Tom Hanks returning to World War II with “In the Garden of Beasts”

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It’s fair to say that Tom Hanks has a certain interest in World War II, starring in “Saving Private Ryan,” and producing both “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific.” Now comes news that the Hanks will be returning to the time period as he and Gary Goetzman’s Playtone has acquired the rights to the nonfiction book “In the Garden of Beasts.”

The book focuses on the United States’ ambassador to Berlin in 1933, William Dodd, whose daughter took quickly to the city’s social life, carrying on affairs with both a member of the Gestapo and a Soviet agent. The Hollywood Reporter explains that while “Dodd and his family at first naively navigated life in Nazi Germany…they slowly gained awareness of the mounting brutality around them.”

The book’s full title is “In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin,” came out this past May and was written by Erik Larson, who also penned “The Devil and the White City,” which is currently being developed by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way group. As of right now, Hanks is signed on to produce “In the Garden of Beasts,” and is reportedly considering starring in the film as well.

Have you read “In the Garden of Beasts”? Do you think that Tom Hanks would make a convincing William Dodd? Tell us in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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15 That ’70s Show Quotes to Help You Unleash Your Inner Jackie

Catch That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-10P on IFC.

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When life gets you down, just ask yourself: what would Jackie do? (But don’t ask her, because she doesn’t care about your stupid problems.) Before you catch That ’70s Show on IFC, take a look at some quotes that will help you be the best Jackie you can be.

15. She knows her strengths.

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14. She doesn’t let a little thing like emotions get in the way.

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13. She’s her own best friend.

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12. She has big plans for her future.

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11. She keeps her ego in check.

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10. She can really put things in perspective.

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9. She’s a lover…

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8. But she knows not to just throw her love around.

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7. She’s proud of her accomplishments.

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6. She knows her place in the world.

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5. She asks herself the hard questions.

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4. She takes care of herself.

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3. She’s deep.

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2. She’s a problem solver.

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1. And she’s always modest.

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Know Your Dinos

Take the Ultimate Jurassic Park Fan Quiz

Catch the Jurassic Park movies throughout the month of January on IFC.

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Beginning as a novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park has grown into one of the biggest franchises in movie history. But how well do you know the original dino-tastic trilogy? Before you catch the Jurassic Park movies this month on IFC, take the quiz below to prove your dinosaur knowledge is worthy of Dr. Alan Grant.


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Hyde and Kelso Reunite in the First Photos From Netflix’s The Ranch

Hang out with Hyde and Kelso on That '70s Show Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-11P on IFC.

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There’s a mini, unofficial That ’70s Show reunion taking place over on that great streaming service in the sky, Netflix. According to Entertainment Weekly, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson (who played Kelso and Hyde, respectively) are reuniting for an upcoming multi-camera sitcom called The Ranch where the duo will play onscreen brothers. In classic sitcom fashion, Kutcher plays a semipro football player who drops out of the league in order to help run his family ranching business in Colorado alongside his brother Rooster (Masterson).

Ashton posted a photo of himself, Masteron and Wilmer Valderrama on Instagram a few weeks back, suggesting that the man formerly know as Fez might put in an appearance on the new show.


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Ashton also recently Tweeted a photo of himself and Masteron, looking like Beard brothers.

Megafans of That ’70s Show will be happy to know that their onscreen dynamic won’t change much in the new series. Kutcher tells EW, “Our relationship is contentious, but the history of Danny and my friendship bleeds into the characters…They’re best friends, but they f—ing hate each other.”

That’s great to hear. It’d be weird to see Hyde being nice to Kelso. Take a look at some photos from The Ranch below, and be sure to catch Kutcher and Masterson on That ’70s Show, Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-11P on IFC.







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