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Christopher Nolan New Movie Release Date

Christopher Nolan: 'Batman' trilogy director's next movie has release date. Next Christopher Nolan movie release date Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, '17. The film has yet to be baptized. Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released […]


Joan Crawford Movies: 'The Women' 1939, Banned Christian-Themed Drama

Joan Crawford: Ambitious, driven Movie Star. Joan Crawford movies on TCM: Underrated actress, top star in several of her greatest roles If there was ever a professional who was utterly, completely, wholeheartedly dedicated to her craft, Joan Crawford was it. Ambitious, driven, talented, smart, obsessive, calculating, she had whatever it […]


'Jurassic World' Box Office: Truly Beating 'The Avengers' Worldwide and Domestically?

'Jurassic World' velociraptor kicks Iron Man ass at worldwide box office. 'Jurassic World' officially surpasses 'The Avengers' at worldwide box office Directed by Colin Trevorrow; starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Vincent D'Onofrio; and co-executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World has officially become the third biggest worldwide box office […]


'Munich' 2005 Film: Deeply Flawed But Most Satisfying Steven Spielberg Effort in Decades

'Munich' 2005 film cover. 'Munich' 2005 film review: Steven Spielberg tackles political time-space continuum in wildly uneven but ultimately satisfying thriller Alternately intriguing and irritating, thought-provoking and banal, subtle and patronizing, the biggest surprise about Steven Spielberg's Munich (2005) is that it – however grudgingly – works. The film, which […]


'Montezuma': Steven Spielberg Next Movie from Decades-Old Dalton Trumbo Screenplay?

'Montezuma': Steven Spielberg next movie (or at least a Spielberg movie some time in the future)? Will Steven Spielberg next tackle the life and times of Aztec king Montezuma, from a screenplay by none other than former Hollywood Ten member Dalton Trumbo? If so, that won't be the first time […]


Cannes Jury: Most Prestigious Ever?

Cannes jury. Cannes jury Steven Spielberg was named the president of the Cannes Film Festival 2013 jury a few weeks ago. Earlier today, festival organizers announced Spielberg's fellow jury members. It's a star-studded international cast: Asian Film Award nominee and Indian Film Academy winner Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture), Cannes […]


'Evil Dead' Easily Brings Down 'Jurassic Park 3D' Dinosaurs


'Jurassic Park 3D' Preview: Academy Highlights Visual Effects Breakthroughs

Jurassic Park 3D preview, Life of Pi: Academy focuses on 'breakthroughs in visual effects' Jurassic Park 3D, the 3D-converted version of Steven Spielberg's 1993 (sort of) classic horror / sci-fier Jurassic Park, will have a “special advance screening” sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on April […]


'Jurassic Park 4' Director Colin Trevorrow: Why Him?

Not Colin Trevorrow, but the original Jurassic Park's top scene-stealer, Tyrannosaurus Rex. Jurassic Park 4 director: Colin Trevorrow Colin Trevorrow, whose low-budget, time-travel-themed indie Safety Not Guaranteed won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, will direct the 3D, sure-to-be megabudgeted Jurassic Park fourquel Jurassic Park […]


Nicole Kidman Princess Grace: Best Actress Oscar Nominee? + Steven Spielberg Cannes President

Grace of Monaco Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco: Oscar 2014 Best Actress nominee? Nicole Kidman Best Actress Academy Award nominee (possibly winner) in early 2014 for playing Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco. Too soon? Hardly. Heck, it feels like 3014 […]


Kristen Stewart & Daniel Radcliffe + Adele & Aaron Tveit: The Oscars

Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe with Oscar winner Rick Carter Kristen Stewart & Daniel Radcliffe: Bella Swan & Harry Potter together at last Kristen Stewart and Daniel Radcliffe – Bella Swan and Harry Potter together at last – presented veteran production designer Rick Carter with the 2013 Academy Award for […]


Tom Cruise 'Top Gun' Beating Steven Spielberg & Harrison Ford?

Tom Cruise (Top Gun 3D) to beat Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford? Tom Cruise's Jack Reacher, which opened in late December 2012, hasn't been a major hit at the domestic box office. (See more info below.) However, Cruise can boast a solid early 2013 North American opening – in limited […]


Leos Carax Hallucination & John Hawkes' Virgin In + Leonardo DiCaprio & Steven Spielberg Out

Holy Motors with Denis Lavant and Eva Mendes. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Foreign Language Film and a double nominee for the Online Film Critics Awards, Leos Carax's hallucinatory Holy Motors follows a mysterious man (frequent Carax collaborator Denis Lavant) whose equally mysterious tasks range from playing the […]


NYFCC Awards: Rachel Weisz Is Major Surprise + Sally Field Breaks & Daniel Day-Lewis Ties Record

Zero Dark Thirty with Jessica Chastain. Kathryn Bigelow's thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for – and eventual assassination of – Osama bin Laden, has already stirred quite a bit of controversy even though it has yet to open in the U.S. Whether or not the Barack Obama administration shared […]


'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2': Biggest Worldwide Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson Hit?

'Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 2': Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as Bella Swan-Cullen and Edward Cullen. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Most successful Twilight movie worldwide? Dec. 10 Breaking Dawn - Part 2, starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner, is now officially […]


'Lincoln' Film: Steven Spielberg Period Political Drama Far Surpasses Expectations

Lincoln film with Daniel Day-Lewis. Initially known as a filmmaker whose target audience consisted of children, teenagers, and assorted movie-thrill seekers, Steven Spielberg (Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial) began expanding his range with the highly successful melodrama The Color Purple (1985). Since then, Spielberg has mixed commercial fluff/thrill […]


'Lincoln' Trailer + 'The Hobbit' & 'Skyfall' Previews + Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen in Bed

Lincoln trailer with Daniel Day-Lewis. Steven Spielberg Lincoln Trailer The Lincoln trailer looks like every post-1975 “serious” Steven Spielberg movie ever made, from The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun and Schindler's List to Amistad and Saving Private Ryan and War Horse. As Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis has only […]


Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill Movies: One of Worst Weekends in Two Decades

Henry Cavill in 'The Cold Light of Day.' Bradley Cooper & Henry Cavill movies: Opening weekend one of the worst in two decades Sept. 9, '12, update: The studios have released the box office results – or rather, estimates – for this weekend's moviegoing attendance in North America. Okay, so […]


Steven Spielberg & Kate Capshaw + Sean Young vs. The Academy: The Oscars

Kate Capshaw, Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw attend the Governors Ball following the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA Feb. 26, 2012. Along with Kathleen Kennedy, Spielberg produced Best Picture nominee War Horse, which he also directed, and which features Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, and Tom Hiddleston. (Image: […]


Tech Awards Go to Silent Film + Steven Spielberg & Martin Scorsese Movies

The Artist with Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo   BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (DRAMATIC) * The Descendants Kevin Tent, A.C.E. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Angus Wall, A.C.E. & Kirk Baxter, A.C.E. Hugo Thelma Schoonmaker, A.C.E. Moneyball Christopher Tellefsen, A.C.E. War Horse Michael Kahn, A.C.E. BEST EDITED FEATURE FILM (COMEDY […]


'Shakespeare in Love' vs. 'Saving Private Ryan': Best Picture Oscar Upset

Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare in Love The early 2003 Robert Wise/Martin Scorsese/Gangs of New York Oscar campaign scandal wasn't the first time that Miramax and its big boss, Harvey Weinstein, were accused of aggressive Oscar campaigning. Following the unexpected 1999 Best Picture win of Miramax's John Madden-directed romantic comedy […]


Max von Sydow & Demián Bichir + George Clooney & Brad Pitt

George Clooney and Max von Sydow George Clooney and Max Von Sydow chat away at the Oscar Nominees Luncheon held on Monday, Feb. 6, '12, in Beverly Hills. Clooney is a Best Actor nominee for Alexander Payne's The Descendants. Von Sydow is a Best Supporting Actor nominee for Stephen Daldry's […]


Michelle Williams & Elle Macpherson + Piper Perabo & Sarah Michelle Gellar: Golden Globes

Michelle Williams: Golden Globes' Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical winner. Best Actress winner Michelle Williams: Golden Globes Michelle Williams poses backstage after winning the Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her work in Simon Curtis' My Week With Marilyn. […]


Why Is Domestic Box Office Down? Pundits Offer Unconvincing Explanations

War Horse with Jeremy Irvine. In spite of a strong start, Steven Spielberg's World War I drama War Horse trotted at a much slower pace over the 2012 New Year's weekend. A few Academy Award nominations in key categories will likely boost the film's box office, but it remains to […]


'MI4': Tom Cruise to Save Domestic Box Office? + Two Steven Spielberg Underperformers

MI4 Ghost Protocol with Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Even though there's no chance Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol a.k.a. MI4 will reach the (inflation-adjusted) domestic box office heights of the first two entries in the Tom Cruise-led film franchise, the Brad Bird-directed thrill ride is officially the biggest December […]


Bruce the Shark Leaves Universal + 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Filmmakers vs. Critic Brouhaha

