"They're not here to fish"
The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Tom Hanks movie Captain Phillips and it's pretty intense. Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips himself, the movie follows the captain's ordeal when his crew and American cargo ship were captured by Somalian pirates in 2009. Phillips was eventually rescued by a team of U.S Navy Seal Team snipers after a five day-stand off, and if this first glimpse of the upcoming, big-screen interpretation is anything to go by, it will definitely not be for the faint-hearted. watch the trailer >> Posted 05.08.13 by reelz
Which of this year's actors are worthy of the industry's highest honor?
If the screenplay is the backbone of a movie and the director its eyes, the actors and actresses who bring the characters to life on screen are its heart and soul. A bad script in the hands of wonderful actors can still make for a pretty decent movie, but give a wonderful script to bad actors and you're gonna get a bad movie every time. This year, there were a considerable number of exceptionally well written movies starring talented actors and actresses released by both independent studios and the majors so there are almost too many eligible candidates to consider for Academy Award nominations. We already asked you to tell us which actresses deserve consideration come Oscar time — so far, you've chosen Jennifer Lawrence for her leading role in Silver Linings Playbook and Anne Hathaway for her supporting role in Les Miserables — now tell us which actors are worthy of the movie industry's highest honors, whether Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor.
Rate the Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Actors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.15.12 by BrentJS
That's a heck of a handshake you got there, Ed. You'll never guess who almost played the title role >> Posted 12.07.12 by Chris
The first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi epic Cloud Atlas clocked in at 5 and a half minutes, basically because, as directors Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) and Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix trilogy) explained, the movie is "hard to describe." As Tom Hanks explains in a new featurette for Cloud Atlas, the movie "is going to have a scope that's bigger than anything I've ever seen." So we guess they weren't kidding when they said it was hard to describe. watch the video >> Posted 10.16.12 by Ryan
We got our first good look at Cloud Atlas yesterday, when a score of new still images from the upcoming sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) were released online. Now, the first teaser poster has also been released, along with an an awesome, 5-plus minute trailer for the movie.
Why such a long trailer? In an introductory video released along with the trailer, the notoriously camera-shy Wachowskis and Tykwer explain that they felt they needed a "really, really, really long trailer" because the movie — which takes place in many different locations and time periods, with multiple actors playing multiple roles — is both "hard to describe" and "hard to reduce" to a single genre. see the poster and videos >> Posted 07.27.12 by BrentJS
An incredible, five-plus minute international trailer for Cloud Atlas, the new sci-fi epic co-written and co-directed by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The Matrix) and German filmmaker Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run), hit the 'net yesterday; however, it apparently was not supposed to be released online yet as it was quickly taken down by most sites. Fortunately, Warner Bros. has released, via EW, a score of official still images from the movie, so you can gaze in wonder at the complex, emotionally-charged sci-fi goodness to come.
Based on David Mitchell's award-winning 2004 sci-fi novel of the same name, Cloud Atlas is comprised of six interconnected storylines, each taking place in different locations and time periods. The impressive cast includes Matrix alum Hugo Weaving, Hugh Grant, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, Keith David, Doo-na Bae, Ben Whishaw, and Academy Award–winners Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon and Halle Berry. SEE THE NEW IMAGES >> Posted 07.26.12 by BrentJS
Actors whose projects start appearing online usually have seen better days, but when none other than Tom Hanks announced that his new series will stream on Yahoo!, you know that online media game is changing.
Yahoo! and Hanks' Playtone imprint are producing the series and apparently, Hanks has been trying to get Electric City off the ground for years, first envisioning using puppets. Hanks' 30-episode (with each ep being about three to four minutes long) animated series, Electric City, will premiere on Yahoo! this spring.
Electric City takes place in a post-apocalyptic city in the future. "On the surface, the Electric City is utopia and under the surface, Electric City is secrets and heavy-handed state control," says Erin McPherson, vice president and head of original programming at Yahoo!. "What we found really compelling is that this is perfect for a highly digital audience, a lean-forward audience who likes to utilize the medium of the Internet." more about Electric City >> Posted 01.10.12 by Chris
If you're wondering why Warner Brothers' adaptation of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has been receiving Oscar buzz, look no further than the newly released feature trailer.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, and follows newcomer Thomas Horn as a son in search of the lock box that fits a key given to him by his father (Tom Hanks) before he died in the 9/11 attacks in New York City. His journey to find the lock box takes him through the city and employs the help of several new acquaintances, played by Max Von Sydow (Shutter Island), Jeffrey Wright (Source Code) and Viola Davis (The Help). watch the trailer >> Posted 12.06.11 by Ryan
Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman gained the movie rights from Universal for Erik Larson's best-selling novel, In the Garden of Beasts. It is to be produced by their company, Playtone, which the two created in 1996 creating hits such as The Green Mile and Catch Me If You Can. Being no stranger to historical dramas, there is talk that Hanks may take the starring roll as well.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is a story about pre-W.W. II Nazi Germany told through William Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, and his socialite daughter in 1933. Larson's book was published in May 2011 and quickly became critically acclaimed. Posted 11.30.11 by reelz
Look out, Academy Awards, the first trailer for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close has arrived.
Based on the acclaimed novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is the story of a son (Thomas Horn) who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the tragic attacks on 9/11 and takes a long journey through New York City searching for the lock box that fits a key his father left him.
The movie has "potential Oscar winner" written all over it. Besides the moving story, the adaptation boasts a script from Academy Award–winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), direction from Stephen Daldry, who has been nominated for nearly every movie he has ever directed (Billy Elliot, The Hours, The Reader), and the presence of Academy Award–winning actors Hanks and Sandra Bullock. Daldry even planned to open Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but instead the movie will open at the end of the year, likely for a greater chance at Oscar consideration. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.29.11 by Ryan