Oscar campaigns are not won with a single photograph. And yet, when you show we a picture of Tom Hanks playing famed entertainment mogul Walt Disney in the upcoming film ‘Saving Mr. Banks’...well, we're convinced the two-time Oscar winner can reserve a seat in the Dolby Theatre for the 2014 Oscars, because a nomination seems likely.
It's been a few years since we last saw a film from Paul Greengrass, but the new 'Captain Phillips' trailer shows that the director of 'The Bourne Ultimatum' hasn't lost his style at all. In fact, the movie looks terrific. That's what you get when you put Greengrass at the helm of a terrifying/exciting true story and cast Tom Hanks in the lead role.
Last night, Justin Timberlake hosted 'Saturday Night Live' for the fifth time, forever cementing him as one of the immortal show's greatest and most enduring guest hosts. Rather than give us a traditional opening monologue, Timberlake welcomed everyone to the show and immediately whisked us away to the Fiver Timers Club, where all of the great SNL hosts get to hang out...and where Dan Aykroyd is the bartender.
Any TV fan knows that all good things cinematic come in threes, so why would HBO's collaboration with legendary director Steven Spielberg and Hollywood icon Tom Hanks be any different? Following 2001's acclaimed mini-series 'Band of Brothers' and 2010 successor 'The Pacific,' the holy TV trinity has begun work on a third World War II mini-series, to once again adapt another historical account. Get the details on HBO's 'Masters of the Air' from Spielberg and Hanks inside!
Trying to review 'Cloud Atlas' an hour after you've seen it is like trying to recite the Bible from memory after you've read it for the first time. I'll definitely be able to cover the big points, but the fine details are going to get lost: there's no way to take it all in on just one viewing.
Whatever its missteps, directors Tom Tykwer, and Andy and Lana Wachowski have crafted a staggeringly ambitious piece of cinema -- or really six pieces of cinema, strung together and interwoven and speaking to one another in all kinds of ways. Sitting here a short while after I saw it for the first time, I can't really say I fully understand a lot of the "why" -- why this character is so important to the fate of humanity, or why that character needs to activate that particular device -- but the "what" is always so compelling, I was happy to be puzzled. I still am.
Tom Hanks has been popping up on as many talk shows as he can muster to promote his latest film 'Cloud Atlas,' and he'll do just about anything to grab peoples' attention. Everything, that is, from dropping the F-bomb on 'Good Morning America' to making a random appearance on 'SNL.'
His latest stunt came courtesy of 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' in the form of some 'Full House'-themed slam poetry. Watch his riveting performance after the jump.
'Cloud Atlas' opens Friday, and it's the sort of picture that will have people raving about it, one way or the other. Our own Matt Singer gave it an 8 out of 10, where others are calling it one of the best films of the year. The actors involved seemed to love making it, or at least that's the impression they give in this new featurette.