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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...
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The 10 Best Western Movies Of The Past Decade Ranked

Steven Spielberg famously commented that the rise of superhero movies reminded him of the popularity of westerns, which has declined precipitously since the genre's heyday. And yet, ironically, westerns haven't taken a backseat in the past decade. If the mix of subversive and traditional western films over the past 10 years indicates anything, it's that the genre is always changing.Westerns are intertwined with the history of cinema itself, as exciting adventure stories set in the Old West were ...
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Michael Mann's Tokyo Vice Adds Japanese Stars To Ansel Elgort-Led HBO Max Series

It's been six years since filmmaker Michael Mann last directed a feature film with 2015's "Blackhat," though it somehow feels even longer than that. In the meantime, before that streak is officially broken on the big screen, we've known that Mann will be turning to streaming to direct the first episode of "Tokyo Vice." That HBO Max series is adding to its ensemble cast, with reports indicating several Japanese stars are joining the production that already includes Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, and...
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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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Steven 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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Watch trailer For Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of West Side Story

Fifty years after the release of Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins' film adaptation of the Jerome Robbins' stage musical, West Side Story, Steven Spielberg is giving it a go. The new version will feature the original songs by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. — Read the rest
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Generation Canceled By HBO Max After Just One Season

Why can't we have nice things? Or at the very least, why can't they last longer? Earlier this year, we got a very nice thing in the form of the new HBO Max series "Generation" (stylized "Genera+ion"), an ensemble story about a group of high schoolers learning about life, love, and family in a conservative California community. For a grand total of 16 episodes (delivered in two eight-episode batches), "Generation" was pure, ambitious, chaotic fun. But now its time to bid the show an early goodbye...
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West Side Story Trailer Highlights Tony & Maria’s Star-Crossed Love Affair

20th Century Studios has dropped a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited film adaptation of the classic Broadway musical West Side Story, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, December 10. Its current theatrical release will see the film going up against Netflix’s star-studded sci-fi dark comedy Don’t Look Up. The new West Side Story trailer, which you can check out below along with the new poster, highlights the obstacles that will challenge Tony and Maria’s budding roma...
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Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort Play Star-Crossed Lovers in Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

“Something’s coming, something good” — and it’s the official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake. Disney and 20th Century Studios on Wednesday debuted an extended look at the reimagining of the classic musical about fierce rivalries and young love in 1957 New York City. In the new version of “West Side Story,” Rachel […]
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New Trailer and Poster for Steven Spielberg’s WEST SIDE STORY

The musical comes to UK/ROI cinemas in December. Read more >>> [Author: The Movie Waffler]
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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...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, News, New York City, Chicago, Broadway, Trailers, Shakespeare, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Romeo, Rita Moreno, West Side, Tony

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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Ranking Morgan Freeman's 20 Best Roles

Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood, with credits in over 100 films. Despite his extensive filmography, Freeman actually got his start in film relatively late in his career. A frequent stage performer and star of the PBS children's show "The Electric Company," Freeman landed key breakout roles throughout the '80s that launched him into stardom.Freeman works consistently and is very reliable. Even in weaker films, Freeman rarely gives a bad performance, and is usuall...
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The Famous Ghostbusters Moment That Was Not In The Original Script

The original "Ghostbusters" is arguably one of the most quotable movies of the 1980s – which is strange to think about, considering it's a movie about a bunch of slacker scientists who sort of stumble their way into discovering a way to capture ghosts in New York City. Among the film's many memorable lines is "don't cross the streams," a crucial piece of info that Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) gives to his ghostbusting pals and which comes back to save the day at the end of the film. (I am genuin...
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How 'Shang-Chi' vindicated theater owners after their criticism of Disney's 'Black Widow' release strategy

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." Marvel Studios Disney plans to release its remaining movies this year exclusively to theaters. The move comes after the success of "Shang-Chi," a box-office hit and theatrical exclusive. Theater owners had expressed displeasure with Disney's "Black Widow" Disney+ strategy. See more stories on Insider's business page. Theater owners wanted Disney to commit to movie theaters. They got their wish.After the success of the studio's latest...
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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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Eternals & More: Disney Sets Exclusive Theatrical Run for Fall 2021 Films

