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The BFG – new trailer

Posted in Film, Movies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 5, 2016 by dc

Here’s a first look at Disney‘s Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s The BFG – check out the trailer below:

Hmmm – what do you reckon?

Bridge Of Spies – trailer

Posted in Film, Movie with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2015 by dc

Here’s the beefy new trailer for Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks‘ latest team-up, Bridge Of Spies. The Cold War thriller was co-written by Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers and also features Scott Shepherd, Mark Rylance, Sebastian Koch, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda:

Bridge of Spies is out in the UK on the 9th October (and in the US on the 16th).

The Goonies – then and now

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2013 by dc

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The Goonies was one of my favourite movies as a kid. It’s one of those films that really taps into the joys of childhood, and provides plenty of laughs and adventure too. I watched it again recently and still loved it.

So, 28 years after the film was released what do the main child actors who appeared in it look like now – and what are they up to? Head on over to an article on the deathandtaxesmag.com site and find out (click here).

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ trailer released

Posted in Film, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by dc

On the day millions of Americans are set to vote for their next President, the first trailer for Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic, Lincoln has just been uploaded onto YouTube – check it out below:

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader andTommy Lee Jones, the film focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.

Lincoln is released in UK cinemas on January 25th, 2013.

Steven Spielberg vs George Lucas

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by dc

Anyone who’s seen Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, knows it’s an absolute abortion of a film. A true stinker from gophered start to aliened end.

Well, it seems all us cinema go-ers who wasted money watching it, are not the only ones who seem to think it was all a big, bad idea. The film’s director, Steven Spielberg, doesn’t seem to think much of it either.

Just recently, Spielberg has admitted he had huge rows with writer and executive producer, George Lucas for introducing aliens as (quite rightly) the original trilogy focused on religion and archaeology.

Several arguments later, Spielberg backed down quoting his loyallty to his ‘best friend’. And despite directing all four of the movies, while Lucas wrote and co-produced, Spielberg revealed that he let Jar Jar Binks creator, Lucas take charge.

Speaking to Empire recently, Spielberg admitted, “When he writes a story he believes in – even if I don’t believe in it – I’m going to shoot the movie the way George envisaged it.”

“I’ll add my own touches, I’ll bring my own cast in, I’ll shoot the way I want to shoot it, but I will always defer to George as the storyteller of the Indy series. I will never fight him on that.”

Oops – bad move Steven.

Shia LaBeouf, much to Harrison Ford’s chagrin, isn’t a big fan of the movie either. Last year the Hollywood star, said of the fourth film, “I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made slop. And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie.”

“We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted… We need to be able to satiate the appetite. I think we just misinterpreted what we were trying to satiate.”

Seemingly criticising Lucas as well as himself, LaBeouf then went on to say, “You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault. Simple.”

Frighteningly, Spielberg has recently revealed that work is well under way on a fifth Indiana Jones film. With Lucas once more working on the screenplay.

Hmmmm. Urrgggh.

San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – the highlights

Posted in Comic books, Film, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2011 by dc

This years Comic-Con has just taken place in San Diego.

Over four days the convention took in everything from previews of new TV series Alcatraz (from Losts’, J J Abrams and Elizabeth Sarnoff), a season six trailer for Dexter, Jurassic Park 4 updates from Steven Spielberg, scenes from the soon to be relaunched Beavis & Butthead, the return of Pee Wee Herman and panel conversations with stars of the new Amazing Spider-Man reboot and the Total Recall remake.

The lovely people over at Empire Magazine have put together what they’re calling a, megavideblogisode (or a highlights video for those of you who don’t like made-up words) featuring amongst others, Peter Jackson, Colin Farrell, Guillermo del Toro, Nicolas Cage,  Hugh Jackman and Idris Elba.

Embrace your inner film/comic/sci-fi geek and check it out here.