Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole lifewashingtonpost.com
Steven Spielberg debuts his movie memoir 'The Fabelmans'
Steven Spielberg premiered his much-anticipated “The Fabelmans” to thunderous applause at the Toronto International Film Festival, debuting his most autobiographical film and one the 75-year-old filmmaker said he’s been building toward his whole life.
New this week: 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and 'Goodnight Mommy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Little Big Town and Marcus Mumford, “The Handmaid’s Tale” returns with high stakes for the future of Gilead, and twin brothers go to their mother’s house for a stay but find something is off about her in the film “Goodnight Mommy.”.
Real Life 'Goonies'? A Mysterious Shipwreck Found Off the Oregon Coast : Short Wave
For centuries, mysterious blocks of beeswax and Chinese porcelain have washed up on the Oregon coast, leading to legends of pirates, treasure, and a sunken Spanish galleon. It became known as the Beeswax Wreck, and it inspired centuries of treasure hunters—and maybe even Steven Spielberg, as he created The Goonies. Now, researchers have found nearly 330-year-old timbers from the ship in a hard-to-access cave. This is the story of how a team of volunteer archeologists are working to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of the Pacific Northwest, using old-school detective skills and one well-timed natural disaster.npr.org
Marlboro Man and ‘Melrose Place’ actor dies of COVID at 62
Brad Johnson, who jumped from rodeo cowboy to portraying the Marlboro Man in cigarette spots and film and TV roles including Steven Spielberg’s “Always” and “Melrose Place,” has died. Johnson died Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, of complications from COVID-19, his agent, Linda McAlister, said Saturday. Johnson played opposite Holly Hunter in 1989′s “Always,” a remake of a 1943 film (“A Guy Named Joe”) about firefighting pilots. His work as an actor and as a Marlboro Man — one of a succession used by the brand — brought Johnson and his wife, Laurie, to California. They eventually moved their family to a ranch in New Mexico and the Colorado mountains before settling in north Texas.mlive.com
Brad Johnson of 'Melrose Place,' Marlboro Man ads dies at 62
Brad Johnson, who jumped from rodeo cowboy to portraying the Marlboro Man in cigarette spots and film and TV roles including Steven Spielberg’s “Always” and “Melrose Place,” has died. Johnson died Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, of complications from COVID-19, his agent, Linda McAlister, said Saturday. Johnson played opposite Holly Hunter in 1989’s “Always,” a remake of a 1943 film (“A Guy Named Joe”) about firefighting pilots.news.yahoo.com
Sanctions on Russian oligarch donors hit Israel institutions
Billionaire Moshe Kantor has severed his longstanding ties to Tel Aviv University — joining a growing list of Russian Jewish oligarchs who have scaled back their philanthropic activities after coming under international sanctions for their ties to President Vladimir Putin.
TCM Film Festival returns to Hollywood with Spielberg, more
Classic film lovers know the importance of a grand entrance and the folks at Turner Classic Movies are pulling out all the stops for the return of the TCM Classic Film Festival this week in Hollywood. After two years of virtual editions because of the pandemic, the festival kicks off Thursday with the help of Steven Spielberg, who will be on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.”news.yahoo.com
Golden Globes 2022: Rachel Zegler and ‘West Side Story’ win big at untelevised ceremony
Rachel Zegler, Steven Spielberg’s Maria in “West Side Story,” has won her first Golden Globe. “West Side Story,” which was partially filmed in Paterson and Newark, also won the Golden Globe for best motion picture musical or comedy. And Zegler’s co-star Ariana DeBose, who plays Anita, won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress. She had a voice.”On Twitter Sunday, the actor made an observation about the date she won the Golden Globe. and i just won a golden globe for that same performance, on 1/9/22.mlive.com
How to Watch Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story”
Get your tickets on Fandango, and enjoy Steven Spielberg’s reinvigoration of this beloved Broadway musical. West Side Story follows a love story and feud between two conflicting street gangs. Where to watch:The 2021 film adaptation of West Side Story is now playing in theaters. Find your West Side Story tickets today. West Side Story is produced and directed by Steven Spielberg from a script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner (Lincoln).mlive.com
How to Watch “Something’s Coming: West Side Story” stream for free
“Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20.” airs tonight at 7pm on ABC. Watch this special ABC News event for free with a FuboTV subscription. Where to watchYou can stream “Something’s Coming: West Side Story.” for free when you register for FuboTV (7-day free trial). Click here to get started, and tune in tonight at 7pm to watch ABC’s “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20.”About the special, from ABC:ABC News presents a one-hour primetime event that goes behind-the-scenes of the upcoming film adaptation of “West Side Story” and features a new interview with director Steven Spielberg. “Something’s Coming: West Side Story – A Special Edition of 20/20″ airs Sunday, Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.mlive.com
