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2020 Oscars Challenge: [29] “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” — Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Brad Pitt holds the front-runner spot in Best Actor in a Supporting Role, having been sweeping the season. However, when reading how some of the Academy voters were voting, Tom Hanks name was coming up a lot. The fact that he’s playing an actual historic figure and such a beloved one on top of that, this could designate a possible upset. My bets are still on no, but if there is an upset, it will likely be Hanks.

Movie Review: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 22, 2019 “Please don’t ruin my childhood.” — Andrea Vogel (Susan Kelechi Watson) Sometimes less is more, but not in the case of “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood.” Tom Hanks captures the quirk and gravitas of the iconic Mister Rogers so perfectly. The only problem is, I wanted more. When you have a high … Read More Movie Review: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

New Trailer: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood — Official Trailer #1

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD NOVEMBER 22, 2019 DIRECTED BY: MARIELLE HELLER Official Synopsis: Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Starring: Tom Hanks, Enrico Colantoni, Matthew Rhys, Wendy Makkena, Chris Cooper, and Tammy Blanchard Screenplay By: Micah Fitzerman-Blue Noah Harpster Based On: “Can You Say…Hero?” by Tom Junod Cinematography By: Jody Lee Lipes … Read More New Trailer: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood — Official Trailer #1

New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Trailer #3

TOY STORY 4 JUNE 21, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JOSH COOLEY Official Synopsis: When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Tony Hale, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, … Read More New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Trailer #3

New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Trailer #2

TOY STORY 4 JUNE 21, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JOSH COOLEY Official Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big … Read More New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Trailer #2

New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Teaser Trailer #1

TOY STORY 4 JUNE 21, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JOSH COOLEY Official Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big … Read More New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Teaser Trailer #1

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Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” starts the award season in a big way, getting Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress, paving the way for Meryl Streep to get her 20th Academy Award nomination. Instead of Spielberg for Best Director, however, Greta Gerwig snuck in, with her highly acclaimed “Lady Bird,” as did Laurie Metcalf, taking Best Supporting Actress. Willem Dafoe rounded out the acting … Read More Oscars Watch: 2017 National Board Of Review Awards

New Trailer: The Post – Official Trailer #1

THE POST Synopsis: Ben Bradlee and Kay Graham of The Washington Post challenge the federal government for the right to publish classified information in 1971. Starring: Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep Directed By: Steven Spielberg Music By: John Williams Release Date: December 22, 2017 Studio: 20th Century Fox

2017 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Sully” – Best Sound Editing

“SULLY” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman Directed by: Clint Eastwood Written by: Todd Komarnicki Based on: “Highest Duty” by Chesley Sullenberger & Jeffrey Zaslow Cinematography by: Tom Stern Music by: Christian Jacob & The Tierney Sutton Band Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures Release Date: September 2, 2016 (Telluride) Budget: $60 million FILM SYNOPSIS: On January 15, 2009, the engines of US Airways flight 1549 … Read More 2017 Oscars Challenge: [6] “Sully” – Best Sound Editing

2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Picture

FILM SYNOPSIS: In 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, New York insurance lawyer James Donovan is enlisted to provide a pro-bono defense for Rudolf Abel, who is accused of spying for the Russians. The CIA then sends Donovan to East Berlin to conduct precarious negotiations with the Soviets to exchange Abel for a recently captured U.S. Air Force pilot, Francis Gary Powers. … Read More 2016 Oscars Challenge: [31] “Bridge Of Spies” – Best Picture

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

SAVING MR. BANKS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 22, 2014 “Saving Mr. Banks” is a film about Walt Disney made by Walt Disney Pictures, so anyone looking for a rich and dynamic look at the man’s life and especially his involvement with getting the rights to “Mary Poppins” from author P.L. Travers, will be sadly mistaken. Were there animated dancing penguins involved, this would feel much … Read More Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Movie Review: Forrest Gump (1994)

FORREST GUMP BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 29, 2014 Chances are most people recognize the phrases “run, Forrest, run” or “life is like a box of chocolates” even if the film that they come from is a mystery to them. Having been seven-years-old when “Forrest Gump” came out, it was not a film I was familiar with until much later in life. But these phrases were … Read More Movie Review: Forrest Gump (1994)

Quick Review: The Polar Express (2004)

THE POLAR EXPRESS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 13, 2014 Perfect for children, Robert Zemeckis sets the stage for the motion capture animated films to follow with “The Polar Express,” where Tom Hanks shines through as many of the characters in the film. Taking a young boy whose belief in Santa Claus begins to falter on an epic train adventure to the North Pole, this heartwarming … Read More Quick Review: The Polar Express (2004)

Quick Review: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 17, 2013 Easily one of the best war films of all time, Steven Spielberg brings to the screen a representation of WWII’s D-day that overwhelms and captivates in the most emotional, realistic, and an unforgettable 24-minute opening sequence that blows you away while opening your eyes to the loss of the war. “Saving Private Ryan” brings an all-star … Read More Quick Review: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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For Your Consideration 2013: Captain Phillips

With a tone and feel much like last year’s “Zero Dark Thirty”, which garnered countless critics’ awards and several nominations from the Academy, “Captain Phillips” will probably not be as popular, but guaranteed that this film gets recognized in nominations regardless. With a well-rounded, newspaper headline film, there’s two nominations that almost have to be locked, Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Supporting Actor … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Captain Phillips

Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 20, 2013 It’s easy to take for granted great filmmaking. Dulled down by a constant barrage of films every week, audiences expect to be entertained and stimulated as much as possible. The fact of the matter is, however, if you were to give one hundred different directors the same film to produce, you’d come up with one hundred different … Read More Movie Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

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For Your Consideration 2011: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Winning an Oscar at a prior Academy Awards ceremony definitely puts an actor/actress in the driver’s seat when it comes to getting nominated again. Sandra Bullock has enough steam to be another front-runner at this year’s Oscars and, though I have yet to see the film, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” appears like “The Blind Side” of 2011, with family values and strong emotion. … Read More For Your Consideration 2011: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

Movie Review: Larry Crowne (2011)

LARRY CROWNE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 17, 2011 Ever walk into a room and get the feeling that something is missing? “Larry Crowne” gives off that same vibe. There is a void, and initially, I could not place my finger on it, but I decided to sit down and edge out precisely what caused the bitterness I experienced following my viewing of the film. Tom … Read More Movie Review: Larry Crowne (2011)

Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)

TOY STORY 3 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 27, 2010 Travel back to 1995. The first “Toy Story” film was released and revolutionized animated films as we knew them. Not only was it revolutionary, but the film’s content was truly amazing. I remember being a kid back then and watching my VHS version of the film when it was released, transcribing the script from memory and … Read More Movie Review: Toy Story 3 (2010)