Posted: October 17, 2015 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Alan Alda, Amy Ryan, Central Intelligence Agency, Coen brothers, Cold War, Donovan, Mark Rylance, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ “Bridge of Spies” tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.
Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies” stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shepherd as CIA operative Hoffman; Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan as James’ wife, Mary; Sebastian Koch as East German lawyer Vogel; and Academy Award nominee Alan Alda as Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm. The film is produced by Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger with Adam Somner, Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Matt Charman and three-time Academy Award winners Ethan Coen & Joel Coen. “Bridge of Spies” will be released in theaters on October 16, 2015.
Posted: October 14, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment, Mediasphere | Tags: Animation, Cartoon, Cinema, Disney, Edina Menzel, Emma Thompson, Illustration, Kelly McDonald, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Movies, Painting, Pixar, Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Voice acting, Voiceover, Zachary Levi
Posted: June 6, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Guns and Gadgets, Science & Technology | Tags: FAO Schwarz, Fifth Avenue, Frederick August Otto Schwarz, General Motors Building (New York), Manhattan, New York City, Times Square, Tom Hanks, Toy store, Toys "R" Us
Shot of the Transparent Car on display in the General Motors Building
Posted: April 15, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: Alaska, Fuck, Howard Stern, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Louis C.K, Megyn Kelly, Rude Jude, Sarah Palin, Saturday Night Live, Tom Hanks, Twitter
Matt Wilstein reports: It’s been close to five years since Louis C.K. got drunk on an airplane and tweeted the foulest things he could think of about Sarah Palin. Since then, he has moved on and deleted his Twitter account, but as the comedian told Howard Stern on Wednesday, it was just two months ago that he finally decided to apologize.
As Louis C.K. told it, Palin actually approached him at the afterparty for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special to tell him she thought he was “terrific” and “really funny,” though it was unclear if she really knew who he was.
In response, Louis C.K. just said, “I owe you an apology,” telling Stern that he’s never before apologized for anything he’s said and “fuck anybody else who’s offended.” But now that he was face-to-face with Palin, he felt he needed to address the situation.
When he explained to her what he had done, Palin told him, “Well, you’re a vile person,” which made him laugh. Then she invited him to go fishing with her next time he’s in Alaska, which he said he would do in a heartbeat.
Kelly reading a tweet from punditfromanotherplanet right before she goes on the air.
Stern and Louis C.K. agreed that Palin is attractive and they both kind of want to “fuck” her. “It would be fun to fuck a conservative politician,” the comedian said, noting that opposites attract for a reason. This conversation led Stern to admit that he also fantasizes about sleeping with Megyn Kelly and Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: November 5, 2014 Filed under: Entertainment, Mediasphere, Politics | Tags: 20014 Election, Bobby Shriver, Campaign donors, Chris O'Donnell, David Geffen, Harvey Keitel, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jessica Alba, Jimmy Iovine, Joan Cusack, Katzenberg, Larry David, Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe, Steven Spielberg, Ted Danson, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty
Bobby Shriver’s loss marked the end of a day that saw industry politicos’ favorites defeated and Republicans back in control of the U.S. Senate
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Tuesday’s midterm elections brought defeats for many Hollywood-supported candidates…Hollywood politicos turned their attention to Bobby Shriver, the industry pick to replace longtime Los Angeles County supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who was forced to retire because of term limits….
…The scion of American political royalty had received thousands of dollars in Hollywood campaign contributions in his effort to represent the Westside of Los Angeles and parts of the San Fernando Valley on the Board of Supervisors.
Bobby Shriver‘s campaign finance report read like a list of Oscar attendees. Among the donors: Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, J.J. Abrams, Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jimmy Iovine, Warren Beatty, Jessica Alba, Chris O’Donnell, Rob Lowe, Larry David, Ted Danson, Joan Cusack, Harvey Keitel and Michael Douglas.
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Posted: October 30, 2013 Filed under: Global, U.S. News, War Room | Tags: Africa, Piracy in Somalia, Somali, Somali American, Somalia, Tom Hanks, United States, University of Tennessee
This man is the real victim
Daniel Greenfield writes: Clearly this is a problem that only can be solved with more Somali settlers moving out of the Midwest and into coastal states. And then Americans can finally experience Somali piracy without going anywhere near Africa.
These people are not Americans. They have no interest in being Americans. They’re sponging off America while sympathizing with Somali pirates. They’re no different than the Muslim terrorist supporters who move to Jersey City and send money to the Taliban.
Somalis living in Knoxville — and across the country — are anxious about the new negativity being circulated around the world by the actions of a few. The forecast isn’t getting any easier.
No other groups gets this treatment. This “backlash whining” in front of every story and after every crime. Now talking about Somali piracy, like talking about Muslim terrorism, becomes a hate crime that makes the poor dears feel unwelcome.
Hollywood is rolling out a brand new blockbuster movie — “Captain Phillips,” starring Tom Hanks — that depicts the Maersk Alabama hijacking.
So let’s hear the response from patriotic Somali-Americans. Read the rest of this entry »