The Captain Phillips actor explained to the Daily Mail that he preferred to avoid violent movies as a youngster. “We got into another era where it becomes the kind of glamorous it can be to fire guns and blow up buildings and stuff like that,” he said. “And I understand that to a degree, but even when I was young I wanted to see films that somehow reflected my world or the world as I understand it or an authentic take on how complicated we all are.” Hanks added that he expected some franchises such as James Bond to include elements of violence, but that certain blockbusters contain unnecessary scenes. “While there’s always room for a fabulous James Bond movie with a great action sequence in it, there is without doubt another type of film out there that is not that interested in it, there’s no moralisation that goes on, and I simply don’t choose to see them,” he said. – digitalspy.co.uk Dylan ‘snubs daughter’s wedding’ Folk icon Bob Dylan is staying away from his gay daughter’s upcoming wedding, according to her future mother-in-law. Desiree Dennis-Dylan, the singer-songwriter’s daughter with former backing singer and ex-wife Carolyn Dennis, is set to marry her partner Kayla Sampson next year, but the rocker won’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Sampson’s mother Jolene tells the New York Daily News: “Of course he’s invited, but he’s just not going to go. He didn’t say that, but that’s what we are assuming. – torontosun.com Medicine for bees Researchers in Sweden said Friday they had developed a new medicine to protect bees from diseases that kill entire populations of the insect in the US and Europe. A team of microbiologists at Lund University have patented the treatment, known as SymBeeotic – made from lactic acid bacteria from the stomachs of healthy bees – which they described as a major “boost” to bees’ immune system and are hopeful that it could slow down the rate at which bees are dying. Foulbrood is the fatal bacterial disease which threatens bees.
18), with Abigail Breslin. Theres even a spider invasion film starring Greg Grunberg as a hero exterminator called Big Ass Spiders (Oct. 18). But if youre in a small town, the multiplexes dont show these limited-run movies. So youre stuck at home watching them on VOD, says Ryan Rurek, the managing editor of horror film website ShockTillYouDrop.com. October is normally all about the communal experience of having it on the big screen and getting that energy rush in an audience. Its that time of year where everyone wants to share that. There are reasons for the October boo malaise. Horror movies have now become a year-round phenomenon, thriving even in the age of piracy and shrinking box office. In July, The Conjuring reigned as the box office champion while Insidious 2 was audacious in September. The horror hit Mama was supposed to come out in October 2012, but moved out of the crowded month for a January 2013 opening. Producer Guillermo del Toro says distributors are not afraid to put horror movies out anytime now. A lot of people are moving (horror movies) everywhere, he says. Tiffany Smith of the House of Screams horror section of Fandango.com, which naturally chose October to launch, points out that movie studios are finding new spooky holidays to spread the horror wealth.