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Tom Hanks Waits for Meaning, Connection and a King

4 years ago by Bilge Ebiri
Don’t hold it against Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King that its best scene is also its first. As Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) strides down a suburban street singing a modified version of Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” (“You may find yourself … without a beautiful house …...
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Tom and Hank: BFF

14 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
I know Ray Hunt and Tom Hicks gots some, ya know, pull, so why am I nonetheless surprised by the company they keep? Seriously, imagine a board meeting with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Henry Kissinger and Hicks; do they talk U.S. defense policy and international security or Texas Rangers trades? There's a...
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Tom Hanks is Producing a JFK Assassination Drama Called "Parkland"

7 years ago by Nick Rallo
Tom Hanks, who once met John F. Kennedy after downing several Dr Peppers, is currently developing a feature film with his production company Playtone about the JFK assassination. The film will be screenwriter Peter Landesman's directorial debut. According to Variety, the film will chronicle the "events leading up to JFK's...
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As Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks Goes Where Few Actors Have Dared

6 years ago by Stephanie Zacharek
Tom Hanks has built a career out of playing aggressively noble roles, so it's only natural to want to see him taken down a peg. But it's no fun to watch him suffer at the hands of Somali pirates in Paul Greengrass' true-life adventure Captain Phillips. Hanks plays the commander...
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Locksley Loves Robin Hood. Tom Hanks Loves Locksley.

11 years ago by Pete Freedman
Sometimes--especially after listening to “A Hard Day’s Night”, we long for the '60s pop days of old: catchy hooks, vocal harmonies and hand clapping sequences. Locksley is the latest modern-day act to attempt to fill that musical void. The songs on their first album, Don’t Make Me Wait, reissued September...
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Today In Music News: Big Boi Gets His Release, Tom Hanks May Love Green Day And Phil Spector Catches A Beat Down

10 years ago by Lance Lester
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, March 24, 2010...Outkast's Big Boi will finally see his new solo album earn release.Tom Hanks either really loves musicals or he really loves Green Day. I'll go with musicals for $200, Alex.Phil Spector lost some teeth from an altercation in prison...
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Boomers Count Beto Out for All the Wrong Reasons

30 days ago by Jim Schutze
The mainstream media analysis of Beto O’Rourke’s decision to kill his campaign is evidence that we now live in separate dimensions and speak different languages, defined mainly by generation. On the surface, it would be hard to poke even a pinprick into most of what was said by boomer analysts...
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Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra’s Playful, Touching Sound Made It OK for Stars to Start Bands Again

3 months ago by Danny Gallagher
When an editor gives one of their writers the task of covering a concert fronted by a celebrity who isn't known for their musical talents, it's either because they know that it will suck and the writer can turn such torture into something hilarious or the writer did something wrong...
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Cyanide & Happiness, Skybound Game Trial By Trolley Is Murdering on Kickstarter With $2.5M in Funding

4 months ago by Danny Gallagher
A party card game called Trial By Trolley is now in development by Explosm Entertainment, the Richardson studio behind the dark cartoon comedy universe Cyanide & Happiness. It has become another lode of board game gold for Explosm and Skybound Entertainment, the comic, TV show and game making powerhouse behind the...
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Toilet Seat Artist and Former Museum Owner Dies at 98

4 months ago by Meredith Lawrence
Over his lifetime, Barney Smith designed, decorated and collected roughly 1,400 toilet seat lids. The master plumber-turned-artist died Tuesday at the age of 98. From art and knickknacks to spoons, coins and stamps, human beings have amused themselves by accumulating large quantities of similar items for thousands of years. Janet...

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