The American Film Institute has picked its 10 best movies and TV shows of the year. The titles, presented in alphabetical order, are works AFI’s juries have determined advance the art of the moving image, enhance the cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists and make a mark on American society. In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI is giving a special award to O.J.: Made in America, a nearly eight-hour-long documentary that aired on TV, raising questions about whether it qualifies for best documentary Oscar consideration as it’s picked up best doc nominations and awards.
Tom Hanks was on the Graham Norton Show and shared what it was like to work with Clint Eastwood. Hanks, who stars in Eastwood’s latest movie, Sully, said that the Hollywood icon’s experience starring as Rowdy Yates on Rawhide influenced how he directs. “He had all these directors there who directed movies who made a big deal about yelling ‘Action,’” explained Hanks, who then proceeded to mock-holler as though he were one of those directors from cinema’s early days.
The Oscars are still five months away, but consider awards season under way now that Hollywood has returned home from film festivals in Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. (So yes, that means awards season pretty much runs for half a calendar year.)
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s biographical drama Sully continued to fly high in its second weekend at the U.S. box office, while moviegoers grounded new offerings Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, both of which came in well behind predictions with $9.7 million and $8.2 million, respectively.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s biographical drama Sully continued to fly high in its second weekend at the U.S. box office, while moviegoers grounded new offerings Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, both of which came in well behind predictions with $9.6 million and $8.2 million, respectively. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as infamous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, wasn’t as much of a disappointment in debuting to $8 million, since it hadn’t been expected to do much beyond $10 million. Directed by Clint Eastwood, Sully fell a scant 37 percent to $22 million for a domestic total of $70.5 million.
Tom Hanks’ Sully has taken off with a stellar $35.5 million at 3,525 North American locations, marking a solid start to the fall box office season.
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Frank Marshall and more hit the buzzy NYC premiere of the film — out, coincidentally, on the Sept. 11 anniversary weekend.
Tom Hanks already saved that Private Ryan fellow. Now, he’s back to the heroics in Sully, the Clint Eastwood-helmed film about Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who landed his disabled passenger jet in the Hudson River.
In Tom Hanks’ latest film, he suits up as Captain Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger — the U.S. Airways pilot who made a heroic emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009. And the two-time Oscar winner embraced the role in every way, costar Aaron Eckhart, who plays copilot Jeffrey Skiles, says in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.