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West Side Story Trailer Breakdown: See How Spielberg's Remake Compares To The Original

Steven Spielberg, arguably the greatest filmmaker alive today, is taking on a fascinating challenge for his next project: he's remaking a classic. A new trailer for his version of "West Side Story" dropped this morning, so let's take a closer look and compare and contrast some of Spielberg's choices with those of director Robert Wise, who helmed the original 1961 movie. Maria's Apartment From the first shots of the trailer, you can see some of the aesthetic changes Spielberg and production desig...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, America, Jets, William Shakespeare, Sharks, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, Tony, Natalie Wood, Chino, Anita


The 14 Greatest Science Fiction Movies Of The 21st Century

The last two decades have seen an embarrassment of riches for fans of science fiction. Iconic sci-fi franchises like "Star Wars" and "Planet of the Apes" have returned with some of their greatest installments. Filmmakers like Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve, and Alex Garland have pushed the genre forward with stylish, thought-provoking films that prove there's demand for original science fiction stories as well. Sci-fi now intersects regularly with other genres, including fantasy, action, ho...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Julianne Moore, Washington, Time, Chappie, Los Angeles, Earth, World, Jake Gyllenhaal, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Tommy Lee Jones, John, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Pitt


11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kentucky, Iraq, Michael Bay, Disney, Dc Comics, Munich, United States, Selma, Ford, Paris, Jurassic Park, Anne Hathaway, Josh Brolin, Lincoln


Steven Spielberg's Vibrant Remake of 'West Side Story' Second Trailer

"If you go with him, no one will ever forgive you!" 20th Century Studios has debuted the second official trailer for the exciting new Steven Spielberg remake of the classic musical West Side Story. We also featured a Special Look preview during the summer. This was filmed back in 2019, and is now set for release in theaters (only) this December. The first trailer debuted earlier this year during the Oscars. An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and rivalr...
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West Side Story Trailer: Steven Spielberg's Splashy Musical Remake Is Full Of Color And Dance-Fighting

Somebody pinch me, because I'm still having trouble believing that we're getting closer and closer to living in a world where Steven Spielberg has directed and released a musical. And not just any musical, at that. The legendary filmmaker has had his sights set on remaking "West Side Story" with all the pomp, energy, and impeccably-staged dance numbers it deserves. The newest full-length trailer certainly helps make this dream project feel more like reality, giving us even more of a taste of the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, News, New York City, Chicago, Broadway, Trailers, Shakespeare, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, West Side, Tony


The 15 Best Anthony Hopkins Roles Ranked

The 15 Best Anthony Hopkins Roles Ranked Sir Anthony Hopkins isn't a man that requires much introduction. He's one of the finest actors of his generation, breaking into the mainstream with his portrayal of the villainous Hannibal Lecter. However, his talent was noticed decades before "Silence of the Lambs," and he shined in roles like Richard the Lionheart and the paradoxical Captain Bligh. What makes Hopkins special isn't pretension or devotion to his craft, though. He's simply a consummate pro...
Tags: Hbo, England, Hollywood, Movies, Supreme Court, Freedom, America, Earth, Ford, Oliver Stone, Mick Jagger, Morgan Freeman, John, Westworld, Hannibal Lecter, Thomas Harris


5-Min Featurette on Clint Eastwood's Vision for His Film 'Cry Macho'

"He's back in the saddle again." Warner Bros has debuted a featurette for the film Cry Macho, focusing on how Clint Eastwood shifted from being an actor to a director. It's titled "A Director's Vision" and explores his history and his first films as a director, along with his latest work all leading to Cry Macho, one of his most personal films to date. Eastwood stars as a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder. After he loses his family, he sinks into depression. In 1978, he takes a...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Clint Eastwood, Scorsese, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Lucas, Rafa, Eastwood, To Watch, Featurette, Cry Macho, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam Natalia Traven Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio Garcia Rojas


14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, America, Earth, Bbc, Cruise, Williams, Cameron, Andy Serkis, Ian Fleming, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig, Ash


Movies To Watch If You Loved A Quiet Place: Part II

"A Quiet Place: Part II" is a terrifying, post-apocalyptic creature-feature that centers on family, resilience, and love. Starring the first movie's core cast -- including Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, and Millicent Simmonds -- while expanding the scope of its world and characters, Part II wisely replicates what worked so well the first time while doubling down on the series' core conceit: To stay alive, its characters must remain silent. In the world of "A Quiet Place: Part II," silence equals surviv...
Tags: South Korea, London, Movies, San Francisco, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, John Gallagher Jr, Donald Sutherland, John Goodman, Oscar, Army, Philip Kaufman, Hulu, Busan, Ridley Scott, Sam


