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Steven Spielberg

HiT Reviews: ‘The Post, ‘Paddington 2’
2 weeks ago

HiT Reviews: ‘The Post, ‘Paddington 2’

Steven Spielberg can do almost anything on screen … except duck the zeitgeist.

The Oscar winner began making “The Post” just as liberals pleaded with reporters to hold President-Elect Donald …
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Decorated Soldier Picks the Best, and Worst, War Movies
2 weeks ago

Decorated Soldier Picks the Best, and Worst, War Movies

I was attending a Christmas party over the holidays and, in the course of conversation, made the following statement:

“I can’t watch very many war movies anymore.”

My sister in-law, …
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‘Post’ Nightmare: Spielberg, Streep Dodge Killer Obama Question
4 weeks ago

‘Post’ Nightmare: Spielberg, Streep Dodge Killer Obama Question

Some media observers say overseas reporters cover U.S. politics better than stateside scribes.

It’s a case-by-case situation, of course. It’s not far from the truth, though. We saw a great …
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7 Questions Press Must Ask Tom Hanks (‘The Post’)
2 months ago

7 Questions Press Must Ask Tom Hanks (‘The Post’)

Oscar winner Tom Hanks tried to heal the nation in wake of Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory.

Most celebrities predicted the end of the world, or similar calamities, after Nov. …
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‘Service’ Director Honors Veterans First and Foremost
3 months ago

‘Service’ Director Honors Veterans First and Foremost

Jason Hall says selling a studio on his “American Sniper” screenplay wasn’t easy.

“Nobody had made money on an Iraq war film. We got a bunch of passes [on it],” …
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14 Super Cool ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Facts
5 months ago

14 Super Cool ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Facts

Talk about a sci-fi mismatch.

Old chums George Lucas and Steven Spielberg released genre-bending space sagas 40 years ago. Lucas scored a TKO, redefining both science fiction and merchandising forever, …
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6 Reasons ‘Temple of Doom’ Is the 2nd Best Indy Film
5 months ago

6 Reasons ‘Temple of Doom’ Is the 2nd Best Indy Film

No sane soul doubts which Indiana Jones movie is the best (so far).

“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” an homage to classic film serials, is a near-perfect movie. Action. Adventure. …
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‘Inside Psycho’ – It’s Not What You Think
10 months ago

‘Inside Psycho’ – It’s Not What You Think

Did you know that Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho” barely got made?

The “star” dies after only 47 minutes. The studio hated it. The New York Times called the film “a …
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Eszterhas Curses Hollywood’s ‘Bland Tentpole’ Fever
1 year ago

Eszterhas Curses Hollywood’s ‘Bland Tentpole’ Fever

An immigrant from a poor family, the “Basic Instinct” screenwriter became a budding reporter on the front lines of the civil rights movement. Later, he moved to Hollywood where he became …
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Pop Confessions: Why My Son Needed to See ‘Jaws’
1 year ago

Pop Confessions: Why My Son Needed to See ‘Jaws’

Only rewatching one cherished favorite taught me how movies once portrayed masculinity. Suddenly, this was much more than a father-son moment.

My oldest son is all of seven years old, …
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