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The inherent darkness and pessimism of Steven Spielberg’s body of work

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: Many of the reviews, especially the negative ones, for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse have emphasized the melodramatic ‘boy and his horse’ narrative, accusing the film of wallowing in sentimentality. Moreover, they basically accuse the picture of being ‘conventional Spielberg’, again citing the classic meme that Steven[...]

Japanese “Super 8” poster has Spielberg written all over it

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: J.J. Abrams’ “Super 8” landed near the top of our summer movie must-see list long before Paramount’s publicity machine started ramping up. But an onslaught of recent promos bits have us convinced that Abrams has tapped into something special. Telling the story of young friends who encounter an[...]

ACE has named two awards champs — three-time Emmy winner Michael Brown and three-time Oscar champ Michael Kahn

By Paul Sheehan HollywoodNews.com: The American Cinema Editors have named two awards champs — three-time Emmy winner Michael Brown and three-time Oscar champ Michael Kahn — as recipients of this year’s lifetime achievement awards. The honors will be bestowed on the two men at the 61st annual edition of the[...]

J.J. Abrams’ next film? A throwback to early Spielberg

By Staff J.J. Abrams will pay stylistic homage to cinema wunderkind Steven Spielberg in his next movie which is expected to be a nod to the director’s ‘70s and ‘80s work. Spielberg is expected to also be on board as an executive producer or advisor capacity. Much like Abrams did[...]