Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep to star in 'The Post'.
In what could not be a more appropriate time to be making a film about the importance of free press, it has just been announced that Steven Spielberg is set to direct a movie about the Pentagon Papers scandal starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep called 'The Post'.
Steven Spielberg to direct 'The Post'
The movie focuses on the role of The Washington Post in the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971; secret government documents that detailed the US military's history during the Vietnam War and proved that government had lied to both the public and to Congress about various events during the conflicts.
She passed at 97-years-old this week.
Our thoughts are with Steven Spielberg today as he mourns the death of his 97-year-old mother Leah Adler; the woman who first inspired the legendary director to start making films. A flamboyant and adventurous soul herself, Steven has always had a very close relationship with the matriarch.
Steven Spielberg mother has died aged 97
Adler died yesterday (February 21st 2017) at her Los Angeles home with her loved ones all around her according to a recent statement from her son's production company Amblin Partners.
Continue reading: Steven Spielberg Mourns The Death Of His Inspirational Mother
Sophie and the other girls at Mrs. Clonkers orphanage share a big sleeping dorm and once the lights go out, the girls are expected to go straight to sleep. No talking and most certainly no getting out of bed but little Sophie isn't one for sticking to the rules. Once the rest of the girls are asleep, Sophie is busy reading her books.
When the bespectacled young girl hears strange noise coming from outside her window, she can't help but take a peek out of the pane. A vague shape starts to form in the background, Sophie's unsure what it is but knows it's gigantic. Beginning to get scared, Sophie runs back to her bed and hides under her blankets but it's too late, before Sophie knows what's happening she's snatched from her bed and taken to a far and distant world.
Initially scared for her life, Sophie thinks the giant has taken her to have as his next meal but soon she's introduced to her new home and keeper, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). The BFG doesn't want to hurt Sophie, he wants to protect her. As the pair begin having adventures together, Sophie soon learns that not all giants are as welcoming as The BFG.
What's in store from this legendary director?
Triple-Oscar winning filmmaking legend Steven Spielberg impressed with his Tom Hanks Cold War movie 'Bridge Of Spies' earlier this year, which was subsequently nominated for a Golden Globe, and now we have a live action adaptation of Roald Dahl's 'The BFG' to look forward to next year. But did you know about these upcoming film projects that he's involved in?
Steven Spielberg is a very busy man
Spielberg is always pretty busy with directing and producing, but he has a few surprises in store over the next couple of years that you might be excited to learn about.
Continue reading: What's After 'The BFG'? 11 Upcoming Steven Spielberg Projects
The director called out to Harrison Ford to make it happen
Steven Spielberg has set down the gauntlet to Harrison Ford: pick up the whip, don the fedora, take an interest in archaeology again and get Indiana Jones back for a fifth time. That was the director’s request to the 73-year-old actor during this weekend's British Academy Britannia Awards.
Harrison Ford was honoured for his contribution to entertainment at the British Academy Britannia Awards
Ford, who is due to reprise his role as Hans Solo in JJ Abrams much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December, was at the ceremony to receive the Albert R Broccoli award for worldwide contribution to entertainment.
Continue reading: Steven Spielberg Hopes For Indiana Jones 5
The big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine’s series has topped the US box office in its opening weekend.
Jack Black’s Goosebumps has taken the top spot at the US box office this weekend, amassing $23.5 million from 3,501 theatres. The family-friendly horror comedy is based on R. L. Stine’s series of books and stars Jack Black as a fictional version of the author.
Jack Black stars as R.L. Stine in Goosebumps.
The film’s plot sees a variety of Stine’s characters escape from his books and start chaos in the real world, with the writer, his daughter and their teenaged neighbour tasked with returning them back to the pages of his fiction.
Steven Spielberg has a personal connection with the U2 spy plane incident which features heavily in his latest film, 'Bridge of Spies'.
Steven Spielberg’s latest film, Bridge of Spies, is based on the diplomatic relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. following the 1960 incident in which an American spy plane was shot down over Russian territory and its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, captured. Spielberg has a connection with the incident, as he revealed in a recent interview.
