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Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023
Sentimental tales about grumpy old men and American decline have, until recently, typically been the domain of Clint Eastwood.
But in "A Man Called Otto," Marc Forster's adaptation of Fredrik Backman's bestseller and a remake of the 2016 Swedish film "A Man Called Ove," it's Tom Hanks...
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2022
After a string of live-action remakes, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "The Lion King," the Walt Disney Co. has finally gotten around to " Pinocchio." Along the way, there have been some nice performances, enormous heaps of CGI and, lest anyone forget, one very blue Will Smith.
Thursday, Jun. 23, 2022
The brief life of Elvis Presley is not something that fits neatly into a conventional biopic formula, though many have tried. It was, perhaps, always going to take a director as wild and visionary as Baz Luhrmann to do something that evokes the essence of the King's 42 years. Luhrmann knows...
Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2022
On the day of Austin Butler's final screen test for "Elvis," director Baz Luhrmann threw everything at him.
Butler had spent five months building up to that moment, workshopping the role with Luhrmann, doing hair and make-up tests, rehearsing the songs. Against the odds, Butler had...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
Tom Hanks doesn't need a human or even a sentient acting partner to make a film or a scene sing. Think Wilson the volleyball, Hooch and even that laptop from "You've Got Mail." So it's not at all surprising if he's the first guy on the list for your post-apocalyptic film about a man, a robot and...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
Aaron Schneider made his first major industry mark as a cinematographer, lensing assorted music videos and commercials. He gained high profile recognition as an Emmy-nominated and two-time ASC Award-winning DP, all for his work on the TV series Murder One. The ASC Awards came in...
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020
Tom Hanks rides a horse and blasts a six-shooter in his new film, "News of the World." Some of you might be thinking this must be his first cowboy role. To those, we respond: Have you forgotten about Woody so soon?
All of Hanks — not just his voice — is employed in this second cowboy...
Monday, Jul. 6, 2020
Since contracting COVID-19 in March, Tom Hanks has been, by most measures, busy. He and his wife, Rita Wilson, flew home after recuperating in Australia, where he had been shooting Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley film. He hosted a from-home episode of "Saturday Night Live," an already distant...
Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, were released from an Australian hospital on Tuesday, five days after they were diagnosed with the new coronavirus, media reported.
Queensland state's health department would not comment on media reports that the 63-year-old celebrities had been...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Tom Hanks has never played a superhero. But when the actor recently donned a very simple cardigan sweater, and the slacks to go with it, he felt like one.
"I felt like Batman. It felt like I was wearing the cape and the cowl of the Dark Knight detective," Hanks says. "There's only one...