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Twentieth Century Fox reveal a brand new trailer and poster for DreamWorks’ Animation TROLLS

Twentieth Century Fox today reveal a brand new trailer and poster for DreamWorks’ Animation TROLLS. Featuring the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Gwen Stefani, Russell Brand, Ron Founts and many more.

Find your happy place when TROLLS arrives in UK cinemas on October 21! 



DreamWorks' TROLLS is a hair-raising comedy filled with unbelievable adventure and incredible music.  Known for their crazy, colourful, and magical hair, Trolls are the happiest, most joyous creatures ever to burst into song. But their world of rainbows and cupcakes is changed forever, when their leader Poppy (Anna Kendrick,) must embark on a rescue mission that takes her far beyond the only world she’s ever known.

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'The Star Wars' Opening Sequence

This is a short visualization of The Star Wars, a graphic-novel series illustrated by Dark Horse Comics based on the original drafts George Lucas wrote for the first Star Wars movie. After looking the first issue, this is how I would imagine the opening would look like if the original "The Star Wars" draft actually got made into the science-fantasy classic we all know and love back in 1977.



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Saving Private Ryan's Omaha Beach - Art of The Scene

It’s widely hailed as the most realistic representation of war ever put on screen, and one of the most challenging battle scenes in an epic war film. This week, on Art of the Scene, in honor of the 71st anniversary of D-Day, we’re looking at the storming of Omaha Beach from Saving Private Ryan. 

Steven Spielberg’s take on this historic battle aimed to do honor to those who fought, and the result is a realistic - and very human - perspective on the chaos of war. But getting the scene put to film was an enormous challenge for everyone involved. From intense military training for the cast, to intensive attention to detail from the costume and art departments, re-creating this seminal historical moment was a mission for hundreds of filmmaking pros.



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Lucasfilm's Labyrinth Coming To Funko Pop

Lucasfilm's cult 1980's fantasy movie Labyrinth is coming to Funko Pop's popular line.  Jareth, the Goblin King, Sarah, Ludo and Hoggle are all represented and hit shelves this September.  The playful beast, Ludo, is coming as a super-sized 6" Pop!

Collect the whole line of Labyrinth Pop! figures this September!






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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 have to be a fan to be ca…

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 set up on …

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra!

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark by performing the classic John Williams score live as fans experience the action-packed film on the big screen.

There will be three performances, with Richard Kaufman conducting the CSO:

Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available now: http://cso.org/

Know your Indy trivia? Visit the CSO Facebook page for a chance to win a Raiders DVD and score signed by John Williams!

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

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.















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Steven Spielberg Universal Studios Tour. He discusses the movies he shot and how he got thrown off a Hitchcock movie.

This has to be one of my favourite behind the scenes videos featuring Steven Spielberg I've watched for quite some time.  Steven Spielberg drives around Universal Studios lot and talks about the movies he shot.  He also tells us how he used to sneak onto the studios and watch TV shows being made.  He even confesses how he got thrown off one shoot (a Hitchcock movie) by a third assistant director.

Look out for the part where Steven tells us he wants the Orca boat from Jaws to be remade for the lot.  “I’m going to actually ask them to rebuild it and put it back here,” Spielberg says. “Because the tourists would love to see the Orca here.”

It really is a wonderful video and any Steven Spielberg fan needs to watch this.  He mentions Jaws, Back to the Future II, War of the Worlds, Lost World and more.

Source - EW


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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Send Out Press Release - Chicago Will No Longer Be Pursued.

The Bearded Trio have been sent a press release from Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.  They confirm that Chicago is no off their list of viable places for the museum.  Here's the press release in full:

Dear Friends of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art,

Today we announced that the Museum will no longer pursue Chicago as a site for building the Museum, turning our attention instead to sites in California.  Our statement appears below.

I wanted to personally thank you for your support and belief in the Lucas Museum.  During these challenging times, it has been heartening to have such an outpouring of enthusiasm and encouragement from so many.

I want to also assure you that we will be delighted to welcome you to the Museum once we reach our opening celebrations.

With sincere gratitude,
DON

Don Bacigalupi. Ph.D.
Founding President
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Withdraws from Chicago
Museum will be built in California


CHICAGO, June 24, 2016 — The Lucas Museu…

Star Wars The Force Awakens Grabs 8 Saturn Awards Including Best Music.

The 42nd Saturn Awards took place on Wednesday and the big winner was Star Wars The Force Awakens which took home 8 awards including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Actor (Harrison Ford), Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Writing (Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt), Best Editing (Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey), Best Music (John Williams), Best Make-Up (Neal Scanlan), and Best Special Effects (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould).  This year’s awards were hosted by Arrow’s John Barrowman.

Here's the full list of winners:

FILM AWARDS

Best Science Fiction Film: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture:  Ant-Man

Best Fantasy Film: Cinderella

Best Horror Film: Crimson Peak

Best Action/Adventure Film: Furious 7

Best Thriller Film:  Bridge of Spies

Best International Film:  Turbo Kid

Best Animated Film:  Inside Out

Best Independent Film:  Room

Best Actor: Harrison Ford (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Best Actress: Charlize…

Doctor Who Series 10 Updates: Filming Begins with Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas Returns!

It's been a few months since any real Doctor Who news has surfaced -- since the announcement of Pearl Mackie as the new companion back in April, actually. Well, things are starting to plug along, and filming on series 10 officially kicked off this past Monday in Cardiff! 
A few new images have surfaced, one from the first table read featuring Peter Capaldi, as the Doctor, and Pearl Mackie as Bill.

And this one from Pearl's first day of filming!

Here's a special greeting for fans that accompanies the image:

Also, Matt Lucas is returning to Doctor Who! He will be reprising his role as Nardole from last year's Christmas special, "The Husbands of River Song." He will be joining the Doctor and Bill in their first adventure for series 10, which is being written by Steven Moffat.
The casting of Stephanie Hyam (Peaky Blinders, Sherlock) has been announced as well. Other writers for series 10 include Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Sarah Dollard (series nine's "Face t…

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE FOUR DESIGNS: INSIDE THE BFI SPIELBERG POSTERS

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 (DN), took the opp…