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    When Hollywood Met Broadway: Screen Stars Hit the Stage as Stage-to-Screen Musicals (and Vice-Versa) Move Through the Pipeline

    Let's face it, movie musicals are usually bad. Don't get me wrong, nobody should love them more than me: I'm a movie nerd and a musical nerd, so a movie musical should be exactly what the doctor ordered. But sometimes the whole ends up a lot less than the sum of its parts. Think pickles plus pean...

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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Actor Nominees

    As part of our steady quest to go cold turkey from the Oscar season over the next few days, we've been running down some of our possibilities for the films that will be elbowing each other for awards in 2014. Yesterday, we looked at Best Picture, and today, we turn to Best Actor, won this year by Da...

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    MVPs of the Movies: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams Top the List

    What does it take to be one of the most valuable actors of all time? 24/7 Wall St. considered this and ranked almost 700 leading actors. They found that in order to top the list, an actor needed to have starred in not just one but several high-grossing franchises

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    Tom Hanks & Steven Spielberg Find Book To Adapt For Next WWII Project For HBO

    Down at HBO, World War II is in the cards. OK, figuratively. But the Big Bertha of premium cable has taken to the mic to confirm details of another release which has the makings of a new box-set staple and a veritable howitzer to the already-frayed morale of rival networks.

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    Tom Hanks Narrates NatGeo's 'Killing Lincoln,' Based on Bill O'Reilly's Book

    There's more Lincoln in store, and it's lined up at the National Geographic Channel. "Killing Lincoln" is based on Bill O'Reilly's book about the final days of the president and John Wilkes Booth's plot to kill him...

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    The Weinstein Company Pick Up Former Gus Vant Sant/Tom Hanks Project ' How Starbucks Saved My Life'

    Are you ready for the story of how a coffee conglomerate helped save the life of an executive? Man, we can already visualize the synergized tie-in lattes and soundtrack CDs. 

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    Can Denzel Washington Save Zemeckis' Bogus 'Flight'?

    From the vapid, saccharine Forrest Gump to the overwrought, improbable Flight, Robert Zemeckis has remained a master of manipulation. That Oscar for Gump? Flight’s closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival? Forget them and look at the films: emotionally pandering and ...

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    Makeup Artists Talk Challenges of 'Cloud Atlas': Multiple Characters, Movie Stars Hanks & Berry, Yellowface & Political Correctness

    Tom Hanks and Halle Berry have starred in a combined 88 films, so when tasked to transform two of Hollywood's most familiar faces, “Cloud Atlas'” hair, make-up and prosthetics designers Jeremy Woodhead and Daniel Parker had only one place to start: the nose.

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    From the Wire: Criticizing Your Own Movies

    What it means when an actor bashes one of the past works to promote a new one.

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    Weekend Box Office Top Ten: 'Argo' Sings, 'Cloud Atlas' Doesn't

    This pre-Halloween weekend, one Warner Bros. release soared to the top of the box office line-up on strong word of mouth. The other, with a C+ Cinemascore, could be sinking fast. "Cloud Atlas," their expensive epic from three major directors, failed to gross $10 million, a soft opening for this much...

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