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WINDFALL FOR SKYFALL: $88.4 MILLION (updated)

November 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel Craig, who remarked after learning that he had been selected to play James Bond in 2005 that he recognized that the franchise is a machine that “makes a lot of money,” has made the machine the most money for a Bond opening ever — an estimated $87.8 million [see updated figures below] for Skyfall. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LINCOLN

November 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln opens in just 11 theaters this weekend, testing whether a film so conceived and so dedicated can endure when it opens wide next weekend. If word of mouth is anywhere near as enthusiastic as the reviews it has received, it should have no difficulty at all giving even James Bond a run […]

DREAMWORKS RELIES ON RELIANCE

April 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

India’s Reliance has ridden to the rescue of Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks Studios, agreeing to invest another $200 million in the struggling studio, the New York Times reported today (Wednesday), citing a person with knowledge of the matter. The studio released six films in 2011 but had only one hit, The Help. The others were either […]

WHY SPIELBERG MADE BLOODLESS WAR MOVIE

December 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steven Spielberg has acknowledged that he had to engage in a certain amount of maneuvering during the production of War Horse — a movie set during World War I, which claimed more lives on the battlefield than any other war in history — in order to retain a PG-13 rating. In an interview with Daily […]

CONTROVERSY GROWS OVER SPIELBERG’S TINTIN

October 19, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

It doesn’t open in Europe until October 26, and it won’t be seen in the U.S. until December, but Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is already drawing much criticism from fans of the original Hergé comic strip and those who have accused the Belgian writer/artist of racism, antisemitism, and […]