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Kids, let me tell you about the time Bane was at your parents' wedding

Once upon a time in Pittsburgh, a man and a woman fell in love. People were still falling in love then—much like they do now—but in 2011, things were different. This was before Justin Bieber started shaving, and when ice buckets were used for holding ice, not dumping it. Things were purer then.

But there was another story unfolding in Pittsburgh that day. The story of a man who would hold an entire city hostage, if another man in a Kevlar batsuit did not rise to stop him. As fate would have it, this story would intertwine with the love story of Rich Walsh and his bride Michelle, resulting in a pair of photos that the world cherishes to this very day. That’s just what happens when you have your wedding at a church near the set of The Dark Knight Rises. Tom Hardy photobombs your nuptials. He does that.

Carpe diem, young lovers of the world.

This Week's Cover: First look at 'Mad Max: Fury Road' with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy

Thirty-five years ago, George Miller re-imagined the action movie with his visceral, dystopic 1979 debut Mad Max, starring a 23-year-old Mel Gibson in one of his first movie roles. Flash forward two sequels and many decades later and the 69-year-old Miller returns with a new cast and a story  that is sure to take the road chase to an entirely new realm of chaos and carnage.

In an exclusive first look at the the May 2015 film in this week’s Entertainment Weekly, we talk to Miller about what prompted his return to the beloved franchise: a story that popped into his head fully formed back in 2000 but that took more than a decade to realize. This time, Tom Hardy takes over for Gibson as the very damaged road warrior Max Rockatansky, while a shaved-headed Charlize Theron plays a bad-ass commander named Imperator Furiosa. The stars spent a harrowing seven months in the desert of Namibia to shoot the film. “It was mental in a brilliant way,” says Hardy. “You have no concrete, no coffee shops. We were in the middle of a sandpit.” READ FULL STORY

I'm Still Not Over... The ending of 'Warrior'

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There are many things I’m still not over when it comes to the 2011 film Warrior. I’m still not over how freaking good Tom Hardy was. I’m still not over how it did not receive the amount of praise it deserved. I’m still not over the fact that there’s a large number of people who have no idea what film I’m talking about right now. But most of all, I’m still not over the ending of the film.
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Tom Hardy rumored to be in talks to play Elton John: Five reasons he's perfect for the role

Most of you probably first met Tom Hardy in 2010′s Inception, unless you’re an avid consumer of British cinema, in which case perhaps you recognized him from 2008′s Bronson. Then again, a select few of you Trekkies might even remember him from 2002′s Star Trek: Nemesis. Regardless, now almost all of you identify him as Bane from 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises. But a few years from now, we might all be calling him Sir Elton.

With five movies in the works for 2014 (including a highly anticipated Mad Max reboot) and a new rumor going around that he’s being looked at to play Elton John in the upcoming biopic Rocketman, Hardy is hard at work on becoming one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors/puppy-lovers. And believe it or not, Bane might just be the perfect choice to play one of music’s most iconic performers. Here’s why: READ FULL STORY

Tom Hardy wins modeling contest in 1998 -- VIDEO

Bane won a modeling contest?

That’s the only conclusion I’m reaching from this vintage (1998) clip of Tom Hardy on U.K. show The Big Breakfast, where the actor competed in a male model competition and his random facts about himself were less “World Peace” and more “Gary Oldman is the greatest.”

If only the 21-year-old could know that a mere 13 years later he would be running around Gotham City with a mask, being chased down by his idol.

Did he win? Check out highlights –and yes, I’m talking ’90s style — below: READ FULL STORY

Is Tom Hardy's 'Star Trek: Nemesis' screen test better than the finished film? -- VIDEO

Star Trek: Nemesis is not a good movie. Turgid and derivative and kinda junky, it was so ill-received by Trek fans when it arrived in theaters on Dec. 13, 2002 that it ranks as the lowest-grossing Trek movie by far, with a pitiful $43 million take in the U.S. and $67 million worldwide. The film effectively killed Trek as a feature film franchise until J.J. Abrams’ heralded resurrection seven years later. Basically, the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast deserved much, much better.

