Tag Archives: Steven Spielberg

Hollywood Take 2: Moviegoers Not Impressed with Lincoln Trailer

15 Sep

What’ happened in Hollywood this week that deserves a second look? Steven Speilberg finally released the trailer for Lincoln staring Daniel Day Lewis. The Toronto International Film Festival comes to an end on Sunday and we will review what films did well at TIFF.  Also, studios are scratching their heads as an award winning special effects company Digital Domain filed for bankruptcy. So here’s a quick overview of what we thought deserved a second take.

Essential Stories:

  • Moviegoers Not Impressed with Lincoln Trailer
  • Oscar Buzz from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
  • Oscar Winning Company Digital Domain Files for Bankruptcy

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Are You Scared Yet? A Look Back on Oscar-Winning Thrillers: Part-2 What Happened Next!

25 Jun

6th article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

In the previous article we looked at five Oscar winning psychological thrillers, in this one we’ll look at the winners to see if they went on to do anymore movies, in the same genre that were Oscar nominated or won. As there are many talented people who have worked on these movies and won, we thought it best to narrow it down to one person of each film and one or two movies that they went on to work on. If we didn’t we’d be here for a very long time! Also, Inception hasn’t been included because it was only released in 2010 and the winners haven’t had time to make other psychological thrillers. Feel to add more or even discuss their past work in the comments!

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Mastering Psychotic: Hitchcock Influences On Directors And Their Films: Part 1

30 May

2nd. article in our 7 week series on Psychological Thrillers.

By  Parisienne

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, created over fifty films including Psycho, Rear Window and Vertigo.  The plots of his films meant to serve as decoys in order to better understand the psychosis of his characters.1 His influences have stayed with us long after his death.  Many directors pay homage to him in their films, but they are not always apparent. Let’s take a look at who they are!

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Christian Cinema in Hollywood

26 Mar

By Comic Relief

If you are a Hollywood film enthusiast with a hunger for biblical content you have no doubt heard of three esteemed projects in the development pipelines.  Many have heard of development for Steven Spielberg’s Moses film [1], Darren Aronofsky’s Noah film [2] and even Mel Gibson’s Judah Maccabee film [3] might qualify.  If you are familiar with these directors, then you will likely be bored by descriptions of how they required their reputations.  We will have some time before those movies are released, until then let’s review some of the history of this genre.

If you are discussing specifically Hollywood’s Christian films they generally fall into these categories:

  • Biblical Narratives
  • Inspirational Narratives
  • Negation Narratives

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Hollywood Dreamers: Dream Big & Inspire

14 Mar

4th. Article in our series Bringing Spirituality back to Hollywood

By Littlebells

  • Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you’ll fall among the stars.

–Les Brown

All children have dreams of who and what they want to be when they grow up.  They fantasize about being the first astronaut to Mars, a Disney Princess, or a famous explorer in the Amazon jungle.  Dreams are without limits.  However it seems as humans, we tend to put restrictions and limits on what we think we can achieve.  This article is to recognize those who dreamed big and inspire others to make their dreams come true.

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