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Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks Teaming Up Again!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Apr 22nd, 2014

Hello, Jana here,

 

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I’m like any other film-lover and I have favorite directors that I will religiously watch anything they turn out. I love the films of Joss Whedon, Cameron Crowe, Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg among others. Spielberg took a bite out of fame with one of my absolute favorite movies of all-time, ‘Jaws‘ in 1975. Yes, another thing I love is a pun, no matter how bad it can be. Spielberg has far too many epic films to count without devoting a whole article to the greatness that is Spielberg. Some of the highlights are ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial‘, the ‘Indiana Jones‘ films, ‘Schindler’s List‘…and on and on and on.

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When you start looking into Spielberg films, there is one actor that has worked with him 3 times before in ‘Saving Private Ryan‘, ‘Catch Me If You Can‘ and ‘The Terminal‘ – Tom Hanks. Hanks is talented and venerated in his own right, but working with Spielberg can only equal success, as it has in the past. The two are working together on a just announced Cold War thriller. Hanks will star as James Donovan, a prominent American attorney enlisted by the CIA during the Cold War to slip behind the iron curtain to negotiate the release of a pilot captured when his U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia.

This will undoubtedly be another block-buster for the talented team. ‘Saving Private Ryan‘ was a realistic, up-close, unapologetic look at the ugliness that is the reality of war. There are some films that you should see in theaters to get the full-experience of what it’s capable of, Ryan was one of those movies. When you watch a leg that’s  5 feet tall get blown off, it leaves one hell of an impression on you, for me it was that this movie is NOT an ideal first date movie! It won 5 Oscars and was nominated for many others. This film set the bar against which all other war flicks would be measured by, and it still is in a lot of ways. Hanks was such an enigmatic and inspiring leader as Captain Miller that I caught myself guessing what Miller had done in his civilian life right along with the selected 2nd Rangers that made up the search party hunting for the pivotal Private Ryan. I love all kinds of war movies, from ‘The Green Berets’ to ‘Lone Survivor‘. I’m definitely going to be watching this one!

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Is that why you slapped my brother around in public?
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Aw, now that, that was nothin', Mike. Moe didn't mean nothin' by that. Yeah, sure he flies off the handle every once in a while, but me and him, we're good friends, right Moe?
Moe Greene:
I got a business to run. I gotta kick asses sometimes to make it run right. We had a little argument, Freddy and me, so I had to straighten him out.
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You straightened my brother out?
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He was banging cocktail waitresses two at a time! Players couldn't get a drink at the table! What's the matter with you?
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Wait a minute, Moe, Moe, I got an idea. Tom, you're the Consiglieri and you can talk to the Don, you can explain...
Tom Hagen:
Now hold it right there. The Don is semi-retired and Mike is in charge of the Family business now. If you have anything to say, say it to Michael.
Fredo Corleone:
[Moe Greene leaves] Mike! You do not come to Las Vegas and talk to a man like Moe Greene like that!
Michael Corleone:
Fredo, you're my older brother, and I love you. But don't ever take sides with anyone against the Family again. Ever.
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