Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Steven Spielberg

Sunday, Apr. 1, 2018

Steven Spielberg has found his way back to the top of the box office with the action-adventure "Ready Player One," while Tyler Perry has scored again with "Acrimony."

Studio estimates on Sunday say Spielberg's virtual reality-focused film earned a solid $53.2 million in its first four...

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

For Steven Spielberg, "Ready Player One" was a great escape from reality.

The legendary filmmaker says he got to live in the imaginations of author Ernest Cline and co-screenwriter Zak Penn in this dystopian, futuristic world full of '80s references and virtual reality possibilities for...

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

"Why can't we go backward for once?" wonders the protagonist of "Ready Player One" shortly before gunning his "Back to the Future" DeLorean in reverse. "Really put the pedal to the metal."

Pressing rewind is, if anything, an understandable desire these days. But in today's reboot, remake-...

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

In Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One," the main character drives a DeLorean because of "Back to the Future," and uses a grail diary because of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." The films of Steven Spielberg loom large in the story littered with pop culture references. That the legendary...

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017

FBI battles with the White House. Revelatory government leaks on the front page. Soldiers haunted by unwinnable wars. Courtroom clashes over civil rights.

Movies take years to make, but many of this fall's films may feel almost preternaturally programmed for the President Trump era. Some...

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017

Look for two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman) to make a major splash at next month’s Cannes Film Festival with his first foray into virtual reality, a short film titled Carne y Arena (Meat and Sand), reported to be about...

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's media arm announced a partnership Sunday to co-produce films for global audiences.

The deal adds to a multibillion-dollar string of Chinese ventures with Hollywood studios to capture more of the profits from...

Monday, Jul. 18, 2016

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch.

“I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our...

Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2016

There's a secret about children that Steven Spielberg, Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl have always known - that no matter how innocent, kids are as capable of understanding darkness as adults, and sometimes even more so. It's not that it's some completely unacknowledged truth, but it is one that...

Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of black-and-white, holds a unique place on the dial and in the hearts of cinephiles. In a continuous, commercial-free stream, much of the history of Hollywood is on view, 24/7, for sampling and binging - an uncorrupted corner of celluloid obsession that...