Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

Oscar Watch: Cloud Atlas

 

The Wachowski siblings have teamed up with Run Lola Run director Tom Tywker to bring us the film adaptation of Cloud Atlas. Starring Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, from the novel by David Mitchell, it may be the most expensive  independent film of all time.

Halle Berry and Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas

 

The movie, which also includes Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant, spans different time zones, historical periods and even calls on the actors to portray characters of multiple ethnic groups.

Best known for their direction of the The Matrix films, the Wachowskis  were recently profiled by The New Yorker magazine.

Cloud Atlas will be released on October 26, 2012.

Have you read the book? Looking forward to the movie?

 

Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks Cover of ‘W’ Magazine

The Horseface and the Funny Guy

 

I’ll be finding the latest issue of W Magazine in my mailbox any second now, but I’d like to discuss the cover NOW.  Everyone pull your chairs into a circle so we can chat.

Okay.  Everyone’s favorite Oprah guests are appearing together in yet another film, this time with Tom Hanks directing as well as starring with Queen Horseface Julia Roberts.  Ugh and UGH.  (In all fairness, I love Tom Hanks.)  Maybe someday we can discuss the film, Larry Crowne, but today we have more important issues to dissect.  Take a moment to really look at that cover.  I’ll wait.  Go ahead.

Anything look odd to you?  Is there any reason Tom Hanks wasn’t given the courtesy of a little bit of Photoshop?  Good LAWD.  The bags under his eyes?  The prominent nasolabial fold?  Do only women need to be Photoshopped because we won’t be accepted otherwise?  Forty-three year old Julia seems to be as wrinkle and pore-free as a toddler in this photo, while Tom looks his age.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, right?

What gives?  (Like we don’t all know the answer to this “age-old” question…)