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First Bfg Clips Introduce Fleshlumpeater and Phizzwizard

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This weekend, one of the biggest adventures of the summer will hit theaters when The Bfg arrives July 1. To get fans ready for this release, we have five new clips that give us some new insight into Giant Country in this highly-anticipated adaptation. This long-awaited movie will go up against Universal's The Purge: Anarchy and Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan this weekend.

The talents of three of the world's greatest storytellers - Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg - finally come together to bring The Bfg to life. Directed by the three-time Academy Award winner from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison based on the best-selling book by Dahl, The Bfg tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country and stars three-time Tony Award, two-time Olivier Award and Oscar winner Mark Rylance, newcomer Ruby Barnhill, »

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‘Giantspeak’ clip from Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

23 June 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go until its Us release, a new clip has arrived online from Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The Bfg featuring Mark Rylance’s titular giant and Ruby Barnhill’s Sophie; watch it below…

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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win A Family Four-Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Bfg In St. Louis

21 June 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the Bfg is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The Bfg brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, »

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Two new posters and a featurette for Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

16 June 2016 6:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, two UK posters have arrived online for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The Bfg, along with a new featurette which focuses on how Mark Rylance and Steven Spielberg brought The Bfg to life; take a look below…

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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the Bfg is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The Bfg brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams.

Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows. But Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Says Spielberg, “It’s a story about friendship, it’s a story about loyalty and protecting your friends and it’s a story that shows that even a little girl can help a big giant solve his biggest problems.” Sophie and the Bfg soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

The Bfg will arrive in the States on July 1st, 2016 and in UK cinemas on July 22nd, 2016.

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- Amie Cranswick

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The Bfg Preview Revisits Star Ruby Barnhill's Favorite Moments

13 June 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nearly 35 years after Roald Dahl's literary classic The Bfg was published, the author's beloved Big Friendly Giant is finally getting ready to hit the big screen next month. This adaptation will mark the feature film debut of young actress Ruby Barnhill, who previously starred on the UK TV series The 4 O'Clock Club. To get fans ready for this big screen adventure, Disney has debuted a new preview, where Ruby Barnhill recounts her favorite moments from the production.

The young actress reveals in this video, which debuted on YouTube that she loved working with co-stars Mark Rylance, who plays the title character, and Penelope Wilton, who the actress proclaims plays the Queen in "such a wonderful way." She explains that they actually got to see the real Queen in Buckingham Palace, and that she loved playing a small person in a giant world. She also had high praise for the dream sets and the costumes in this upcoming adaptation.

Roald Dahl's The Bfg was first published in 1982 and has been&#160enchanting&#160readers of all ages&#160ever since.&#160Roald Dahl's books, which also include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda, are currently available in 58 languages and have sold over 200 million&#160copies worldwide. The Bfg is the only book of Roald Dahl's that has never been adapted into a feature film, until now.

The Bfg brings Sophie to Dream Country where the Giant collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie's presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist.

Directed by three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison based on the best-selling novel by Roald Dahl, The Bfg also stars&#160Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader. The Bfg hits theaters nationwide on July 1, going up against Universal's The Purge: Election Year, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Sony's The Shallows. Take a look at the new preview for The Bfg, and stay tuned for more on this adaptation as we get closer and closer to its summer release date. »

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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Made Dame, Rod Stewart Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

10 June 2016 7:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Move over, Maggie Smith. “Downton Abbey” now has two dames. Penelope Wilton, who played Isobel Crawley on all six seasons of the popular British drama, was made a dame — the female equivalent of a knight — by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. Wilton, a prolific stage actress who has also appeared in films ranging from “Shaun of the Dead” to “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” was honored for her services to drama. Her “Downton” costar — and on-screen rival — Maggie Smith was made a dame in 1990. Also Read: Emmy Contenders: 'Downton Abbey' Stars Joanne Froggatt, Lesley Nicol Talk Show's »

- Lawrence Yee

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The Bfg Preview Travels Into Giant Country with Mark Rylance

4 June 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

This summer, travel to the magical realm of Giant Country in director Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure The Bfg. Today, we have a special sneak peek at the movie, which will be in theaters just in time for the July 1 holiday. Go on set with the filmmaker as he explains why star Mark Rylance was chosen as the title character, and how he was brought to life as a Big Friendly Giant.