The Fascinating True (And Not So True) Story Behind Catch Me If You Can

When you hear Steven Spielberg's name, you probably think of "Jurassic Park," "Jaws," or any given "Indiana Jones" movie. And that's fair, but you shouldn't limit yourself to just the classics. Spielberg has a long filmography and among his many iconic titles is the lesser-acknowledged masterpiece, "Catch Me if You Can." So while I have your attention, let's take a journey behind the scenes and dig into the fascinating story behind this film. What Is Catch Me If You Can? "Catch Me If You Can" is...
Tags: Movies, Georgia, Fbi, Tom Hanks, Leonardo Dicaprio, Christopher Walken, Leo, Louisiana, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Frank, Harvard Law School, Logan, Shea, DiCaprio


The 14 Scariest Moments In Non-Horror Movies

There's a time and a place for scares. We've paid our money and have earned our right to jump out of our seats at least twice during a typical horror movie. But what happens when frightening moments catch us off guard? Even children's films have jump scares; these days, no type of movie is really safe.Villains who belong in the most X-rated of horrors, yet somehow show up in family-friendly movies. Those "Did you see that?" moments that make you look incredulously at the person sitting next to y...
Tags: UK, England, London, Movies, Russia, Superman, Roald Dahl, US, David Cronenberg, Ian Fleming, Ash, Nazi, Khan, Pixar, Spielberg, John Williams


Horror Movies To Watch If You Loved The Invisible Man

In ways both great and unfortunate, Leigh Whannell's "The Invisible Man" was a perfect pre-COVID-19 watch. Its protagonist, the indelible Cecilia Kass (Elizabeth Moss), is tormented by a camouflaged evil — one that infiltrates and corrupts every inch of the house she occupies, rendering her normal life meaningless. But the illness that Kass' ex, Adrian Griffin (Oliver Taylor-Cohen), represents is less pathogen than pathological; he is a gaslighter with psychotic tendencies, a man whose brillianc...
Tags: Movies, California, America, David, Franco, Creep, TNT, Leigh Whannell, Spielberg, Sarah Paulson, David Fincher, Lola, Eden, Adrian, Cam, Jefferson Airplane


The 12 Best Action Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

Ever since "Iron Man," studios have been trying, almost like clockwork, to make action movies using the Marvel formula. "The Suicide Squad" was just "Guardians of the Galaxy" with bad dudes. "Justice League" was "The Avengers," but worse. And every A-list actor under the sun has suddenly tried to become a money-making superhero. Aside from the flying cars of the "Fast & Furious" franchise and the occasional chapter of "John Wick" or "Mission: Impossible," superhero films rule the day, action-wis...
Tags: Amazon, Bob Odenkirk, New York, Movies, Washington, Boston, America, Reagan, Ford, New Jersey, Clint Eastwood, Broadway, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Liam Neeson, Harry


The 15 Scariest Horror Movies On Hulu Right Now

Like most streaming services, Hulu is not the place to go if you're looking for older movies. Its 20th century horror selection is limited, at best. However, its selection of recent horror films (especially the smaller, independent films from the likes of Neon and IFC) is excellent. Hulu is also a great home for women-directed horror films, including "The Other Lamb," "Sea Fever," "Little Joe" and "Saint Maud" (to name some of the best ones). However, I have been tasked with choosing the scaries...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Alaska, Ifc, Oscar, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Freeman, Michael Ballhaus, Kirsten Dunst, Imelda Staunton, Hulu, Mandy Moore, Spielberg, Claire Foy, Lucy


The 14 Best Vin Diesel Movies (That Aren't The Fast And The Furious)

For years now, one question has burned bright in the hearts of "Fast and the Furious" fans: Team Diesel or Team Johnson? Given the latter's impressive career as an action star and family-film icon, one could make a compelling case that Dwayne Johnson -- not Vin Diesel -- is the Fast Saga's biggest star. But while Diesel's career may lack the critical successes of his onscreen counterpart's, the actor and producer has developed a body of work that is no less fascinating for its occasional misfire...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Dwayne Johnson, New York City, America, United States, Arnold Schwarzenegger, DEA, Johnson, Quentin Tarantino, Jon Favreau, Elijah Wood, James Gunn, Diesel


The 14 Best Animated Movies (That Aren't Made By Disney Or Pixar)

