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  1. Tom Hanks’ App Wants to Turn Your iPad Into a Typewriter, and It’s Dominating the App Store

    Yes. That Tom Hanks.

    Hanx Writer is an app that turns your iPad into a typewriter, or at least it gives you the feel of using one. The app is free, but offers in-app purchases to unlock different typewriter skins. Are there really that many iPad users with fond memories of old typewriters? Apparently so. Hanx Writer is sitting at the top of the App Store after its first week.

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  2. Thor, Gale, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks Star In the Epic, The Groundbreaking… Bitman Begins

    the internet is serious business

    Jimmy Kimmel, as is his wont, took to his late night show to have some post-Oscar fun. This year he enlisted the help of celebrities to dramatize that most enduring, most highbrow of subjects: The Internet meme. There’s David After Dentist (starring Joseph Gordon Levitt), Ain’t nobody got time for that (with Queen Latifah), and …I don’t want to ruin it, but Gary Oldman is there. But Bitman Begins is our favorite, because superheroes. Hit the jump for a behind-the-scenes video in which Meryl Streep talks working with the Hemsworth brothers. Update: YouTube appears to be giving some people trouble. Sorry if you're affected. Hopefully everything will be back to normal soon.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Facehugs For Everybody

    Things We Saw Today

    Joey Spiotto's Alien (and Predator) prints in the style of Little Golden Books are for sale. (See Geeks are Sexy for links to each.)

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  4. The You’ve Got Mail Website From 1998 Is Still Up And Wow The Internet Was Terrible Then

    That movie is still flawless though, don't try to argue.

    It's easy to forget, in our world of smartphones and YouTube and Twitter, that the internet has not always been so ubiquitous. Just 15 years ago, back in December of 1998 (when Google was only two months old) Warner Brothers released the Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan classic You've Got Mail - and a website to go with it. And it's still there.

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  5. Tom Hanks Gives Us His Best Walt Disney In The Saving Mr. Banks Trailer

    It's A World of Laughter A World of Tears

    Just the other day we saw our first official image of Tom Hanks and the always wonderful Emma Thompson from Saving Mr. Banks. The film will tell the story of P.L. Travers (Thompson), creator of Mary Poppins, and Walt Disney's long road to capturing her works. I have to admit, the trailer tugged at my heartstrings a bit. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: First Look at Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in Mary Poppins Bio Pic

    Things We Saw Today

    Saving Mr. Banks promises to tell the story of the tumultuous working relationship between Walt Disney and author P.L. Travers, creator of Mary Poppins. (Bleeding Cool)

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  7. HBO Has Chosen Their Follow-Up to Band of Brothers and The Pacific, And It Is…

    Good News Everyone!

    Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany. Or at least that's the name of the book (or one of the books) upon which HBO's third World War II miniseries will be based. The network has confirmed that the series is a go, and producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks have acquired the rights to Donald L. Miller's book, which follows WWII's Eighth Air Force, also called the Mighty Eighth.

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  8. The Evolution of Famous Actors (Plus Batman and Biff Tannen)

    Our Adorable Past

    Artist Jeff Victor has made my geeky, cinephiliac, infograph-loving heart happy with his series depicting the evolution of famous actors, among them Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, and Tom Hanks. And because every fanart series needs a little Batman (it's a universal truth, just go with it), he's included the Caped Crusader as well. Check 'em out after the jump.

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  9. Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Beatles Manager Brian Epstein; The Beatles/Doctor Who Connections Just Keep Piling Up

    Officially Official

    Benedict Cumberbatch will play all the iconic British characters! It's just been announced that the Sherlock actor will star in a biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who signed the band in 1961 before Beatlemania hit. The film's being helmed by Sherlock director Paul McGuigan and co-produced by Tom Hanks through his Playtone production company.

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  10. Why Is Tom Hanks Doing Slam Poetry About Full House? Who Cares, It’s Amazing!

    And Now For Something Completely Different

    In one of the most random and bizarre instances of celebrity appearances this year, the always lovely Tom Hanks went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform slam poetry. But what would he slam about? Politics? His recent curse-slip on morning television? Promote his new film, Cloud Atlas? No, the 1980s/90s ABC family sitcom, Full House. Because, well, obviously. (via Geek Tyrant) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  11. ‘Mary Poppins’ Production Biopic is a Go, Emma Thompson is P.L. Travers

    Officially Official

    Ms. Poppins and her umbrella are getting some serious mileage, of late. Hot on the chimney-top stomping heels of a hit Broadway translation, the Walt Disney Co is putting semi-biopic Saving Mr. Banks onto the slate for next year. Yesterday marked the start of production on the 60s period piece, which will chronicle Walt Disney's 20-year odyssey to obtain the screen rights to P.L. Travers' books and character, focusing on the tension between the author and the company's founder during the making of the classic film. In the author's corner is the immeasurable Emma Thompson, and in Disney's, none other than Tom Hanks. Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, and Jason Schwartzman round out the cast, though IMDB has no listing yet for who's on deck to play Julie Andrews.

