Movie Mania: Catch me if you Can

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Today I have one of my favourite Leonardo DiCaprio movies for. He starred in many great production but this one is funny, sad and has his perfect antagonist: Tom Hanks! What makes it even more interesting: It’s based on the real story of Frank Abagnale…

 

The Plot:
The teen-aged Frank Abagnale has a wonderful but when his loving family seems to fall apart he takes drastic measures. His father loses his job and soon after his parents get divorced. Frank runs away. You’d think a young boy would run out of money soon, but Frank is clever. He begins forging checks and poses as a PanAm pilot. And that’s only the beginning… Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Forrest Gump

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It’s time for another book vs. movie post. After I’ve seen the film numerous times, I figured it’s worth checking out Winston Groom’s novel which was the base for Robert Zemeckis adaptation.

 

The Plot:
Forrest Gump is an kind-hearted young man. Some people might call him slow-witted. Nevertheless he experiences many adventures and goes through life like no one else does… Continue reading

Christmas Movie Mania: The Polar Express

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It’s almost Christmas so it’s time for another post in my holiday series. Today I checked out The Polar Express, a 3D animated fantasy film based on a famous children’s book. Is it a yay or nay?

 

The Plot:
A boy has a hard time on Christmas Eve as he is doubting the existence of Santa Claus. In the middle of the night he hears a noise – but it isn’t Santa sleigh. Instead he finds a train in his front yard, heading for North Pole. He boards the train and the adventure begins… Continue reading

My Top 5 Tom Hanks Movies

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While I was at the movies a few days ago, the trailer for a new Tom Hanks film came on. I caught myself thinking “It has Tom Hanks in the leading role, it has to be good!” After contemplating on that matter, I decided to honor this superb actor with his very own post!
So here are my favourite Tom Hanks movies! (Certainly not easy to choose)

 

#5 – Big:
This is one of Hanks’ earlier works and I guess not too many young people even know about it. In this film Tom Hanks plays a kid that gets trapped in the body of a 30-year-old man, after a fortune-teller machine granted him his wish to be big.
Big definitely needs to be among the top 5. It is cute, funny and simply heart-warming. And it of course features a very iconic movie scene!

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Book vs. Movie: The Da Vinci Code

In 2003 Dan Browns Thriller “The Da Vinci Code” was published. The novel aroused attention because of its conspiracy theories revolving around the Catholic Church. Three years later, in 2006, the movie was running at cinemas.

The Plot:
Jaques Saunière the manager of the Louvre was murdered. The American University professor Robert Langdon who is in town for a presentation is consulted by the police because Saunière left a few strange symbols right before his death. Soon afterwards Sophie Neveu from the decryption department arrives at the crime scene. She helps Langdon to escape as according to Captain Bezu Fache he was the murderer.

It turns out that Jaques Saunière was Sophie’s Grandfather and she thinks that the symbols he left are a message for her. After decrypting the symbols they really find a golden key bearing the initials “P. S.” This stands for “Prieuerè de Sion” an old secret society that is to protect the Holy Grail.

In a bank Sophie and Robert come across the use for the key. It opens a lockbox in which they find a small wooden box. Continue reading