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Spielberg and his wife Kate on holiday in Ireland

Steven Spielberg has been enjoying a secret summer sojourn in Ireland. Mr Spielberg has been travelling the length and breadth of the country with his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, and their teenage son. They began their journey in the west where the Hollywood director and his family visited the Aran Islands and stayed at the Ballyvaughan country holiday homes in the Burren. After spending quality time in the idyllic countryside amid the gentle life of Ballyvaughan village, Mr Spielberg and his family hit the east coast yesterday.

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/spielberg-and-his-wife-kate-on-holiday-in-ireland-14473442.html#ixzz0Pb9Fr4OW

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Steven Spielberg hooks Michael Crichton's pirate adventure

Steven Spielberg looks set to sail for the land of movie piracy with a buccaneer adventure based on the work of the late Michael Crichton. The director's DreamWorks studio this week snapped up the rights for Pirate Latitudes, an unfinished novel by the best-selling author, who died last year.

Pirate Latitudes plays out around Jamaica in 1665 and charts the attempt to rob a Spanish galleon docked at the town of Port Royal. The screen version will be scripted by David Koep, writer of War of the Worlds and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Koep and Spielberg have collaborated on two previous Crichton adaptations: Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World.

"Anything that Michael wrote, Steven would be keenly interested to read," DreamWorks partner Stacey Snider told USA Today. "But without Michael even knowing it, or even me knowing it, it turns out that Steven always wanted to direct his own pirate film."

Crichton was reportedly writing Pirate…

Daily Movie Quote

Yesterdays Movie Quote - "Cirrus, Socrates, particle, decibel, hurricane, dolphin, tulip."
Answer - A.I.

Video with Steven Spielberg explaining his concerns over aliens in Indy 4

This video is on the great DVD Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull. I actually loved the film. I thought it captured the comic book/saturday morning cinema dramas that the other Indy movies were.

In this video, Spielberg explains his reservation of using the subject of Aliens in Indy 4. Spielberg refused to do an Indy film with aliens hence the long wait we had. In the end George Lucas came up with the idea of the aliens being inter-dimensional rather from outer space. Steven agreed that would be a better idea and Indy 4 was GO! Just glad they didn't call it Indiana Jones And The Saucer Men which was one of the suggestions.


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Todays Movie Quote - "Cirrus, Socrates, particle, decibel, hurricane, dolphin, tulip. "

Yesterdays Movie Quote - "I have decided that we shall stay here.
Answer - Return Of The Jedi

Todays Movie Quote

Todays Movie Quote - "I have decided that we shall stay here. "


Yesterdays Movie Quote -

People say that when we grow up, we kick at everything we've been told, we rebel against the world our parents worked so hard to bring us into, that part of growing of is kicking at the ties that bind. But I don't think that's why we kick at all. I think we kick when we find out that our parents don't know much more about the world than we do. They don't have all the answers. We rebel when we find out that they've been lying to us all along, that there isn't any Santa Claus at all.

Answer - Taken

Fire Threatened Skywalker Ranch

Brush Fire Threated Skywalker RanchThe Marin County Fire Department received a call at 1:52 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, that a fire had started at the Banta House, an adjacent estate once owned by the Doobie Brothers, where a wedding was scheduled to take place two days later, said Battalion Chief Tim Thompson, who directed the department’s operations that day.

Mr. Thompson said the fire, which was burning roughly three acres across, spread up a steep hill to the border of Mr. Lucas’ ranch about an hour after it had started.

“This was a very tough fire,” he said. “There was some complexity to it.”

Indeed, Mr. Thompson said it took more than two hours to put out, with about 70 firefighters, two inmate crews, two bulldozers and two air tankers battling the blaze (alas, no Ewoks were available). Skywalker Ranch has its own fire brigade, which also responded to the call.

Mr. Thompson said a small portion of the ranch was damaged during the incident.
But Lynne Hale, a spokeswoman for Lucasf…

Todays Movie Quote

Todays Quote -
"People say that when we grow up, we kick at everything we've been told, we rebel against the world our parents worked so hard to bring us into, that part of growing of is kicking at the ties that bind. But I don't think that's why we kick at all. I think we kick when we find out that our parents don't know much more about the world than we do. They don't have all the answers. We rebel when we find out that they've been lying to us all along, that there isn't any Santa Claus at all. "

Yesterdays Quote - "You are drunk, and when you are drunk you forget that I am in charge!"

Answer - Willow



Todays Movie Quote

Todays Quote - "You are drunk, and when you are drunk you forget that I am in charge!"

Yesterdays quote -"I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers! "
Answer - Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

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Movie Quote Of The Day

Todays Movie Quote - "I should have mailed it to the Marx Brothers! "

Yesterdays Quote - "This is no time for watersports!"
Answer - Howard The Duck

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Poltergeist Remake Coming on November 24, 2010!

