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Back Inside Innerspace, Joe Dante’s Fantastic Voyage

18 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stop me if you’ve heard this idea for a movie: Dean Martin gets miniaturized and injected into the body of Jerry Lewis.

That’s the pitch for Joe Dante’s 1987 film Innerspace, his last collaboration with producer Steven Spielberg until making Small Soldiers for DreamWorks in 1998. Made between his contributions to the outrageous 1986 anthology comedy Amazon Women on the Moon and his darkly comic 1989 movie The ’Burbs, Innerspace could be considered Joe Dante’s most commercial film. Not only did it carry the Spielberg brand, it was also cast with big stars (Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan) and boasted impressive, state-of-the-art special effects and a high concept that was sure to bring people out to the theater. And yet, for some reason, the movie was something of a box office disappointment when it was released in the summer of 1987; though the film’s final budget is difficult to pin down, »

- Patrick Bromley

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Watch Steven Spielberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Director Steven Spielberg recently made the trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to speak to the Harvard graduates of 2016. Although the director dropped out of college his sophomore year after landing a dream job at Universal Studios, he ultimately returned to Cal State University and earned his bachelor’s degree, long after he had established himself as one of the […]

The post Watch Steven Spielberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Posterized: Tye Sheridan

27 May 2016 9:32 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

They grow up so fast *sniffle*. Tye Sheridan, the child actor revelation from Terence Malick's The Tree of Life (quite a debut) and Mud is already 19 years old and in major demand. What accounts for his mutant super power of aging rapidly is that Tree of Life actually began shooting when Tye was just 11. Malick takes forever in post production, don'cha know. Male stars don't tend to really come into their A list own until their late 20s or early 30s. DiCaprio is the grand exception to the rule but usually the ones that break out in their late teens or early 20s more commonly have career trajectories, like, oh, Chris O'Donnell. That's partially because the juicy roles for men tend to be the ones that require a 30 or 40something actor.  So it's anyone's guess as to whether or not Sheridan can build on his rather solid first five years in the movies. »

- NATHANIEL R

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Cannes 2016 Review: The Bfg Showcases Steven Spielberg's Infectious Sense Of Play

27 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Once upon a time Steven Spielberg was the fabulist of our time. Looking at Close Encounters or E.T. or even Jurassic Park and A.I., you could see a sense of wonder and playfulness in his filmmaking, a childlike enthusiasm that never felt pandering or out of place. While the last few years have seen Spielberg in production mode for megafranchises (i.e. Transformers) and whittling away at history (Lincoln, Bridge of Spies) his true flights of fancy have been less overt. Save for an underappreciated The Adventures of Tintin, we've been seeing a lot more of a serious side of the director. It's all the more fitting, then, that The Bfg finds Spielberg returning to his overtly childish ways, finding a particularly genuine and effortless way to...

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Watch Steven Spielberg’s Harvard University 2016 Commencement Speech

27 May 2016 6:16 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

He just stopped by Cannes to premiere his latest feature, The Bfg (our review), and he’ll begin production next month on the sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, but Steven Spielberg found some time in between to impart some wisdom onto the graduating class of perhaps our country’s most prestigious place of education: Harvard. This week, he took the stage to give a commencement speech in which he touched on how opening up his worldview changed the kinds of movies he’s made, how we’re a nation of immigrants, not regretting 1941 (we agree!), and much more.

“Now in a two-hour movie, you get a handful of character-defining moments, but in real life, you face them every day,” he says. “Life is one strong, long string of character-defining moments. And I was lucky that at 18 I knew what I exactly wanted to do. But I didn’t know who I was. »

- Jordan Raup

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Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg gets a Funko Pop! Vinyl figure

27 May 2016 1:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has unveiled its upcoming Pop! Movies vinyl figure from Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Bfg based on Mark Rylance’s titular giant; check it out here…

The Bfg, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and

nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country.

The charming and gentle Bfg befriends a precocious 10-year-old girl

named Sophie, teaches her about the magic and mystery of dreams,

and soon together they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all!

See Also: Read our review of The Bfg here

The Bfg (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler »

- Amie Cranswick

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Summer Preview — Movies Edition!

26 May 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

It’s going to be a full summer so to cut the wheat from the chaff, I’ve made a list of the most promising flicks! So pop some corn, gather round, and dim the lights!

June 10 Warcraft

The attention to detail looks jaw dropping in Duncan Jones’ (Source Code, Moon) adaptation of the beloved game series. I’m thinking some of these battles will leave us as breathless as those in Middle-Earth did!

