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Tom Hanks - Hologram for the King UK premiere held at the BFI South Bank. at South Bank - London, United Kingdom - Monday 25th April 2016

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Tom Hanks , Tom Tykwer - German premiere of 'Ein Hologramm für den Koenig' (A Hologram for the King) at Zoo Palast movie theater at Zoo Palast movie theater - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 24th April 2016

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Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Tykwer, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Alexander Black

Tom Hanks , wife Rita Wilson - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016

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Tom Hanks - New York premiere of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Theater - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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Tom Hanks - The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 25th Annual Simply Shakespeare Benefit at The Broad Stage - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Tom Hanks - The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles 25th Annual Simply Shakespeare Benefit at The Broad Stage - Arrivals at The Broad Stage - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Tom Hanks - Emma Watson and Tom Hanks on the set of 'The Circle' currently filming in Pasadena - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th September 2015

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James Corden Shines On 'The Late Late Show' Debut


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He’s admitted to suffering “sleepless nights” in the weeks running up to it, but it seems that the James Corden era of ‘The Late Late Show’ is going to be a success.

The British actor marked his very first time presenting the CBS chat show on Monday, and those present at the filming of the first episode on Sunday evening have given him the thumbs-up for his personable style, with one group telling Sky News’ US correspondent that he had “nailed it”.

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James Corden seems to have gone down well with his 'Late Late Show' debut

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Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks' Cold War Thriller Is Titled 'Bridge Of Spies' But It Won't Include A John Williams' Score


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DreamWorks Pictures has announced Bridge of Spies as the title of Steven Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, which will reunite the director with actor Tom Hanks after nearly a decade. But the film will sadly be without a Spielberg movie staple, as it is the first in 30 years not to feature a score by composer John Williams.

Steven SpielbergSteven Spielberg's next film will be Bridge of Spies

Announcing the film’s title on Wednesday, DreamWorks Pictures also revealed via a statement that 83 year old Williams had been forced to pull out of the movie due to a health issue.

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Tom Hanks Thanks New Yorker For Returning Lost Credit Card


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Tom Hanks has publically thanked a man who returned his lost credit card. Hanks' credit card was returned just days after the 58-year-old actor helped a group of girl scouts sell some boxes of cookies. Hanks took to Twitter on Friday (13th March) to express his gratitude to a New Yorker named Tony. "A guy named Tony found my credit card on the street in NYC and returned it! Tony! You make this city even greater! Thanx. HANX," the You've Got Mail actor wrote.

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Tom Hanks thanked a man for returning his credit card via Twitter.

Read More: Tom Hanks Buys Four Boxes of Cookies from Girl Scouts, Donates $20.

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Tom Hanks And Justin Bieber Really Like You In Carly Rae Jepsen's New Music Video


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‘Call Me Maybe’ singer Carly Rae Jepsen is back and she’s sure bringing out the big guns for her latest music video. In the video for ‘I Really Like You’, Oscar winner Tom Hanks shows off his lip syncing skills on a frosty New York winter morning, while the singer and her actor pal are later joined by a surprise guest in the form of pop star Justin Bieber, who also braves the cold for a group dance at the end.

Carly Rae JepsenCarly Rae Jepsen really, really likes you

The video shows Hanks walking through New York who miming to Jepsen’s single as he encounters fans and friends on the street on his way to set. But as Jepsen joins him for the big dance number at the end, fellow Canadian pop star (and Scooter Braun client) Justin Bieber makes a surprise appearance, joining Forest Gump for some synchronised dancing.

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Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw - 2015 National WWII Museum's American Spirit Award gala at Cipriani Wall Street - Arrivals at Cipriani Wall Street - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

Tom Hanks And Wilson From 'Cast Away' Reunited At Rangers Game


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In a heartwarming tale of old friends being reunited in unlikely circumstances, Tom Hanks and Wilson from Cast Away were brought back together on Thursday, during a New York Rangers game. Wilson of course was the volleyball friend of Hank’s character Chuck Noland in the 2000 movie, though it all does lead us to wonder what a volleyball was doing at a hockey game.

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In the film Hanks played a FedEx employee who is the sole survivor of a plane crash and spends four years living on a deserted island before finally being rescued. To help keep him company Noland turns a volleyball from one of the plane’s washed up package into a companion named Wilson.

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HBO Moves Forward With 'Lewis And Clark' Miniseries Starring Casey Affleck And Matthias Schoenaerts


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HBO has greenlit a new miniseries based on explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts. The six part miniseries will begin filming in the summer and is due on our screens later this year.

