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byronius

(7,433 posts)
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 02:29 AM Jul 2023

'Greyhound' on Apple is the best film I've seen. In 63 years.

OMG. Tom Hanks, tight action, amazing film. Brilliant.

It expresses my deep regard for the Mighty Democratic Underground. And my love of this nation.

Every Oscar, period. A Powerhouse.

Good night, my brave comrades.

US NAVY ROCKS.

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'Greyhound' on Apple is the best film I've seen. In 63 years. (Original Post) byronius Jul 2023 OP
I've spent some time in Halifax, Nova Scotia where the convoys would amass applegrove Jul 2023 #1
Tom Hanks was heartbroken when Sony sold the film to Apple TV in 2020. SunSeeker Jul 2023 #2
The book it's based on (The Good Shepherd) is outstanding as well FBaggins Jul 2023 #3
Seconded pecosbob Jul 2023 #13
You can watch clips of it on YouTube Lasher Jul 2023 #4
Rule of Thumb: If Tom Hanks is in it... Tommy Carcetti Jul 2023 #5
He got a razzie for playing Colonel Parker tavernier Jul 2023 #6
Yeah, that one was a bit of a rare miss. Tommy Carcetti Jul 2023 #8
Strangely, that's exactly how I pictured Parker tavernier Jul 2023 #10
I'm not arguing that with you, Harry. pecosbob Jul 2023 #14
I know he can *get* the job... Tommy Carcetti Jul 2023 #15
Good film, but heavy on the CGI Fiendish Thingy Jul 2023 #7
Yes, but -- byronius Aug 2023 #17
I really enjoyed it. Swede Jul 2023 #9
I enjoyed it as well. Terrific movie. BannonsLiver Jul 2023 #11
Are there any other good shows on Apple that make it worth joining? ananda Jul 2023 #12
Ted Lasso is excellent. byronius Aug 2023 #16

applegrove

(119,628 posts)
1. I've spent some time in Halifax, Nova Scotia where the convoys would amass
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 03:03 AM
Jul 2023

SunSeeker

(52,219 posts)
2. Tom Hanks was heartbroken when Sony sold the film to Apple TV in 2020.
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 04:06 AM
Jul 2023

It was filmed for the big screen. But the pandemic changed all that, so Sony cut its losses and sold it to Apple TV rather than sit on it. I guess Sony thought it was too risky to hold on to it since there was no date certain for theaters to be reopened.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/donreisinger/2020/07/07/tom-hanks-says-greyhounds-move-to-apple-tv-is-an-absolute-heartbreak/?sh=70a6583a4289


FBaggins

(27,018 posts)
3. The book it's based on (The Good Shepherd) is outstanding as well
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 04:32 AM
Jul 2023

Written by one of the top naval fiction authors of all time.

Tommy Carcetti

(43,270 posts)
5. Rule of Thumb: If Tom Hanks is in it...
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 08:15 AM
Jul 2023

…it’s probably going to be at least a decent movie worth watching.

Maybe a couple of exceptions (those DaVinci Code movies are meh) but in most circumstances I wouldn’t bet against most of Tom Hanks movies being worth a watch.

And I’ve even found that a couple of movies of his that some people thought were misfires actually are some of my favorite movies of his of all. (Cloud Atlas, Joe Versus the Volcano).

He sometimes gets unfairly written off as Mr. Nice Guy Popcorn Movie, but he legitimately has some serious talent.

Like in Castaway, where he has to carry the movie literally all by himself for 80% of the film (and does so magnificently).

Or check out the final scene of Captain Phillips.

Tommy Carcetti

(43,270 posts)
8. Yeah, that one was a bit of a rare miss.
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 09:38 AM
Jul 2023

Although even his weird portrayal in that was still interesting, if flawed.

Fiendish Thingy

(15,939 posts)
7. Good film, but heavy on the CGI
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 09:29 AM
Jul 2023

It does give a claustrophobic feeling to the weight of the decisions Hanks character is called to make.

Best film in 63 years?

You need to watch more movies.

For war movies alone, start with Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. The first 20 minutes alone will floor you.

Have you seen Godfather 1 & 2?

Taxi Driver?

Budapest Hotel?

Everything Everywhere All At Once?

BannonsLiver

(16,708 posts)
11. I enjoyed it as well. Terrific movie.
Mon Jul 31, 2023, 10:24 AM
Jul 2023

Of course this being DU at least one person has to crap all over your enthusiasm.

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