Tom Hiddleston 7 (1000)

1 Name: Anon : 2016-02-19 08:08 ID:gDkQNPan

Thread to talk about the actor Tom Hiddleston

901 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 03:17 ID:U6S/+8V2

Remember when I linked to the psychic gossip site that said TH would have some hard times and the comments were mentioning drugs? >>251 And it was so ridiculous...

He may be on drugs...or the dancing bear has come out of hibernation. Even MA is thinking, 'Shit, I'm not willing to go this far to save this damn film!'


902 Name: Anonon : 2016-03-30 03:36 ID:cIasOM4O

>>901 I'd say he's on a high from the success of Colbert and just like the psychic predicted, has believed his own PR. It's a shame he didn't let it lie, it was great once, cringeworthy twice. If there's a third repetition I will have to moon walk away

903 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-03-30 06:37 ID:89pEWkso

Apparently there was drama at the DC Screening/Q&A on Tuesday. Talk of people entering with fake tickets which barred people who bought real tickets from getting in.

904 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 11:08 ID:Ep2jQcLc

>>903 Of course there was. Seemingly, there always is with TH. That link, however, reminds me of Miss Unrelated: he helped me through a dark time, I wanted to ask him a question I've had for so many years, my day was ruined (even though she herself seems to have had a fake ticket) by thoughtless other fans.

He needs 'No Direct Fan Questions' written large in his promo contracts. Large. Even for crap movies that he needs to sell hard.

905 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 11:55 ID:qAvx5iXW

I saw Colbert and I was impressed - again! I have to hand it to Colbert - he is a very good interviewer (an underrated art). Original questions, not afraid to show he is intelligent and the man can sing! (Colbert, I mean).

I liked the anecdote about the spoon damage, and TH's telling of it - "It's a nice memory now - or so she claims". When you get him off "I spent 6 weeks living with a gifted musician whose name is Rodney Crowell" he is a charming, clever and witty interviewee.

906 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 14:52 ID:VhNAEDLk

Interesting article in the Daily Beast. Contrary to CB this is not the full article but hs some nice tidbits about TR:

907 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 16:17 ID:U6S/+8V2

>>906 OT: Ha! My boy and his brother were at LCD (he has terrible taste in music). He said there was cowbell - is that a staple of dance music? - and the light show made him slightly nauseous. I'll let him know that BC was in the crowd - even though neither know who BC is.

I'm going to say some novenas for Thor3 being his Marvel endpoint.

Mention their hair and support them...Oh, Tom, should we parse out the word 'understand.'

908 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 16:24 ID:U6S/+8V2

>>905 I finally caught up on the Horowitz podcast and Colbert last night. I thought both were great. Listening to the podcast, I can see what TH might have see/did see/does see (take your pick) in EO. She was funny and interesting - and her voice/laugh sounded much better than they sometimes do!

His stories were right on in the podcast. I think that there was no mention of RC and then the obligatory trotting out of the southern accent - that was nice. There was mention of the yodel, but not the stock phrase he's used to discuss it or a demo. Bonus, bonus!

Colbert touched my heart with mention of his Classics degree. And there should be a mic drop when people read Plato in the original Greek - shit's hard. He plays the spoons well - Archipelago should have just been him playing the spoons.

909 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 16:29 ID:VhNAEDLk

>>907 A sense of "their diversity and all those lovely things." Oh GOD. I was all warm inside from Colbert and now this?

910 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 16:37 ID:U6S/+8V2

IG and twitter are throwing up some gems! Here's TH, a tv producer and - of course - TH's testicles.

He has lost his mind...

911 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 17:02 ID:VhNAEDLk

>>910 They're like one of those pictures made of dots that the optician shows you during your eye test.

"When you close your left eye what can you see?"

"I can still only see the testicles."

912 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 18:58 ID:qAvx5iXW

913 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 19:09 ID:qAvx5iXW

Torrilla recoding of "My favourite song" - I sometimes have problems getting her embedded links to play so here it is:

914 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 20:40 ID:U6S/+8V2

>>911 Maybe this is why he's so unfailingly happy/enthusiastic/joyful. Maybe he loves the seam of his trousers subdividing his junk. I was thinking it looked painful...maybe it's his greatest and cheapest thrill.

>>912 Ugggghhhhhh. And I feel like that's about .0002% of the total number of times he's done it. At some point, some terrible person told him that pose looked good and 8,594 times later, he's not yet retired it.