Portrayed through motion capture by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), the Bfg is joined by breakout star Ruby Barnhill, who makes her feature film debut after starring in six episodes of the TV series 4 O'Clock Club. This actress could very well be the latest star discovery from director Steven Spielberg, who helped launch the careers of stars like Drew Barrymore in E.T. and Vin Diesel in Saving Private Ryan, who went on to star in »

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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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Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg gets a new TV spot

21 May 2016 2:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the latest trailer for The Bfg [watch it here], and now a new TV spot has arrived online for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious »

- Amie Cranswick

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69th Cannes Film Festival Review – The Bfg (2016)

18 May 2016 3:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Bfg. 2016

Directed by Steven Spielberg

Starring Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton, Rebecca Hall and Rafe Spall

Synopsis:

Sophie, a young orphan, encounters the Big Friendly Giant who takes her to his magical homeland. But as the duo bond, Sophie’s life – and the fate of other children – come under threat from larger, carnivorous giants.

Although Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl are both great purveyors of children’s adventure stories, their pairing doesn’t feel like a natural fit in The Bfg.

Where Dahl has a wicked sense of humour and darkness, Spielberg has sentimentality and heroism. The combination makes for a sweet, but rather bland, adaptation of the beloved 1982 book.

Ruby Barnhill – in her big screen debut – plays the orphan girl Sophie. She’s intelligent and precocious, much to the annoyance of the home’s stern mistress. One night Sophie spots a large cloaked »

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Whimsical New Trailer For Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg Plots Course For Giant Country

16 May 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In light of a premiere at Cannes over the course of the weekend – which also brought forth a mighty new image – Disney has pumped out what is likely the third and final trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, coupled with a new poster to boot.

Bringing together Ruby Barnhill’s wide-eyed orphan Sophie and Mark Rylance’s amicable behemoth, the snippet sends our adventuring pair off to Giant Country, where Sophie learns a thing or two about a giant’s day-to-day life which so often involves blowing dreams, guzzling down Snozzcumbers and stalking human beans in the sleep.

Beyond that, there’s also a new peek at the lavish, CG-heavy scenes that Spielberg and Co. have orchestrated. Impressive though they may be, an over-reliance on VFX wizardry proved to be one of the early criticisms trickling out from the first wave of reviews. They are, without doubt, a mixed bag, »

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Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg gets a new poster

16 May 2016 6:35 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Yesterday we brought you a new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Road Dahl adaptation The Bfg, and following its world premiere at Cannes, we now have a poster to go with it; check it out 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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes »

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The Bfg: new trailer and poster

15 May 2016 10:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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A new trailer lands for Steven Spielberg's take on Roald Dahl's The Bfg...

One of the most eagerly awaited movies of the summer? We’d argue it’s director Steven Spielberg’s take on Roald Dahl’s The Bfg. The film reunites Spielberg with Mark Rylance, with a cast that also includes Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Penelope Wilton and Rebecca Hall.

The film has just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and the early reaction hasn’t been overly positive. In fact, the first swathe of reviews seem to have been particularly critical. We’ll find out for ourselves just how the film measures up, when it lands in July.

Ahead of that, though, we’ve got a new trailer for the film, along with a new poster and synopsis. We’ll do them in that order.

Trailer first, then:

Then the poster…

And finally the synopsis… »

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Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Bfg’ Comes to Life in New Trailer and Full Cannes Press Conference

15 May 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following the Cannes premiere of Steven Spielberg’s follow-up to Bridge of Spies, his adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s The Bfg, Disney has released a new full-length trailer for the adventure, giving away much more of the titular character’s fantasy-filled world. Coming from the late E.T. scribe Melissa Mathison, the story follows a young girl, Sophie, who guides the Queen of England and the Bfg (Mark Rylance, coming off his Oscar win for Spielberg) — a big, friendly giant — to stop Bloodbottlers, the big and unfriendly sort, from eating children.

