E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) directed by Steven Spielberg Henry Thomas as Elliot Elliot: I’m keeping him.

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Empire of the Sun (1987) directed by Steven Spielberg Christian Bale as Jim ‘Jamie’ Graham and Nigel Havers as Dr. Rawlins Jim (watching the American planes bomb the Japanese airfield): Wow! Haha! Go! P-51, Cadillac of the sky! Hahaha! Wow! P-51, Cadillac of the sky! Dr. Rawlins: Jim? Jim! Get off the roof! Jim! Jim: (read…)

Munich (2005)

Munich (2005) directed by Steven Spielberg Eric Bana as Avner and Geoffrey Rush as Ephraim Ephraim: We have eleven Palestinian names. Each had a hand in planning Munich. You’re going to kill them, eleven men, one by one. They’re all in Europe now. You’ll stay there as long as it takes. Europe only, not the (read…)

War Horse (2011)

Based on the 2007 stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 children’s novel, Steven Spielberg’s War Horse tells an epic and episodic story of war and peace as seen through the eyes of Joey, a young thoroughbred horse who begins life in rural England on the eve of World War I. As Joey changes hands, he (read…)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

[Note: This review was written based on a 2D presentation of The Adventures of Tintin as seen on a DVD screener which I freely admit is no way to properly appreciate such a richly visual movie. I probably shouldn’t even run this review, and if I hadn’t liked the film I wouldn’t, but I’ll be (read…)

Pete Postlethwaite, Actor: 1946 – 2011

Pete Postlethwaite as Danny in Brassed Off Oscar nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite died today from cancer at age 64. He was most recently seen in 2010’s Inception and The Town, but he first made a big splash in Terrence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He followed that up with his Oscar nominated supporting (read…)

Spielberg kills da wabbit

Steven Spielberg abandons plans to remake HARVEY, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Mary Chase memorably brought to the screen in 1950 with Jimmy Stewart

BS Watch: My Fair Lady – Pick a star, start a rumor

The real question is, who HASN’T been lined up to direct or star in the rumored My Fair Lady remake?

Spielberg boards Crichton’s posthumous ‘Pirate Latitudes’

Spielberg is developing an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s upcoming posthumous novel Pirate Latitudes and he may end up directing. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Hanks dashes hopes for most boring ‘Harvey’ possible

Reports of Steven Spielberg’s plans to remake Harvey were greeted with widespread speculation that Tom Hanks would be a frontrunner to play the role of Elwood P. Dowd originated on film by Jimmy Stewart. Not so fast says Michael Fleming over at BFDealMemo. “While it appears there was a conversation, Hanks and Spielberg won’t pursue (read…)

Spielberg sees a 6 foot 3 1/2 inch tall rabbit in his future

Spielberg to re-adapt Harvey. Why aren’t I excited?

Greengrass ‘Chicago 7’ Rumor Quashed

Faced with the juicy rumor that Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Identity) was taking over Trial of the Chicago 7 from Steven Spielberg, CHUD’s Devin Faraci did the sensible thing and sent the man an email. Greengrass is busy in post-production with his Iraq film Green Zone starring Matt Damon, but he replied to say that, (read…)

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