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Poster and trailer for Learning to Drive starring Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson

23 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Vertigo has released a new UK poster and trailer for Learning to Drive. Described as a “coming of (middle) age comedy” the film is directed by Isabel Coixet and stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson; take a look below…

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan book critic whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan is a softly-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her to drive in a bid to reclaim her independence, her unravelling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit but as he teaches her to take control of the wheel, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the possibility of starting life anew.

Based on a soul-searching essay by critic Katha Pollitt featured in the New Yorker, the act of learning to drive becomes a metaphor »

- Amie Cranswick

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A Hologram For The King review

23 May 2016 5:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Director Tom Tykwer tackles Dave Eggers' A Hologram For The King, with help from Tom Hanks. Here's our review...

The opening dream sequence of A Hologram For The King finds status symbols of the American dream evaporating into puffs of purple smoke as Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) paraphrases the opening of Talking Heads' Once In A Lifetime - “You may find yourself looking for your large automobile... without a beautiful house, without a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?”- to the fourth wall and then the heavens above.

This is representative of writer-director Tom Tykwer's slightly sunnier take on Dave Eggers' acclaimed novel, in which struggling salesman Alan travels to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to pitch a virtual reality conferencing system to the king. Unfortunately, Alan is on thin ice with his company, who »

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A Hologram for the King review – sappy midlife strife

22 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even Tom Hanks’s reliable hassled everyman act can’t lift this tale of an It salesman adrift in the Saudi desert

“And you may ask yourself: how did I get here?” After a heavily trailed Once in a Lifetime opening which promises snappy, sassy, satirical thrills, this midlife crisis movie (from Dave Eggers’s bestselling novel) settles into an altogether more sappy stride. Tom Hanks is Alan, an It salesman in the wake of a messy divorce, dispatched to Saudi to sell a virtual-reality system in a city that hasn’t yet been built by a king notable by his absence. Stranded in the desert, penning plaintive missives to his daughter, Alan starts to unravel, blaming his woes on a growing lump on his back, which comes to symbolise his inner sickness. Flashbacks to his home life rub shoulders with a more general malaise about outsourcing home industries to »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Movie Review – A Hologram For The King (2016)

17 May 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Hologram For The King, 2016.

Directed by Tom Tykwer.

Starring Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Tom Skerritt and Ben Whishaw.

Synopsis:

Top flight businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks) has fallen on hard times and takes a job with an It company to recoup his losses.  He’s put in charge of the team bidding for a massively lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia but, once there, he faces numerous obstacles in preparing the vital presentation.  And that’s while trying to cope with his own personal problems.

Tom Hanks returns to his familiar Everyman role in this adaptation of David Eggers’ best-selling novel.  And, as he can play that type of part in his sleep, director/writer Tom Twyker has made sure he has a back-story to chew on.  To the outside world, he’s Mr Positive, nothing appears to get him  down, but inside he’s in turmoil.  Divorce has shattered him, »

- Freda Cooper

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Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 22 — She’s Under the Fort!

16 May 2016 8:48 PM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

This is the last episode before the big finale, Blindspotters! And oh, baby… it was a good one. It also had babies! “If Love a Rebel, Death Will Render” kicks off with Jane (Jaimie Alexander) yelling at Oscar (Francois Arnaud) about Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) going to jail. He says she deserves it. Jane doesn’t seem to agree, but Sofia (Sarita Choudhury) steps out of the darkness to convince her. She does that by mentioning Daylight. • Blindspot recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode … Continue reading →

The post Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 22 — She’s Under the Fort! appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »

- Rachel Cericola

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival: ‘A Hologram for the King’ Interviews

28 April 2016 2:13 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Tom Hanks has become such a universal actor that you just can expect him to play any role and know that you’ll be entertained - even if one of those roles calls for him to pop a giant cyst growing on his spine. Blood and vomit aside, Tom Hanks shines in A Hologram for the King, a film directed by Tom Tykwer, who also directed Hanks in Cloud Atlas. The film, also starring Sarita Choudhury and Alexander Black, follows Alan Clay (Hanks) as he travels to Saudi Arabia to sell the king hologram technology.

