Tag Archives: Tom Hanks

Next Feature – Sully – 8pm, Monday 19th June

On 15th January 2009, Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tries to make an emergency landing in New York’s Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese.

Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.

CLINT EASTWOOD

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Next Feature – A Hologram for The King – 8pm, Monday 2nd January 2017

A Hologram for The King is a 2016 comedy-drama film directed, written and co-scored by Tom Tykwer, based on the 2012 novel of the same name written by Dave Eggers, and starring Tom Hanks as a washed-up corporate salesman, who goes to Saudi Arabia to propose a business deal.

Sidse Babett KnudsenTom Skerritt and Sarita Choudhury also star in this international co-production between the United States, Germany and Mexico. The film was released on April 22, 2016, by LionsgateRoadside Attractions and Saban Films.

TOM HANKS

Captain Phillips – 16th June – 8pm

The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, this film won BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

TOM HANKS

Captain Phillips

Saving Mr Banks – 19th May – 8pm

When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise, one that he didn’t realise would take 20 years to keep.

In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation.

Emma Thompson & Tom Hanks offer credible performances in the story behind Mary Poppins the movie.

Saving Walt Disney

Tom Hanks meets Emma Thompson