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Retro Movie Review – Bridge Of Spies

Based in the murky waters of the shadowy world of espionage back in the late fifties, the film does an admirable job of keeping the audience in the know. There was such a litany of enemies (both real and perceived) of the American way of life presented back then that the story could have easily diffused into myopic rubbish. It steers mostly clear of easy slogans.   //   Hanks plays super hostage negotiator James B. Donovan as he tries to trade a Russia spy to secure the ...

Retro Movie Review – Sully

Tom Hanks plays Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger who after a bird strike disables the plane’s twin engines makes a snap decision that untimely saves all 155 passengers and crew aboard the Airbus A320. The film starts with Sully having nightmares about a different outcome to his actions and those scenes are quite arresting.   //   The film continues using the plot device of the investigation of Sully and his co-pilot played by Aaron Eckhart (with his usual ...

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Review

This is also true with famous or unknown faces attached to the project. If the story resonates on a personal level, it can have a dramatic effect, so the feelings while watching A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood utterly surprised me. Intentionally going in with as little knowledge about the film as possible, the emotional effect was potent.   //   Being estranged from my father most of my adult life and having no final closure before his death made watching this film ...

Watch the new trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour.   //   A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood will be released in Australian cinemas January 23. www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesAUS

Watch Tom Hanks in the new trailer for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.   //   Inspired by the article "Can You Say. . . Hero?" by Tom Junod, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood stars Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper, and will be released in Australian cinemas January 23! www.facebook.com/SonyPictures...

Austin Butler is cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s feature film about the Global Icon

In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) will explore the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”). The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the ...

Toy Story 4 Movie Review

Having watched the original film in the lead up reaffirms the amazing amount of visual progress that has happened in the almost quarter century since the original’s release in the mid-nineties. The writers have actually keep pace with the visual progress by creating a satisfying scenario that succeeds in weaving all of the favourite characters seamlessly into the final chapter.   //   Introducing new characters both super creepy and super current (here’s looking at ...

Watch the all new trailer for Toy Story 4 – in cinemas June 2019!

But Forky insists that he is NOT a toy! An actual spork-turned-craft-project, Forky is pretty sure that he doesn’t belong in Bonnie’s room. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get away, someone yanks him back into an adventure he’d rather skip. “The world of Toy Story is built upon the idea that everything in the world has a purpose,” said Cooley. “A toy’s purpose is to be there for its child. But what about toys that are made out of other objects? Forky is a toy that Bonnie ...

The Post Movie Review

Tom Hanks has never been better and his visually advancing age and gruff vocal delivery helps one to see him as less of a nice guy and more as a down and dirty fighter. There are great performances everywhere, though. Even the sadly under-utilised Sarah Paulson has a short but very impactful monologue that gives the film even more purpose to the slowly awakening world of women’s rightful place in society. It also highlights Spielberg’s not so hidden agenda.   //   If ...

Win a Double Pass to see The Post Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks!

Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg helms a powerhouse cast including Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in THE POST, inspired by true events. 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 against time to expose a massive cover-up of government ...