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The Alternate Ending In The Thing That Was Thankfully Cut

John Carpenter's "The Thing" is one of those classics that always gets cited as an example of a film that was an outward failure, initially, but that time has vindicated with a much-deserved reappraisal. It was not a critical or commercial success on its release, but in the years since then, it has come to be regarded as a monster movie par excellence.Carpenter himself once said that his whole career would have been different had "The Thing" been a big hit. He was coming off "Escape from New Yor...
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Maddie Ziegler on Working With Steven Spielberg on ‘West Side Story’ and the 10-Year Anniversary of ‘Dance Moms’

As she slowly awakens from the “dream” of working with director Steven Spielberg on “West Side Story,” Maddie Ziegler is teasing some of the upcoming musical’s standout scenes, including the iconic “Dance at the Gym” number.  The “Dance Moms” alum stars as Velma in Spielberg’s film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, about two teenagers (played […]
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The 14 Best Harrison Ford Movies Ranked

Few actors have played as many iconic roles as Harrison Ford. His return to Han Solo in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and Rick Deckard in "Blade Runner 2049" proved he could seamlessly slip back into his best characters, and expectations are high as he picks up the bullwhip once more for "Indiana Jones 5."Outside of his flagship franchises, Ford has shown remarkable versatility throughout his career. Although he's known primarily as an action star, Ford is comfortable playing romantic leads and...
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The 20 Best Dystopian Movies Of All Time

The differences between a dystopian story and an apocalyptic one are slight. It's common for a dystopia to set in after an apocalypse, and a dystopian world often hides its true nature, only revealing itself after subtle revelations pile up. H. G. Wells was one of the first writers to popularize dystopian fiction, with "The Sleeper Awakes" using what today's sci-fi fans may recognize as a Douglas Adams gag: A man falls into a coma and wakes up centuries later, his accrued financial interests mak...
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West Side Story Lyricist Stephen Sondheim Prefers Spielberg's Movie To The Original

Stephen Sondheim is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in all of 20th century musical theatre. The man is responsible for monumentally influential pieces like "Into the Woods," "Gypsy," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," "Company," "Merrily We Roll Along," "Assassins," and perhaps his lyrical magnum opus, "West Side Story."Sondheim wrote the lyrics for the original Broadway production of "West Side Story" (with a book by Arthur Laurents and music by Leonard Bernstein) a...
Tags: Movies, News, Stephen Colbert, Munich, Stephen Sondheim, Broadway, Lincoln, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Rita Moreno, Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Tony Kushner

These two guys re-made Raiders of the Lost Ark, shot-by-shot

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation was made by three creative Mississippi teens Eric Zala, Chris Strompolos, and Jayson Lamb over a seven-year period. The boys began making their own adaptation of Spielberg's hit film when they were only 12 years old in 1982. — Read the rest
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ Trailer Is A Glittery Showcase For Rachel Zegler

The new clip also offers glimpses of Ariana DeBose and Rita Moreno.
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Full West Side Story Trailer Reveals Steven Spielberg's Colorful New Take On The Musical

Looks like West Side Story will tell a beloved tale with a Spielberg twist.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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My Recent Media Diet, the Summer/Fall Switchover Edition

Oh, I’ve let it go too long again. It’s been almost four months since I’ve done one of these media roundups and there’s lots to share. If you’re just joining us — welcome but WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THO?! — I do a post like this every few months with short reviews of all the movies, books, music, TV show, podcasts, and other things I’ve enjoyed (or not) recently. The letter grades are very subjective and inconsistent — sorry! Ok, here’s what I have for you today. The Land That Never Has Been Yet. T...
Tags: Apple, Lorde, Cdc, France, America, United States, Frances Mcdormand, Dreamworks, Mark Rylance, Michael Lewis, Alan Rickman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Spielberg, Ezra Klein, Snoop Dogg, Nbc Sports

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...
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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...
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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...
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Spielberg and Hanks' WW2 drama transforms Hemel Hempstead

Filming for Masters of the Air takes place on a High Street which is turned into a 1940s set.
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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...
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Remembering Jean-Paul Belmondo, the Suave French Film Icon Who Inspired Spielberg and Tarantino Alike

If Jean-Paul Belmondo had gotten his way, he would have been a stage actor. He applied to the Conservatoire de Paris three times before the illustrious drama school accepted him and spent the 1950s trying to launch a theater career. Lucky for world cinema, Belmondo had greater success on screen, thanks to his role in […]
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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