It’s no easy feat to transform yourself into one of the most recognizable figures in TV history, but leave it to Tom Hanks to make it work. Hanks takes on the role of Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, delivering a wonderful performance that pays tribute to Rogers while never dipping into impersonation territory. In a new Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood featurette below, Hanks and director Marielle Heller discuss how Hanks turned himself into Mr. Rogers for the film.
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In these trying times, we could all use a little more Mr. Rogers in our lives. Unfortunately, the beloved children’s television host has long since passed away. But director Marielle Heller and actor Tom Hanks are trying to give us the next best thing: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a film that celebrates how gosh-darn nice Fred Rogers was. The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood featurette below has Hanks, Heller, and co-star Matthew Rhys discussing what made Roger so special.
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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks previously brought the stirring World War II drama of Band of Brothers and The Pacific to HBO. But with Spielberg tooting the horn for Apple TV+, it should come as no surprise that his latest war drama collaboration with Hanks is heading to the forthcoming streaming service instead of sticking with cable.
Masters of the Air is a new event limited series heading to Apple+ from Speilberg’s own Amblin Television and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman‘s Playtone production banner. The series is based on Donald L. Miller’s book, which carries the full title of Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany. Find out more below. Read More »
Toy Story 4 surprised us all earlier this summer by somehow providing an even more satisfying (possible) conclusion to the Pixar Animation franchise. The movie gave Woody (Tom Hanks) a proper send-off after following him for four adventures that significantly changed him along the way. But it almost gave Woody’s companion Bo Peep (Annie Potts) a much worse ending than what we saw, and it makes us wonder how it would have changed the rest of the film’s conclusion. Read More »
Tom Hanks failed to land on the moon in the real life story of Apollo 13 in 1995. But Paramount Pictures will soon have the Oscar winner spend plenty of time on the lunar surface thanks to a new feature film inspired by a classic Mattel action figure.
Major Matt Mason is an astronaut action figure who was created in the 1960s when the United States was competing with the Soviet Union in the heated space race to be the first to land on the moon. And now Tom Hanks will play the character in a movie based on the popular toy. Find out more about the Major Matt Mason movie below. Read More »
Over the weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures made some adjustments to their release calendar for the next couple of years. First up, the studio decided to move Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel Dune out of the busy weekend before Thanksgiving. And then they added to the fall of 2021 by setting a date for the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic from Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann. Find out when you can catch both of these movies below. Read More »
Everybody loves Mr. Rogers. Everybody loves Tom Hanks. Therefore it only makes sense that Hanks would play the legendary television host in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a fictionalized drama inspired by a true story. Matthew Rhys plays a cynical journalist sent to profile Fred Rogers, and wouldn’t ya know it – the endless niceness of Mr. Rogers gets through to his cold heart. Watch the A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood trailer below.
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Baz Luhrmann has found his Elvis. Austin Butler will play the King of Rock and Roll in Luhrmann’s upcoming, untitled film chronicling the troubled relationship between Elvis Presley and his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Tom Hanks is set to play Parker. Several young actors were competing for the role of Elvis, but the relatively unknown Butler ultimately won out.
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Toy Story 4 is playing in theaters everywhere now. But some people may not yet have been convinced to see it in theaters, so Pixar Animation has released another sneak peek of the animated sequel that introduces a new character named Giggle McDimples (voiced by Ally Maki). Plus, we get to see different versions of Combat Carl (Carl Weathers), who first debuted as an unfortunately blown up action figure in the original Toy Story, but got a more proper introduction in the TV special Toy Story of Terror. Watch the new Toy Story 4 clip below. Read More »
The Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump is getting the 4K Blu-ray treatment, and if you’re a fan of Robert Zemeckis‘s film, you’re in luck. We’re giving away a free copy of the 4K Blu-ray to one lucky winner, and you don’t have to run across the country to win. Details on how to win the Forrest Gump 4K Blu-ray await you below.
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