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With the timely releases of "Zero Dark Thirty," "Margin Call," "The Social Network" and "Game Change," Hollywood has been trending toward turning recent news stories into movies as quickly as possible. The trend continues this month with both "The Fifth Estate" (the WikiLeaks movie) and "Captain Phillips" (the, uh, Captain Phillips movie) hitting theaters.
Hollywood isn't catching every news story, though. We conjured posters for eight news items that probably won't be coming to a theater near you any time soon.
Sandra Bullock might've given Tom Hanks the box office smack-down treatment this weekend — her hit 3D space adventure "Gravity" handily toppled his dramatic pirate takeover pic "Captain Phillips" — but there's no love lost between these "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" stars.
While promoting their respective shippy films on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend, the pair teamed up to recreate one of Hanks' earliest and most memorable movie scenes ever. No, he didn't spit tobacco into her face whilst screeching about tears and baseball; they did the one where he played "Chopsticks" on an over-sized toy keyboard mat a la "Big." Brace for excessive cuteness. Get More »
Tom Hanks gave it his best shot, but even America's most beloved actor couldn't knock America's most beloved actress out of the top spot at the box office, as Sandra Bullock's "Gravity" easily topped "Captain Phillips" according to Film.com.
With an estimated $44.3 million, "Gravity" pushed its ten day total to an impressive $123.4 million. Not that "Captain Phillips" was a flop by any means; with $26 million, the film represents Hanks' best opening weekend in years. The news wasn't so nice for "Machete Kills," though, which bombed out in fifth place with a dismal $3.8 million debut.
For a full run down of the weekend's box office top ten, head to Film.com.
Your mother always told you math class would be important, but you probably didn't know that you'd need an equation to decide whether you'd rather see Tom Hanks conquer the high seas or Rupert Grint slay a dirty basement club using only his pasty, wizardly butt cheeks.
Yes, Movie Math is back to deliver the thrills and chills of this week's new releases, breaking down Somali pirates and updated Shakespearean lovers alike.
Read on for this week's equations, students. Get More »
Synopsis: A young man is recruited into the armed services after graduation only to be sent straight into the thick jungle of war. There he rescues a fellow soldier from certain peril, but the man's injuries are too severe for him to fulfill his life's dream of travelling to the moon. So, our hero goes it alone and after a mechanical failure on the spaceship, he makes an emergency return to Earth only to find himself stranded on a deserted island. After forging a wooden craft and being saved by a passing barge, he then faces the biggest danger yet ... pirates of the high seas.
That's the plot of "Tom Hanks: The Movie," a clever little mash-up video which streams together the stories in some of Tom Hanks' most pivotal roles ever with his latest, "Captain Phillips." Get More »
The dog days of August are almost over, which means blockbusters are taking a backseat to all those lovely prestige pictures the studios trot out when the leaves change and Meryl Streep gets her thirst for gold like the Oscar vampire she is. Get More »
Heads up, Academy voters. Hollywood's very favorite good guy is bringing it again.
This time, Tom Hanks stars as a real American hero in Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," the gut-wrenching trailer for which is now in.
Man, 2012 was a pretty darn good year for films, right? "The Avengers," "Lincoln," "The Hunger Games," "Silver Linings Playbook," seriously, we could go on and on, as this past year has been one of the best in recent memory.
And that has us even more amped up to see what Hollywood does for an encore. Sure, 2013 has some pretty big shoes to fill, but there are always news movies to see, new adventures to experience, new stars to meet and new pop culture obsessions waiting to be born.
So with that in mind, we've put together our list of the top 50 Movies We’re All About in 2013. Because last year is just so last year. Get More »