Television: We Do Not Have Lift-Off

Tom Hanks' 12-part mini-series From the Earth to the Moon is worthy and well crafted, but dull

Usually when a movie star dreams up an extravagantly ambitious and costly project, the world shudders, knowing the result will be an overblown, unwatchable exercise in narcissism. With Tom Hanks, though, things are different. Hanks is so modest and so intelligent that if he invests himself in a film there's good reason to believe it has merit. There is also reason to hope it will be a success. While it's satisfying to see certain stars get their comeuppance, Hanks seems to be someone who deserves to flourish.

The extravagantly ambitious and costly project Hanks has dreamed up is From the Earth...

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