Forrest Gump. Woody. Josh Baskin. Mailbox Elvis? Join in as we dig through the many roles of the immensely charming, always dazzling Tom Hanks. Whether it’s a film you can recite front to back or a small appearance on Happy Days as a karate expert intent on beating the Fonz (seriously), join Managing Editor Adam Kivel and a special guest from the worlds of music, comedy, journalism, and more as they analyze a project in the star’s storied filmography. This is Hanks for the Memories.
A scooter gang with Tom Hanks and Fez from That ’70s Show. A community college with teachers like George Takei, Pam Grier, and Julia Roberts. Cedric the Entertainer and Taraji P. Henson running a yard sale 365 days a year. Bryan Cranston’s marriage crumbling due to his addiction to “big knockers.” All of these absolutely believable reality facets and more power Larry Crowne, a grown man’s coming-of-age “comedy,” in which Hanks plays a fired big-box store employee going back to college to better his life. Host Adam Kivel is joined by senior staff writer Randall Colburn to discuss what may just be “the most mediocre film” of all time.