Pixar and Disney have dominated the animation landscape for quite some time. Since the first Academy Award was given for Best Animated Feature in 2002, 14 of the winners in that category have been from one of those two studios. But there's so much more to the world of animation than just the mouse and a hopping lamp. While Pixar and Disney tend to take home the lion's share of acclaim, fame, and box office returns, there are a number of animation studios around the world that produce films that ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Movies, France, Neil Gaiman, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Disney, Iran, Fox, Afghanistan, Taliban, Wes Anderson, Brazil, Kabul, Anya


Animanics Season 2 Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Last year, the "Animaniacs" came back to life on Hulu after being away for over 20 years. The Warner brothers Yakko and Wakko and their sister Dot were still zany to the max, and soon they'll be back for more animated antics with a second season. If you're wondering when the Animaniacs will return for their second season, we've g...
Tags: Television, Movies, Wild, United States, The New York Times, Warner, Warner Bros, Hulu, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Cindy, Pinky, Wellesley Wild, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Animaniacs


20 Movies About Aliens That You Definitely Need To Watch

Films with aliens are rarely about the aliens themselves. These interstellar visitors usually serve as metaphors for human nature, a reflection of our politics, or a means to discuss strange natural phenomena. As Stephen King explained in "Danse Macabre," his non-fiction exploration of the horror genre, the things that frighten or confuse us change shape with each generation. The aliens of the '50s and '60s were Cold War relics that played on social paranoia. The aliens of the '80s reflected con...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Stephen King, US, America, Earth, Daft Punk, David Bowie, John Goodman, Pacific Rim, Christopher Walken, West Coast, Johnson, Ridley Scott, Jeff Bridges, Paul Verhoeven


13 Box Office Bombs That Are Truly Worth A Watch

Good movies aren't all created equal. While some benefit from great trailers and well-crafted marketing campaigns, other films suffer from a lack of promotion. Sometimes, a good movie is released at the same time as bigger, much-awaited production that overshadows everything else in theaters; it's never a good idea to schedule a movie's opening against the latest entry in a hot franchise or the biggest stars' latest blockbusters. Whatever the reason, many truly great movies bomb at the box offic...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Julianne Moore, California, New York City, Stephen King, Roald Dahl, Disney, Los Angeles, World, Maine, Paris, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Salem


Jurassic World: Dominion Asks A "Single Question," And Tasty Humans Won't Like The Answer

"Jurassic World: Dominion" will conclude this new trilogy of legacy sequels to the original Steven Spielberg classic, and it sounds like it'll take the concept of dinosaurs living among humans to its most logical outcome. The actual quality of these movies (along with every sequel since "Jurassic Park", honestly) have been pretty much hit-or-miss, although the box office receipts would seem to suggest that audiences continue to crave their fix of big budget dinosaur mayhem. There aren't really a...
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Movies To Watch If You Loved The Green Knight

The pandemic kept fans from seeing "The Green Knight" for well over a year after its planned premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival was canceled. And now, filmmaker David Lowery's distinctive, striking take on the tale of Sir Gawain belongs to the fans. Though it presents Arthurian legend in a light that feels fresh and exciting, "The Green Knight" is by no means the first film to take a crack at bringing the fabled mythology to the big screen -- nor is it the first time that the ace filmmaking...
Tags: Movies, Disney, America, David, Mtv, Monty Python, Dragon, Charles Dickens, Armando Iannucci, Heath Ledger, Colin Farrell, Henry Cavill, Spielberg, Jackie, Armie Hammer, Dev Patel


Director Martin Campbell Shares Stories From Casino Royale, The Mask Of Zorro, And More [Interview]

Director Martin Campbell is all about clarity. From his action to his storytelling, there's little confusion in a Martin Campbell film. And he seems to almost always knows exactly what he's making, no matter its quality. If it turns out well, he'll say it's okay. If it doesn't, he'll blame himself and admit, as he did at one point during a career-spanning interview with /Film, that a movie he did was "terrible."The filmmaker, known for his top-shelf James Bond pictures and his work in British te...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Early Buzz: Critics Ain't Afraid Of No Sequel

We got one! Or at least, in this case, much more than one. "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is still months away from release, but Sony held a surprise screening at CInemaCon last night, which is an event held primarily for theater owners and attended by journalists in case there's any new footage from highly anticipated movies. Well, they certainly got that and then some as Sony made sure to bring the goodies. Not only did those in attendance get to see the premiere of the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" tr...
Tags: Movies, News, Sony, Jason Reitman, Spielberg, Harold Ramis, Egon, Cinemacon, Reitman, Ivan Reitman, SlashFilm, McKenna Grace


