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E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite… in an Advert?

We bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel today – but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way. Read More >>

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Here’s a Mildly Confusing Update About Indiana Jones 5

“Is that still happening?” you ask. We, uh, we think so? Read More >>

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Hear George Lucas’ First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality. Read More >>

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Apple’s New Genre Shows Are Still Mysterious, But Here’s What We Learned Yesterday

You know what people say – always leave them wanting more. Well, in Apple’s case, the much-anticipated announcement of its first crop of original TV shows for Apple TV+ left us wanting to know what the hell was going on. Read More >>

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Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Get to Complain About Netflix Movies Qualifying for Oscars in a Post-Ready Player One World

Steven Spielberg has made many truly incredible movies. He is, rightfully, one of the most lauded filmmakers ever. But as someone who had the distinct pain of watching Ready Player One on a flight recently, maybe we should conclude that times have changed, and not everything he has to say is important. Read More >>

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Once Upon a Time, Steven Spielberg Apparently Helped Save the Child’s Play Franchise

Being one of the biggest directors ever brings with it a lot of power. There are a lot of ways to use that power. Fortunately, Steven Spielberg has opted to use that power to help good actors get good roles and, apparently, save cult classic film franchises. Read More >>

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Does Ready Player One Director Steven Spielberg Know What the Heck a Playstation Is?

Steven Spielberg is the director of very profitable movie and shameless gamer nostalgia cash-in Ready Player One, which is mostly set in virtual reality. While doing an international press tour for the movie, he also allegedly told Japanese news agency Kyodo that his favourite VR experience was playing Mario... on, uh, a PlayStation. Read More >>

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Here’s How Steven Spielberg and ILM Recreated That Movie for Ready Player One

Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge—yes, that scene—even if you were just wondering how the hell even someone like director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know. Read More >>

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Steven Spielberg Made Ready Player One Work in Spite of Itself

Ready Player One was a very divisive book and now it’s a very divisive movie. I’m a fan of Ernest Cline’s love letter to pop culture, although I fully admit it has problems. So I was excited that Steven Spielberg would helm the movie adaptation, though I knew the two would differ. What I didn’t know was how much the film was going to challenge and recontextualise my feelings about the book. Read More >>

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Steven Spielberg Got Old

You might have missed it, basking in the glow of entertaining masterpieces like Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T., but Steven Spielberg, the architect of your childhood, is old. The director turned 71 in December and that does not, by itself, indicate he is old. Jane Fonda, for example, is 80-something and talks about social justice like a Tumblr teen. No—Spielberg’s descent into old-man-yells-at-cloud territory became apparent in the last two weeks as he’s entered the public eye to plug something beyond turgid historical dramas. Read More >>

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Warner Bros Says HTC Vive Is Best VR System, Chooses It For ‘Ready Player One’

HTC Vive got a big endorsement today as Warner Bros Pictures announced that it'll be the official partner for all VR content for Ready Player One – calling it the "best system to represent the future of VR" in the process. Read More >>

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Shots by Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Side-by-Side

It’s no secret that Stanley Kubrick first developed A.I. Artificial Intelligence and was once slated to direct the film before he passed away. Or that Kubrick put Steven Spielberg on the project, and that Kubrick and Spielberg were good friends. So it really shouldn’t be a surprise that Kubrick’s imprint is all over the movie, so much so that it’s as if Spielberg was trying to do his best Kubrick impersonation from scene to scene. Read More >>

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What Makes Saving Private Ryan’s Beach Landing Scene So Brilliant

Some movie scenes are unforgettable, and Steven Spielberg’s reenactment of the Normandy Landing is one of them. Every shot feels chaotic, with indiscriminate bloodshed consistent with this brutal event. But as Nerdwriter1 explains in the video below, Spielberg’s filmmaking choices are anything but random. Read More >>

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Steven Spielberg’s BFG is Taking a Box Office Beating

Critical reaction to Steven Spielberg’s traditional take on the Roald Dahl classic The BFG has been positive, if mostly ambivalent. The same, sadly, can’t be said for its reception at the box office, where it is setting the world on fire with all the force of the dampest squib. Read More >>

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Steven Spielberg Pinky Promises to Not Kill Off Indiana Jones

Harrison Ford’s return to Star Wars actually becoming his prompt exit from Star Wars might have fans of Indiana Jones worried that the same fate will befall another beloved Ford hero when the actor returns for Indiana Jones 5. Not so, according to director Steven Spielberg. Or at least not so... for now. Read More >>