Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

Spoonful of Sugar: Review of ‘Savings Mr. Banks’

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Wait, is that Mickey shadow carrying two butcher knives?! LOOK OUT, MARY POPPINS, LOOK OUT!

Rated PG-13, 125 minutes (watched 1/3/14) Review:
Somehow I doubt finicky PL Travers would approve of this┬ástory of how Walt Disney adapted Mary Poppins to the big screen. I’m sure details were sanded, massaged and fudged, but sometimes a story is so well-told and presented that you really just don’t care. Continue reading

Bravo, Stephen Colbert. Bravo.

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You need to check out this interview between Stephen Colbert and Tom Hanks re: the latter’s sure-to-be-awesome miniseries, The Pacific. The interview is very, very good and Colbert even break character when talking about what Band of Brothers meant to his family (here’s part 2). Kudos, Stephen Colbert. Kudos, Tom Hanks. Kudos all around!