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  • Steven Spielberg's Movies, Ranked Worst to Best

    07/09/2016 1:43:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 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...
  • Would Spielberg Make A Movie About Claire McCaskill? (Or why Republicans are defeating Todd Akin)

    10/15/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Jack Cashill
    A few weeks ago, I was asked to emcee a fund-raising dinner for Rep. Todd Akin, who is rather famously running for U.S. Senate in Missouri, the state in which I live. Although I did not hesitate to accept the invite, I found myself resisting the urge to promote the event, and my involvement in it. The reason was simple enough. I worried about the reaction of my moderate to liberal friends and family. After scolding myself for my indecision, I went ahead and posted the details of the fundraiser on Facebook with this explanation: ***** I am emceeing a...
  • Spielberg's Lincoln & Academia's Call To Worship

    09/20/2012 4:31:14 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 13 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 9/18/2012 | Richard Williams
    . . . the truth is, academia and the educational establishment believe they are allowed to have their heroes - whether it's expressed by teacher's unions celebrating with an image of Che Guevera emblazoned on a t-shirt while marching in protest with communists, or whether it's expressed with giddiness over a Hollywood Lincoln movie that's not even been released yet, that kind of "celebratory" history is just fine and dandy. Am I the only one who sees the double-standards? Perhaps these folks view themselves as so intellectually and morally superior to the rest of us that they view their "celebratory"...
  • Hollywood Elites Loan Their Stupidity To Obama

    06/15/2012 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-12 | Skookum
    In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell Steven Spielberg, the man who had to redesign his stable because it was going to block his neighbors' views of the ocean, he is enough of an elitist to not let his neighbors ruin his grandiose plans; he just dozed the top of his little Sullivan Canyon hill and built the stable where the top of the hill once was. Elitists can work around the will of the people; it's logical in their minds, since they are the will of the people. Now, where...
  • Michael Bay: Megan Fox Fired for Hitler Comment [Bimbo Babbles, Gets Bounced]

    06/21/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 93 replies
    NBC ^ | 06/20/12 | Eric Alt
    In May 2010, as production geared up for the third installment in the "Transformers" franchise, Megan Fox's publicist released this statement. “Megan Fox will not be starring in Transformers 3, It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.” Well, that statement may not jive with reality. "Transformers" director Michael Bay recently told the Daily Mail that Fox was fired from the production after she gave an interview comparing Bay to Hitler. The comparison, to put it mildly, did not sit well with executive producer Steven Spielberg. "You know the Hitler thing?" said Bay. "Steven said,...
  • Super 8: A Return to Vintage Spielberg?

    06/10/2011 9:51:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Boot
    The influence of Spielberg, who has blessed this project with his producer's credit, is all over every frame of this delightful movie. Super 8 isn’t quite up to the level of Steven Spielberg’s finest early-80s work — but it’s surprisingly close, a sci-fi movie with heart that is thrillingly directed by Spielberg worshipper J.J. Abrams. Is Abrams playing God? As Steve Martin put it, when his mad-scientist character was accused of this in The Man with Two Brains, “Somebody has to!” In a Hollywood that’s becoming increasingly reliant on special effects at the expense of story — of wowing you...
  • On Spielberg's Duel (Videos 1, 2)

    02/01/2011 9:40:57 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 1, 2008 | N/A
    Video 1 (runs 9:29): Steven Spielberg reflects on his early work in television as a freelance director for such shows as Night Gallery, Marcus Welby, M.D., Columbo, and for his first made for TV movie Duel starring Dennis Weaver. Spielberg's talent was evident from the get-go. Video 2 (runs 9:26):Richard Matheson talks about his inspiration for writing the novelette, Duel, working on the script for the movie, and his thoughts about Spielberg's final product. Even though I was just a kid in the 70's, I sure do miss some of those shows from the era.
  • Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help