915 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 21:09 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>914 My husband says it is ok in baggy trousers (think Mad Men and John Hamm's eeee-normous package). In tight trousers he says it is agony.

916 Name: Anon : 2016-03-30 22:38 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>907 The Standard missed the - to my mind - most interesting bit of the Hello i'vue:

917 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-30 23:55 ID:ZUmUmMm7

>>916 Are you thinking of something in particular, or just in general?

918 Name: anonsy : 2016-03-31 00:12 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>917 I don't know which part Anon was referencing, but I personally loved the first half of the response about marriage, which didn't make it into the Standard. Such sass!

919 Name: anonsy : 2016-03-31 00:13 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>918 Oh and the talk of personal possessions was interesting, too.

920 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 06:12 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>917 >>919 The bit about living out of 2 suitcases. This explains a lot I think. (The 2 items of clothing, the fact that he bought the furniture along with his new place).

Also, was he casting a little shade at BC? Interviewer says will you marry like BC? He responds, yeah, I will run out and grab the first woman I see....!

921 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 07:59 ID:qAvx5iXW

Longish and quite interesting interview on radio in NYC. Some familiar stuff, but expressed in a much less hackneyed way. At about 8.00 he denies point blank being a smoker and at about 11 denies having sung ever previously...!

Also says that he will be filming TR from July in Australia for 6 months. I suppose he will be back home for a few months' rest after this tour.

922 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 10:51 ID:Ep2jQcLc

>>921 'I did not have sexual relations with that cigarette...or Tinkerbell.'

If he's quit I might believe he and EO are on the outs. I think his 'I smoked with Hank' answer earlier was really a 'I smoked while spending a lot of time with my smoker co-star.' Damn, I was actually hoping they'd get married in Vegas, in white fringe. Okay, single, female country music stars - he's headed your way, make your moves!

I guess, technically, he didn't sing in TPF. You can't call what he did 'singing.'

He'd never make it as a politician with his schizophrenic answers - someone would call him out.

923 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 13:11 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>922 Yes, you articulate what was lurking unformed in my mind. Speaking as an ex smoker, it is very context-specific. If I had married a smoker I still would smoke.

Did you listen to it? He said - exact words - "No, no, I'm not [a smoker]" and that he didn't smoke real cigarettes while playing HW. Conspiracy theorists and fans of metaphor may find it amusing that he previously said to the Guardian "I did [smoke] a bit when I played Hank. A stupid idea". So how we know that in about September last year he thought that dating a smoker was stupid. See, it all fits in with that "they broke up" story in November...!!!!!!!!! (I'm joking here)(maybe).

924 Name: anonsy : 2016-03-31 15:55 ID:V6C+Feoq

Tom Hiddleston does the weather forecast in Chicago:

925 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 16:22 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>924 I am now officially lost for words at the extent of this publicity tour.

926 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-03-31 16:44 ID:5UgsLA0h

Interview with TH and Ethan Hawke to discuss what it's like playing musicians in biopics (Ethan is playing jazz trumpet player Chet Baker). Watch and compare:

927 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-03-31 16:45 ID:5UgsLA0h

>>924 Egads.

928 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 16:46 ID:ZUmUmMm7

>>925 >>924 Afterwards, he headed into editing to do the graphics for a sports story, manned the cash register in the cafeteria during lunch and acted as sperm donor for the lesbian couple in accounting.

Still, none of them are willing to go see the movie.

929 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 16:50 ID:ZUmUmMm7

>>926 Great snag, Whats. TH's face at the 0:17 ff mark! 'Please like me. Please be my friend. I can be with the cool people, yes?'

930 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 16:58 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>929 He is struggling with the words to My Funny Valentine!

931 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 17:12 ID:ZUmUmMm7

>>923 I haven't listened. Once that Guardian article mentioned smoking, I was convinced something went on during filming. TH seems the sort who would take up smoking - if only a little/ socially - to spend time/connect with someone who smoked.

I'll agree that it's stupid to take up smoking as a way to spend time with someone - if that's what he meant.

I think he could still smoke socially but not consider himself 'a smoker.'

932 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 18:26 ID:qAvx5iXW

I am starting to think my bilious feelings are due to too much TH (and not entirely too many Easter eggs).