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"In Lewis and Clark, we can see American idealism and the breathtaking natural beauty of the continent, as well as the complexities and tragedies of what came to be known as America's 'manifest destiny,' " said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.

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Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous


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Another reason why being famous rocks - the Get Out Of Jury Duty Free card. Brad Pitt has been allowed to skip the usually mandatory legal proceedings is case he proves too distracting for the other jurors in the box.

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Brad Pitt is let off jury service

You have to admit if you found yourself plonked next to one of Hollywood's most recognisable actors in court, you really wouldn't be interested in listening to evidence being given no matter how professional you are. And it seems that that has been taken into account with his recent calling to jury service in Los Angeles being cancelled. Lucky guy. 

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Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson To Co-Host National Tree Lighting


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The National Christmas Tree Lighting event will this year be co-hosted by actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. The National Park Service made the announcement on Wednesday along with a host of musical performers for the event.

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson will host the National Tree Lighting in Washington D.C. next week

Hanks, star of countless box office smashes and critically-acclaimed masterpieces down the years, will appear with his wife Rita, who is also an actress and a singer, will appear at the Ellipse in President’s Park near the White House on Thursday December 4th to host the ceremony.

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Tom Hanks Set To Write Collection Of Short Stories


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Tom Hanks has already mastered the art of acting, and now the Hollywood star is attempting to become a writer as he has recently landed a book deal to pen a collection of short stories, although no official publication date has been released.

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Hanks will publish a collection of short stories inspired by his personal collection of typewriters

On Monday (Nov 3rd) the announcement, made by publisher Alfred A. Knopf, described the forthcoming book as "a collection of stories loosely connected to photographs of typewriters from Hanks' personal collection."

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Tom Hanks Gets Top American Honour For His Extensive Acting Catalogue


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Tom Hanks is a mammoth actor who has delighted fans with extraordinary performances for just short of 40 years. He started his career by providing us with some delightfully 80s classics in the era of big hair and bright colours with greats such as Splash, Big and Turner & Hooch. In the 90s he gave us a cacophony of feel-good flicks including Sleepless in Seattle, Forrest Gump and the first of one of the most successful trilogies of all time, Toy Story.

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Tom Hanks' illustrious career is being recognised at the Kennedy Center Honors

In the noughties Hanks got his serious side out and audiences were treated to Road to Perdition, The Da Vinci Code and its sequel Angels and Demons. Sheriff Woody came out in style twice more for Toy Story 2 and 3 and Hanks has been at the helm of some of the best films of the past few years as a main star in Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks.

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Tom Hanks' Audition Tape For Forrest Gump Is Adorable


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Can you believe it's twenty years since Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump was first released? The weepy drama that won the 1994 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing has gone into film history as not only a great movie, but one of Tom Hanks' finest performances.

It's hard to imagine any other actor in the role of the titular Forrest, yet Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and John Travolta all turned down the opportunity, and Hanks himself had to audition just like everybody else. Take a look below at his touching audition tape, also starring Robin Wright and an adorably little Haley Joel Osment, who even helps Hanks out with a line.

 

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Who Are The Most Famous Showbiz Families?


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News executives in America were left surprised when news anchor Brian Williams took time out of his NBC Nightly News bulletin last Wednesday to happily announce the appointment of his daughter, Allison Williams, as Peter Pan. Allison, who has previously proved her acting work on huge HBO hit Girls, has been cast by NBC to play the mischievous boy who never grows up in the network's live broadcast of the Broadway musical in December.

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News anchor Brian Williams proudly announced his daughter Allison's latest job opportunity

Clearly thrilled at his daughter's achievement, the proud father elaborated: "Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look forward to seeing her fly".

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Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness


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Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.

Dolly PartonDolly Parton headlined at Glastonbury this year.

Read More: Dolly Parton Goes TO Glastonbury, Gets A Tonne Of Fans And Maybe Even A Dog.

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The Sad Truth About Andy’s Dad In 'Toy Story'


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Ever wondered why Andy’s dad never appears in Toy Story? Maybe you have or maybe you didn't want to, for fear the truth might be too depressing. Well guess what? It is.

Toy StoryIn all three Toy Story movies we never see Andy's father.

Pixar enthusiast Joe Negroni has a theory, a very plausible one, about why Andy’s father is never seen nor mentioned in Toy Story. Negroni, is a bit of a Pixar detective, having previously hypothesised that Jesse’s first owne,r Emily, is in fact Andy’s mother. That’s a much happier theory then the one we are about to delve into.

