Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks brings back Forrest Gump for Olympian Mo Farah

Two famous runners — one fictional, one real — crossed paths when Tom Hanks stopped by The Graham Norton Show.

In a recent episode of the British chat show, Hanks recalled all the running he did to prepare for his role in Forrest Gump, and he got a stamp of approval from Olympian Mo Farah.

“My buttocks, as Forrest would say, were as firm as tinned hams,” Hanks recalled fondly.

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Tom Hanks transforms into Bill Murray, hilariously recreates viral photo

Tom Hanks can clear up the internet’s recent debate about whether a certain viral photo of a famous actor posing with a crying child depicts him or Bill Murray.

During an appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the Sully star acknowledged a certain resemblance between him and Murray. “I’ve been doing a pale imitation of Bill Murray for most of my career,” Hanks quipped. “It actually works out.”

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Critical Mass: Doctor Strange conjures magic as Loving charms

Moviegoers have a lot to choose from this weekend, as four new major releases hit theaters, each of them registering a 76 percent (or higher) on Rotten Tomatoes as of Thursday, Nov. 3. From major blockbuster spectacles (Doctor Strange) to smaller prestige dramas (Loving), EW wants you to make the right decision when choosing which film to see this weekend. Use our handy Critical Mass guide below to see what the critics are saying about this week’s hottest new releases. 

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Why is Halloween a box office killer?

Holiday weekends typically mean higher than average box office grosses for prospective mainstream releases; Christmas and Thanksgiving can often shape weak debuts into successful, sequel-spawning hits (take 2012’s Jack Reacher, which opened to $15 million Dec. 21, and went on to finish its theatrical run with $80 million, for example). But as of late, movie studios are grappling with more tricks than treats when it comes to reaping Halloween box office totals.

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Box office report: Madea douses Inferno as Da Vinci Code threequel flops

The flames of Tyler Perry’s mega-popular Madea series rage on as Boo! A Madea Halloween holds steady at No. 1 atop the North American box office, dousing Tom Hanks’ Inferno, which debuts to a paltry $14.9 million in the runner-up position. 

With its $17.2 million haul, Perry’s holiday-themed comedy registers the best second weekend percentage drop of any film in Perry’s filmography, including non-Madea titles. The film’s cumulative total now stands at just over $52.5 million after 10 days in theaters. 

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