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Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi have covered the ups and downs of the careers of Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, and more. Then, they had an epiphany: why not watch good movies? That's how they landed on Tom Hanks, whose hits far outweigh his misses. Join them! Presented by the CageClub Podcast Network.

#HANX for the Memories: The Tom Hanks Podcast Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi

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    • 3.8, 5 Ratings

Joey Lewandowski and Mike Manzi have covered the ups and downs of the careers of Nicolas Cage, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, and more. Then, they had an epiphany: why not watch good movies? That's how they landed on Tom Hanks, whose hits far outweigh his misses. Join them! Presented by the CageClub Podcast Network.

    Bridge of Spies (2015)

    Bridge of Spies (2015)

    Feeling sad about the nearing end of #HANX for the Memories? Would it help if we told you we were talking about Bridge of Spies? In this episode, we welcome in Tobin Addington (The Contenders) to help secure the exchange of a lifetime as we talk about the fourth time Tom Hanks has acted in a Steven Spielberg movie. Does being exactly as good as you expect it to be make Bridge of Spies less interesting? It's up for debate as we discuss Hanks's penchant for history (and long movies), a Game Night pre-union, and the many award-nominated elements of this movie.

    • 48 min
    Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

    Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

    How many mythic American figures will Tom Hanks play in biopics that aren't really about those men? The answer may surprise you! In a career filled with biopics, the comparisons between Walt Disney (in Saving Mr. Banks) and Mister Rogers (in our upcoming A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) are many. Today, though, we're focusing on Tom Hanks's portrayal of Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, a tale about wooing the persnickety P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson) to get her to sign over the film rights to Mary Poppins. We talk about Hanks's portrayal of Mickey Mouse's dad, the best and worst parts of this movie, and how much fun it would be to go fly a kite. (Okay, maybe we don't talk about that last one, but the song's stuck in my head.)

    • 32 min
    Captain Phillips (2013)

    Captain Phillips (2013)

    After coming off the high of Cloud Atlas, we're grounded back to terrifying reality with Tom Hanks's titular portrayal of Captain Phillips. It's yet another installment in the ongoing "Tom Hanks plays a real person" -- and it certainly won't be the last -- but does it hold up as well on second viewing? Can the world-class acting overcome the rising and falling tension that you know will play out? Does Captain Phillips end with the greatest acting moment in Tom Hanks's filmography, or perhaps all of modern cinema? We're joined by Holly Gore to talk about all things Captain Phillips as we begin to move into the endgame of #HANX for the Memories and close in on modern day.

    • 45 min
    Cloud Atlas (2012)

    Cloud Atlas (2012)

    Last week's episode of #HANX for the Memories was painful, but this week more than makes up for it. We're spanning centuries and transcending all conventions as we dive into the six timelines -- and six Toms Hanks -- of Cloud Atlas. We're going solo bolo (on purpose) this episode so that we can each get maximum airtime talking about the movie that may wind up being both of our favorite Tom Hanks movies when all is said and done. We talk about each of his six incarnations, the journey of his character(s) throughout each of the stories, and how each of the parts of Cloud Atlas work together in miraculous ways to tell a grander story.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

    Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

    We're just one week away from Cloud Atlas, which is one of the main reasons we began this entire endeavor. First, though, we're headed back in time to a year after The Worst Day to talk about Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, misery porn to end all misery porn. We're riding out the proverbial storm solo bolo style, since I guess no one wanted to re-live 9/11 through the eyes of a precocious and equally cloying and sociopathic young boy. In this episode, we try to uncover things we like about this movie, wonder what versions of this movie could have worked, and talk about how it feels like The Book of Henry without any sense of insane camp or charm.

    • 23 min
    Larry Crowne (2011)

    Larry Crowne (2011)

    Tom Hanks pulls quadruple duty on #HANX for the Memories, as he's the writer, director, producer, and leading man in Larry Crowne. Joining us to talk about the "explosion of benign, muted joy" of Larry Crowne is Michael Domanico (Not Her Again), a past guest of the TomTom Club and an expert in all things Julia Roberts. In this episode, we talk about Hanks's second effort from behind the camera, the strange reality that this movie seems to inhabit, as well as the absolute and total lack of any real problems in this movie, which is almost exclusively inhabited by kind people. Also, stay tuned to find out what little moment in this movie may be Joey's favorite thing in any movie ever.

    • 46 min

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