ShockTillYouDrop.com (2020 update - They appear to no longer exist) have learned that MGM's planned remake of Tobe Hooper's classic '80s haunted house movie Poltergeist has received a release date of November 24, 2010, Thanksgiving weekend.

With director Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog) attached since last September, the production has been in development a long time with a script surfacing last year, but so far, no cast has been announced and no information about where or when they might start filming.

Hidden Day Of The Tentacle Meaning In Remake Of Monkey Island?

Take a close look at the Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition snapshot in the header image. The Tentacle idol featured in the centre shouldn’t exist. It wasn’t included in the original PC release of the title. Does this mean something?

Read the rest here http://www.destructoid.com/added-idol-may-indicate-new-day-of-the-tentacle-release-s--140106.phtml

Todays Guess The Movie Quote

Todays movie quote - "This is no time for watersports!"

Yesterdays answer - "Lightning never strikes in the same place twice."

Answer - War Of The Worlds


Turn your Xbox Avatar into George Lucas!

How to turn your Xbox Live Avatar into George Lucas 1 - Add shades for the George Lucas on location look
2 - Jeans for the casual George look
3 - Chequered shirt...what else?
4 - Cap. Preferably a star wars cap like this one with the republic symbol*
5 - Beard, add accordingly.
6 - hair and colour, now this depends what age you want your George to be. Me? I hav gone for a young version. Turn more grey the older you want him to be.
7 - Sneakers

There you have it.

*Republic Symbol cap will cost 80 xbox points

Spielberg is a big Bioshock fan.

In an interview with Shia Labeouf he explains how Steven Spielberg was a gamer and in particular a fan of Bioshock.

“One time Steven told me to come to his house ready to go skeet shooting,” says LaBeouf. “I get there and stick my head in to ask if he’s ready—and this is classic Spielberg—he says, ‘Nope, Shia. I’m trapped!’ ” LaBeouf then starts playing both parts—concerned protégé and faraway mentor:
“You’re trapped? Steven, what are you talking about?”
“I’m trapped back here. Follow my voice.”
“Where are you?”
“Over here… Here… Here!”
LaBeouf kept following the calls until he got to the director’s office. And there was the master himself: shoes off, socks on, dressed in shooting gear, but sitting behind a computer, stuck on the fifteenth level of a first-person shooter called BioShock.
“This is like months to get to this level, and he can’t get past this one little mysterious spider god, and he’s losing his mind. He’s like, ‘I can’t do it, Shia! I can’t do it.’ ”
LaBeouf, wh…

Todays Guess The Movie Quote

Todays Guess The Movie Quote -
"Lightning never strikes in the same place twice."

Yesterdays quote -

So what are you, some kind of... triple agent?

Answer : - Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull




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Star Wars MMO Released Date Set For 2010?

According to 'sources' close to French fan website StarWars-Universe.com (thanks VG247), the new BioWare developed Star Wars MMO will be released in October 2010.


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Bill's Aml in George Lucas's Red Tails

A former star of The Bill has landed a role in a new movie by Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Aml Ameen, 24, who played PC Lewis Hardy in the hit show for 18 months, is to appear in Red Tails.

It tells the story of the first African American pilots to fly in combat in the Second World War.
Aml, who has just returned from filming in Prague, said: "To all my fellow dreamers let this show you that it can be done. This started with a dream and a belief that I can do it."
What is the Bill? The Bill is a British television police procedural made by Talkback Thames, and named after a slang term for the police. It was first broadcast on 16 August 1983 as a pilot episode, and as a regular series from 16 October 1984. As of July 2009[update], The Bill is filmed in HD and broadcast on the majority of ITV networks - including ITV HD and nationally on ITV3; with episodes from 2007 being shown daily on Watch. I can't stand it!

Halo/Spielberg rumours....nothing new to report

(HALO TV SHOW 2020 UPDATE - This was posted way back in 2009.   It seems the news back then was the same as it is now.  No news!)

Responding to questions we had over the Spielberg rumor (and indeed the future of the movie itself), a Microsoft spokesperson told Kotaku:

"We're glad there's still a lot of enthusiasm in the entertainment industry surrounding the idea of a Halo movie. That said, the Halo feature film remains on hold as we focus on projects like Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach.

Upon further questioning, Microsoft added that they had "nothing further to share with respect to plans regarding a Halo movie".

Guess the movie quote

Today Movie Quote -

So what are you, some kind of... triple agent?

Yesterdays answer
"You can't beat me on the grade. You can't beat me on the grade!"
- Duel
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Bargain of the Day - Indiana Jones and the fate of atlantis only £2.99 on Steam

This is worth every penny. £2.99!!! What a bargain. Point and click adventures at its best.  If you haven't got a steam account yet Browse over to Steam to create one now. They recently have added a huge selection of lucasarts titles including Republic Commando and Monkey Island.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis Plot
1939 - The eve of World War II. Nazi agents are about to get their hands on a weapon more dangerous than the atom bomb. Only Indy can stop them before they unleash the deadly secret that sank Atlantis.
Point 'n’ click your way through fistfights, puzzles, balloon rides, car chases and Indy one-liners.Explore over 200 spectacular locations.Hear LucasArts' exclusive iMUSE create a musical score that follows your every move.

