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Who Remembers Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair On CD-ROM?

Be the director and take advice from Steven Spielberg in the classic PC game, Director's Chair Who remembers that Steven Spielberg project with Jennifer Aniston, Quentin Tarantino, Katherine Helmond and Penn and Teller? It was a CD-ROM interactive game for PC and Mac called Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair. You chose the cast, the script and the camera angles. It was released in 1996 and Spielberg appeared throughout the game guiding you and giving you tips. Hollywood professionals such as editor Michael Kahn, special effects supervisor Michael Lantieri, and cinematographer Dean Cundey were also in the game to give you advice.

You started with a small budget and a personal assistant who guided you along the way. Spielberg gave you a pep talk before you're left to work on your first feature. Ted and Terry (or Terry and Ted) offered you useful suggestions on changing your script. Delays were inevitable and cost you money but before you knew it you were doing your …

Fans and Friends Share Their Jaws Memories

Back in 2015 we published an article where fans of Jaws which was celebrating 40 years that year shared their memories of the classic shark movie. Mega Jaws collector, Jim Beller, writer, Bryan Young and super Jaws fan, Joe Fortunato were just some of the memories we shared. We just had to publish the article again.

To celebrate Steven Spielberg's Jaws turning 40 we asked fans of the movie what their memories are of the classic shark movie that hit cinema screens across America on June 20th 1975.

Whenever someone asks me that dreaded question, "what is your favourite movie?" I always have to explain that it's like asking what your favourite food is. It really depends on your mood at the time. Saying that, there are always three movies that come to mind. Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark and of course Jaws. For me Jaws is an example of a perfect movie. It never ages it just gets finer as the years wave by. Jaws is another example (thi…

Meerkat Movies reveals the ultimate cinema challenge #FindTheFilms

Meerkat Movies’ 12 month membership celebrated with a hidden film title for each week. Can YOU spot all 52?  (I found E.T. - Rob)
Meerkat Movies is testing the nation to see who comes out on top in a battle of film knowledge. The cinematic game has been created to test and tease viewers, in celebration of the year-long Meerkat Movies 2 for 1 cinema ticket reward.

Bringing to life ‘find the clue’ picture brainteasers, users will have to decipher 52 hidden film clues strategically woven throughout the video in less than 90 seconds. With one clue to represent each week of the year customers can claim the Meerkat Movies code, a whole host of movie genres have been combined to create one epic film spectacular.


Through first-person perspective it captures the journey of a film fan arriving at the cinema, before taking their seats amongst some familiar faces. Consumers will need to hunt out nods to iconic moments from classics such as The Great Escape and The Seven Year Itch to family favor…

Photo of the Day - Harrison Ford Cortina.

Our photo of the day features Harrison Ford practising with his whip at Elstree Studio.  Check out that classic Ford Cortina.  Mk III I believe. How gloriously retro.




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10 Scruffy-Looking Facts About Han Solo And The Actors Who Played Him

10 Facts About Han Solo And The Actors Who Played Him

Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas as I type this and thankfully the vibe is good.  fans love the new movie directed by Ron Howard and to keep with the Han Solo theme, I've put together 10 random scruffy-looking facts about the character and the actors who've played him.

1. Who Auditioned For The Original Han Solo?
We all know that Harrison Ford IS Han Solo but did you know there were some well known names that auditioned for the smuggler role?  Al Pacino was one and Nick Nolte had a shot too.  Others were Christoper Walken, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Englund and Kurt Russell.  You can watch that audition below:


2. The Door Was Opened For Harrison Ford...Literally
After working on American Graffiti, Harrison Ford made an impression on George Lucas.  But it was an installation of a door that helped Ford get the ball rolling for the part of Han Solo.  You see, Ford was installing a door for director, Francis Ford Coppolla…

VIDEO - First 20 Minutes Of Jurassic World Evolution

Watch 20 Minutes Of Frontier's Jurassic World: Evolution IGN were lucky enough to play the first 20 minutes of the upcoming park management game centered around Jurassic Park.  It's called Jurassic World Evolution and is from the clever people at Frontier.  These guys brought us Planet Coaster and I can tell you that game is amazing.  I have high hopes for Jurassic World: Evolution.

