Finch release

Bios, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama where Tom Hanks plays a scientist who creates an android to watch over his dog, has a new title and a new home. The film is now called Finch and it’s headed to Apple TV+. Amblin Entertainment produced the film, and it was originally going to be distributed by Universal Pictures in theaters this August. Now, Apple TV+ is planning on releasing it sometime later this year. This isn’t Hanks’s first film to move from theaters to Apple TV+, either. His World War II drama Greyhound was originally set up at Sony before moving to the streaming service.

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new tom hanks heroes

It had to be Tom Hanks.

There was no one else but the legendary actor to host the 2021 inaugural celebration. The authoritative and avuncular presence of Hanks, who for many was the first person whose COVID-19 diagnosis made the virus’ threat feel real, represented a tentative hope that the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel was brightening. America’s Dad was here to assure us everything would be okay.

Yet just two weeks after the attempted insurrection at the Capitol, Hanks’ close association with America’s democratic values gave the proceedings additional thematic heft. Framed against the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., Tom Hanks did not appear to stand in front of them so much as he stood amongst them. Here, too, was a powerful projection of the country’s spiritual leadership.

Hanks is one of few contemporary actors who truly merits the label of “iconic” in the vein of an old-fashioned movie star. To some extent, he’s always playing the idea of himself for us – but it works because people understand the ideals for which he stands. Hanks’ storied career exemplifies a commitment to duty, honor, and service with a particular civically-minded bent in everything from the persona to the performances.

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news of the world clip exclusive

In News of the World, Tom Hanks is a Civil War veteran who travels from town to town to read folks the news. Along the way, he comes across an orphaned child (Helena Zengel) and accepts the responsibility of bringing her home. But the journey will not be without peril. The Paul Greengrass-directed film is headed to digital and Blu-ray this month, and to mark the occasion, we’re debuting an exclusive News of the World clip.

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elvis movie release date

Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis was one of the first movie productions to be affected by the COVID-19 when star Tom Hanks announced he and wife Rita Wilson had both tested positive for coronavirus. Now, a year later, things have come full-circle and Warner Bros. is officially delaying the movie to 2022. Originally, Elvis was supposed to open this upcoming November but will now arrive in the summer of 2022.

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Bios release date

Bios, a new sci-fi film from director Miguel Sapochnik that stars Tom Hanks as a guy who builds a robot to watch over his dog (yes, really) is moving from April to August. The Universal Amblin Entertainment title was supposed to arrive in theaters on April 16 but will now arrive in August. The release date change is just the latest example of Hollywood studios trying to figure out when and where to release their new movies as the coronavirus pandemic continues to interfere with the traditional theatrical model.

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Celebrating America

It’s been a very long four years, but Donald Trump’s days as President of the United States are almost over – and thank heavens for that. On January 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, but Biden’s inauguration is guaranteed to be different from those of his predecessors. For one thing, we’re still in the midst of a deadly pandemic. For another, there are alarming talks of potential threats following last week’s Capitol riots. In short, while we may be turning the page, everything is still an anxiety-ridden nightmare.

But the Presidential Inaugural Committee is forging ahead the best they can, and they’ve put together a TV special to kick things off. The special is called Celebrating America, and will be hosted by America’s dad, Tom Hanks.

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news of the world review

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a newsman. No, he doesn’t report the news. Nor does he work for a newspaper. Instead, he drifts from town to town on his rickety horse-drawn cart and brings the news to those too weary, too busy, and otherwise unable to read it themselves. For a small fee, Kidd will stand up in front of a meeting room and comb through the pages of newspapers, looking for stories to tell. And not just any stories. “Something to take us away from our troubles,” he tells the crowds over and over again. It’s a lovely little concept, and when you have Tom Hanks as the guy telling the stories, it’s hard not to hang on every word.

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news of the world release

News of the World may reach the rest of the world before it reaches the States. The Paul Greengrass period drama starring Tom Hanks is currently working through a deal that would give its overseas distribution to Netflix, which would release the film on its streaming service internationally. Universal is still planning to release the film theatrically in the U.S. this December.

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News of the World featurette

“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. Read More »

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News of the World trailer

Look at him. Look at him. Tom Hanks is the captain now in News of the World, a western which reunites him with his Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass. Hanks plays Captain Jefferson Kidd (I told you he was the captain!), a man who travels across the plains reading the news to small-town folk who otherwise would never hear it.

This is the actor’s first western, and it looks like the kind of old-school throwback that doesn’t come around too often in the modern Hollywood landscape. Check out the brand new trailer below.
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