Tom Hanks fights for the Constitution in the first 'Bridge of Spies' trailer

Posted by · 9:13 am · June 5th, 2015

Walt Disney Studios has released the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

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Tom Hanks is front and center on the poster for Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'

Posted by · 11:30 am · June 4th, 2015

Walt Disney Studios has released the first poster for Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

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Round Up: 'Brooklyn' and 'Danish Girl' set dates and Spielberg's latest gets a title

Posted by · 12:26 pm · March 4th, 2015

New release dates for “Brooklyn” and “The Danish Girl” and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller gets a title in this awards season news update.

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First look at Tom Hanks, Thomas Horn in ‘Extremely Loud’

Posted by · 12:01 pm · August 10th, 2011

I’ve heard young Thomas Horn is a little heart-breaker in Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” And Sandra Bullock seems to me someone to watch for in the supporting actress race, given the narrative of the book on which Eric Roth’s screenplay is based. But Tom Hanks is featured front and center in the […]

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2/24 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Hanks to present two off the bat, Elton John on Best Actress, Twitter Best Pic reviews

Posted by · 9:07 am · February 24th, 2011

• Pete Hammond reports that Tom Hanks will present Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography to start the show, so we’ll know very quickly if a sweep for “The King’s Speech” is afoot. [Deadline] • Glenn Kenny talks up the underrated “Shutter Island” a year after its release. [The Film Talk] • It’s been a […]

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Frontrunners stay strong at the Golden Globes

Posted by · 4:01 pm · January 16th, 2011

Zzzzz…huh?, wha?  Oh… First and foremost, I have to note Ricky Gervais’s work as emcee. Last year’s stint was a bit stale, I thought, but this year the gloves were off. Way off. Which, for whatever reason, I was okay with tonight. The difference between Gervais and Armond White, though, if you want to go […]

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Tom Hanks and his Woody

Posted by · 2:58 pm · January 20th, 2010

Tweeted this afternoon by “Toy Story 3” director Lee Unkrich, who is working on ADR for the film in Los Angeles:

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The Great Performances: 2002

Posted by · 9:45 am · November 27th, 2009

2002 was probably one of the greatest years for performance excellence in film history, from leading actor right through all the supporting players. They could have easily nominated 10 actors in each of the four acting categories, and still missed some. Though Adrien Brody won the Oscar for “The Pianist,” which was a huge shock, […]

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The Great Performances: 2000

Posted by · 7:14 pm · November 13th, 2009

Michael Douglas was robbed. The already Oscar-christened actor gave a career-best performance in 2000 in Curtis Hanson’s “Wonder Boys,” but he got no love from the Academy. Worse, his performance was easily among the five best of the year and won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor prize. That having been said, I […]

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The Great Performances: 1999

Posted by · 9:18 pm · November 7th, 2009

1999 was a strange year.  And it’s hard to believe a full decade has slipped past since.  There were some great award-winning performances, to be sure, but there seemed to be just as many not nominated that certainly should have been. Ten years later, I remain stunned that Reese Witherspoon was not nominated for her […]

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The Great Performances: 1998

Posted by · 2:03 pm · October 30th, 2009

For all my bitching about Roberto Benigni winning Best Actor in 1998 for his incessant mugging in “Life is Beautiful,” I was also thrilled the Academy watched enough films and paid enough attention to realize that Edward Norton was deserving for his magnetic turn as a neo-Nazi who sees the light in “American History X.” […]

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The Great Performances: 1995

Posted by · 4:06 pm · October 10th, 2009

Based on some of the comments I received last week regarding my article on great acting, I took the suggestion of a young lady and am kicking off a series of articles, one per week, that will explore the best performances ofeach year, beginning today with 1995.  So let’s go back and work our way […]

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Hanks was AMPAS’s first choice for President, search is on for telecast talent

Posted by · 3:47 pm · August 22nd, 2009

I stumbled onto this item over at Deadline Hollywood Daily earlier this afternoon.  Apparently Tom Hanks, who was elected First Vice-President of the Academy earlier this week, was the group’s first choice for the top spot.  In fact, Tom Sherak, who was ultimately elected president, is the one who nominated Hanks in the first place. […]

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Great performers at their best

Posted by · 7:50 am · August 21st, 2009

After spending some time this summer watching some excellent films on DVD, I was inspired to write this piece about the great actors’ (living, with one exception) greatest performances. Narrowing it down to one each (brutal, believe me), I think have come up with a list of actors, young and old, that represents some of […]

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Tom Sherak tapped as new AMPAS president, Hanks first vice

Posted by · 11:41 pm · August 18th, 2009

With Sid Ganis on his way out as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the search for a replacement has come to an end.  Tom Sherak, a representative of AMPAS’s Executives Branch, has parlayed his seven-year stint on the Board of Governors and a one-year go at treasurer into the new […]

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7/8 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:04 am · July 8th, 2009

• AMPAS elects its governors. Among those returning to the board: Tom Hanks, James L. Brooks and eternal Oscar bridesmaid Kevin O’Connell. [Variety] • Nat Rogers reflects on his favorite thesps of the decade’s first half… and how they’ve fared since. [The Film Experience] • Martin Scorsese looks back on Woodstock. A good read, this. […]

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As Ganis prepares to exit, AMPAS searches for a new president

Posted by · 9:12 am · May 27th, 2009

As you know, Sid Ganis will close out his fourth-straight one-year stint as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in a matter of months (he’ll be packing up his stuff in August).  “If history is any guide,” Michael Cieply writes in this Carpetbagger item, “some deeply internal glad-handing and politicking will […]

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Tom Hanks on SNL

Posted by · 11:04 am · May 19th, 2009

One of the stories we linked to in this morning’s round-up was a Noah Forrest riff bemoaning the complacency of Tom Hanks in his recent work.  While that might be a valid point, I still have a soft spot for things like this because Hanks is a natural.  It also helps that the “Jeopardy” sketch […]

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