Movie Mom

Movie Mom


May MVP — Tom Hiddleston

posted by Nell Minow

Tom Hiddleston is about to be a big star.  But I can’t say too much about why.

This month alone, he plays Loki, the super-villain in Thor and he has an important part in Woody Allen’s new film, “Midnight in Paris.”  Those of you who have seen “Thor” and stayed through the credits know how important “Loki” is.  For those who have not, I will just say that when you go, watch Huddleston.  Director Kenneth Branagh made a savvy decision in casting the Cambridge-educated actor.  In the middle of a superhero special effects blockbuster, Hiddleston gives a performance of grace and complexity that is exactly serves the tone of the film.  I can’t give away any of the surprises of “Midnight in Paris” by even saying what part he plays.  I will just say that it is a daunting challenge — some in the audience will have strong feelings about the character and others may know nothing about him and there are some complexities of tone and tempo.  And Hiddleston is superb.  Next, he will appear in “The War Horse,” based on a huge box office hit play in London (recently opened on Broadway) and directed by Steven Spielberg.  I can’t wait to see it.

In this clip, he talks about the importance of compassion, even compassion for the characters he plays.

 

YouTube Preview Image


Previous Posts

Mickey's Halloween 2014
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2fajzbgwvxg?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 12:00:53pm Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Jack O'Lantern -- Happy Halloween!

posted 10:00:11am Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Happy Halloween! Light Show 2014
[iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4vWChPYkuwA?rel=0" frameborder="0"]

posted 7:00:10am Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Laggies
Lynn Shelton is known for writing and directing small, intimate, independent films with a lot of improvised dialogue ("Humpday,""My Sister's Sister," "Touchy Feely"), often using the same small group of actors. With "Laggies," she moves seamlessly to working with a more conventional screenplay, writ

posted 5:58:04pm Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Middleburg Film Festival -- Year Two
The paint was hardly dry at Middleburg Virginia's swanky new Salamander Resort when the first Middleburg Film Festival kicked off last year, but it was a spectacular start for both the festival and the resort, with Bruce Dern appearing to introduce "Nebraska." This year, the festival hits its stride

posted 4:28:04pm Oct. 30, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.