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‘Ready Player One’ Integrated Familiar and New Characters for Spielberg’s Take

In helmer Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” a vast group of familiar characters and those created for the film had to be integrated into one story and some had to travel between two worlds. Visual-effects supervisor Roger Guyett knew he’d be working with multiple styles and sources to pull it off. Original characters including the […]
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The Milky Way, the kosher restaurant started by Steven Spielberg’s mom, reopens in Los Angeles

The Milky Way, the beloved Pico-Robertson restaurant once run by Steven Spielberg‘s mom, is poised to reopen Monday, Feb. 18 for the first time in two years with a new look and menu. But not to worry, it’s still kosher. From left, Nancy Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Leah Adler, Sue Spielberg, and Anne Spielberg during the annual Mother’s Day luncheon by Cedars Sinai’s The Helping Hand on May 5, 1995. Leah was honored with a “Mother of the Year” award. (Photo by Thomas Neerken) Blue horsesh...
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Visual Feasts: Merchant Ivory Do What They Do Best in 'Feast of July'

None Left in the lurch by the movie-going public in 1995, Feast of July was probably one of the more demure productions to come out of the Merchant Ivory workshop. Based on a minor work by H.E. Bates, who wrote mostly charming and very British novels about the English working life, the film was further sidelined by its rather unenthusiastic critical reception. Time, however, has been kind to the film and it isn't really the forgettable fluff that the likes of Roger Ebert claimed it to be. Lift...
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Steven Spielberg and Amblin Adapting Reddit Horror Story ‘Spire in the Woods’

Six years ago, a series of posts popped up on the “no sleep” subReddit, the forum for writers to share original horror stories that are so terrifying that they give you, well, no sleep. But this story, titled “Spire in the Woods,” was different than most. Following a teen boy who is convinced that the suicide of a schoolmate may be connected to a local legend, the story captivated thousands of readers until it spread past Reddit and became a viral phenomenon. The author Tony Lunedi published th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Adaptation, Reddit, Ryan Reynolds, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Woods, Amblin Partners, Lunedi, Amblin Entertainment, Roy Lee, Jon Berg, Tony Lunedi, The Bells

A century of alien landings, in two maps

The first extra-terrestrial to make contact (in a movie) appeared in 1920s Germany.ET set off a wave of 'first contact' movies in the 1980s.Many recent alien-landing movies are set in China and India – the future of the genre may well be Asian. Until humanity makes contact with some genuine extra-terrestrials, the aliens we invent will say more about us than about them. By extension, the same goes for where we first encounter these imaginary off-worlders. These maps show the locations of ali...
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Survey needed near Stonehenge ahead of Spielberg film

Producers want to build a mock French farmhouse near to the historic site.
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Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 Back on Track With All-Star Cast

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 back on track with all-star cast Nearly two months after delaying the film once again, Rocket Science Productions has announced that the long-in-development courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 from writer-director Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) is officially back on track with an A-list ensemble cast. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds'...
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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Back On, Adds Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and More to Cast

Last we heard, Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial of the Chicago 7 was on hold so Sorkin could devote more time to his To Kill a Mockingbird stage production. Now, the film appears to be back on, and adding even more cast members. Sacha Baron Cohen and Eddie Redmayne were previously announced, and now they’re joined by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Alex Sharp, and more. The film is based on the true story of the 1969 trial in which seven defendants were charged with conspiracy and other charges relat...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Aaron-Sorkin, San Francisco, Chicago, Paul Greengrass, Eddie Redmayne, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Sacha-Baron-Cohen, True Story, Rick, Sorkin, Bobby Seale, Greengrass

Universal Pushes The Turning To 2020

Universal pushes The Turning to 2020 Universal Pictures has announced that The Turning, the upcoming adaptation of the horror novella of a similar name by Henry James, will be hitting the big screen on January 24, 2020 after it was removed from its original February 22 release date in place of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptS...
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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Director Joe Cornish on His Love for ‘Excalibur’ and Putting a Led Zeppelin Shirt on Patrick Stewart [Interview]

The Kid Who Would Be King has been a long time coming for writer-director Joe Cornish. Not only because it’s been seven long years since his feature directorial debut, Attack the Block, left us eager and hungry to see his sophomore effort, but also because he thought of the Arthurian story in his teens. After waiting so long to tell his original story, Cornish ended up bringing a tangible and infectious excitement to the movie’s playful sense of adventure, similar to Attack the Block. The Kid W...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, America, Features, Patrick Stewart, Jack, Rebecca Ferguson, 20th Century Fox, Spielberg, Joe Cornish, John Boorman, Zeppelin, Edgar, Cornish, John Hughes, Action/Adventure

