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Movie Review: Enchanting "The BFG" Is Pure Spielbegian Magic

THE BFG  Starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clememt, Rebecca Hall, Rage Spall, Bill Hader Screenplay by Melissa Mathison  Based on the book by Roald Dahl Directed by Steven Spielberg Reviewed by Paul & Patrick Gibbs Out of Four It's expecting too much that the new collaboration between the director and screenwriter of E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial would equal that film, a genuine masterpiece that ranks among the greatest films ever made. That said, The BFG manages to be a worthy reunion for Steven Spielberg and the late Melissa Mathison which offers a delightful and sweet story, breathtaking effects and production design, and a soulful performance by recent Oscar-winner and celebrated stage actor Mark Rylance in the title role. Okay, admittedly this is a review by two lifelong Spielberg devotees writing for a site devoted largely to Spielberg films. Of course we liked it . But The BFG is so charming and so joyous that you don't

Independence Day: Resurgence Review - Will It Live On? Will It Survive? Do We Celebrate Our Independence Day?

It's been 20 years since Bill Pullman's character in Independence Day picked up a microphone and passionately told the pilots in waiting that 'we will not quietly into the night, we will not vanish without a fight etc etc, you get the idea.  But it's hard to think it was 1996 when the aliens first came to Earth and took out some of our favourite landmarks. Independence Day: Resurgence is set, conveniently 20 years after ID4 and since 1996 the people of Earth have set aside their differences, pulled together and thanks to alien technology integration enjoyed a higher quality of life.  As a result of this new technology they've also boosted the Earth defenses and prepared for another invasion.  This time, naively the human race think they're ready.  As you can guess, they're not. As you've probably gathered by now the aliens return bigger, much much bigger.  In fact we first see the mother ship ripping through the moon, taking out the defenses se

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom RARE Behind The Scenes Photos.

Kate Capshaw, Frank Marshall and Harrison Ford Prepare To Film -1983 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is timeless.  We have published what we think are some rare behind the scenes photos from the Steven Spielberg directed movie starring Harrison Ford.  Enjoy. George Lucas gets ready for his cameo.  Dan Aykroyd and Steven Spielberg Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the premier of Temple of Doom Marshall, Quan and Kathleen Kennedy Rob THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+ THE BEARDED TRIO ON PINTEREST


Dean Newman interviews designer, Kyle Robertson on his Steven Spielberg posters for the BFI. Steven Spielberg , his movies have not just changed Hollywood but shaped our lives. Throughout June and July the BFI have been spoiling us with an amazing season celebrating the films – and some television – of Steven Spielberg, covering everything from Duel (released theatrically here in Europe) to Amazing Stories and of course his summer blockbusters. Close Encounters, Indiana Jones, E.T. and the granddaddy of the modern summer blockbuster as we know it, Jaws. To accompany such a breadth of work, the BFI commissioned four pieces of work promoting the season utilizing striking and iconic imagery that is ingrained not just in film culture, but that of popular culture. Images were chosen from Jaws, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and Jurassic Park, each riffing on a Spielberg classic that celebrates both the man and his movies. As a lifelong-Spielberg and Jaws fan, I, Dean Newman

Steven Spielberg on Indy V - "George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me"

At a press gathering to promote Steven Spielberg's The BFG , the director was asked about Indiana Jones 5 and if George Lucas would have any involvement in the project. Spielberg replied: "George is gonna to be an executive producer on it with me. ... I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That'd be insane." So we are likely to see a project involving The Bearded Trio and it's an Indiana Jones project too. John Williams, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas will all be involved in some way. Spielberg also recently revealed that John Williams will be on board for Indy V. It's not sure how much involvement Lucas will have, it's likely he will have an advisory role but it will be great to see the three together once more. Rob @thebeardedtrio The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and John Williams THE BEARDED TRIO ON FACEBOOK THE BEARDED TRIO ON TWITTER THE BEARDED TRIO ON GOOGLE+ THE BE

I Am Your Father: 11 Father's Day Films From The Bearded Trio

By Patrick Gibbs On March 17, 2015, I lost my father. When I woke up that morning, he was alive and, as far as a knew, well, and by the end of that day, following a tragic accident, my siblings and I were gathered together and literally watched him breathe his final breaths. The passing of the man who'd provided for me all of my life, the man whom I'd idolized as a child, the man who was often distant and at times harsh and angry, and the man I often wished would reach out to me more and at the same time failed so many times to reach out to myself, was more than I could process. I still haven't processed it, but a year later, the two facts that I can't shake are that he is gone, and that he will always be with me. As I look back at my formative years and even my adult life, four men stand out to me in shaping who I am. George took me to a galaxy far, far away and with the help of his friend Steven, introduced my to the greatest adventurer that ever lived, and t

John Williams Musical Storyteller

I was 11 when JAWS premiered in 1975. I did not know who John Williams was or much about movies. two hours after seeing the movie I did understand the power of the score of a movie. If you are old enough to remember you will know what I mean when I say that just the thought of swimming in a lake or a river, let alone the ocean was terrifying after the movie came out. The fear of a creature the size of a school bus eating you will have that effect. Or was it something else? I could not understand it at the time but it was not the shark itself. Or even the fantastic job Steven Spielberg did putting together the wonderful film we see without the shark even working right. It was the sound, but more specifically the soundtrack. The main title set the tone of the whole film with its melodic ocean themes that hinted that there was something in the water, something for us to fear. Then we heard da....dum.....da....dum.....dadumdadumdadum..... then something bad happens. For at leas