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‘Pacific Rim Uprising,’ ‘Jurassic World 3’ Writer Emily Carmichael Was Born to Pen Tentpoles

After double-majoring at Harvard University, writing the script to a big-budget tentpole like “Pacific Rim Uprising” should have been a cakewalk, and screenwriter Emily Carmichael somewhat agrees.

Carmichael, who majored in both literature and visual & environmental studies, has become one of Hollywood’s go-to scribes when it comes to blockbusters. In addition to co-penning the “Pacific Rim” sequel, she is also on board to co-write the script to 2021’s “Jurassic World 3.”

With “Pacific Rim Uprising” out now, Carmichael talked with Variety about the excitement of taking on the new installment, what she learned from veteran Hollywood producer Mary Parent and director Colin Trevorrow, and what she has in store for her first directing gig.

What was tougher, writing a script for a major studio movie or getting a dual degree at Harvard?

[Laughter] Anybody who walks into the right office has to be a dual major at Harvard.

It was
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Steven Spielberg Says He Will Never Digitally Enhance or Change His Old Movies Again

Remember that time when Steven Spielberg digitally altered E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the re-release of the film? And while you were watching it you noticed that he had digitally removed the guns from the FBI a replaced them with walkie-talkies? Yeah... he'll never do that again!

During the Ready Player One press event, someone asked Spielberg if he would ever consider going back to one of his old movies and digitally alter it again. As you know, this is something George Lucas loved to do with his original Star Wars films. You don't have to worry about Spielberg ever doing it again, though. He learned his lesson. This is what he had to say thanks to /Film:

"When E.T. was re-released, I actually digitized five shots where E.T. went from being a puppet to a digital puppet. And I also replaced the gun when the FBI runs up
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Steven Spielberg Vows to Never Digitally Retouch Old Films After ‘E.T.’ Debacle

Steven Spielberg Vows to Never Digitally Retouch Old Films After ‘E.T.’ Debacle
The relentless pop-culture homages in “Ready Player One” include callbacks from director Steven Spielberg’s own filmography, such as “Gremlins” and “Jurassic Park.” But fans should not expect more than these seconds-long, technologically improved do-overs of his classics: Spielberg has sworn to never digitally retouch his past work. Well, never again.

Read More: ‘Ready Player One’ Review: Steven Spielberg Delivers Astonishing Sci-Fi Spectacle and Relentless Nostalgia — SXSW 2018

In an interview with Screen Rant, Spielberg looks back on how he “got in trouble” in 2002, with the 20th anniversary rerelease of “E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial.” “I actually digitized five shots where E.T. went from being a puppet to a digital puppet, and I also replaced the gun when the F.B.I. runs up on the van, now they’re walkie talkies,” he said. The result is “a really bad version of ‘E.T.’ where I took my cue from ‘Star Wars
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Ready Player One In St. Louis

Opening on Friday, March 29 is Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Ready Player One. In the Vanity Fair review, Joanna Robinson says Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “is in every way a spiritual ode to the boy’s adventure genre he made so popular in the 80s. There is a heart beating at the center of The Goonies, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more—but in Ready Player One, audiences will instead find a gleaming, digital, golden Easter egg.”

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the Oasis, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spend their days. In the Oasis,
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Indiana Jones 5 Begins Shooting Spring 2019 in the U.K.

Indiana Jones 5 Begins Shooting Spring 2019 in the U.K.
Indiana Jones 5 is definitely happening with star Harrison Ford set to return as the iconic archeologist and director Steven Spielberg behind the lens for this next freewheeling adventure. Now, Spielberg has confirmed that this long-awaited sequel will officially begin production in April 2019, with location shooting to take place in the U.K.

Steven Spielberg has been plenty busy lately. His latest drama The Post had a good swing through the Oscars. And now, his next sci-fi masterpiece Ready Player One is almost ready for release after premiering at the SXSW film festival to unanimous praise. The director is back to his genre roots, and Indiana Jones 5 should reestablish Henry Jones Jr. as the premiere adventurer for all ages. Even if the character is well into his 70s.

Spielberg appeared at the Empire Awards last night, where he officially announced the production start date for Indiana Jones 5. The shoot is just
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"Indiana Jones" Updates

Director Steven Spielberg will start shooting the supernatural, action adventure feature "Indiana Jones 5" (working title) April 2019 in the UK, starring Harrison Ford, targeting a July 2020 release:

"It’s always worth the trip when I get to work with this deep bench of talent coming out of the UK," Spielberg said. "The actors, and the crew...everybody who has helped me make my movies here will continue helping me make my movies here when I come back in April 2019 to make the fifth Indiana Jones movie..."

"There is only going to be one actor playing 'Indiana Jones' and that’s Harrison Ford. The one thing I will tell you is I’m not killing off Harrison at the end..."

