‘Sully’ — The Movie America Needs Right Now

September 10th, 2016 10:32 AM
Clint Eastwood understands the cultural zeitgeist better than just about any Hollywood star. His “Dirty Harry” films arrived when the public had had enough of unchecked crime. Eastwood delivered “Unforgiven” just when we were ready to deconstruct the western genre. You don’t stay a star for more than five decades without understanding the culture at large.…

NBC's Lauer Cheers Tom Hanks Promoting Obama's 'Free' College Plan

February 25th, 2015 11:33 AM
Wrapping up an interview with actor Tom Hanks on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer took time to promote a January op-ed Hanks wrote for The New York Times praising "free" community college: "I read this op-ed you wrote recently....I love that. Why was it so important for you to get that message out there?"

Saturday Night Funny Video: New Imaginary HBO Mini-Series from Tom Han

December 17th, 2011 11:44 PM
A departure tonight from my usual Saturday offerings of news media/politics-related humor clips. Instead, something a bit more light-hearted about an until now un-chronicled historic breakthrough. Tom Hanks has produced a bunch of HBO mini-series, including Band of Brothers, The Pacific and John Adams, and Thursday night on CBS’s Late Show he made some fun of himself as he presented a…

Don Imus’s Take on ‘Tehran Tom’ Hanks: ‘Another Panty-wearing

March 12th, 2010 2:52 PM
Don Imus, for one, is not surprised by Tom Hanks' recent comments calling WWII and the War on Terrorism racist crusades undertaken by the United States. First brought to his attention by "Imus in the Morning" producer Bernard McGuirk on the show, the remarks were news to the host - just not shocking news. "Oh darn, what a surprise. We have another panty-wearing liberal dickweed…

Tom Hanks: America Wants to ‘Annihilate’ Terrorists Because ‘The

March 9th, 2010 4:06 PM
Over the weekend, Time Magazine published a long, glowing profile of Tom Hanks to help promote his upcoming HBO miniseries “The Pacific.” And as with all things entertainment media, the subject is never challenged or even made to shift uncomfortably in his seat. The push to ascend Hanks to “national treasure” status is clearly on. Hanks does seem to be a genuinely nice man and the work he’s done…

Bill O'Reilly Rips Tom Hanks for Mocking Fox News on MSNBC

March 6th, 2010 11:48 AM
Bill O'Reilly fired back at Tom Hanks on Friday after the Oscar-winning star mocked Fox News on MSNBC earlier in the day.As NewsBusters previously reported, Hanks was on "Morning Joe" yesterday attacking Fox News, Ann Coulter, and Tea Partiers."[H]e goes to a very low rated, left-wing network, where he poses as a producer playing off a video that showed a fight in an Italian TV…

Hanks Mocks Fox

March 5th, 2010 8:49 AM
OK, it was kind of funny, but . . . Of all the networks Tom Hanks might have mocked during a little stunt on Morning Joe today, he just happened to settle on Fox. For good measure, he worked Tea Partiers and Ann Coulter into his mix. [H/t reader Ray R.]Morning Joe had just aired a clip of an actual fistfight that broke out live-on-camera between two TV producers at an Italian TV station. Cut to…

Diane Sawyer Skips Controversy for 'Angels & Demons'; Grilled Mel Gibs

May 11th, 2009 12:04 PM
"Angels & Demons" star Tom Hanks received zero critical questions or challenges when he appeared on Monday's "Good Morning America" to promote a movie that features the Catholic Church ordering a brutal massacre in order to silence a secret society. Instead, Sawyer referred to the film, a prequel to "The Da Vinci Code," as a "scary, spiritual scavenger hunt…

Tom Hanks in New 'Welcome Back Veterans' Ad

July 6th, 2008 9:38 PM
If you've watched any baseball this holiday weekend, you've likely seen a new public service announcement featuring actor Tom Hanks promoting a group called Welcome Back Veterans.In the 30-second segment, soldiers recount the welcome they received when they first returned home from either Iraq or Afghanistan.Hanks finishes the ad stating (video embedded right):

CBS Claims ‘Battle Between Tom Hanks And The Vatican’ Over Movie

June 19th, 2008 4:24 PM
On Thursday’s CBS "Early Show," co-host Maggie Rodriguez described the Catholic Church’s refusal to allow filming on Church property of a movie prequel to "The DaVinci Code," starring Tom Hanks, this way: "...the battle between Tom Hanks and the Vatican. You know he's in Rome filming the prequel to 'The Da Vinci Code,' 'Angels and Demons,' and the Church there is up in…

CNN Portrays ‘The Da Vinci Code’ Movie as Sin ‘Too Grave to be

June 19th, 2008 3:05 PM
CNN, following in the footsteps of’s overblown take on the subject, couldn’t help but to insert snotty language into its report on the Catholic Diocese of Rome’s denial to the filming of the movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s "Angels and Demons." CNN international correspondent Jennifer Eccleston, closing her report on Thursday’s "American Morning," labeled the Church…

Tom Hanks Endorses Barack Obama for President

May 4th, 2008 10:09 AM
Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks has officially endorsed Barack Obama for president with the following video first posted last evening at the former Bosom Buddy's My Space page: