the post early buzz

The Post could not have come at a better time, if first reactions to Steven Spielberg‘s ode to journalism are anything to go by. Set in 1971, The Post recounts the events following the New York Times’ publication of the Pentagon Papers. Determined to follow the Times’ lead, Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) face the wrath of the U.S. government over the course of the Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers, which divulge a decades-spanning cover-up of government secrets regarding the Vietnam War.

The embargo for social media reactions to The Post has been lifted, and critics are raving about how timely and important Spielberg’s latest film is in an era in which journalism is being assaulted.

See The Post early reactions below.

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john oliver wax presidents

Remember that time that John Oliver spent $13,700 in a bidding war for wax figures of U.S. presidents against Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Rachel Maddow? That super wonky and pricy move begat Oliver’s movie trailer for his ideal Warren G. Harding biopic, featuring Anna Kendrick and Laura Linney acting the hell out of their wax co-star.

And because we’re nearing the closing months of 2017, it’s only fitting that Last Week Tonight pulls off something even more admirably ridiculous. Think of this as a highly anticipated sequel to “Harding,” in a shared cinematic universe of world-saving wax presidents, led by a resolute Tom Hanks.

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The Post Trailer

There aren’t many filmmakers who could attach themselves to a movie in March, lock down a cast headlined by the likes of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, start shooting in May, and have the film locked and ready for awards season that very same year. But Steven Spielberg isn’t your average director, and that’s exactly what he did with The Post, his new film about the controversial publication of the Pentagon Papers back in the 1970s. Hot on the heels of the first images from the movie, the first trailer has arrived and you can check it out below.
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The Post first look

There’s a new Steven Spielberg film due out before 2017 comes to a close and we haven’t had an official look at it. Until now. While we await an inevitable trailer for Spielberg’s new film The Post, a new image has appeared online, giving us our first glimpse at the historical drama that stars Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and one heck of a supporting cast.

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tom hanks to star in bios

It’s a classic story: a man, his dog, and the robot surrogate that he builds for it. Throw Tom Hanks and a Game of Thrones director in the mix, and you’ve got the makings of a pretty intriguing sci-fi movie.

Tom Hanks has been cast in the “hot spec” package Bios, a science-fiction film set to be directed by Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, known for helming the fan-favorite “Battle of the Bastards” episode in season 6.

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David S. Pumpkins, arguably one of the most popular Saturday Night Live characters in recent memory and unquestionably the most famous character of Tom Hanks‘ entire career, was too good to be a one time thing. At least according to NBC, who have given the go-ahead to a David S. Pumpkins animated special to air this October. And yes, Hanks will return to voice everyone’s favorite pumpkin-suited ghoul. Any questions? Oh, there are? Glad you asked! Read more about the David S Pumpkins animated special below.

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Erin Carlson’s I’ll Have What She’s Having: How Nora Ephron’s Three Iconic Films Saved the Romantic Comedy makes just that conclusion as well — on a much broader scale. Carlson’s book, which explores Ephron’s unlikely rise from acerbic essayist to the queen of romantic comedy, turns a loving eye towards her three most famous movies and the people behind all their moving parts. It’s a nostalgic, frothy read punctured by moments of insight from Carlson and melancholy from Ephron’s own life, as well as the underlying struggle of female creatives in the male-dominated Hollywood.

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Cantankerous and Tom Hanks aren’t two things you think would go together, but it looks like they will soon.

America’s Dad is going to become America’s Grumpy Next Door Neighbor in The Man Called Ove, an English-language remake of a 2015 Swedish comedy film that Hanks will produce and star in. The story is based on Fredrik Backman‘s best-selling novel of the same name. Hit the jump to learn more about The Man Called Ove remake.

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