Unknown Rachel Zegler is Maria in Spielberg’s ‘West Side’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steven Spielberg has cast an unknown 17-year-old from New Jersey to play Maria in his remake of “West Side Story.” Deadline first reported Monday the director picked Rachel Zegler after auditioning more than 30,000 hopefuls. The high school student from Clifton posted photos of herself and other cast members on Instagram […]
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West Side Story: High school student cast as Maria in Spielberg remake

Rachel Zegler, 17, will reprise Natalie Wood's role as Maria in Steven Spielberg's remake.
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Newcomer Rachel Zegler to Play Maria in West Side Story Remake

Newcomer Rachel Zegler to play Maria in West Side Story remake Newcomer Rachel Zegler will be playing Maria in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story remake, TheWrap has confirmed. The 17-year-old will star opposite Ansel Elgort, who is portraying Tony, the co-founder of the Jets, in the adaptation. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd...
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‘Replicas’ Review: An Early Frontrunner For the Most Bizarre Bad Movie of 2019

In case you were curious, Replicas is a Christmas movie. You may find that fact, or the fact that multiple scenes in this sci-fi thriller reference the holiday season or literally take place at a Christmas tree-shopping site in Puerto Rico, superfluous or inexplicable. Perhaps I’ve buried the lede, because you see, Replicas itself is quite inexplicable. Here, we have the first wide-release contender of 2019 for the title of Most Utterly Bizarre Film of the Year. There’s no sane metric un...
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'Captain America: The First Avenger' Stands Out in a Glut of Comic Book Films

None Discussions of the mythical "superhero fatigue" were in full swing in the summer of 2011, and the concept has been raised every time a superhero film is considered a critical or commercial disappointment. The basis of superhero fatigue is the idea that audiences will grow tired of the neverending glut of big-budget comic book films, and will stop seeing them en masse. It's quaint to think of film bloggers in 2011 foretelling the imminent implosion of the genre when, seven years later, mega...
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Watch Out Disney: The Studio Behind ‘Sharknado’ and ‘Transmorphers’ is Making Their Own ‘Aladdin’ Movie

With Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake arriving in May, here’s a bit of news that ought to surprise both no one and everyone. Indie studio The Asylum, responsible for such straight-to-DVD knock-off “classics” as Transmorphers and Snakes on a Train are now working on their own Aladdin movie, and it starts shooting in Los Angeles this week. Known initially for their “mockbusters,” or low-budget films similar enough to major releases without encroaching on them legally, The Asylum achieved m...
Tags: Movies, China, Africa, Asylum, Disney, Los Angeles, Middle East, Falls, Spielberg, Abraham Lincoln, Aladdin, Jafar, Agrabah, Bagdad, Samad, Action/Adventure

Offered Free Tickets for ‘Schindler’s List,’ Germany’s Far Right Sees a Provocation

A German movie theater wanted to start a discussion about history and the Holocaust, but the AfD called the offer a “tasteless instrumentalization.”
Tags: News, Germany, Spielberg, Steven, Alternative For Germany, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Schindler's List (Movie

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Making a Successful Sequel More Than a Decade Later

There are hundreds if not thousands of sequels out there in the ether, and while they’re not inherently good or bad their existence typically makes sense. A movie is popular, and within a couple years it gets a sequel. It’s basic Hollywood math as studios and filmmakers understandably want to strike while they still have the public’s attention. Sometimes, though, for all manner of reasons, the wait for a sequel is far, far longer. Mary Poppins Returns hit theaters a whopping 54 years after the ...
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Guillermo del Toro Names Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can the Most Underrated Great Movie of All Time

Director Guillermo del Toro, as one Twitter wag put it recently, is the kind of film friend we’d all love to have--a great conversationalist, a good listener, a fan at heart, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the form. And while it’s not rare to hear him praise Steven Spielberg, this recent Twitter post most people by surprise: Catch Me If You Can is honestly a film I haven’t thought about since I watched it in the theaters. That’s not to say it was bad--it was an enjoyable romp with Le...
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‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Shoah’: How Two of the 20th Century’s Greatest Films Illuminate Each Other

Two of the 20th century’s greatest films are bound together by the same historical tragedy. When it arrived in theaters in mid-December 1993 — just six months after his summer blockbuster, Jurassic Park — critics and audiences alike embraced Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List as a masterpiece. More than just an awards season drama, the film provided what’s been called a “first foundational encounter with the Holocaust” for a whole generation of viewers. It soon emerged as the crowning achie...
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‘Bumblebee’ Screenwriter Christina Hodson on Making a Timeless ‘Transformers’ Movie [Interview]

