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Gigantic Trailer: Disney’s The BFG!

The BFG - Sophie

When I first heard that Steven Spielberg was directed a movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, my reaction was, ‘Of course!’

My reaction after seeing the first trailer for The BFG was, ‘why’d it take so long for Spielberg to do something by Dahl?’

Disney’s The BFG opens on July 1st. The new trailer follows the jump.

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Explaining The Rules Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s The BFG!

The BFG - Sophie

Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – three of the world’s great storytellers combine to tell the story of a little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and what happened to her at the Witching Hour (3 am – not midnight, as you’d suppose), one particular night.

The first teaser trailer for Spielberg’s The BFG is just about as perfectly Dahl as you could imagine – and cleverly gives us just enough of a glimpse of Sophie’s unexpected visitor (Mark Rylance) to hint at the delights (and potential terrors) that Spielberg has in store for us when The BFG opens on July 1, 2016. Check it out after the jump.

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Bridge of Spies: Like John LeCarre, Only Real!

Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures' dramatic thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.

Bridge of Spies tells a story that unfolded over five years in a little under two-and-a-half hours. It’s the story of a man who was on the prosecutorial team at Nuremberg but had spent the time between then and 1957 as an insurance lawyer. Then he was asked to represent a Soviet spy and, in trying to do his job properly, became the second most hated man in America (after the spy) – until the Soviets shot down U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers.

It’s a case where real life became something out of a John LeCarre spy novel.

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Cold War Trailer: Bridge of Spies!

Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures' dramatic thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Brooklyn lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) meets with his client Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent arrested in the U.S. in DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 PIctures’ dramatic thriller BRIDGE OF SPIES, directed by Steven Spielberg.

In the midst of the Cold War, Brooklyn insurance lawyer James Donovan was recruited by the American government to travel to East Berlin and negotiate the exchange of a captured Russian spy and a captured American U-2 pilot.

Bridge of Spies is the story of James Donovan’s step from total obscurity to the front lines of the Cold War. It stars Tom Hanks as Donovan and is directed by Steven Spielberg and will premiere on October 22nd. Check out the film’s first trailer after the jump.

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Jurassic World Has All the DNA of a Summer Hit!

Jurassic World

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!

Bridge of Spies - 1-sheet

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.

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Disney Joins Spielberg’s The BFG!

The BFG

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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