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  • Hillary Clinton, Steven Spielberg Bringing Women's Voting Drama to TV

    08/01/2018 8:08:17 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 1, 2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    Hillary Clinton is setting her sights on a new office: executive producer. The former secretary of state is teaming with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television to bring Elaine Weiss' critically acclaimed book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote to the small screen. The drama will mark Clinton's debut as an exec producer. The book, published in March, follows the activists who led the decades-long fight to grant women the right to vote and sheds light on how close the battle to ratify the 19th Amendment really was. The book celebrates those who changed history and laid the...
  • Anyone See Speilberg's "Lincoln" on Netflix?

    02/28/2018 8:03:26 AM PST · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 25 replies
    Netflix | 2/28/18 | self
    Anyone see "Lincoln" on Netflix? Shockingly, it is mainly about how the Democrats tried to stop Lincoln and Republicans from passing the 13th amendment to free the slaves. Hard to believe I know because Speilberg is the biggest Democratic donor ever. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_(film)
  • Mr. Spielberg Goes to Washington

    02/22/2018 12:45:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Commentary ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | Andrew Ferguson
    Of the making of Washington movies, there is no end. Kohelet said this in Ecclesiastes, I think. Or maybe it was Gene Shalit on the Today Show. It’s a truism in any case. Steven Spielberg’s latest entry in the genre, The Post, is for many Washingtonians the most powerful example in the long line. When the movie opened here in late December, there were reports of audiences cheering lustily and even dissolving in tears at the movie’s end, as if they were watching a speech by President Obama. The local paper ran news articles about it, along with numberless feature...
  • Oprah Talks Florida Shooting, Responds to Trump's "Hate Tweet" Against Her

    02/22/2018 9:35:28 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 22, 2018 | Lexy Perez
    In her latest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Oprah Winfrey opened up about her hefty donation to the March for Our Lives movement and responded to the president’s "hate tweet" against her. Following the tragic deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Winfrey announced that she would be following George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and making a $500,000 donation to support the March for Our Lives demonstration in which students “will take to the streets of Washington, D.C. to demand that their lives and safety become a priority” and that...
  • Steven Spielberg Eyes Indiana Jones & ‘West Side Story’ Atop Next Directing Vehicles

    01/19/2018 12:06:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Hot off directing back to back pictures in the Oscar contender The Post and the upcoming Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg is now figuring out his next two directorial vehicles. There are several percolating, but sources say he is eyeing Indiana Jones, and then would either precede or follow quickly with another pic. I’m hearing that one might be his dream project, a new version of West Side Story. Spielberg’s camp had no comment on his plans. Deadline revealed back in 2015 that Spielberg had his eye on his Jurassic World star Chris Pratt to be a central part of...
  • The Post and Spielberg's Problem with the Truth

    01/06/2018 1:51:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | Robert Kirk
    I have some personal knowledge regarding the movie The Post and its subject matter, the Pentagon Papers. At the time the Pentagon Papers began to be published in the summer of 1971, my father was highly placed in the Internal Security Division of the Justice Department and participated in the decision-making process regarding prosecution of the Pentagon Papers cases. I have a specific recollection around that time of my father at the breakfast table with the family, on several mornings, suddenly breaking out in a cursing rage. I was perplexed by this behavior, but after a while, a pattern emerged....
  • 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...