The Transformers spin-off Bumblebee is very different from the five Michael Bay films. Notably, there are fewer Transformers – it’s mainly Bumblebee and the two Decepticons who chase him to Earth in 1987. The heroic Optimus Prime only has a cameo. Bumblebee also spends most of its time in the small Northern California town of Brighton Falls, where Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) buys a fixer upper automobile, only to discover it’s actually a transforming robot. Charlie has lost her father and has...
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Steven Spielberg on Storytelling’s Power to Fight Hate

The director is reissuing “Schindler’s List,” as he expands the mission of the Shoah Foundation through video testimonies of genocide survivors.
Tags: News, War Crimes, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, University Of Southern California, Steven, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Holocaust and the Nazi Era, Shoah Foundation, Schindler's List (Movie, Storytelling 's Power to Fight Hate

‘Bumblebee’ Producer Lorenzo DiBonaventura on How the New Film Honors Generation 1 Transformers [Interview]

Since leaving Warner Brothers as President of Worldwide Production, producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventure has launched several franchises. The longest running has been the Transformers movies, but he’s also been responsible for G.I. Joe, Red and the upcoming Die Hard prequel, McClane. Bumblebee is the sixth film in the Transformers series, but it’s the first not directed by Michael Bay and it’s a spinoff that takes place in 1987. When Bumblebee first comes to Earth after the Cybertron wars, he mee...
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How ‘Furious 7’ Helped James Wan Get His Feet Wet for ‘Aquaman’ and Why He’d Like to Make a Rom-Com [Interview]

After the release of Aquaman (out December 21, 2018), director James Wan will no longer be just “that horror guy.” The Warner Bros. superhero film has a humorous and light-hearted tone that more often than not transforms into full-blown kitsch, anchored around an effortlessly charismatic performance from Jason Momoa. And with Wan at the helm, the film’s stunning visual ambition and grandeur turns Aquaman into one of the most unique DC films to date. But this isn’t the first brush with funny for...
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What a Mechanical Shark Can Teach Us About Leadership and Innovation

O NE RECENT EVENING, exhausted after a long day of work, I collapsed into bed and turned on the television. On screen was the classic scene from “Jaws,” where actress Susan Backlinie is stalked by the unseen aquatic predator and then pulled underneath the dark water. The scene is famous for the way it terrified audiences without ever showing the titular shark. But this wasn’t the film itself. It was a documentary on the making of the movie, all about the lengths that then 27-year-old wunderkind...
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CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment provided with the chance to interview The House with a Clock in its Walls director Eli Roth, and also provided us with an exclusive clip from the home video release. Check out our exclusive interview and clip below, and click here to purchase the delightful movie on Blu-ray!  PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone =...
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 Delayed Again

The Trial of the Chicago 7 delayed again Variety reports that the long in-development Aaron Sorkin project, The Trial of the Chicago 7, has been put on hold yet again. The film had finally entered pre-production recently more than a decade after the acclaimed writer/director penned the script. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.p...
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Tony Kushner: 'Trump has a sinkhole instead of a soul'

He has spent his life dramatising America’s angels and demons. As his civil rights musical returns to Britain, the playwright reveals all about revamping West Side Story for Spielberg – and writing a play about Trump‘I hate watching my plays,” Tony Kushner says. “They’re all so long and they take for ever and the only one that’s not true of is Caroline. It’s two hours with intermission and I could listen to that music for ever.”Caroline is Caroline, Or Change, Kushner’s only musical. Written wit...
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‘Bumblebee’ Early Buzz: This is What ‘Transformers’ Fans Have Been Waiting For

This month brings yet another installment in the Transformers franchise in the form of the spin-off Bumblebee. But if the early buzz is to be believed, this time we have a movie that not only please fans of the original Transformers animated series and movie, but also delivers a story with some character and heart that isn’t overshadowed by director Michael Bay’s signature directorial style and overstuffed plot. Find out what people are saying in the Bumblebee early buzz round-up below. #Bum...
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VOTD: Steven Spielberg Looks Back on ‘Schindler’s List’ After 25 Years

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Schindler’s List, and the film is back in select theaters for a limited time starting today. It’s a milestone motion picture, earning Steven Spielberg his first Oscar for Best Director, not to mention taking home Best Picture. But more importantly, it’s probably the most harrowing and acclaimed depiction of the Holocaust that the big screen has ever seen. Schindler’s List inspired survivors to tell their stories, and it also inspired Spielberg to start th...
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