Watch how they create an enclosure and tackle some of the scenarios.  The game features Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm and you can hear his performance in this video

The game is out June 12th



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Jaws: Resurface Is A New Fan Made Trailer That Actually Looks Pretty Good

JAWS: RESURFACE Trailer Is A Must Watch Clever Youtuber, Tommy Ross has put together a rather convincing fan trailer for a new Jaws movie.  It's called JAWS: RESURFACE and to be honest, I would watch it.  It would star Richard Dreyfuss so that's okay in my books and it kind of looks fun.  Of course, it's not real, which is a shame but should there be more Jaws movies?  Before you answer with a "hell, no" let me share Tommy's thoughts and he does come up with some valid points.  You can watch the fan trailer for Jaws: Resurface at the end of this article.  Please do let us know your thoughts on the trailer and whether you would like to see another Jaws movie

Despite what some people say, this really needs to happen for a number of reasons. First of all, I believe it's important to keep beloved, iconic properties alive, relevant and thriving. We should celebrate certain films in big ways and always allow new audiences to discover these films. Jaws should ne…

"Logan" Director James Mangold To Write and Direct Boba Fett Spinoff

James Mangold To Write And Direct A Boba Fett Film On the eve of the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Oscar-nominated Logan screenwriter and director is prepping a Boba Fett film.  Mangold is also known for Copland, 3;10 to Yuma and The Wolverine.

We don't normally report on rumours but this seems to be a given and as its coming from The Hollywood Reporter we felt it was safe to post.  An update to the post on THR also reveals that Simon Kinberg will co-write with James Mangold.  Kinberg has been credited as writer for a number of episodes of Star Wars Rebels.

Read more at THR

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

EXPERIENCE A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY AT VUE WITH THE UK’S ULTIMATE STAR WARS COLLECTOR

See An Epic Star Wars Collection Thanks To Vue Cinema Vue has partnered with the UK’s ultimate Star Wars collector and superfan Keith Guppy to exhibit key vintage and Han Solo themed pieces from his collection worth over £80k at Vue West End to celebrate the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story – out on 25th May.

When it comes to Star Wars memorabilia, Keith reportedly has the largest collection in the UK, boasting over 3,000 items including spaceships, figurines and playsets, worth £81,510 as valued by Vectis Auctions Ltd this month.

The exhibition at Vue has been exclusively curated by Keith to include every character in Solo: A Star Wars Story and the original Star Wars cast including; Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. It will be the first-time visitors will have the chance to see rare collector memorabilia including vintage items such as Palitoy Darth Vader, Han Solo in Carbonite and a Jabba the Hut playset and will run this bank holiday weekend, starting on Thursday 2…

BFI AND LUCASFILM ANNOUNCE TRAINEES FOR STAR WARS EPISODE IX

NEXT BFI FILM ACADEMY FUTURE SKILLS TRAINEE PROGRAMME WITH LUCASFILM ANNOUNCED FOR ‘STAR WARS EPISODE IX’ Trainees on Solo: A Star Wars Story join cast members Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton onstage at BFI Southbank tonightAt a special presentation of Solo: A Star Wars Story at BFI Southbank tonight the BFI and Lucasfilm announced the next round of the pioneering BFI Film Academy Future Skills programme. Designed to give opportunities for a career in film to under-represented young people from all over the UK, the programme will have places for 30 new young people, the majority who are graduates from the BFI Film Academy, to work as paid trainees in a variety of craft and technical roles on the next Star Wars film, Episode IX, in production at Pinewood from July 2018.

This follows a hugely successful pilot of the programme with Lucasfilm on Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2017, in UK cinemas from 24th May 2018, which placed 28 trainees in production roles ranging from Sound and L…

Review - Is Jurassic Park 4K Worth Buying?

David Gawne Takes A Look To See Just How Good Jurassic Park 4K IsIt was Christmas `94 when Jurassic Park made its home video release debut. I can still remember coming home from school and holding the special fossil case VHS edition of Jurassic Park, knowing that the movie that changed my life was inside. I must have watched that tape over a hundred times. In 2000, both Jurassic Park and The Lost World were released on DVD. We could finally experience these movies without all the hiss and other anomalies that plagued VHS tapes.

