All posts tagged: Tom Hiddleston

Film Review: Thor Ragnarok

November 6 / 17 Hello again….Short and to the point film review of Thor: Ragnarok. This third installment of the film is a breath of fresh air. The first was pretty good, ok even. The second….well I don’t know. It was alright, but it was lacking something and I still can’t put a finger on. Chris Hemsworth returns as the Norse god of Thunder in this wild ride, along with Tom Hiddleston‘s Loki and Mark Ruffalo‘s next venture as Hulk/Bruce Banner, and Idris Elba as Heimdall. Added to the cast, Tessa Thompson as Valkeryie, and Jeff Goldblum as Grandmaster. Let’s not forget Cate Blanchett, who is badass as Hela. What makes Ragnarok better than the two? Well, Taika Waititi‘s take is a hilarious thrill ride and I mean that in a very good way. Here I found a video that has five clips from the film. Enjoy! If you want an action-packed thrill entertaining ride, then this is it. This Marvel film doesn’t disappoint. Now when do we get a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War? Thor Ragnarok: A+ …

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

March 13 / 17 I’m sure most of you spent time in theaters to see Kong: Skull Island. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Rodgers, this latest adventure is different from Peter Jackson’s version. First, it’s not three hours long and second, it gets to the point. Set in 1973, an expedition is heading to Skull Island. The expedition includes government agent Bill Randa (John Goodman), a young biologist Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkings), former British Special Air Service Captain James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston), a pacifist photojournalist Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), a US Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) and a handful of other characters. They begin to drop seismic explosives to map out the island….not only does that shake up the wildlife, but a huge creature, a 100-foot tall ape known as Kong and he’s is not too thrilled to see them coming on his home turf. We find out that Goodman’s character is really working for Monarch. This the same secret organization that was featured in 2014’s Godzilla, so I’m sure you know where this …

Film Review: I Saw the Light

November 20 / 16 “You got to have smelt a lot of mule manure before you can sing like a hillbilly.” Hank Williams What word do I use to describe Hank Williams? A musical genius? A true songwriter? Lost soul? well, you could say all three. I Saw the Light is not just another biopic, but this biopic has failed in many ways than one. First I will say this, Tom Hiddleston was a great treat to see. An Englishmen playing a country crooner was a surprise. Williams’s grandson Hank III wasn’t too pleased, but who really cares. I wish he could give Hiddleston the credit for the hard work to portray such a legend in country music and what a legend. Not only did the film did touch about William’s as a great performer, but it also touched on his demons. His spinal condition called Spina bifida, caused him lifelong pain, and the fact that this was one of the cause for his abuse of drugs and alcohol didn’t make it any easier. Hiddleston’s work …

Film Review: High Rise

June 7 / 16 Hello and Good Morning. Time for a film review of High Rise. I’m slowly getting along to seeing some new films and this one was on my must-see list of films. Director Ben Wheatley (A Field in England) takes the helm of High Rise, based on the 1975 novel by J.G. Ballard. The film takes place in decadent 1970’s. Tom Hiddleston is Dr. Robert Laing, a doctor who moves into the 25th floor of a 40 story luxury apartment block complex in the outskirts of London. The building has all the amenities the residents need. A gym, spa, swimming pool, a supermarket, even a primary school. Who needs to leave the building after work when you have all that, right? Problem is the residents become closed off from the world. The wealthier residents live on the upper floors, while the lower class live below. Dr. Laing is pretty much in the middle. Jeremy Irons is Anthony Royal, the architect of the high-rise apartments. He lives on the top penthouse floor, with …

Shadowbox Film Feature: High Rise

January 13 / 16 Hello….again….I’m sure you have heard about this film High Rise. The second trailer was released sometime last week. High Rise is based on the 1975 novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the film stars Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Sierra Miller, Elisabeth Moss, and Jeremy Irons. What is the film about? Well read on….. London, 1975. Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes.   The first trailer …

Crimson Peak Fan Trivia Answers….Tom Hiddleston

September 14, 2015 Hi again! It’s that time….the answers to last week’s fan trivia for Crimson Peak’s Tom Hiddleston. Let’s see if you got the answers correct…..   Hiddleston screen tested and had to put on 20 pounds for what film?   C. Thor Hiddleston portrayed Bill Hazledine in this satirical black comedy TV series….Suburban Shootout From which drama school did Hiddleston graduated from?       A. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)  Who is Hiddleston’s co-star in the British drama The Deep Blue Sea? Rachel Weisz Hiddleston was in these three films: Unrelated, Archipelago, and Exhibition. Name the director behind these films.                 C. Joanna Hogg I hope you guys got these right! For the hardcore Hiddlestoners, you should’ve breeze these questions without breaking a sweat. On to the next Crimson Peak Fan Trivia…..     featured and other images courtesy of http://www.dofthea.com and http://www.contactmusic.com

Crimson Peak Fan Trivia: Tom Hiddleston

September 7, 2015 Good Morning and Happy Labor Day! Crimson Peak will be in theaters in the next few weeks. I’m sure some of you have waited for the trivia questions for this particular star for a while now. Tom Hiddleston is this week’s trivia question star….   Tom Hiddleston portrays Sir Thomas Sharpe, who sweeps Edith Cushing off her feet. Handsome, charming, the whole package, but the man is not who he appears to be……Let’s see if you know something about Hiddleston. Hiddleston screen tested and had to put on 20 pounds for what film?            A. War Horse / B. Midnight in Paris / C. Thor Hiddleston portrayed Bill Hazledine in this satirical black comedy TV series…. From which drama school did Hiddleston graduated from?       A. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) / B. Guildhall School of Music & Drama / C. London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art Who is Hiddleston’s co-star in the British drama The Deep Blue Sea? Hiddleston was in these  three …

Crimson Peak Fan Contest 2015 Is Closed!

August 16, 2015 In honor of Universal’s & Legendary’s upcoming film Crimson Peak, Shadowbox is holding its first fan art and writing contest! The film will premiere Friday, October 16, 2015. This contest is purely simple just follow these rules….. Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing  falls in love and marries Sir Thomas Sharpe  but then discovers that her charming new husband is not who he appears to be. His home harbors ghostly, mysterious entities, which he and his sister, Lady Lucille Sharpe, desperately and fiercely try to hide. The Rules 1. Watch Trailer 2. Choose by creating your art or your story!  Fan Art: You can illustrate the characters from the film. You may use pencil, color pencil, pastel, and watercolor. Size: It can be either 8″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″. NO DIGITAL ARTWORK! I’M ASKING FOR GOOD ‘OL OLDSCHOOL ARTWORK! Fan Fiction:  Create your fan fiction, like short stories or poetry on …