The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist

If The Conjuring wasn’t terrifying enough, it was followed up by the underrated and unnerving Annabelle. Well, now the original Ghostbusters, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) are back with another spooky thrill ride, this time in Jolly Olde London with one of the most famous true-life ghost stories ever. Just to keep us on our toes on this side of the pond, they also visit »

- Harker Jones

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind review – a must-watch director's cut

26 May 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece may be the nearest thing he created to an old-fashioned epic

Is it really almost 40 years old? Watching this gem again in the director’s cut – it is also a very rare actual screenwriting credit for Spielberg – makes you realise that it may be the nearest thing he created to an old-fashioned epic, and that maybe the vision of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming was a Spielbergisation of John Ford.

Related: Joss Whedon: the film that changed my life

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- Peter Bradshaw

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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years

26 May 2016 8:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar. 

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy »

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Kids Shows That Were Actually for Adults

25 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Is it ever possible to truly grow up? Adults will inevitably tell you there are moments when they feel like frauds -- mere children disguised as grown-ups. And maybe that's the reason there are so many children's television series with considerable crossover appeal. Animated or live-action, these shows may be marketed to kids, but they possess a certain mature quality that brings in an adult fan base too.

It's a challenge for the creative people who make TV for kids: How do you entertain the youngsters while keeping the tone sophisticated enough to prevent adults from bolting out of the room? Sometimes, a show can lean so far in the direction of amusing the parents that its "for kids" classification feels inadequate. These are the TV series that tend to fly straight over children's heads and right into the brains and hearts of would-be grown-ups.

'The Ren & Stimpy Show' (1991 - »

- Sage Young

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How Rebecca Hall Knew She Made it Big —Spielberg Came Calling! The Bfg Star on Being Starstruck Working with Hollywood's Biggest Director

24 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rebecca Hall is one of the lucky Hollywood stars to get "the call." "A lot of actors make this joke of like, 'Hold on a minute, Steven Spielberg's on the telephone,' " The Bfg star recently told People and Entertainment Weekly at the Cannes Film Festival of working with the film's famed director. She added, "I mean, he's sort of iconically Mr. Movies. So when you get to be in a Steven Spielberg film, you really feel like you've done something. You've been part of real Hollywood, I suppose." In addition to being a Spielberg enthusiast ("I love his films, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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How Rebecca Hall Knew She Made it Big —Spielberg Came Calling! The Bfg Star on Being Starstruck Working with Hollywood's Biggest Director

24 May 2016 7:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Rebecca Hall is one of the lucky Hollywood stars to get "the call." "A lot of actors make this joke of like, 'Hold on a minute, Steven Spielberg's on the telephone,' " The Bfg star recently told People and Entertainment Weekly at the Cannes Film Festival of working with the film's famed director. She added, "I mean, he's sort of iconically Mr. Movies. So when you get to be in a Steven Spielberg film, you really feel like you've done something. You've been part of real Hollywood, I suppose." In addition to being a Spielberg enthusiast ("I love his films, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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‘Ready Player One’ Star Olivia Cooke Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

24 May 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke has signed with CAA.

Cooke’s breakout role came last year with the Sundance film “Me and Earl,” which follows two friends who connect with a girl dying of cancer, while make a film revolving around her life. The movie went on to win the festival’s grand jury and audience awards, and quickly turned Cooke into one of Hollywood’s hottest new stars.

After testing dozens of young actors and actresses, Cooke was tapped to star in Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” which begins filming this fall and also stars Tye Sheridan and Ben Mendelsohn.

She is currently shooting the indie “Thoroughbred” opposite Anya Taylor-Joy. She will next be seen in “Katie Says Goodbye,” in which she plays the title character, and “The Limehouse Golem” with Bill Nighy.

She is managed by Josh Glick of Grandview and by »

- Justin Kroll

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Watch Kenan And Kel Reunite, Bond Over Jurassic Park Tickets

24 May 2016 10:54 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

People of a certain age will know that before Kenan Thompson became the longest-serving African American cast member in Saturday Night Live history, he was simply one half of the Nickelodeon show Kenan & Kel. Seeing Kenan Thompson reunite with his Kenan & Kel co-star Kel Mitchell always gives fans a thrill, which is why this video of the pair bonding over buying Jurassic Park tickets and ordering one large popcorn with nacho cheese will make them feel all nice and gooey inside. Check it out below.  It.s good to know that Steven Spielberg.s 1993 cinematic behemoth hasn.t just enthralled fans of all ages for around 23 years straight, but that it also brought together arguably the most popular children.s double act of the 1990s, too! Forget the fact that it.s probably the archetypal blockbuster, this is now Jurassic Park.s legacy.  Between 1996 and 2000, Kenan & Kel ran for four »

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R.I.P. Burt Kwouk - Pink Panther's Cato

24 May 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Burt Kwouk, the actor who played martial arts expert Cato in the original Peter Sellers "Pink Panther" films, has died at the age of 85. He "passed peacefully" according to his agent Jean Diamond, with no specific cause of death mentioned.

