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Exciting movie news!  Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are in talks to appear in a new movie about Walt Disney’s efforts over 14 years to persuade “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers to allow him to make a movie about the […]

Jonathan Safran Foer’s acclaimed novel about a boy whose father was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11 has been brought to the screen with great sensitivity and heart.  Newcomer Thomas Horn plays Oskar, whose ferocious intellect overwhelms his […]

I have free tickets to give away to a January 17 Washington DC-area screening of a new movie based on Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Washingtonian Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated).  Thomas Horn, winner of Teen Jeopardy, is […]

In observance of World AIDS Day, I recommend these films: Longtime Companion The first feature film to address the AIDS epidemic is this wrenching story of love and loss with beautiful performances from Campbell Scott, Bruce Davison, and Mary-Louise Parker. […]

“Larry Crowne” is such a perfectly pleasant movie that it may not be until you walk toward the exit that you realize that something is missing. Until then, the good spirits of stars Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, clearly enjoying […]

One of my favorite films is “That Thing You Do,” written and directed by Tom Hanks. I am thrilled that he has gone back behind the camera again for “Larry Crowne,” scheduled to open this summer, co-written with Nia Vardalos […]

You won’t just forget you are watching an animated movie; you will forget you are watching a movie. That is how completely we enter this wonderful world, and how reluctantly we leave it. “Toy Story 3” has more honest, acutely […]

Disney generously shared this interview with Tom Hanks, who plays my favorite “Toy Story 3” character, Woody. It comes out next week on DVD and Blu-Ray with wonderful extras including the fabulous short “Day & Night” and behind-the scenes interviews […]

Celebrate the release of “Toy Story 3” with another look at the original — Pixar’s first feature release was the first theatrical released animated entirely by computer. It is now available in a pristine Blu-Ray version that pops off the […]

Wow. WOW! “Toy Story 2” is stunning, witty, exciting, enchanting, and very moving. Amazingly, it is even better than the sensationally entertaining original. The animation is better — the facial expressions of the main characters should qualify the animators for […]