The amazing thing is that that tiny piece about women's lovely things has generated nearly 200 comments on CB (most of them batshit crazy), even after almost daily click bait articles on him. I feel the need to lie down in a darkened room. It's like 1984. I feel like I will turn on any radio channel and hear his voice.

933 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-03-31 18:35 ID:5UgsLA0h

>>930 yes! That look! Ethan is one of the cool kids, and an Oscar nominee. I was hoping someone else would catch that (it's what I meant by 'compare').

934 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 22:01 ID:ZUmUmMm7

His twitter tag had over 3,000 posts today. He tweeted, so that was part of it, but can you guess what most of the traffic was? Yep, no more Loki!!! Some Loki-lytes are at DEFCON 1. Think heart-eyes turned to crying-eyes.

Alternate pool scene:

935 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 22:19 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>934 That's where those gifs I posted come from!

936 Name: Anon. : 2016-03-31 22:37 ID:ZUmUmMm7

>>935 That would be it. I prefer the original version -- more TH flesh on show.

>>932 Could be. It's interviews like this >>921 'I lived with a musician named Rodney Crowell,' the accent, the singing, etc. It's pretty watery gruel at this point - with only a few pieces of meat.

>>921 When the interviewer said, 'I wish CP had done better,' my buttocks clinched. Sorry your previous movie was crap. Best of luck on this also crap movie! How do these people get their jobs?

He's off to SF tomorrow, then Vegas for those awards, then North Dakota, Nebraska (shout out to Anon and qaz), then every Canadian province and finally that research center in Antartica. Then TNM promo begins!

937 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 22:58 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>936 I know it's mostly thin. I think I liked that one because it was 20 minutes and didn't feel rushed like these 5 minute tv slots. Getting desperate!

I tell you what, I did listen to the Favorite Song broadcast with John Benjamin Hickey (I only had time to post the link before). If you want a meaty interview that's your one. JBH is another good interviewer and very knowledgeable and passionate about music generally - as is TH, slightly to my surprise. It was a pleasure listening to him talk about a passion instead of dutifully plugging the product.

JBH adroitly steered him away from Hank until the very last song. Even then it was "why does this song have such universal appeal" and not "tell us about the time you had sex with Rodney and then played him a song and smoked a herbal cigarette after".

938 Name: Anon : 2016-03-31 23:10 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>936 Nebraska! Antarctica!

Where will he publicise TNM in the US? Please tell me he won't just do another round: Kimmel, Colbert, weather programme.

939 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-01 04:17 ID:89pEWkso

Maybe he'll hit up James Corden's show, and they'll reminisce about TH dancing on Chatty Man.

940 Name: Anonon : 2016-04-01 11:09 ID:z0QMTeGA


"@JimCarrey, @jennarusselluk, @twhiddleston & @LPittPulford to star in a new musical adaptation of #PrivateLives @DonmarWarehouse !"

April fools by a theatre reviewer?

941 Name: Anon : 2016-04-01 11:20 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>940 I think April Fool likely. If it was true it wouldn't be announced by some random on Twitter first.

942 Name: Anon : 2016-04-01 15:41 ID:oz/48AJa

Has anyone actually seen ISTL yet? I looked at Rotten Tomatoes and the reviews almost made me cry. Sample: "If you've always thought, as I have, that Tom Hiddleston was such a good actor that he could salvage any movie, well, welcome to ISTL."

And on grinds the publicity tour. I have to hand it to him for continuing to polish this turd so assiduously. It must be incredibly demoralising.

943 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-01 20:40 ID:hPsHT/t6

>>940 Oh, god. As unfunny as TH can be...Loki'd, anyone? - Jim Carrey is even unfunnier. April Fool's is also good for showing you what terrible things can be dreamed up. Let's pray it's a joke.

>>942 It was at 12% at one point, but is now at 16%. The guy from the Globe gave is 3.5/4 stars and called it better than Walk the Line. It could become a little Marmite with time.

>>942 So, it's still only playing at the Angelika here. It's not anywhere else - not even next week! Not at either AMCs in the Village. These theatres tend to get most major releases, so this release is going to be small, or filter late into major theaters from the arthouses.

The problem is the Angelika is usually full of pretentious Soho types. And what with non-banked seats (I'm a shorty) and dodgy sound, it's just not a nice place to see a film. But maybe that will work with this film! I can't see or hear's great! I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and go this weekend because I'm thinking I might not get the chance if I don't go soon.