    12/23/2010 4:40:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help. In what can only be termed yet another high-profile and public loss for Nancy Pelosi, director Steven Spielberg has flat-out rejected the fired house speaker’s latest attempt to help her rebrand the Democrats and herself, too. It was originally reported in yesterday’s Washington Post that the famous director was approached by Pelosi for help in marketing her damaged brand and her damaged party’s brand. While Spielberg did not respond to Pelosi at press time yesterday, a source today is quoting Spielberg’s spokesperson as saying that Spielberg only directs actors and...
  • Daniel Day-Lewis to Play Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg-Directed Biopic

    11/19/2010 4:16:18 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 39 replies
    DreamWorks Studios just announced that Daniel Day-Lewis will take on the role of President Abraham Lincoln in the long-in-development biopic to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Lincoln, which playwright Tony Kushner has adapted from the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals, has been on Spielberg's docket for years, with Liam Neeson once attached to star as the 16th president. Kushner also co-wrote Spielberg's Munich, which earned him an Academy Award nomination. Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing the project, which the director will begin filming next fall. “Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest...
  • 'The Pacific' review: Brutal, epic, remarkable (not really, very disappointing so far)

    03/30/2010 4:54:55 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies · 1,027+ views
    Zap-to-It ^ | 03/13/10 | Rick Porter
    Like "Band of Brothers" nine years ago, HBO's World War II miniseries "The Pacific" is a massive achievement. And like its Europe-set predecessor, it's at its best when it focuses on the small things as a way of reflecting the huge story it's telling. The 10-part miniseries, which premieres at 9 p.m. ET Sunday (March 14), follows U.S. Marines as they advance across the Pacific theater of World War II, beginning with the landing on Guadalcanal in 1942 and continuing until the war's end in 1945. It's told principally through the eyes of three enlisted men: John Basilone (Jon Seda),...
  • Three weeks to save Hollywood sign (Only US$3 million needed - and Commiecare™ hasn't even hit yet)

    03/24/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies · 1,270+ views
    Big Pond News ^ | 3/25/10
    Three weeks to save Hollywood signThursday, March 25, 2010 » 03:22pm A conservation group says it has just three weeks to raise 3 million US dollars to save the iconic Hollywood sign from being razed by investors who want to build luxury houses on the site. Tim Ahern of the Trust for Public Land says they feel they have a good chance of doing that. The group needs to raise money to reach the 12.5 million US dollars needed to purchase the 55-hectare parcel of rugged land surrounding the sign from a Chicago-based consortium that has acquired rights to build...
  • Spielberg drops 'Harvey' remake

    12/04/2009 5:46:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 778+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/4/09 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning US director Steven Spielberg has dropped plans to remake the Hollywood classic "Harvey" after failing to find the right star to take on the lead role made famous by James Stewart. Initially, Spielberg had wanted Tom Hanks to take on the role of the gentle, mild-mannered Elwood P. Dowd, who just happens to say his best friend is an invisible giant rabbit. But the industry daily Variety said Friday that Hanks was not that enthusiastic about the prospect of stepping into the legendary Stewart's footsteps.
  • Glamour and Taste: Obama Tent Feast To Curry Favour With India [Billionaire Bundlers Included]

    11/24/2009 9:09:25 PM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 1,028+ views
    London Times ^ | November 24th 2009
    November 24, 2009 Glamour and Taste: Obama Tent Feast To Curry Favour With India Giles Whittell in Washington The Obamas' first state dinner is in honour of an abstemious vegetarian There will be music from the composer of the Slumdog Millionaire theme, food from an Ethiopian-born Swedish chef and cedar chips sprinkled on the roofs of the portable lavatories. There may also be the faint patter of drizzle on canvas. The first state dinner of the Obama era, held tonight in a tent village on the South Lawn of the White House, will honour an Indian Prime Minister described by...
  • Obama Hits Hollywood On Fundraising Trip [The Start Of Another $800m Campaign War Chest!]