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  12. The Trailer for Cloud Atlas is Vast, Visually Gorgeous

    Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

    This looks like it will be a very long, winding road of a film. The trailer itself is almost six minutes long; if that's proportional to how much time they expect us to sit in our seats and watch the feature-length version then we sure hope it's interesting. It certainly looks epic. Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by David Mitchell, is being adapted by Andy and Lana Wachowski, and directed by Tom Dykwer. From the trailer it appears to be science fiction meets historical fiction, with several separate but interweaving story lines and quite a lot of time-jumping. It also features the dulcet tones of American Treasure Tom Hanks, and that's always had a remarkably comforting effect on us. (via Wired)

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  13. Things We Saw Today: Happy 4th of July, Everyone

    Things We Saw Today

    This Captain America cake (based on Avengers fan art by Adventure Time's Natasha Allegri, so how's that for a geek pedigree) and other patriotic cakes by Nerd Ache Cakes. Try to eat that and not feel guilty. (via Pancake Pancake Pancake)

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  14. A League of Their Own Screening Reunites Veteran All American Girls Baseball Players

    Today in Awesome

    There may not be any crying in baseball but something tells me a few tears might be shed at Friday's screening of the 1992 Penny Marshall film A League of Their Own. Why? Because veterans of the actual All American Girls Professional Baseball League will be in attendance and let's face it, we cried during that movie and it wasn't even about us.

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  15. Film About Disney’s Struggle With Mary Poppins Author Starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep? Sign Me Up

    Oh Hollywood

    Australian novelist, actress, and journalist, Pamela Lyndon Travers is best known for writing the classic novels starring Mary Poppins. Her work went on to become a major film from Walt Disney that was tremendously successful at the box office and went on to win five Academy Awards. Now, a undeveloped screenplay from last year about the author and her issues with the company during the making of the film may be making it's way to theaters itself with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in starring roles. 

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  16. Tom Hanks Is Developing an Animated Sci-Fi Series to Be Streamed on Yahoo! — Yahoo? Yes, Yahoo!

    Just Go With It

    Two elements of this story are very interesting, indeed. The first part: Tom Hanks, under his production company Playtone, has created an animated science fiction series called Electric City. That's fun enough all by itself, because if there's anything we know about Tom Hanks, it's that he creates great science fiction. We're kidding. Actually, it's the tiniest bit surprising, but in a good way! The other interesting part: it will make its debut exclusively on Yahoo!, the "internet portal," marking the first venture of this kind. Which means Google is totally going to try to get George Clooney to do something with them, probably immediately.

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  17. Tom Hanks Brings Futurist Series Electric City to Yahoo

    Venerable search engine-homepage-media company Yahoo has announced that Oscar winning actor and nice dude Tom Hanks will be streaming an original, scripted sci-fi webseries called Electric City through the company's video service. This would be Yahoo's first foray into scripted content, after greatly expanding their video service.

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  18. Hanksy Brings an Awesome Pun to the World of Street Art

    England, you can keep your artistic, socially conscious, elusive street-poet Banksy, we have our own tongue-in-cheek, punny, irreverent ripoff: Hanksy. No one knows who Hanksy is, but one thing is for sure, the guy has excellent taste in puns. His art has been turning up all over New York's Lower East side and provides that nice, Tom Hanks pick-me-up that everyone needs. So far, it looks like his work consists entirely of ripping off Banksy and punning Tom Hanks' name, but that has more potential than you might think. I hope Hanksy gets his own art shows and documentary, "Exit Through the Drift Shop." Get it? Like Castaway? Drifting, like on a raft.

    Clearly, I'm not Hanksy.

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  19. Tom Hanks Thinks There’s Going To Be A Toy Story 4


    Sadly, we have no Brave trailer for you yet. According to my research, the teaser showed up on YouTube only to be taken down by Disney shortly afterward. However, there are still things of interest coming out of Pixar. Or things of confusion coming out of an actor who voices one of their most famous characters. According to Tom Hanks, there's a Toy Story 4 in the works.

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  20. Tom Hanks Gives American Gods HBO Series $40 Million Per Season to Work With

    old gods do new jobs

    An HBO series based on American Gods has been in the pipe for a few months now, but today it gets one step closer to reality, and what a reality: Tom Hank's production company Playtone Productions has promised to produce six seasons of the show, with a budget of $40 million per season.

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