It will be on Sunday when the boy's at work (shhhh, he must never know!). If I do go, I'll report back.

Have a great weekend everyone.

944 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-01 21:02 ID:hPsHT/t6

It will be interesting to see with whom he's paired.

945 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-02 00:02 ID:89pEWkso

>>942 Gonna try for Sunday night.

946 Name: qaz : 2016-04-02 08:39 ID:0nSbDl0M

>>942 I'm not planning on seeing it but I checked out of curiosity if it's showing in any of our movie theatres. And guess what - of course not, lol.
It does not surprise me at all though, American country music is absolutely unpopular in LT. If not for TH, I would still have no idea who HW was.

The only reference to ISTL I found in Lithuanian internets is a short video featurette on one of our news websites (a very popular one and actively commented on, BTW!) and it has no comments, no nothing, and the total number of views of 921. Three of those are mine.

947 Name: Anon : 2016-04-02 09:01 ID:9wgnPJdI

Tom spent Thanksgiving alone [read: with the Lady's Maid] surfing in HI

>>946 Hello!!!! It's not showing in the UK either.

948 Name: Anon : 2016-04-02 20:06 ID:qAvx5iXW

949 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 13:58 ID:3y0V+yNh

Oh, look at that 'casually unbutton shirt' - I'm sure he and the stylist had a 30 minutes convo about it. I think he may be in danger of hyping himself out of Bond. He and Luke need to play this one carefully, which we all know is in neither's skill set:

The best picture in this article is JLo trying to play darts while still holding her clutch. Just like Eric Bristow.

I've heard MA and EO mention Winehouse and Hank, so it must have been a group text:

Beardy TH looks like Liam Neeson. Too bad he'll never be able to grow this beard in real life.

I want to go see HR I'll actually be going to see ISTL. Life, it seems, is unfair.

950 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 14:05 ID:3y0V+yNh

I link this for rhetorical purposes. I find this interview so fascinating from a journalistic standpoint. So the original was in Hello (it seems), then the ES did an edit of it, then Anon posted a tumblr scan of what we thought was the actual Hello article, but this one - from the Philippines - has more than the Hello tumblr scan.

Would the original and full article please stand up?

Or am I confused/missing something obvious about this article.

951 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 14:09 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>950 I am guessing it was either a group interview and we are getting a second version of the same answers (not very well transcribed. Something about this makes me think it was transcribed by a non English speaker. Sounds too curt to be him, apart from anything else. And the idiom sounds wrong). Or, it was one interview which has been sold to lots of people and cut down by them.

952 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 14:14 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>949 I cannot believe the stylist is owning this outfit. I am sure she helped him to buy the items but the combo is not good (blue fancy suit jacket with black jeans, grey boots and different blue shirt - fairly uncoordinated if you ask me). It looks like what I suspect it is - TH opens suitcase and selects one shirt, one pair trousers, one jacket, one pair shoes and puts them all on. Or do we now believe she appears at his bedside every day and lays out his clothes? (shades of Louis XIV)

953 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 14:17 ID:3y0V+yNh

>>946 QAZZZZ! I wouldn't think ISTL would show up on the radar in LT. It's a strange one - it's playing in a few places in Queens and Brooklyn, but only one place in Manhattan. Does Sony think Queens and Brooklyn are filled with country music fans?

How's it looking for HR in your parts - cinema wise?

OT: I listened to the TH Josh Horowitz podcast...and then listened to the Domhnall Gleeson one...heart-eyes. He's such a cutie-patootie.

954 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 14:20 ID:3y0V+yNh

>>952 Is she really owning it? I was making a joke about the 30 minute convo. I hope he also has someone putting toothpaste on the brush and flossing for him...he must be groomed properly!

955 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 14:23 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>954 According to her Twitter she styled him for Variety! Actually all joking aside I think she is reaching - what she means is "I chose these items for him".

956 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 18:41 ID:qAvx5iXW


Inside Reel i'vue:

Bay Area i'vue with Luke the Drifter impression and a fat guy in a hat who is the only person other than TH to think this film is any good:

Foxx411 i'vue:

Bit of BAFTA NY:

Wonderwall i'vue:

Apparently there is a shower scene in ISTL so it may not be unmitigated lay bad:

Tom cuddles a ketchup bottle, not very successfully:

Tom and the boots - video giving rise to gifs:

Some unspeakably bad singing:

More unspeakably bad singing (the girl recording it has a better voice!):

CCTV News:


The Verge: it's not for fame, it's all about the Werk (good i'vue though):

San Antonio Current:

Esquire - but where is the soggy suit photo?


