Catch Me If You Can: An Incredibly True Story

Steven Spielberg manages to change up his filmography with the incredibly true story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can. Spielberg may be reuniting with Tom Hanks but the film marks his first collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio.  Moreover, Frank W. Abagnale, Jr.’s story is one that was just ripe for filmmaking.  It was in development hell since 1980 but never really made any progress until Spielberg decided to take it on.…

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A League of Their Own Is Still Beloved

A League of Their Own is a beloved comedy which not only celebrates women in baseball but continues to serve as an inspiration to women today. The 1992 baseball classic recently recieved an upgrade to 4K Ultra HD.  This came in part due to the film being included in the Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 1.  Columbia has a vast library but this is an inspiring film to include.  It comes with a…

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Greyhound: Tom Hanks Back In Military Thriller

There’s no escaping military thrillers for Tom Hanks as the actor is back this week in Greyhound, now releasing July 10 exclusively on Apple TV+. The film takes place in Winter 1942.  While Nazi forces are doing as much damage as they can in Europe, all eyes turn towards England.  American ships travel from North America in order to deliver men and supplies across the pond.  Longtime U.S. Navy officer Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) is…

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Forrest Gump Marks Its 26th Anniversary

The Oscar-winning Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, marks its 26th anniversary since opening in theaters. Forrest Gump‘s 26th anniversary comes at a time when we are having a national conversation about race.  Along with this conversation comes a simultaneous discussion about monuments and such that honor the Confederacy.  Personally, I’m not of the belief that we should outright cancel this film.  At the same time, I think we do need…

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Apollo 13 Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Apollo 13, the Oscar-winning* film about the NASA rescue mission, is just as inspiring of a film as it marks the 25th anniversary. This flight was supposed to be nothing more than a routine flight.  America had just set foot on the moon in both July and November 1969.  Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon), and Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) were supposed to be the third group of Americans to land on the…

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Comes Home

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following the digital release two weeks ago. If there’s a film that teaches us about the values of kindness over the last year, it’s this film.  If you want a biographical film, there’s the Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary.  While this film is based on a magazine article, the script took some dramatic liberties such…

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Toy Story 4 arrives on Blu-ray

Fans of Toy Story 4 are now able to bring home the fourth chapter of the longest-running Pixar franchise on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. This film could very well mark the end of an era.  One thing that is almost for sure, Woody’s story is likely at an end.  Whether Disney-Pixar Animation decide to go forward remains to be determined.  Your guess is as good as mine at this point. BONUS FEATURES (may…

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Toronto 2019: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of a journalist who befriends Fred Rogers while writing a profile on heroes for Esquire. From the moment that the film starts and Fred Rogers opens the door to put on the cardigan, the emotions certainly began to hit.  How can they not?  We’re talking about a true American hero who represents the very best that society has to offer.  After all, he’s Mister Rogers–the man…

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Toy Story 4 Could Be A Satisfying Conclusion

Toy Story 4 could very well be a satisfying conclusion and the end of the line for the 24-year-old Disney-Pixar franchise. The opening prologue starts out some nine years ago when the team comes together to save a toy.  Unbeknownst to them, Bo Peep (Annie Potts) is set to be given away.  It’s not an easy farewell for Woody (Tom Hanks) after all they’ve been through but all one can do is move forward in…

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That Thing You Do! Offers A Rocking Soundtrack

Ripping on musical one-hit wonders, Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do! is one of the best feature directorial debuts of all time. When jazz drummer Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is asked by some friends to fill in for Chad (Giovanni Ribisi), he’s about to go on the ride of his life.  It’s a simple plan, really.  All Guy has to do is play drums for the night along side Jimmy Mattingly (Johnathon Schaech), Lenny Haise…

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