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Where in the World Is Barack Obama? We Investigate

8 May 2017 6:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Image Source: Getty / Bruce Glikas Barack Obama's last day in the White House was on Jan. 20, and he settled into permanent vacation mode in a matter of hours. Since walking out of our lives, Barack has been popping up all over the world, making stops in the Us Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and NYC. Because of his new and improved globetrotter status, it's been pretty difficult to keep track of where he is, so we've made it easier for you by rounding up all the places Barack has visited since his White House departure. Related18 Times President Obama Was Unequivocally You Image Source: Splash News Online Rancho Mirage, CA: Fresh out of the White House, Barack hit up Oracle founder Larry Ellison's private golf club on Jan. 21. He was spotted lining up his shot and driving around in a golf cart. Us Virgin Islands: A week and a half later, »

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The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film

24 April 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

You could argue that Tom Hanks had Oscar acting ability as Uncle Ned on Family Ties but then you’d be lying to yourself.  You could say there were hints of his greatness even before that in Bosom Buddies but you’d be lying to yourself then too.  How about Bachelor Party?  Nope.  The Money PitSplash?  These were all good movies and I think we’d all agree that Hanks was great in all of them but at what point did he transform from comedy into the guy you see today? Many say that Hanks really showed how good an actor he

The Moment Tom Hanks Had the Chops To Win An Oscar Came in a 1986 Film »

- Nat Berman

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Nine Actors Who Reinvented Themselves and Revitalized Their Careers

21 April 2017 10:45 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Some actors manage to catch lightning in a bottle twice. It’s impressive enough to find your niche in Hollywood’s A-list even once. Occasionally, an actor will reinvent him/herself and begin a new phase of their careers that will be even more successful than it was before. Here are nine actors who had a cinematic rebirth. 

Liam Neeson-  Neeson has had a long career, and the early part of it was in dramatic roles. An intense dramatic actor, he apeared in films like The Dead Pool, Dark Man, Schindler’s List, Rob Roy and Les Miserables. His career rebirth came after playing Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars-Episode one: The Phantom Menace. After that, he got more offers for actions parts and recreated himself as an action hero in films like Gangs of NY, Batman Begins, Taken, Clash of the Titans, the A-Team, Unknown, the Grey, Taken 2, »

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Ron Howard to direct economics biopic Hillbilly Elegy

10 April 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Tony Sokol Apr 11, 2017

J.D. Vance’s hard economic lessons will be taught on the big screen, with Ron Howard helming Hillbilly Elegy...

Ron Howard (you probably don't need reminding that his directorial CV includes The Da Vinci Code, Splash, Appolo 13, A Beautiful Mind and last summer’s Beatles concert movie Eight Days A Week, do you?) is lined up to direct and produce a politically-charged film by the name of Hillbilly Elegy, Variety reports. 

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The film is based on The New York Times Best Selling memoir by J.D. Vance, which chronicles his journey from living in poverty to gracing CNN as an economics expert.

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance was published by Harper Collins and topped the Nyt list twice, in August 2016 and January 2017.

The author was raised by his strong and larger than life grandmother in Middletown, »

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Tom Hanks' film debut was a drama about Dungeons & Dragons

28 March 2017 6:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Mar 29, 2017

Mazes And Monsters provided the first feature role for a young Tom Hanks in 1982 - and warned against the perils of Dungeons & Dragons...

Where there's great popularity, there's sometimes an equal and opposite backlash. Pokemon has occasionally been accused of promoting everything from Satanism to animal cruelty. The book Why Knock Rock, published in 1984, warned of the morally corrosive dangers hidden in the music of Judas Priest, Kiss and Led Zeppelin.

Before all this, there was the moral panic surrounding Dungeons & Dragons. From humble beginnings, the role-playing game quickly became a phenomenon in the 1970s, taking the company behind it - Tactical Studies Rules, founded by Gary Gygax - from a tiny cottage industry to a 600-strong firm by the end of the decade.

