Posts Tagged ‘Steven Spielberg’

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller. What do we know?

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller. What do we know?

So, the great Steven Spielberg recently announced two new projects. Firstly, a Cold War thriller that is due to come out in October, 2015 (according to Variety), then a version of Roald Dahl's classic the BFG to come out in 2016. But what else do we know about the first project apart from this broadest of descriptions? First and...

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Milius – Review

Milius – Review

John Milius is the biggest name among that revolutionary generation of American filmmakers from the late 1960s and 1970s that you've never heard of. Now the documentary Milius is set to put that right. Maybe you had heard of him, but personally John Milius was new to me before watching this film. This must be due to a spectacular lack...

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FINALLY! Spielberg heads Cannes Film Festival Jury

FINALLY! Spielberg heads Cannes Film Festival Jury

With the awards season fresh in our minds and out of the way for 2013, the year's big film festivals are already gearing up for the summer months. Steven Spielberg has already been named as president of the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival. About time, right? The veteran director who was the mastermind behind Hollywood classics...

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Sponsored Video: Re-release of Jaws on Blu-Ray

Sponsored Video: Re-release of Jaws on Blu-Ray

With the dagger-like teeth ripping apart human flesh and a powerful fin slicing through the water, watching Jaws was scary enough the first time around, but now the viscous man-eating shark is being re-released on Blu-Ray. Stephen Spielberg’s Jaws has been fully remastered in stunning HD and will be available to buy from September...

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Indiana Jones is coming to the IMAX

Indiana Jones is coming to the IMAX

For the first time ever, the whirlwind adventures of our favourite globe-trotting archaeologist, Indiana Jones, are set to screen at IMAX cinemas across the UK and tickets are released today. Select cinemas across the UK will be showing Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark in stunning high definition combined with thundering surround...

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Olympics Top 10: Great sports movies

Olympics Top 10: Great sports movies

Don't you love a good sporting event? Both on the field and in the cinema. The London 2012 Olympics are well under way, and we're all feeling inspired. We could swim to victory, ride for that gold medal, run like our shoes are on fire. If they can do it, so can we, because the world is our oyster. Okay, so most of us will never actually...

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Armenian genocide testimonies set to be digitised

Armenian genocide testimonies set to be digitised

Today marks the 97th anniversary of the devastating Armenian genocide which killed thousands of innocent people. But now the voices and images of the survivors are to be digitised for the world to see, thanks to the Shoah Foundation Institute and the USC Institute of Armenian Studies Leadership Council. The Shoah Foundation is an...

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Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Audrey Tautou is arguably this one of the biggest names within French film, despite the fact that she only stars in one film a year, and has not appeared in a directorial début in ten years. This year, however, she has made an exception. Tautou takes on the lead role in upcoming romantic comedy, Delicacy, the directorial début from esteemed...

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Jurassic Park is back, and it’s coming at you in 3D this time

Jurassic Park is back, and it’s coming at you in 3D this time

Normally when old films are re-made in 3D, it doesn't fill us with too much excitement. However we are prepared to make a rather hasty exception for Jurassic Park, as the news comes that its 3D re-release is set for 2013. Without a doubt, Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park set the precedent for many other monster/dinosaur-related films...

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Star Wars designer Ralph McQuarrie dies

Star Wars designer Ralph McQuarrie dies

Ralph McQuarrie, the man who came up with the original designs for Chewbacca, Darth Vader and both R2-D2 and C-3PO, has died aged 82. As well as working on the iconic designs for the original Star Wars movie in the mid-1970s, McQuarrie also worked on the original 70s Battlestar Galactica TV series, and Steven Spielberg films Raiders of...

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Transformers 4 and Michael Bay: Another awful installment?

Transformers 4 and Michael Bay: Another awful installment?

Michael Bay has announced that he plans to return to the Transformers franchise, in order to direct the fourth installment in the sci-fi action series. Despite the fact that Michael Bay's previous Transformers film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, was heavily criticised - for everything from being ugly, to incoherent, to soulless - it...

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Makes Directorial Début

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Makes Directorial Début

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to make his directorial début with a comedy film, for which the actor has also the screenplay. Gordon-Levitt began his acting career aged just 7-years-old, and has starred in everything from A River Runs Through It to (500) Days of Summer and Inception. Back in 2004, he also launched his own online...

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A galloping success is predicted for War Horse on stage

A galloping success is predicted for War Horse on stage

The hit West End show, War Horse, could surpass the profits made by Spielberg's film adaptation, possibly as soon as next year. This is according to Sir Nicholas Hytner, artistic director at the National Theatre, who thinks that the income from the Broadway shows will make the War Horse play more successful and profitable than the big...

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Spielberg’s War Horse has its Royal premiere

Spielberg’s War Horse has its Royal premiere

The London premiere of Steven Spielberg's Golden Globe nominated epic War Horse, became a Royal affair as Wills and Kate walked the rain-dampened red carpet in Leicester Square on Sunday. But even the Duchess of Cambridge couldn't eclipse the thoroughbred, Joey, who seemed undeterred by the showbiz glitz and glamour as he walked the...

