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Tom Hanks has high praise for Cloud Atlas, plus a new featurette

Oct. 18, 2012by: Alex Maidy

The Wachowski/Tykwer film CLOUD ATLAS is looking like a very unique movie experience. While it is not odd for the star of a film to praise his own project, Tom Hanks recently did so while dissing some older projects.

At a recent gala where he received an honor from the Eli Wiesel's Foundation for Humanity, Hanks admitted that he has watched CLOUD ATLAS three times so far. He also added this nugget: "It's not like I'm pushing Turner and Hooch or Angels and Demons" — Hanks enthused, "I'm not allowed to say it's the most extraordinary movie I've ever seen, because one, I'm in it, and two, I've promoted a lot of movies ... but I think it is!"

Publicly calling out older movies is not something you hear all the time. Hanks strikes me as someone who can afford to be truthful about his work, so I trust what he has to say. Of course, a few years from now he could just as easily call CLOUD ATLAS a piece of shit.

Plot: CLOUD ATLAS explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time.

On a much more standard front, we have a new featurette that gives us the cast and crew discussing the unique interlocking nature of CLOUD ATLAS. Even if the film ends up collapsing under the sheer complexity of the story, it will be one of the more daring narrative experiments in recent film history. Having this many actors playing this many roles will definitely be something to witness.

CLOUD ATLAS opens in theaters on October 26th.

Source: Vulture

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5:22PM on 10/18/2012

most anticipated movie in years

I really really hope people go see this.
I really really hope people go see this.
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5:23PM on 10/18/2012

CAN'T WAIT

I seriously cannot wait for this film to come out. It grabs my heart and commands my attention every time I see a trailer for it. I feel like this movie will be one for the ages and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.
I seriously cannot wait for this film to come out. It grabs my heart and commands my attention every time I see a trailer for it. I feel like this movie will be one for the ages and I'm looking forward to being a part of it.
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6:40PM on 10/18/2012

Happy Hanks is doing something different but....

I wish Hanks did another gangster film like Road to Perdition...One of my favorite Tom Hanks movies.
I wish Hanks did another gangster film like Road to Perdition...One of my favorite Tom Hanks movies.
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6:57PM on 10/18/2012

This can't fail

JUST. CAN'T. IMAX too come on :)
JUST. CAN'T. IMAX too come on :)
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6:59PM on 10/18/2012

Turner and Hooch is fucking AWESOME.

Fuck you, Tom Hanks! How could you?! That scene when Hooch dies...I thought you invested it all...now, when I watch that scene, all I will be able to envision is cynicism and greed. Man, getting old sucks.
Fuck you, Tom Hanks! How could you?! That scene when Hooch dies...I thought you invested it all...now, when I watch that scene, all I will be able to envision is cynicism and greed. Man, getting old sucks.
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7:24PM on 10/18/2012

We have to wait longer to see it in the UK...

Not fair.
My wife read the book when it came out and said it would make a great movie.
I finished it yesterday and have to agree.
I cannot wait to see this!
Not fair.
My wife read the book when it came out and said it would make a great movie.
I finished it yesterday and have to agree.
I cannot wait to see this!
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12:10AM on 10/19/2012

Tim Honks

Cloud Atlas looks terrible.
Cloud Atlas looks terrible.
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9:27AM on 10/19/2012

Sigh

Yeah...The performances were so great in this film, but it unfortunatley it did collapse into its own complexity...Such a tragedy because the performances, cinematography, and score were amazing...Definitley worth seeing once for those two reasons, but the story just collapsed...Such a let down.
Yeah...The performances were so great in this film, but it unfortunatley it did collapse into its own complexity...Such a tragedy because the performances, cinematography, and score were amazing...Definitley worth seeing once for those two reasons, but the story just collapsed...Such a let down.
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