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Mia Vardalos Reveals Plans For My Big Fat Greek Sequel


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This story is about a big, loud, highly public wedding and we’re not even talking about Kim and Kanye. Go figure.

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Nia Vardalos has another big fat Greek Story to tell.

In the wake of K&K’s wedding, the minds behind 2002’s breakout hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding pulled a shrewd social media move and announced a sequel in the pipeline. And we know what you’re thinking, but no. This isn’t going to be a loosely-based project by another team entirely, a la Mean Girls 2. The script is once again being written by Nia Vardalos and the screenwriter, now 51, will star alongside 53-year-old John Corbett. Just like old times – mostly. MBFGW2 will be produced by Playtone's Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman.

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Hype Machine Nearly Explodes As Coen Brothers Join Steven Spielberg And Tom Hanks


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The combination of The Coen Brothers, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks combining on what is being described as a cold war thriller has the potential to break every website on earth through sheer anticipation and ‘will this be the best thing ever’ articles. Luckily for some, we’re here to remind you of things like ‘The Monuments Men’ and ‘The Counsellor. Now breath.

The Coen BrothersThe Coen Brothers at last year's Cannes Film Festival

So here’s what we know so far: Joel and Ethan Coen are on board to pen a draft script telling the story of James Donovan - an attorney who became heavily involved in the Cold by negotiating the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers with the KGB. This is all according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Tom Hanks + Steven Spielberg = One Potentially Incredible Cold War Thriller


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Tom Hanks has become attached to a forthcoming cold war thriller from DreamWorks and The Weinstein Company, with Steven Spielberg considering stepping into the director's chair. The Oscar winner will take the lead in the untitled project, written by Matt Charman and produced by Marc Platt, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The movie tells the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who was thrust into the center of the Cold War when he negotiated the release of the downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers. 

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Tom Hanks Set To Reunite With Steven Spielberg For Cold War Thriller


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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are set to collaborate once again.

The successful duo are reportedly partnering up for a fourth time for an untitled Cold War thriller.

The forthcoming movie's screenplay will be penned by screenwriter Matt Charman and be produced by Marc Platt, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Jennifer Lopez Drops F-Bomb Whilst Judging 'American Idol' - Live!


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Jennifer Lopez was evidently mortified on Wednesday evening after dropping the F-bomb on live TV. Lopez was judging American Idol and got carried away when commenting on one of the contestant's performances.

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Jennifer Lopez accidently swore whilst judging American Idol live on air.

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Pacino As Han Solo?! Actors Who Turned Down Brilliant Roles And Probably Regretted It


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Keanu Reeves as Neo, Tom Hanks as Forest Gump - sometimes in Hollywood an actor plays a role so perfectly you would have thought it was written specially for them. Well more often than not, it wasn’t. Actually some of our favorite movies could have ended up looking very different if another actor hadn’t of passed up a leading role first.

Will SmithWill Smith could have been Neo in 'The Matrix'.

1. Will Smith: Neo, 'The Matrix'

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The Financial Troubles Of Barkhad Abdi, And What's Next


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Barkhad Abdi might have taken home a BAFTA for his role in ‘Captain Phillips’ and earned an Oscar nomination, but it seems the actor has found himself in dire financial straights since his big movie break. So how exactly has an Oscar nominee now found himself broke and where can his career take him next?

Barkhad Abdi at the BAFTASBarkhad Abdi after his BAFTA win for 'Captain Phillips'

Barkhad Abdi was born in Somalia and spent the early part of his childhood being raised in Yemen. When he was 14 his family moved to the United States and settled in Minnesota, where the actor has since being living. Before landing the role in ‘Captain Phillips’ opposite Tom Hanks, Barkhad had worked as a limo driver, something which has been much played upon by the media as part of his ‘rags to riches’ story. While Barkhad was working as a limo driver in 2011 he heard of an open casting call happening in Minneapolis for Somalians to star opposite Tom Hanks in a new movie. Despite having no experience Barkhad went for the audition and got the role of Abduwali Muse, the leader of the pirates who would hijack ‘Captain Phillips’ ship. He was originally kept apart from Hanks until the pair had their first scene together to add to their performances. Speaking of the surreal experience of starring alongside Hanks Abdi said his thoughts on their first scene were ‘I can't believe I'm doing a scene with the Forrest Gump guy!”

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True Detective Season 2: Which Pairing Can Pick Up From Cohle And Hart?


