Tom Hanks

The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Man Up’

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After a brief, Sundance-induced hiatus last week, our home media column is back and our cup runneth over – seven movies this week instead of the customary five. (But if it evens it out for you, at least three are movies most other critics don’t recommend.) The spectrum this week runs from a Best Picture nominee to a first-person dating documentary to a charmingly goofy rom-com; a little something for everyone, in other words, even you fans of mediocre Bill Murray movies.
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10 Hilariously Deceptive DVD Covers

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It’s of kind of heartwarming that Dinklage is now a marketable name, considering part of his role in the film is complaining about how people of his stature are underused in cinema; it’s also the most recent example of DVD and Blu-ray distributors using a secondary actor’s subsequent fame as a slightly dishonest selling point. …Read More

Watch the New Trailer for Spielberg and the Coen Brothers’ Cold War Thriller, ‘Bridge of Spies’

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Steven Spielberg is reuniting with Tom Hanks — who, through the film, is also, incidentally and very excitingly, reuniting with the Coen Brothers — for his upcoming based-on-true-events Cold War film, Bridge of Spies. The movie’s first U.S. trailer was unveiled last month, but today saw the release of the UK trailer, with new footage. 
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A Tom Hanks Tribute Show Highlighting the Actor’s ’80s and ’90s Best

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An everyman who made it to the A-list, star Tom Hanks captures a nerdy charm, earnest heart, and an occasional quiet sexiness in his characters. Los Angeles pop culture purveyors Gallery 1988 have dedicated an entire exhibition to the actor, No Sad Stuff — inspired by his films between 1984 and 1994, Hanks’ golden years. Big, Splash, Turner and Hooch, The Burbs, A League of Their Own, and Forrest Gump make the cut. The group show is on view through June 20, but you can see a preview of the Hanks homage in our gallery.
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Every Steven Spielberg Movie, Ranked

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Forty years ago this week, Universal Pictures released the film adaptation of a pulpy bestseller and watched as it became a hit beyond their wildest dreams — breaking box office records, changing the movie business forever, and turning its director from a promising young hotshot into one of the most bankable filmmakers in the business. The film, as you’ve probably guessed, was Jaws, and the director was Steven Spielberg, who used that film as a launching pad into one of the most lauded (and profitable) careers in movie history. So on this anniversary of Spielberg’s ascension into the stratosphere, we look back at that career, stacking up all of his feature films to …Read More