As it transpires, Spielberg’s father had seen the remains of the captured U2 spy plane whilst on a foreign exchange in Russia. Spielberg’s father, Arnold Spielberg, was an engineer for General Electric which had arranged the exchange in an attempt to improve relations between the U.S. and U.S.S.R.
Sometimes the law can get cause problems even for those who wrote them, particularly in the face of war. Thus, when an American spy plane is shot down while covertly photographing Russian bases, the thankfully unharmed pilot is held hostage by the foreign government. He'll only get to go home if America agrees to release their own spy, who's currently serving time in prison. Unfortunately, American law states that they can't just let a Russian spy go free without a proper appeal, and that's where James Donovan comes in. Donovan is a simple New York insurance lawyer not known for high-profile cases, but one thing he is is fair. He's asked to defend the spy and help organise the return of the American pilot, but that becomes a major sacrifice for the lawyer who now faces a struggle against some angry citizens who aren't going to let him forget it if they let the 'traitor' out of jail.
Continue: Bridge Of Spies - He's A Spy Clip
Tom Hanks, speaking in a recent interview, discussed working with the Coen brothers and Steven Spielberg on ‘Bridge of Spies’.
For Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks was given the opportunity to work with the Coen brothers and Steve Spielberg. Hanks may be a global superstar, as much admired for his warmth and personality as he is for his diverse acting, but in a recent interview he revealed he was still delighted at being given the opportunity to work with the well-respected screenwriters and the legendary director.
Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg during filming for Bridge of Spies.
Sean Astin is certain a sequel to ‘The Goonies’ will be made but he’s as in the dark as we are about the details.
Sean Astin has responded to speculation about the possibility of a sequel to The Goonies. For fans of the 1985 cult classic, it looks like a sequel will be made although Astin couldn’t speak to when or if the original cast will have a role in it.
Sean Astin at the L.A. premiere of Mom's Night Out in April 2014.
It's the height of the Cold War and things are getting tense between Russia and America. An American U-2 spy plane has been shot down while photographing Russian bases, its pilot held captive. They're willing to release him, however, if only the American government send back an imprisoned spy of their own. However, by American law, that's virtually impossible - and that's where James Donovan comes in. An insurance lawyer who's never dealt with a case of such high stakes, he is enlisted by the CIA to defend the Russian spy in court in order to have him released and sent home without charge. It seems an impossible task when the whole of America are against setting him free and indeed even neighbours turn against Donovan, targeting his family as he tries to give one man a fair trial.
Continue: Bridge Of Spies Trailer
The director thinks that the superhero style will go the "way of the Western"
If there’s anyone we should listen to about films, it’s probably Steven Spielberg. The multi-award winning director has been at the helm of more movie classics that most of us have had hot dinners - from bringing about the first modern blockbuster with Jaws, to sitting as executive producer on the latest in the highly successful dinosaur franchise, Jurassic World.
If Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will fade out, we believe him
So when the King of the Blockbuster tells you that the current style of superhero movies won’t last, who are we to argue?
Continue reading: Spielberg Believes Superhero Movies Have A Shelf Life
James Donovan is a simple insurance lawyer from Brooklyn, New York whose cases have never evoked too much controversy. However, all that changes quickly when he is enlisted by the CIA to defend a Russian spy in an impossible mission to have him released from prison without charge and returned home. When an American spy plane pilot is shot down during a task of photographing Russian territory, he thankfully survives; however, the angry Russian government are not planning on handing him over too easily. The only problem is, the law is very much not on the side of the Russian spy and in order for their man to be flown home, the government have to find a loophole to release their own captive. Donovan believes everyone deserves a fair trial, but he's one of very few people who do and by putting his life on the line to help his country during the Cold War, he's risking his family too.
Continue: Bridge Of Spies - International Trailer
We still love dinosaurs more than zombies and robots - here's the proof!
