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Tom Hanks is an American treasure. Tom Hanks is a two-time Academy Award winner for Best Actor. Tom Hanks is freaking Woody, from the beloved Toy Story franchise! But what is Tom Hanks' BEST performance? This is the challenge laid down before the co-hosts of ReelBlend -- Sean O'Connell, Kevin McCarthy and Jake Hamilton. Which Hanks movie did they choose?
This has been a recurring, and entertaining, game played by the hosts of ReelBlend, a weekly podcast that's conducted LIVE on CinemaBlend's Facebook page that everyone else can find here (on the site) or on the usual podcast stream portals. On this week's episode, the guys discuss Ready Player One's opening weekend box office, the news that Colin Trevorrow has been hired for Jurassic World 3, and the request by the Russo Brothers for Marvel fans to maintain spoiler silence on social media for Avengers: Infinity War.
Good luck to them on that.
After, the boys introduce a new segment that likely will become a recurring deal: Unpopular Opinions. For those unaware, Jake, Kevin and Sean maintain a text chain where they're constantly talking in between podcast episodes. In that chain, the guys often state something that the other two wildly disagree with. So, we're bringing it to the show. Last week, it was a debate about the power of Netflix over a theatrical release model. This week, Sean admits that he hates the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You have to hear it.
Finally, the guys play #HanksBlend, where they debate the BEST performance given by Tom Hanks in a movie. We are switching it up from our use of directors in the past. For this, it's not really the person's best movie, but rather their best performance. What would YOU say is Tom Hanks' best performance?
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