The Oscar nominations were revealed last week and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln lead the way with 12 nominations total. No doubt most of us are familiar with Spielberg's work, but, now that his name will be mentioned in the litany of Oscar speculation that will lead up to the ceremony, how much do you really know about his movies and career? We've got a quick and easy guide to help you speak like a Spielberg expert in just a few hours, with facts about his movies that you might not know and special attention given to Spielberg's illustrious Academy Award history. See Which Spielberg Classics Made our list >> Posted 01.14.13 by Ryan
Director Steven Spielberg doesn't have the best streak when it comes to comedies. His first comedy, 1941 was a commercial dud, but his luck changed with this 2002 comedy about a con man. who almost directed this caper? >> Posted 12.24.12 by Chris
Give us, us free. Give us, us free. This movie was partly responsible for Lincoln being delayed >> Posted 12.12.12 by Chris
Which of this year's directors deserve the industry’s highest honor?
No one was too surprised when French director Michel Hazanavicius and his (mostly) silent film The Artist practically swept the Academy Awards last year or when British director Tom Hooper's The King's Speech did the same the year before. This year, however, there are no "sure thing" movies, with several being heralded as "brilliant," "masterful," and "the best movie of the year" by critics...until the next great movie comes along.
Several Oscar-winning directors — including two-time Best Director winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan) and Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win Best Director — are among this year's contenders, but they are up against stiff competition from upstart indie directors who helped to make this one of the best years for independent movies in recent memory and the genre movie directors who gave us superheroes, wizards and time travelers as compelling as the special effects that blew our minds. We won't know which directors the Academy will nominate until the middle of January, but we want to know who you, the moviegoers, think deserves the industry's highest honor.
Top 10 Most Oscar-Worthy Directors of 2012 >>
Posted 12.12.12 by BrentJS
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Which Director is Strongest With the Force?
Like many Star Wars fans, it took us a while to process the news that the creator and caretaker of the greatest sci-fi epic of all time, George Lucas, had sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. And, as if that news wasn't momentous enough, Disney concurrently announced that plans were already underway for an all-new Star Wars movie, a sequel to the original trilogy that would likely be the first movie in a new trilogy.
Minds thoroughly blown, we started to think about the future of the franchise. Jar Jar Binks and Hayden Christensen's horrible acting had really hurt the prequel trilogy and Lucas' constant meddling with the original trilogy tested our faith in ol' grey beard even further. With Lucas out of the picture, could the franchise regain its former glory?
In the days following the announcement, it was revealed that Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) had been hired to write the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII, while rumors continue to swirl that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is in the running to direct. Do you think that Vaughn is the right man for the job or would you like to see J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jon Favreau (Cowboys & Aliens) or someone else direct? Who do you think has the vision to chart the course of the future of the Star Wars franchise?
Rate the Top 10 Best Directors To Helm Star Wars: Episode VII >>
Posted 11.13.12 by BrentJS
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Finally, a trailer clothed in immense power.
As the November election draws near, there's one President everyone can agree on — Abraham Lincoln. A new trailer for Lincoln aired during last night's Presidential debate, offering a longer and more detailed look at director Steven Spielberg's biopic about the sixteenth President of the United States.
Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, the movie concentrates "on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life," and the contentious war if wills between Lincoln (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) and his cabinet — many of whom ran against Lincoln for the 1860 Presidential nomination — as the President fought to end the Civil War in victory, preserve the Union and worked towards abolition. The first trailer for the movie concerned itself more with the majesty of Lincoln as President, filled as it was with John Williams' moving score. The extended TV spot juxtaposes Lincoln's speech with modern-day leaders and war-time imagery, and shows more of Lincoln struggling to convince that his view of America was the right one. four score trailers and more
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT watch the trailer >> Posted 10.04.12 by Ryan
Spielberg Takes on History.
As promised, the first full-length trailer for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg's new historical biopic, Lincoln, was released online last night. Based on Pullitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner (Munich), Lincoln focuses on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln's (Daniel Day-Lewis) life, chronicling the many clashes he had with his cabinet members over the abolition of slavery and the Civil War. Historical accuracy, gorgeous sets, an incredible cast and Spielberg at the helm, this one has "Oscar" written all over it.more oscar-buzz trailers
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT WATCH THE TRAILER >> Posted 09.14.12 by BrentJS
It's finally (almost) here! The trailer for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln won't be out until Thursday, but, as is becoming customary for trailer releases these days, the preview for the movie's first trailer has been released in advance.
Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, Lincoln reportedly won't show much of Lincoln's early years and will instead focus "on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life," and Spielberg said last year that the movie has "no war scenes" and won't be tackling the Civil War. watch the preview trailer >> Posted 09.11.12 by Ryan