After a lot of hype, hoopla and false starts, the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey has of course finally nailed down a cast, and it’s headed to theaters Valentines Day Weekend 2015. So is Poltergeist apparently.
Although Steven Spielberg is now officially a senior citizen, he still loves staying on top of what’s new and hot. And now he’s going to have his new TV series, Extant, streaming on Amazon Prime right after it will air on CBS.
When Steven Spielberg first broke through in the movie biz, it was inconceivable that somebody that young could be a director. And indeed, this was a period when young people were finally breaking through in Hollywood and telling their own stories, and the big Spiel made his mark pretty early.
When the fridge was nuked in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, it became synonymous with a series being past its prime. First you jumped the shark, now you nuked the fridge. There’s still talk of another Indiana Jones movie somewhere down the road, but at this point it really feels like all the air has leaked out of the tire, and the whole thing’s gone pretty flat.
With Sleepy Hollow, Revolution, and Under the Dome, horror and sci-fi genre TV is really hot right now, and it’s great to see genre shows going strong on the small screen. Dome, the TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel, has been growing strong with the viewers and critics, and by the time you read this, there will be some big twists at the end of season one.
When it was reported that Jurassic Park 4 was getting shut down right before it was supposed to start shooting, it certainly wasn’t a good sign. As much as TGD is tired of sequels and reboots, we actually wouldn’t mind seeing what could be done with Jurassic Park today.
As a lover and collector of poster art, I’ve been a huge fan of Drew Struzan ever since I can remember. Every geek should know his name, but if you don’t, you certainly know his artwork. Struzan is the artist behind the posters for Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Thing, Goonies, Back to the Future, The Shawshank Redemption, and many, many others.
Long time readers of TGD know we’re big fans of Jurassic Park. The movie just hit its 20th anniversary this summer, and it was great to see that it still holds up pretty well after all this time. If you’re a fan of technology, Jurassic Park was also a major game changer for FX, ushering in the era of CG.
To the surprise of pretty much no one, John Williams is returning to compose the music for the next Star Wars film. There was of course some initial speculation as to whether he would come back, or whether JJ Abrams would enlist his regular composer, Michael Giacchino, but it’s hard to imagine Star Wars without Williams’s music.
There’s great nostalgia for the Amblin films of the ‘80’s, especially Back to the Future and Goonies. Gremlins was a big hit in its time, and outraged parents with its gooey creature FX, which by today’s standards are nothing, but it helped create the PG-13 rating.
It’s a trip to think that the movie adaptation of Jurassic Park is twenty years behind us now.
This is a great time for genre TV. Not only is Game of Thrones back for its third season, The Walking Dead also had a triumphant return, not to mention Bates Motel and Hannibal have also been getting good reviews as well.
Development moves forward on the television adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
There have been rumors about a fourth Jurassic Park movie for quite some time now.
It’s a really remarkable time for Steven Spielberg. Lincoln just picked up a Best Picture nomination, and the Hollywood veteran was also nominated for Best Director.
With the resurrection of Star Wars, possible lists of directors have shown up all over the 'Net, yet right now it’s just fanboy wishful thinking.
Now that we know there will be three more Star Wars movies, the speculation’s been flying fast and furious about who could possibly direct them.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of E.T., which hit theaters during the incredible genre summer of 1982.
Even though we haven’t had a Jurassic Park movie in ten years, it’s remarkable how much nostalgia for the first film remains.
This is going to be a very busy fall for veteran Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.