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‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ is ready to light up concert halls

21 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What would “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” be without John Williams’ heartwarming, awe-inspiring score? Not the same movie, for sure. That Oscar-winning music for the beloved 1982 Steven Spielberg film will be spotlighted when “E.T.” is screened at concert halls around the world, beginning next week. Orchestras will perform the score live in sync with HD screenings of the film about a 10-year-old boy named Elliott and the lost little alien he befriends. The screening series is part of Film Concerts Live!, which has given a similar big screen, big live music treatment to “Back to the Future” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Jamie Richardson, one of the producers of the concert screening series, told HitFix that watching recording sessions of movie scores is an experience he’s thoroughly enjoyed, and that’s partially what inspired him to start Film Concerts Live! “To hear [film scores] come to life with a 90-piece orchestra and see »

- Emily Rome

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

26 August 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »

- Zac Gille

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7 Sweet Photos of Drew Barrymore and Her Adorable Daughters

26 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Drew Barrymore has been a Hollywood mainstay since she was a baby - and has seemed to live about a million lives since then - which is why it's so heartwarming to see her settle into the role of wife and mother. Drew married art adviser Will Kopelman in June 2012, three months before the couple welcomed their first daughter, Olive. Their second baby girl, Frankie, was born in April 2014, and the little ones quickly started to bear a resemblance to their famous mom - seriously, Olive is almost identical to a young Drew in her E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial days. Though Drew hasn't given us a ton of glimpses of her girls, we've gotten a few peeks at Frankie and Olive on social media, at charity events, and in People magazine. We've rounded up some of Drew's most adorable moments with her kids; keep reading to see them all now, then »

- Brittney-Stephens

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Alamo Drafthouse Is Celebrating Steven Spielberg This Fall with ‘Septemberg’ Screenings

24 August 2015 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and […]

The post Alamo Drafthouse Is Celebrating Steven Spielberg This Fall with ‘Septemberg’ Screenings appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Alamo Drafthouse Hosting 'Septemberg' Spielberg Month Screenings

24 August 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I wanted to show them something that wasn't an illusion. Something that was real." Get ready for Steven Spielberg mania all-September-long at your local Alamo Drafthouse! Drafthouse has officially announced a new screening series they're hosting called Septemberg, in honor of the upcoming release of Spielberg's newest movie Bridge of Spies (in theaters October 16th). Many of my friends grew up watching Spielberg movies, whether it was E.T. or Indiana Jones or Jaws or Hook or Close Encounters. He's a one-of-a-kind, masterful filmmaker even today, and it's always exciting to revisit his past work. The Drafthouse also put together a fun video teaser for the "Septemberg" series, along with info and locations around the country. Teaser video below - the screening series runs all month during September at various Drafthouse cinemas. "Steven Spielberg has to be the most populist of all the great American filmmakers. His main strength has been being a master storyteller, »

- Alex Billington

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Steven Spielberg Movie?

21 August 2015 1:36 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

We're just a couple of months away from the release of Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. The Cold War–era thriller — which stars Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan and Alan Alda — is the first movie directed by Spielberg since Lincoln in 2012. It was written by Ethan and Joel Coen, and early buzz has been quite positive.

Now we have a question for you: What is the best Steven Spielberg movie? We're going to count any film he directed. Feel free to vote for a 1970s classic like Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, »

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Steven Spielberg poll: What was best decade of his career?

21 August 2015 1:01 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Director Steven Spielberg's career has evolved over more than four decades, from "Duel" in 1971 to "Lincoln,"his most recent acclaimed effort, in 2012. Along the way he won three Oscars and was responsible for such major cultural, critical and commercial turning points as "Jaws" (1975), "E.T." (1982), the "Indiana Jones" franchise, "Schindler's List" (1993) and "Saving Private Ryan" (1998). But when was Steven Spielberg at his best? -Break- 'Crash': 10 years after controversial Oscars win, does it still deserve the backlash? We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, what they think is the prolific filmmaker's best decade. Read some of their comments below, then join the discussion here and vote in our poll at the bottom of this post. ETPhoneHome: My favorite is by far his '80s work (and I'm obviously quite partial to o...' »

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Drew Struzan says The Force Awakens is ‘best Star Wars yet’

20 August 2015 1:02 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Poster design legend Drew Struzan has been quoted in a new interview in saying that the upcoming Star Wars sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is the best movie in the hallowed saga yet.

Struzan, who designed the original posters for The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith (see below), recently revealed a poster for The Force Awakens at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim this past weekend.

