Screen Junkies » spielberg http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Sep 2014 20:13:02 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Spielberg To Take Audience Boredom To New Levels With His New Film About An 1800′s Jewish Priest http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-to-take-audience-boredom-to-new-levels-with-his-new-film-about-an-1800s-jewish-priest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-to-take-audience-boredom-to-new-levels-with-his-new-film-about-an-1800s-jewish-priest/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:50:30 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261143 This will make 'War Horse' look like 'The Matrix'

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Combining two of the biggest draws to box office success, period pieces and non-Catholic priests, Steven Spielberg has raised the “ugh” factor to a new level with this newly announced film,¬†The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, written by the screenwriter who gave us Lincoln.¬†

You know how I know movie fans are turned off by this? Because literally no one is reading what I wrote here. You saw “Spielberg,” “Priest,” “Jewish,” and “1800s” then you hit the back button or the site logo to take you back to the home page so you could check on Jurassic Park 4.

And no one blames you. In the event future generations stumble upon this article, and they think I’m a haphazard entertainment journalist who doesn’t report the story, and just cracks jokes, I DID just copy and paste the premise from Vulture.

Here:

Born Jewish in 1851, Mortara was given an emergency baptism by a servant, who was worried about a childhood illness. At age 7, the Catholic Church took him from his family, as it was against the law for non-Catholics to raise a Catholic. Adopted by the Pope, he went on to become a priest.

See? Boring.

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Steven Spielberg Suddenly Too Fancy For ‘Robopocalypse’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steven-spielberg-suddenly-too-fancy-for-robopocalypse/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steven-spielberg-suddenly-too-fancy-for-robopocalypse/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:32:00 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252826 Drew Goddard's script is just too awesome to shoot.

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Now that he’s Mr. Big Shot Oscar Nominee Guy, Steven Spielberg isn’t as enthused as he once was to make a movie about killer robots. Thus Robopocalypse will not be his directorial follow-up to Lincoln.

The indefinite postponement is attributed to the script by Drew Goddard. A spokesman for Spielberg says the film is “too important” and the script is “just not ready.” The spokesman also adds that the current version is just too expensive to shoot causing them to rethink what is achievable.

Too expensive for Spielberg? That sounds awesome!! If you’re going to make a movie about killer robots enslaving humanity with Chris Hemsworth attached to star, it sure as fudge had better be too expensive. That’s the kind of stuff audiences like to see. Do this one and take the hit. He owes us after those Transformers movies. (THR)

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Christopher Nolan Will Direct Another Completely Incomprehensible Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-nolan-will-direct-another-completely-incomprehensible-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christopher-nolan-will-direct-another-completely-incomprehensible-film/#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:45:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=252816 Instead of 3D glasses, dunce caps will be given out to audience members.

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Feeling smart? I’ve got some Christopher Nolan news that should knock you down a peg or two here. Namely, he’ll be directing a film called Interstellar that is based on a script by his brother Jonathan.

I could dimly lay out the premise, but suffice it to say, it’s science fiction and involves wormholes, alternate realities, and time travel. Oh, and it’s based on the works of a gravitational¬†physicist, so you know the characters will be relatable.

Oh shit. My nose is bleeding. Damn you, Nolan.

The film recently had Steven Spielberg attached to it, who probably would have laid it out in a nice, linear fashion and used heavy-symbolism that we could all keep up with. That sounds much nicer.

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Iranian Filmmaker C-Blocked From Filmmaking For Twenty Years http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iranian-filmmaker-c-blocked-from-filmmaking-for-twenty-years/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iranian-filmmaker-c-blocked-from-filmmaking-for-twenty-years/#comments Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:34:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13073 Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from filmmaking for twenty years. Harsh. It's not like he directed Yogi Bear.

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"Serious, bro?"

Might be time for Jafar Panahi to quit his day job. The Iranian filmmaker was arrested in 2009 for publicly mourning protesters who were killed while demonstrating against presidential election results (psst… hey Iran. I also heard Brett Ratner was there). Now he’s being sentenced to six years in prison (not the sexy kind from cable television), and being banned from filmmaking for twenty.

Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola have spoken out publicly in support of Panahi, and an appeal has been called for. Says Scorcese, “C’mon. It’s not like he directed Yogi Bear.”

