100 Greatest American Films

Everyone now and then, someone takes the time to round up a new list of 100 of the greatest films of all time, and it always stirs up some debate, even though probably 75% of the list is the same as any other. A new list from BBC Culture, however, is a little different, because the news organization from across the pond has rounded up a list of the 100 Greatest American Films, as voted on by an international assembly of film critics.

Some of your favorites like The Dark Knight, Star Wars, Back to the Future and Jaws made the cut, but there are only two films from the past five years, and only five total from the 21st century. The top films likely won’t surprise you, but there are still some questionable inclusions and exclusions on this list.

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Jaws shirts

This year marked the 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg‘s classic thriller Jaws, one of the greatest blockbusters of all-time (actually, the first blockbuster in cinema’s history). Seeing the film in theaters again this year was a special treat, reminding me just how incredible a movie with a simple premise can be. It’s a master class in filmmaking.

And if you’re a big fan of Jaws, then you’re probably always eager to show off your love for the flick. And now some new t-shirts from Fright Rags and Last Exit to Nowhere have made it infinitely easier to do that. Check out the new Jaws shirts after the jump! Read More »

Bridge of Spies UK trailer

Following the first domestic trailer released last month for Steven Spielberg‘s latest thriller Bridge of Spies, a new international trailer has surfaced across the pond, laying out more of the Cold War set true story starring Tom Hanks.

There’s some moments from the first trailer here, but there’s a slew of new footage that really digs into the meat of this captivating story, showing off plenty of what promises to be another stirring performance from Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can and Saving Private Ryan star as a man thrust into a precarious and dangerous situation in unfamiliar territory.

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Robopocalypse concept art

Steven Spielberg big screen adaptation of Robopocalypse has been in the works for years now. The script was being developed by Spielberg and Drew Goddard based on the Daniel H. Wilson novel. Actors such as Chris Hemsworth, Anne Hathaway and Ben Whishaw were all said to be in line for roles in the film about “a global war between man and machine.”  In 2012 it was supposed to be the filmmaker’s next movie, but in early 2013 the film was pushed back to development status with no indication of what the future might hold.

We’ve gotten numerous updates on the big blockbuster film over the years, all of which insist that Spielberg will eventually get to the movie, someday. We’ve even gotten a glimpse at possible storyboards for robot chase sequence from the film. Today, we get another glimpse at the movie, in the form of concept art. Hit the jump to take a look.

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Ballers

Is there a movie star more universally beloved right now than Dwayne Johnson? The guy is so powerfully charismatic, he’s been dubbed “franchise Viagra.” He can rock the hell out of a Taylor Swift anthem and make a gritty Bambi reboot seem like a good idea. He’s such a likable figure, in fact, that even Steven Spielberg can’t resist sending him fan mail.

Johnson revealed that he recently got an admiring letter from the iconic director, which he said made him “grin like a big ass kid.” Read the Dwayne Johnson Steven Spielberg letter, and see Johnson’s reaction to it, after the jump.  Read More »

Michael Crichton Micro

High off of the Indominus Rex-sized success of Jurassic World, Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg have set their sights on another Michael Crichton novel. Only this time, they’re going small — very, very small. Marshall and DreamWorks will produce an adaptation the late author’s Micro, about a bunch of people who get shrunken down.

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Poster Posse Jaws

This past weekend marked the official 40th anniversary of Steven Spielberg‘s classic aquatic thriller Jaws, which was released on June 20th, 1975. The film was the first blockbuster, ushering in the era of event filmmaking, and it has influenced countless filmmakers who we all love today.

So in honor of the 40th anniversary of Jaws, the fans and talented artists from Poster Posse rounded up some artwork to pay tribute to the movie that made people think twice about going in the water. As usual, there are some really cool pieces here, many of which would look fantastic framed on a wall.

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LEGO Jurassic Park visitor center

Since Jurassic World is all the rage right now, there’s been plenty of nostalgia looking back at the original Jurassic Park. But we’ve yet to see a resurgence of toys dedicated to the original Steven Spielberg dinosaur adventure. However, that could change with a little bit of help from fans.

There’s a project that just surfaced at LEGO Ideas that has an awesome building block version of the visitor center from Jurassic Park. It’s an impressive set that actually has some pretty clever moving parts that allow you to see inside the visitor center, where more than a few pivotal locations from the film have been recreated.

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bill hader Inside Out Fear

Bill Hader has yet to make a bad move. After crushing Saturday Night Live for years, he started with small parts in memorable movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Superbad, Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3. He graduated to lead voice work with Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, then went against type in the dramatic The Skeleton Twins. Later this summer, gets his first romantic lead in Trainwreck. He’s also both a credited writer and voice in Pixar’s Inside Out, his second film with the studio and will follow that up with some more voice work and a role in Steven Spielberg’s The BFG. Not a bad run.

In Inside Out, Hader plays Fear, one of Riley’s five emotions that helps her get through the day. Earlier versions of the film had Fear as one of the two leads, but that didn’t end up happening. We asked Hader about that change, how he picks projects, working with Spielberg as well as the place he thinks Pixar holds in film history. Read our full Bill Hader Inside Out interview below. Read More »