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Casting: Tom Hanks Pops Into Meg Ryan's 'Ithaca,' Jason Sudeikis Is A Hit Man & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 26, 2014 11:18 AM
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Already announced as a producer on the project, it looks like Tom Hanks will reunite on screen—briefly—with Meg Ryan. The actor is set to make a cameo appearance in "Ithaca," which follows 14-year-old Homer Macauley, who is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen.

Watch: 30-Minute Documentary On 'Forrest Gump' As Film Gets IMAX Re-Release This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 12:23 PM
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Forrest Gump
Nominated for 13 Oscars, and winning 6 (including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay), and earning over $670 million worldwide, it's been twenty years since Tom Hanks stepped through American history in "Forrest Gump," and warmed the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. And while a certain backlash has developed against the movie, for this writer's worth, it's still a premium slice of cheese that often's really well acted, and even at its most overwrought, always has its heart in the right place. And now you can experience it all over again on the big screen.

Coen Brothers Writing Cold War Thriller For Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 21, 2014 9:45 AM
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Inside Llewyn Davis
Like most A-list directors, Steven Spielberg has a habit of attaching himself to projects he’ll likely never get around to making (fun fact: Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming “Interstellar” started life as a Spielberg project ) so when the legendary filmmaker began circling a Tom Hanks-starring Cold War thriller, we didn’t really give it much stock despite the shared history between the two. While we questioned whether the untitled film would “survive the development process,” DreamWorks has decided to directly challenge our cynicism and you’re going to want to sit down for this.

First Look: Tom Hanks In Tom Tykwer's 'A Hologram For The King'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2014 9:54 AM
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A Hologram For The King
The last time Tom Hanks teamed up with Tom Tykwer, it was alongside The Wachowskis for an adaptation of David Mitchell's acclaimed "Cloud Atlas." Well, Hanks clearly liked working with Tykwer, and now the fruits of their second collaboration, also based on a well-received novel, are finally seeing the light.

Casey Affleck Heads To HBO For Miniseries 'Lewis And Clark,' Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt And Edward Norton Producing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2014 4:00 PM
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If there's one actor we want to see more of, all the time, it's Casey Affleck. Last year we were lucky enough to get him in two major roles in "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" and "Out Of Furnace," while in 2014, we'll have to wait until the end of the year to see what he gets up to in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar." However, we're about get a whole lot more of Affleck in a big way, with the actor headed to the small screen.

10 One-Man Show Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • April 22, 2014 2:04 PM
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If there's any justice in the world, many of you will spend 85 minutes of your upcoming weekend in a car with Tom Hardy. "Locke," the formally-rigorous, real-time Steven-Knight-directed film opens on Friday, and it's terrific: a taut drama that unfolds like a thriller despite being a small, detail-specific, domestic story; and an absorbing Richard Burton-inflected showcase for its sole onscreen star. Hardy, aided by the offscreen voices of Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott and others via his handsfree phone ( the way Knight organized the calls, so that they came to Hardy "live" is fascinating) is just brilliant, crucially underplaying most of the time, as though aware that with only him onscreen (also immobile), the tiniest tic is magnified exponentially. It's the kind of tour de force that highlights by contrast just where so many other single-actor films go wrong.

Steven Spielberg & Tom Hanks May Reteam For Cold War Thriller

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 21, 2014 1:16 PM
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Another day, another Thing That Steven Spielberg Might Direct. The past few months have seen the filmmaker get linked to a bunch of projects as he continues to figure what his follow-up to "Lincoln" will be, including "Montezuma," a possible "West Side Story" remake and the religious drama "The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara." And so here's another one, but boosted by the possibility he'll be reteaming with a longtime collaborator.

Watch: 'Bitman Begins' & 'Ameowdeus' With Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Gary Oldman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 9:05 AM
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Ameowdeus
In case you were blessed with the superhuman ability to withstand more television after enduring the 3 1/2 hour Oscar ceremony, then perhaps you tuned in (late) last night for a very special episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Or perhaps you went straight to bed like the rest of us. But no worries, because the highlights are now online.

Watch: The Final Scene in ‘Captain Phillips’ That Should’ve Earned Tom Hanks An Oscar Nomination

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 28, 2014 9:22 AM
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A great deal in a film can be forgiven if it entirely sticks the ending, and this past year has had no better example of this than “Captain Philips." Though a capably tense and well-rendered experience for two-thirds of the narrative, Paul Greengrass’ drama still hits another level as it sends its sea-bound hostage tale toward its conclusion — and now we’ve got a spoilery reminder of why Tom Hanks deserved an Oscar nomination in a packed Best Actor lineup.

Joe Dante's 'The 'Burbs' Turns 25, Watch The Alternate Ending, Interviews, Best Scenes & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 17, 2014 1:36 PM
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The 'Burbs
Tom Hanks is two time Oscar winning actor who has been nominated five times. He won for "Forrest Gump" and "Philadelphia" and was nom'd for "Cast Away," "Big" and "Saving Private Ryan.” Some will even say he was robbed of a six nomination this year for “Captain Phillips,” that last scene alone being rather Oscar-worthy on its own. But imagine that there’s a generation out there that might not realize how far he’s come and remember that way back when, he was a pretty silly (but still awesome) comedian. The TV show “Bosom Buddies” lead to great comedy roles in "Splash," the severely underrated "The Money Pit," "Volunteers" and "Bachelor Party." In fact, it was hard to throw a rock five feet in the 1980s and not hit a comedy that Hanks was involved in. In 1988, “Big” was the first serio-comic role that earned him respect and his first Oscar nomination, but a year later one of his best and now beloved comedies arrived in the form of Joe Dante’s cult comedy “The ‘Burbs.

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