Before Tom Hardy got brolic for Warrior and his upcoming turn as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, he played the famous British criminal Michael Gordon Peterson. During his time as a bareknuckle boxer, Peterson was renamed "Charles Bronson" by his promoter and the name stuck. Despite his middle class upbringing, Peterson ended up becoming one of the most renowned criminals in the United Kingdom. Throughout Bronson, he does succeeds at being intimidating yet entertaining.

This is the first Movie Monday of November, but the deal remains the same. If you arrive before 7 p.m., you get a free beer and a bag of popcorn. This is cost-efficient opportunity to watch Hardy attempt to steal scenes from his mustache, all while beating the crap out of people and calling himself Charles Bronson. It's brutal at times, but it's funny. In a dark way.

 

Bronson (2008)
Monday, November 7
6:30 p.m. (doors)
The Trocadero
1003 Arch St., Philadelphia
Tickets $3

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