Tom Hanks Reviews, Interviews & More

'Toy Story' Will Debut a New TV Short for Christmas

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After three movies, three short films, and a Halloween special, the Toy Story gang is being rounded up again, this time for a Christmas special called Toy Story That Time Forgot that's set to debut later this year. It's almost surprising it's taken this long for the gang to tackle the holiday season directly, as so many of the characters are Christmas gifts.

Saving Mr. Banks: Movie Review

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Saving Mr. Banks is a fictionalized account of how Walt Disney acquired the rights to adapt Mary Poppins. It reveals the culmination of a 20 year battle he had with Poppins creator P.L. Travers. This is the first time Disney is portrayed in one of his own films during a time where his studio faced one of its greatest challenges.

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for December 10 - 16

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This week brings Fast and Furious 6 to home video, a release that only reminds of the recent loss of Paul Walker. It also brings Despicable Me 2, the second biggest film of the summer (and the year to date, it should get passed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). That and some Disney classics make for a good week of home video.

Captain Phillips: Movie Review

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Captain Phillips is a strong, well made, "you are there" thriller from master director Paul Greengrass and starring two-time Academy award winner Tom Hanks. And it's really good, but it's weird that nowadays any movie that features adult characters and situations automatically gets categorized as an Oscar picture. Considering Hollywood is now a business now dominated...

Interview: Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass and Barkhad Abdi on the making of...

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When it comes to selling a movie, there’s no better ally than having Tom Hanks as your frontman. Always a genial, talkative and playful subject (he walked in the room and dropped the F-bomb just to get a laugh) he dominated our discussion on the making of Captain Phillips, which also featured director Paul Greengrass and newcomer Barkhad Abdi. But seriously, who...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Could Tom Hanks Sink His Own Chances with 'Captain...

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This week brings another obvious Oscar contender into the race, the Paul Greengrass-directed Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in one of his best on screen performances. But there's a long road to award season, and the film has a number of hurdles to clear before it becomes a serious contender.

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for May 14 - 20

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For whatever reason Warner Brothers delayed the release of Cloud Atlas until now, which is surprising as it came out in October, and most films have a four to five month window before the hit home video. Well, we're glad it's here. It's a very strong week for catalog titles as well, so check out what's hitting this week.

'Captain Phillips' Trailer: Tom Hanks Versus Pirates

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It's funny that when many people watch the trailer for Captain Phillips, the first reaction is often that it has a Zero Dark Thirty vibe. It's funny because director Paul Greengrass has been a pioneer of the psuedo-documentary style since his 2002 breakthrough film Bloody Sunday. Here he directs Tom Hanks in a...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 2 - 8

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This is one of the most pathetic weeks of new releases in quite some time. Seriously, ridiculously under-stuffed. There’s an HBO movie, and one of the cult films that got some attention a while back, and two musicals from Fox. And that’s about it.

Cloud Atlas: Movie Review

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Cloud Atlas was considered an unfilmable book, but that didn't stop directors Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana Wachowski from turning into a movie. It's a narrative that takes place over six time frames, from the distant past to way in the future where lives and people keep intersecting over the course of human history. It's a bold narrative, one that's going to send some...

VOTD: Tom Hanks Performs Slam Poem About 'Full House'

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If you’re too not busy trying to wrap your mind around his newest film, the phantasmagoric Cloud Atlas, Tom Hanks would like to take a moment or two of you time, and perform some Beat-styled slam poetry—about the epically cheesy 1990s sitcom, Full House.   Indulge him, won’t you?

Interview: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry on the Challenges and Spirit of 'Cloud...

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There is a communal spirit that runs through those who worked on Cloud Atlas. It seems odd for Tom Hanks – one of the biggest Hollywood stars working today – to go out selling this movie as hard as he can, but he has. And when joining our room, he and co-star (and fellow Oscar winner) Halle Berry started doodling. By the end of the interviews, it turned out all...

'Cloud Atlas' Theatrical Trailer Is Out, Will Melt Your Brain

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If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already viewed the six-minute mega-trailer to Cloud Atlas, the mysterious new project from directors Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run).  And while a two-minute theatrical trailer can’t exactly replace the bombast...

'Cloud Atlas' Trailer is Non-Stop Whoa

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The last we heard from the Wachowski's, they delivered Speed Racer, which is a fascinating film that's easily about twenty minutes too long, but kind of great. It bombed, and rumors swirled about the filmmakers. It's hard not to describe the trailer for Cloud Atlas - their latest movie directed along with Tom Tykwer - as out and proud. This...

Tom Hanks to Enter In The Garden of Beasts

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Universal and Tom Hanks's production company Playtone have optioned the book In The Garden of Beasts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hanks is also supposedly eyeing a lead role in the film. Based on the Erik Larson novel, the non-fiction novel tells the story of William Dodd, an American Embassador in 1930's Germany who grows to see the rising evil around...

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close Trailer

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Is Tom Hanks Old Yeller in Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close? It seems likely. Honestly, it's surprising that it's taken ten years for Hollywood to make a film that uses (and perhaps exploits) the tragedy of September 11, 2001 to make a movie about death (and perhaps a chance to feel good about being alive). Hanks stars with newcomer Thomas Horn,...

Larry Crowne: Movie Review

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Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are movie stars in a world that no longer respects stardom. Studios are more interested these days in titles that have name brand recognition (it requires less work) and so the two appearing together in a film in 2011 means that it's met with a curious indifference. Shouldn't Larry Crowne be a bigger deal? Well, like the film itself, the appeal is mellow and...

Interview: Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts on Larry Crowne

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It's strange that two of the biggest stars in the world are making a low key romantic comedy, but such is the industry. When Julia Roberts rocketed to the A-list, it was because of her role in the hundred million dollar hit Pretty Woman, while Tom Hanks cemented his leading man status with a film like Sleepless in Seattle. Hanks and Roberts...