Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Feb 19, 2012.
That movie is easily in my top 10 of all time.
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I was fairly excited to watch these movies but none of them were great.
Elysium - 6/10
Pacific Rim - 6/10
Riddick - 6/10
After Earth - 5.5/10
World War Z - 5.5/10
Oh it was totally a kid movie. There was too much ridiculousness in the movie for adults, but I liked it.
saw the sneak preview of Captain Phillips Saturday Night. Tom Hanks carrieed the movie. He really is one of the top actors out there right now. The movie itself was good, not great-7 out of 10. I vaguely remember the story but the movie shows just how stupid the Somalia Pirates were. I read up on it after the movie and it seemed they nailed the facts to what happened. Enjoyed it though. I can;t imagine shooting scenes in that cramped little rescue boat. I heard Hanks say that the crew actually did get sea sick at times. .
Uhh... try 'EVER'
Not hardly! Jack Nicholson, Clark Gable, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Daniel-Day Lewis, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stuart, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, and Robert DeNiro are or were Oscar worthy in just about anything they appeared in. Hanks is good but he is not as good to the greatness of those actors. Yet!
I thought Hanks was terrific in "Castaway", "Forest Gump" and "Green Mile". Certainly as good as many of those you list up above.
Tom Hanks is (my view) basically the modern version of Jimmy Stewart in the movies. The everyman, as Hitchcock liked to refer him to. Not saying he is on the level of Stewart, just the variety of roles Hanks can play as Stewart did for his career.
Al Pacino? He's been terrible and stuck as the same character for about 2 decades now. Nicholson and DeNiro are often the same in whatever they do as well, I haven't seen them really do any great work in a long time.
I was kind of thinking the same.
I like Pacino, but yeah, same old, same old.
Nicholson? I thought his high point were in the 70's.
The poster said Hanks is the best ever. I just don't agree. While he is great in his own right and is in his prime, to me he does not compare with Pacino, Deniro, Nicholson, Stewart,and others in their prime.
Anyone see Gravity? Thinking of going to the IMAX 3D showing this friday
Just a bit of hyperbole to be honest.
I'm sure there are better actors out there. Daniel Day Lewis is probably the best, most gifted actor at the moment, but for some reason I have a hard time taking the guy seriously because he takes himself and his craft way too seriously.
I just like Tom Hanks.
The reason I think he's the best is because when I refer to movies he's in, I don't say "And then Tom Hanks ran a three year coast to coast marathon" I say, "Forest Gump ran a three year coast to coast marathon."
or "Jimmy Dugan really needs to lay off the booze."
or "Man, Woody is really jealous of Buzz."
Well ya. But he has played a variety of roles, and is an everyman's character actor, like Stewart.
He's the anti-Robert Mitchum.
Hanks is this generations best(big name) actor IMO. It is extremely rare that he makes a film that I don't like. He writes, directs, produces and acts, a very versatile man.
I can name other lesser-known actors that might be better, but in that category, he is at or near the top. Dinero, Jack, Stewart, Pacino, etc etc are the past. I would not know where to put him in an all-times best, but he would be in the top 20.
Saving Private Ryan is my favorite war movie.
except most of those you named are characters. you get the same dude in every movie. while they may be a bad *** dude, it's the same thing. character.
tom hanks could play the goofy cross dressing nerd on tv then to on to do something like terminal where you just don't see the same connection.
there's a character and there's an actor, most out there are characters and very few are actors.
Forks over Knives five stars. Pretty eye opening documentary focused on the famous china study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.
Anything praising T. Colin Campbell's stuff is a waste of time...