957 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 18:43 ID:qAvx5iXW

I now know more about Hank Williams, and about regional US news outlets, than I thought possible.

958 Name: qaz : 2016-04-03 19:04 ID:0nSbDl0M

>>947 >>953 Hi Anon and Anon.!! :)

>>953 HR is released in our theatres at the end of April, so my worries were premature it seems, yay!

959 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 19:33 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>958 That is SUCH good news. It is a great movie.

I now feel I have heard and read so much about ISTL that if it is ever released in the UK I ought to go and see it, just to express my admiration for TH's efforts in the publicity department. He said on Radio 2 that he hoped it would be released in the UK in May. He will be resting before starting to film TR so I have hopes he will attend 200 or so screenings here....

960 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 20:49 ID:3y0V+yNh

>>951 That must be it - or something along those lines.

>>956 >>957 It's a large country with lots of local news/entertainment outlets, and they all want their pound of flesh. Sony hasn't gone in for half measures, that's for sure.

>>956 The Verge article: the The Work argument doesn't fly very far, not with his expanded 'team.' Having a groomer and paying someone to pick out your socks doesn't scream 'Work.' It points to someone who very much wants to influence people's opinions. Which is fine - being an actor means playing the fame game. But don't be all 'I'm above that' about it. And, if this is some way to passively protect his private life, why be passive about it? If someone asks him about his private life, he shouldn't give them the 'it's really about the work' spiel, he should tell them that his private life is private and he's not going to talk about it. Why he seems incapable of this direct approach baffles me.

I'm going to the 10:00pm showing of ISTL - late enough? It will just be me and the dodgy TH/EO fans in raincoats. I'll give a spoiler-free review on Monday.

961 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 21:07 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>960 Is there anyone in the solar system who doesn't know what happens to Hank at the end of the movie?

I also want your review of ep6 of TNM!

962 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 21:24 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>960 I thought the remark was maybe about all those terrible reviews for ISTL - which nobody has dared ask him about, I notice. You pick your projects, you do the work and you don't pay attention to people's opinions.

I can respect him for not running away screaming "it's shit and it's not my fault!" Lots of actors get embarrassed about publicising something once it's become clear it is a critical flop, and I find that really unattractive.

Equally it's fine to realise that you get the odd spot and, if left alone, dress like a homeless person, and want to do something about those things. I suppose most actors use stylists and makeup artists to some degree. But the sudden explosion of Team Tom says to me he wants that fame thang real bad right now. So his comments come off badly.

He doesn't really do things by halves does he? It makes me think of the Thor 2 tour - he had a makeup person and Olly and I think someone else travelling with him then, and he was just as mad - turning up to the opening of an envelope all across SE Asia. Yet at SDCC last year he was wearing his own "creations". Maybe he embraces all this only to the extent that the studio pays for his entourage?

963 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 21:26 ID:Ep2jQcLc

>>961 I haven't watched it yet! I got wrapped up with Easter: two church services (he's not Catholic and always wants to keep up the Protestant side!) and then Easter lunch with friends followed by Easter dinner with family. I read the DM's account, so I know what happens. I'll do it tomorrow after work. I'll use it as a palate cleanser after ISTL!

964 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-03 21:40 ID:Ep2jQcLc

>>962 I will always connect The Work to The Personal Life because it first popped up a few days after Pap Night. Remember the Facebook post: how grateful he was for The Work and that people enjoyed The Work. Read: Ignore that I have a FWB, ignore that she hates photographers but loves gates, ignore that we may be leveraging this relationship for the film's benefit.

But I can see it perhaps being about shit reviews. I think it's just good manners that interviewers don't disparage the product. That or playing nice with studios to maintain future access. I can see No-name online magazine maybe not getting a press pass for another Sony movie if they mention how crap ISTL is.

965 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 21:54 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>964 I wouldn't expect anyone to sit down and say "I saw ISTL and it was dire." But I wondered if someone might ask "do you read reviews? how do you deal with bad reviews?"

