Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Jurassic World Has All the DNA of a Summer Hit!

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Jurassic World is as solid a summer blockbuster as you could ask for – it’s smart (but not too smart), flashy (maybe a hair too flashy) and filled with great visual effects that never (quite) overwhelm its basically decent heart.

It has an old-fashioned hero, kids in peril, a heroine who goes from stick in the mud to tuchus-kicker, an amoral scientist, an incredibly mercenary would-be visionary and… DINOSAURS!

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Iron Curtain Trailer: Bridge of Spies!

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When an American U-2 pilot is forced to land behind the Iron Curtain, it falls to a Brooklyn attorney to negotiate his release.

Bridge of Spies is the true story of James Donovan – tasked by the CIA to handle this near impossible assignment. Check out the trailer after the jump. Bridge of Spies will be in theaters on October 16th.

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Spielberg, Amblin Television Bring Brave New World To Syfy!

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The last time Steven Spielberg, Amblin Television and Syfy collaborated on a project it was for the Emmy-winning miniseries Taken.

Now they are working on an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, Brave New World – to be written by Les Bohem – who wrote Taken – penning the script.

Set in a seeming utopian world where there is no war, disease or poverty, Brave New World posits a system where those who do not conform are sent to ‘reservations’ while those who do are rewarded with mind-bending drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism. Then it ask if the price paid for this utopia is too high.

For further details, follow the jump.

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Disney Joins Spielberg’s The BFG!

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Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG has a new participant. Disney has joined the project as a co-producer and co-financier.

The film’s cast has also expanded to include Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and others.

The BFG is Spielbverg’s first Disney-branded film as a director and is scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release. For more, follow the jump.

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Spielberg Finds His Katie for Roald Dahl’s BFG!

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Steven Spielberg has cast the key role of Katie for his adaptation of Roald Dahl’s BFG (Dahl’s personal favorite of his own stories).

Ruby Barnhill will play the young girl who becomes friends with the Big Friendly Giant and discovers the beauty and danger of Giant World.

Production on Roald Dahl’s BFG will begin in early 2015 with itsa premiere set for July 1st, 2016. For more, follow the jump.

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Full Length Trailer: Jurassic World: Evacuate The Park!

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Jurassic World is open and looks like a pretty cool place to visit until a rather smug scientist states ‘We’ve just created our first genetically modified hybrid.’ When Chris Pratt’s character responds, ‘You just went and made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea,’ we just know he’s right. Check out the first full trailer for Jurassic World after the jump. The Park is open June 12, 2015.

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Spielberg, Hanks Begin Shooting Untitled Spy Thriller!

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The Cold War is back!

Steven Spielberg has begun shooting his currently untitled spy thriller starring Tom Hanks. The film is based on the true story of James Donovan, an attorney who was given the assignment of negotiating the release of an American U-2 pilot.

Details, such as they are, follow the jump. The film will premiere on October 16th, 2015.

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Delicious Featurette: The Hundred-Foot Journey!

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Can a talented newcomer teach a seasoned chef new gastronomic tricks? Can two wildly different cultures learn from each other? These are two of the questions posed by DreamWorks Pictures’ The Hundred-Foot Journey.

A new featurette features producers Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey discussing these ideas accompanied by new footage from the film. Check it out following the jump. The Hundred-Foot Journey reserves theater space beginning August 8th.

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Stephen Spielberg, Edward Burns Bring Public Morals to TNT!

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TNT has greenlit 1960s-set police drama Public Morals for a 10-episode season. The series was created by – and will star and be directed by Edward Burns – and numbers Steven Spielberg among its executive producers.

The series centers on New York city’s Public Morals Division – where cops face temptations od all sorts as they deal the city’s vice problems. Public Morals is set to premiere in 2015. Follow the jump for more details.

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