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Iconic! Tom Hanks to be Honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival!

10 November 2016 5:38 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Palm Springs, CA (November 10, 2016) . The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Tom Hanks with the Icon Award at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in Sully. The Film Awards Gala will be held Monday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and hosted by Mary Hart. The Festival runs January 2-16.

.Tom Hanks delivers yet another career-defining performance bringing to life the heroism of airline pilot Captain Chesley .Sully. Sullenberger,. said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. .This is sure to be remembered in his long list of iconic character roles, including those in Forrest Gump, Captain Phillips, Castaway, Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, the Toy Story films and so many others. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present this year.s Icon Award to Tom Hanks..

Past recipients of the Icon Award include Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall and Meryl Streep. In 2014, Hanks received »

- Manny

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Newswire: Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek might play Freddie Mercury for Bryan Singer

4 November 2016 3:49 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline reports that Mr. Robot star Rami Malek has been cast as Freddie Mercury in an upcoming Queen movie, potentially directed by Bryan Singer. Singer is in talks to helm Bohemian Rhapsody, now in development at 20th Century Fox. The film was originally over at Sony, where Sascha Baron Cohen was attached to play Mercury; Cohen eventually abandoned the project after arguing with producers—including Queen’s Brian May—about how much of a gritty tell-all the movie should be.

Malek—who’s appeared in films like Larry Crowne and Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb—recently won his first Emmy for his work on Mr. Robot. Singer, meanwhile, has been busy at the head of Fox’s X-Men franchise; his recent X-Men: Apocalypse was one of the studio’s biggest summer hits.

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- William Hughes

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Exclusive Red-Carpet Portraits: Taraji P. Henson at 52nd Chicago International Film Festival

26 October 2016 6:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Popular actress Taraji P. Henson (“Hustle & Flow,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) was showcased at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival on October 23rd, 2016, as she walked the Red Carpet and presented highlights from her upcoming film, “Hidden Figures.”

Taraji P. Henson on the Red Carpet at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Hidden Figures” is the untold true story of Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janielle Monae), three African American women in the late 1950s/early 1960s Nasa space program, whose calculations and contributions helped launch John Glenn into orbit. The film will be released on December 25th, 2016.

Taraji P. Henson was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Howard University, where she studied drama. Her breakthrough film role was “Baby Boy” in 2001, followed by “Hustle & Flow” in 2005. She was »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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11 Directors Who Followed in Their Dads’ Filmmaking Footsteps (Photos)

16 October 2016 11:02 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

As Jonas Cuaron‘s “Desierto” hits theaters — much to his famous father Alfonso’s delight — TheWrap looks at other directors who took their dads’ career lead Alfonso Cuaron and Jonas Cuaron Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (“Birdman”) is working on a new untitled movie that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s, while his Jonas directed 2016’s “Desierto” and is rebooting “Zorro.” Tom and Colin Hanks Tom last directed “Larry Crowne” while son Colin directed documentary “All Things Must Pass” about the rise and fall of Tower Records. Carl and »

- Umberto Gonzalez

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Tom Hanks Set to Write and Star in WWII Drama Greyhound

10 September 2016 4:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With his new true story adaptation Sully currently playing in theaters, Tom Hanks is lining up his next project, entitled Greyhound. The actor has written the script for Greyhound, and is eyeing the starring role, with Get Low director Aaron Schneider coming aboard to take the helm. Nothing is set in stone at this time, but Tom Hanks' Playtone Pictures is reportedly in talks with FilmNation to provided financing for this drama.

Deadline first reported on this project, which will center on a longtime Naval officer who finally gets to command his own Navy destroyer in World War II. He must fight off his own demons and self-doubts to prove to himself that he belongs in command, while an enemy commander is going through a similar experience. The title of the movie is taken from the name of the ship itself.

Tom Hanks will produce alongside his Playtone Productions partner Gary Goetzman, »

- MovieWeb

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Newswire: Tom Hanks can’t get enough of big boats or World War II

10 September 2016 3:44 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Cementing his role as America’s puttering, typewriter-tinkering dad, Tom Hanks has announced yet another project combining his love of piloting big vehicles and expressing the stoic heroism of the second World War. Deadline is reporting that Hanks has written a script for Greyhound, a nautical drama about an untested U.S. Navy officer given command of a destroyer in Word War II.

In the interest of maintaining a healthy level of skepticism, we should probably note that the last time Hanks wrote his own script, he ended up making the utterly forgettable Larry Crowne. But that was also a self-directed project, whereas Greyhound has managed to lure in Aaron Schneider, helmer of the interesting Robert Duvall vehicle Get Low, to direct. Meanwhile, Hanks hasn’t been formally attached to star, but given that his partner Gary Goetzman is producing, and the current success of Clint Eastwood’s Sully—reportedly »

- William Hughes

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Tom Hanks Writing, May Star in World War II Drama ‘Greyhound’

9 September 2016 6:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hanks is developing World War II drama “Greyhound” with “Get Low” director Aaron Schneider.