    05/27/2009 9:11:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 514+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 27th 2009
    Obama hits Hollywood on fundraising trip U.S. president to tap movie, music executives at Beverly Hills hotel LOS ANGELES - President Barack Obama looked not for votes in California on Wednesday but for millions of dollars to aid Democratic campaigns, including at a fundraiser hosted by such Hollywood names as Steven Spielberg. Like Bill Clinton and other top Democrats before him, Obama visits the Golden State now and then to tap wealthy, liberal-leaning activists, especially in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Wednesday night's two-tiered event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel offered tickets ranging from $1,000 to $15,200. The lower prices bought...
  • Aliens as Cosmic Saviors

    03/31/2009 7:00:47 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 39 replies · 1,124+ views
    American Vision ^ | March 31, 2009 | Gary DeMar
    On Saturday, my wife and I went to see Knowing, starring Nicolas Cage, which is a strange mix of UFOlogy, panspermia, the destruction of Earth by fire (2 Pet. 3:10), the Edenic Tree of Life, and determinism vs. randomness. Cage’s character, John Koestler, is giving a lecture to his astrophysics’ class at M.I.T. when he presents the conundrum of determinism vs. randomness. 1 When the class asks him what he believes, he picks randomness. “There is no grand meaning, there is no purpose.” He ends the session with “I think s**t just happens.” The perfect summary of an atheist’s worldview....
  • Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific Miniseries (HBO)

    03/10/2009 3:19:56 PM PDT · by af_vet_rr · 17 replies · 2,980+ views
    /Film ^ | 10 Mar 2009 | /Film
    Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and from the creators of “Band of Brothers”, The Pacific is a a 10-part HBO mini-series which tells the intertwined stories of three Marines, Robert Leckie (played by James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. Produced on a budget of more $150 million, and shot on location in Australia, the series follows (from an early press release) “The extraordinary experiences of these men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in...
  • Spielberg: The Magic Is Long Gone

    02/28/2009 9:44:20 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 1,375+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | February 27, 2009 | John Nolte
    There were two Hollywood-related moments that gladdened the heart over this past weekend. The first, obviously, was the glorious sight of the Oscar telecast end credits, the second was Kim Master’s “Slate” story reporting that Steven Spielberg’s long gestating passion project - an Abe Lincoln biopic, is all but dead. Steven Spielberg not making a film was good news. How things have changed in thirty years.
  • Obama's Billionaire Buddies

    01/17/2009 3:53:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies · 685+ views
    Forbes ^ | January 17, 2009
    Obama's Billionaires Claire Obusan President-elect Barack Obama has had a slew of billionaire backers with him on his journey to the White House--plutocrats who provide economic and political advice and help to raise money. Lots of money. Obama's Billionaire Buddies Obama's national finance chairwoman during his presidential campaign was Penny Pritzker, one of 11 members of the famous Chicago family that appear on the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans (combined net worth as of September: $21.6 billion). As of Nov. 24, 2008, Obama's campaign had raised a record-breaking $742 million during the election, according to the Center for...
  • Caption Obama trying out Podium at Invesco

    08/28/2008 4:30:51 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 77 replies · 324+ views
    reuters via yahoo news ^ | august 27,2008
    Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama stands the podium in a dark Invesco Field stadium alone as he does a late night walkthrough for his acceptance speech in Denver, late August 27, 2008. (Jim Bourg/Reuters)
  • Chinese call for Kung Fu Panda ban after Steven Spielberg pulls out of Olympics

    06/22/2008 12:20:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 637+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/21/08 | Richard Spencer
    Chinese call for Kung Fu Panda ban after Steven Spielberg pulls out of Olympics By Richard Spencer in Beijing Last updated: 2:22 AM BST 21/06/2008 Nationalist young Chinese are urging the country's censors to ban the Hollywood film Kung Fu Panda, in revenge for Steven Spielberg's decision to pull out of the Olympics. Spielberg was due to have been artistic adviser to the Games' opening ceremony, but announced he would no longer be taking part in protest at China's support for the Sudanese government, accused of war crimes in Darfur. His decision caused an uproar on China's active and often...
  • Freeper drzz has seen Indiana Jones 4 - AWFUL