The astronomical success of 'Jurassic World' just proves that dinosaurs aren't explored enough in film these days. Sure, people may be desensitised to the terror of the prehistoric monsters - at least, more so than they were in 1993 upon the arrival of 'Jurassic Park' - but this extraordinary re-telling has broken box office records.
Yep, kids are definitely not bored of dinosaurs
It has its criticisms and, of course, it doesn't quite have the same effect on audiences as its original predecessor, but 'Jurassic World' has successfully managed to cast some much-needed cinematic nostalgia upon the lovers of the Steven Spielberg classic, so much so that its opening has become the highest-grossing debut of all time.
In 1960, the hard work of many good people was tested greatly. The height of the Cold War was set to see a series of peaceful negotiation between the Americans and Russians, but a week beforehand, everything changed. An American spy plane was shot down by Russian missiles, carrying pictures of various Russian air force bases. While the US government tried to deny the charges, the Russians were able to provide the pictures, the airplane wreckage, and the pilot - miraculously unharmed. In exchange for his return, they wanted one of their captured spies to be returned. James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks), a simple lawyer, was tasked with creating a case to allow the US government to release the Soviet spy without jail time - a request that seemed almost impossible in the face of Cold War prejudice.
Continue: Bridge Of Spies - US Trailer
'Jurassic World' is good. No need to worry.
Jurassic World has scored strong reviews and will look to do big business over the coming weeks
In the fourth instalment of the megabucks franchise, Visitors at the now 'Jurassic World theme park' run for their lives when the genetically engineered Indominus Rex and other dinosaurs go on a rampage. Sounds fun huh? Well, it is.
Continue reading: Question: Was 'Jurassic World' Worth The Wait?
Tom Hanks stars in Spielberg's latest movie with the trailer just released
Steven Spielberg is back in the directional chair with his latest film Bridge Of Spies, a Cold War spy thriller based on a historical biography and starring Tom Hanks as lawyer James Donovan.
Tom Hanks takes the lead in Steven Spielberg's latest film, Bridge Of Spies
Donovan is an insurance lawyer was finds himself flung deep into the espionage battle during the 1960s as he fights for the release of a downed U2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia.
Continue reading: Steven Spielberg Returns With Cold War Thriller, Bridge Of Spies
Spielberg’s 1975 classic is headed to selected US theatres this summer.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the theatre think again, as Steven Spielberg’s terrifying 1975 horror classic Jaws is headed back to cinema’s to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary.
Steven Spielberg first bought Jaws to cinema’s in 1975.
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment are coming together to bring the film back to theatres this summer, for a limited time on June 21 and June 24 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m in select cinemas nationwide.
While audiences have become weary of constant remakes, film-makers live in fear of them - especially iconic 1980s Spielberg films.
Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper's 1982 haunted house movie 'Poltergeist' is so iconic that remaking it has always scared away filmmakers. Instead, they have merely been mimicking its innovative approach for more than 30 years.
'Poltergeist' was released on 22nd May 2015
The remake's star Rosemarie DeWitt couldn't agree more. "I mean they rip it off constantly in the horror genre," she says. "So now we just didn't 'pretend' to not make 'Poltergeist', we just made 'Poltergeist'! Because the younger generation doesn't know that movie."
Continue reading: 'Poltergeist''s New Cast Take On A Classic
Chris Pratt raved about his wife, Anna Faris, in a recent Reddit AMA. Pratt described his wife as "great", "patient and understanding" and "kind and genuine".
Chris Pratt couldn't help but tell the world how wonderful his relationship with his wife, actress Anna Faris, is and said they "are meant to be together". The couple have been together since 2007 and married two years later. Pratt was being questioned by fans on Reddit when he was asked how he met Faris and what she is like as a wife and mother - the couple have a son together, Jack, born in 2012.
Chris Pratt raved about his wife, Anna Faris, in a recent AMA.
Steven Spielberg - Director, Steven Spielberg, New York City, USA - at the World Premiere of 'War Horse' at Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts. Sunday 4th December 2011
Steven Spielberg Saturday 24th January 2009
Date of birth
18th December, 1946
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