Hanks has written the script with an eye to star. Gary Goetzman, Hanks’ longtime producing partner at Playtone Pictures, is the producer.

Hanks would be portraying a career officer given command of a Navy destroyer — named “Greyhound” — who has to deal with combat enemies and his own self doubts.

Playtone is in negotiations with FilmNation to finance “Greyhound,” which has a budget in the $35 million range. The project is being packaged by CAA, which reps Hanks and Schneider.

Hanks stars in Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” portraying Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his successful 2009 landing of a damaged U.S. Airways jet on the Hudson River. The biopic-thriller, directed by Clint Eastwood, is performing above forecasts with an opening weekend gross expected to hit $32 million domestically.

Hanks wrote the script for 2011’s “Larry Crowne” with Nia Vardalos, in addition to directing and starring. »

- Dave McNary

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Famous people have good stories about Matt Damon

19 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The man, the myth, the legend: Matthewian Johannes Damonocco. (Not his real name, but “Matt Damon” is so generic, we’re going to assume he changed it from something more intriguing.) There’s a constant Sisyphean struggle in Hollywood to be perceived as a fun, friendly, relatable person by the public. Given that 90 percent of actors are essentially sentient bags of need and insecurity, this can be a real challenge for some of the population. But when someone comes along who actually happens to be a legitimately cool human being, it stands out—it’s why Tom Hanks is one of the most universally beloved people on the planet, even after making Larry Crowne.

But Hanks’ mantle of “Nicest Guy In Hollywood” may have officially passed to Damon, as demonstrated by GQ’s new feature, “The Encyclopedia Of Matt Damon.” It’s a compendium of topics related to Matt ...

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- Alex McCown

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Tom Hanks to receive Rome fest honour

22 June 2016 5:19 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to also attend this year’s festival.

Oscar-winning actor Tom Tanks is to attend the 11th Rome Film Fesival (Oct 13-26), where he will receive the festival’s lifetime achievement award.

The star of Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump and last year’s Bridge of Spies will also be the subject of a 15-strong retrospective, including Hanks’ work as a director on That Thing You Do! (1996) and Larry Crowne (2011).

“I consider Tom Hanks to be one of the greatest actors of all time,” said the festival’s artistic director Antonio Monda.

“His extraordinary talent and profound humanity make him a classic but always contemporary actor: his films and his performances will never be dated.”

Fellow Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is also set to attend the festival where she will talk about the great Italian actresses who influenced her, including Silvana Mangano.

In addition, screenwriter and director David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) will be the subject »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Wilmer Valderrama Joins Cast of CBS’ ‘NCIS’

16 June 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The actor Formerly Known As Fez has a new mission. Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast of “NCIS,” playing a NCIS field agent who’s been under deep cover for years – and has finally resurfaced.

“Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive,” according to CBS’ logline.  “Now, he’s back and his dedication to job and country has left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.”

Valderrama helps fill a void left by departing “NCIS” castmember Michael Weatherly. The actor recently recurred on “Grey’s Anatomy” and also appeared on “Minority Report,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and “Awake.” He first came to fame as “Fez” on Fox’s “That ’70s Show.”

The actor’s film credits include the indie dramas “To Whom It May Concern,” from French director Manu Boyer, and “The Adderall Diaries,” opposite Amber Heard and James Franco, »

- Michael Schneider

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Wilmer Valderrama Joins Cast of CBS’ ‘NCIS’

16 June 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The actor Formerly Known As Fez has a new mission. Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast of “NCIS,” playing a NCIS field agent who’s been under deep cover for years – and has finally resurfaced.

“Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive,” according to CBS’ logline.  “Now, he’s back and his dedication to job and country has left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.”

Valderrama helps fill a void left by departing “NCIS” castmember Michael Weatherly. The actor recently recurred on “Grey’s Anatomy” and also appeared on “Minority Report,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and “Awake.” He first came to fame as “Fez” on Fox’s “That ’70s Show.”

The actor’s film credits include the indie dramas “To Whom It May Concern,” from French director Manu Boyer, and “The Adderall Diaries,” opposite Amber Heard and James Franco, »

- Michael Schneider

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‘NCIS’ Casts Wilmer Valderrama as Series Regular for Season 14

16 June 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NCIS” has added Wilmer Valderrama as a series regular for season 14.

Valderrama will play a once-grounded NCIS field agent who accepted a deep cover assignment years ago and never resurfaced. Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive. Now, he’s back and his dedication to job and country has left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.

Wilmer Valderrama will be able to flex his dramatic, physical and comedic talents in this classic ‘NCIS’ role,” said executive producer Gary Glasberg. “Fans are going to see him like they’ve never seen him before. This is going to be fun. We’re thrilled he’s coming aboard.”

The hit series said goodbye to series regular Michael Weatherly in the season 13 finale. Weatherly’s Tony Dinozzo had been with the show since its series premiere.

