Elvis collapses under the weight of its director’s ambitions and style instead of letting its standout lead re-create more key moments in the icon’s life.
CAST: Tom Hanks
Luhrmann’s technique had my toes tapping, but left my intrigue lacking.
Heads in the wrong direction like the Neighborhood trolley going off the tracks.
The fourth installment of this venerable franchise returns with a surprisingly touching tale.
Sully is a mishmash of movie styles that works despite some missing pieces here and there.
Iconic studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) needs all the magic he can muster to win the screen rights to Mary Poppins in Saving Mr. Banks. The classic tale of the magical title character comes from a series of best-selling stories by English author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson). Mrs. Travers (as she insisted on being called) […]
An American cargo ship is boarded by Somali pirates who take its captain hostage in the true-life tale of Captain Phillips. In April of 2009, the Maersk Alabama set sail from Oman, Jordan, with 17,000 metric tons of cargo bound for Mombasa, Kenya. Their route took them directly through an area where Somali pirates had been known […]
Cloud Atlas is a tale of six different time periods and people that connect each period together—or at least I think that’s the idea. This is an epic film with an epic tale and an epic cast that epically failed to interest me for more than a few minutes of its nearly-epic three hour running […]
It’s been 15 years already since we first became enamored with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang in the very first Pixar movie, Toy Story. Just as we’ve grown up with them, so has their owner Andy, and it’s here that Toy Story 3 brings the story to a wonderful climax that once […]
We saw Charlie Wilson’s War last night. This is a movie starring Tom Hanks that I’ve been meaning to see since December and just couldn’t get to. It’s worth more of an effort. While the movie isn’t an Oscar contender it’s a bright, witty, entertaining movie that really does make you think about how our government […]