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Reeling it in: Move away from these 'Neighbors'

...Zach Efron, start at middling level and never really escalate. A counter-example of this is the criminally underrated Tom Hanks comedy, "The 'Burbs," which starts slow but builds to an incredible crescendo of mayhem. In "Neighbors," the...
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Cal Thomas: Free speech not always so free

...according to Ad Age, "In terms of influence, Mr. Tebow is now in the top 40 of 3,000 celebs ... on par with Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg."Yet, Tebow endured a sometimes silent and often...
Opinion many people who've seen Disney movies (and who hasn't?), especially the new "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson about the making of "Mary Poppins," you may want to know more about the man behind the magic, Walt...
Reeling it in: 'Mr. Banks' paints a happy picture

...route to Los Angeles to meet with Tom Hanks' Walt Disney, cut with frequent...and engaging as you'd imagine a Tom Hanks film released at the height of is light, that's all, and Tom Hanks, though good, isn't giving much...
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Reeling it in: The best and worst of 2014

...If "Gravity" was tense and exciting in an entertaining way, "Phillips" is the same, but not nearly as much fun. Tom Hanks is great as the titular captain of a hijacked container vessel off the coast of Africa, but the break-out performance...
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Movie's simplicity enables the tension and terror

PG-13 2 hour, 14 minutes Columbia Pictures Tom Hanks will go down in history as one of the greatest actors...already, gives one of the best of his career. I credit Tom Hanks greatly with the success of the film, but there were...
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Saving Mr. Banks

Now Playing Synopsis: The story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized for moviegoers, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Movie review: Superb acting just the start in 'Lincoln'

...30 minutes At this point, it almost seems redundant to talk about what an incredible actor Daniel Day-Lewis is. Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Denzel Washington; all marvelous actors, all Best Actor winners, but somehow not even in the same...
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...low over Gulf Coast towns, New Orleans and then downtown Houston and its airports.Space City, partly made famous by Tom Hanks when he uttered the line "Houston, we have a problem" in the movie "Apollo 13," has long tied its fortune to a mix...
The toys are back in town

...friends sound cute at best, certainly not a cultural touchstone. But whether it's the nuanced voice performances by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack and a host of others, or the beautifully written screenplays, or the simply amazing animation...


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