Dungeons & Dragons' brilliance lies in its freeform design; with only a few raw materials - dice, counters, a rulebook - the game conjures »

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'Splash': THR's 1984 Review

9 March 2017 8:47 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On March 9, 1984, Buena Vista and Ron Howard brought mermaid film Splash to theaters, starring Tom Hanks, John Candy and Daryl Hannah. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below.

Splash, the story of a lovelorn bachelor who falls in love with a mermaid, deserves high marks both for technical verisimilitude and artistic merit. It's a rambunctious comedy, coming from director Ron Howard who, with his previous, wacky Night Shift, unarguably shows that beneath that Opie Taylor/Richie Cunningham persona, there's a wild and crazy spirit. 

Splash should prove a refreshing dip for audiences, yet the film's outlandish premise may hinder »

- THR Staff

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Will You be Reading Tom Hanks’ Collection of Short Stories?

21 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Tom Hanks has been dominating Hollywood for nearly 30 years now.  What began as a television career characterized by dressing as a woman in Bosom Buddies, to taking that comedic talent to the big screen in films like Bachelor Party, The Money Pit, and even Splash, became one of the biggest acting success stories in all of Hollywood.  I personally think it was the movie “Big” that truly got him on the path to greatness.  While that film in and of itself was a “comedy,” you could see the dramatic Hanks coming out.  Then, not too many years later he

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Richard Portman, ‘Star Wars’ Sound Engineer and 11-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 82

31 January 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sound engineer Richard Portman, who received 11 Academy Award nominations and won for his work on Michael Cimino’s “The Deer Hunter,” died on Saturday at his home in Tallahassee, Fla. He was 82.

“He was an icon of his craft of motion picture sound re-recording, recognized with the highest honors of his field,” his daughter Jennifer Portman wrote on her Facebook page. “He was eccentric, irreverent, and real.”

Portman worked on nearly 200 movies and mixed the sound for George Lucas’ “Star Wars.”

Portman received two Oscar sound nominations in 1973 for Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather” and Michael Ritchie’s “The Candidate.” He was also double-nominated in 1974 for Peter Bogdanovich’s “Paper Moon” and Mike Nichols’ “The Day of the Dolphin.”

Portman received his first nom in 1971 for “Kotch,” directed by Jack Lemmon. He was also up for Oscars for Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein,” Herbert Ross’ “Funny Lady,” Michael Apted’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter, »

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'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees

5 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.

Among the film nominees were Café Society, Manchester By The Sea, Hell Or High Water and Arrival.

TV nominees encompass Game Of Thrones, The Night of and Silicon Valley, while Beyonce’s Lemonade visual extravaganza is a heavy-hitter in the music videos section.

The awards show is set for February 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland.

Excellence In Production Design For A Feature FilmPERIOD Film

Café Society, Santo Loquasto

Fences, David Gropman

Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Robison

Hail, Caesar!, Jess Gonchor

Hidden Figures, Wynn Thomas

Jackie, Jean Rabasse

Fantasy Film

Arrival, Patrice Vermette

Doctor Strange, Charles Wood

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, Stuart Craig

Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont

Contemporary Film

Hell Or High Water, Tom Duffield

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2016 Art Directors Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Arrival,’ ‘La La Land’ Keep Oscar Momentum Alive

5 January 2017 7:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Art Directors Guild has announced the nominees for this year’s Adg Excellence in Production Design Awards, with “Jackie,” “La La Land” and more among the contenders. Adg’s awards are different from most others, as it has categories for Period, Fantasy and Contemporary Films; this has led to a wide array of winners in recent years, including the likes of “Her” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” This year’s ceremony, the 21st, will take place in Hollywood on Saturday, February 11. Full list of nominees below.

Read More: Writers Guild Awards Nominations: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Arrival,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea’ and More

Period Film

Cafe Society” (Production Designer: Santo Loquasto)

Fences” (Production Designer: David Gropman )

Hacksaw Ridge” (Production Designer: Barry Robinson)

“Hail, Caesar!” (Production Designer: Jess Gonchor)

“Jackie” (Production Designer: Jean Rabasse)

Fantasy Film

“Arrival” (Production Designer: Patrice Vermette)

Doctor Strange” (Production Designer: Charles Wood)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them »

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