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WATCH TRAILER: In 'Saving Mr. Banks,' Hanks as Disney Courts Thompson as 'Mary Poppins' Scribe UPDATE

The first trailer from director John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson has arrived. In the film, Hanks plays Walt Disney, who brings author P.L. Travers, played by Thompson, from London to Hollywood in the early 1960s to adapt her novel "Mary Poppins" for the screen.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 11, 2013 2:02 PM
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Oscar Watch: Disney Gives 'Saving Mr. Banks' a Limited December Run Ahead of Wide Holiday Release

Early buzz is good on Disney's indie pick-up "Saving Mr. Banks," and the studio appears confident that critical reaction and word-of-mouth will be upbeat, as they are moving the anticipated year-end entry up to December 13 in limited release, ahead of its wide break set for December 20.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • June 13, 2013 9:27 PM
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Trailer Watch: Tom Hanks Fends Off Somali Pirates in Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips'

The first trailer has arrived for Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks in the real-life story of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 10, 2013 11:53 AM
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President Obama, Lena Dunham, Tom Hanks All Nab 2013 Webby Nominations

The nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been unveiled, and this year include President Barack Obama, Lena Dunham, Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks and Yahoo's "Burning Love" among the nominated pop-culture and internet superstars.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 9, 2013 1:57 PM
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In the Works: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mikhail Gorbachev Teaming for HBO's 'Gorbachev'

Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and former Soviet Union president Mikhail Gorbachev will be collaborating on HBO film "Gorbachev," chronicling the last years before the Soviet Union's fall. Hanks and DiCaprio will both be taking on executive producing roles.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 5, 2013 12:30 PM
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First-Hand Dish on Nora Ephron's Dicey 'Lucky Guy' Subject Mike McAlary

I loved Nora Ephron as a writer, and I was very sorry when she died last year. I had always dreamed about meeting her and becoming really good friends, and now that was never going to happen. Plus, I just liked to read anything and everything she wrote, and now that was over too.
  • By Gabriel Rotello
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  • April 4, 2013 2:25 PM
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Hanks Joins Women in the World Summit to Tribute Ephron

The two-day annual Women in the World summit, to be held in New York on April 4 and 5, will feature such female icons as Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador Susan E. Rice and Diane von Furstenberg, among others. Tom Hanks, currently starring on Broadway in Nora Ephron's final play "Lucky Guy," will offer a celebratory tribute to the famed screenwriter (and fairweather director) of films such as “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail,” and a woman-in-the-world if there ever was one, who died in June 2012 after a difficult trudge through leukemia.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 14, 2013 8:34 PM
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Justin Timberlake Takes Starry SNL to Season Ratings High (VIDEO)

The opening monologue of Justin Timberlake's fifth turn hosting SNL started with the premise that the multi-talented charmer was now inducted into the "five-timers club" for people that have hosted the show on five or more occasions (linked below).
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 11, 2013 2:28 AM
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When Hollywood Met Broadway: Screen Stars Hit the Stage as Stage-to-Screen Musicals (and Vice-Versa) Move Through the Pipeline

Let's face it, movie musicals are usually bad. Don't get me wrong, nobody should love them more than me: I'm a movie nerd and a musical nerd, so a movie musical should be exactly what the doctor ordered. But sometimes the whole ends up a lot less than the sum of its parts. Think pickles plus peanut butter: Just. Don't. Do it. (Or think "Rock of Ages." Exactly.) But every now and again something like "Les Miserables" happens and we remember that movie musicals can be awesome. Sure, they're bombastic and unrealistic. Yes, it's weird that people start singing on the street and orchestral music seeps out of the very air.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • February 28, 2013 12:35 PM
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MVPs of the Movies: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams Top the List

What does it take to be one of the most valuable actors of all time? 24/7 Wall St. considered this and ranked almost 700 leading actors. They found that in order to top the list, an actor needed to have starred in not just one but several high-grossing franchises
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 31, 2013 2:22 PM
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