Granted, this seems extreme to those of us in the western world. But is it really all that bad? He’s only banned from filmmaking, not film developing. And I heard FotoMat is hiring. Dude will be fine. (The Guardian)

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Liam Neeson Peace-Outties On Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-peace-outties-on-spielbergs-lincoln/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/liam-neeson-peace-outties-on-spielbergs-lincoln/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Happier times. The Arrested Development: The Movie of biopics, Spielberg's Lincoln, has suffered a further set-back. After years of waiting around and releasing Krakens and playing Jedi Masters and A-Team leaders, Liam Neeson is reportedly out this bitch. The formerly-attached star revealed to the UK's GMTV that he's "past his sell-by date" for the project. It's unclear what he meant by that. Either he's tired of waiting on Spielberg to get around to filming, or he's aged too much to convincingly play the part. At any rate, Spielberg can expect a receipt in the mail from Neeson for one stovepipe hat. And he'd better not dilly-dally on paying. (Digital Spy)

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Happier times.

The Arrested Development: The Movie of biopics, Spielberg’s Lincoln, has suffered a further set-back. After years of waiting around and releasing Krakens and playing Jedi Masters and A-Team leaders, Liam Neeson is reportedly out this bitch. The formerly-attached star revealed to the UK’s GMTV that he’s "past his sell-by date" for the project. It’s unclear what he meant by that. Either he’s tired of waiting on Spielberg to get around to filming, or he’s aged too much to convincingly play the part. At any rate, Spielberg can expect a receipt in the mail from Neeson for one stovepipe hat. And he’d better not dilly-dally on paying. (Digital Spy)

 

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SPIELBERG TO REMAKE “HARVEY” http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-to-remake-harvey/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spielberg-to-remake-harvey/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Although his name has been attached to a slew of projects recently, Steven Spielberg has set his sights on Harvey as his next to direct. James Stewart starred in the original as a man who's best friend is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. No word yet on casting or the unnecessary special effects that will bastardize this remake but let's see, who in Hollywood could pull off a protagonist who sees things that may or may not be there? Joaquin Pheonix, put down your microphone and dookie gold ropes. Steven Spielberg needs you. (The Playlist) Check out these other morning links... Dispute settled. Futurama cast returns. (/Film) Tom Arnold is full of sh*t. (MTV) What Michael Moore really wants to do is direct. (First Showing) Mary-Ann from True Blood. What up with her? (TV Squad) Rob Marshall is going to make Pirates 4 faaabbbbuuullllooouuussss! (Empire)

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Although his name has been attached to a slew of projects recently, Steven Spielberg has set his sights on Harvey as his next to direct. James Stewart starred in the original as a man who’s best friend is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. No word yet on casting or the unnecessary special effects that will bastardize this remake but let’s see, who in Hollywood could pull off a protagonist who sees things that may or may not be there? Joaquin Pheonix, put down your microphone and dookie gold ropes. Steven Spielberg needs you. (The Playlist)

Check out these other morning links…

Dispute settled. Futurama cast returns. (/Film)
Tom Arnold is full of sh*t. (MTV)
What Michael Moore really wants to do is direct. (First Showing)
Mary-Ann from True Blood. What up with her? (TV Squad)
Rob Marshall is going to make Pirates 4 faaabbbbuuullllooouuussss! (Empire)

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THE PACIFIC http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/the-pacific/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/the-pacific/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Cast: William Sadler, Nathan Corddry, Joseph Mazzello, Isabel LucasSynopsis: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.Producers: Steven Spielberg, Tom HanksNetwork: HBO

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Cast: William Sadler, Nathan Corddry, Joseph Mazzello, Isabel Lucas

Synopsis: A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Producers: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks

Network: HBO

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SPIELBERG SET TO PRODUCE MLK BIOPIC http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/spielberg-set-to-produce-mlk-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/spielberg-set-to-produce-mlk-biopic/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Variety reports that Steven Spielberg is set to produce a biopic about the life of inspiring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.. The King Estate has granted Dreamworks unprecedented access to the intellectual property of Dr. King including his famous, "I Have A Dream" speech. It goes without saying that this is an important film and I sincerely hope that it is done intelligently and respectfully. In other words, don't let George Lucas near it.Check out more morning headlines. Michael Mann talks up his new talkie, Public Enemies. (The Playlist) Thor casts relative unknowns. (Superhero Hype)Transformers 2 pics roll out. (/Film) LOST characters come clean. (Cracked)Mystery Team finds a distributor. (CHUD) Don Pardo bids farewell. (TV Squad)

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Variety reports that Steven Spielberg is set to produce a biopic about the life of inspiring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.. The King Estate has granted Dreamworks unprecedented access to the intellectual property of Dr. King including his famous, "I Have A Dream" speech. It goes without saying that this is an important film and I sincerely hope that it is done intelligently and respectfully.

In other words, don’t let George Lucas near it.

Check out more morning headlines.

Michael Mann talks up his new talkie, Public Enemies. (The Playlist)

Thor casts relative unknowns. (Superhero Hype)

Transformers 2 pics roll out. (/Film)

LOST characters come clean. (Cracked)

Mystery Team finds a distributor. (CHUD)

Don Pardo bids farewell. (TV Squad)

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