Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg

While accepting an award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday night, actress and director Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) put director Steven Spielberg on blast in a big way for the lack of female lead characters that have appeared in his films over the years. Read Banks’ comments below.
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steven spielberg ranked bridge of spies

Sometimes director Steven Spielberg can toil away for years trying to find the perfect combination of elements to tell a story, and other times he’s able to fast-track the entire process from idea to finished product in less than a year. He’s doing the latter with a new film called The Papers (formerly known as The Post): he signed on in March and the movie comes out this December. It tells the true story of the controversial publication of classified documents known as the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s.

Spielberg had already managed to snag Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to star, but now he’s assembled a spectacular supporting cast to join his heavy hitters, including actors from Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Arrested DevelopmentFargo, and more. Ain’t no party like a Spielberg party. Read who else has come on board the filmmaker’s Pentagon Papers movie below.
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Animaniacs reboot

As a young movie lover who largely grew up in the ’90s, I thought the animated series Animaniacs was one of the best shows on television. It was bursting with pop culture references, memorable characters, terrific music, and humor (some of which went way over my head), but even at the time, I knew I was watching something special.

The original series ran 99 episodes from 1993-1998. Fast forward to 2017 and yep, you guessed it: a reboot is in development. And there’s good news: Steven Spielberg, who executive produced the original show, is “expected to be involved” in bringing the series back to life.
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Shawn Levy

Director Shawn Levy is once again making another film with Amblin Entertainment. The last time the filmmaker and Steven Spielberg‘s production company teamed up, they produced what’s easily Levy’s most entertaining film: Real Steel. Their next collaboration is an alien invasion called The Fall.

Below, learn more about the Shawn Levy Amblin project.

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Silicon Valley

Steven Spielberg is a T.J. Miller fan, as he should be. Ever since Miller starred in one season of the short-lived DreamWorks show, Carpoolers, he’s been friendly with the legendary filmmaker, who wanted to cast him in Office Christmas Party. After that comedy, Spielberg decided to bring Miller into the OASIS for Ready Player One.

In the virtual reality-centric science fiction film, the Silicon Valley star will play a character inspired by a bounty hunter we all know. Below, get more details on the T.J. Miller Ready Player One character.

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ready player one

In Ernest Cline‘s Ready Player One, much of the world’s population spends their time in a virtual reality world called the OASIS. The story’s heroes, Wade Watts/Parzival (Tye Sheridan) and Samantha Evelyn Cook/Art3miss (Olivia Cooke), aren’t living the highest quality of life in the real world, so they live and breathe the OASIS.

Naturally, ss a tie-in for the film about our dependency on technology, Warner Bros. is teaming up with HTC VIVE to create some VR content related to Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One.

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pentagon papers movie

Steven Spielberg has always done a fine job of rotating between his entertainments and his more serious pictures. After all, we’re talking about a filmmaker who somehow managed to release Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List in the same year. Note how he balanced The Adventures of Tintin with War Horse and Bridge of Spies with The BFG. It’s no coincidence that the upcoming Ready Player One will arrive shortly before The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. Spielberg is a storyteller with many interests and we are better for it.

And on a day that confirmed he will soon get around to finally making Indiana Jones 5, it only makes sense that we would also learn that Spielberg is making a movie about the infamous “Pentagon Papers,” with the thespian dream team of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep set to star.

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indiana jones 5

Almost ten years after Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull hit theaters and after years of promises and rumors and dead-ends, it’s official: Dr. Henry “Indiana” Jones, the two-fisted archaeologist with a thing for punching Nazis and recovering ancient artifacts, is returning for a fifth film due out in a little over two years.

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Steven Spielberg and John Williams score collection

You’d be hard pressed to find such an iconic pairing of director and composer as Steven Spielberg and John Williams. The two enormous talents have been working together for 42 years now, starting all the way back with The Sugarland Express in 1974 and stretching up through The BFG last year. The only two Spielberg movies that don’t have a score by John Williams are The Color Purple and Bridge of Spies. And now a new collection will assemble some of the greatest music from their long history of collaboration.

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ready player one

The set of Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has been pretty quiet aside from a handful of set pictures showing a grungy dystopia where the vast majority of people spend as much time as possible living in a virtual world called the OASIS. Now, we know a little more about how the film will portray this virtual world: it will be created through motion capture and 60% of the film will take place there.

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