Steven Spielberg Had to Talk Martin Campbell Into Making ‘The Mask of Zorro’

The Mask of Zorro is pure swashbuckling fun. It’s a movie fully packed with energy, from Antonio Banderas‘ exuberant performance as the title hero to the thrilling and practical set pieces. Director Martin Campbell‘s film is endlessly entertaining. It’s also a film not too many people were originally keen on producing, including the director and studio behind it. During a career-spanning new interview, Campbell told us all about it, and why he was reluctant to take it on. Wooed by Spielberg...
Tags: Movies, News, Mexico, Antonio Banderas, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodriguez, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Steven, Campbell, Martin Campbell, Zorro, Ted Elliot, Spielberg Before Campbell, Terry Rossio Campbell, Talk Martin Campbell


The Daily Stream: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ Remains as Relevant as Ever

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: Munich Where You Can Stream It: FuboTV The Pitch: The movie that helped mark a significant turning point in Steven Spielberg‘s storied career. In 2005, Munich (which completed a certain one-two punch along with War of the Worlds earlier that year) represented something of a reality check for those who expected Spielberg ...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Israel, Features, Afghanistan, Munich, United States, Taliban, Paris, Middle East, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Eric Roth, Mossad, Munich Germany, Geoffrey Rush


Time for a Sing-Along: A Guide to the Many Movie Musicals of 2021

Hollywood loves musicals — and so does everyone else. In the last couple of years, big titles like La La Land and Bohemian Rhapsody have swooped in to steal audience affection and rekindle Hollywood’s belief in the genre. We may have forgotten our love for a while there, but it never truly faded. It’s partially due to the very thing that makes musicals so joyous — their inherent nostalgia. Everyone has a musical movie they grew up watching and can still skillfully sing along to. They have a chi...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Aretha Franklin, Disney, Features, Netflix, Canada, Broadway, Prince Charles, Manhattan, Newfoundland, Diana, Cinderella


Star Wars Bits: J.W. Rinzler, The Bad Batch, Terrifying Tales, Galactic Starcruiser, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Passes Away Disney+ Announces Season 2 of Star Wars: The Bad Batch LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales Premieres October 1 Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Details And More! Star Wars Author J.W. Rinzler Passes Away J.W. Rinzler, author of The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film (2007), The Making of The Empire Strikes Back (2010), and The Making of Return of the Jedi (2013), as well as The Comple...
Tags: TV, Movies, News, Disney, Lego, Espn, Darth Vader, Walt Disney World, George Lucas, Spielberg, Cool Stuff, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Poe, Christian Slater, Justin


Eric Vespe’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Ranking films is always, always, always a fool’s errand. The whole reason we like cinema in the first place is because we go into each and every film with our own unique baggage. Strike that, we go into each and every viewing of a film with that baggage. So, a movie you saw in your 20s might have bounced off of you, but when you watch it again a decade later you’re going in with 10 more years of life experience and it can hit you in a radically different way. A prime example of this phenomenon ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Orson Welles, Raiders, Earth, Features, Austin, William Powell, Fox, New Zealand, Jurassic Park, Terry Gilliam, Quentin Tarantino, John Lithgow, Casablanca


Here’s Where You Can Stream or Rent Every ‘Jurassic Park’ Movie

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, “Hey, where can I watch this thing?” In this edition: the Jurassic Park/Jurassic World movies.) The Jurassic Park movies represent one of the most profitable franchises out there, clocking in at number eight out of the 50 highest grossing properties ever. People love them their dinos, but for some reason, this is still the only significant blockbuster series giving the masses the larger-than-life dinosaur thri...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Youtube, Features, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Alan, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Vince Vaughn, Jeff Goldblum, Ian Malcolm, David Koepp, Amazon YouTube, Joe Johnston


‘Mad God’ Trailer: VFX Legend Phil Tippett Has Made a Stop-Motion Sci-Fi Horror Movie

Phil Tippett, a visual effects pioneer who worked on Star Wars: A New Hope, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Starship Troopers, and more, has a stop-motion sci-fi horror movie on the way, and it looks amazing. Titled Mad God, Tippett first had the idea for the film while working on Robocop 2. But when Jurassic Park came along, Tippett put work on Mad God on hold – and never really got back to it. Until the pandemic came along, that is. Tippett used the quarantine to complete...
Tags: Movies, News, Trailers, Berkeley, Indiana Jones, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Phil, Buster Keaton, Hieronymous Bosch, Tippett, Phil Tippett, Temple of Doom Starship Troopers, Tippett Studio



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