May 2, 2013 |
Steven Spielberg is returning to the charged terrain of real-life American events, with the “Lincoln” director announcing Thursday he'll tackle the story of U.S. sniper Chris Kyle as his next directorial project. Bradley Cooper will star as the late Navy SEAL. The news clears up the uncertainty over Spielberg's immediate future that arose when he decided not to move forward with the large-scale sci-fi adventure “Robopocalypse” earlier this year. A spokeswoman confirmed the new film, titled "American Sniper," and said it would be based on a script from screenwriter Jason Hall ("Spread")
January 30, 2013 |
Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, who is nominated for an Academy Award for directing this year's best picture nominee "Lincoln," will receive the American Cinema Editors' ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 63rd ACE Eddie Awards on Feb. 16 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure," said the ACE Board of Directors in a statement Wednesday morning. "For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling.
May 21, 2013 |
Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will executive produce an original "Halo" television series based on the popular video games. It will have exclusive interactive Xbox One content. The blockbuster game franchise inspired a 90-minute Web series, "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn," that put the video game's protagonist, Master Chief, at the center of the cinematic action. The fall release helped drive sales of the "Halo 4" game. The games have sold more than 50 million titles. Now, Spielberg will continue exploring the space marine's narrative in a live-action TV series based on "Halo's" universe.
February 27, 2013 |
Steven Spielberg will head the jury at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, slated for May 15-26, organizers have announced . In announcing Spielberg's selection, festival President Gilles Jacob said the 66-year-old American director is a "Cannes 'regular'," noting that several of his 27 films, including "Sugarland Express" and "The Color Purple," screened at the festival. "Sugarland" won the best screenplay award at the festival in 1974. But it was with "E.T. " -- which screened at the festival in 1982, "that ties were made of the type you never forget," Jacob said.
February 8, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of the Union address; defense cuts; drones: Joe Klein; David Ignatius; Elisabeth Bumiller; Gloria Borger (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
October 9, 2012 |
Steven Spielberg's long-gestating "Lincoln" finally arrived last night at the New York Film Festival, and as with any blessed event, the debut prompted a level of excitement not seen since ... well ... the last time Spielberg made a much-hyped, awards-season movie. Or as Matt Dentler, former producer of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival, put it in a tweet: "'LINCOLN is Steven Spielberg's best film since 'WAR HORSE'!!" Our own Steven Zeitchik, covering the festival, saw the movie last night, writing that it "got off to a strong if not spectacular awards-season start," playing to an "appreciative if not overwhelmingly loud festival audience," which sounds like a solid, if not ringing, endorsement to us. PHOTOS: Celebrities by the Times The headline writers at the Hollywood Reporter eschewed that sort of measured approach, trumpeting that last night's screening "turns the Oscar race upside-down ," which means either A)