Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hanks’

Review: Asteroid City

— by WILLIAM STERR — Wes Anderson has been making films since “Bottle Rocket” (1996). They are distinctive for the symmetrical composition of his shots, the color palate of each shot, long, tableau-like takes, deadpan delivery of dialogue, etc. And, of course, the recurring cast of a[...]

Review: A Man Called Otto

— by BEV QUESTAD — “The whole neighborhood is falling apart these days,” intones a fed-up Otto (Tom Hanks) to his wife’s gravestone. As a matter of fact, he plans to join her soon. Suicide is the antidote for his grief. So, as soon as he retires from his job and no longer has respo[...]

Review: News of the World

— by BEV QUESTAD — Why hasn’t “News of the World” hit the big time? Where are the Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Movie and Best Actor? Tom Hanks plays Captain Kidd, a practical but tortured man who travels from town to town having lost all that is dear. An ex-minister [...]

Review: The Post

— by RON WILKINSON — Director Steven Spielberg missed the boat with “The Post,” a mundane re-enactment of the Washington Post’s history-making role in the Pentagon Papers. Part of the problem is the work of first-time feature screenwriter Liz Hannah and emerging co-writer Josh Sing[...]

Review: Saving Mr. Banks

— by BEV QUESTAD — We get caught up in our own difficult stories, in patterns of expectation that recycle old troubles, but the trick is to change our mindset. Walt Disney will reveal his difficult childhood story that ironically fueled his happy-ending films and magical kingdoms. He als[...]

Review: Captain Phillips

— by JAMES SHAW — “Captain Phillips” is the biopic of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 on the Maersk Alabama. When I first saw this movie’s trailer a few months ago, I knew this was a screening I had to see. Tom Hanks is a great and versatil[...]

Review: Cloud Atlas

— by ADAM DALE — “Cloud Atlas” takes the writing/directing team of the Wachowski siblings (“The Matrix” trilogy) and pairs them with “Run Lola Run” Tom Tykwer to bring to life the novel by David Mitchell and turn it into a major blockbuster film. “Cloud Atlas” takes multi[...]

Trailer: Cloud Atlas

— by ADAM POYNTER — British author David Mitchell’s “Cloud Atlas” has been a beloved novel ever since its 2004 release. The book has won multiple literary awards and been nominated for numerous others. Now, this intriguing and somewhat perplexing book is headed to the big scree[...]

Cloud Atlas Set for Oct. 26 Release

Warner Bros. Pictures has officially slated the epic “Cloud Atlas,” from acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, for domestic release on Oct. 26, 2012. In addition, the studio has acquired rights for the film in the major markets of the UK, France, Spain, Aus[...]

Cameras Set to Roll on Star-Studded Cloud Atlas

Producers Grant Hill and Stefan Arndt announce that “Cloud Atlas” will begin filming on Sept. 16. The ambitious, independently-financed film will be co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski, directors/writers of the ground-breaking “Matrix” trilogy, and[...]

Under Review: ‘Larry Crowne’

— by ADAM POYNTER — Very seldom do we get to see classic Hollywood celebrities of this caliber collaborating in a movie, especially more than once. Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks both starred in 2007’s “Charlie Wilson’s War” and are now back together in “Larry Crowne,” a dra[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Larry Crowne’

— by AMANDA KOEHLER — In the vein of “Up in the Air,” “Larry Crowne” will strike a chord with many audience members in this tumultuous economy. In the film, Larry (Tom Hanks, who also co-wrote and directed the film) is laid off and needs to find his footing after spending years i[...]

Cameras Roll on ‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” The film stars Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks, and is being directed by Stephen Daldry (“The[...]

Under Review: ‘Toy Story 3’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Childhood. Just the word can ignite emotions — whether they be feelings of heartfelt nostalgia for “the simpler days” or immediate disdain for the immaturity and lack of control. Personally, I get a bit of both when recalling such a topic (which explain[...]