    05/20/2008 11:37:58 PM PDT · by drzz · 80 replies · 406+ views
    le blog drzz ^ | 05 21 2008 | drzz
    Today, at one past midnight, I have seen the latest Indiana Jones movie. Like many among you, I presume, I was a fan of that American raider travelling all over the world to look for treasures. A BIG warning : the latest Indy is absolutely AWFUL. This is the worst thing you can imagine. Actors are nuts, there are so many special effects even when Spielberg said he wouldn't use them, the screeplay is ridiculous. This is a nightmare, and I really encourage fans to boycott it. This is a shame, far away from the original Indiana Jones trilogy. Even...
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: A Great Summertime Kickoff

    05/22/2008 5:38:25 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 46 replies · 106+ views ^ | Wed, 05/21/2008 - 9:17am by | BuzzSugar
    There's a lot to enjoy about this fourth installment of Indiana Jones. It's fun, silly, adventure-filled and completely entertaining in ways we don't always get from movies these days, with the greatest parts coming straight from the marvelous imagination of Steven Spielberg. Plus, it's a summertime blockbuster that doesn't totally rely on CGI which feels practically old-fashioned — and I mean that in the best way possible.
  • China: Politicizing Beijing Olympics unacceptable (Spielberg:naive & simple-minded?)

    02/20/2008 6:08:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 118+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 02/20/08 | Ding Gang
    Politicizing Beijing Olympics unacceptable A Western film director is so "naive and simple-minded" that he has made an inopportune move on the issue of Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games by linking it to Darfur issue in Sudan, and this perhaps exhibited the "unique" qualities of this Hollywood celebrity. Nevertheless, the "naivety or innocence" shown by a few Western media seems all the more ignorant and funny. The bid to link the Darfur issue to the Beijing Olympic Games does not commence as off today. With regard to this issue, it is believed that about two million locals have fled their homes...
  • China: Spielberg ‘breached Olympic spirit’

    02/15/2008 12:36:06 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 301+ views
    FT ^ | 02/15/08 | Mure Dickie
    Spielberg ‘breached Olympic spirit’ By Mure Dickie in Beijing Published: February 14 2008 20:33 | Last updated: February 15 2008 01:35 Organisers of the Beijing Olympics denounced any linking of sport and politics as a contravention of the “Olympic spirit” on Thursday following the resignation of Steven Spielberg, the US film director, as an artistic adviser on the games’ opening and closing ceremonies. In spite of its insistence on keeping politics out of sport, the Olympics organising committee (Bocog) joined the foreign ministry in defending China’s stance on Darfur, which had been cited by Mr Spielberg as the reason for...
  • Spielberg quits Beijing Olympic role

    02/13/2008 3:49:36 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 130+ views
    FT ^ | 02/13/08 | Mure Dickie in Beijing
    Spielberg quits Beijing Olympic role By Mure Dickie in Beijing Published: February 13 2008 02:07 | Last updated: February 13 2008 07:14 Steven Spielberg, the US film director, has quit as artistic adviser to the Beijing Olympic Games, complaining that China was not doing enough to end violence in Sudan's Darfur region. The move by Mr Spielberg, an unpaid adviser to organisers of the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, is a heavy blow to China's efforts to prevent international criticism of its support for the Sudanese government from casting a pall over the August Games. China has repeatedly denounced efforts...
  • Spielberg boycotts Olympic role

    02/13/2008 2:59:33 AM PST · by madconserv · 8 replies · 220+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Wednesday, 13 February 2008, 09:54 GMT | unknown
    US film director Steven Spielberg has withdrawn as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. In a statement, he accused China of not doing enough to pressure its ally Sudan to end the "continuing human suffering" in the troubled western Darfur region. At least 200,000 people have been killed and two million forced from their homes in the five-year conflict. Beijing has not yet responded to the move, which correspondents say is its first big setback in staging the Games. Human Rights Watch welcomed Spielberg's move, and said it should prompt other corporate sponsors to press for reform....
  • Steven Spielberg withdraws as adviser to Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg said on Tuesday he is withdrawing as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing due to the Chinese government's policy over Sudan and conflict in Darfur. "I find that my conscience will not allow me to continue business as usual," Spielberg said in a statement. "At this point, my time and energy must be spent not on Olympic ceremonies, but on doing all I can to help bring an end to the unspeakable crimes against humanity that continue to be committed in Darfur," he added. Spielberg is one...
  • Spielberg urges China to press Sudan on Darfur-(hmm bad movies or Oil you decide)