Asked if he sees his studio creating many more 'Indiana Jones' features, Disney CEO Bob Iger, said "Yes, I do. I don’t think it reaches the scale of the universe of 'Star Wars',
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Steven Spielberg confirms Indy 5 begins shooting April 2019 in the UK

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Director Steven Spielberg and actor Harrison Ford may have a little more grey in their hair since they started working on Raiders Of The Lost Ark all those years ago, but the duo is still ready to crack the whip and bring us more Indiana Jones adventures. When Disney bought Lucasfilm we knew a new movie was inevitable, and indeed, the fifth movie is coming summer 2020, and Spielberg has confirmed the movie... Read More...
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The 25 Best Movies on Hulu Right Now

In an age of options, less feels like more. While Netflix has an ever-expanding library, Hulu offers a more focused collection of great movies. Because volume isn’t the objective, Hulu succeeds in curating a batch of excellent films. There are the Academy Awards classics like Terms of Endearment and Rocky, the arthouse darlings like Babel and The Hunt, and the pure entertainment gems like Raiders of the Lost Ark and Goon.
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Tomb Raider – Review

Between the evil Japanese spirit, hidden tomb, and mysterious puzzles, Tomb Raider has all of the trappings that people love in B-movie adventure films. The aesthetics and overarching story are all there, but it’s missing just the right amount of fun that the film’s visuals are pushing it towards. Sure, it moves well, but the actors stumble more over the clunky dialogue than the jungle branches and tomb traps.

Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander) is the daughter of an eccentric adventurer (Dominic West) who vanished when she was a young girl. Now in her twenties, Lara spends her days training in a gym in East London and working as a bike courier. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. When she finally decides to sign the papers acknowledging his death,
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5 Of The Most Iconic Adventure Movies Of All Time

There is no other type of movie like the ‘Adventure film’ that takes the viewer on an exciting quest that is often filled with danger, grand discoveries and action, that often has the capacity to delight many families everywhere.

Classics such as The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and many more are fondly remembered.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to recall the last time cinema delivered an iconic movie filled with adventure on the same scale as the aforementioned. The sequel to 1995’s Jumanji has just been theatrically released, but it is hard to look past the idea that it is designed to cash in on the success of a movie that was made 23 years earlier.

An Indiana Jones sequel has been confirmed, although after the critically panned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, it is difficult to believe that the franchise can be given new strength to endure.
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Steven Spielberg Returns To Pure Pop Escapism In Nostalgic ‘Ready Player One’ [Review]

“Ready Player One,” Steven Spielberg’s dizzying foray into ’80s pop culture fandom, is a return of sorts to the pure pop escapism that pervaded his filmography in the late ’70s and early ’80s, with such films as “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “E.T.” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The sheer playful joy in filmmaking displayed by Spielberg in this sci-fi riff has not been seen from the 71-year-old filmmaker since the cat and mouse hijinks of 2002’s “Catch Me If You Can.”

Tackling Ernest Cline‘s nerdgastic 2011 novel of the same name, Spielberg sets his meta-y sights on a dystopian feature brimming with Easter Eggs, virtual reality, and an endless layer of discoveries which pay tribute to ’80s pop culture nostalgia, the latter of which Spielberg clearly left an indelible mark on.
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‘Ghostbusters’ Live Concert Tour Kicks Off This Fall

‘Ghostbusters’ Live Concert Tour Kicks Off This Fall
Seeing movies with a real life orchestra providing the score has become more and more popular in recent years. There’s just something special about watching a movie and hearing an outstanding orchestra bringing the score to life right in front of you. Movies like Back to the Future, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, […]

The post ‘Ghostbusters’ Live Concert Tour Kicks Off This Fall appeared first on /Film.
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Street Food Cinema Announces Their 2018 Los Angeles Area Screenings Lineup, Genre Events Include Get Out, Scream, and a Teen Witch / The Craft Pajama Party

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There are a lot of perks to living in California, but one of my recent traditions has become the various screenings held by the fine folks at Street Food Cinema, who bring out a cavalcade of food trucks for each film event, as well as live musical entertainment, special guests, and more. Sfc is a great way to experience some of your favorite movies underneath the stars, and if you live in the La area, I highly recommend checking out what Street Food Cinema has to offer.

Sfc recently announced their 2018 slate of screenings for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas in California , and here’s a look at the various genre-related movies (and some other films I thought readers might be interested in) that will be playing from May through the end of October. To see the entire Street Food Cinema schedule, check out their site Here.

May 5th – Get Out,
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Oscars 2018: Will ‘Dunkirk’ be the 17th film to sweep the sound categories?

Oscars 2018: Will ‘Dunkirk’ be the 17th film to sweep the sound categories?
In the audio categories at the Oscars, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, typically the loudest film wins. So there’s one film this year that was almost tailor-made to sweep those prizes: Christopher Nolan’s WWII drama “Dunkirk.” Should the film sweep it would be the second Nolan film to do so and the 17th overall.

The Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing categories have gone through a lot of transformations at the Oscars over the years, at least in how they’re classified. The Oscars first started handing out one award for a film’s audio, Best Sound Recording, in 1929 with “The Big House” taking the inaugural award. Then the category became Best Sound in 1958 with the musical “South Pacific” becoming the first winner under that name. And finally it became Best Sound Mixing in 2003 with “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” taking home the first prize.
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Empire Pays Tribute to Steven Spielberg with Covers Featuring Ready Player One and Four Other Classic Films

With Steven Spielberg's highly-anticipated Ready Player One being released next month, Empire Magazine is paying tribute to the iconic director with five magazine covers. Those covers pay homage to a few of the classic films of the director including Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Saving Private Ryan, and Ready Player One, which is a story that pays tribute to the golden age of Spielberg films. 

I don't know about you, but Steven Spielberg is the reason why I love movies. Watching E.T. in the movie theater in 1982 when I was a kid changed my life. That is one of my earliest movie memories and from that moment on I was hooked on movies.

I love everything that I've seen from Ready One Player and I really hope that the movie delivers on all levels of greatness. If you haven't watched the latest trailer yet, watch it here!
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Child's Play Creator Wants a Chucky Movie Set in WWII

Child's Play Creator Wants a Chucky Movie Set in WWII
Could we be seeing Chucky up to his murderous ways during WWII? If Don Mancini, the man who created the Child's Play franchise, gets his way, it may very well happen. Cult of Chucky was released last year as the seventh movie in the long-running horror franchise and, even though it didn't get a theatrical release, the movie was rather successful. That in mind, we're likely getting more Chucky movies and one of those movies could take place during WWII.

During a recent interview, Don Mancini was talking about some ideas he has for future movies in the franchise. Surprisingly, Mancini revealed that he would love to do a World War II-ear entry in the Child's Play franchise. He even has an idea of how this could make sense, relatively speaking. Here's what he had to say about it.

"I would love to do a World War II-era Chucky movie; I think would be awesome.
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Chucky Creator On What The Future Holds For The Devil Doll

Proving that Bad Robot’s Cloverfield isn’t the only franchise capable of relocating to World War II (read: Overlord), Don Mancini has shared an idea that would see Chucky journey back to a time of Nazis, Hitler and the latter’s rumored obsession with the occult.

While speaking to Portal 13 (h/t Bloody Disgusting), Mancini leveled on the future of Chucky, and revealed that even after 30 years of horror shenanigans, he still has plenty of “ideas and notions” for the world-famous Devil Doll. All we need now is for a studio to issue the green light on his ideas or, in the spirit of Cult of Chucky, organize a direct-to-video launch to appease the franchise’s legions of fans.

I’ve been doing it for 30 years now, so I have files of different ideas and notions, and scenes, and set pieces, and characters, and situations. It’s a constantly evolving thing.
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Some Shots in the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Reference Other Harrison Ford Movies

We've all completely dissected the Solo: A Star Wars Story trailers by now, but thanks to very observant internet users we're learning about several connections the movie has to previous films starring Harrison Ford. We've also shown you more than 80 screen shots from the movie, but two of them seem to stand out as very familiar.

The first reference comes from redditor A_Navigator. This one isn't framed up exactly the same way, but there is no denying it feels very familiar.  In the sequence when Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) is facing off against a strange masked bounty hunter-looking character armed with some kind of "space spear," you see him unsnap his holster in preparation for battle.  This is very reminiscent of another face-off involving one Dr. Indiana Jones and a swordsman in Raiders of the Lost Ark. We don't know how exactly Solo's showdown will play out yet, but
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Oscars: What Should Have Won – The Big Chill over Terms of Endearment for Best Picture of 1983

Graeme Robertson on why The Big Chill should have won over Terms of Endearment at the Academy Awards…

The Oscars celebrating the best of 1983 is something of a strange case. Looking at the line-up of the Best Picture nominees I was struck by the way in which all of the nominees, bar one, where small-scale emotional dramas, with Philip Kaufman’s Nasa drama The Right Stuff being the only “epic” of the lineup. The film that took home the coveted Best Picture award was James L Brook’s much loved (and much cried over) drama Terms of Endearment which also took home a raft of awards in the other categories.

But this is my series so I’m going to anger everyone who loves this film by suggesting the top trophy should have gone to another film My choice for Best Picture of 1983 is Lawrence Kasdan’s bittersweet “baby boomer
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Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Director Oscar winner of the 1990s: Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme … ? [Poll]
While lately we’ve seen splits between Best Director and Best Picture at the Oscars, the 1990s were full of the awards being paired together. In fact, there was only one instance in 10 years that there was a split — the infamous “Shakespeare in Love” vs. “Saving Private Ryan” year. Additionally, there are many well-known directors who won this category in the ’90s, including a pair of actors turned directors.

So which Best Director of the ’90s is your favorite? Look back on the winners and vote in our poll below! (See 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Director.)

Kevin Costner, “Dances with Wolves” (1990) — Kevin Costner won Best Director for his directorial debut, “Dances with Wolves.” He also plays the lead character in the film, Lieutenant John J. Dunbar, for which he was nominated for Best Actor. Costner won another Oscar as a producer on “Dances with Wolves” when the film won Best Picture.
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