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Susan Lacy's documentary Spielberg debuts October 7th on HBO, trots out an all-star team of interviewees – from film critics to famous friends, the Toms (Cruise and Hanks) to God herself, a.k.a. Oprah Winfrey. The voices film buffs will undoubtedly want to hear from the most, however, belong to his fellow "movie brats": Francis Ford Coppola, Brian De Palma, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese, who all talk at length about their heady New Hollywood days alongside Spielberg in the early Seventies. All of them partied together, bounced »
Netflix's The Irishman keeps adding to its star-studded cast, with Oscar-winning actress Anna Paquin joining the cast. The Irishman started production in Suffern, New York, with the first photos revealing Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and director Martin Scorsese all reuniting on the set for the first time since their 1995 classic Casino. With production already under way, it remains to be seen how many more cast members need to be added, but Anna Paquin joins an incredibly impressive ensemble cast.
The news was broke by Deadline earlier today, with the site revealing that Anna Paquin is portraying Peggy, the daughter of Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran (Robert De Niro) who has come to despise her father for everything he has become, and tries to distance herself from him. The notorious Mafia assassin has long been suspected as being directly involved with the disappearance of union leader Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) in »
If we had to look for a theme for this month's TV offerings, we might go with: Chaos Reigns. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend promises to devote its third season to a revenge plot; the one-man disruptive force known as Larry David resuscitates his antisocial HBO masterpiece Curb Your Enthusiasm; Fox's new superhero show The Gifted features mutants on the run from government-sanctioned extermination; Riverdale is back with more warped Archie sex and violence; and The Walking Dead returns with both hungry "walkers" and all-out war. All this, and brand new Dynasty remake. »
The Spielberg name in the film industry is as close to royalty as it gets. Who in their right mind has the heart to turn off classics like Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and Schindler's List? Well, apparently, Steven Spielberg does. The auteur is currently promoting the upcoming HBO documentary Spielberg, which chronicles his nearly 50-year career as a film director. Starting in the '70s, Spielberg is responsible for some of the most well-known and equally well-liked stories about the human spirit. Audiences and critics agree that his storytelling techniques and captivation of the imagination have revolutionized the industry. E! News spoke to »
Whether you count yourself as a fan or not, it's hard to deny the incredible impact which Steven Spielberg has made on the film-making industry. Can you dare to imagine a world in which Jaws, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, or, my personal favourite film of all-time, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, just didn't exist? No thank you. A new... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
HBO has released the new trailer for its upcoming documentary Spielberg. One of the most famous filmmakers in the world, Steven Spielberg pulls back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before in the exclusive HBO presentation Spielberg. The feature-length documentary examines Spielberg's filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time. Directed and produced by award-winning documentarian Susan Lacy, this unprecedented chronicle debuts Saturday, October 7, exclusively on HBO. The documentary will also be available on HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
Steven Spielberg has built an unrivaled catalogue of groundbreaking films over the course of his nearly 50-year career. Charting the evolution of this iconic figure, Lacy draws on nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his bittersweet childhood and lifelong obsession with moviemaking, his precocious early work as a TV "wunderkind, »
"Every time I start a new scene, I get nervous. And when that verges on panic, I get great ideas," Steven Spielberg says of his craft. "All of my films come from the part of myself that I really can't articulate." Spielberg filmed 30 hours worth of interviews with director Susan Lacy for the film.
Liam Neeson has enjoyed a long and varied career as an actor. He made his stage debut in 1976 and then began appearing in films and television shows. His notable supporting role in John Boorman's Excalibur (1981) brought him increased attention, as did his turn in The Bounty (1984) opposite Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. From there, the sky was the limit. He began snaring lead roles, such as in Sam Raimi's action movie Darkman, but it was his performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List that elevated him to the top ranks, earning him an Academy Award nomination. He easily moved between heavy-duty dramas like that and blockbusters such as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Batman Begins. Yet it was his starring role in...
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- Peter Martin
Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival today, Liam Neeson announced his retirement from action films. Acknowledging that fans consider him to have special skills in that area, he argued "Guys, I'm sixty fucking five. Audiences are eventually going to go come on!"
Getting into action was an accident in the first place, he said. He has always relished serious roles such as those afforded to him by Schindler's List, Kinsey and, more recently, Martin Scorsese's Silence. despite the fact that studios are still "throwing money" at him to do action films, it's the serious roles that he'd like to concentrate on at this stage in his career.
Neeson is in Toronto to promote Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, in which he plays the title character - the mysterious source in the »
- Jennie Kermode
Schindler's List. Much less, however, has been said of the celebrated auteur's Charlie Brown/football relationship to the TV Academy. His first Emmy nomination came in 1986 for the anthology series Amazing Stories, which Spielberg created and executive produced. The title for the 1985-87 NBC show was derived from the sci-fi magazine of the same name, which published from 1926 to 2005
and featured the short-story debuts of such luminaries as Isaac Asimov »
- Seth Abramovitch
Paul Bullock Aug 3, 2017
You may have seen Jurassic Park a dozen times, but there loads of details that are easy to miss. Details like these...
Last week, visual effects artist Todd Vaziri took to Twitter to shatter the illusions of Jurassic Park fans everywhere. "When people watch this 24-year old mega-blockbuster," he tweeted, "they point and laugh at the totally obvious disappearing raptor on each viewing, ya?"
See related James Bond 007: revisiting Never Say Never Again
What, Todd? The what!?