    12/15/2007 4:40:21 AM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 60+ views
    reutuers ^ | 12/14/07 | reuteurs
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Film director Steven Spielberg, artistic advisor to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, sent a letter to China's president on Thursday urging Beijing to press ally Sudan to accept peacekeepers in war-torn Darfur. "I write to you now with a renewed sense of urgency in the hope that China will redouble its efforts to pressure Sudan to join in a fair peace agreement and, at last, bring an end to the genocide," said the letter to President Hu Jintao.
  • Stephen Spielberg Holocaust foundation gives $100,000 for biased Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit

    08/14/2007 10:55:07 AM PDT · by Charles Gadda · 20 replies · 721+ views
    Nowpublic ^ | August 14 | Charles Gadda
    When the San Diego Natural History Museum applied to Stephen Spielberg's foundation for a $100,000 grant to help bring the Dead Sea Scrolls to San Diego and produce a film on the famous Khirbet Qumran site, the foundation was happy to oblige. Did Spielberg know (1) that the museum's scrolls exhibit would be plagued by allegations of bias due to the curator's decision to exclude a major group of Jewish scrolls scholars from the museum's lecture series; (2) that the money would go to a graduate student who is also a minister trained at Pepperdine University, affiliated with the Churches...
  • Spielberg Mulls Quitting Olympics to Pressure Chinese on Darfur

    07/26/2007 12:39:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 540+ views
    ABC News ^ | July 26, 2007 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Spielberg Mulls Quitting Olympics to Pressure Chinese on Darfur Activists Look to Famed Director to Lean on China By RUSSELL GOLDMAN July 26, 2007 — Steven Spielberg, under pressure from Darfur activists, may quit his post as artistic adviser to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, unless China takes a harder line against Sudan, a representative of the film director told ABC News. China, Sudan's largest oil customer and perennial defender, has come under renewed scrutiny in the lead up to the Olympics, as the country juggles its need for cheap energy with its desire to host a trouble-free games. As celebrities-cum-activists...
  • 'Munich' Screenwriter Takes on 'Lincoln' (Spielberg to Produce & Direct 2008 movie)

    07/17/2007 12:44:52 PM PDT · by anymouse · 61 replies · 1,273+ views ^ | March 28, 2007
    Alongside next summer's return of "Indiana Jones 4," Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of "Team of Rivals" (about the political career of President Abraham Lincoln) is consistently one of the more popular projects he has in development at this time. While Spielberg's take on one of American history's most revered figures has been pushed back to accommodate one of American pop culture's most celebrated figures (Indiana Jones, of course!), the Lincoln project is still in serious development, and we can now officially say that things have taken a brilliant turn. Over the project's long-gestation, "Gladiator" screenwriter John Logan has had the...
  • Ultimate 'Indy' Flick: Fanboys Remake Raiders of the Lost Ark

    05/19/2007 7:52:08 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Ultimate 'Indy' Flick: Fanboys Remake Raiders of the Lost Ark Its a great article about three boys who remade "Raiders" starting in 1982 when they were twelve. It took them seven years to finish. If you read the article, I think you'll agree what they did was remarkable.
  • The Genocide Games (China - Darfur Genocide Connection)

    05/10/2007 7:30:07 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 2 replies · 1,087+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | May 8th, 2007 | Nat Hentoff
    The Genocide Games Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare by Nat Hentoff May 8th, 2007 10:39 AM April 25 was a characteristically murderous day in Darfur. Rwandan Harry Soko, an officer stationed in Sudan with the African Union—whose small, underequipped "peacekeeping force" is increasingly endangered—made a complaint to António Guterres, the U.N. high commissioner for refugees. Soko charged that, as usual, the Arab Janjaweed (which translates as "devils on horseback") were murdering and raping black Africans while Sudanese police merely looked on. Many of the more than 400,000...