Since then, he’s been speaking to Movie Weekly about the highly anticipated sequel.

“I’ve never worked with J.J before and so we started working on it and he showed me like half the movie and it was just… a wonderful film and I know it’s going to be grand. I got to read the script and subsequently I’ve seen half of it and I can tell you and the fans this, »

- Paul Heath

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Reflections of Evil: Steven Spielberg’s paranoia and conspiracy theories

7 August 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There are few real-life figures more beloved in American cinema than Steven Spielberg. He’s earned that adoration without question, but his worship retards the dialogue around his work. Like his buddy Colonel G. Lucas, Spielberg is a brand first, a businessman second, and a filmmaker last.

It’s time to loosen up the conversation. Spielberg is less an auteur and more Hollywood’s greatest journeyman, a master craftsman whose natural talent allows him to tackle almost any material. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t common themes that run throughout his work. A lot of breath has been devoted to his sense of wonder and awe, his parent’s divorce, his love of children. But there’s a darker current to his work, one that appears less subtly in thrillers like The Conversation, Three Days of the Condor, and other conspiracy films of the New Hollywood era. It’s a sense of paranoia, »

- Nathan Smith

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Nerd Alert: Ant-Man Shrinking Science, Star Wars Oculus Rift and More

22 July 2015 10:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this wondrous Wednesday? Star Wars gets an incredible Oculus Rift Vr trailer, the science of shrinking in Ant-Man is broken down and a Jurassic Park "special edition" puts everyone in high heels. We also have a sneak peek at future 8-Bit Cinema episodes and discover "everything wrong" with the first three Mission: Impossible movies. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

The Science of Shrinking in Marvel's Ant-Man

With last weekend's release of Ant-Man, which follows Paul Rudd's Scott Lang as he gets shrunk to the size of an ant by wearing an incredible suit, VSauce teamed up with Paul Rudd himself for a new video, where they break down the science of shrinkage. »

- MovieWeb

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What a Year for Sci-Fi - Check Out This 1982 Summer Movie Preview

17 July 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Another alien from outer space is featured in..." Ready for an awesome trip back in time? This video has been on YouTube for years, but it's surfacing again this week thanks to a post on The A.V. Club about just how awesome the movies from the summer of 1982 were. It's an uploaded recording of a segment from Entertainment Tonight in 1982 looking ahead at the upcoming summer of movies, specifically the science fiction movies playing that year. Many will recall that 1982 was one of the best years for sci-fi movies ever, and this preview reminds us of all the glorious movies that arrived that summer: Steven Spielberg's E.T., Poltergeist, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, John Carpenter's The Thing, and Tron. Just... sit back, relax, and enjoy the crap out of this vintage TV summer movie preview. Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip on this, »

- Alex Billington

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Comic-Con 2015 Interview: Man of Action Talks Camp Midnight, Officer Downe, I Kill Giants & More

14 July 2015 1:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It's an exciting time to be a Man of Action fan. The consistently innovative and impressively productive studio / writers' collective has intriguing upcoming projects on the printed page and onscreen, and at San Diego Comic-Con, Daily Dead caught up with Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Steven T. Seagle, and Duncan Rouleau, who discussed the Camp Midnight graphic novel, the respective feature films for Officer Downe and I Kill Giants, as well as Big Hero 6 and more.

As per usual with you guys, it's been another busy year for the Man of Action team. Your Comic-Con exclusive comic book from last year, The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini, is being expanded into a 256-page graphic novel that will be released in time for Halloween. Steven, how did Camp Midnight make the transition from mini comic to full-length graphic novel?

Steven T. Seagle: The mini comic was actually a bit of a ruse. »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

26 June 2015 3:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers »

- MovieWeb

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Superman Gets Mean in First Clip for Justice League: Gods and Monsters

25 June 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The DC Universe's next animated film, Justice League: Gods and Monsters is hitting blu-ray next month, but before it hits, you can check out the first clip from the film, showing how the alternate reality team handles the world...

I'm very excited to see what Justice League: Gods and Monsters has to offer.  It's a very different take on the heroes we all know and love, and DC's animated films are almost always impressive and fun to watch.  So this little adventure should be interesting indeed, especially based on this first clip: 

Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you’ve never seen before. "Justice League: Gods & Monsters" features a Superman born of General Zod’s blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Jordan Maison)

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Kathleen Kennedy joins USC film school board

23 June 2015 12:11 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Lucasfilm president has joined the board of councilors of the USC School Of Cinematic Arts.

