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  • Report: Movie Box Office On Track for Lowest in 25 Years (TR)

    08/15/2017 3:11:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 148 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | 14 Aug 17 | Roger Friedman
    Reports now, according to Exhibitor Relations: if things continue as they have, this will be the lowest box office in a quarter century. While there have been bright spots (“Dunkirk”) and surprises (“Baby Driver”) the failures have outweighed everything. Start with a total write off on “King Arthur” and go from there. Then go to “The Dark Tower.” One terrible new failure: “Nut Job 2,” they say, is the biggest loser ever in wide release (4000+) studio movie. It made just over $8 million this weekend. Four years ago, at a USC symposium, famed and very successful directors George Lucas...
  • TRUMP MAKES THE CASE FOR JAILING HILLARY

    10/10/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 10, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. At the lowest point in the second presidential debate Hillary Clinton tried to blame her compulsive lying on Abraham Lincoln. Not the real Lincoln, but the fictional version depicted in the Spielberg movie. “She lied. Now she's blaming the lie on the late great Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said in exasperation. “Honest Abe never lied.” The only thing Hillary and Lincoln have in common is Illinois. If Hillary had been looking for wisdom from Lincoln, she might have started with the famous...
  • Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

    07/09/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bilge Ebiri
    There's a reason why Steven Spielberg is still the undisputed King of Hollywood. Over the course of a nearly five-decade-long career, he has perfected and/or inaugurated any number of cinematic movements and innovations. Coming of age as one of the "movie brats" – the generation of filmmakers who transformed American cinema in the Sixties and Seventies – Spielberg also helped kick off Hollywood's blockbuster culture with Jaws in 1975 (and then sent that culture into overdrive with the one-two punch of Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial in 1981 and 1982). The success of such movies...
  • The Evolution of Steven Spielberg

    07/09/2016 10:51:28 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2016 | Burger Fiction
    We're definitely Spielberg fans. So many iconic movies spanning his over 50 years of directing. So with the release of his latest movie, The BFG, we bring you Steven Spielberg's directing evolution. We're gonna need a bigger boat. *****Also big oops. Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 1977 and Minority Report is 2002. We knew this from our research, but somehow in the edit we messed it up. Sorry!
  • Mark Rylance to Reteam With Steven Spielberg in ‘The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara’

    04/12/2016 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Borges · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 4/11/2016 | Justin Kroll
    The story of a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy in 1858 who, having been secretly baptized, is forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son becomes part of a larger political battle that pits the Papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
  • Steve and Babs, Barry is no Friend of Jews (Deathwish?)

    11/25/2015 6:53:14 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    pix ^ | 11/25/2015 | CharlesOconnell
  • Hillary enlisted Steven Spielberg to make her more likeable

    09/26/2015 9:30:02 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 72 replies
    ny post ^ | 9-26-15 | Klein
    By Edward Klein . September 26, 2015 | 8:43pm In his new book, “Unlikeable,” journalist Edward Klein unveils the lengths Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign will go to avoid the mistakes of the 2008 race — when Obama famously said, “You’re likeable enough, Hillary.” In an exclusive excerpt to The Post, Klein reveals how Bill Clinton reached out to a famous friend for help. Hillary was taking lessons on how to be more likeable. She was doing it for Bill, not for herself. It was all his idea. One evening while they were having drinks with friends, he turned to Hillary...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - Duel (1971)

    01/30/2015 8:13:58 PM PST · by DemforBush · 46 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Henpecked traveling salesman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) wants only to get to his next sales meeting in time to save an account. Unfortunately for him, his life becomes a lot more complicated - and dangerous - when he makes the mistake of passing the wrong truck in the California hills. What follows is a tense, scary thriller centered around the ultimate in "Road Rage."
  • Jurassic World (2015 Film)

    11/25/2014 7:10:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | November 25, 2014
    Jurassic World, the fourth film in the Jurassic Park series, is scheduled for release on June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow is the director and Steven Spielberg is one of the executive producers. The official trailer has been released and you can watch it here. More links: WikipediaIMDbWhy did Steven Spielberg invent a new dinosaur for Jurassic World?Official SiteUK SiteNewsFacebookTwitter Of course, many of the dinosaurs depicted in the Jurassic Park series lived in the Cretaceous period rather than the Jurassic period.
  • How could Stephen Spielberg kill a Triceratops?

    07/11/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | july 11, 2014 | David Mccormack
    Gullible internet users in uproar over vintage photo of Jurassic Park director posing with 'prey'. A photo of the Hollywood director on the set of his 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park was posted online last Sunday. Facebook meme-maker and wit Jay Branscomb added a jokey caption claiming the photo showed a 'despicable' hunter. Not everyone was able to appreciate his sarcastic sense of humor and criticized the 'animal killer'. One commenter labelled Spielberg an 'inhumane p****' despite Triceratops being extinct for 66 million years. ‘Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER,’ she...
  • REVIEW: Halle Berry Stars in CBS’s Extant

    07/09/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Time ^ | July 9, 2014 | James Poniewozik
    This summer drama mashes up a lot of sci-fi premises we've seen before, but in a way that shows potential. The first episode of Extant (CBS, Wednesdays) establishes with several quick cues that you are looking at the future. When astronaut Molly Woods (Halle Berry) washes up in the bathroom, she pulls up a news feed on the mirror. The garbage can outside her house is a transparent prism that compacts trash elegantly. Also, the show seems to posit an alternative universe in which CBS airs high-profile new dramas and they’re not about cops or lawyers. That particular aspect of...
  • Greenfield: Never Again, Again

