6 hrs ago
'Saving Mr. Banks' & Tom Hanks: This Year's Feel Good Oscar Spoiler?
A year or so ago, the very idea of Saving Mr. Banks was one that inspired some jokes and no small amount of ridicule.
14 hrs ago
Tom Hanks' son privately educated son criticized by rapper for using gangster slang on Twitter
'Saying swagger should be illegal for a kid raised in Brentwood': Tom Hanks' privately educated son criticized by rapper for using gangster slang on Twitter Hanks was raised in tony Brentwood, California but uses urban slang on Twitter and hopes to one day gain success as a hip hop star Former comedic rapper Jensen Karp AKA Hot Karl ridiculed Hanks ... (more)
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Detroit Free Press
Upcoming movies: 'Anchorman 2,' 'American Hustle'
Trailer: 'Anchorman 2': Leave it to Ron Burgandy to make a mockery of news, a hilarious mockery of news, in 'Anchorman 2.' Walt Disney shows Disneyland to 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers in 'Saving Mr. Banks.'
Insurance Journal West
Alabama Trial Over Somali Pirate Attack on Maersk Cargo Ship Delayed
A judge has delayed the trial over a lawsuit filed after Somali pirates took over a U.S. cargo ship in 2009.
Emma Thompson: A wickedly witty crank
The lovely and lively Emma Thompson is hardly the first actress you would consider to play the terse author of Mary Poppins.
'Captain Phillips (2013)' Movie Review Ahoy matey
Captain Richard Phillips is talking with his wife Andrea while he is packing to go join the ship Maersk Alabama.
10 home video releases to give for the holidays
Here, in no particular order, are 10 home-video releases to give or get this holiday season.
12 Years A Slave Leads Satellite Awards Nominations
Steve MCQueen's acclaimed drama, about a black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the 1800s, leads the list with 10 nods, followed by American Hustle and Gravity with eight apiece.
Canadian spies no surprise
Revelations from Edward Snowden's seemingly unending store of secret documents continue to amaze and astound naive inhabitants of countries the world over.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
BWW Reviews: ELF, From the North Pole to New York
Elf, the Christmas musical now on stage at London's Grand Theatre is an endearing show, thanks to a funny, well-written script, and a six foot four Elf who can deliver the lines.
Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Ethan and Joel Coen Nominated for Satellite Awards
The awards, which honor motion pictures, television, Blu-ray DVDs and video games, will be held March 9, 2014, in Los Angeles.
Trial delayed in Ala. suit over 2009 piracy case
An Alabama judge has delayed the trial over a lawsuit filed after Somali pirates took over a U.S. cargo ship in 2009.
How CD Ronna Kress Cast Incredible Talent for 'Saving Mr. Banks' Without Breaking the Bank
So you're casting a movie, and you want top-tier talent - not just for the leading roles but deep into the lineup.
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Among The Holiday Glut, 3 Movies About The Creative Life
Tom Hanks plays the man himself, Walt Disney, alongside Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, in Saving Mr. Banks .
Sun Dec 01, 2013
The Fresno Bee
Rick Bentley's Hollywood Notebook: Tom Hanks isn't perfect
Walt Disney showsÂ Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," being released in U.S. theaters limited on Dec. 13, 2013 and wide on Dec. 20, 2013.
Finally, National-Security Storytelling That's Not Propaganda
Homeland 's no fun to watch these days. But it does offer a corrective to the boosterish likes of Captain Phillips , Zero Dark Thirty , and Argo .
Magical Polar Express trains
Do you believe in Christmas? That's what the Polar Express explores for children and adults of all ages.
Don't like to wait at the airport? There's an app for that
She'd arrive at the airport two hours before departure to give herself enough time to check in and go through Transportation Security Administration screening.
A one-stop shopping list
As Thanksgiving leftovers disappear and Christmas shopping becomes the mission of almost everyone far and near, a stop at your local bookstore is warranted, for readers are readers all the days of their lives, and books are the gifts that keep on giving.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Oscar Thoughts from Screenwriter/Producer Stephen G. Levy
One of the highlights for me during Thanksgiving Week is the arrival of an email from Las Vegas screenwriter/producer Stephen G. Levy with his thoughts about what lies ahead during the next Oscar race and this year was no different.