Even by the standards of a biopic about an incredibly famous man at the center of an incredibly famous real-life event there isn’t a ton of suspense in Sully. Everyone who was alive and conscious on January 15, 2009 remembers what happened that day, when Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the plane was struck by birds during takeoff.(I certainly do; I’d just arrived at my condo for the Sundance Film Festival and watched the rescue efforts unfold on live television.)
If you’re looking to cast an actor as a humble, honorable American hero in your movie, Tom Hanks is your man. He’s the kind of good guy the whole family can get behind, and who will make your dad tear up at the movies. And now he’s playing that role again, this time in pilot’s gear.
For the second year in a row, Chrysler’s Super Bowl 2012 commercial featured a big star, and talk of an inspirational turnaround. Last year, in a memorable spot, Eminem informed the Super Bowl’s audience that Detroit, embattled hometown of both the rapper and Chrysler, was on the comeback trail.
Clint Eastwood told reporters in 2008 that ‘Gran Torino’ was “probably” his last on-screen appearance as he was preparing to retire from acting.
Now it looks like that isn’t the case. According to Entertainment Weekly the 81-year-old is currently in talks to star in the baseball drama ‘Trouble With the Curve’ as a veteran scout losing his vision.
Because of the films depiction of a survivor from the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia, Warner Bros Japan division thought it best to pull the film.
Sometimes a film can hit a little to close to home. Such is the case with Clint Eastwood’s latest project Hereafter. The film was put out back in October here in the USA and is far removed from the theater here, but it was just released in Japan i