January 21, 2014
Digital Multiplex: Captain Phillips, About Time, and More
This week in streaming video, we get an Oscar nominee in the form of a Tom Hanks-powered true story, a sci-fi romance, and a Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger team up, plus a cult favorite Bret Easton Ellis adaptation. Read on for the full list.
January 21, 2014
RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Captain Phillips, Blue Jasmine, and More
This week on home video, we've got a couple of Oscar nominated films headlining the list, so you can get caught up on them before the trophies are handed out. Then we've got a grindhouse sequel by Robert Rodriguez, Lake Bell's writing and directing debut, and a few smaller releases to talk about. Read on for the full list.
January 9, 2014
Directors Guild of America Announces 2013 Nominees
After announcing their five nominees for Best Film Director of 2013, the Directors Guild of America continued on January 9 by further announcing their nominees for directing achievements in television. Accordingly, we've updated our list to include the TV categories. The winners will be announced at a Jane Lynch-hosted ceremony on January 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in sunny Los Angeles.
October 10, 2013
Tom Hanks' Best Movies
Co-starring in a short-lived sitcom about cross-dressing friends generally isn't the most direct path to superstardom, but there's an exception to prove every rule -- only one, though; sorry, Peter Scolari -- and after racking up over $3 billion in domestic ticket receipts, winning a mantel full of awards (including back-to-back Best Actor Oscars), and starring in some of the best-reviewed films of the last 25 years, Tom Hanks has demonstrated that he's pretty darned exceptional. With his latest project, the fact-based Paul Greengrass thriller Captain Phillips, arriving in theaters this weekend, we decided now was the perfect time to pay tribute to an impressive body of work by twirling the dials on the Tomatometer, making a list of Hanks' best-reviewed films, and playing Total Recall!
September 29, 2013
NYFF: Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass talk Captain Phillips
The 51st New York Film Festival opened this weekend with Captain Phillips, Bourne Ultimatum director Paul Greengrass's tension-riddled retelling of a true story in which an American cargo ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Tom Hanks plays the besieged skipper, Rich Phillips, with newcomer Barkhad Abdi leading the band of pirates. RT was there as both actors joined Greengrass for a chat about the making of the film, staying true to the essence of the events -- and that time the seasick crew threw up all over Hanks. Let no one say that acting isn't hard work.