    05/21/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 16 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Never Again, Again Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Steven Spielberg threw a Holocaust party and everyone, from Samuel L. Jackson to Kim Kardashian, was invited. The gala evening for his Shoah Foundation began with a few jokes. Conan O'Brien's, “I called all my Jewish writers into my office and asked them for some Shoah jokes” really killed. Bruce Springsteen  played "Dancing in the Dark" whose lyrics "you can't start a fire without a spark" couldn't possibly have been more appropriate considering that the literal meaning of Holocaust is "Sacrifice by fire." Obama...
  • Steven Spielberg to Honor President Obama at USC Shoah Gala

    03/21/2014 6:28:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    hollywood reporter ^ | march 21, 2014 | erik hayden
    President Barack Obama is set to deliver remarks and receive an honor presented by Steven Spielberg at a USC Shoah Foundation event, the organization said Friday. The event, the 20th Anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, will be held May 7 in Los Angeles. The president is also expected to attend at least one fundraiser for the Democratic party while he is in town, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.  "President Obama’s commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt," said Spielberg in a statement announcing the news. "As a constitutional scholar and as president, his interest in expanding justice and opportunity for all is remarkably evident."
  • Close Encounters of the Mythic Kind

    12/29/2013 6:39:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Silver Screen Saucers ^ | 27 December 2013 | Robbie Graham
    Spielberg’s film is rich in UFOlogical detail beyond the appearance of its aliens – from its depiction of silent but spectacular UFO manoeuvres, UFOs interfering with electrical grids and car engines, government secrecy and disinformation surrounding the subject, and even alien abduction (around a decade before such stories began to permeate the literature). The movie achieved its extraordinary UFOlogical verisimilitude thanks in large part to the advice of legendary UFO investigator Professor J. Allen Hynek. It was Hynek’s classification system for UFO sightings that gave Spielberg’s movie its unusual title (a ‘close encounter of the third kind’ referring to any...
  • "GRAPES OF WRATH" To be re made.

    07/03/2013 8:16:56 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 84 replies
    July 3, 2013 | Me
    I am reading that the film "Grapes of Wrath" will be re made. It’s a Dreamworks/Spielberg plan. I am so heartily sick to death of the Hollywood smarmy and criminally skewed interpretation of American life and American history. I don’t even want to think of the Liberal orgy of ‘I hate America’ this will be. All the while they are cashing in and living like royalty for ritually subverting the historical facts. Capitalism works… the inevitable boom and bust cycles are what hard working people save for and the reason that credit should always be avoided like poison. However,...
  • Steven Spielberg Predicts 'Implosion' of Film Industry

    06/13/2013 7:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 12, 2013 | Paul Bond
    George Lucas echoed Spielberg's sentiments at an event touting the opening of a new USC School of Cinematic Arts building, saying big changes are in store. Steven Spielberg on Wednesday predicted an "implosion" in the film industry is inevitable, whereby a half dozen or so $250 million movies flop at the box office and alter the industry forever. What comes next -- or even before then -- will be price variances at movie theaters, where "you're gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you're probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln." He also...
  • Steven Spielberg Predicts "Implosion" Of Film Industry

    06/13/2013 4:10:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 13, 2013 | Paul Bond
    Steven Spielberg on Wednesday predicted an "implosion" in the film industry is inevitable, whereby a half dozen or so $250 million movies flop at the box office and alter the industry forever. What comes next -- or even before then -- will be price variances at movie theaters, where "you're gonna have to pay $25 for the next Iron Man, you're probably only going to have to pay $7 to see Lincoln." He also said that Lincoln came "this close" to being an HBO movie instead of a theatrical release.
  • French lesbian love story wins top prize at Cannes (Death of Morality!)

    05/27/2013 5:26:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/2013 | Belinda Goldsmith and Alexandria Sage
    CANNES (Reuters) - An intimate lesbian love story by French director Abdellatif Kechiche won the top prize in Cannes on Sunday, and the film festival's director immediately urged the large crowds protesting against gay marriage in Paris to go and see it. "La Vie d'Adele - Chapitre 1 & 2" (Blue is the Warmest Colour) was chosen from a field of 20 films exploring sex, violence and emotional anguish which were vying for the Palme d'Or, one of the most coveted film awards after the Oscars. Critics picked the three-hour film as a possible winner at the 66th Cannes...
  • Atheists Claim Abraham Lincoln as One of Their Own

    11/20/2012 1:47:47 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 69 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 20, 2012 | JP
    It never ceases to amuse – if not infuriate – how often atheists claim as one of their own much-revered historic figures who happen to make the news for some reason or another. So it was when Neil Armstrong went to be with the Lord this past August. So it was when Albert Einstein’s so-called “God Letter” went on auction last month. And so it is now with Abraham Lincoln. The nation’s 16th president is the subject of a new motion picture, helmed by Stephen Spielberg, the Oscar-winning director, with the screenplay penned by Tony Kushner, the Tony Award and...
  • Spielberg's Lincoln Movie

    11/16/2012 7:27:33 AM PST · by BobNative · 118 replies
    Personal writing | November 16, 2012 | Garland Favorito
    New Movie Propagates Lincoln Historical Myths If you are planning to see the new, Steven Spielberg directed, Lincoln movie you might want to invest in an accurate history book instead. While it is successfully dramatic, the movie rehashes several 150 year old myths about the Lincoln presidency and America’s most horrible war. First, to the movie’s credit, the script avoids a key, blatant lie that is currently being taught throughout American public schools today. The script focuses correctly on explaining how slaves were freed by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, not the Emancipation Proclamation. Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation did...