Nothing I say to you can be as powerful as Tom Hanks‘ poem, and there’s no way that I can accurately describe how moving his words are. It’s probably best that you just watch the video for yourself so that you can learn some home truths about Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse, and Uncle Joey.
You’re welcome for your afternoon cry.
October 25, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
OK, well, he’ll make you laugh, and then he’ll make you cry, because at the end of the cute and funny story, the fact remains that Michael Clarke Duncan‘s talent and big-heartedness is still no longer with us.
Long-time friend, Tom Hanks, spoke at Michael’s memorial service, which was heavy in celebrity attendance, including people like Stevie Wonder, Omarosa Stallworth, who was Michael’s fiancee, Jay Leno, David Boreanaz, Vivica A. Fox, and Holly Robinson Peete.
RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. You were a one, that’s for sure.
September 12, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
From IMDB, this is ‘Cloud Atlas’:
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
The film stars Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, Hugh Grant, and a whole bunch of other decent actors and actresses, and this movie looks f-cking amazing. AMAZING. I mean, come on. Even the synopsis has me wanting to cry, and it’s IMDB ffs.
Can I get a hell yes on this movie?
July 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm by Sarah
EA Hanks recently interviewed “Hanksy”, an anonymous street artist who has made a name for himself in the art scene simply by cribbing from the street artist Banksy but adding Tom Hanks’ smiling visage to each of his works. Seriously. That’s what Hanksy does.
EA never explicitly states that she is Tom Hanks’ daughter in the interview, which makes the interview, tinged with ire, that much more winning:
EA: How are you known and what are you known for?
Hanksy: The internet and the general public know me as Hanksy. Some call me a street artist, others call me a bad pun. I take iconic images from the UK street artist Banksy and mash it up with a reference from Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks.
Hilarious! Here is more:
EA: Regarding your work, Tom Hanks sends the message, “I don’t know who Hanksy is, but I enjoy his (her?) comments via the semi-chaos of artistic expression.” Do you know if Banksy knows as well?
Hanksy: There has been word, from mouths that have some credentials to back it up, that he has seen the work, is following it, and completely encourages it.
EA: What’s it like to know that two artists of whom you are, by your own admission, a huge fan of, know about and encourage about your work?
Hanksy: It’s humbling and completely special. The internet has broken down so many barriers where things like this can now happen. I wouldn’t say it’s a dream come true, but it’s definitely a small fantasy.
It must be a weird feeling, to finally confront the man (or woman?) who has been spray-painting pictures of your dad hither and thither. Well done, Liz.
(Photo via Laughing Squid.)
February 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
I double-dog dare you to watch this trailer and not get goosebumps or even choke up a little bit at least once. I’m really not exaggerating, either, when I say that this is probably going to be the best mainstream movie of the year, and the fact that the trailer features my absolute favorite U2 song and the feature itself stars my absolute favorite actor, only reinforces my surety that this is going to be a box office hit. I’ve got a good feeling about this film, friends, so spread the word. I mean, how can you not, especially after seeing this adorable little kid playing such a huge role, too?
September 29, 2011 at 11:30 am by Sarah
Did anyone see Larry Crowne? I know I didn’t. It isn’t that I don’t love Tom Hanks—because, oh my God, do I looo-oooove Tom Hanks—but I have been pretty suspicious of his filmmaking decisions ever since Castaway. I’d read some lukewarm reviews for Larry Crowne, and I determined it wasn’t for me.
So not everyone loved Larry Crowne. No big deal, right? But apparently, Tom Hanks really takes it to heart.
From the Guardian:
The National Enquirer reports that Hanks was filling up his car at a petrol station in the wealthy Los Angeles district of Pacific Palisades when he was approached by a couple who had just seen him in Crowne, which Hanks also wrote and directed. When Hanks asked if they had enjoyed it, the man replied that it wasn’t that good, while his partner politely explained that they had come to expect more from their favorite actor.
Hanks is then reported to have apologized and offered to refund their ticket money. He then reached into his pocket and pulled out $25, which the couple eventually accepted.
Aww! Poor Tom Hanks! I want to give him a hug.