The film remarkably combines excellent visuals with a depressingly lonely story of Alan, almost akin to Lost in Translation. What is so remarkable about the film, however, is that it has no agenda in trying to compare and contrast Saudi Arabia from Alan’s American culture; but rather, we see the world through Alan’s »

- Catherina Gioino

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Film Review: Tom Hanks Delivers in ‘A Hologram for the King’

25 April 2016 8:29 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Tom Hanks is using his golden years as a vehicle to stretch his performance skills, and his role as a sort of “Death of a Salesman” spin in “A Hologram for the King” gives him an opportunity to keep stretching. The stylish film floats within the focus on his character, and he delivers.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Based on a Dave Eggers novel, “A Hologram for the King” has a lot going on, as Hanks portrays a character with one last shot at making the sale in the oddball Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Director Tom Tykwer (“Cloud Atlas”) adds some European-style visuals to the story, and the whole things works because the blend is right. Hanks handles the path of the role through a nice progression, and uses his world weariness as an older actor effectively. The story peters out a bit towards the end, but in general the movie is entertaining, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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[Review] A Hologram For The King

25 April 2016 9:14 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Even while it was in production, Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King fostered a dual atmosphere of intrigue and questionability. After all, it was based off a lesser and somewhat inconsequential novel by Dave Eggers, whose own evocative prose styling was the sole reason to experience it on the page. It didn’t boost confidence that most of the book’s most compelling virtues were precisely the sort of nuances that get cut in a cinematic adaptation. On that proverbial other hand, Tykwer isn’t exactly a filmmaker who travels traditional Hollywood pathways when adapting challenging works; he found the odd and distinctive hearts of both David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (which he co-directed with the Wachowskis) and Patrick Suskind’s Perfume. Perhaps then, it isn’t surprising that Hologram ends up somewhere in the middle of what we would expect; instead of trying to overcome its slight, »

- Nathan Bartlebaugh

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Tom Hanks Nervously Prepares to Sell a Hologram in A Hologram for the King

22 April 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's all starting to come together for Tom Hanks in this exclusive clip from his upcoming film A Hologram for the King. Based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name, A Hologram for the King follows Alan Clay (Hanks), a depressed and recently divorced American businessman, as he travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the country's king. In the clip, Alan and his team are prepping for their presentation after experiencing a slew of delays. Hanks' character stands off to the side nervously watching as they test the machine's "movement ratio" and "projection stability" one last time. »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Tom Hanks Nervously Prepares to Sell a Hologram in A Hologram for the King

22 April 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It's all starting to come together for Tom Hanks in this exclusive clip from his upcoming film A Hologram for the King. Based on the Dave Eggers novel of the same name, A Hologram for the King follows Alan Clay (Hanks), a depressed and recently divorced American businessman, as he travels to Saudi Arabia to sell a holographic teleconferencing system to the country's king. In the clip, Alan and his team are prepping for their presentation after experiencing a slew of delays. Hanks' character stands off to the side nervously watching as they test the machine's "movement ratio" and "projection stability" one last time. »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Sarita Choudhury Talks Working with Tom Hanks in A Hologram for the King: It Made My Parents 'Proud'

22 April 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarita Choudhury is making her parents proud. The actress, who plays Tom Hanks' love interest in A Hologram for the King, said working alongside the veteran actor was an especially meaningful experience because of what it meant to her parents. "To do a movie with someone like Tom Hanks that when you tell your dad, your dad knows who Tom Hanks is - it feels like you're finally giving back to your parents," Choudhury, 49, tells People. "It's like you've actually done something that they can recognize and there's something in me that makes them super proud." And it turns out, »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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Sarita Choudhury Talks Working with Tom Hanks in A Hologram for the King: It Made My Parents 'Proud'

22 April 2016 8:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Sarita Choudhury is making her parents proud. The actress, who plays Tom Hanks' love interest in A Hologram for the King, said working alongside the veteran actor was an especially meaningful experience because of what it meant to her parents. "To do a movie with someone like Tom Hanks that when you tell your dad, your dad knows who Tom Hanks is - it feels like you're finally giving back to your parents," Choudhury, 49, tells People. "It's like you've actually done something that they can recognize and there's something in me that makes them super proud." And it turns out, »

- Chancellor Agard, @chancelloragard

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A Hologram For The King Review [Tribeca 2016]

22 April 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tom Hanks has made a career out of playing, with great aplomb, nice guys stuck in weird, confusing, or untenable situations. The actor once again uses that uncanny ability to diverting effect in Tom Tykwer’s meandering yet oddly entertaining A Hologram for the King.

Hanks is Alan Clay, an American It salesman sent to Saudi Arabia to pitch his company’s technology for a city complex being built in the middle of the desert by the King of Saudi Arabia. He arrives, jet-lagged and anxiety-ridden, to find that his It team have been set up in a tent with no Wi-Fi, and that the city, conceived as a home for millions, has not even been built yet.

