A history of violence
What should we make of radiant Lincoln and blubbering Private Ryan?
A tall, tall film
Can you imagine the speech? "The first time I won, I thought it was a nice gesture on your part and you were basically rewarding me for giving it the old Hollywood try, but I wasn't actually sure if you liked me. "You know, really liked me.
Spoiler alert (though it's actually more of a non spoiler alert). They had a surprise screening of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln at the New York Film Festival the other night, showcasing the film about a pivotal period in American history regarding both war and slavery. A friend of mine who works in ... More >>
Two reasons to visit the public
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX
The quest for gold never gets old
Steven Spielberg's upcoming movie about Abraham Lincoln doesn't make the President look like E.T., Jaws, or something out of Jurassic Park. In fact, it makes him look exactly like Daniel Day-Lewis, who's playing the part. With a hint of Walter Huston. Here's' a stirring image from the film, whic ... More >>
Don't forget to pack the Reese’s Pieces
No actual car necessary
Transcending the gimmick in 2011
WWI gets Spielberg’d; Fincher’s new girl in town
Steven Spielberg's War Horse (above) is about to trot into theaters, and lordy is that a beautiful creature! I like the horse, too. Anyway, here are some of my other favorite equine stars from Hollywood history.
This intriguing factlet came up in the press conference for Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, which Steven Spielberg co-produced. It seems that whenever a creative meeting is about to take place about a project he's involved in, Spielberg's people alert the attendees, "By the way, he likes to take ... More >>
Before you click away from this post thinking that it'll be just more blather about Chelsea Clinton's wedding, be aware that it is exactly that, but with a twist: outrageously huge porta-potties. Seriously. These rent-a-johns are bigger than my apartment by far, and carry a hefty cost of $15, ... More >>
Aliens land in Bryant Park
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power. Letters to E.T. Authors: Sad kids who never learned their lesson from all those unanswered letters to God. ... More >>
*Was Steven Spielberg being sincere in saying that Marty Scorsese, who happened to be there presenting his award, was a huge influence on him? Anyone see traces of Mean Streets in E.T.? *Why didn't they show Salma Hayek and Penelope Cruz in the same frame, even when Salma was onstage talking to Pen ... More >>
Its very own temple of doom, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull digs Indy into a very deep hole
The king of Hollywood takes on the small screen.
Kanishka Raja boards at the gate marked "Dislocation"
Spielberg's dour tale of assassination gets lost in a morass of moral ambivalence
Or, How We Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the 'Burbs
Battlefield Earth: Spielbergs traumatic blockbuster destroys the world in order to save it
Baggage claim: In Spielberg fable, Hanks's idiot savant takes American customs to heart
Post-Cogging Spielberg's Action Allegory
Befores and Afters
Our Love Is Real, But We Are Not