows that the Avengers star likes to show off his impersonation skills, but on 'The Graham Norton Show' on Friday he really put his talents to the test, by impersonating Robert De Niro in front of the man himself.
Tom Hiddleston showed off his impersonation skills on ‘The Graham Norton Show’.
Hiddleston was appearing on Norton’s sofa along with De Niro and his The Intern co-star Anne Hathaway as well as Kenneth Branagh, who directed the first Thor movie. De Niro of course is one of the most imitated stars in all of Hollywood, something which, luckily for Hiddleston, the legendary actor doesn't mind.
The two Avengers had been spotted out and about together fueling rumors of a super-powered romance.
It seems that Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston might be a little more than just two big screen superheroes from the same mega movie franchise. The pair, who are both part of the Avengers, are rumoured to be Hollywood’s hottest new couple after they were spotted together on a night out in London.
Tom Hiddleston pictured out in London with Elizabeth Olsen.
Hiddleston and Olsen were picture leaving in a taxi together after dining at The Wolseley in the capital on Thursday. The public outing comes just two months after rumours of the pair’s off-screen romance first made headlines.
The first full-length trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's 'Crimson Peak' is just as terrifying as you'd expect from the director of Mimic and The Devil's Backbone.
Back in February, horror fans were given a first glimpse of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, and now the acclaimed Mexican director has unveiled the full-length trailer of a film that is sure to top many people's must-see lists this Halloween.
Don't be afraid of the dark... Mia Wasikowska in Crimson Peak
Set in a spooky mansion in Victorian England, Crimson Peak tells the story of a young author, played by Mia Wasikowska, who discovers her charming new husband (Thor's Tom Hiddleston) is not quite who he appears to be.
Edith Cushing is an aspiring writer of horror, who soon becomes plagued by shadows of the past following a tragic occurrence within her family. She meets the handsome and mysterious Sir Thomas Sharpe who is impressed with her work and asks for her hand in marriage. While she has reservations about rushing into a marriage with a stranger so quickly, she proceeds to move into his enormous spooky house with him and his brooding sister Lady Lucille Sharpe. It quickly becomes clear, though, that the Sharpes are hiding something from Edith, when she is refused a house key on the basis that part of the house is 'unsafe'. It's not long before she begins to feel a presence around her, terrifying apparitions start to rise from the shadows and a plague of blood engulfs the walls. The determined author ventures on a quest to uncover the truth about the house's violent and deadly past - and she has rather a lot of questions for her new housemates.
Continue: Crimson Peak - Extended Trailer
Elizabeth Olsen might be an ‘Avenger’ but she’s not in Taylor Swift’s gang.
When Avengers star Elizabeth Olsen met Taylor Swift you’d probably assume that they became fast friends, after all Swifty seems to be BFFs with every hot young Hollywood star. But sadly for Olsen things didn't go quite as planned when she ran into the singer at a bar and the 26 year old found herself indulging in some major fangirling.
Elizabeth Olsen is not yet in Taylor Swift’s gang.
Appearing on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden', Olsen recalled her embarrassing encounter with the ‘Shake it Off’ singer when they met during a friends birthday party. Describing her love for Swift Olsen told Corden that earlier in the day she’d been listening to Taylor during her ballet class.
Continue reading: Here's Why Elizabeth Olsen Thinks She Blew It With Taylor Swift
In the 19th Century in Cumbria, England, an old house stood overlooking a tremendous stretch of land. That house was Crimson Peak, inhabited by Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain). When author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) marries the handsome and quite Thomas Sharpe, she moves to Crimson Peak to live with the siblings. However, upon arrival, strange thing begin to occur. Mysterious visions and terrifying objects begin to emerge, showing that the house is not as it appears. As Cushing struggles to get to the bottom of the house's dark history, the secrets of the family steadily begin to unveil themselves to her.
Continue: Crimson Peak Trailer
It's here. It's happening. Get excited.
If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for this, since the first announcement of Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak adaptation: the first trailer is finally out. It’s preeeetty creepy, but the fact that it contains both Tom Hiddleston’s face and PJ Harvey’s music makes it absolutely awesome.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Is Here To Creep You Out In New Crimson Peak Trailer
The upcoming flick, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, will star British actor Tom Hiddleston.
Universal have decided to push back Legendry's upcoming film that will explore the origins of the gigantic ape King Kong, titled 'Kong: Skull Island,' from a release date of November 4th, 2016 to March 10th, 2017 in 3D and Imax 3D.
Hiddleston will star in the upcoming flick
Back in September it was confirmed that British actor Tom Hiddleston, known for playing the demi-god villain Loki in Marvel's 'Thor,' will be starring in the movie, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been acquired to direct. John Gatins and Max Borenstein co-wrote the screenplay.
Continue reading: Universal Pushes 'Kong: Skull Island' Release Date Back To March 2017
Tom Hiddleston appears to have side-stepped 'Ben Hur' to work on 'Skull Island'
On the same day that Jack Huston was confirmed for Paramount's 'Ben-Hur', Tom Hiddleston - the man apparently sought for that role - has been confirmed for Legendary's 'Skull Island'. The movie will explore the origins of King Kong.
Tom Hiddleston has opted for 'Skull Island'
Previous King King movies have briefly explored the island before the ape hit New York City, though Skull Island will "take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions." As HitFix notes, the "parallels" could imply that we'll see a battle between Kong and Godzilla, who is also the property of Legendary Pictures. This is strengthened by the fact that Max Borenstein, who co-wrote Godzilla, is penning Skull Island.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Swerves 'Ben-Hur' For King Kong Epic 'Skull Island'
The British actor will play a lead role in the upcoming flick that focuses on the gigantic ape's home on the mysterious island.
'The Avengers' actor Tom Hiddleston has just landed another huge movie role as he is set to star in an upcoming film that will explore the origins of the gigantic ape King Kong, titled 'Skull Island,' which will be released on November 4th, 2016.
Hiddleston will star in an origins story of King Kong
Hiddleston will portray a pivotal role in the film, which Legendary announced they would be tackling at the San Diego Comic-Con in July. Jordan Vogt-Roberts will direct the production, and the script has been penned by Max Borenstein.
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston Set To Star In King King Origin Film 'Skull Island'
Tom Hiddleston - London Evening Standard Theatre Awards held at the Savoy - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th November 2013
Tom Hiddleston - Weinstein bafta party London United Kingdom Sunday 10th February 2013
Tom Hiddleston Monday 6th February 2012 2012 London Evening Standard British Film Awards held at the London Film Museum - Arrivals
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