Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hanks’

Volunteers

“It’s not that I can’t help these people, it’s just that I don’t want to.” It’s time for some guilty pleasures! Yes, the two of us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — dig up some films that we love but are generally not considered the greatest of movies. This week, it’s Andy’s turn with…

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A League of Their Own

“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The ‘hard’ is what makes it great.” Tom Hanks and baseball — they go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Aside from always wanting to be an astronaut, Hanks has always been a great baseball fan and eagerly jumped at the chance…

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Apollo 13

“There’s nothing routine about flying to the moon, I can vouch for that.” Tom Hanks already won his back-to-back Oscars and with an ensemble film like “Apollo 13,” he wasn’t a clear choice to get nominated again to make a three-peat a possibility. All of that aside, as anyone on the cast or crew who…

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Forrest Gump

“That boy sure is a runnin’ fool.” Forrest Gump broke all sorts of box office records when it was released in the summer of 1994, which may be why people spent a lot of time digging into what they thought the film was really saying, even if it’s not what the filmmakers were actually saying.…

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Splash

“All my life, I’ve been waiting for someone, and when I find her, she’s… she’s a fish.” “Nobody said love’s perfect.” In the late 70s and early 80s, Disney Pictures had been getting grief for releasing films that were too adult. When “Splash” came along, they decided to create a new label for releasing more…

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Joe versus the Volcano

“Well, does it take more guts to twice traverse a staircase in a burning building, or to make a one-time leap into a volcano? Damned if I know, Kimosabe. All I know is when you’re making those kind of calls, you’re up in the high country.” What does a flibbertigibbet, bubaru, a set of artificial…

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