Jennifer Lawrence is the biggest star on the planet right now, like the acting equivalent of Beyonce. Recently, the actress signed on to star in a new James Cameron-produced film, as well as a sci-fi project with fellow mega-star Chris Pratt. And now her impressive film schedule just got even more impressive with news that the actress has signed on to star in an upcoming Steven Spielberg film.
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Not long ago, it was reported that Disney was eyeing Chris Pratt to headline an Indiana Jones reboot, and while that was certainly some exciting news (even if Pratt is a fairly predictable choice), there wasn’t really much else to it. Now comes word that original Indy director Steven Spielberg is interested in directing the reboot with Pratt attached — seems like we aren’t the only fans of Pratt.
We all watch the Oscars for different reasons. Some watch for the sheer spectacle. Some watch to see if the movies they like actually win something. Some watch so they can drunkenly criticize what everyone is wearing. But in the end, it all comes down to all viewers doing the exact same thing: watching people thank other people for upwards of three hours. But which people have been thanked the most in 86 years of Oscar history? Someone with a lot of time on their hands decided to figure that out.
This week sees the release of ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ the latest sci-fi adventure from Andy and Lana Wachowski. And while in all likelihood ‘Jupiter Ascending’ will not go down in history as one of the great works of its genre, the occasion of a new sci-fi epic from two of the modern masters of the form seemed like a good time to assess and celebrate the recent highlights of science fiction cinema, which has taken audiences from the furthest reaches of the cosmos to the deepest recesses of the human mind.
A lot of your favorite 80s classics have been rebooted or remade into not-so-classics. It's the unfortunate state of the movie business. But, today, we get one back. The proposed ‘Gremlins’ remake, that was on the “fast track” as recently as this past April, may be as dead as a Gremlin in a hot tub.
The TV-movie reboot trend shows no signs of stopping, though at least one intriguing exception has its own marching orders. FOX’s ‘Minority Report’ sequel series has an official pilot order, picking up where the 2002 Stephen Spielberg-Tom Cruise thriller left off to tell an all-new PreCrime tale.
As briefly mentioned in that post featuring the new ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ photo, Disney’s 2015 release slate is kind of insane. The studio is releasing 12 new films, averaging out to one new movie per month. If things go well at the box office (and they probably will), they might very well indeed be the highest-grossing studio next year, thanks to releases like ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ two new Pixar movies, and two new superhero films from Marvel Studios.
We're all getting pretty stoked for the release of 'Jurassic World' next summer, which—according to that first trailer—will apparently feature the vicious and highly intelligent velociraptors teaming up with Chris Pratt's character. Although that trailer featured quite a bit of CGI, we've been assured by director Colin Trevorrow that he still employed a healthy amount of practical effects, much like Steven Spielberg's original 'Jurassic Park'—which surprisingly took a practical approach to creating those famous raptors. You can see just how they pulled it off in this new video.
Released in 1993, ‘Jurassic Park’ is still one of the biggest movies of all-time and one of the best action-adventure movies of the blockbuster era. How is it that the visual effects in a movie from 1993 look better than most movies made today? You can find out about that, and all other things ‘Jurassic Park’ in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric classic. Hold on to your butts!
When I met Ryan at a brand new Midtown Manhattan hotel, I explained this is the second time we had met (I always assume that no one ever remembers me) and, well, the memories of our last time together came back -- an interview that involved a misunderstanding over the phrase “America’s scorn.” (I had meant the scorn she might receive because her character from ‘The Office,’ Holly, was taking Michael Scott away; she thought I meant some sort of new project titled ‘America’s Scorn.') The last time I spoke to Ryan,'15 Awesome Minutes with Awesomely Awesome Amy Ryan.’ Well, here are 19 more…