Clay grapples with everything from recalcitrant officials, absent kings, a personal driver who may be the object of an assassination, and a strange growth on his back, all while trying to hold »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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A Hologram For The King – Review

21 April 2016 9:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Usually when the Middle East shows up in modern films it’s the setting for dramas and thrillers. The troubled global “hot spot” has been the backdrop for “based on a true story” tales of the military with American Sniper and one of the first flicks to be released this year, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi. So it’s surprising that this region has been the setting for two comedies this year (Salmon Fishing In The Yeman tested the waters five years ago). And one big source of the humor is the culture clash when Americans arrive there. It’s the old “fish out of water” recipe for laughs. A couple of months ago, it was Tina Fey butting heads in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. And now arriving in Saudi Arabia is the affable everyman (really every-American-man) Tom Hanks, an actor familiar with that comedy trope, going back thirty years »

- Jim Batts

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Tom Hanks: His best performances to date

20 April 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

This week, both at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as opening in theaters, we have an independent movie that stars Tom Hanks. Especially considering how infrequently Hanks acts in small films these days, this is something to take notice of. The film in question? Well, it’s A Hologram for the King, of course. Side note, this is another example of a thing that I mentioned yesterday, namely that a Tribeca title is going basically straight to general release. There’s another one of these still to discuss before the week is out, but right now, Hanks’ flick is what is in the spotlight. I see it tomorrow, so instead of delving too deep into it, I’ll be looking at his career and what I feel are his best performances so far to date. Fun, right? We’ll, here goes nothing! Quickly, a bit on the film itself. »

- Joey Magidson

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Tribeca Film Review: Tom Hanks in ‘A Hologram for the King’

19 April 2016 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “A Hologram for the King,” Dave Eggers’ seriocomic lament for the American Dream, a sad-sack businessman loses himself amid the shimmering sands and empty skyscrapers of a Saudi Arabian metropolis-in-the-making — an appropriately surreal, mirage-like backdrop for a journey where failure and frustration are very much the point. But a different kind of frustration gradually takes hold in writer-director Tom Tykwer’s intriguingly offbeat film adaptation, which broadens the story’s humorous and romantic elements at the expense of its deeper, more existential qualities: Not unlike the holographic display referenced in the title, the result plays like a striking but somewhat faltering visual projection of its source material. Still, the movie does make the most of another sly, persona-tweaking performance from Tom Hanks, which should do its part to boost commercial interest when Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions releases it April 22, following its Tribeca Film Festival premiere.

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- Justin Chang

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Trailer For New Tom Hanks Film 'A Hologram For The King' Is Here!

29 March 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Tom Hanks is back, and this time around he's lending his considerable talents to A Hologram For The King. The film based on the best-selling novel by Dave Eggers, is directed by Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas, Run Lola Run).

The film's got a new UK trailer, and you can see it right here:

A beautiful doctor (Sarita Choudhury) and a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) help an American businessman (Tom Hanks) who's trying to close the deal of a lifetime in Saudi Arabia.

A Hologram For The King opens on April 20.

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New trailer & UK poster for Tom Hanks in ‘A Hologram for the King’

26 March 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Based on the best-selling novel by Dave Eggers, A Hologram for the King is an unusual movie to bring to the big screen but with Tom Hanks on board, a man who loves stories where folks ‘find themselves’ again, they’re sure to bring in the audiences they’re aiming for and this new trailer antes up the feel-good factor.

Hanks plays Alan Clay, a man who’s lost his job, his wife and most things aren’t going too well as he heads off to a new, modern metropolis in the Arabian desert. He’s there to try and sell his American company’s teleconferencing system but things don’t go to plan there either… because the king has already lost interest.

Directed by Tom Tykwer, it also stars Homeland‘s Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tom Skerritt and Ben Whishaw. You can find it in UK cinemas from 20 May! »

- Dan Bullock

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Tom Hanks Is Trying To Make A Deal In New U.K. Trailer For 'A Hologram For The King'

25 March 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Earlier this month, the first trailer for "A Hologram For The King" arrived, and it was saddled with the kind of goofy voice-over we don't associate with the films of Tom Hanks these days. However, a new U.K. trailer has landed for Tom Tykwer's picture which corrects that approach, while serving up some fresh footage along with way. Read More: Tribeca Film Fest Adds 'A Hologram For The King,' 'Elvis & Nixon' And More Based on the novel by Dave Eggers, and also featuring Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Whishaw and Tom Skerritt, the fish-out-of-water story follows a businessman whose job is on the line, as he has to make a lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia. Here's the synopsis:  In Tom Tykwer’s wryly comic adaptation of Dave Eggers’ novel, Tom Hanks stars as a struggling American businessman who travels to Saudi Arabia to »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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UK poster and trailer for A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks

25 March 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new UK poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming comedy drama A Hologram for the King which reunites director Tom Tykwer with his Cloud Atlas star Tom Hanks; check them out below…

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).

A Hologram for the King is set for release on April 22nd in the States and on May 20th in the UK.

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- Amie Cranswick

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