Tag Archives: Saving Private Ryan

Tom Hanks: His best performances to date

This week, both at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as opening in theaters, we have an independent movie that stars Tom Hanks. Especially considering how infrequently Hanks acts in small films these days, this is something to take notice of. The film in question? Well, it’s A Hologram for[...]

Roger Deakins: The Ten Best Cinematographers working today

It’s time for a new weekly series folks! Yes, starting today I want to try a new series on for size. Much like how I looked at the best winners in almost every Academy Award field, I want to now turn my attention towards individuals (specifically those active in the[...]

Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper”: the highest grossing war film of all time

Right before last weekend began, something truly unexpected happened. Yes, Clint Eastwood’s controversial but hugely popular and profitable war film American Sniper passed Steven Spielberg’s classic Saving Private Ryan to become the number one movie of its ilk of all time at the box office. In short, not only is[...]

Steven Spielberg: The Top 25 (Best Director)

Here we go again folks with another Top 25 article today, and it’s one of the big ones. Yes, this time around I’ll be tackling one of the biggest of the big eight categories in an effort not to save them all for very last. This one is the Best[...]

The Matrix: The Top 25 (Best Film Editing)

Continuing onward with this weekly series I’m doing here on the site, we’re talking about the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories out there for us to talk about. Aside from the short categories and likely something a bit harder to[...]

Oscars: The Top 25 (Best Cinematography)

HOLLYWOOD NEWS NETWORK: Another new weekly series I’m going to be doing surrounds the top 25 Oscar winners in just about all of the categories. Aside from the shorts and something like Best Sound Mixing, I’ll be hitting them all, including of course the big eight categories. For starters though,[...]

Tom Hanks to auction off Prius to support Veterans

HollywoodNews.com: Tom Hanks has starred in one of the most memorable war films, “Saving Private Ryan,” and now he is doing his part to support veterans and their families. He will be donating his customized 2004 Prius to support the Welcome Back Veterans (WBV) initiative. Welcome Back Veterans is[...]

“Saving Private Ryan” by Steven Spielberg: Foote In Film

BY JOHN H. FOOTE SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – Directed by Steven Spielberg (****) So much has been written about the film’s stunning opening sequence, and the closing battle that I often fear the film’s greatest moment is missed. It comes mid-way through the picture after the death of the little medic[...]

Tom Hanks, Spielberg at the premiere of “The Pacific”

BY STAFF Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg showed up for the premiere of their new HBO mini-series “The Pacific.” Hanks and Speilberg both are executive producers of the show which runs in 10 installments following the story of three U.S. Marines who find themselves making their way across the Pacific Theater[...]