BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Steven Spielberg is having a really good fall. In October we saw the release of the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial; the filmmaker's latest project, Lincoln, will be arriving in select cities this weekend before expanding nationwide next weekend; he managed to get A-lister Chris Hemsworth to star in his sci-fi action film Robopocalypse...
The clip maps out the battles in Spielberg’s movie, and I’m not talking about Gettysburg or Antietum. Instead, Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) risked his popularity to push through an unpopular amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery, even before the Civil War had been decided.
The clip we've got here is simple and awesome, so let's get right to it. On the recent Blu-ray release of E.T. there was a clip of John Williams playing the iconic theme song for Steven Spielberg on the piano, as the two of them worked out just how it should sound. Check out this pretty incredible behind-the-scenes glimpse below
Though it's not scheduled to come into theaters until three days after this year's election, it's fascinating to read or learn more about Steven Spielberg's Lincoln while we're in the throes of yet another grueling political cycle. The movie focuses on a tiny sliver of Lincoln's life-- the four months before his death-- and tells the ungainly and sometimes cynical story
According to a thorough background report on the events depicted in Affleck’s thrilling hostage drama, the bogus movie studio established by Tony Mendez as a means of establishing credibility for his fake Argo screenplay received 26 scripts, including “some potential moneymakers” and at least one from Steven Spielberg.
The 42-minute conversation took place after a special screening held for area students and faculty. It covers a number of interesting topics, including the initial scope of the project (Spielberg says that the first draft was longer than an HBO mini-series) and the process Day-Lewis took in discovering who this man was and what made him tick.
A sold-out crowd packed the Alice Tully Hall at the aptly named Lincoln Center tonight for the New York Film Festival Secret Screening that pretty much everyone knew at that point was Steven Spielberg's Lincoln. I was seated in a side balcony, not only a terrible angle for viewing a movie, but a pretty ominous one for a biopic about a guy who was assassinated in a theater
Robopocalypse is based on Daniel H. Wilson’s novel about a future where man is totally dependent on robotic beings … until the machines rise up and start fighting against us. Hathaway would play the female lead in the script. And seriously, can her career get any bigger?
when we first hear Lincoln's voice in the new trailer, around the minute mark, it's practically as high-pitched as Truman Capote's. When he explodes and shouts at the men in the room, they seemed shocked and so does he-- this is a tall, gangly man who's always used his words instead of his fists, and a soft voice to prove it. Given Day-Lewis's reputation for research there's no doubt his take is the most historically accurate
Kathryn Bigelow is going to have the first cinematic word on the assassination of Osama bin Laden with this December's Zero Dark Thirty, but as with any good real life story, there's room for another take. And who better to do it than Steven Spielberg, who's got his own biopic of Abraham Lincoln coming this fall
With a profile more famous than probably any other Americans, Abraham Lincoln doesn't have to do much to distinguish himself from a crowd. Steven Spielberg, director of the upcoming biopic Lincoln, knows this perfectly well, and with Daniel Day-Lewis looking to give another transformative performance as our 16th President
Those who had the chance to see The Dark Knight, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises in IMAX know that there is some incredible potential in the format. And it's a potential that Steven Spielberg is starting to realize. In a recent interview the legendary Academy Award-winning filmmaker revealed that he is contemplating shooting his next film, an adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's novel Robopocalypse.
Now Steven Spielberg is helping the giant-screen format take yet another bite out of the 3D pie. Whereas George Lucas plans to re-release all of the original Star Wars films in 3D, Spielberg is making a new plan to bring one of his classics back to the big, big, big screen
The folks over at Universal have sent along a preview of the bonus features, specifically a look at Craig Kingsbury, the real-life inspiration for the character of "Quint," played in the film by Robert Shaw.
This appears to be Lincoln sitting in his fateful seat at Ford’s Theater, minutes before the assassin John Wilkes Booth takes the president’s life – so the shot suggests that Spielberg will be able to reenact that tragic moment in our country’s history.
The multiple Oscar-winning filmmaker has taken a meeting with Chris Hemsworth and decided that he wants the actor to star in his sci-fi/action film adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's book. The director has been attached to the project since late 2010, with Drew Goddard working on the script while Wilson was writing it.
This summer audiences were given a wild reinvention of the life of the sixteenth President of the United States of America with Timur Bekmambetov's action-horror feature Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. But this fall, Steven Spielberg will unveil his more traditional take on Honest Abe's life story with the sprawling historical drama Lincoln.
While we're waiting the few remaining weeks until the Blu-Ray release date, the folks over at Universal have posted a clip from the restored film, and it's all kinds of purty. Brody and Hooper's demands to close the beaches have never looked so good. And check out that anchor jacket!
But do you know who's probably thrilled by this news? Universal, who now gets to release Despicable Me 2 with little opposition. That is, if no other studio decides to move forward or back to claim a piece of the valuable July 4 weekend. Are you listening, Warner? Wouldn’t Pacific Rim make for an excellent July 4 release? Or maybe Fox wants to drop The Wolverine in that slot? The possibilities are endless.
It's hard to watch the most famous scene from E.T. without feeling like you're flying with E.T. himself in front of the giant full moon, but now that feeling is about to get a lot stronger. The 1982 Steven Spielberg classic is finally coming to Blu-Ray this October
Shawn Levy will take over those duties. Levy was behind the two smash hit Night at the Museum movies, and it's clear the idea is to repeat that success with DreamWorks. The books and online game follow two kids who discover they are part of one of the world's most important families, and go on an international treasure hunt to solve various mysteries. It sounds more like a kid version of National Treasure to me, but given how well that movie did, I guess that's not a bad thing either.
We told you late last year that Steven Spielberg's iconic film Jaws was being eyed for a summer 2012 release date, and now we can confirm it. Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced today that the Jaws Blu-ray Combo Pack will be available to take a bite out of your living room on August 14th.
In this exclusive bonus feature clip from the upcoming Blu-Ray/DVD release of War Horse, producer Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg give a sense of exactly how authentic and rough those outdoor locations were-- to the point that even the world's most famous director couldn't avoid some deadly mud puddles
Earlier this week we detailed the upcoming home video release of The Adventures of Tintin, and now we've got the lowdown on Steven Spielberg's other big release from this past holiday season. Spielberg's epic WWI flick War Horse is set for an April 3rd release courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Fans who were hoping for behind-the-scenes insight will find plenty of extras to chew on, although sadly no Spielberg commentary.
Our own Katey Rich gave The Adventures of Tintin four and a half stars, and called it "Steven Spielberg's most purely joyful film in at least a decade." Based on the beloved Belgian comic created by Herge, The Adventures of Tintin sees the titular young reporter swept up in adventure after he buys an old model ship that just happens to contain a clue to finding a long-lost treasure.