Bruce the Shark and director Steven Spielberg, the de facto Jaws stars. Universal Studios Orlando is getting rid of the Jaws ride, starring Bruce the Shark, so as to replace it with something new to compete with rival theme park Islands of Adventure. One of the biggest box office hits in […]


Justin Bieber Going to Jail? + 'Harry Potter' DVDs to Be Removed from Stores

Justin Bieber, pop icon and the star of the documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (right), has come out against the Commercial Felony Streaming Act (S.978), which would make unauthorized online streaming of copyrighted material a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. Some have been (jokingly) concerned […]


'Paranormal Activity 3' Breaks Fall Box Office Record? Pamela Anderson Still Tops

Andy Serkis (Captain Haddock), Jamie Bell (Tintin), The Adventures of Tintin Oct 27, '11, update: Peter Jackson will direct the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. We'll see if Jackson gets to beat the solid (early) box office results of Steven Spielberg's first film in the […]


Neil Patrick Harris Tony Awards: 7 Million Viewers

Neil Patrick Harris and his War Horse, Tony Awards 2011 Originally staged by the U.K.'s National Theatre, War Horse won the Tony Award for Best Play last night in New York City. Set during World War I, War Horse uses both human actors and life-size horse puppets to tell the […]


'Lincoln' Adds Tommy Lee Jones & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals Oscar 2013 watch: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has added several prestigious names to its cast. Two-time Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis (as Abraham Lincoln) and Sally Field (as Lincoln's wife, Mary Lincoln) will be joined by Oscar winner Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jones will […]


Trent Reznor & Wife Mariqueen Maandig + Zachary Levi & Mandy Moore: The Oscars

Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig. Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig at the Oscars Sporting an ultra-cool look, Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig, both members of the hip, experimental band How to Destroy Angels, arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak […]


Oscar Ceremony Rundown Leaked: No James Franco in Drag Singing Cher Song

James Franco and Anne Hathaway: Oscar ceremony hosts. Oscar ceremony details leaked: No James Franco in drag singing Cher song The 2011 Oscar ceremony rundown has been leaked to Deadline's Nikki Finke. Among the revelations are a mystery “guest host” halfway through the show, Mo'Nique's refusal to present this year's […]


Helen Mirren & Annette Bening Oscar Presenters + American Cinema Editors Awards' Big Surprise

Annette Bening: Best Actress nominee and Oscar presenter. Annette Bening: Oscar presenter Annette Bening, Cate Blanchett, and Javier Bardem are three more presenters at the 2011 Oscar ceremony. Academy governor Annette Bening is also a Best Actress Academy Award nominee this year for Lisa Cholodenko's lesbian family drama The Kids […]


Steven Spielberg 'The Color Purple': Biggest Oscar Snubs #2

Whoopi Goldberg, The Color Purple Bill Condon's 'Dreamgirls': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3c Steven Spielberg's Best Direction Oscar nomination for his 1985 film version of Alice Walker's The Color Purple was a given. In fact, some felt the director of the blockbusters Jaws, Close Encounters of Third Kind, Raiders of the […]


Steven Spielberg Shocked After 'Jaws' Snub: Biggest Oscar Snubs #9c

Biggest Oscar Snubs #9a (Cont.): Laurence Olivier, Gene Kelly, Arthur Hiller, Sam Wood Steven Spielberg's Jaws snub must have been particularly galling for the 29-year-old director because he had a camera crew at his home when the 1975 nominations were announced. “I didn't get it! I didn't get it! I […]


Megan Fox Fired: Michael Bay or Steven Spielberg Responsible?

Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes in Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen June 20, '10, update: Can you imagine Michael Bay taking orders from anyone? Michael Bay, the tough guy who makes bombastically macho movies such as Transformers and its sequels. The guy referred to as “Hitler” by Transformers […]


Matt Bomer & Booboo Stewart + Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas

Matt Bomer: 'White Collar' actor appropriately wearing white-collared shirt at movie premiere. 'White Collar' actor Matt Bomer photos: DreamWorks' 'Shrek Forever After' premiere Chuck and White Collar actor Matt Bomer is pictured above at the premiere of DreamWorks Animation's soon-to-be blockbuster Shrek Forever After. The premiere was held on May […]


Margaret Avery & God: 'The Color Purple' Oscar Controversy

Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple; Avery's “Dear God” trade paper ad   Long before the Nicolas Chartier/vote-for-The Hurt Locker-not-Avatar e-mail and the Robert Wise/Miramax's Gangs of New York Oscar ads caused a stir, lots of eyebrows were raised when both Margaret Avery and God […]


Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron Oscar Presenters, 'Mystery Buyer' Returns Bette Davis Oscar

