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‘Jurassic World’ Review: The Park Is Open and Full of Dumb People

When all you care about is money, bad things happen. That’s the message of Jurassic World, where greedy theme-park executives hoping to spike attendance engineer the “Indominus Rex,” a genetically-modified dinosaur that immediately turns on its creators and runs amok. Designed as a cautionary tale about the dangers of building a meaner, badder monster purely for the sake of profits, Jurassic World works equally well as a cautionary tale about doing the same thing in movies. All of the rationalizations provided by Jurassic World’s employees — “Consumers want them bigger, louder, more teeth.” “Somebody’s gotta make sure this company has a future!” — could have been taken directly out of the mouths of the studio executives who approved this gene splice of a reboot and a sequel. Their creation — the Indominus or the movie, there’s basically no difference — is as advertised; huge, mean, and visually striking. But this experiment is not without consequences.

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‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller Looks Mighty Cool

When Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg last made a war film, they produced Saving Private Ryan, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and features what’s widely considered one of the greatest battle scenes ever captured on film. They’ve worked together since, including on Catch Me If You Can, one of the best movies of either man’s career, but Bridge of Spies might be considered a kind of spiritual sequel to Ryan. That was Hanks and Spielberg’s World War II picture. This is their Cold War one.

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‘Jaws’ Is Coming Back to Theaters For Its 40th Anniversary

On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.

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Steven Spielberg Drops ‘American Sniper’ as His ‘Lincoln’ Follow-Up

For the past few months, it looked like Steven Spielberg was going to follow up the massive success of 'Lincoln' with 'American Sniper,' a war film about the career of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Despite plenty of momentum and the starpower of Bradley Cooper in the lead role, Spielberg, along with production company DreamWorks, has dropped the project and vanished to wherever he goes when he needs to decide what movie he wants to direct next.

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Steven Spielberg Wants to Produce a ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Adaptation

In what must be great news for lazy students who hate watching black and white movies but don't want to read a book, Steven Spielberg is looking to produce a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel 'The Grapes of Wrath.' And it turns out he's not the only one interested in updating this classic.

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Steven Spielberg Will Next Tackle Bradley Cooper’s ‘American Sniper’

Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' project has found a director, and it's a very prestigious one: Steven Spielberg will helm the flick in which Cooper plays Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

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‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Review

You can buy replicas of Richard Attenborough's amber-tipped cane or you can listen to ten minute loops of Jeff Goldblum's oddball laugh but there's something you haven't been able to do in twenty years: hear the roar of a T. rex fighting two Velociraptors from thunderous, surround sound of big cinema speakers. Something you've never been able to do is see it in 3D or in IMAX. Until now. And you don't want to miss it.

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HBO Developing New WW2 Mini-Series with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks

Any TV fan knows that all good things cinematic come in threes, so why would HBO's collaboration with legendary director Steven Spielberg and Hollywood icon Tom Hanks be any different? Following 2001's acclaimed mini-series 'Band of Brothers' and 2010 successor 'The Pacific,' the holy TV trinity has begun work on a third World War II mini-series, to once again adapt another historical account. Get the details on HBO's 'Masters of the Air' from Spielberg and Hanks inside!

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