Tom Hanks Returns to Duty for HBO’s New WWII Miniseries

Tom Hanks is once again teaming with HBO in a miniseries about World War II. This time around, Hanks and Steven Spielberg-who previously delivered the likes of 2001’s “Band of Brothers” and 2010’s “The Pacific” to the channel-will create a miniseries that will focus on the Air Force, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The article […]

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‘Switched at Birth’ Cast Reveals the Very Grown Up Shows They Love to Watch

“Switched at Birth” is considered the mature, sophisticated ABC Family series. So it’s not a surprise that the cast gravitates toward critically acclaimed cable dramas. Last night they all watched the premiere of the most mentioned show, “Homeland.”  In fact, Gilles Marini volunteered to host a viewing party. If you, too, would like to be […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: DVD Complete Collections

Big Love ‘Big Love: The Complete Collection’ brings together the series’ uniquely crafted story arc about modern day polygamists Bill Henrickson, his three wives (Barb, Nicki and Margene), and nine children as they struggle to overcome the myriad of challenges brought about by their beliefs, lifestyle and Bill’s entrepreneurial and political ambitions. The complete collection […]

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New On DVD This Week: Pacific/Band of Brothers, Mr. Magoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Pacific/Band of Brothers Giftset Considered two of the finest depictions of the sweeping panorama of World War II, the HBO Miniseries ‘Band of Brothers‘ and ‘The Pacific‘ are being offered, for the first time, in one ultimate collector’s edition – just in time for holiday giving. ‘Band of Brothers/The Pacific Special Edition Gift Set’ […]

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Two Producers Coming Up With New Shows for HBO

Two long-time HBO producers are developing new series for the pay-cable channel. In the first project – reported here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site – Tom Hanks is developing a half-hour comedy about college athletes called “Players.” The series will be from Hanks’ production company, Playtone, with partner Gary Goetzman. The two have a […]

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‘Band of Brothers’ Inspiration Dies at Age 92

HERSHEY, Pa. – Maj. Richard “Dick” Winters, the man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the World War II book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died in central Pennsylvania. Winters died Jan. 2, a family friend confirmed Monday. Winters was 92. He lived in Hershey but died in Palmyra, Pa. In September 1944, […]

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The ‘Pacific’: How Joe Mazzello Became Eugene Sledge

The last time Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks paired up with HBO, the result was 2001’s multiple Emmy-award winning WWII miniseries ‘Band of Brothers.’ The tenth and final installment of the filmmakers’ return to HBO, ‘The Pacific,’  airs Sunday May 16. ‘The Pacific,’  filmed over 10 months in Australia in 2007, follows three characters in […]

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