Kristen Stewart: Oscar presence to boost TV ratings? Kristen Stewart & Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner & Miley Cyrus: Oscar presenters Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner, and Miley Cyrus have been added to the roster of presenters at the 2010 Oscar ceremony. This will be Efron and Cyrus' second appearance […]


Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe: Top 40 Hollywood Moneymakers

Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Vanity Fair strikes again. No, no photo shoots this time. Just the list of Hollywood's Top 40 moneymakers in 2009, based on estimates that take into consideration up-front fees, box-office/DVD percentages and other revenue sources. White guys, most of them directors and/or producers, […]


Lauren Bacall + Gordon Willis & Roger Corman: Governors Awards Honor Oscar-less Talent

Honorary Oscar recipients Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall, and Gordon Willis at the 2009 Governors Awards ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Saturday, Nov. 14. “It's so much better … that nobody's worrying whether 36.5 million people are watching us or 29.2,” remarked Warren Beatty, a […]


Beyoncé & Jay-Z + Tom Cruise & Double Winner Kate Winslet + Biggest Loser Meryl Streep: Eclectic Golden Globes

Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Pop celebs such as Beyoncé and Jay-Z mingled with movie celebs at the 2009 Golden Globes ceremony. Beyoncé, a.k.a. Beyoncé Knowles, was in the running in the Best Original Song category for the Cadillac Records ditty “Once in a Lifetime,” which she co-composed. The winner, however, was another pop […]


'Saving Private Ryan' & 'Harvey Milk': Steven Spielberg WWII B Movie + Murdered Gay Politician

Saving Private Ryan with Tom Hanks. Tom Sizemore, and Matt Damon. Steven Spielberg's 1998 Best Picture nominee Saving Private Ryan will be the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. The war drama will be screened on Monday, June 9, at […]


'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull': Steven Spielberg Regurgitates Franchise

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Dir.: Steven Spielberg. Scr.: David Koepp; story by George Lucas and Jeff Nathanson. Cast: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent, Igor Jijikine, Alan Dale     After reading the Indiana Jones and […]


Karen Allen Back in Latest 'Indiana Jones' Movie

Karen Allen is back in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (image: Shia LaBeouf, Steven Spielberg, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, Harrison Ford) In the Los Angeles Times, Paul Brownfield writes about Karen Allen, 57, once again in the spotlight thanks to Steven Spielberg's upcoming installment in the […]


'Crystal Skull' Crushes 'Iron Man'

'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' with Cate Blanchett and Harrison Ford: Memorial Day blockbuster. 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' eviscerates box office competition May 26: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull dug up $126 million at the North American […]


'ET: The Extra-Terrestrial' 25th Anniversary Screening

Henry Thomas, E.T. Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the saga of an outer-space creature that – quite understandably – wants to get the hell out of Planet Earth, will have its 25th anniversary celebrated with a screening on Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture […]


'The Color Purple': Steven Spielberg Racism & Sexism Drama Screening

Steven Spielberg's 1985 Best Picture nominee, the sappy melodrama The Color Purple, will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple tells the story of a […]


Whoopi Goldberg & 'The Color Purple' in NYC

Whoopi Goldberg will be the special guest at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Monday Nights with Oscar” (MNWO) screening of Steven Spielberg's 1985 Best Picture nominee The Color Purple on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. Goldberg will participate […]


Peter Benchley

Author Peter Benchley, whose 1970s novel Jaws became a literary sensation, has died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey. Benchley, who was 65, had been suffering from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and ultimately fatal scarring of the lungs. In 1975, Jaws — the tale of a white shark […]


'War of the Worlds' Movie: Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg Discuss 2005 Remake

Tom Cruise, Steven Spielbeg War of the Worlds movie 2005: H.G. Wells' sci-fier for the 21st century U.S. “Aren't you afraid that audiences in some parts of the world may even applaud when they see Americans lying on the ground?” asked the German weekly Der Spiegel to War of the […]


Iraq Hostages: Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve Record Message of Support

Iraq hostages supporter Jeanne Moreau in 'Eva.' Iraq hostages: Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche show support A number of French celebrities, among them Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, and Jeanne Moreau, have recorded messages voicing support for Iraq hostages Christian Chesnot, a Radio France correspondent, and Georges Malbrunot, a […]


'The Merchant of Venice' 2004: Al Pacino is Biennale Highlight

'The Merchant of Venice' 2004 with Al Pacino. 'The Merchant of Venice' 2004: Al Pacino as Shylock at the Venice Film Festival Michael Radford's 2004 The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino as Shylock; Alejandro Amenábar's right-to-die drama The Sea Inside / Mar adentro, starring Javier Bardem; and Hollywood celebrities […]