Posts Tagged ‘tom hanks’

FORREST GUMP Returns to Theaters For One Week Only on IMAX

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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IMAX announced today that Robert Zemeckis’ Academy Award Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the IMAX format and released starting September 5, 2014.

Forrest Gump will also receive a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release (what those are) on September 30, 2014.

I don’t know if I’ll catch this in theaters, although IMAX would be great. It’s just I have the great DVD and Blu-ray that I’ve watched at least once a year since I got them. You can check out my FORREST GUMP: Twenty Years Later retrospective full of fun trivia and quotes.

FORREST GUMP: Twenty Years Later

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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One of my favorite movies of all time is celebrating its 20th anniversary today; Forrest Gump was released on July 6, 1994 with Tom Hanks playing the title character, a man with child-like innocence and a tendency for stumbling into history while love still eludes him.

Suggesting Forrest Gump as a favorite film these days doesn’t seem to be as accepted as it once was. I suspect it has to do with overplay on TV and admiration from most people who watch it. It’s easier to standout if you denounce something popular, we all know this. Gump is a heartwarming epic that has a lot to say about destiny, chance, and history. Sure it glosses over periods of US history, but it’s not a historical witness; this is fiction at its best. Many found it to be sentiment and ridiculous while others accepted the story and characters; I personally saw it as a celebration of life and of making your own history.

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Tom hanks took an awesome photo with Gary Sinise (Lieutenant Dan) and Mykelti Williamson (Bubba).

The movie went on to win 6 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hanks) and Best Director (Robert Zemeckis). It earned $677 million worldwide and was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

There is nothing like Forrest Gump. It’s a drama, a comedy, and a fantasy story that still resonates today and makes me fall in love with movies all over again. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Check out Forrest Gump when it gets re-released into IMAX on September 5, 2014.

20 Classic Forrest Gump Quotes & Trivia:

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Stop the Search! Meg Ryan Has Been Found and Will Direct ITHACA

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Meg Ryan is directing her first feature film, Ithaca, an adaptation of the 1943 William Saroyan novel The Human Comedy reports EW.  She will star in the film as well with Sam Shepard and Melanie Griffith.  Interesting note is that Tom Hanks, who Ryan starred with in Sleepless In Seattle and the underrated You’ve Got Mail, will be an executive producer on the project.

The Human Comedy, written for Meg Ryan’s version by Band of Brothers producer Erik Jendresen, is about a teenage telegram delivery boy in small-town America during World War II, witnessing the impact of the conflict on those he delivers messages to. Ryan has been quiet for a few years, the last time I saw here she appeared for a brief moment in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.  It’s good to have her back, safe and sound.

Trailer for SAVING MR. BANKS Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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Here is the first trailer for John Lee Hancock’s (The Blind Side) Saving Mr. Banks which follows Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) twenty-year pursuit (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters) of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins.

Everyone likes Tom Hanks, so it’s always nice to see him having fun with a role; it’s pretty evident here he’s having a blast.  He and Thompson look like they have the chemistry needed to pull this off too, otherwise a rather dull sounding premise would have no umbrella to fly if you know what I’m saying.  Holiday season and Oscar season may have found a winner.

The film also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, and Kathy Baker.

Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide December 20th.

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First Trailer for Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS Starring Tom Hanks

Friday, May 10th, 2013

captain-phillipsTom Hanks is on the water again, but this time his buddy Wilson isn’t keeping him company, it’s pirates!  It’s the first trailer for Paul Greengrass’ Captain Phillips.

Tom Hanks is real life ship captain Richard Phillips who chooses to be taken hostage by Somali pirates in exchange for the safety of his crew.  It doesn’t show that exchange in the trailer so the crew may be staying put in this “based on a true story” story.

Captain Phillips is set to open on October 11th.

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

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Tom Hanks Is MAJOR MATT MASON

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

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Director Robert Zemeckis continues his work with live-action after making some motion-capture movies for us in the form of an action figure adaptation.  Major Matt Mason will be a 3D movie that will star Hanks as Mason, an astronaut trapped on a moon base with a group of people. “The story is one of survival, as the film won’t feature any aliens or antagonists”.

Speaking with The Wrap, Hanks said that he “started tinkering with the story after Larry Crowne and that he has co-written the screenplay with Graham Yost (Justified).

You can check out the decent looking drama Flight [trailer] in a few weeks.  Stay tuned for more Major Matt Mason news.

FYI: Zemeckis and Hanks previously teamed up on Cast Away, The Polar Express, and Forrest Gump.

New Trailer for CLOUD ATLAS

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Cloud-AtlasHere is a new trailer for Cloud Atlas, and it’s another great one (see the extended one here).  The film is directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix) and Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and based on David Mitchell’s novel.  The all start cast take on multiple roles during different time periods and at different locations – so thank God Susan Sarandon is narrating this trailer or we would all be lost.

The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, and David Gyasi.  Cloud Atlas opens on October 26th.

“Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

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The Many Faces of CLOUD ATLAS Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugo Weaving

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

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Last week we showed you the fascinating trailer for Cloud Atlas, the adaptation of David Mitchell’s novel co-directed by Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski and Andy Wachowski.  The film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Wishaw, James D’Arcy and Zhou Xun.

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

Several of the film’s stars will play multiple characters, we have posted some below for you to see, there are more over on the movies official website.  The movie which is said to be close to 3 hours and rated R will be in theaters on October 26th.  Consider me pumped.

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The Trailer for Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis’ CLOUD ATLAS Looks Phenomenal

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

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Well that didn’t take long.  We showed you the first images from the movie and now we have a trailer, it’s unofficially Cloud Atlas day gang!

It’s a six-minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas, a movie based on David Mitchell‘s novel of the same name.  It tracks the lives of multiple characters across multiple eras and how they come together in one way or another.  I knew the movie was going to be huge in terms of scale and visuals, but wow, this looks like someones messed up dream come to life.  They went for it alright, and it’s going to pay off beautifully by the looks of things.

Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.

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Release Dates For Wachowskis CLOUD ATLAS and SIN CITY 2, Jessica Alba Returning

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

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We have a release date for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel (but it’s more of a prequel) to Sin City will open in 3D on October 4, 2013.  Mickey Rourke will return to play Marv and  Jessica Alba will reprise her role as Nancy Callahan.  Rodriguez and Miller co-wrote the screenplay with Oscar-winning screenwriter Willliam Monahan (The Departed).  Here is a synopsis via Amazon.

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