#HANX for the Memories #051 – A Hologram for the King (2016)
While it’s commonplace today, A Hologram for the King marked a special occasion: it’s the first straight-to-VOD movie in Tom Hanks’s filmography. To commemorate (?) the occasion (?), we’re bringing in Christian Larson, who was our guest on #CageClub: The Nicolas Cage Podcast, when we covered Seeking Justice, Cage’s first straight-to-VOD release. That’s about where the comparisons end, though. In this episode, we talk about the tonal inconsistencies of A Hologram for the King and wonder what this movie’s really trying to do. We also discuss its origins as a book, and its Eggers-connection to The Circle, which draws ever nearer.
Catch up on all episodes of #HANX for the Memories here, and make sure to catch up on the other half of the TomTom Club: #CruiseClub. (It may be over by now, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the archives!)
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