Larry Crowne : now in theaters !
July 02, 2011 - 0 comment
Larry Crowne is now in theaters in the United States, Canada and in The United Kingdom !
Tom Hanks gets back behind the camera for another movie, fifteen years after his directorial debut with That Thing You Do !
We've followed his work on the making of this movie, as well as the promotion as he went over the world for interviews and movie premieres. Pretty much everything you need and you may be looking for about that movie is right here.
Until he was downsized, affable, amiable Larry Crowne was a superstar team leader at the big-box company where he's worked since his time in the Navy. Underwater on his mortgage and unclear on what to do with his suddenly free days, Larry heads to his local college to start over. There he becomes part of a colorful community of outcasts, also-rans and the overlooked all trying to find a better future for themselves… often moving around town in a herd of scooters. In his public-speaking class, Larry develops an unexpected crush on his teacher Mercedes Tainot, who has lost as much passion for teaching as she has for her husband.
You can take a look at the movie stills, posters, and shooting photos in the gallery. We've got tons of trailers and TV spots, clips, making-ofs, movie premieres and press junket interviews in our video archive, as well as loads of press articles and interviews !
Let's be honest, so far the movie has received lukewarm review. What about you, have you seen the Larry Crowne ? Let us know what you thought of it !
Today's release : You've Got Mail on Blu-Ray
February 01, 2011 - 0 comment
The romantic comedy You've Got Mail is released today on Blu-Ray in the United States by Warner Home Video. The 1998 movie was directed by Nora Ephron and starred Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Dave Chapelle and Dabney Coleman, among others.
This movie was the third (and probably the best) collaboration for Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, after Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and is a remake of the 1940 Jimmy Stewart film, The Shop Around the Corner.
I don't know about you, but this movie is one of my absolute favorites. Here's the story if you don't know it :
Kathleen Kelly, owner of a little and famous bookstore for children's books, has an affair. Being together with Frank Navasky, a well-known journalist, she betrays him by e-mailing secretly and anonymously with a (also betraying) man whom she met in a chat room. Suddenly, her business gets endangered by the opening of Fox Books discount store just "around the corner". She meets Joe Fox, son of the owner, and soon gets annoyed by his arrogant way of managing business matters. Although getting advice by her anonymous mail-pal, she has to close down her store. But Joe Fox's life suddenly gets out of control when he learns that his anonymous mail-pal is nobody other than Kathleen Kelly.
- Bonus DVD: The Shop Around the Corner
- Commentary with Nora Ephron and Lauren Shuler Donner
- Featurette "Delivering You've Got Mail"
- Featurette "You've Got Chemistry"
- HBO First Look: "A Conversation with Nora Ephron"
- Featurette "Discover New York's Upper West Side"
- Music video: "Anyone at All"
- Music-only track
- Theatrical trailer
Today's release : Nothing in Common on DVD
December 07, 2010 - 0 comment
The movie Nothing in Common is re-released on DVD today in the United States by Imagine Entertainment. The 1986 movie was directed by Gary Marshall and starred Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Sela Ward Eva Marie Saint among others.
David Basner is a successful advertising executive who has it all: Money, happiness, and women who want him. Then one day his world falls apart when his mother leaves his father. Now, he must balance his life between his mother, who is happy with her newfound independence, and his father, a recently laid off salesman who is hard-headed, stubborn, and hides a lot from David. Now David must cope with the downfall of his family and his life.
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. Moreover, the movie had a lot in common with Tom Hanks’s real experience, as Tom Hanks explained during his interview on the Inside The Actor's Studio in 1999 :
“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'.”
You can find more details about the DVD itself on the official website of Imagine Entertainment.