Articles tagged tom hanks

Carly Rae Jepsen on “I Really Like You” (video)

Pop megastar Carly Rae Jepsen explains how she got Tom Hanks to lip-sync to her new song "I Really Like You".

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6 Jul 2011 // 6:30 AM

Fourth of July puzzle: Are America and Tom Hanks out of step?

LOS ANGELES—Few mountains in moviedom are harder to climb than the one “Larry Crowne” has just tried to scale. Told in the unfashionable genre

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29 Nov 2009 // 9:00 PM

Angels & Demons

A slight upgrade from its predecessor is not enough to recommend such a forgettable production.

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15 May 2009 // 4:28 AM

Angels & Demons

A Harvard professor is an unlikely candidate for the hero of a summer blockbuster, and Angels & Demons demonstrates exactly why. The film is filled with talk, talk, talk.

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11 May 2009 // 5:07 AM

Tom Hanks shows he still knows how to make a splash

Tom Hanks must have done something heinous in his life, right? Something awful? Nasty? Unspeakable? Unprintable? Something he wouldn’t tell his mother? No? Cheated

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Part 5: Toy Story 2 to Titus (November - December 1999)

On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.

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23 Apr 2008 // 10:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Sorkin's signature dialogue -- smart, rapid fire chatter that packs a punch -- makes this the most engaging poli-sci class you'll ever attend.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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20 Dec 2007 // 8:00 PM

Charlie Wilson’s War

Like The West Wing, Charlie Wilson's War is leftish and glib, entertaining and exasperating, and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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27 Sep 2007 // 3:08 AM

Taking it personally: ‘The War’ hits home

Dec. 8, 1941, Camp Claiborne, La. My dearest Ethel: You undoubtedly want to know what’s been going on in the past day. Naturally, with Japan’s

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Ken Burns’ Arithmetic of War: ‘The War’ Premieres Tonight

To its credit, The War considers the terrible effects of difference. But even as it argues that representations can make differences, it also exemplifies how limited vision can reinforce them.

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That Thing You Do! - The Directors Cut (1996)

That Thing You Do!, the movie, is humorous and entertaining. Skip the annoying extras, and you'll actually enjoy it.

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Big

11 Jun 2007 // 10:00 PM

Big

Over the course of eight months, four body switch movies were released in the late '80s. Only one Big remains standing.

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Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

In Chris Paine’s witty and very partisan documentary, we are presented with the sad but familiar tale of corporate greed and corruption shaping our daily lives -- shaping it without our support, but with our apathy.

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12 Nov 2006 // 3:00 PM

The Da Vinci Code (2006)

If religion, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, is the fashionable substitute for belief, then The Da Vinci Code, judging by author Dan Brown’s quasi religious following, has asserted itself as the fashionable substitute for religion

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19 May 2006 // 2:00 AM

The Da Vinci Code

In straining to make its spaces and secrets 'scary', Da Vinci literalizes thoughts and dreams, and abandons mystery and nuance.

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Toy Story: 10th Anniversary Edition (1995)

Ten years on, much of Pixar's Toy Story, the first computer-animated feature film, is as sweet and smart as ever.

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6 Dec 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Terminal (2004)

The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.

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11 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Polar Express (2004)

It's part Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and part Terry Gilliam's Brazil, that is, just this side of sinister.

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'Epitaph' Dispels Hollywood Myths About the Gunfight at O.K. Corral

// Re:Print

"Doria Russell finds heroes in the errant in Epitaph, a novel that captures the realities of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and much more.

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