2001 IMAX

2001: A Space Odyssey has had quite the year, returning to theaters via an “unrestored” print supervised by Christopher Nolan, and headed to 4K Blu-ray for the first time ever. Now, the film will make one last ultimate trip – to IMAX.

Stanley Kubrick‘s sci-fi classic will screen in select IMAX theaters this month, giving audiences the chance to witness it on the biggest screen possible.

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Stanley Kubrick's lost screenplay

In 1956, Stanley Kubrick, widely hailed as one of the greatest directors of all time, co-wrote a screenplay for a film called Burning Secret, an adaptation of a novella by Stefan Zweig. That script was thought to be lost forever. But now, more than 60 years later, it’s suddenly been located by a Kubrick expert and university professor in the United Kingdom, who says it’s detailed enough to be adapted by modern filmmakers today. Read more about Stanley Kubrick’s lost screenplay below. Read More »

Ready Player One The Shining scene

One of the most memorable scenes in Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One involves a stunningly accurate recreation of the Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining. Now, Spielberg himself is providing some insight in to the scene, including a very personal connection.

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2001 A Space Odyssey ending

Stanley Kubrick‘s iconic sci-fi masterwork 2001: A Space Odyssey is 50 years old this year, and people have been wondering about its enigmatic ending ever since the film blew audiences’ minds back in 1968. Kubrick was famously reluctant to talk about the ending for fear of establishing one single interpretation that all others must bow to, but in a recently rediscovered interview from 1980, the director lays it all out and explains his interpretation of the 2001 A Space Odyssey ending. Check it out below. Read More »

 2001 4K Blu-ray

Following the recent theatrical run of the “unrestored” 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick‘s game-changing sci-fi classic is headed to 4K Ultra High Definition Blu-ray for the first time ever. The 2001 4K Blu-ray arrives on October 30, 2018.

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2001 re-release trailer

The 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey is upon us. To celebrate the film’s half-a-century birthday, 2001 will have a 70mm re-release, enabling audiences to experience Kubrick’s mind-trip sci-fi film on the (very) big screen. A new 2001 re-release trailer awaits you below.

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R. Lee Ermey Dead

R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures.

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Ready Player One Shining Scene

One of the most memorable moments in the pop culture smorgasbord that is Ready Player One eerily recreates a scene from one of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous films. If you were wondering just how Steven Spielberg so accurately recreated Kubrick, the answer awaits you below.

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2001 Cannes Screening

Big ole honking film nerd Christopher Nolan is going to lug a 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick‘s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Cannes this year. The Cannes screening comes ahead of a 70mm re-release hitting select theaters this May.

More on the 2001 Cannes screening below.

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A.I. and Minority Report

(Welcome to 21st Century Spielberg, an ongoing column that examines the challenging, sometimes misunderstood 21st century filmography of one of our greatest living filmmakers, Steven Spielberg. First up: A.I. and Minority Report.)

“What if Peter Pan grew up?” pondered the tagline of Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy Hook. It was an intriguing premise: what would happen if the perpetual child – the boy who refused to get older – embraced the cold, stark, finite nature of adulthood? Of course, the compelling concept of this tagline is all but forgotten in the runtime of Hook, where the adult Peter Pan quickly reverts to childhood in order to save the day. Still, what a notion!

Sometimes, life imitates art. In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg, the perpetual child – the pop culture impresario who found a way to turn childhood and nostalgia into a lucrative, highly entertaining art form – did something remarkable.

In the 21st century, Steven Spielberg grew up.

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