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Indiana Jones and the Lost Labor of Love: Raiders! Chronicles Teens Remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark

Allen Callaci | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Allen Callaci

Action! Adventure! Escape! If you were an 11-year-old boy in 1981 you longed to be Indiana Jones and the summer of 1981 was spent closing your eyes pretending the frayed jump-rope in your hand was a bullwhip, reimagining your flat, faceless, suburban surroundings as a forbidden, exotic jungle and that an abandoned 7-11 Slurpee cup was an ancient religious artifact as the soaring John Williams "Raiders" score ping-ponged from the back of your mind to the front of it.

The BFG - A Fantastic Fantasy!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.01.2016 | Teen

Based on the book by Roald Dahl and directed by the iconic Steven Spielberg, a girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his in...

Rebecca Hall 'Blown Away' By Spielberg's Adaptation Of 'The BFG'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment

Rebecca Hall has worked with her fair share of well-known directors, including Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen and Ben Affleck, but her recent experien...

Spielberg's The BFG: Joys of Whizpoppers, Snozzcumbers, and Cannibalism

Brandon Judell | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Janusz Kamiski's cinematography has seldom been more breathtaking, while the cast headed by Mark Rylance as the BFG, Ruby Barnhill as Sophie, and Penelope Wilton as the Queen are all engaging.

Steven Spielberg: The Importance of Magic

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Entertainment
Sue Shanahan

There is not a doubt in my mind that Mr. Spielberg believes in fairies and all things magical. I do, too. I've learned to cultivate enchantment and to be open to being astonished:

"De Palma": Directors Cut: Blood Everywhere

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It's all there in Noah Baumbach ("The Squid and the Whale") and Jake Paltrow's ("Young Ones") long take documentary on the 50 year career of one of America's great innovative film directors. Triumphs and tragedies, back stories and back stabbing, mostly brutally honest, sometimes euphemistically elliptical, straight ahead, unblinking testimony laced with great film clips and stories of the emergence of the American New Wave.

The BFG: An Enchanting Tale of Magnificent Friendship

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Ashley Hay | Off the Shelf I missed Roald Dahl's The BFG when it appeared in 1982. Perhaps, being eleven, I thought I'd outgrown such things, busy...

Steven Spielberg Just Dropped A Major 'Indiana Jones' Spoiler

The Huffington Post | Karli Bendlin | Posted 06.16.2016 | Entertainment

It looks like Indiana Jones will not be suffering Han Solo's fate. Plot details for the fifth "Indiana Jones" movie have been tightly sealed in antici...

Jon Chu's Career Began With Spielberg, Spears And Bieber

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.11.2016 | Entertainment

Like much of the country, Jon Chu has a case of sequelitis. Over the past eight years of the director's career, six of his seven feature-film project...

Steven Spielberg's Advice To Harvard Grads: Be A Movie Hero

The Huffington Post | Hayley Cuccinello | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg's speech to the Harvard class of 2016 was "unapologetically sentimental," but not entirely rosy. "A hero needs a villain to...

Are Film Schools Doing Enough?

Robert Rippberger | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Robert Rippberger

There is one area though that most film schools have seemed to overlook, and that is beyond the mechanics, beyond the completion of the movie. What is the effect of cinema on its audience?

Steven Spielberg Bashes Virtual Reality At Cannes

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 05.18.2016 | Technology

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Virtual reality movie-making is taking flight at this year's Cannes Film Festival alongside traditional film offerings. A p...

Sanders Counters Clinton's George Clooney Fundraisers With '$27' Ad

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.16.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES ( - Bernie Sanders' campaign is running an ad in San Francisco on Friday evening and Los Angeles on Saturday evening to counte...

Whose Balls [Do] I Have to Fondle To Get My Own Movie?

Mikki del Monico | Posted 03.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Mikki del Monico

Changing the film and television industry is going to require people with Hollywood horsepower taking more risks on talented folks who don't remind them of themselves.

Steven Spielberg & Harrison Ford Are Teaming Up For A Fifth 'Indiana Jones'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.16.2016 | Entertainment

It's official! Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford will reunite for a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie. Walt Disney Studios announced the sequel on Tuesday...

SXSW: HackingTV in Austin

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Each year the world of geeks and techno-futurists arrives in Austin for SXSW.

First Jobs of Billionaires Like Oprah and Donald Trump

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor It's hard to imagine today's richest men and women delivering newspapers, flipping burgers and stocking shelves -- espec...

This Week In Normalization: Oscar Nominees Are Very White But Everyone's An African

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment

In March, Shonda Rhimes said that she hates the word "diversity" because it suggests something "rare." The woman celebrated for "diversifying" ABC's T...

This Is What Every Aspiring Screenwriter Should Learn From Steven Spielberg and 'Bridge of Spies' Screenwriter Matt Charman

Quora | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment

Sitting opposite Steven Spielberg, while he turns the pages of your script and talks about each scene as he goes, is about the best film school you can get. I learnt so much that it's hard to boil it down, but here's one thing: he wanted me to embrace complexity and the grey areas in characters.

Mike Nichols: Beloved American Master

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.28.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When PBS announced their American Masters documentary on Mike Nichols, I was relieved. Like so many admirers of his work, I grieved when he died in November of 2014.

Stormtroopers and Dinosaurs: Why George Lucas and Steven Spielberg Still Ruled the Box Office in 2015

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.08.2016 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It should come as no surprise, then, that stormtroopers and dinosaurs -- fairy tale visions conjured decades ago, and at great effort, by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg -- are still ruling the box office today.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2016 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

These Men Are Vying For Best Director At The 2016 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment

Welcome to For Your Consideration, The Huffington Post's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 28, 2016, entertainment editors Matthew J...

Why Artist Drew Struzan Is Very Important to Star Wars

Erik Sharkey | Posted 12.08.2015 | Entertainment
Erik Sharkey

Drew Struzan may not be a "household" name, but unless you've been living in a cave for the past few decades, you've more than likely seen his work.

A Day in the Life of Ruckus

Azeem Khan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

Some people learn to be great. Others are born with it. Someone with an innate will to win is Gregory Andrews, better known as DJ Ruckus. From London to Las Vegas and beyond Ruckus has been around the globe, and put together quite a resume since he started.