Forrest Gump (1994)
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
As you watch the first trailer, be on the listen for a Back To The Future flourish.
"From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.
The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person
Crazy Stuff in the Forrest Gump Book That Wasn’t in the Movie
The American Black Film Festival will honor Billy Dee Williams with the Hollywood legacy award, actor Omari Hardwick with the distinguished Abff alumni award, and actress Tiffany Haddish with the rising star award.
The awards gala will take place on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.
Williams’ credits include “Brian’s Song,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “Batman.” Hardwick stars in the Starz series “Power” with credits on “Tyler Perry’s for Colored Girls” and Bet Network’s “Being Mary Jane.”
For me, there’s only one important issue: Do they like popular movies?
Careful, this is a trick question, because “popular” is hard to define, especially when it comes to Oscar.
This year, worldwide box office was led by “Beauty and the Beast,” which earned $1.2 billion. The global top 20 also includes awards possibilities like “Logan,” “Dunkirk” and “Wonder Woman.” There are other 2017 films that make you feel better at the end than you did at the start, including “The Big Sick,” “The Disaster Artist,” “Downsizing,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “Get Out.”
But what are their Oscar chances? In the past 15 years, Oscar voters have leaned toward dark material.
For most of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ 90 years, popular films got regular Oscar attention. Among the many
Yet Villeneuve remains linked to “Bond 25,” whose shortlist of directors also includes Yann Demange (“71”) and David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”). “I cannot comment on [making it], but I would say about Bond that it’s a character I grew up with,” he said.
His first childhood memory of 007 was watching Roger Moore’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.” “What I remember but didn’t understand was there was this discussion about [Sean] Connery not being Bond anymore,” said Villeneuve.
He singled out “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” and “Casino Royale” as Bond faves. “If ever I had the privilege to do a Bond movie,
Opening during awards season on December 22 is the much anticipated The Post from 20th Century Fox.
Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.
The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. Streep has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards, winning three Oscars (The Iron Lady,
Over the weekend, Tom Hanks appeared at the Texas Book Festival in Austin to promote his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories. During the Q&A portion of his appearance at the event, Hanks paused the event to help out a fan named Ryan McFarling. Hanks revealed that McFarling had a question for his now fiance,
Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Both are held on January 1, 2018.
Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet, made the announcement at Tournament House in Pasadena. In his remarks, Tibbet referred to Sinise as someone making a difference in his community through his work with veterans.
“The 2018 theme, ‘Making A Difference,’ is a way to honor and celebrate all of the people in our communities, who quietly and without desire for reward or recognition, act in selfless, generous and kind ways to aid or benefit others. Gary Sinise
The man dressed as Forrest Gump has been running around neighborhoods and stopping to take pictures with residents, spreading happiness to just about everybody that he runs into. The costume is pretty close to the same outfit worn by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Academy Award winning movie Forrest Gump. Tom Hanks' character spends part of the movie running across the country towards the end of the classic movie.
Much like HBO is doing with “Game Of Thrones,” Netflix is developing a handful of spinoffs for “House Of Cards.” At the top of the list is a potential series revolving around Frank Underwood’s ruthless aide Doug Stamper, played by Michael Kelly, with Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “The Insider,” “Munich“) penning the script.
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The special is based on the popular "Haunted Elevator" sketch from the Oct. 22, 2016, episode of Saturday Night Live. The skit featured Hanks as mystery man David S. Pumpkins on an elevator wearing a pumpkin suit and surrounded by two skeleton dancers played by Mikey Day and Bobby Moynihan.
"You loved him as Forrest Gump, and he helped save Private Ryan. Now, see Tom Hanks, one...
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Blade Of The Immortal (Japan)
’Blade of the Immortal,’ Directed by Takashi Miike
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Prolific director Takashi Miike has made 100 films, mostly in the last 20 years. His 100th feature, “Blade of the Immortal”, shows him in great form by delivering the same, entertaining, pulpy, over-the-top action we have come to expect from Miike. This film is less like his remake of “13 Assassins” and more like his previous film “Yakuza Apocalypse”. The sheer ridiculousness of this film,
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