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The Visual Effects Society releases its 2012 nominees

The Visual Effects Society releases its 2012 nominees

Blockbuster films including Harry Potter, Tintin and Thor are just some of the nominees for the 2012 Visual Effects Society awards. The annual ceremony, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, recognises films, television programmes and video games for their outstanding use of special effects. In this year's film...

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Martin Scorsese to receive BAFTA Fellowship 2012

Martin Scorsese to receive BAFTA Fellowship 2012

Martin Scorsese is to be recognised by the British Academy of Film and Arts Awards (BAFTA), with their highest honour: an Academy Fellowship, at next month's ceremony. The iconic director, whose most recent offering, Hugo has been a box office hit was described by BAFTA Chair Tim Corrie as, "a legend in his lifetime," who is a "true...

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Tintin holds on to top spot

Tintin holds on to top spot

Everyone's favourite young, adventurous reporter is back in the new film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. The long-awaited film has been out in the UK for almost two weeks now, and it is holding its own against other big releases. Steven Spielberg's film launched itself, rather like our young hero is prone to do, right...

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The BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: John Logan

The BFI Screenwriters’ Lecture Series: John Logan

This last Tuesday, leading screenwriter, John Logan, spoke at the BFI as part of their Screenwriters' lecture series. TFR went along to see what he had to say about working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood.  John Logan has worked on the scripts for an extremely diverse range of films - from historical epics, like Gladiator,...

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Steven Spielberg’s War Horse trailer

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse trailer

The first trailer for Steven Spielberg's War Horse has been released! This much anticipated film is based on the 1982 children's novel by Michael Morpurgo, which was turned into a successful stage play back in 2007 and won the Tony Award for best play in New York this January. Set during the First World War, War Horse tells the story of a...

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Spielberg had Megan Fox fired for Hitler comment

Spielberg had Megan Fox fired for Hitler comment

As Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has started promoting the latest Transformers film looking glam and every inch the movie star, her predecessor Megan Fox seems like a distant memory. Cast your mind back to last year when we head that the super foxy, women-of-every-man's-dream Fox was being replaced in the third Transformers' film by British...

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Spielberg considering Jurassic Park reboot

Spielberg considering Jurassic Park reboot

Yeah, I'm not incredibly pleased either, but the legendary Steven Spielberg ponders either returning to, or rebooting Jurassic Park is still an important event. Reboots are common, but there are certain films that it's best not to touch. Die Hard, Indiana Jones, The Godfather, Star Wars, oh, and Jurassic Park. The reason you don't reboot these...

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Attack the Block – review

Attack the Block – review

For a man who once brought us all the classics via the medium of toys and teddies on the 90s TV classic, The Adam and Joe Show, this big screen debut from Joe Cornish is bloody brilliant. Cornish has gone where no alien has gone before, a housing block in Brixton. And before you think 'oh so something like Kidulthood etc', this is something...

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Christian Bale to star in historical film, Nanjing Heroes

Christian Bale to star in historical film, Nanjing Heroes

Christian Bale has signed on to star in the upcoming historical film, Nanjing Heroes. The film comes courtesy of Zhang Yimou who, as the man behind House of Flying Daggers as well as the direction of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is arguably China's most famous director. Nanjing Heroes, however, will step away from the more frequently...

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The Top Eight Chanukah Moments From Film and TV

The Top Eight Chanukah Moments From Film and TV

As tonight is the first night of Chanukah, we thought we'd take a look at some films and TV shows that recognise the Jewish Festival of Lights. And there's one for every night of the festival, so instead of playing dreidal game after dreidal game you could watch one of these... Chag Chanukkah...

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Daniel Day-Lewis cast as Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg biopic

Daniel Day-Lewis cast as Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg biopic

It has been announced that Daniel Day-Lewis will take on the role of Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg biopic of the 16th American president. Spielberg acquired the rights to the best-selling Lincoln biography, Team of Rivals, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, way back in 2001. He then went on to announce that Liam Neeson would be...

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Spielberg, Vaughn and Boyle approached for Oldboy remake

Spielberg, Vaughn and Boyle approached for Oldboy remake

Rumour has it that a remake of the South Korean film, Oldboy, is back on the cards - with Steven Spielberg, Matthew Vaughn and Danny Boyle being approached to direct! Whilst fans of the original are up in arms about the idea of remaking of what was already the fifth highest grossing film of 2003, there are some pretty big names who...

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First stills released from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

First stills released from The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn

It may not be due out until next year, but Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are already stirring up excitement for The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn by releasing the first stills from the film. The 3D adaptation of the iconic Belgian comic book series originally written by Georges "Hergé" Remi is the first Spielberg...

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Spielberg rides to war

Steven Spielberg has finally announced that he will make a film of the UK play War Horse. Set during the First World War the story tells of a young farm lad searching for his beloved horse Joey through the bloody battlefields of Northern France. [caption id="attachment_780" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Joey the Horse and his...

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Fifth Indiana Jones sequel confirmed

It’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses…. After a twenty year gap between the third sequel and last year’s offering, a new Indiana Jones follow-up is now being planned, according to Shia LaBeouf anyway. The actor joined the fun in the fourth instalment, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, playing Harrison Ford’s son and...

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