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Movie: News of the World

A Texan (Tom Hanks) traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 10, 2021 - 0 comments

Movie: The Terminal

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living... and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant (Catherine Zeta Jones). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 30, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: The Money Pit

Attorney Walter Fielding (Tom Hanks) and his musician lover Anna Crowley (Shelley Long) are forced out of their home of two years by its owner, Mr. Crowley (who has been on a tour of Europe). With few alternatives, they decide to buy an incredibly cheap fixer-upper on Long Island and do the work themselves. Unfortunately, the couple soon learns that the house is a lemon, intent on eating up all their time and money. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Apr 20, 2020 - 7 comments

Saturday Night Live: Saturday Night Live at Home: Tom Hanks / Chris Martin  Season 45, Ep 16

"Live from Zoom, it's somewhere between March and August." [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Apr 12, 2020 - 21 comments

Movie: Sleepless in Seattle

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner. [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Mar 17, 2020 - 6 comments

Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Nov 22, 2019 - 11 comments

Movie: Dragnet

The equally-straight-laced and "by the book" nephew of Joe Friday must work with his more laid-back partner to solve a mystery. [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Sep 8, 2019 - 15 comments

Movie: That Thing You Do!

A local Pennsylvania band scores a one hit wonder in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as they can, with lots of help from its manager. Tom Hanks's directorial debut! [more inside]
posted by Carillon on May 9, 2019 - 16 comments

Movie: Big

After wishing to be made big, a teenage boy wakes the next morning to find himself mysteriously in the body of an adult. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 21, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 15, 2018 - 13 comments

Saturday Night Live: Halloween  Season 43, Ep 5

Including the David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, because that's episode #00 and FanFare doesn't have that number.
posted by rhizome on Oct 29, 2017 - 8 comments

Movie: The Circle

After landing a dream job at a powerful tech company called The Circle, a woman wrestles with whether the firm's 24/7/365 connectivity agenda represents a brave new world in which "Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better" or a horrifying breach of individual autonomy and privacy.
posted by carmicha on May 3, 2017 - 5 comments

Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga  Season 42, Ep 4

Host: Tom Hanks, Musical Guest: Lady Gaga [more inside]
posted by DizzyOnBugSpray on Oct 23, 2016 - 47 comments

Movie: Sully

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flights 155 crew and passengers.
posted by misfish on Sep 12, 2016 - 23 comments

Movie: Toy Story

A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. Starring Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Nov 16, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Bridge of Spies

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 17, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: A League of Their Own

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 4, 2015 - 9 comments

Movie: Saving Mr. Banks

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 3, 2015 - 5 comments

Movie: Cloud Atlas

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
posted by troika on Nov 30, 2014 - 12 comments

Movie: Philadelphia

When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 28, 2014 - 13 comments

Movie: Joe Versus the Volcano

When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.
posted by troika on Nov 27, 2014 - 24 comments

Movie: Captain Phillips

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
posted by troika on Nov 25, 2014 - 4 comments

Movie: Splash

T.hanksgiving Movie Club An Oscar nominated, 80s take on The Little Mermaid with Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy, and a fresh-faced Tom Hanks with Ron Howard directing. Mermaid rescues boy. Mermaid falls in love with man.  [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Nov 24, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: The 'Burbs

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.
posted by troika on Nov 23, 2014 - 10 comments

T. Hanksgiving Week

It's Thanksgiving in the US, but it's T. Hanksgiving everywhere. [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 21, 2014 - 24 comments

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