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Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’

  LOS ANGELES --- Steven Spielberg is a living legend in the Hollywood film industry, one of the most culturally dominant industries in the world.   However, if you don't focus on his name, or his company, or his latest award that is called "Legend of Our Lifetime" from U.K. film magazine Empire' "Empire Awards," he is a comfortably dressed film director with a family.   "I've been doing it from when I was 12 years old, 11 years old, I started taking 8 mm movies of my family on camping trips when I was a kid growing up in Arizona," Spielberg recalled.   You could tell that he earned his way from Cal State University Long Beach to Hollywood bec...Keep on reading: Steven Spielberg is ‘Stayin Alive’.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMar 21st, 2018

New West Side Story Maria revealed

LOS ANGELES, USA – A 17-year-old high school student has finally been picked to play Maria in Steven Spielberg's remake of the iconic musical West Side Story. Rachel Zegler, of New Jersey, was picked among 30,000 Latino actors who submitted video auditions for the highly sought-after role played ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2019

Rita Moreno joins West Side Story remake

NEW YORK, USA – The 86-year-old American actress Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar in the original film version of West Side Story, is being cast in Steven Spielberg's hotly anticipated remake. Her publicist announced that Moreno, who played Anita the first time around, will this time ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Portugal qualifies for finals, Italy earn positives in draw

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo, no problem. Portugal drew with Italy 0-0 on Saturday to pick up the point it needed to qualify for the UEFA Nations League finals and confirm it as host of the first Final Four in June. Ronaldo is taking a break from the national team and wasn't present at San Siro, just as he wasn't in Portugal's first two Nations League matches — both of which they won. "There's a lot of satisfaction at having reached the final phase," Portugal coach Fernando Santos said. "It was a difficult match, much more than we thought it would be. When we had the ball it was difficult to build and that was merit to Italy and demerit to us. Italy had a great game." Poland has already been assured of finishing last in Group A3 and will be relegated to League B, and Italy will finish second. However, a year after Italian football's darkest moment, there are positive signs for the Azzurri. Italy dominated and had the better of the chances in front of a packed crowd in Milan but ended with a sixth successive home draw. The Azzurri have also scored only twice in four matches in the competition — but only conceded as many. "I don't think there's so many problems up front, it's a question of five centimeters here, 10 there," Italy coach Roberto Mancini said. The Azzurri almost took the lead as early as the fifth minute. Lorenzo Insigne unleashed a scorcher from distance which Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio did well to bat away, and Ciro Immobile fired the rebound over from point-blank range. There was a lot of good interplay from the hosts with crisp, efficient passing in the best performance seen by an Italy side in a long time. It was a far cry from Italy's last match at San Siro, when it drew with Sweden 0-0 last November and failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. "Little by little we'll manage to sort out the attack, too," Mancini said. "Having so much possession in their half is something very significant. We're a step further ahead than we thought we'd be. We have to resolve this small problem (of scoring) but we will." The fans are also starting to fall back in love with the Azzurri, with 73,000 spectators at San Siro. LEAGUE B Sweden kept alive its hopes of promotion with a 1-0 victory at Turkey, which was relegated to League C. Andreas Granqvist netted the only goal with a second-half penalty after Okay Yokuslu brought down Marcus Berg. Sweden will be promoted on Tuesday if it beats Russia, which leads Group B2. LEAGUE C Scotland will win Group C1 if it beats Israel on Tuesday following a 4-0 victory over 10-man Albania in Tirana. Ryan Fraser scored his first international goal shortly before Albania captain Mergim Mavraj was sent off. Steven Fletcher doubled Scotland's tally from the penalty spot, and James Forrest netted a second-half double. Serbia beat Montenegro 2-1 despite Aleksandar Mitrovic missing a penalty and will win Group C4 if it beats Lithuania on Tuesday. Mitrovic scored Serbia's second, two minutes after Adem Ljajic opened the scoring, before chipping over from the spot. Lithuania lost 3-0 at Romania, which will go up if it beats Montenegro and Serbia fails to win. LEAGUE D Kosovo beat Malta 5-0 and Azerbaijan beat the Faroe Islands 2-0. The teams set up a winner-takes-all clash when they meet on Tuesday in Group D3, although a draw would be enough for Kosovo. The Nations League also offers a second chance to qualify for the European Championship in 2020. The 16 group winners in Leagues A, B, C and D — or the next best-placed teams who have not already qualified via the European qualifiers starting in March — will progress to the playoffs to compete for the last four qualifying places......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 18th, 2018

