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Sully is good, just not great. But thanks to another fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, it’s a promising start to awards season.

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Today’s Top 10 list took a look at the best examples of movies that focused on space exploration, and ranked them based on the size and severity of the pickles encountered. Since there is little drama in intergalactic missions that go off without a hitch, a vast majority of films that play around in this genre’s sandbox feature some kind of disaster, thus, there was no shortage of candidates.

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Filmed in the docudrama style that has become Paul Greengrass’s trademark, ‘Captain Phillips’ is out now in a Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Combo Pack.

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Disney’s new film Saving Mr. Banks alternates between compelling and troubling. Its parallel story lines and characterization of the manipulative and fatherly Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) make it a slightly entertaining mess.

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This week, Eric and Trevan argue over Captain Philips while Trey talks about Blue Caprice. Then, they all come together to celebrate Alfonso Cuarón’s excellent Gravity.

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Ultimately, the film is too long and doesn’t hold up the tension or danger long enough. Hanks lends his Phillips some emotional heft, but the typical heroics of the Hollywood thriller seem out of place in this style of presentation.

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‘Cloud Atlas’ is an overly constructed sprawl of a film that lacks affect because of its flat characters and its fixation with dumbed-down philosophy.

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Like any go-for-broke cinematic experience, in order for ‘Cloud Atlas’ to work its magic on you, it requires a certain amount of faith.

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Yeah, I know it’s been awhile! We don’t do video reviews too often anymore, but this movie inspired a lot of discussion — 14 minutes worth.

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The new Luc Besson-produced Guy Pearce sci-fi action flick inspired this list of the best space commanders in movies from Warren Cantrell. Take no prisoners indeed!

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‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’ is supposed to be about a precocious little boy learning from his grief, but it comes out all wrong, despite the presence of Tom Hanks.

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You might have heard that Tom Hanks’ new film, Larry Crowne, isn’t just an acting vehicle – Hanks also cowrote the script with Nia Vardalos, and he even dircted the picture. None of this is surprising, though, after seeing the film, as Larry Crowne could pass as the standard for an actor-directed film. In it, we follow [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I’m gonna warn you. This post is a big one. An epic response [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Forrest. Forrest Gump. It is time that we talked. I know a lot [...]

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Some A-List movie stars are allowed to get away with murder, and no one seems to do just that more often than Bruce Willis. For every “Pulp Fiction,” “Die Hard,” or “Sin City” on his resume, the actor has ten movies as bad as “Perfect Stranger.” And since that scummy little stinker came out earlier [...]

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