BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Just as we were looking forward to stoking the fires on Inferno, someone's thrown a little bit of water on the fire. But will a release date snuff the light, or could it fan the flames higher?
If you've been looking forward to the film adaptation of The Lost Symbol, we would suggest you don't hold your breath. However, if you were looking forward to Tom Hanks and Ron Howard returning to the Robert Langdon franchise they helped make famous, you're going to love the news we've got for you.
Joe Versus The Volcano. Sleepless In Seattle. You've Got Mail. Ithaca? It has been 16 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks last teamed up and fell in love, but now the pair could reunite for Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca. But don't start holding your breath for breathless romance.
Paramount Pictures is re-releasing Forrest Gump on September 5th, 2014. This will be a special engagement, only on IMAX screens, intended to
A definitive comment on the best romantic comedies ever made. It’s littered with beautiful love stories, hysterical lines and even rodents of unusual size.
Those of you who've dreamed of a day where Steven Spielberg and The Coen Brothers would get to work on a project together, rejoice! Spielberg's untitled Cold War drama with Tom Hanks has now hired the famous brotherly writing team to provide some polish work on the film's already existing script.
In this adaptation of Dave Egger's acclaimed novel A Hologram For the King, Hanks plays Alan Clay, a miserable salesman so desperate for success that he travels to the heart of Saudi Arabia to pitch a wild idea to an affluent monarch.
Hanks and Spielberg have done three films together. Hearing that they might get together as an actor-director combo likely has the Academy salivating… even though Oscar has been unkind to both men in recent past.
Another interesting fact about my grandfather was that he was the youngest of 5 sons, and all 5 sons fought in WWII. Thankfully, they all came back home. That's when I knew which movie we were going to watch this week. We would take a detour from comedy and delve into a more serious of topics.
For the last couple years, a big part of the Jimmy Kimmel Live post-Oscar show has been what's called Movie: The Movie - a fake extended trailer for what is said to be the biggest blockbuster of all time. The late night host has managed to get some big names to join him in the madness in the past and this year is definitely no different.
Don’t you think that’s EXACTLY how people felt back when Gene Hackman signed on to play the role in Richard Donner’s 1978 masterpiece? At the time, Hackman was coming off Richard Attenborough’s A Bridge Too Far with Sean Connery and Michael Caine. He didn’t need a superhero movie… and yet, he crushed in the part. I’m sure this was considered when they floated Hanks’ name.
We can spend weeks reading the tea leaves – and because the Oscar ceremony is still more than a month away, we likely will waste all of that time. My guess is that Hanks split his attention between two performances, and ended up on the short end of the nominee stick in both instances.
The Oscar-winning actor says it best when he admits, “I don’t look anything like Walt Disney. I don’t sound like him.” But it only takes him matching the whimsical confidence that Disney exuded to wipe the slate clean as far as preconceived ideas of appearances are concerned. The chameleon-like manner in which Hanks can insert himself into roles is always impressive, and even in his least exciting films, he is still the breath of relatable air that makes them universally watchable.
Today’s GG nominees cleared up a few lingering Oscar issues … and raised a few more outstanding questions. Here are, I think, 5 shocking developments that occurred this morning, and some analysis on how I think they will affect the ongoing Oscar season.
Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks are the stars of the two biggest movies in the United States right now, Gravity and Captain Phillips, and both movies put their stars through the wringer. So after you've seen Bullock fight off space debris and Hanks deal with Somali pirates, why not watch the two cut loose and dance on a giant piano on British television?