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Nic Pizzolatto put the sincerity and quality of True Detective’s story over multiple seasons of the show, asserting that a strict 8-episode format would be condusive to a strong third act. And judging by the critical claim he’s received – his creation is being talked about in the same breath as The Wire – one is inclined to trust the man who risked everything to write the new HBO anthology series.

True DetectiveWoody Harrelson [L] and Matthew McConuaghey [R] as Hart and Cohle in 'True Detective'

“One of the reasons I wanted to do an anthology format is I like stories with endings. I like a good third act. And continuing serial dramas, they tend to have really good beginnings and really long middles and then sort of have to hustle to develop an ending. And I like the idea of telling a self-contained story,” explained Pizzolatto.

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) after-party held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals. - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Tom Hanks - EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 (BAFTA) - Afterparty - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 16th February 2013

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson

10 Of Rotten Tomatoes 100% Freshest Flicks


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It's hard to find a perfect movie, but some films do manage the honour of scoring a 100% 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. There hasn't been that many since 1990 but here's a run down of the movies with 100 Rotten Tomatoes' percentage points!

cast of toy story 'Toy Story', a hit with critics more than once

'The Witches' (1990)
The big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1993 novel of the same name was not a box office smash. However the performance of Anjelica Huston along with the excellent work of Jim Henson’s creature shop made it a hit with critics and later audiences. Variety said of the movie,”The wizardry of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a superbly over-the-top performance by Angelica Huston gives The Witches a good deal of charm and enjoyment.”

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Tom Hanks - The 66th Annual DGA Awards 2014 - Pressroom - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year honoring Carole King at Los Angeles Convention Center - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

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Oscars 2014: Which Film Holds The Award For Most Mistakes?


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The Oscars nominations 2014 list comprises a ridiculously strong set of films, actors and directors. It’s been a great year, with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity dominating Academy voters’ minds, and all have enjoyed fruitful returns from the box office.

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It’s not all perfect though; many of the films nominated for Best Picture feature are riddled with continuity errors and historical inaccuracies, not to mention some scientific miscalculations.

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Tom Hanks - California - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 19th January 2014

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Tom Hanks - The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th January 2014

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Tom Hanks - The 19th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at The Barker Hangar - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson - 71st Annual Golden Globes - Red Carpet Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th January 2014

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The Baftas 2014: Predicting Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director And Best Supporting Categories


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Award season has been grumbling away like Smaug inside Erebor for the last few months; but dragon is slowly awakening. Since the Gotham awards last year, the perennial question of ‘who’ll win what?’ has echoed around the Internet, and the recently announced BAFTA nominations promise to shed some light on the eventual academy recipients.

GravityGravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations

With that in mind, and with some tightly contested categories to work through, it’s time to start predicting who’ll take home the golden masks, before we start predicting who’ll take home the golden statuettes, you see.

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Baftas 2014: 'Gravity' Pulls In The Nominations While Chiwetel Ejiofor Stands A Great Chance


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The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.

GravityGravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations

So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.

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Palm Springs Gala Awards Hollywood Stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock And Meryl Streep


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Palm Springs Gala Awards Hollywood Stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep The 2014 film award season has kicked-off and the biggest names in Hollywood have already begun to sweep the prizes. A-listers arrived in Palm Springs this past Saturday (Jan 4th) to attend the 25th annual Palm Springs Film Festival award gala, which around 2,100 people attended.

Without a doubt this date is highlighted on the nominee's calendar as it is considered one of the major stops in the award season and actors who picked up the big prizes were Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and of course, Meryl Streep.

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Tom Hanks was presented with the Chairman's Award

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Oscar Balloting Begins: Which Films Are In With A Chance At Best Picture?


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Balloting has finally begun today to determine the winners of the 2014 Academy Awards. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots until January 8th 2014 for their favorite film categories from the past year.

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Tom Hanks Stars In The Tense Pirate Thriller 'Captain Phillips.'

For the second year, the academy is offering electronic voting in which a small percentage of the 289 feature films eligible for best-picture consideration will be identified by members and announced on the 16th January.

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10 Best Films Of 2013


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BEHIND THE CANDELABRA

10. Behind The Candelabra - Sadly consigned to TV in America, this Liberace biopic's lavish production design deserves to be projected on the biggest screen possible. As do great performances from Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and a hilarious Rob Lowe.
Read our 'Behind The Candelabra' Review
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STORIES WE TELL

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Getting To Know 'Saving Mr. Banks' Through Disney's Long-Time Composer, Richard Sherman


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While Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson head up the posters and marketing for Saving Mr. Banks with their turns as Walt Disney and P.L Travers; the roles of Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak as Richard and Robert Sherman – composers during Disney’s pomp – are just as pertinent and significant to the story of Mary Poppins’ journey from page to screen.

