saving private ryan 4k

Steven Spielberg‘s World War II epic Saving Private Ryan is coming to 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo for the first time, and we have a chance for you to win a free copy.

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Catch me if you can and the terminal

(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. In this edition: Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal.)

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in,” wrote Robert Frost. After the bleak future worlds of A.I. and Minority Report, Steven Spielberg made two seemingly light, breezy films that could very well be cinematic explorations of that Frost quote.

The main characters in Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal are both in search of home. Both in the literal sense, and the abstract sense. If home really is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in, then the main characters of Catch Me and Terminal perhaps have no real home at all. And what a terrifying thought that is.

Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal were Spielberg’s pivots out of darkness. Gone were the oppressive, often hellish futurescapes of A.I. and Minority Report. In place of the darkness came a sunny, funny trip back to the 1960s, followed by a stop-over into present day. On the surface, these two films were light hearted, brisk affairs. Yet even here, beneath the brightly lit retro fashions of Catch Me and the slapstick humor of The Terminal, melancholy still lurks. It was perhaps a confirmation that even when Spielberg tried to go light in the 21st century, darkness still found its way in.

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west side remake casting

Listen up, potential Sharks and/or Jets – here’s your chance to audition for Steven Spielberg‘s big West Side Story remake. The film is holding an open casting calling in New York City this weekend. More on the West Side Story remake casting call below.

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art of ready player one book cover

Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One is now playing everywhere and raking in boffo box office in the process. The book The Art of Ready Player One takes you inside the complicated, special-effects laden production of Spielberg’s latest blockbuster.

Below, read an exclusive excerpt from The Art of Ready Player One, and then enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book signed by Steven Spielberg, Ernest Cline and more.

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jurassic world director

J.A. Bayona makes his Jurassic debut with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but there was a time when the filmmaker could’ve entered the franchise a lot sooner. During our Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom set visit, producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley revealed that Bayona was the original choice for Jurassic World director before Colin Trevorrow got the job.

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Ready Player One VR Featurette

A majority of Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster Ready Player One takes place in the virtual world of The OASIS. In 2045, people escape the crowded, seemingly mundane real world to explore and play in this virtual world where they can be anyone and do anything. The only way to enter this world is by way of virtual reality headsets, some more complex and sophisticated than others.

But VR headsets aren’t just a sci-fi gadget of the future, and the real VR headsets on the market right now turned out to be extremely helpful in creating the world of The OASIS. A new Ready Player One featurette focuses on how director Steven Spielberg used the HTC VIVE headset to figure out how he would shoot sequences set in The OASIS. Read More »

jurassic world 3

Break out the beakers and Bunsen burners: Jurassic World 3 is going to blind you with science. While Jurassic World 3 is still a long way off from release, director Colin Trevorrow says that we can expect the film to be a “science thriller.”

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steven spielberg box office

Have you ever heard of this Steven Spielberg guy? He seems like an unknown, but as it turns out, with the box office success of Ready Player One, Mr. Spielberg is now the first director in film history whose movies have topped $10 Billion at the worldwide box office. More on that sweet, sweet Spielberg box office below.

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blackhawk movie

Steven Spielberg wants in on that sweet superhero action. Spielberg will produce a Blackhawk film for Warner Bros., adapted from the DC comics character. More on the Blackhawk movie below.

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ready player one copper key race

Are you ready to see the Ready Player One Copper Key race in full? Well, you’re in luck, because the entire action-packed race is now online thanks to Warner Bros. Japan.

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