Host Tom Hanks proclaimed, “When our former presidents unite like that, much of the rest of the world must marvel at what America is, at what Americans can do.”
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When “News of the World” opens Christmas Day, viewers will see plenty of action-packed scenes with Tom Hanks, who goes full cowboy as Civil War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd. But there’s also plenty of emotional and heartfelt moments between Hanks and his scene-stealing screen partner, 12-year-old Helena Zengel.“News of the World” is adapted from the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles, and co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Hanks stars as Captain Kidd, a former war hero who travels through frontier towns in the Southwest reading the news of the day to hardscrabble workers and farmers for spare change.Along the way, he meets 10-year-old Johanna “Cicada” Leonberger (Zengel), an orphan twice over who was adopted by a tribe of Kiowa Native Americans before they met a tragic end. Kidd decides he’ll take the girl to her nearest next of kin in Hill Country, but the journey ahead is rife with danger — and the occasional mischief, despite the film’s overall grittiness.Also Read: Ron Howard's Panned 'Hillbilly Elegy' Was the 7th-Most Streamed Program Over ThanksgivingAt first, Johanna is feral towards Captain Kidd, and it takes a lot of convincing (and food) for him to prove he’s not a threat. But the tension eventually dissipates as the unlikely pair traverse the dangerous Texas countryside together.In one gripping scene, Johanna and Kidd get into a gunfight with some unsavory outlaws. Retreating into the mountains to hide, Kidd soon runs out of ammunition for his pistol. He tells Johanna to run away, but she instead sneaks back to their wagon to find a bucket of spare coins — which they use to load bird-shot shells to defend themselves. Thrifty!Shortly after the gunfight is resolved, the two camp out and Johanna starts painting Kidd’s horse while singing a Kiowa blessing. It’s a brief but touching look into their changing relationship, and begins to cement for viewers that Johanna sees Kidd as a protector, not a captor.Also Read: 'News of the World' Film Review: Tom Hanks Plays a Searcher Who Reads the Legends in Old-School WesternLater, when the two are on the road, they play the classic game of “I Spy,” but with a twist — Johanna only speaks Kiowa and some German. The two take turns pointing out animals and plants along the road and teaching each other how to pronounce them, laughing at the new words and slowly breaking down the language barrier between them. That continues in a later, adorable scene, when Kidd asks Johanna to teach him her favorite song in Kiowa.There’s another touching moment in the film that totally changes the dynamic between the two travelers — but we can’t tell you everything because it’s definitely a spoiler. For now, let’s just say Johanna comes to Captain Kidd’s aid in a very unexpected way, and ends up saving the former soldier’s bacon.“News of the World” hits theaters Dec. 25 and is available internationally on Netflix the same day.Read original story Tom Hanks’ Cutest On-Screen Moments With 12-Year-Old ‘News of the World’ Co-Star Helena Zengel At TheWrap
To mark the 30th anniversary of "The Bonfire of the Vanities," here are some eyebrow-raising making-of anecdotes from "The Devil’s Candy," from a charged audition between Hanks and a young Uma Thurman to an out-of-his-depth Bruce Willis throwing his proverbial weight around on set.
With the internet being pretty much endless bad news about the COVID pandemic, we aren't surprised that celebrities are all jumping on a viral meme inspired by Elf on the Shelf.
Rita Wilson beat breast cancer and COVID-19. Now she wants to help everyone get through flu season.
Director Baz Luhrmann has confirmed that production will restart imminently on his untitled Elvis Presley movie. Tom Hanks, the film’s co-star has already returned to Australia, where he previously contracted COVID-19. Production in Queensland will start from Sept. 23, Luhrmann said in a statement. The Warner Bros.-backed film was in advanced stages of pre-production in […]
The actor told the Democratic nominee that "this is the most important election in the history of America."
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The prime minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, shared an Instagram photo celebrating Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's new honorary Greek citizenship.
"Look, there's no law against ignorance. It's not illegal to have opinions that are wrong," COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks said in a "Today" interview Tuesday.
The actor opened up about his COVID-19 symptoms and why he doesn't "get" people refusing to wear masks.
Plus, why he thinks Tom Hanks wasn't as offended by the monologue as viewers at home assumed.
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Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier who famously invested in the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express,” has died. He was 55.A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office told TheWrap that the office responded to a death located in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the man was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of Bing’s death, he jumped from the 27th floor of his apartment building.The LAPD and L.A. County Coroner’s Office would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death. The owner of the building, however, confirmed to TheWrap that the deceased was Bing. An individual who knew Bing said he had been depressed and acting bizarrely of late.Also Read: Joel Schumacher, Director of 'St Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys,' Dies at 80Bing’s writing credits include 1994’s “Every Breathe” and one episode of “Married… with Children.” He is also known for producing films like “Get Carter,” “Night at the Golden Eagle,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and most recently, “St. Sebastian.” He was currently filming an Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Documentary. He was also a big investor in “The Polar Express,” the animated feature featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.Bing is also the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, which focuses on property, construction, entertainment and music. Its latest credit is 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Bing also financed films like Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowulf” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light.”Bing was born on March 31, 1965. He received an estimated $600 million inheritance when he turned 18, from his grandfather and real estate developer Leo S. Bing. He dropped out of Stanford University to pursue a career in Hollywood and also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes — in 2012, he contributed $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.Also Read: Ian Holm, Star of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien,' Dies at 88He is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.Read original story Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55 At TheWrap
Apple TV Plus has bought worldwide rights from Sony Pictures to the Tom Hanks World War II drama “Greyhound” following a bidding war for the movie, which was previously set for a Father's Day theatrical release. Six-month-old Apple TV Plus announced the deal Tuesday. The streaming service did not disclose when it will release "Greyhound." […]
Tom Hanks gave fans an update on his blood plasma donation with a cheerful Instagram post just weeks after he and his wife Rita Wilson recovered from COVID-19.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who have recovered from the coronavirus, are paying it forward.