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The BFG Goes To Cannes!

In Disney's fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.
In Disney’s fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.

Steven Spielberg is Cannes with the cast of his new Disney film, The BFG – which has its World Premiere there tomorrow, May 14th. Following the jump, there is a link to a video featuring Ruby Barnhill (Sophie) and Spielberg playing a quick game of Stump Steven Spielberg. It’s quite delightful.

The BFG opens wide on July 1st.

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Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Lifetime Achievement Award!

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Steven Spielberg will present John Williams with the American Film Institute’s 44th Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the first time the award has been given to a composer.

The televised special, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams, will air on TNT on Wednesday, June 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/ PT), followed by an encore presentation on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) on Monday, June 12, during a night of programming dedicated to Williams.

For details, follow the jump.

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Gigantic Trailer: Disney’s The BFG!

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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!

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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!

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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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