Alongside this tweet, Vaziri also posted a slowed down Gif of the moment in question and - yep - there it is. During the final set piece, in which the T-Rex (somehow silently) stomps into the Visitor's Centre and gobbles up the Velociraptors, one of the Raptors disappears. Not eaten by the Rex, just gone. One frame, she's there, the next she's not, the following one she's there again. »
Talk about a hard act to follow: Landline brings together the same sublime actress (Jenny Slate) and filmmaker (Gillian Robespierre) who put a sting in the tail of every joke in Obvious Child, their 2014 romcom about abortion. Ok, their movie about a stand-up comedian negotiating the pitfalls of 21st-century romance dug deeper than that pithy description – and the duo's follow-up also offers far more than meets the eye. But there's something missing that’s hard to pin down.
Set long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away – that would »
With Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom's official title announcement, Jurassic Park fan-fervor is about to explode like a volcano! While it has been nearly 25 years since the original Jurassic Park topped the box office and introduced moviegoers around the world to the wonders of CGI, fans are still finding new ways to love this classic blockbuster. So even though the fifth installment of this evolving dinosaur saga is still a year away, there's never a bad time to look back at the original Jurassic Park and dig up some of the most interesting facts on how it all came together. 1. We could have had a 'Goth-rassic' Park Filmmaker Steven Spielberg was informally promised the director's chair from Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton before the book was even published. They met while working on what would eventually be the primetime NBC show ER and hit it off. Yet, publishers still instituted a bidding war, »
- Steven Ray Morris
Steven Spielberg will step in front of the camera this fall as the subject of a documentary, which will air on HBO. Directed and produced by Susan Lacy, Spielberg is billed as "an intimate portrait of the iconic film director," which will chronicle the titular director's nearly five-decade-long career.
Lacy filmed 30 hours of interviews with Spielberg and the documentary traverses Spielberg's life, from his childhood and his early work on through to his impressive movie making that has ranged from entertaining blockbusters to more serious dramatic films.
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Natasha Richardson tragically passed away in 2009 from a head injury following a skiing accident, but her romance with husband Liam Neeson is one that continues to inspire people to this day. The two stars tied the knot in 1994 and welcomed two sons, Micheál and Daniel. While they were clearly an adorable couple, the beginning of their love story was actually pretty dramatic. Natasha and Liam first met in 1993 while starring in the Broadway revival of Anna Christie. At the time, Natasha was married to producer Robert Fox, and Liam was known as a Hollywood ladies' man who had been previously linked to stars like Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts, and Brooke Shields. Their chemistry was undeniable on stage, and a month after closing night, Natasha ended her marriage. "It was not an easy time when I met Liam," she later told the Daily News. "Working with him, what happened between us, »
- Caitlin Hacker
Image Source: Getty / Alain Fulconis Ahead of Celine Dion's epic, heartbreaking performance of "My Heart Will Go On" at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, Billboard released an oral history of the iconic Titanic song. As gorgeous and timeless as the tune might seem now, it actually almost never got made due to one important factor: Dion hated it (and she wasn't the only one). From candid quotes from the Canadian singer about the miserable day she recorded to which Titanic star gets physically ill every time they hear it, read on to see the most fascinating tidbits they dug up. Related12 Fascinating Things You Probably Didn't Know About Titanic James Cameron was against it from the start. The director of Titanic envisioned ending his historical disaster epic with a standard score rather than a pop song, reportedly saying, "Would you put a song at the end of Schindler's List? »
- Quinn Keaney
The Zookeeper's Wife is deeply emotional and visceral, but fails to reach the bar set by better examples of the genre. Adapted for the screen by acclaimed director Niki Caro (Whale Rider, North Country), the film has tour-de-force performances from Jessica Chastain and Belgian actor Johan Heldenbergh. It is the remarkable true story of a Polish couple's courage during World War II. Told from a female perspective, the drama showcases the immense horror and degradation that women suffer during conflict.
Set in the summer of 1939 Warsaw, Antonina (Chastain) and Jan (Heldenbergh) Zabinski run a delightful zoo at the center of the city. They have a young son, Ryszard (Timothy Radford, Val Moluku), who helps them care for the animals. The family has a peaceful, idyllic existence with their beloved creatures. Antonina has a natural aptitude with them, impressing everyone with her skill and glamorous beauty. These traits are not unnoticed by the zoo's primary benefactor, »
Tropic Thunder is coming to Netflix next month.
Also available will be films like Schindler's List, The Prestige, Across the Universe and Disney's Queen of Katwe. Netflix original series like the first season of Dear White People, part 2 of The Get Down, Louis C.K.'s comedy special are all launching on the streaming service in April as well.
Missed last month? See Netflix's March 2017 releases here.
A full list of Netflix's April movie and TV additions follows.
- THR Staff
If you already swoon over these Irish actors and musicians, wait until you hear their accents!
More: 9 Irish Phrases to Use This St. Patrick's Day -- Find Out What They Mean!
Et has rounded up a list of some of Hollywood’s hottest using their native way of speaking. Watch below:
1. Jamie Dornan
Dornan, 34, grew up in Northern Ireland, and while he definitely hides his accent well when playing the American billionaire Christian Grey in the steamy Fifty Shades film franchise, his sexiness certainly travels off-screen. Listen to him recently chat to Et about the role:
2. Liam Neeson
Neeson, 64, hails from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Fans, of course, recognize him from his movies Taken, Love Actually, Schindler's List and many more. Listen to him bond with late-night host Conan O'Brien over their Irish background and explain how he »
There's no doubt that Steven Spielberg and bringing controversial times in our history to the screen go together like peanut butter and jelly. Between such films as Schindler's List, Empire Of The Sun, Amistad, as well as several others, the legendary director sure does know how to hold a magnifying glass to some of our darkest of moments as people just trying to get along in this crazy world.... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
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