The board plays a key role in the School’s planning and development and supports its fundraising efforts.

Board members include chair Frank Price, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Barry Diller, David Geffen, Jim Gianopulos, Brad Grey, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Michael Lynton, Sidney Poitier and Robert Zemeckis.

Kennedy has producer or executive producer credits include Jurassic Park, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, The Sixth Sense and the Back To The Future trilogy.

Prior to joining Lucasfilm, Kennedy headed The Kennedy/Marshall Company, which she founded in 1992 with director/producer Frank Marshall. She co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Marshall and Steven Spielberg in 1982.

In other news, computational scientist Dr Bryan Smith has joined New Zealand marketing data and analytics specialist Movio as chief data scientist. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Joe Dante Reveals How Steven Spielberg Changed Gizmo's Fate in 'Gremlins'

22 June 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Gizmo from Gremlins is one of the great, iconic creatures of cinema. He's as easily recognized as Frankenstein and as lovable as E.T. and it's all thanks to a movie that's edgy enough to hook in kids and adults alike. But, in some alternate reality, Gizmo may have traumatized kids. Director Joe Dante, who has the fun new horror comedy Burying the Ex out on VOD now, recently mentioned in a Reddit Ama that they originally had very different plans for Gizmo and that it was producer Steven Spielberg who pushed for the more family friendly mogwai we've all loved for decades. He was originally supposed to turn into Stripe, before Steven Spielberg took a shine to him and decreed he should be the hero's pal for the run of the story. That sent the FX people into...

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- Peter Hall

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Four Decades After ‘Jaws’ And ‘Star Wars’, Spielberg & Lucas Still Kings Of Box Office – Gallery

19 June 2015 4:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In a tradition that started in 1977 when Star Wars overtook Jaws as the domestic box office champ, besties Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have taken out trade ads congratulating each other when one manages to topple the other’s reigning B.O. record. After that first ad, Lucas took one out congratting Spielberg for E.T.’s emergence over Star Wars in 1982, but then Spielberg had a caricature of E.T. crowning R2D2 when a rerelease of the space epic overtook E.T. When Titan… »

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15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships

19 June 2015 5:49 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

An alien craft shaped like an artichoke? A vessel with breasts? Here's our pick of 15 of sci-fi cinema's most eccentric spaceships...

For decades, heroes have crossed the universe in rocket ships and modified light freighters. Aliens have conquered galaxies in disc-shaped craft of varying sizes.

Yes, as long as there's been science fiction on the silver screen, spaceships have captured our imagination, from the matinee serials of the 30s to the sci-fi blockbusters of the present.

We all have our own idea of what a great spaceship should look like. For some, it's Han Solo's fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. For others, it's the more graceful USS Enterprise, or maybe the utilitarian craft of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But what about cinema's more unusual, outlandish spaceships? The ramshackle ones, the anachronistic ones, the ones that look a bit rude, or just plain scary? Those are »

- ryanlambie

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36 major blockbusters and why they never got made

11 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We look at the films that slipped through Hollywood's net, from biblical epics to a time travelling Gladiator sequel...

This article contains a spoiler for Gladiator

If you're one of those frustrated over the quality of many of the blockbusters that make it to the inside of a multiplex, then ponder the following. For each of these were supposed to be major projects, that for one reason or another, stalled on their way to the big screen. Some still may make it. But for many others, the journey is over. Here are the big blockbusters that never were...

1. Airframe

The late Michael Crichton scored another residential on the bestseller list with his impressive thriller, Airframe. It was published in 1996, just after films of Crichton works such as Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure and the immortal Congo had proven to be hits of various sizes.

So: a hit book, another techno thriller, »

- simonbrew

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You’ve got a T-Rex? Six of the most believable cinematic creations

11 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, in cinemas now across the globe, I’ve decided to take a trip through 5 of my favourite on-screen creations that have defied the laws of supposed reality. We’re talking those creatures that capture the imagination when they’re first seen but also made you disregard that they weren’t even real.

Let’s begin…

6. Caesar from Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

I must admit my movie mind was cautious before the re-launch of another Apes saga but once you see Wyatt’s version that came complete with Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium monkey, sorry Ape, Caesar, then the game was changed forever.

Caesar is an exceptional creation and not just as they’ve given us the believability factor but because it’s done with all the correct intentions. Gone are the days where we know there are humans under the suits, »

- Dan Bullock

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