Valderrama most recently appeared in a recurring role »

- Laura Prudom

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'Captain America' #1 Again as the Marvel Cinematic Universe Tops $10 Billion Worldwide

15 May 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Disney occupies the top two spots at the box office for a second straight weekend as Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book had repeat performances at #1 and #2 respectively. The weekend's new wide releases, Money Monster and The Darkness, both performed above expectations and, in limited release, A24's The Lobster scored the best specialty opening of the year. Repeating at number one, Disney and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War brought in an estimated $72.5 million, enough to make it one of the top ten second weekend results of all-time. The 59% drop is on par with last year's Avengers: Age of Ultron and if it continues on this trajectory it will be looking at a domestic cume at or around $430 million. As of now, the domestic total is just shy of $300 million. Internationally the film continues the push toward becoming the year's first $1 billion earner worldwide as it brought in $84.2 million, »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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From Pretty Woman to Cannes: Every Time Julia Roberts Famously Rocked the Barefoot Look

13 May 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Julia Roberts made headlines Friday when she walked the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes film festival barefoot. But if you're a fan of Roberts, you'll know it's not the first time the 48-year-old actress has rocked the barefoot look. Here are some of the most memorable times Roberts has chucked her footwear: On her auditionsLest you think that Julia Roberts' barefoot look is a style the superstar celebrity has adopted after finding fame, look to Joel Schumacher to set you straight. The director cast a virtually unknown Roberts in one of her first roles, 1990's Flatliners, and recounted Roberts' »

- Dave Quinn, @NineDaves

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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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Interviews: Flashback to Nia Vardalos, Lainie Kazan of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

25 March 2016 3:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The second biggest release of the 2016 Easter Weekend is “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” The sequel to the 2002 mega-hit, the film rolls out the same weekend as a certain “Bats v Supes,” but is a bit quieter – and more Greek – than its weekend neighbors. In anticipation of the new “Wedding,” HollywoodChicago.com reruns a couple interviews from featured stars Nia Vardalos and Lainie Kazan.

Nia Vardalos, Actress & Screenwriter, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The Nia Vardalos story began with the first “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002). She was doing a one woman show version of the story, when Rita Wilson – wife of Tom Hanks, and a Greek actress herself – came backstage and told Vardalos that it would make a great film. With that, Vardalos gave Wilson the already completed screenplay, and the rest is film history. Since then, Nia Vardalos has written and starred in several films, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 movie review: prearranged marriage

22 March 2016 1:34 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

There is genuine if exasperated warmth here, but it is far less satisfyingly bound up into a cohesive story in this halfhearted retread of the original film. I’m “biast” (pro): liked the first film

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I recently rewatched the original My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which I enjoyed back in the day but had not seen since it was new in 2002. And it holds up well: it’s not perfect, and it’s a bit too heavy on the ethnic humor and sitcom schtick, but at its core there is a sweet story about a young woman coming out of her shell and finding herself in a way that her loving but overbearing family hadn’t allowed her to do before. That’s not the sort of story we often see in mainstream Hollywood films, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Home Theater: What to watch from your bunker.

14 March 2016 10:33 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's your bi-weekly blend of tasty new releases on DVD/Blu-Ray and the ever shifting entrees from streaming services. I'm totally depressed about the state of the world today as we head to another round of catastrophic primaries tomorrow but let's jump right in.

Newish On DVD/Bluray

• Alvin & Chipmunks 4 - a sure sign of the apocalypse

The Big Short - about the financial apocalypse

• Brooklyn - wonderful escape from awfulness of everything

• Carol - masterpiece. hope it survives the fires

• Grease: Live! -nobody will be doing the handjive in hell

In the Heart of the Sea - we are all Chris Hemsworth, deluding ourselves

• Macbeth -that damn spot will never come out, lady!

The Peanuts Movie - tfw you're Charlie Brown

• Sisters - the sinkhole is a metaphor

Victor Frankenstein - again?

Game of Thrones S5 - everyone dies

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt S1 - that bunker is looking smart right about now. »

- NATHANIEL R

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New on Netflix: March 2016

22 February 2016 3:30 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Netflix is delivering the goods in March 2016.

Mark your calendars: Season 2 of "Marvel's Daredevil" debuts March 18, as does "Pee-wee's Big Holiday." And President Underwood returns March 4 with Season 4 of "House of Cards."

And prepare to yell "Khaaaaan!" to your heart's content as "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982) is added to Netflix streaming on March 1. Also new to Netflix in March: "Groundhog Day" (1993), "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991), and "Scarface" (1983).

Available March 1, 2016

"Adult Beginners" (2015)

"Ahora o Nunca" (2015)

"Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2

"American Pie Presents: Beta House" (2007)

"American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile" (2006)

"Before We Go" (2015)

"Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland" (2016)

"El Desconocido" (2015)

"Fresh Meat: Series 2

"Frog Kingdom" (2013)

"Good Burger" (1997)

"Groundhog Day" (1993)

"Heaven Knows What" (2015)

"Hot Sugar's Cold World" (2015)

"Midsomer Murders: Series 17

"Narcopolis" (2015)

"Road Trip: Beer Pong" (2009)

"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991)

"Scarface" (1983)

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (1979)

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (1982)

"The Young Kieslowski »

- Sharon Knolle

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