Saving Mr BanksTravers herself wasn't a big fan of made up words

The brothers, who are now separating following Robert’s death, were responsible for the most-loved, iconic music in movie history, including ‘Trust in Me’ from ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ from… you guess it; the theme tune for ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ and ‘Bedknobs & Broomsticks’.

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Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, WHO GOT SNUBBED?!


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This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes - this is the ceremony that best predicts what's going to happen at the Oscars, with Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, Crash, Return of the King, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country For Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and Argo all winning the best ensemble cast award before going on to win best picture at the Academy Awards. 

Forest Whitaker The ButlerForest Whitaker [L] in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'

Obviously, we're not really interested in who got nominated today - we want to know who got snubbed, right? Well, this article probably isn't going to be too lengthy given that most of the nominations announcement was fairly predictable.

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Review Roundup: Critics Enchanted By The Emotion And Depth Of 'Saving Mr. Banks'


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John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks is a biographical dramedy, centering on Walt Disney’s life and the creation of Mary Poppins and starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson – in short, it is practically the perfect storm for critical success. Both the story and the performances are praised throughout the internet and critics are already pegging this for an Oscar nod, or several.

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Critics are practically in awe of the charming biopic.

A particular favorite is Emma Thompson’s performance as author PL Travers – the original creator of the Mary Poppins character. As Travers, Thompson is sharp, snippy, but still relatable in her passion to protect the essence of Mary Poppins. As The Guardian’s Mark Kermode puts it, Thompson is “sheer perfection in the complex role of "Mrs PL", never allowing the author to descend into crotchety caricature, constantly suggesting a strain of melancholia behind the biting, control-freaky hautiness.”

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A Week In Movies: More High-Profile Releases, Trailers For Muscle-Man Movies, And A New Life Of Jesus


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Frozen 2013

In the wake of last week's Catching Fire fever, new releases this week are a little more low key. Thanksgiving audiences in America will be choosing between Disney's acclaimed new animated film Frozen and Spike Lee's much more adult remake of the 2003 Korean thriller Oldboy. 

Meanwhile in the UK moviegoers will get a taste of Thanksgiving in the wacky animated romp Free Birds, plus a chance to savour the awards-buzz on Saving Mr Banks, about Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) trying to coerce PL Travers (Emma Thompson) into signing over the rights to her book Mary Poppins. Read our Saving Mr. Banks review here.

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Emma Thompson Steals The Plaudits From Under Hanks' Nose In Saving Mr. Banks - Reviews


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When news of Saving Mr. Banks was announced, the words on everybody’s lips were: ‘Tom Hanks is playing Walt Disney. Cool’. But, as details of the film emerged, the characters of P.L Travers emerged as the more interesting angle. And so it has proved now the critics have taken a look.

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson as P.L Travers in Saving Mr. Banks

Perhaps it’s because Travers’ story isn’t particularly well known; not everyone was aware of the trouble she faced when Disney weighed in on her book, with a view to turning it into – as it became – one of the biggest films of all time. Either way, Thompson as Travers is the focus as Saving Mr. Banks hurtled towards a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Saving Mr. Banks Review


Excellent

This true story only barely avoids becoming sloppily sentimental, thanks to a solid cast and a final act that generates honest emotion. Awash with the Disney spirit, the film breaks free of the marketing machine to recount events that are lively and often very funny, but also manage to be sharply moving. It's the kind of crowd-pleaser that deserves to do well both at the box office and in awards ceremonies.

Set in 1961, it's the story of how Walt Disney (Hanks) finally lures PL Travers (Thompson) to Hollywood to woo her into signing over the film rights to Mary Poppins after some 20 years of pestering. She is equally determined to protect her creation, which is very close to her heart. But she agrees to work with the screenwriter (Whitford) and composers (Schwartzman and Novak) as long as she has veto power. Her demands are crazy ("I don't want the colour red anywhere in the movie!"), but everyone tries to win her over. Eventually Walt realises that he needs to find out exactly why Mary Poppins is so important to her. And that the story is more about Mary's affect on the family's father, Mr Banks, than the children.

