Steven Spielberg

Everything we know about the West Side Story remake from Steven Spielberg

It's a Romeo-and-Juliet saga with music, dance and NYC grit. A tale of star-crossed lovers from feuding families. A classic. Steven Spielberg is directing an upcoming West Side Story remake set to start production in 2019. Official news about a potential adaptation came out in 2016. According...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:33am

Why Steven Spielberg had no chance of capturing Stanley Kubrick’s vision for ‘A.I’

A.I. Artificial Intelligence was one of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous unproduced films.  The legendary director began work on an adaptation of Brian Aldiss’ short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” in the late 1970s, toiled over various scripts from different...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 1:13pm

How different is Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ to the book?

Since Ready Player One was one of the most successful novels of the last decade it was hardly a surprise when Hollywood sought to adapt it into a blockbuster film. Especially as it is also packed to the brim with pop culture references that movie audiences would be particularly fond of. But Simon...

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:38pm

‘Ready Player One’ is Steven Spielberg at his most glorious and most frustrating

‘Ready Player One’ Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke Rating: PG-13 3.5 (Out of 5) Globes Plot: In a dystopian 2045 the inhabitants of an overpopulated Earth are piled on top of each other and spend their time engaged in the virtual reality world of...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:05pm

Simon Pegg on ‘Ready Player One’ and the stagnation of Hollywood

Despite the fact that Ready Player One is his third collaboration with Steven Spielberg, Simon Pegg is still astonished any time he is in the presence of the legendary director. The English actor wouldn’t want it any other way, though, because he recently admitted that embracing this feeling...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:08pm

Are Steven Spielberg’s best films made in tight circumstances?

If there’s one thing that every movie fan should know by now, it’s that you never write off Steven Spielberg. Mutterings that Spielberg might have lost his audience first emerged after 2004’s “The Terminal.” They then rose more acutely after the disappointing double...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 5:53pm

‘The Post’ isn't just a masterpiece, it is a call to arms against Donald Trump

‘The Post’ Director: Steven Spielberg Actors: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Rating: PG-13 5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: The Washington Post’s Kate Graham (Meryl Streep) is the first female newspaper publisher, a position that she inherited after the suicide of her husband. Graham works...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:12pm

Steven Spielberg almost didn't direct Schindler's List — here's who almost did

While it is now impossible to imagine any other director having made “Schindler’s List,” there was a long period of time when Steven Spielberg just couldn’t bring himself to oversee the film. In fact, it actually took the director 10-years to finally step behind the camera...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:32pm

How 9/11 changed Steven Spielberg and his films

Susan Lacy’s HBO documentary Spielberg is an intimate and exhaustive look at the career of the beloved filmmaker who, thanks to the likes of “Jaws,” “Jurassic Park,” ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:27pm

Is Steven Spielberg still under appreciated? A new HBO documentary explores the 'idiot savant'

It feels odd to even suggest that Steven Spielberg is under-appreciated. As the world’s most famous director, and after overseeing the likes of “Jaws”, “Raiders Of The Lost Ark”, “Jurassic Park”, “Saving Private Ryan”, and “Lincoln”...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:12pm

Steven Spielberg's new film is a direct response to Trump

Production on Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” began earlier this summer, with the legendary director and his esteemed cast looking to tell the true story of how the Pentagon Papers, a detailed breakdown on the Vietnam War compiled by the United States Department Of Defense between...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 11:33am

Steven Spielberg reveals his least favorite 'Indiana Jones' (and he's wrong)

Continuing the fine tradition of great filmmakers being wrong about their own movies — see also: Quentin Tarantino dissing “Death Proof,” aka his second best film — Steven Spielberg recently chimed in about his least favorite “Indiana Jones” entry. And...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 11:21am

Did Spielberg predict the failure of The Mummy, King Arthur and Alien: Covenant 4 years ago?

Trust Steven Spielberg to see the writing on the wall four years before anyone else. It was June 2013 when Steven Spielberg predicted the “implosion” of the film industry while discussing just how reliant studios had become on blockbusters worth between $150 and $200 million. “...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:03pm

Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg for lack of female leads

On Tuesday night, Elizabeth Banks spoke truth to power. At the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, the actress and filmmaker took to the stage to receive one of its top honors: the Crystal Award for excellence in film. No awards show is complete without a political speech, but a ceremony honoring...

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 12:43pm

The best out-there movie parodies on 'Animaniacs'

Now here’s a reboot we can get behind: Steven Spielberg is bringing back his beloved ’90s daytime children’s toon “Animaniacs.” We tend not to get nostalgic; “Animaniacs” is an exception. It wasn’t just for kids — it was for very, very smart...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 4:48pm

The best Netflix movies to stream in April 2017

‘The BFG’ Last year a Steven Spielberg movie bombed. It doesn’t happen often, and in the case of “The BFG” it didn’t deserve to happen at all. Adapted from Roald Dahl’s beloved novel, it’s essentially a plotless hang-out film, spending most of its...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:05am