Thanks to a screen test for the film that’s going viral today on the Web, however, I was reminded that Nemesis does at least have one unequivocal good to its name: It introduced Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy’s lips to a worldwide audience. READ FULL STORY

Batman. Bane. Catwoman. That ending! Time to talk about 'The Dark Knight Rises' -- but only if you've seen it.

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“Don’t be afraid.” Those were the dying words of Thomas Wayne, said to his traumatized young son after being shot behind a theater by a thug named Joe Chill. The scene in Batman Begins resonates anew with eerie irony — and hopefully, a little inspiration — one day after the opening of The Dark Knight Rises and the tragedy in Aurora. Despite the terror felt nationwide following the violence in Colorado, and even in spite of it, moviegoers packed into multiplexes yesterday to watch the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman movies. And now, you have questions, opinions, quibbles, praises, and many other things to say about this heavy superhero spectacular – particularly the way it ended.

So let’s talk about it. Fearlessly.

And with a massive amount of detail… which is to say, SPOILER ALERT!

Seriously: If you have not yet seen Rises, STOP READING NOW. Because we’re not holding back on anything, beginning with…  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan discuss the making and meaning of 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Christopher Nolan is throwing down the gauntlet. “We want this to be the most exciting film, the most emotionally engaging and enjoyable blockbuster that an audience can see this summer,” says the director of The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final chapter in the Inception helmer’s trilogy of Batman movies starring Christian Bale. In advance of the film’s release on July 20, Nolan and Bale sat down with Entertainment Weekly for separate interviews to talk about the making of Rises and the remarkable success of their collaboration. The new issue of EW, on sale later this week, also features exclusive new photos from the film.

During a chat in his home office in Los Angeles, Nolan spoke of constructing the story for Rises with writers David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan and discussed how the edgy epic reflects “the things that worry us” about the world. But he dismissed the perception that the movie promotes a specific political agenda. “I don’t feel there’s a Left or Right perspective in the film,” he says. “What is there is just an honest assessment or honest exploration of the world we live in.” Nolan told EW that he’s satisfied with the threequel, which pits Gotham City’s caped crusader against two new villains: Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman (Anne Hathaway), a thief who preys on high society, and Bane (Tom Hardy), a fierce, secretive, and brilliant revolutionary. Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman are back, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard join the cast. “I’m very happy with it. I know it’s the film I wanted to make. It does all the things I really hoped for,” says Nolan, who found inspiration in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, David Lean’s Dr. Zhivago and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner – plus Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities – for his climactic opus. “I look what everyone has done in the film and I think they’ve done a very good job — and I think I’ve done a good job not obscuring it.”

Over a breakfast of carrot juice at an L.A. restaurant late last month, Bale told EW he’s both excited and overwhelmed by the imminent arrival of Rises’ pop culture moment. “It’s just begun, hasn’t it?” said the actor, noting the massive billboards outside the eatery. “These movies always start as small affairs, just me and Chris, sitting across a table, talking,” says Bale. “By this point, it starts to become this monster, just kind of roaring. For me, it’s kind of exciting, but don’t get too close, because it might devour you with its jaws.”

Not that Bale is anything less than grateful for the beast that’s been the Dark Knight. Before becoming Batman, Bale was frustrated by the lack of quality parts coming his way. Not anymore. Since Batman Begins, Bale has not only been a very busy actor, but one of Hollywood’s best. “[Batman] afforded me a change in my life. And it’s up to me to make a hash of that,” says Bale, who won an Oscar last year for his work in The Fighter. “Most actors desperately hope for work to come their way. Batman has given me the ability to say, ‘I don’t have to.’ I can choose, and choose wisely, and make the most of it.”

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