Tag: Tom Hanks

Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ Starring; Tom Hanks

Posted: November 22, 2019 at 10:36 am   /   Local

Growing up, I didn’t have cable. While other kids got to watch Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, I made do with broadcast channels. Sure, I got my fill of Saturday morning cartoons: Animaniacs, X-Men, and the like. But during the week, especially when I was very young, I ended up watching a lot of PBS. I […]

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Movie Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 8:56 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Toy Story franchise is truly something special. When Disney/Pixar released the original Toy Story in 1995, filmgoers were introduced to Woody and Buzz and stunned by the truly groundbreaking animation in which their stories were told. In a way, it marked the end of the 2D animation style we’d all grown accustomed to from […]

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17: ‘Captain Phillips’ Starring Tom Hanks

Posted: October 14, 2013 at 6:26 am   /   Film, Local, Reel Spoilers

This week on Reel Spoilers we head out to sea with Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.  It’s the real life story of, well… Captain Phillips.  I mean, c’mon, really?  You need me to connect the dots for you on that one? Hanks stars in the true life tale of the aforementioned captain who is taken […]

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Movie Review: ‘Captain Phillips’ Starring Tom Hanks

Posted: October 11, 2013 at 8:20 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Whether it is being trapped in space, or trapped at sea – the hopelessness of being miles and miles away from anyone who can help you has always been frightening. And that is exactly what the 2009 true story of Captain Richard Phillips of the MV Maersk Alabama is about, as told in the 2013 […]

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‘Captain Phillips’ opens October 11! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: October 1, 2013 at 10:36 am   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter to win a pass for two! Columbia Pictures’ action-thriller Captain Phillips stars two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks in the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. The film is directed […]

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Movie Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’ Starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, James D’Arcy

Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

You would never know by watching the trailers or scrolling through stills, but Cloud Atlas is the most expensive independent film ever made. When you think of indie films, you generally don’t think of big budgets, jaw dropping visuals, and A-list actors like Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. But then again, you generally don’t have the directors of The Matrix behind […]

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‘Cloud Atlas’ Opens October 26! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: October 16, 2012 at 11:18 am   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter to win a pair of passes! Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness […]

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Movie Review: ‘Extremely Loud’ Is Pretty Quiet

Posted: January 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

I’ve had a hard time writing my review of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – or even beginning it. I worked on a draft, realized it was all wrong, started another draft, pitched that, repeated five more times. I kept feeling like something was missing, but from me, not from the movie. And then I […]

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EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE Opens January 20! Enter to Win Passes to the St. Louis Advance Screening!

Posted: January 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm   /   Local, Movie Screenings

Enter for your chance to win a pass, good for two! Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragicevents of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell […]

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Movie Review: “Larry Crowne” Starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts

Posted: July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Think back to a decade ago, and you’d be hard pressed to think of two bigger movie stars than Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. While the two names still command a lot of respect, their box office draw isn’t quite what it used to be. Julia’s draw has gone down as she has taken a […]

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