In 2011, all three movies were released on Blu-ray, but there was always something that bothered me about the transfers, particularly Jurassic Park; the warm, earthy colours of Isla Nublar were suddenly lacking. In 2013 the 3D edition was released but the general complaint was the overuse of DNR which removed some of the grain, thus robbing the picture of some finer detail. This was a shame as i loved the colours of the 3D version but something still wasn`t r…

10 More Events For Royal Albert Hall's 2018 Festival Of Film Added

Michael Price, Metropolis, and Guy Garvey’s first movie score at Royal Albert Hall’s Festival of Film A new British black comedy starring Tom Wilkinson and soundtracked by Elbow’s Guy Garvey is one of 10 special events added to the Royal Albert Hall’s 2018 Festival of Film calendar today.

Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back), the debut feature from writer-director Tom Edmunds, which also stars Aneurin Barnard, Christopher Eccleston and Marion Bailey, will screen with a Q&A as part of the venue’s annual celebration of cinema.

Also announced are live re-scores of silent classics from Fritz Lang and Charlie Chaplin, a show from improv kings Comedians Cinema Club – as they “ruin your favourite film” – and a Classic Album Sundays special with composer and music editor Michael Price, talking about his work on Sherlock, Children of Men and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

These shows are added to Films in Concert presentations of The English Patient, Jurassic Park, Amadeus and Harry Potter…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom "More Dinosaurs Than Ever" Featurette

Universal Pictures have released a new featurette and its packed with dino jaw clamping goodness. "We had so many dinosaurs in the same frame that we had to make the frame bigger" - J.A. Bayona, director.

Watch the featurette below.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehisto…

INTRADA Announces Jerry Goldsmith's BABY - SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND

BABY - SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND
Composed and Conducted by JERRY GOLDSMITH
INTRADA ISC 403 Intrada presents an updated release of Jerry Goldsmith's 1985 score to Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend. Intrada mastered the earlier release from a DAT transfer of Jerry Goldsmith’s personal 2-track stereo mix of the print takes on ¼” stereo tape, made by mixer Shawn Murphy in the early 1990s when Goldsmith was dubbing much of his analog library over to the relatively new digital tape format. For this 2018 remastering of the complete score, Intrada was provided access to everything from the September 1984 sessions, maintained in pristine condition in the vast Disney vaults. These included the original 32-track scoring session masters as well as the multi-track digital mixes made by Murphy from the 32-track elements. One anomaly from the previous release has now been corrected — Goldsmith’s copy of the mixes included a couple of tracks, in particular the lengthy finale of the score, “Baby’s Al…

REVIEW - TheAmazingMysteryBox.Com Star Wars Box

Unboxing 'The Amazing Mystery Box'Last week I was lucky enough to attend Film & Comic Con, Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena.  While I was at the Showmasters event I came across a stall stacked with these mysterious boxes.  "The Amazing Mystery Box" was the name of the stall and they were promoting a kind of loot crate subscription.  They were selling one off boxes and I fancied purchasing one to see what was in the box.  Curiosity got the better of me. 

After a quick chat with the owner who said they understand what fans want and try to get official merchandise.  In fact most of the Doctor Who stuff has come from the now sadly closed Doctor Who Experience gift shop that was in Cardiff Bay.  Anyway, I asked if he had a theme related to The Bearded Trio and he keenly handed over a Star Wars themed box.  He promised me that the £19.99 boxes will have at least £40 worth of goodies and if you want to splash out a bit more then there's a box which costs £49.99 and …

Movie Review: "Deadpool 2" Has Better Action, More Laughs And An Added Moral Compass

DEADPOOL 2
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, 
T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy and Eddie Marsan
Screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick and Ryan Reynolds
Directed by David Leitch


Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs


Out of Four






I'm late to the party on Deadpool. I hate red band trailers with a passion, because far too often they are used to sell the movie to the crowd that just cares about graphic content and hearing lots of curse words. That doesn't offend me on a moral level, but it does on an artistic and comedic one. The red band trailers for the original Deadpool were far more based around proving how R-Rated it could be than how funny it could be, and when I missed the press screening due to illness, I just couldn't get excited about seeing it.  When I did, there was a lot I liked, but I could not have cared less about the revenge story and despite all of the buzz about how innovative the movie was, that element was strictly…