Indeed, in parallel flashbacks we see Travers' childhood in rural 1906 Australia, where she lives as a young girl (Buckley) with her lively father (Farrell) and shattered mother (Wilson). Her dad's alcoholism is the driving force of these scenes, which feel like a completely separate film intercut with sunny 1960s Hollywood. But they add weight to Thompson's remarkably detailed performance, which is marvellously withering and hilarious, and also subtly emotional. Her interaction with the buoyant Hanks is sharp and jagged, and the film's nicest scenes are between Travers and her driver, sensitively played by Giamatti.

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Parkland Review


OK

This starry drama has documentary realism going for it, although without a single well-developed character it never finds any resonance. By recounting JFK's assassination from a variety of previously unseen angles, we learn some new things about that fateful day in November 1963. Oddly, the script doesn't even focus on the hospital that gives the film its name. That might have helped give the film some focus.

We watch the shooting in Dallas through the eyes of Abraham Zapruder (Giamatti), famously the only person to capture the event on film. He is immediately contacted by a Secret Service agent (Thornton), who helps him process the film and make copies. Meanwhile at Parkland Hospital, two residents (Efron and Hanks) and a tenacious nurse (Harden) are working against the odds to save Kennedy's life. And elsewhere, an FBI agent (Livingston) is following the trail of the shooter, whose brother and mother (Dale and Weaver) have very different reactions to what has just happened.

Writer-director Landesman jumps straight into the events without properly establishing the characters. But it's impossible to feel emotion when we don't know anything about the people we're watching, and we can't feel suspense when we know what's going to happen. So we're left to soak up the details, which are often fascinating (ever wonder how to get a coffin into a plane?). And while the actors are good enough to play the intensity of each scene for all it's worth, the only ones who register with us are Giamatti and Dale, because what their characters go through is more complex than we expect.

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You Don't Scam Tom Hanks - Actor's Insurance Broker Lands In Jail


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Well, actually, you do scam Tom Hanks. What you don’t do is get away with it. Jerry Goldman, an insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks his wife Rita Wilson, had ended up with a 27 month stretch in jail.

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Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips

The broker, according to The Hollywood Reporter, received a 27-month sentence Monday and was also was ordered to pay about $840,000 in restitution. Between 1998 and 2011, reports suggest, Goldman inflated premiums by as much as 600 percent and created fake invoices to hide the scam.

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'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa' Finally Topples 'Gravity' From The Top Of The US Box Office


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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is this weeks number one movie at the box office, ousting the mega-successful Gravity from the top spot after a three week stay. The Johnny Knoxville-starring prank fest more than doubled its estimated cost of $15 million in the first weekend alone, amassing an impressive estimate of $32 million since it was released last week.

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Bad Grandpa has topped the US box office at the first attempt

Exceeding expectations by scoring more than $30 mil. at the box office, Bad Grandpa comfortably came in first place, averaging just short of $10,000 at each cinema it opened at across America. The fourth feature length outing from the Jackass team is now the second most successful of the bunch, just about tying with the first movie and coming some way off the estimated $50 mil. made by Jackass 3-D. Box office estimates indicate that the film should end its domestic run with about $75 million.

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'Jackass Present: Bad Grandpa' Looks Like The Early Favourite To Top Weekend Box Office


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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is predicted to earn close to $30 million at the box office in it's opening weekend, according to Deadline, making it the most likely candidate to finish at the top of the box office come the end of the week. This means that after three weeks of dominating the US box office, Gravity may finally be replaced as America's favourite movie at cinemas.

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Bad Grandpa should be an easy weekend winner

Depending on what side of the $30 mil. mark it lands on, the film can become either the third or fourth most successful R-rated film of the year in terms of opening box office revenue. Should the film exceed expectations even further, it could potentially place even higher. The film already made an estimated $11 - 12 mil. on the opening day of the weekend - Friday, 25 October - and could be well on its way to exceeding the $30 mil. mark should the numbers continue to add up. Not bad for a film that only cost $15 million to make.

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Forget The Oscars, Which Actor Has The Biggest Overall Box Office Gross?


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As we approach winter, Oscars season is in full swing, with convincing predictions and hypothesis available for each and every film, actor and director in contention for any category you can think of. The frontrunners for those coveted golden statuettes include Michael Fassbender, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep.

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It’s a fine list of names, for sure. And it’s basically a given that most people would love to swap shoes with any of the aforementioned actors who we consider to be in line for at least nominations - if not a few trips to the stage - when the Oscars are handed out in March 2014.

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