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Disney confirms J.J. Abrams to direct Star Wars: Episode VII

J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay. “It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the[...]

Homage To Steven Spielberg

Steven Allan Spielberg was born December 18, 1946, in the great state of Ohio. Before becoming one of our most beloved directors, Spielberg attended Long Beach State University, and made his first short film, Amblin‘, while working as an intern at Universal Studios (the title of which used when naming[...]

George Lucas Talks About Star Wars

HollywoodNews.com: Sirius XM Radio today announced that it will broadcast an in-depth interview conducted by Senator Bill Bradley with award-winning filmmaker George Lucas—the legendary creator of the Star Wars Saga and Indiana Jones series and chairman of Lucasfilm, Ltd.—on a special edition of Senator Bradley’s SiriusXM show American Voices. Lucas discusses[...]

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[...]

Producers Guild produces a few surprises with 2011 nominations – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: It’s unclear yet how many films will compete for a Best Picture trophy at this year’s Academy Awards. Rule changes eliminate the need to film 10 slots, so a fluid number of pictures could end up with nominations on Jan. 24. But it’s safe to bet that[...]

Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” sneak previewing over Thanksgiving weekend – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo” isn’t the only Christmas-time release getting a jump start on the holiday (and awards) season with a Thanksgiving sneak. Disney/DreamWorks has revealed that Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” will screen in 10 major U.S. cities on Sunday, Nov. 27, with a director[...]

Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” about to screen – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Finally, the last few Oscar contenders (or, at least, perceived Oscar contenders) are starting to show face, giving a little more clarity to the ever-developing awards race. As reported earlier, Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” will open AFI Fest on Thursday, an event that just announced it will[...]

Wherefore art thou, Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse”? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: While certain Oscar hopefuls have screened for audiences and critics and are riding waves of goodwill, we still have a handful of pictures we believe have a shot at getting into the race that have yet to screen. You’ve no doubt heard the “Field of Dreams” phrase, “If[...]

Steven Spielberg will get Producers Guild Award

HollywoodNews.com: I can’t believe it’s taken this long, but Steven Spielberg is finally getting the Producers Guild Award. It’s an honorary prize named after legendary David O. Selznick. Spielberg will get the award on January 21st, right in the middle of Oscar season–in fact just days before the Academy Award[...]

Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford talk Indy at “Raiders” screening

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Steven Spielberg has grown quite nostalgic about his past accomplishments lately. Months ago he opened up for a revelatory discussion with “Quint” from AICN about “Jaws.” And over the weekend, the director held a Q-and-A following a “Raiders of the Lost Ark” screening in Los Angeles. This,[...]
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