Unfortunately, we were mixed on the film, saying in our review from the festival, “CGI loses the day in Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg, a partly motion-captured, eco-minded adaptation of Roald Dahl’s adored children’s book that leans so heavily on green-screen trickery that even Mark Rylance’s kind eyes — squinting out from that computer-generated abyss — can’t save it from mediocrity. »

- Jordan Raup

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Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg At Cannes – New Trailer Hits

15 May 2016 3:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Bfg hit Cannes with a rousing and extensive standing ovation. Director Steven Spielberg and stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall and filmmakers Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Michael Siegel celebrated at the Carlton Beach afterwards.

Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2106. Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Steven Spielberg, Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance and Rebecca Hall of The Bfg

Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2016. Mark Rylance of The Bfg

Cannes Film Festival May 14, 2016. Cast and filmmakers at the press conference for The Bfg

Check out the new trailer and poster for The Bfg. The film, which is directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling book by Roald Dahl, hits theaters nationwide on July 1.

In Disney’s fantasy-adventure The Bfg, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the Bfg (Oscar winner »

- Michelle McCue

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New Full-Length Trailer and Poster for Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl Adaptation of The Bfg is Here!

15 May 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new full-length trailer along with a new poster from director Steven Spielberg's take on the Roald Dahl classic The Bfg.

Disney’s The Bfg tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. 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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle.

Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Disney's new trailer for The Bfg is awesome, adorable and intense

15 May 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The second full lenght movie trailer for Disney's The Bfg launched today and the film is looking to be a whimsical, funny and sinister take on an old classic.  Come inside to check it out!

Steven Spielberg and Disney seem to be heading in the right direction with Roald Dahl's timeless novel.

On top of this great new trailer, we also recieved a new poster for the film, which acts as a beautiful homage to artwork from the original book:

And the here's original artwork for comparison

More about Disney's The Bfg 

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg –finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The Bfg” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The Bfg” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. »

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Disney's The Bfg Trailer #3 Brings a Literary Giant to Life

15 May 2016 12:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, Disney held the world premiere for its long-awaited adaptation The Bfg at the Cannes Film Festival, ahead of its release in theaters on July 1. Last week, we showed you a new video where director Steven Spielberg was asked trivia questions about his own movies by The Bfg's young star, Ruby Barnhill, although that video didn't include any new footage. If you've been craving another sneak peek at this adaptation of Roald Dahl's literary classic, then you're in luck, because today we have a new trailer and poster.

The new trailer, which debuted on the Disney Movie Trailers YouTube page today, which gives us our best look at the massive giant yet, portrayed through motion capture by recent Oscar winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies), and breakout star Ruby Barnhill, who makes her feature film debut in The Bfg, after starring in six episodes of the TV series 4 O'Clock Club. »

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Watch: Third Trailer for Steven Spielberg's New Kids Movie 'The Bfg'

15 May 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Hold your breath. Cross your fingers. Here we go!" Disney has unveiled another new full-length trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The Bfg - meaning The Big Friendly Giant. The film just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday, which is why this trailer is being released now to help build buzz. Ruby Barnhill plays Sophie, a young girl who befriends a giant that takes her on an adventure, eventually meeting the Queen of England. Mark Rylance voices and gives a motion capture performance as the Bfg, with the cast including Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rafe Spall and Penelope Wilton. This is definitely a kids movie and the kind of amusing entertainment you can take the whole family to see. Here's the third official trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Bfg, direct from Disney's YouTube: You can still watch the most recent full trailer for The Bfg here, »

- Alex Billington

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New trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The Bfg

15 May 2016 2:14 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its world premiere at Cannes, a new trailer has arrived online for director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic The Bfg; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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 (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the Bfg prefers Snozzcumbers and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that »

- Amie Cranswick

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