Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

The Green Mile - * * 1/2*

Writer/director Frank Darabont has apparently boxed himself into a rather unique corner. For his sophomore directorial outing, he follows his Stephen King period prison piece, The Shawshank Redemption, with yet another Stephen King period prison piece, The Green Mile. After … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2 - * * *

This sequel to Toy Story was originally planned for a direct-to-video release, but was upgraded to a full theatrical debut. All the voice talents from the original film will be returning (including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail - * * *

One of the oldest adages in Hollywood is: find a good formula and stick with it. So, hoping for another Sleepless in Seattle, writer/director Nora Ephron has once again teamed up with stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan for a … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan - * * * *

Spielberg has done it again. He revisits his familiar stomping grounds of World War II to deliver his latest masterpiece. This time, he tackles the war itself, delivering a vivid portrait of modern warfare from the common soldier’s point of … Continue reading

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That Thing You Do - * * *

Tom Hanks directs this gleeful salute to rock-and-roll, innocence and fame. Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is an ordinary guy who works in his father’s appliance store by day, and plays drums and listens to jazz albums at night. When … Continue reading

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Toy Story - * * * 1/2*

Computer generated cartoon fun! In the first full length computer animated motion picture, Disney presents a world where toys come to life when their owners are away. The particular cadre Toy Story focuses on belong to Andy, and is led … Continue reading

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Apollo 13 - * * * 1/2*

Excellent true-life drama of the Apollo 13 moon voyage. Tom Hanks leads the superb ensemble cast. The zero-gravity shots are amazing. Ron Howard’s direction provides excitement and suspense, even if you already know the outcome.

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