966 Name: Anon : 2016-04-03 23:43 ID:qAvx5iXW

967 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-04 00:58 ID:89pEWkso

>>966 Hope there aren't any rude Hank 3 fans in the audience.

Tom won UK National Film Academy award for High Rise - Best Actor. Sign of good things to come, I hope.

968 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-04 05:58 ID:89pEWkso

969 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-04 06:19 ID:89pEWkso

Quick review of ISTL. The opening scene of Tom signing was the highlight of the movie; it was drastically better than when we first saw that Wheatland video. All the actors did well. Cherry was excellent. The common review highlight about the editing and leaving out key chunks of his life - true. The Luke the Drifter persona was creepy.

970 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-04 16:36 ID:Ep2jQcLc

>>969 I don't know what my best part of it was. I can't even say TH because of the writing.

There were five people in the theatre (one couple, two singles an Yes, it was 10:00 on a Sunday night, but five is still piss-poor for any movie in NYC - no matter day or time. The place itself was fairly busy with only a few empty tables in the cafe and couches in the lounge.

Here's the rundown (SPOILERS - not really). Hank Williams: got married, loved his wife, had a baby, sang some songs, fell in love with a garage door, fought with his wife, did the dirty on his wife, used his hat as an accountant, drank, divorced his wife, got a second wife, had some back pain, died.

Editing - Everything was just chopped up like mince. There's no continuity. A scene would fade out and I'd be left thinking 'What did I get from that? How does this fit in with the story?' And then it would jump to a completely new, unrelated scene without any context from the previous one/s. The faux interviews and home movies don't really pull the story together - if they were even meant to. It's just a composite of scenes with no transition. This is worse at the start and gets better mid-movie.

Writing - God Almighty! I was cringing at nearly every section of dialogue. People didn't speak like that in the 1940/50s - people don't speak like that today. And surprise, surprise, the dialogue has no transition/flow - just like the editing. It jumps all over the place too.

Weather - Watch what MA does with weather and the story. It's a little hokey, but it's one of the few things that actually adds some depth to the movie.

Pace: Weird. So slow mostly (two hours seems like three). There are parts with momentum, but mostly it just drags.

Performances: THEO work with what they've got. Those of you who have trouble with the're not going to make it! Both TH and EO's voices started to drive me crazy at around the one hour mark. The crap dialogue doesn't help. They do have chemistry in that you believe the romantic parts and you believe their fights. Their performances are so heartfelt, you can tell they both pulled out all the stops acting wise and are just as let down by the script/editing as the audience. Despite her annoying character, at the end I felt more for Audrey than Hank - he didn't do right by her! TH may have sympathy for HW, but I didn't. TH's singing was very good as Whats said. They should have anchored the story around the songs/stage performances more.

Overall: To paraphrase the announcer at the end, 'This is the hardest thing I've ever had to just wasted 15 bucks, 3 mini bottles of Chardonnay and two hours of your life on this movie.'

971 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-04 16:46 ID:Ep2jQcLc


I want to know what prompted this face! Maybe Whats is psychic and there were Hank III fans on the RC!

Or maybe this is the moment he realizes that he's at a country awards show to promote a craptastic movie.

972 Name: Anon : 2016-04-04 16:50 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>970 No, but tell us how you really felt.

Sob. What a waste of a good cast and a great life story/music.

None of this surprises me. Whenever MA has been able to wrest the mic away from TH (and apparently at the SF q&a, TH quite literally tried to snatch it off him!) he has said three things. First, he has no idea why HW was a musical genius. Second, he wanted to step away from the tried and tested magic of chronological storytelling. Third, that he was more interested in the man than the music. It seems that when you combine these three factors, what you end up with is anecdote soup.

And TH doesn't even look cute in the pics I have seen. It's out in the UK on 6 May. I need to steel myself to be a good fangirl.

973 Name: Anon : 2016-04-04 16:53 ID:qAvx5iXW


Thinks: "I am sitting 10 rows behind Keith Urban and Nicole."

Or: "I stared at Dolly's beasts and she stamped on my foot."

974 Name: Anon : 2016-04-04 16:54 ID:qAvx5iXW

Breasts!! Not that you need this clarification given the context.

