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‘Life is Like a Box of Chocolates’: 7 Best Quotes from Tom Hanks Films

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Tom Hanks is one of the greatest actors of all time and now he can add author to his credit. His book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories, was released yesterday.  To celebrate this latest milestone in his career, we have compiled some of our favorite quotes from Hanks’ films. “Are you crying? There’s no crying in baseball!” A League of Their Own “Reach for the sky!” – Toy Story “Houston, we have a problem” – Apollo 13 “My mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’”   – Forrest Gump  “We are all God’s animated cartoons.”  Punchline “I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no…

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Hanks for the Memories: Bridge of Spies and the Best of Tom Hanks’ Movies

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Bridge of Spies, which opens Friday, has been getting more buzz than a hive full of yellow jackets, and even the film’s trailers are gripping and intense. On top of that, throw in the fact that it’s directed by Steven Spielberg, and we’ll be in line with our popcorn ready by about, oh, Friday morning. But for us, the real draw of this movie might be its leading man, Tom Hanks. The Spencer Tracy of his era, Hanks places amongst the top Hollywood stars of any era. Eminently likeable, tremendously charismatic and one of the most genuinely gifted performers in show business, Hanks has left a trail of Oscar-winning and Oscar-worthy performances in his wake. And even as he approaches 60…

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3 Movies and a Book for Space Exploration Day: Celebrating the Final Frontier

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Monday, July 20, is Space Exploration Day, the 46th anniversary of what might be the greatest scientific triumph in the history of humankind: landing a man on the surface of the moon. It’s an accomplishment that’s the pinnacle of human achievement in many ways. It represented a near-unimaginable technological feat: for example, the computers on the spacecraft that brought Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon and back were nowhere near as powerful as the average cell phone that we carry around with us today. It was a zenith of human exploration, certainly on par with the early Vikings and Christopher Columbus voyaging across the Atlantic and discovering the New World. Perhaps most importantly, though, it was…

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Interstellar shows humankind has not yet finished roaming the heavens

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If you like your movies with star power, then Friday is a big day for you. That’s when the highly anticipated blockbuster Interstellar blasts into theaters, courtesy of director Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, The Prestige). Interstellar tells the story of a group of astronauts (led by Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey) who rockets into space searching for a new planet that humankind can call home. Their voyage into the unknown follows a space-faring tradition established decades ago, when the vision and labor of thousands of men and women culminated with human footsteps on the moon. While it’s been a while since we’ve walked on the lunar surface, humankind has not yet finished roaming the heavens. So if…

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