Tom Hanks

The Ladykillers

August 27, 2004 // 0 Comments

Remakes are always a bit dubious in my book and the better the original, the harder it gets, of course, to create a remake that at least matches its source, let away outshines it. In this case the original was a phenomenally funny black comedy with a [...]

Joe versus the Volcano

April 17, 2002 // 0 Comments

In most modern movies the driving force seems to be to make things appear as realistic as possible. With the advent of CGI it’s now possible to make even the most otherworldly of settings look lifelike. Very few things are left to the viewer’s [...]

Forrest Gump

September 24, 2001 // 0 Comments

It seems now, more than ever, the world needs simplicity. To be able to see through the clutter, the corruption, and the superfluous complexities of life – its events and their contrived meanings – would be a gift to be cherished. Forrest Gump is a [...]

That Thing You Do

May 31, 2001 // 0 Comments

Following the funny antics of a fictional one-trick pony band through their high and the following lows, ’That Thing You Do’ is an entertaining film that takes us back in time to the 60s where shaking hips and 5 inch-long hair were considered [...]

Cast Away

May 24, 2001 // 0 Comments

Tom Hanks is a very talented and skilled actor. We all know that. But would he be able to carry the majority of an entire movie all by himself, without any supporting cast? Until recently, that question may have been reason for speculation and discussion, [...]

The Green Mile

May 15, 2000 // 0 Comments

I think Stephen King was a great writer… once. That was before his works became overly bloated, less imaginative, and removed from the horror roots I so much cherished. In that light it should be hardly surprising that I never gave the novels of the [...]


February 29, 2000 // 0 Comments

Every time I watch an old Tom Hanks movie, it reminds me dearly how much I miss him in his comedic parts. While I understand that his development to become a dramatic heavyweight was a good career move, personally I feel he has left an irreplaceable hole [...]

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

December 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

Warner’s release of the Brian DePalma comedy “The Bonfire Of The Vanities” contains a 16×9 enhanced widescreen version of the movie as well as a pan & scan presentation that is slightly cropped on the sides. The transfers are very clean [...]

Saving Private Ryan

October 10, 1999 // 0 Comments

It seems like it took an eternity until this film has finally been made available on DVD. When Dreamworks Home Entertainment announced Steven Spielberg’s "Saving Private Ryan" for release a few short weeks ago, the excitement was intense. Not [...]

The ’Burbs

May 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

Remember when Tom Hanks was actually a comedian, and one of the best at that? Well, sometimes it seems like such a long time ago, as the actor is focussing mostly on dramatic parts these days. As great as this career move has been, I honestly miss the [...]
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