Artificial intelligence project lets Holocaust survivors share their stories forever
In an innovative attempt to harness the artificial intelligence technologies of the present and the future to keep alive the stories of the past, Holocaust survivors may be the first people ever to be able to continue carrying on conversations (virtually, at least) even after their deaths. Heather Maio had worked for years on Holocaust-related exhibits and knew that "Schindler's List" director Steven Spielberg had created the Shoah Foundation to record the testimonies of thousands of Holocaust survivors. Kor died last summer, but using the Shoah foundation's technology, Stahl was able to conduct another 60 Minutes interview with Kor's digital image. "He had a gorgeous face, a movie star face, and very pleasant, actually," Kors' digital image told Stahl. Gutter's digital image replied.cbsnews.com
For the first time, Steven Spielberg won't direct an Indiana Jones film, report says
US director Steven Spielberg poses during a photocall for his film 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull' at the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, southern France. Indiana Jones' iconic bullwhip will no longer be in the hands of director Steven Spielberg. On Wednesday, Variety reported that Spielberg will not direct the fifth movie in the Indiana Jones franchise and director James Mangold ("Ford v. Ferrari") is now in talks to take the helm. Spielberg has directed every Indiana Jones film since the first, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," which premiered in 1981. It's likely the film could see another delay now that Spielberg is out as director.cnbc.com
Top Hollywood celebrities and Silicon Valley investors are linked to the app that failed in Iowa
Steven Spielberg arrives at the premiere of 'Ready Player One' held at Dolby Theatre on March 26, 2018 in Hollywood, CaliforniaSome of the best-known Silicon Valley investors and top names in Hollywood are behind the nonprofit group that launched the app that broke down during the Iowa caucus Monday night. Iowa Democrats were using an app developed by Shadow, a progressive start-up managed by a three-year-old nonprofit called Acronym. That funding is going toward "advancing progressive causes through innovative communications, advertising and organizing programs," Acronym says on its site. In addition to Shadow, Acronym is an investor in a digital news organization called Courier Newsroom and digital strategy firm Lockwood Strategy. Fourteen investors have each contributed at least $100,000 to Pacronym, all between October and December.cnbc.com
Appeal in John Steinbeck lawsuit heard in court
Kaffaga, executor for the estate of her mother Elaine Steinbeck, had alleged that long-running litigation over the author's estate prevented her from making the most of his copyrights at a time when marquee names such as Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Lawrence were interested in bringing masterpieces "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden" back to the screen. She said the deals instead fell apart over the years.chicagotribune.com
No water? No problem 'Jaws' in concert will still freak you out
click to enlarge Universal Pictures"You're going to need a bigger string section. "We have Steven Spielberg's 1975 shark movie to thank for years of irrational fears of fucking sharks lurking in, like, every possible body of water just waiting to gobble our unsuspecting asses up. A sonic pairing with a live symphony orchestra should ease the anxiety a little, right? The film's iconic score from the incomparable John Williams is as much of a character as the toothy animatronic antagonist, Bruce the shark. Skip the beach and feel the terror as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs the entire score in sync with a screening ofGet our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning.metrotimes.com
You See The Complexity Of The Black Man In Todays Era: Curtiss Cook On The Chi, Steven Spielberg
There is not another show on television that looks or feels like The Chi on Showtime. The veteran actor plays Otis Douda Perry and had some major shoes to fill when he jumped into the show. There was a reason Otis Perry decided why he did what he needed to do. You see the complexity of the black man in todays era.In addition to his work on The Chi, Cook is also part of the new Steven Spielberg production of West Side Story that will be released in 2020. When Steven Spielberg comes up to you and is like oh my God I love you on The Chi and hes cool with the camera angles and what he wants.detroit.cbslocal.com
Preview: The New Force Behind Star Wars
Director J.J. Abrams, a self-described "fanboy" of the Star Wars franchise, got the job to direct "The Force Awakens" with an assist from Steven Spielberg. Bill Whitaker interviewed the director six weeks before the premiere. Watch Whitaker's report on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.cbsnews.com
Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in new thriller
Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in new thriller Stars step out for "Devil's Knot" premiere, plus Steven Spielberg presents President Obama with humanity award. Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com