More Monkey Island...We need more Monkey Island

Telltale games are just about to release the second episode of Tales of Monkey Island. If its anything like the first episode then we are in for a treat. Chapter Two of Tales of Monkey Island, "The Siege of Spinner Cay" will be available for PC on August 20 (Pacific Time)!

When we left Guybrush Threepwood, he'd just escaped the mysterious winds of Flotsam Island aboard the well-meaning sailing ship The Screaming Narwhal. However, his hand is still cursed, and LeChuck--now in human form--seems, from a distance, to be courting fair Elaine's favor. To top it all, he's been intercepted by a mysterious figure, yet unrevealed. I wonder what happens next...

Please go buy Tales of Monkey Island. The more successful it is the more we will get. Can you imagine the world without Monkey Island? Can you imagine life without Guybrush Threepwood?

2020 Update - Telltale Games are no more, unfortunately.  For an insight into the company, watch this detailed documentary that …

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ was based on fact

LONDON - The success of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ may have been put down to Peter Benchley’s bestselling novel but the writer’s brilliant horror-thriller was actually based on fact.Jaws grossed more than 1 billion pounds at the box office with its chilling scenes of a rogue shark lusting for blood, reports the Daily Express.And now, it has emerged that the story of the killer Great White shark that brought terror to the fictitious American seaside resort of Amity Island in ‘Jaws’ was based on fact.A new drama-documentary is set to reveal the story that helped inspire the Benchley’s novel.‘Shark Rampage 1916′ will be screened on Discovery’s Animal Planet channel next month and tells the story of the summer a monster Great White stalked the New ­Jersey shoreline, leaving a trail of blood, gore and severed limbs. (ANI)Tags: ,

Spielberg releases statement about the death of Michael Jackson

Steven Spielberg has released this statement about the death of Michael Jackson exclusively to EW:

“Just as there will never be another Fred Astaire or Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley, there will never be anyone comparable to Michael Jackson. His talent, his wonderment and his mystery make him legend.”
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Philadelphia honour for Spielberg

Steven Spielberg has made several influential movies Filmmaker Steven Spielberg will be awarded Philadelphia's 2009 Liberty Medal for his artistic and humanitarian achievements, it has been announced.The director will give the $100,000 (£58,800) prize to the foundation he has set up to produce video and oral histories of Holocaust survivors. He will be presented with the accolade - established in 1988 - on 8 October. Previous winners of the award, presented by the National Constitution Center, include Nelson Mandela. It was established to honour those who represent the founding principles of the US. Spielberg's films include Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple. He is also behind hugely profitable franchises including Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Tags: ,

Star Wars Force Unleashed Tatooine DLC Dates

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Tatooine DLC is due this Autumn along with an 'Ultimate Sith Edition' to pep the game up some.

The DLC sees the Emperor sending his new apprentice to the planet Tatooine to dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi. You'll get to see Jabba the Hutt’s palace and encounter notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, "will include all of the original missions found in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed as well as content previously only available via download and an all-new exclusive bonus level".


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'Star Wars' comics coming to iPhone

Rex Features Dark Horse Comics will release Star Wars books for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices, it has been reported.Three offerings based on the iconic sci-fi franchise will be available via iTunes. Star Wars Legacy: Broken will run for two issues, taking place over a century after Return Of The Jedi, while Shipyards of Doom will expand the Clone Wars saga.A four-issue standalone offering titled Star Wars Empire: Betrayal will launch the series of releases."It's an easy point of entrance for fans who may only be familiar with the films, plus it features all of the best 'bad guy' characters, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and the Emperor," editor Randy Stradley told CBR. "Also, the fact that the Empire: Betrayal story actually begins a few weeks before the events in A New Hope will intrigue readers who aren't familiar with the width and breadth of the expanded universe."The Star Wars series will be Dark Horse's second foray into iPhone comics,…

"Star Wars: Musical Journey" out of this world

LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - If you think the world doesn't need another variation on "Star Wars" on top of the six films, assorted animations, video games and toys, you are forgetting the extraordinary force of the music John Williams wrote for the science-fiction epic."Star Wars: A Musical Journey," which was presented Friday at London's 02 Arena for the first time, features two hours of the wonderfully varied themes and cues that Williams has rearranged to accompany a series of sequences from the six moves especially edited for the production by Lucasfilm.Williams has won five Academy Awards, including one for his original music for the first "Star Wars" film in 1977, and the extraordinarily rich texture of his scores for the sequels that followed demonstrate his remarkable talent. He recorded the scores with the London Symphony Orchestra, but that ensemble could not commit to the new production's planned tour. The LSO's pre-eminence, …

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Intro

There's nothing like reliving that opening scene to the Lucasarts classic, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis