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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.
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 »
Sure producers accept the award when a movie wins Best Picture at the Oscars and get to say awesome things like "I'll make you a star, kid!," but what the hell does a producer actually do?
Well, the answer is sometimes everything from coordinating the script's development, financing and hiring the film's director ... and sometimes doing little beyond having a famous name and giving a thumbs-up at the movie's premiere. However, we're sure the following famous folks, who have had surprising producer credits on a variety of flicks, were more hands-on types when it came to getting these 13 movies made. Get More »
Everybody loves a good conspiracy theory. And luckily for author Dan Brown and the execs at Sony, it seems that a lot of people also love really bad conspiracy theories, as the box office success of those Illuminati and critically derided films "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" proves.
Well, don't look now, but according to Deadline, Ron Howard and Tom Hanks have both signed on for a third installment of the further adventures of Professor
Blatant Exposition Robert Langdon as they will be reuniting for an adaptation of Brown's novel "Inferno." Get More »
Disney (and specifically, "Mary Poppins") lovers, hold onto your umbrellas — the first look at "Saving Mr. Banks" is here.
"Saving Mr. Banks," starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers (the whimsical wordsmith behind "Mary Poppins") premiered its first theatrical trailer today on Huffington Post, and it is chock full of Disney drama. Get More »
There's something about the Boston accent in cinema that forces actors to feel like they really have to nail it. Of course, there are movies set in other cities (Chicago or New York, for example) featuring normally straight-voiced actors straining to sound like they're from the area. But it's not as seemingly mandatory as it is with a Boston-set movie. Get More »
This week the former star of "Harry Potter" gets hotter as the squeaky-clean Emma Watson shows off her inner bad girl in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," where her character Nicki commits a series of robberies against celebs like Paris Hilton. For the 23-year-old Watson, who shot to fame as goodie-two-shoes wizard Hermione Granger in the "Potter" movies, this role marks a distinct departure from both her on-screen and real-life images. The only thing more shocking would be if Lindsay Lohan maintained sobriety for six months. Get More »
Some of us just yawned and obsessed over the ticking of the clock during our far-too-long commencement speeches. Whatever maniac decided that so-and-so's wife's something or other who didn’t even graduate is equipped to send students off with a 30-minute diatribe on themselves is sorely mistaken. Just dole out the degrees already and call a day a day, right, kids? Unless ...
You know, every so often schools are able to wrangle in someone actually interesting to deliver a few notes of wisdom — some more often than others (cough Harvard cough). Even better, once in a while they're our very shiniest movie stars who make lots of funnies and deliver all the feels and suddenly the speeches don't seem so bad. Get More »
This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.
Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs. Get More »