Posts Tagged ‘steven spielberg’

Steven Spielberg’s HALO TV Series Set for Fall 2015; HALO 5: GUARDIANS Games Too I Guess

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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One of the biggest video game franchises of all time is finding its way to your TV screens and your Xbox One system next fall. Microsoft announced that Halo 5: Guardians will be released fall 2015.  For our gamers, Bonnie Ross, the General Manager of 343 Industries (the studio behind Halo 5) said the upcoming sequel will run “at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade.”

As for the TV series that Steven Spielberg would be producing and talks with Showtime are still underway, Ross says that the TV series “will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.” So basically they will interrupt your gameplay for a special sneak peak at next week’s episode, I’m predicting that now.

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Watch Dante Basco Reprise his Role as Rufio in a “Homemade” Fight Scene from HOOK

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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How I typically handle myself at a party is to walk up to people and ask them if they liked Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy adventure movie Hook.  If they say they do, I sit down and converse with them, they’re alright.  The movie wasn’t liked by critics and didn’t do wonders at the box office so says the studio, but it’s a gem if you ask me.  The underrated classic is getting the “sweded” treatment in the best way possible, Rufio himself, Dante Basco, reprises his role from the movie.

You can watch the shot-by-shot fight scene (Rufio vs. Hook) below and the original side-by-side to compare.  It’s bangarang!

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So when’s The TINTIN Sequel Happening? Post Hobbit of course!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

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I don’t want to stretch out this news post more than it needs to be. So get this, Peter Jackson says he’ll make the sequel to 2011′s The Adventures of Tintin after he finishes The Hobbit trilogy.

The first TinTin (known better as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn outside North America) produced by Jackon and directed by Steven Spielberg did well with critics and audiences, but more importantly didn’t lose money. It’s always been decided that Jackson would take the helm for the sequel with Spielberg taking on the producer role.

Jackson recently provided this update on Tintin (via CS) at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:

“As soon as I’m free of The Hobbit, I’ll be going back into doing Tintin. It was held up by The Hobbit, but we have every intention of doing another Tintin movie and it’s just waiting on me to be done with these Hobbit movies.”

Disney Takes Control of INDIANA JONES, More Movies Are Coming

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

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Disney now has distribution over Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones and soon you! I kid, but seriously holy crap.

When Disney purchased Lucasfilm, people questioned how Indiana Jones would come out of the deal since Paramount released the first four movies. Disney has now announced that it has reached an arrangement with Paramount regarding the franchise. In a new deal, Disney has acquired distribution and marketing rights to all future Indiana Jones films. Paramount will still be responsible for the distribution of the previous four Indiana Jones films and will enjoy financial participation on any future Indiana Jones films that are released.

Disney now owns the Indiana Jones series and can produce future films at its leisure, so look out folks, we saw how fast they moved on Star Wars. I for one welcome our Disney overlords, as they actually move to get projects done instead of just talking about them. Harrison Ford is ready to go, and I trust we can get one more run with him as an adventurer. The 71-year-old recently said that he would do Indiana Jones 5 “in a New York Minute”.

Jurassic Park IV Director Announced

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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What had seemed like a rumor for the better part of a decade now feels even more real with the naming of a director. Colin Trevorrow, director of the low budget flick Safety Not Guaranteed, has signed on to direct the upcoming blockbuster. Steven Spielberg will be the executive producer. And I will be there opening night, because I love me some dinosaur movies!

Jurassic Park IV will be shot in 3D and released on June 13, 2014.

JURASSIC PARK 4 to Open in 3D on June 13, 2014

Monday, January 14th, 2013

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Deadline says Universal Pictures has set a release date for Jurassic Park 4, which will be shot in 3D and come out June 13, 2014, Steven Spielberg is returning to produce.  The re-release of the original Jurassic Park in 3D opens this April.

It’s a shame that Spielberg won’t return to direct, but the technology should be interesting this time around.  The last JP movie was in 2001, we’ve come a long way.  Let’s hope it’s not all green screens either – get Andy Serkis in there!

2013 Oscar Nominations Announced; Ben Affleck Snubbed for Best Director

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

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That’s really all I have to say about the nominations, Ben Affleck got snubbed.  Argo was one of the best movies of the year and he didn’t get nominated for directing (although it’s up for Best Picture).  Don’t take this year’s nominations seriously; Flight got a nomination for writing.

The 85th Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, check out the nominations below:

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The Trailer for JURASSIC PARK 3D Finds A Way

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

jpHere is first trailer for the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic that is sure to stir up all sorts of nostalgia with fans.  We did a CoF Show about the trilogy, so there’s that.

It would be worth seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen, if not for the post 3D conversion.  We talked about on the show that the effects hold up very well after 20 years, the trailer does a good job at making us look like truth tellers.

The film stars Sam Neill, Richard Attenborough, Laura Dern, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Wayne Knight, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer, Jurassic Park 3D hits theaters on April 5th, 2013.

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REEL: LINCOLN Q&A with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

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One anticipated movie of the fall season is director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, I can’t say I’m too anxious to see it but will likely watch it based on Spielberg’s track record for great historical dramas.

The movie had its world premiere recently at the NYFF and yesterday Spielberg and star Daniel Day-Lewis took part in a live Q&A which you can watch below, the full 42-minutes!

Lincoln opens wide on November 16th.

Watch the Q&A below:

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has a trailer for you to watch below, the timely film (election in November y’all)  stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the former president alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Oyelowo, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace and Jared Harris.

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Lincoln opens on November 16th, watch the trailer below:

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