Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One is a love letter to 1980s pop culture, from Atari video games to the films of Steven Spielberg. So when Spielberg himself signed on to direct the movie, it seemed perfectly fitting and also kind of weird. How would Spielberg handle a story so heavily influenced by his own films?
Well, according to Spielberg, possibly by leaving out those references altogether. Read the filmmaker’s comments on the Ready Player One Spielberg movie references after the jump. Read More »
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The promotions for Back to the Future are getting pretty heavy. Just this morning we found out Pepsi was making Pepsi Perfect a reality to coincide with the arrival of the future from Back to the Future Part II later this month, and now the official page for the film is teasing the arrival of a different sequel that fans of the time traveling franchise should be familiar with.
When Marty McFly walks around the town square of Hill Valley in 2015, one of the things he encounters is an outdoor marquee advertisement for Jaws 19, yet another sequel to Steven Spielberg‘s iconic summer blockbuster. And now a teaser trailer has arrived which not only promotes Jaws 19, but also details every single Jaws sequel leading up to it. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
In Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg‘s new Cold War drama, Tom Hanks plays an upstanding American civilian defending a Soviet spy caught on American soil. At a time when even being suspected of having Communist sympathies could ruin one’s personal and professional life, his assignment is an unsavory, even dangerous one, and there would be good reason for him to feel conflicted about doing his job.
The film doesn’t really explore that ambivalence, though. Bridge of Spies is more interested in telling a tale of crystal-clear heroism, which would be fine if it weren’t so disinterested in digging into the murky atmosphere surrounding it. Instead it feels disappointingly thin, even as it does a great job of demonstrating that James B. Donovan was a pretty swell guy. Read More »
In the next five years, we’ll see more than 25 comic book movies. Will audiences continue to care about men and women fighting in tights? Steven Spielberg doesn’t think so. Now, Marvel head hancho Kevin Feige responds to Steven Spielberg. Read his response after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Steven Spielberg‘s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies is out in a few weeks, but while promoting it he revealed there’s another historical story he’s been itching to tell. The director confessed he’s “always wanted” to do a project about Orville and Wilbur Wright, credited with inventing the first airplane at the turn of the 20th century. Find out why after the jump. Read More »
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It’s time for another updating on the long-gestating development of The Goonies 2 from one of the child cast members who is now all grown up, and surprisingly, they’re not sick of talking about the possibility yet.
Sean Astin has been acting for decades, and while fans likely always want to ask him about Rudy and Lord of the Rings, perhaps the more persistent question is with regards to a sequel to the Steven Spielberg produced, Richard Donner directed adventure The Goonies.
To promote an upcoming appearance at a pop culture convention in October, Astin provided a Goonies 2 update, including uncertainty about whether or not the original cast will even be back for the sequel. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite this fall for another wartime story, but this one’s of a chillier sort. Based on true events, Bridge of Spies unfolds during the Cold War, as a Brooklyn lawyer (Hanks) is tasked with defending a KGB spy (Mark Rylance) — and then with negotiating to trade him with the Soviet Union a captured American U-2 pilot. Scott Shepherd, Amy Ryan, Sebastian Koch, and Alan Alda also star. Watch the Bridge of Spies trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 11th, 2015 by Angie Han
Olivia Cooke has beat out the competition for the female lead in Ready Player One. The Me and Earl and the Dying Girl actress is now in negotiations to star in Steven Spielberg‘s adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s hit novel, which centers on a virtual reality treasure hunt with sky-high stakes. More on the Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Olivia Cooke casting after the jump. Read More »
Earlier this week we highlighted a video called Star Wars Poetry, which took a look at the visual symmetry between the original Star Wars trilogy and the more recent prequel trilogy. When comparing the two sets of films, some striking similarities in shot composition arose, showing that George Lucas wasn’t completely off his rocker for the prequels.
Now the same creator of that video, Pablo Fernandez, has done the same thing with another trademark George Lucas creation: Indiana Jones. This time the video compares Indiana Jones visual symmetry from the original trilogy of adventure films to the frequently panned, outcast sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, all directed by Steven Spielberg. Read More »