mon 30/11/2020

Steven Spielberg

DVD: Super 8

In JJ Abrams’s retro sci-fi Super 8, a group of budding film-makers are terrorised by a mysterious creature. With credible camaraderie and poignant performances from its young leads, it’s as much about growing up and the thrill of first-time film-...

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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

It’s been a long time coming, and an extremely nervous wait for millions of fans who grew up on the boy reporter and his alliterating whisky-soaked maritime sidekick. Steven Spielberg first acquired the cinematic rights to The Adventures of Tintin...

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Interview: Tintin, The Reluctant Movie Star

A reporter can be certain of two things: death, and the ephemerality of journalism. Written yesterday, published today, an article will usually be forgotten by tomorrow. The one exception who proves the rule hasn't been heard of in years, but his...

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Terra Nova, Sky1

Is it back from the future or forward to the past? We start in the year 2149, and Earth is overcrowded, polluted and staggering towards extinction. Nobody can breathe outdoors without using a rebreather mask, and most plant and animal life has...

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Cowboys & Aliens

The title is the film. In a new low point for high concepts, producers Ron Howard and Steven Spielberg only needed to see the cover of the titular, unfinished comic book to give Cowboys & Aliens the green light. Iron Man’s director Jon Favreau,...

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Falling Skies, FX

The cast of 'Falling Skies' apparently lost in the Hammersmith tube station underpass

It’s ironic that we TV critics were only allowed one viewing of this new sci-fi series before having to pass judgment, because even those only casually acquainted with the genre will feel they’ve seen the like of this part-Spielberg-conceived space...

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The Pacific, Sky Movies Premiere/SMPHD

It's tempting to characterise this new World War Two mini-series as Band of Brothers Goes to Japan, but when Steven Spielberg gets his teeth into a project, no hold remains barred and no detail unexplored. Once typecast as a purveyor of exciting but...

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High-Def Hell in The Pacific

Take cover! The Pacific is the new 10-part World War Two epic from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, a follow-up to their 2001 series Band of Brothers. It was commissioned by HBO, who will premiere it in the States on March 14, and...

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Interview: Andy Serkis on playing Ian Dury

The career of Andy Serkis tends to point in one direction: darkness visible. Onstage, more recently on screen, he has inhabited a series of characters for whom violence is second nature. His Bill Sikes was utterly deranged, though a pussycat next to...

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