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Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide Part 17 | News of the World

  When I first heard that Tom Hanks was starring in a movie called 'News of the World', I found myself wondering who Hollywood's nicest actor would be playing in the depiction of a scandal that resulted in a major court case and the shutdown of a national newspaper. Surely not Rupert Murdoch! I certainly didn't expect it to be a western. But that's exactly what it is, and it's now on Netflix, so there's no way it wasn't making it into our Moustache Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide. If you're looking for more ways to stave off the boredom of lockdown, you can always check out the rest of our Lockdown Streaming Survival Guide, which you can find here .  In 1870, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) - a former Confederate soldier - travels across the country reading the news to the public. On one of his journeys he discovers a crashed wagon and a lost orphan girl, Johanna (Helena Zengel), who has recently been liberated from the Kiowa Indians. When

Toy Story 4 | Average Guy Movie Review

The toys have been living with Bonnie for a while now, and Woody (Tom Hanks) is having to adapt to a life without leadership. But when Bonnie makes herself a new toy - Forky (Tony Hale) - Woody takes it upon himself to show the new guy what it means to be a toy. Forky however, has a different idea. The little spork sees himself as trash (rubbish in real English), and his attempts to throw himself away result in Woody and Forky getting lost during a family holiday. Now they've got to get back to Bonnie before she goes home, and they'll meet some interesting new toys along the way. You may be excused for thinking that Toy Story 3 was meant to be the end of the...well story. But one guy at least, had other ideas. In his directorial feature debut, Josh Cooley shows us that Woody, Buzz (Tim Allen) and the gang still have a story to tell. Something Pixar has always nailed - with Toy Story anyway - is keeping things fresh. Every adventure, instead of feeling like a rehash

The Post | Average Guy Movie Review

After The New York Times begins publishing articles based on the "Pentagon Papers", Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) looks to get in on the story. At the same time, Katherine 'Kay' Graham (Meryl Streep) - the Post's owner/publisher - is preparing to take the company public and a crisis could jeopardise the whole deal. "The Pentagon Papers" are part of a classified report on US involvement in the Vietnam conflict that showed, among other things, that the scope of their involvement had secretly been enlarged despite the fact they knew they couldn't win, and that several administrations had lied about it. Making it something that Nixon was desperate to keep under wraps, threatening legal action against anyone who dares publish them. So the question is; if Bradlee and his team can find a source with a copy of the report, will they be able to run the story and avoid going to jail? Once again Steven Spielberg has taken a fascinating