Steven Spielberg’s war film, Saving Private Ryan, not only redefined the genre for war movies but the film holds up on the 20th anniversary. Twenty years after seeing the film in theaters in 1998, the World War 2 drama features the most intense opening in cinematic history. Following a bookend featuring the older James Ryan (Harrison Young), the opening runs close to a half hour alone. Spielberg manages to recreate the Normandy Invasion of June…"Saving Private Ryan: 20 Years Later"
California Typewriter is a nostalgic documentary that will make you think about what life was like in the days before computers, smart phones, and the internet. The doc gets its name from California Typewriter, one of the few repair shops left standing. The shop is dedicated to making sure the typewriters are working. While many of us will send quick notes by email or text, award-winning actor Tom Hanks is one who will still type…"California Typewriter: Documentary is Nostalgic"
A Hologram for the King brings Tom Hanks back to the big screen for the first time since last year’s Bridge of Spies. After seeing Hanks in so many studio films over the years, it’s an interesting refresher to see Hanks play in an indie film for a change. Written and Directed by Tom Tykwer, the movie is based on Dave Eggers’ novel. Hanks leads a cast that features Sarita Choudhury, Alexander Black, Tom Skerritt,…"A Hologram for The King: Tom Hanks brings book to life"