Born in northwest England in 1930 and raised in Shanghai, Kwouk had his first major role in 1958's "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness". He also appeared in two James Bond classics - "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice" - along with the original "Rollerball" and Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun". He also had guest spots on popular 1960s shows like "The Avengers," "Secret Agent" and "The Saint" and a regular role on 1980s British sitcom "Last of the Summer Wine'.

But it's his work in a half dozen "Pink Panther" films as Cato Fong that he'll always be remembered for. The character, a manservant to Sellers' bumbling Inspector Clouseau, »

- Garth Franklin

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Burt Kwouk, Who Played Cato in ‘Pink Panther’ Movies, Dies at 85

24 May 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Burt Kwouk, who played Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato Fong in Blake Edwards’ “Pink Panther” movies, has died at the age of 85.

Kwouk featured in seven “Pink Panther” pics, starting with 1964’s “A Shot in the Dark” through to “Curse of the Pink Panther” in 1983. He played Cato, which was initially spelled Kato, a martial arts specialist who regularly attacked Clouseau, played by Peter Sellers, to keep him alert.

Other movie appearances included James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “You Only Live Twice,” as well as Fred Schepisi’s “Plenty,” Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” and Roger Spottiswoode’s “Air America.”

TV series credits included “The Avengers,” “The Saint,” “Doctor Who,” “Hart to Hart” and “Tenko,” in which he played Major Yamauchi. One of his last dramatic roles was in BBC sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine,” in which he played Entwistle from 2002 to 2010.

Kwouk received an award from Prince Charles, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Entertainment One Sees 2% Rise in Revenue to $1.17 Billion

24 May 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Canada-based film and TV group Entertainment One reported Tuesday that its revenues for the financial year ended March 31 rose 2% to £803 million ($1.17 billion), driven by a strong performance from its television and family content, but offset by weaker film figures. Underlying Ebitda was up 20% to £129 million ($188 million).

Strong organic growth fueled a 27% increase in revenues in the television division to £188 million ($274 million). The company acquired or produced 998 half hours of new programming over the year, up from 752 half hours the previous year. The Mark Gordon Company, which eOne acquired in January 2015, has boosted the group’s TV results. Mark Gordon has five series airing on U.S. network and premium cable, and two new series in production for major U.S. networks for first seasons, and almost 60 projects in development.

The acquisition of Astley Baker Davies, producers of “Peppa Pig,” in October 2015 helped lift the family division, which reported revenues »

- Leo Barraclough

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Entertainment One Sees 2% Rise in Revenue to $1.17 Billion

24 May 2016 5:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Canada-based film and TV group Entertainment One reported Tuesday that its revenues for the financial year ended March 31 rose 2% to £803 million ($1.17 billion), driven by a strong performance from its television and family content, but offset by weaker film figures. Underlying Ebitda was up 20% to £129 million ($188 million).

Strong organic growth fueled a 27% increase in revenues in the television division to £188 million ($274 million). The company acquired or produced 998 half hours of new programming over the year, up from 752 half hours the previous year. The Mark Gordon Company, which eOne acquired in January 2015, has boosted the group’s TV results. Mark Gordon has five series airing on U.S. network and premium cable, and two new series in production for major U.S. networks for first seasons, and almost 60 projects in development.

The acquisition of Astley Baker Davies, producers of “Peppa Pig,” in October 2015 helped lift the family division, which reported revenues »

- Leo Barraclough

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Ready Player One Levels Up With Film Marketing

23 May 2016 4:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In recent times, movie marketing has increasingly become an art unto itself. Gone are the days of simply organising merchandising tie-in opportunities and TV spots. In these heady days of social media and viral ad campaigns, film studios are having to become more and more creative with their movie promotions, in order to stay ahead of the competition. Thankfully, projects like Ready Player One provide all manner of possibilities for breaking the mold.

The adaptation of the bestselling novel by Ernest Cline is being directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, and is set to arrive in theatres on March 30th 2018 – but Warner Bros has no intention of resting on its laurels. Acknowledging the high level of anticipation surrounding Ready Player One, the studio has already begun to reach out to potential audiences – much as it did with this year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. This time, however, it »

- Sarah Myles

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The Success Of The Jurassic Park Franchise

23 May 2016 2:33 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There’s no doubt that the monster ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise has left an indelible mark on the movie world ever since it made its theatrical debut back in 1993. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur and effects-laden epic has quite literally changed the way in which movies have been made ever since, mostly thanks to its game-changing computer generated effects that helped bring these once earth roaming creatures back to life and up on the big screen.

Based on the high concept sci-fi novel, of the same name, penned by the late great Michael Crichton it was without a doubt the perfect fodder for a popcorn blockbuster and in the more than capable hands and incomparable imagination of legendary filmmaker Spielberg it became a hugely entertaining filmic rollercoaster ride. It was a seminal marker in the world of CGI effects and really helped open the doors to what could be achieved in the »

- The Hollywood News

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