975 Name: Anon : 2016-04-04 17:06 ID:qAvx5iXW

Speaking of TH wresting the mic from MA, take a look at the link I posted yesterday to the Bay Area interview. It is unintentionally hilarious - TH looks bored and resentful every time MA talks (maybe he has now realised that MA can't direct and that everyone is calling the movie I Saw the Shite). Then at 5.30 he loses the will to live and starts flirting with the camera!

976 Name: Anon : 2016-04-04 20:23 ID:qAvx5iXW

He looks strangely young here - I thought it was from Thor times but it is from filming ISTL:

977 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 02:38 ID:YhVcERsm

>>972 I feel as if I've done my duty - I even bought the ticket for ISTL, I didn't fudge by buying a ticket for another movie.

>>973 Funny you should mention that. Someone on twitter spotted him in the crowd and said he was sitting with the D-Listers! So ten rows behind Keith and Nic sounds right. I don't even think he got close to Dolly's Double-Ds!

978 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 02:41 ID:YhVcERsm

https://twitter(.)com/BAFTALA/status/717064057543479296 Seems he's back in LA.

Has he crossed the country twice in two weeks? Is that right, I can't remember. Either way, he'll do it again as he's due in NYC next week for TimesTalk and Tribeca.

979 Name: anonsy : 2016-04-05 03:13 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>978 And then he'll be back on the east coast in a week for more Night Manager promo, right? He's going to need a week to sleep off the jet lag when this is over.

980 Name: anonsy : 2016-04-05 03:14 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>978 Oh, you've already said what I just said. That's what I get for posting while drinking. :P :P :P

981 Name: Whatsinaname : 2016-04-05 05:03 ID:89pEWkso

>>973 They are beasts. :) Poor guy - who signed him up for that show? Bad decision. I fear it was made months ago, before the poor reception at TIFF.

>>970 yes, the writing could have been better - I'm being very generous here - especially when Luke the Drifter made an appearance. That was cringe-worthy. The people next to me laughed.

982 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 05:51 ID:qAvx5iXW

A new pic from the Sudan trip last year: https://twitter(.)com/_val83_/status/717207999966744578

983 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 09:41 ID:qAvx5iXW

>>977>>981 Torrilla had a gif of Keith and Nicole clapping, with TH a little bespectacled blot on the horizon - looking more than a bit uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, I suspect this was a relatively recently booked gig. Before TIFF the plan was for the movie to be released in September, all the publicity done at that time, with hopes of Oscar nominations this February. Back in July/August last year there would be no perceived need to book TH to appear at an awards ceremony in April, way after the movie had been released and all the acting awards ceremonies were done and dusted. My guess is that this was booked more recently as part of the March/April publicity tsunami. No get out for it being a bad decision!

984 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 09:55 ID:qAvx5iXW

I felt a bit sorry for him. There were pics of him milling around on the RC with all the other country d listers looking a bit lost. They also interviewed him and asked who he most wanted to see perform, and he had obviously got no idea! It must be pretty grim to attend a 3h award ceremony for music you know nothing about on your own, and have to make polite chat with people who don't know who you are, or who think your project sucked. It must be a lonely life at times. I'm not sure he's the type to fill his hotel room with Las Vegas hookers (looking at you, Prince Harry!).

OT: Nicole got the idiom right - she was rocking a 40-year old ex Southern belle Steel Magnolia meets gothic bride look. Sequins and a lot of net. Not at all her Oscar RC look!

985 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 10:15 ID:qAvx5iXW

Is he having a pants on fire moment here? I am sure he said Thor 3 was the end but here he is a touch more coy:

986 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 10:18 ID:qAvx5iXW

Oh yes, he did: Thor 3 "will be my last time out of the gate."

He'd make a terrible as Anon. said.

987 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 10:22 ID:qAvx5iXW

Politician. My typing on the mobile is so poor, sorry.

988 Name: Anonon : 2016-04-05 11:02 ID:U1b94mg2

>>984 With nearly 12M viewers in the only demographic possibly interested in paying see this turkey (dedicated fans aside- I admire your gumption), I'd say TH willingly threw himself on the grenade. I've never seen him break into such as sweat as when he presented the award. He was a hot mess.
It was the country music equivalent of Loki at Comic-Con; such a company man. Is it arse- sucking or desperate self promotion or is he really just too nice to say no?
>>985 That's some serious backpedaling. Oopsie

989 Name: Couch Potato : 2016-04-05 11:29 ID:n7AC7MTE

990 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 12:40 ID:VhNAEDLk

>>989 It is interesting. Thank you for linking.

