Tag Archives: Tom Hanks
Film – Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

Film – Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

I was there. As I tell everyone who mentions this remarkable incident, I was just a couple of streets away in New York where Captain Sullenberger landed the US Airways Flight on the Hudson River. I tell them I took one look outside my apartment on this coldest of January days and decided not to […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Movie – Inferno

Movie – Inferno

I think I’ve seen the first two in this franchise on the telly box, or I may have just seen the same one a couple of times. It matters not. I haven’t been to the cinema all month, mainly because it was Birmingham Literature Festival which entices me to something at least every evening. There’s […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Movie – Hologram for the King

Movie – Hologram for the King

This wins the award for the most entertaining trailer of the year, so the film is a must-see. It sets up the story of Alan Clay (Tom Hanks – the other reason it’s a must-see), divorced, father of 1, made an error that killed of his career and is now working for a tech company, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Movie – Bridge of Spies (8½/10)

Movie – Bridge of Spies (8½/10)

Based on the true story an American insurance lawyer, James Donovan, who is given the extraordinary task of negotiating the release of an American pilot caught spying and held as hostage by the Russians in East Germany during the cold war. It’s another film where the Americans are not shown in a particularly good light, […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Movie: Saving Mr Banks

Movie: Saving Mr Banks

It’s always a thrill to anticipate a Tom Hanks film and I’ve had the pleasure of having that feeling twice this quarter, the last time for Captain Philips. This PG Disney tale is about the making of the Mary Poppins film. The story tells of Walt Disney’s (Hanks) 20 year wait to obtain the film rights […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →
Movie: Captain Phillips

Movie: Captain Phillips

With the trailer both frightening and captivating me every time I saw it, the film proposed to be almost too frightening to watch. It’s a 12a and I wouldn’t take a child to see it but then a child maybe wouldn’t find it as harrowing as I did. It is, after all, about pirates. But […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Movie – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Movie – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

A Tom Hanks film that I nearly missed; I say a Tom Hanks film but as we know from the trailers, he is dead in the movie and so appears infrequently. In fact, annoyingly, the main character that’s in every scene is young Thomas Horn who plays Oscar, the bereaved son of the Hank’s character […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →
Movie – Larry Crowne

Movie – Larry Crowne

Tom Hanks – Two words that will make me see a film, providing it’s not a heavy one about the war or being on death row. (still haven’t been able to bring myself to watch those two). Julia Roberts – Another two words, except if they are preceded by the ridiculous phrase film marketeers use, […]

2 Comments Continue Reading →