Lena Dunham called out by Syrian author after being chosen to write refugee film

Lena Dunham was recently criticized by Syrian-American author Alia Malek on social media after the former was chosen to write the script of "A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea" --- a feature film adaptation by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. The nonfiction biography was published by United Nations spokesperson Melissa Fleming back in 2017 and tells the story of Syrian teenager Doaa Al-Zamel's journey, fleeing her war-torn home of Syria to northern Europe. Malek took to Twitter on Oct. 29 where she aired out her grievances over Spielberg's and Abrams' decision to have Dunham, a white woman, write the film's script. Malek had a lot to say about the issue, sharing that "tone deaf, sel...Keep on reading: Lena Dunham called out by Syrian author after being chosen to write refugee film.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Ansel Elgort joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’

The Steven Spielberg interpretation of classic musical and tale of across-the-lines romance "West Side Story" has Ansel Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" and the "Divergent" saga as its lead. With its movie screenplay written by Oscar-nominated Spielberg collaborator, playwright Tony Kushner ("Lincoln", "Angels In America"), filming on "West Side Story" is to get underway in mid-2019. By then, the cast list will be a little further filled out, but for now there's the name of the main character, street gang-associated Tony. Itself inspired by William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and a collaboration between Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents, "West Si...Keep on reading: Ansel Elgort joins Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

It’s time for Tye

The position is open, everybody," the event host called out to Tye Sheridan fans who had just been told by this generation's Scott Summers, aka Cyclops, that he was missing an Art3mis in real life. (In case you didn't know, Art3mis is the avatar of Sheridan's character's love interest in the film "Ready Player One.")   The Texas-born actor, who blasted his way to the mainstream as the optic beam-powered superhero in the X-Men film reboot and this year starred in Steven Spielberg's big-screen adaptation of a sci-fi novel, was a celebrity headliner at the 2018 AsiaPOP Comicon (APCC). The three-day celebration of fandom and geekery was held last weekend at the SMX Convention ...Keep on reading: It’s time for Tye.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

‘Fallen Kingdom’ caps 25 years of ‘Jurassic’ thrills

"God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates Man, Man kills God, Man brings back dinosaurs," Jeff Goldblum deadpanned in "Jurassic Park," released 25 years ago this week. It was a pithy summary of Steven Spielberg's landmark monster movie and the series it launched that left audiences gasping in wonder as they handed over a dino-sized $3.8 billion for tickets over four films. "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom", the fifth episode, comes to the US having already opened in 48 territories, shooting to the top spot in each, breaking several records and grossing $151 million. "It's wonderful that it's still popular and not yet extinct," Spielberg, an executi...Keep on reading: ‘Fallen Kingdom’ caps 25 years of ‘Jurassic’ thrills.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Steven Spielberg is doing a superhero movie

Steven Spielberg is doing a superhero movie.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Steven Spielberg, first director to gross $10B worldwide

The United States director, whose feature film career began with 1964 sci-fi thriller "Firelight", has passed an international box office gross of $10 billion after "Ready Player One" pushed him past the milestone. Spielberg's 1993 hit "Jurassic Park" accumulated $983.8 million world, per The Wrap's figures, unadjusted for inflation. "Indiana Jones and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" racked up $786.6 million, despite an extremely poor reception in critical terms, while "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" made $717 million, all told. Spielberg is also well associated with seaside thriller "Jaws", wartime drama "Saving Private Ryan", Frank Abagnale biopic "Catch Me If You Can", and H....Keep on reading: Steven Spielberg, first director to gross $10B worldwide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Wargames

Movie Review Ready Player One Directed by Steven Spielberg By Noel Vera ADAPTED from Ernest Cline’s best-seller, Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg returning to form as entertainer — in my book his finest incarnation. Which, when you think about it, isn’t saying a lot, but is saying something. The plot is Willy Wonka’s Golden […] The post Wargames appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