Walt Disney Studios has finally confirmed that all of their remaining 2021 films will officially debut only in theaters, with an exclusive 45-day theatrical run before releasing on Disney+. This announcement follows Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ successful theatrical debut, which shattered Labor Day weekend records with a gross of over $75 million during its three-day opening weekend. “Following the tremendous box office success of our summer films which included five of the top eig...
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Disney's remaining movies for 2021 will premiere exclusively in theatres for up to 45 days, following the 'Black Widow' furore

The cast of Disney's "Eternals." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Disney said on Friday it will release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatres. Musical "Encato" will play for 30 days, while another five movies will have a 45-day window. Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit against Disney in July for "Black Widow's" dual-release. See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney plans to release the remainder of its 2021 movies exclusively in theatr...
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Disney Sets Dates For Movies Through 2024, Doubles Down On Theatrical

Today, Disney announced a torrent of updated release date information about several of the studio's biggest upcoming films. Let's take a look at these new dates, and then break down which ones will only be available to see in theaters. Disney Release Date Announcements OK, take a deep breath and let's go through these one by one.Disney has moved "Nightmare Alley," Guillermo del Toro's remake of a 1940s Tyrone Power drama, from a limited December 3, 2021 release to a wide release just a few days ...
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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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Every Christopher Nolan Film Ranked Worst To Best

Christopher Nolan is easily one of the most influential filmmakers working today. While the "Dark Knight" trilogy ranks as his highest-grossing set of films to date, Nolan is one of the few directors who generates blockbuster-worthy box office takes for original stories. His mind-bending, special effects-heavy features have made him is a favorite among younger film fans, but he's often praised by his contemporaries as well.The financial success of Nolan's films is matched by their critical accla...
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Malignant Review: James Wan Goes Wild With His Bloody, Bonkers Return To Horror

A movie that takes big swings is always worth celebrating, and "Malignant," James Wan's out-of-control return to horror, takes some of the biggest swings you'll ever see on film. Wan hasn't helmed a horror movie since 2016, and returning to the genre has seemingly unhinged him, or at the very least made him dizzy with glee. He's a blockbuster filmmaker now, and here he uses his blockbuster skills and clout to conjure up a movie best described as "operatic." There's nothing subtle about "Malignan...
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Every J.J. Abrams Film Ranked From Worst To Best

J.J. Abrams has been an influential figure in the entertainment industry since his youth. Inspired by his prominent television producer father, Gerald W. Abrams, the young film buff was mentored by Steven Spielberg, and flexed his creative instincts as screenwriter of '90s hits like "Forever Young," "Regarding Henry," and "Armageddon."In the late '90s and early '00s, Abrams dominated television by creating the highly popular shows "Felicity," "Alias," and "Lost." Combining complex storylines and...
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The 15 Best Glenn Close Roles Ranked

With a career that has risen to legendary status, Glenn Close has become one of the most treasured actors of her time. With characters have empowered female viewers everywhere and performances that have scared audiences from the first frame onward, Close has proven time and time again that she is a force to be reckoned with. Plus, with all of the incredible powerhouse directors she's collaborated with, Close has genuinely cemented herself as the secret ingredient to any great movie, regardless o...
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1999’s She’s All That Featured a Surprising Amount of Talent

I missed out on She’s All That when it was released way back in 1999 — 22 years ago! — but was very much aware of the film and the impact it had on my close group of high school friends. And while its Cinderella-inspired plot device — a “jock” falls for a “nerdy-because-she-wears-glasses” girl from another click — remains just as cheesy today as it did in the late ’90s, after watching the flick earlier this week, I get the appeal and understand how this rather routine comedy grossed over $100 mi...
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The Girl From Plainville: 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.)The casting of Chloë Sevigny opposite Elle Fanning in "The Girl from Plainville" has put this future streaming series on our radar, and maybe on yours as well. It's based on the real-life case of a young woman who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text to commit suicide. The case has alre...
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