Steven Spielberg Wants To Return To Indiana Jones With Chris Pratt

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 22, 2015 in Cinema

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When we heard that Disney wanted to reboot Indiana Jones, I don’t think many people were surprised. When Chris Pratt was being floated as the possible lead, I think most folks said, “Yeah, I could totally see that.” The real surprise is this: Steven Spielberg is expressing interest in directing the reboot and returning to the franchise again. It’s still very early in the process, but assuming the script is to his satisfaction, Spielberg does want to direct Pratt in a new adventure. Spielberg definitely still has talent so I suppose this isn’t a bad turn of events! There’s still a ways to go, but we could be looking at a new Jones film soon. Read more…

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Jurassic Park 4 On Hold: Spielberg Says Script Was “Crap”

Posted by Ben Huber on May 11, 2013 in Cinema

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We heard a few days ago that Jurassic Park 4 had been put on hold, but Universal’s reasoning was unclear. However, now we have a rumor coming out saying the Steven Spielberg himself asked the film to be halted after he stated that the script was “crap.” I feel bad for the scriptwriters, but then again – this is the guy who supported the mutant dinosaurs with guns in the original script. Not trying to rag on Steven here, but while I love his movies, sometimes his decisions are a bit bizarre. We’ll wait and see if the script gets re-written into an acceptable state, or if JP4 remains on ice for now. Read more…

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln Gets First Full Trailer

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2012 in Cinema

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How many of you like period dramas? How about ones that feature Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln? And directed by Steven Spielberg? Granted, this film might not have vampires in it, and Lincoln may not hunt them (who knows, though!), but it still looks to be an interesting film. However, I think I’m at the point where (brace for impact, fanboys!) I’m over John Williams. His score really didn’t help the trailer, and if anything made it feel a bit more cheesy. Still, I’m curious to see how everything pans out. Lincoln opens in a limited release November 9th, then nationwide on November 16th. Read more…

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Give Me the Whip! Raiders of the Lost Ark in IMAX

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 14, 2012 in Cinema

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According to our sources Raiders of the Lost Ark will be re-released in IMAX format from September 7th until the 13th. This will be up excitement for the release of the Blu-ray box set which should be out on September 18th. This new release won’t feature any changes to the original special effects which makes this fanboy very happy.

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Hold Onto Your Butts! Jurassic Park 4 is On the Way

Posted by Michael Sacco on Jul 23, 2011 in Cinema

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Steven Spielberg is responsible for many great films in the past few decades, but my generation probably has a standout favorite among them: the film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park. We got a sequel in 1997’s The Lost World, which was a box office success, if not a critical one. The Rocketeer‘s Joe Johnston then brought us the troubled Jurassic Park III, which is most people’s least favorite entry into the series. But there’s good news for series fans — Spielberg himself announced at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend that he’s developing a fourth film for the series himself, and it could be coming in as few as two years. “We have a story,” he says. “We have a writer who is writing the treatment and hopefully we are going to make Jurassic Park 4 in all of our foreseeable futures, hopefully in the next two or three years.” The sooner the better, Steve! Do you think this one will have dinosaurs in it? I’m hopeful. Read more…

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Animaniacs: In Japanese and Polish!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 10, 2010 in Animation

Dot WarnerYou know when Dot Warner sings in Japanese she’s quite moe! I’m also surprised that they kept the English name for Pinky and the Brain. The other thing I noticed looking at these titles is that the only thing that seems dated is the Bill Clinton cameo — this makes sense given that the show ran from 1993 to 1998, but really dates the series to the 90s. And strangely enough when you look at the opening in Polish it seems to take on a slight Marx Brothers feeling to it: Read more…

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A Time Machine with Style: The DeLorean

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 7, 2010 in Cinema, Hobbies and Collections

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The irony of this Back to the Future Lights and Sound Mark I Delorean is that while it doesn’t have the ability to travel into the future just looking at the photo takes me back to 1985. And the strange thing about the 80s was that there was a very self aware consciousness that the decade had its own unique style and look — which I think that may be the real reason why they picked the DeLorean DMC-12 (1981–1982) as their time machine of choice. Of course to quote Dr. Emmett Brown in the film his reason was “The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? ” Read more…

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The Atari Raiders Of The Lost Ark Game

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2009 in Cinema, Videogames

The year is 1982 and Howard Scott Warshaw has been picked to design the Raiders Of The Lost Ark game for the Atari 2600. This game actually did pretty well, but the next game Warshaw designed for Spielberg was the infamous E.T. video game which was one of the worst failures in the industry. But a year before that things were so good that Vestron even produced a home video on how to do well while playing the the Raiders Of The Lost Ark game: Read more…

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Pop Art Meets Jaws: Warhol Interviews Spielberg (and Bianca Jagger)

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 1, 2009 in Cinema, Design

Andy Warhol Interviews Steven Spielberg

This is THE best unintentional anti-drug commercial I’ve ever seen hands down! In this clip Andy Warhol interviews Steven Spielberg while Bianca Jagger pretends that everything is “just normal”. What’s odd is that Spielberg seems so off the wall — this must have been what it was like to hang out at Studio 54 back in the day: Read more…

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Oldboy Will Be Based on the Japanese Manga, Not the Korean Film

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 21, 2008 in Cinema, Comic Books

Oldboy: Poster of the Korean film 올드보이 of the left and cover of the Japanese manga オールド・ボーイ on the right

Good news! According to filmschoolrejects.com it seems that Will Smith has stated that the American version of Oldboy won’t be based on the Korean film but instead based on the original manga. This will come as good news to fanboys that were worried that Steven Spielberg (or any American company) wouldn’t be able to capture the graphic nature of the original Korean film.

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Spielberg to Remake Oldboy

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 7, 2008 in Cinema, Comic Books

Oldboy: Poster of the Korean film 올드보이 of the left and cover of the Japanese manga オールド・ボーイ on the right

Oldboy (올드보이) was a popular 2003 revenge film from Korea which was based on a Japanese manga by the same (オールド・ボーイ) written by Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya which ran from 1996 until 1998. Now normally I’m 100% against Hollywood remakes, but in this case I’ll make an exception. I think if Spielberg tackles Oldboy that it might popularize and open the door for more Asian cinema to come to the United States. And if he can get a popular actor like Will Smith involved that would be a real cherry on top:

Spielberg, Smith in talks for ‘Oldboy’
Pair may kidnap remake of Korean drama

“Steven Spielberg and Will Smith are in early discussions to collaborate on a remake of Chan Wook-park’s “Oldboy.” DreamWorks is in the process of securing the remake rights, and the new pic will be distributed by Universal. In the 2003 Korean original, a man gets kidnapped and held in a shabby cell for 15 years without explanation. Suddenly, he’s released and given money, a cell phone and clothes and is set on a path to discover who destroyed his life so he can take revenge.”

Here’s a trailer from the Korean film:

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