‘Ready Player One’ is the ultimate geek cinematic experience

SOMETIMES there are movie projects that just seem to be the product of destiny. Steven Spielberg has long been an auteur of wonder, reshaping pop culture with memorable movies such as 1975's "Jaws" and 1993's "Jurassic Park." It could be argued that the director has developed a habit of shaping his own worlds. Thus it's only right that he should be the one to bring Ernest Cline's 2001 iconic sci-fi novel "Ready Player One" to the screen; in effect, Spielberg would be building a world about building worlds. It is 2045, and the world population spends most of their time in a virtual reality platform known as the OASIS. When the OASIS creator James Halliday (Mark Rylance) dies, he l...Keep on reading: ‘Ready Player One’ is the ultimate geek cinematic experience.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Ready Player One more-than-ready atop box office

LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg’s latest blockbuster topped the domestic box office over the four-day holiday weekend. Warner Bros.’ Ready Player One debuted in line with recent projections of $53 million from 4,324 locations. The film opened Thursday, getting a head start over its fellow weekend releases, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony and God’s Not Dead: A […] The post Ready Player One more-than-ready atop box office appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Virtual reality meets big screen in Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In Steven Spielberg’s new movie “Ready Player One,” disgruntled citizens in the year 2045 don virtual reality headsets to enter a digital universeThe post Virtual reality meets big screen in Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

‘The Post’ renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling

NEW YORK (AP) --- Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated "The Post" has revived interest in the newspaper battles of the 1970s, the lives of Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and executive Ben Bradlee and the risks of publishing the top-secret documents known as "The Pentagon Papers." It also brought attention, however brief, to one of the country's signature First Amendment rulings: The New York Times Co. v. United States was a 6-3 decision in 1971 rejecting the Nixon administration's argument that releasing the Pentagon Papers endangered national security. Much of the movie focuses on the Washington Post's decision to publish the papers after a federal court injunction agai...Keep on reading: ‘The Post’ renews attention for Pentagon Papers ruling.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Dies in darkness

By Noel Vera Movie Review The Post Directed by Steven Spielberg STEVEN SPIELBERG’s latest film may be — thanks to the timing and historical context in which it appears — the most important of his career. If only the film were better. Spielberg seems to struggle nowadays even in genres he’s familiar with (The BFG, […] The post Dies in darkness appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2018

Steven Spielberg to remake West Side Story

NEW YORK, USA – It's one of the most beloved movies in musical cinema and now Steven Spielberg is giving "West Side Story" a makeover – except this time, he is recruiting Latino talent to play the lead roles. The original film version of Leonard Bernstein's musical – Shakespeare's "Romeo ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

Spielberg explains why he rushed to make Streep-Hanks starrer

LOS ANGELES---For a Hollywood movie, especially for one directed by Steven Spielberg, "The Post" was a quickie. It took only nine months from the time Steven read the script to make the film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks---that's a record. Why did the award-winning filmmaker temporarily stop doing postproduction work on his new movie, "Ready Player One," to make "The Post"? Steven felt that the true story in the '70s of how then President Richard Nixon attempted to gag Washington Post and The New York Times reporters strikes a chord in this Trump era when journalists are standing up to an adversarial presidency. With amazing speed, Steven was able to assemble topnotch tal...Keep on reading: Spielberg explains why he rushed to make Streep-Hanks starrer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg film and Israeli adventurer biopic

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Lebanese authorities have banned Steven Spielberg's latest film, political thriller The Post, and Australian drama Jungle to comply with a boycott of Israel, an official told AFP Monday, January 15. "Screening of the film The Post has been banned," said the official from Lebanon's General Security authority, speaking on condition ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast

LOS ANGELES --- With the American Film Institute's annual luncheon Friday recognizing the best in film and television, Hollywood's awards season is officially underway. The schmooze-y celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel brought together the casts and creators of 2017's most celebrated movies and TV shows, many of which are also in contention for the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins led the honorees in a toast, during which she quoted former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (who is played by Meryl Streep in Steven Spielberg's "The Post," an AFI honoree and best picture nominee at the Globes). "To love what you do and feel that i...Keep on reading: ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins leads AFI Awards toast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 6th, 2018

‘The Post’: a Hollywood ode to journalism

At a time when the media is being accused of peddling “fake news,” Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are bringing Hollywood star power to a movie celebrating journalism and the virtues of a free press. #BeFullyInformed ‘The Post’: a Hollywood ode to journalism At a time when the media is being accused of… link: ‘The Post’: a Hollywood ode to journalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017