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Tom Hanks month 4 – Mazes and Monsters

While Splash is generally considered to be Tom Hanks’s breakout performance (along with several others), it’s not his first starring role. Before Splash, he landed the starring role in a made-for-TV film, Mazes and Monsters. This movie was part of … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks month 3 – The Green Mile

A lot of big name actors have these shticks that they tend to do in a lot of their movies. Tom Cruise runs in more movies than not. Brad Pitt tends to chew on spoons. Harrison Ford points at people … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks month 2 – Splash

For this week’s look into Tom Hanks’s early career, I was split between this movie and Big. Both are comedies with a touch of romance. Both are also movies that helped propel him into stardom. As much as I remember … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks month 1 – Forrest Gump

Most people who have even been casually watching movies at some point between the mid-80s and today would at least recognize Tom Hanks if they saw him in a movie, whether they know him by name or not. His movies … Continue reading

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True Story Movies 2: Apollo 13

One of the more fascinating aspects of the Cold War was the space race. The United States and the Soviet Union competed for years to see who could achieve various first in their spaceflight capabilities. This race began with ballistic … Continue reading

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Disney Associated Movies 13 – Saving Mr. Banks

The first movie I did for this blog series, The Reluctant Dragon, was more of a dramatized behind the scenes look at the animation process than an actual movie. This movie isn’t anything like that, but there are a few … Continue reading

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Pixar Movies 21 – Toy Story 4

Toy Story 3 felt like the perfect way to end the Toy Story franchise. It took background themes from Toy Story 2 and brought them to the forefront in the third movie. The toys realized in Toy Story 2 that … Continue reading

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War movies month 1: Saving Private Ryan

Well, I’m in the middle of my first week of living on my own, in a house that I own. I’m planning on doing some sort of “Adventures in home ownership” blog post this weekend, possibly turning it into a … Continue reading

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Pixar Movies 11 – Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3. In a way this movie doesn’t need an introduction. But in another way, it deserves a good one. Among its unique distinctions, it earned Pixar’s fourth Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in a row, their … Continue reading

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Pixar Movies 3 – Toy Story 2

Sometimes when writing these blog posts, especially for movies as famous as Toy Story and its sequels, it’s more interesting to talk about their backstory than it is to talk about the movie itself. After all, Toy Story might actually … Continue reading

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