Tom Hanks: Articles

'Sully' Movie: Tom Hanks Is Latest Clint Eastwood 'All-American Hero'

Sully movie with Tom Hanks as US Airways pilot Chesley Sullenberger: Clint Eastwood homage to the “noble and decent American” threatened by a “heartless government.” 'Sully' movie review: 'Taut, straightforward' drama features Clint Eastwood's latest all-American hero When considering Sully, Clint Eastwood's taut, straightforward account of heroism on trial, it […]

'Sleepless in Seattle' Review: Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan Endless Romantic Yearning

'Sleepless in Seattle' with Meg Ryan as the romantic Annie. 'Sleepless in Seattle' review: Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in an affair to forget In Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Red, the last installment of his “Three Colors” trilogy, the word “magic” is never bandied about. No need to. Magic is […]

'Cast Away' Movie Review: Tom Hanks Excellent in Populist Existential Drama

'Cast Away' Movie with Tom Hanks stranded on a deserted island: 'The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe' reboot. 'Cast Away' Movie review: Tom Hanks excellent in high-concept Hollywood flick disguised as existential adventure drama Most people will see Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away as a celebration of the Triumph of the Human […]

Meryl Streep Breaks Oscar Record (Again) + Tom Hanks & Emma Thompson Snubbed

Meryl Streep in August: Osage County. Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White […]

Oscar Predictions: From Amy Adams to Leonardo DiCaprio

Amy Adams and Christian Bale in 'American Hustle' Oscar 2014 predictions Below are our last-minute Oscar 2014 predictions. The 86th Academy Award nominations are going to be announced on Thursday, January 16, at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theater in […]

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Daring Enough? + Ronan Farrow vs. Woody Allen Tribute: Golden Globes

Golden Globes telecast hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (photo © HFPA) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler funny enough at the 2014 Golden Globes telecast? Acting as a lighter version of Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a series of (mostly) mild jabs at the rich and famous […]

'Captain Phillips' Movie Review: Tom Hanks Movie Misses the Forest for the Trees

'Captain Phillips' with Mahat M. Ali, Tom Hanks and Faysal Ahmed. 'Captain Phillips' movie: 'Incomplete' and 'less than completely satisfying' In Paul Greengrass' thriller starring Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips, the titular Captain is a merchant ship's skipper whose cargo vessel, the MV Maersk Alabama, was hijacked by Somali pirates in […]

Tom Hanks 'Captain Phillips': One of Actor's Best Openings This Century

Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' weekend box office: One of Hanks' biggest domestic openings in the past decade Oct. 13, '13, update: Starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the title role – though you wouldn't know it by looking at the film's poster – Paul Greengrass' inspired-by-real-life-events Captain Phillips grossed […]

Tony Award Nominations: Scarlett Johansson & Sigourney Weaver 'Snubbed'

Tony Awards: 'Lucky Guy' with Tom Hanks. Tony Awards 2013: Tom Hanks, Nora Ephron & Cicely Tyson among nominees April 30, '13, update: The Tony Awards 2013 nominations were announced earlier today. Missing in action is a whole array of film celebrities, though a few managed to be included in […]

'Cloud Atlas': One of Tom Hanks' Worst Opening Weekends Ever

Tom Hanks Cloud Atlas box office: One of Hanks' weakest (wide-release) debuts ever Oct. 28, '12, update: Featuring Academy Award winners Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Jim Broadbent (plus Hugh Grant), and directed by The Matrix's Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer's Tom […]

'One for the Money' & 'The Devil Inside' Surprise

Debbie Reynolds, Katherine Heigl, One for the Money Jan. 28, '11, update: Forget Tuesday's Oscar nominations announcement: Liam Neeson's action vehicle The Grey, which will likely be totally ignored when the Oscar 2013 nominations are announced, will easily top the North American box office this weekend. After taking in an […]

'Transformers 3' Shatters (Inflated) Box Office Record

Josh Duhamel, Transformers: Dark of the Moon July 4 Transformers: Dark of the Moon collected an estimated $116.4 million in North America over the four-day July 4 weekend, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Total after six days: $181.12 million. Directed by Michael Bay, Transformers 3 stars […]

Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order + Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role

Mickey Rooney young (ca. late '30s). Mickey Rooney gets restraining order against stepson Mickey Rooney, 90, has received a temporary restraining order against his stepson, Chris Aber, whom the former MGM star accuses in court filings of being verbally abusive, meddling in his finances, and withholding food and medicine from […]

'Road to Perdition' Review: Tom Hanks and Paul Newman Acting Show

Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Road to Perdition British director Sam Mendes won an Academy Award for his first film, American Beauty, released in 1999. His second film, Road to Perdition, came out three years later. Mendes once again relied on the assistance of cinematographer Conrad L. Hall and composer Thomas […]

'Knight and Day': Tom Cruise Not Responsible for Box Office Misfire?

Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Knight and Day June 28 update: “Blame me, don't blame Tom Cruise. We did lots of focus groups for this film, and no one ever said there was a star problem. Never. Tom Cruise was not the issue. I take full responsibility. And if the movie […]

Remake and Sequel Pass $100 Million: Box Office

June 20 update: Lee Unkrich's Toy Story 3 beat studio estimates, grossing $110 million at North American theaters this past weekend according to Box Office Mojo. Featuring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Laurie Metcalf, and others, Toy Story […]

Iraq War & Corporate Downsizing Top WGA Awards + Stark German Drama Is Surprise ASC Winner

Jeremy Renner in Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. 'The Hurt Locker,' 'Up in the Air': WGA Awards The Writers Guild of America came up with some pretty shocking choices at their 2010 awards held this evening: Mark Boal's The Hurt Locker (directed by Kathryn Bigelow) for best original […]

Sam Worthington & Paul McCartney + Toni Collette: Golden Globes

Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana (Golden Globe Awards / © HFPA) Neither Sam Worthington nor Zoe Saldana – or any other Avatar cast member, for that matter – was nominated for a Golden Globe. James Cameron was probably none too pleased. As Steven Zeitchik reports in his Los Angeles Times blog, […]

Lauren Bacall + Gordon Willis & Roger Corman: Governors Awards Honor Oscar-less Talent

Honorary Oscar recipients Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall, and Gordon Willis at the 2009 Governors Awards ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Saturday, Nov. 14. “It's so much better … that nobody's worrying whether 36.5 million people are watching us or 29.2,” remarked Warren Beatty, a […]

'Transformers 2' Smashes Competition

June 29, 09, update: Though massacred by critics, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed the North American box office this week with an impressive $201.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel, the anticipated sequel to Transformers opened […]

'Saving Private Ryan' & 'Harvey Milk': Steven Spielberg WWII B Movie + Murdered Gay Politician

Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks. Tom Sizemore, and Matt Damon. Steven Spielberg's 1998 Best Picture nominee Saving Private Ryan will be the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. The war drama will be screened on Monday, June 9, at […]

'2001: A Space Odyssey' in the (Actual) 21st Century: A Cinematic Odyssey

"2001 in 2008: A Cinematic Odyssey” is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' next event dedicated to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Special effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull (right) and actor Tom Hanks will discuss the making of 2001 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the […]

'Apollo 13' Academy Screening

Bill Paxton, Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Kevin Bacon, Apollo 13 Ron Howard's 1995 Best Picture nominee Apollo 13 will be the next film in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' ongoing “Great To Be Nominated” series. The sentimentalized tale of the failed 1970 lunar landing mission will screen […]

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood, Tom Hanks & Quentin Tarantino: Academy Screenings

Seated, left to right: Douglas Trumbull, Tom Hanks and Buzz Aldrin. Standing, left to right: Bruce Logan, Sid Ganis, Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and Daniel Richter at Academy's '2001: A Space Odyssey' event. '2001: A Space Odyssey' Academy event: Cast members Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, special effects artist Douglas […]

Erotic Movie 'Destricted' Not Restricted to Sex Shops + Pakistan & China Ban Thriller 'Offensive' to Catholic Church

Erotic movie Destricted Erotic movie 'Destricted' allowed to be screened outside British sex shops Quentin Thomas, head of the British Board of Film Classification – that's the United Kingdom's censorship board – has explained why the BBFC has allowed the Anglo-American erotic movie Destricted to be shown outside British sex […]

'The Da Vinci Code' Movie Review: Tom Hanks & Audrey Tautou Help to Save Absurd Thriller

Paris, middle of the night. An old man is walking alone in a darkened gallery in the Louvre. He approaches a painting. Another man – the evil twin of Rutger Hauer's Blade Runner robot – shows up. Hauer's twin demands to know The Secret. The old man refuses to tell […]

'Back to the Future' Actress Wendie Jo Sperber Dead at 47

'Back to the Future' actress Wendie Jo Sperber. 'Back to the Future' actress Wendie Jo Sperber dead at 47 Wendie Jo Sperber, best known for her roles as Amy Cassidy in the Tom Hanks-Peter Scolari early '80s sitcom Bosom Buddies and as Linda McFly in the Robert Zemeckis-directed blockbuster Back […]

'Weeping Camel' & 'The Incredibles': Rejected Mongolian Calf & Suburban Superheroes Among Oscar Contenders

The Story of the Weeping Camel with the baby camel Botok. In Byambasuren Davaa and Luigi Falorni's German-Mongolian documentary The Story of the Weeping Camel, a family of Gobi Desert nomadic shepherds struggle to save the life of a rare white camel calf after it is rejected by its mother. […]