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Hanks hesitant about heroes

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks thinks the word 'hero' is overused.The actor stars in Captain Phillips, which tells the true tale of a boat hijacked in 2009 by Somali pirates.It's a story of bravery and changed the way Tom thinks about the term hero being bandied about."You... Read More »

Bad Grandpa tops box office

Johnny Knoxville

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is number one at the US box office this weekend.The Jeff Tremaine comedy raked in $32 million, according to early estimates.The feature stars Johnny Knoxville in the role of an 86-year-old man on a journey across America w... Read More »

Greengrass on hard sea shoot

Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass says filming Captain Phillips was a "nightmare".The filmmaker directs Tom Hanks in the biopic, which follows the story of real-life Captain Richard Phillips as he is taken hostage by pirates in 2009.In order to portray the story accurat... Read More »

Gravity clings to top of box office

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock

Gravity is still hovering at the top of the US box office.The space film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, raked in more than $44.2 million in its second week, according to early box office estimates.Alfonso Cuarón directed the feature, abo... Read More »