Today, in disconcerting art: A Tom Hardy wax figure with a beating heart and “warm torso”

Our well-documented criticisms of celebrity statues include a call for greater accuracy, so we don’t end up with a Cristiano Ronaldo bust that looks like its face is sliding off. But that isn’t our only beef with these life-size tributes (though it was the case with this Lady Gaga monstrosity). Sometimes the effort to…

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Here, at last, is proof that Tom Hardy got a terrible Leonardo DiCaprio tattoo

Being famous doesn’t preclude you from making bad life decisions. That’s a lesson Tom Hardy learned the hard way when he bet his Revenant co-star Leonardo DiCaprio that he wouldn’t be nominated for Best Supporting Actor at that year’s Academy Awards. Apparently, DiCaprio had more faith in his co-star’s acting ability…

Hello, would you like to hear Tom Hardy's mixtape from 1999?

In a 2011 interview with the BBC, Tom Hardy admitted that he tried to launch a career as a rapper when he was a teenager, explaining that it “was a very hard sell” because he came “from a nice middle-class neighborhood” and because he “wasn’t very good.” He claimed to have recorded “loads of stuff” with legitimate…

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Taboo’s finale is explosive, superficially engaging, and ultimately empty

“The difference between Delaney and me,” Sir Stuart Strange tells George Chichester early in “Episode 8,” “is that I always make sure I have one last ace to play.” Taboo’s explosive finale one-ups Sir Stuart; everyone has two or three last aces to play. That means the plodding series is capped off by a final episode…

Even treason, torture, and a solved murder mystery are tedious on Taboo

For all its flaws, Taboo knows how to drop a last line that resonates, and so does Tom Hardy. “I have a use for you“ is the phrase that echoes through “Episode 7.” James intones it ominously to Robert, to Godfrey, and finally to Sir Stuart, escorted to a cell in the prison where James has been tortured for 12 brutal…

Mahershala Ali is venturing to Triple Frontier with Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy

By the end of this month Mahershala Ali may very well have his first Oscar for Moonlight, and he’s already got a series of films in the pipeline. He appears in a biopic that premiered at Sundance, and has secured a bad guy part in Robert Rodriguez and James Camerson’s Alita: Battle Angel. But now reports indicate that…