That tweet is easy to search for because of the misspelling of EO's name. It has either been deleted, or it is not the tweet referred to on here, and someone has manufactured it after reading about it here or at the bicycle (probably with a view to trolling for followers for manufactured gossip to come). I see that the blog was only created on 26.03....

Anon. actually saw the tweet. Maybe she can shed some light?

991 Name: anonsy : 2016-04-05 15:27 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>989 So the tweeter is a "bona fide LA resident who works in showbiz" but only recognized/mentioned EO and not Tom. EO must have been making out with Marc Abraham then. ;)

992 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 15:40 ID:YhVcERsm

>>983 Awwww. I bet he would have loved to be next to Nic. He could do his Ozzie accent for her.

>>983 I'm not going to cry for Argentina. He's got to play the promo game - even if it's a dirty one. He'll probably spin it in his usual overenthusiastic manner and look on it as money in the experience bank.

I hope he got a hooker...maybe she'll sell her story and we'll get all the goss! Or, maybe a Dolly, Katy and TH threesome. Yes! I don't even care that it probably didn't happen, I want Star and The Sun to fabricate it.

993 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 16:04 ID:YhVcERsm

>>990 That's the one I saw. If it's no longer there, then she erased it.

>>991 I love that the tumblr got the Latin right - no 'bone fide' which you usually see. Like a good investigator I checked her other tweets when I first saw this one. She does live in LA and seems to write for tv shows. If you think about it, she would probably recognize EO (maybe she's met/seen her at events, maybe they live in the same neighborhood) but recognizing TH is less likely. He's just not that well known, cf. seating for ACM awards!

>>990 Yeah, it seems late to the party, but maybe there's more THEO stuff coming, maybe THEOAnon's got an inside track. Maybe EO knows how to work tumblr!

And now you all know my researcher secret! A supervisor once said to me 'Look for the mistakes first. Those are always the most interesting.' Two of the EO Hawaii tweets that I saw came out of a tag with her name spelled incorrectly. The 'hiddlestone' tag also throws up something good now and then.

994 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 16:17 ID:YhVcERsm

This matches up with the twitter posts I saw about EO in Hawaii. I didn't see any IG posts but the tweets I saw were from times other than mid-November/laser tag weekend. I wonder if she has these too.

995 Name: Kate : 2016-04-05 18:20 ID:+nTuteQa


But the source is wrong - they met long before they started work on ISTL. So I call bullshit.

996 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 18:33 ID:VjvKiEA1

>>994 >>995

The source doesn't say they met in 2014. The journalist does.

Anyway the point I think Anon is making is that the substantive part of the story - EO seen several times in Hawaii - and the blogger's comment are both consistent with what she saw on Twitter. Maybe the source is a complete fabrication and stumbled on the truth by accident, but there appears to be some independent evidence that the underlying facts are true.

997 Name: anonsy : 2016-04-05 18:53 ID:V6C+Feoq

>>993 I've been to her tumblr, and I really think she would have recognized Tom. It still doesn't prove anything either way, though.

>>994 We already know they don't "get together as much as possible" and it's pretty widespread on the internet at this point that EO was in Hawaii. I don't think this "source" has any more valid information than the "source" that said EO dumped TH to focus on her career, or the "source" that said TH dumped EO so he could sleep around during SI filming.

998 Name: Anon : 2016-04-05 19:47 ID:qAvx5iXW

999 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 20:26 ID:YhVcERsm

>>988 I think often 'meet' is Hollywood speak for 'worked together.' Sure, they actually met back in 2011, but that was a fairly brief, transitory meeting at an audition and if they only saw each other in passing - at events and the like - then working together on ISTL might be considered a proper meeting.

Either way, as Anon said, it's OK mag: the source may be correct buy the author did a shit job of background checking.

1000 Name: Anon. : 2016-04-05 20:35 ID:YhVcERsm

>>997 You've been to her tumblr or her twitter? It's easy enough to find her twitter now with the responses un-redacted. THEOANon needs to do a better job of protecting her sources.

I can't say if she'd recognize TH. As I recall, she seemed very TV focused, so not recognizing TH wouldn't be unlikely. Maybe she even got the EO sighting wrong - who's to say?

This thread has been closed. You cannot post in this thread any longer.