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The Conundrum with Steven Spielberg’s Stance on Streaming

The Conundrum with Steven Spielberg’s Stance on Streaming

We’re living in a strange time for feature films. The model has changed, the way people watch films has changed, and everything is moving in a digital direction— just like digital music before it. We all know what happened to the Blockbusters of the world once Netflix got their hands in the game. So, how much time […]

Movies and History: Schindler’s List

Movies and History: Schindler’s List

January 27 was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It marks the liberation of Auschwitz by Allied Forces (specifically the Russians) during World War II, and it is also a day set aside in which to remember the 6.5 million Jews who were systematically slaughtered and murdered by the Nazis. 6 million is a number almost too […]

Sequel Problems: The Spielberg/Cameron Conundrum

Sequel Problems: The Spielberg/Cameron Conundrum

Last year, when James Cameron announced he would be spending what would seem to be the rest of his career making Avatar sequels, I sighed. Yes, I enjoyed Avatar, and yes, I am curious to see what else he has to do in that very pretty world. However, I enjoyed everything else he did in his […]

Spielberg Casts a High School Talent as Maria for ‘West Side Story’

Spielberg Casts a High School Talent as Maria for ‘West Side Story’

West Side Story is not building its hype based on past renditions. Instead, the film will be put in a fresh visual light that focuses more on its story rather than the spectacle. This is the Steven Spielberg we all know and love—not the one who lost himself in the computer animated hysteria (no offense Ready Player […]

Hollywould: ‘Joker,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ and ‘Black Widow’

Hollywould: ‘Joker,’ ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ and ‘Black Widow’

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Joker According to Todd Phillips’ Instagram, Joker has wrapped […]

25 Years of JURASSIC PARK

25 Years of JURASSIC PARK

June 11, 1993.  I had just graduated high school, and was in New York City with the Thespian Club from my high school. We saw Kiss of the Spider Woman on Broadway (it had only been a week or so since Chita Rivera had won the Tony award for her performance), along with the George Gershwin’s […]

50 Years of ‘2001’

50 Years of ‘2001’

In the entire history of cinema, there are a handful of science fiction movies and properties that loom larger than all the rest. The first would be Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent German expressionist, Metropolis. It was the first time audiences would see sci-fi taken seriously. Treated with high production values and given an original score, it […]

Hollywould: Career Turns, Comics, and Cannes

Hollywould: Career Turns, Comics, and Cannes

The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry— we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed: Alex Garland Goes Family-Friendly The Toymaker’s Secret, […]