Daily Archives: July 9, 2013
Trailer for The Family (2013)
The Family (2013)
Robert De Niro returns to his mafia roots in this film where he plays a former mob boss who enters witness protection to protect himself and his family from getting whacked. Now they all must try to adapt to leading normal, average lives and this proves to be difficult.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays De Niro’s wife and Tommy Lee Jones is the man who put the family in witness protection. The rest of the notable cast includes Dominic Chianese, Vincent Pastore, Dianna Agron, Joseph Perrino, and John D’leo.
The film is directed by Luc Besson and produced by Martin Scorsese.
The movie looks like an entertaining dysfunctional drama that could also be good for a few laughs. It has a great cast and some of the best filmmakers in the business are a part of it. That’s good enough for me to want to see.
The film is set to release on 9/13/13.
Happy Birthday to Tom Hanks
Happy Birthday to Tom Hanks! He is one of the most well-known actors of all time and he turns 57 years old today.
Hanks has been on the top of the acting food chain for over 20 years, until recently. Although he has continued to make a number of movies over the last few years, it seems like his popularity has decreased lately. Besides contributing his voice for Toy Story 3 (2010), Tom Hanks has not had a quality acting part in a successful movie since Angels & Demons (2009).
His upcoming role in Captain Phillips (2013) appears like it has the potential to revive his career and bring him back into the spotlight. If it doesn’t, I guess there is always Toy Story 4.
Just think about all of the solid performances that Tom Hanks has given to us over the course of his career. The man sure has been consistent.
My favorite Hanks movies are Saving Private Ryan (1998), Road to Perdition (2002), Catch me if You Can (2002), Big (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), and A League of Their Own (1992), just to name a few.