Today's release : Nothing in Common on Blu-Ray

January 31, 2012 - 0 comment


Have you seen Tom Hanks's movie Nothing in Common ? The movie was released in 1986 and if you haven't seen it by now, you definitely should give it a try. Good news, the movie is now available on Blu-Ray !

Nothing in Common was directed by Gary Marshall and starred Jackie Gleason (his last movie), Tom Hanks, Eva Marie Saint and Sela Ward (House MD, CSI : NY). You can now order the Blu-Ray on Amazon US for $14.99. The DVD got a second release in 2010 and is still available for $7.49. Here are a few technical information for the Blu-Ray :

  • Release Date : January 31, 2012
  • Running time : 1h58
  • Number of discs : 1
  • Region : 1 (US and Canada only)
  • Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
  • Format : Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Rating : PG
  • Studio : Imagine Entertainment
  • ASIN : B005KKVAJA
     

Even though the movie was not a tremendous hit when it came out, it became more popular as Tom Hanks's fame grew. The film is considered by some to be the pivotal role in Tom Hanks's career because it marked his transition from less developed comedic roles to becoming a leading actor in more serious films. The movie also has a lot in common with Tom Hanks’s real experience.
“When the time came to show the movie to my dad I said 'Listen p'pa, you're all over this thing so just bear that in mind in the scenes where I might be talking to Jacky Gleason but there's a number of lines that I'm actually saying straight at you'.” (Tom Hanks, Inside the Actors Studio, September 1999)

The story is movie deals with David Basner, a successful but rather immature advertising executive who is suddenly confronted to his parents’ divorce after 35 years of marriage. He must then cope with the downfall of his family and his life and his father's illness.
Because of his talent, charm and wisecracking sense of humor, David Basner (Tom Hanks) is a self-made man on the fast track. He loves his job, his bank account is healthy, and women find him irresistible. Then his father Max (Jackie Gleason, in his final film performance) calls to give David the news that he and David's mother Lorraine (Eva Marie Saint) are calling it quits after 35 years. Now, besides the pressures of his own busy life, David has the new responsibilities of taking care of his crotchety dad and emotionally supporting his mother. Through these experiences, David gains a new understanding and appreciation of his parents, with whom he thought he had nothing in common.


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As far as I'm concerned, this is one of my favorite Tom Hanks's movies. It deals with the father-and-son relationship in a very realistic and genuine way and succeeds in mixing comedy and drama... and we all know how much Tom Hanks is good at both !

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close : now in theaters !

January 20, 2012 - 2 comments


Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is now released in theaters nationwide in the United States !

The movie is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel and the adaptation has been written by Oscar-winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, Benjamin Button). Stephen Daldry is directing and Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock stars for the first time together. Thomas Horn, who's been acclaimed by the critics for his performance, his making in debut in cinema.
The movie was released in New York City and Los Angeles on Christmas Day last year and is now released in the entire country. However, you will need to wait until February 17 if you live in the United Kingdom and February 23, if you're in Australia.

The movie tells the story of a young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child : amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey—an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.

You can take a look at the movie stills, posters, and shooting photos of the movie in the gallery. We've got trailers and TV spots, clips, making-ofs, movie premiere videos and a new 20-minute press junket interview in our videos, as well as some press article about Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.

       

Today's release : Larry Crowne on DVD & Blu-Ray

November 15, 2011 - 0 comment


Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks's second directorial effort is available on DVD and Blu-Ray today in North America !

The bonus features are the same for the DVD and Blu-Ray : The Making Of Larry Crowne, Fun On Set and Deleted Scenes. The technical information for both supports are written below.
You can order the DVD ($17.99) or Blu-Ray ($24.99) on Amazon for example.

The movie was released yesterday on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United Kingdom... with a different cover. They are also available on Amazon UK : DVD (£5.97) and Blu-Ray (£9.99).

 
Technical Information - Blu-Ray :
  • Release Date : November 15, 2011
  • Running time : 1h39
  • Layers : BD-50
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
  • Audio Format : English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / DVS DD 2.02
  • Subtitles/Captions : English SDH, Spanish, French
  • Rating : PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
 
Technical Information - DVD :
  • Release Date : November 15, 2011
  • Running time : 1h39
  • Layers : Dual layer
  • Aspect Ratio : 2.40:1
  • Audio Format : Dolby Digital 5.1/ DVS DD 2.02
  • Subtitles/Captions : English SDH, Spanish, French
  • Rating : PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content
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