5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

Opening sceneThere can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course.

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‘The Post’ Trailer: Spielberg Tackles the Pentagon Papers

the post20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for ‘The Post‘. The film, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, is centered around the the publishing of the Pentagon Papers by The Washington Post in 1971. The film follows Meryl Streep‘s Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks‘ Ben Bradlee as they form an unlikely partnership, fighting to more »

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CANON OF FILM: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

Close Encounters of the Third KindIn this edition of CANON OF FILM, we take a look at Steven Spielberg‘s sci-fi classic, ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ for it’s recent 40th anniversary. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) Director/Screenplay: Steven Spielberg ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind‘ is more »

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Shia LaBeouf Not Involved with Indiana Jones 5

Just like as quickly as Indy snatches the hat away from Shia Labeouf at the end of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Indiana Jones 5 writer David Koepp snatches Lebeouf’s character, Mutt, from the sequel. And that’s probably a good thing. David Koepp confirmed that Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Indiana Jones and more »

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‘Speilberg’ to debut October 7th on HBO

‘Speilberg‘, an intimate portrait of the iconic film director Steven Spielberg, is set to be released on October 7th. The documentary, which is set to premiere on all HBO platforms, will examine the director’s filmography in depth like never before. I’m a massive fan of documentaries – especially ones that examine filmmakers – so this more »

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Ready Player One Trailer Released At SDCC

    (AOTN) Ready Player One sure did deliver at #SDCC. The official trailer for the film was released and left many fans wanting more. The trailer which was filled with Easter Eggs as they say saw the likes of Harley Quinn, Willy Wonka, Joust, and even Freddy Krueger. Another Easter Egg was the appearance more »

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Scarlett Johansson Will Star in DreamWorks’ Live-Action “Ghost in the Shell”

ScarlettJohanssonBlackWidow(PCM) Variety confirmed today, January 5, that Scarlett Johansson will star in DreamWorks’ live-action remake of the futuristic police thriller, Ghost in the Shell.

Based on the manga series of the same name by Masamune Shirow, Ghost in the Shell is currently in pre-production.

Helmed by Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, DreamWorks’ adaptation comes from a script by The Hoax and The Reluctant Fundamentalist writer Bill Wheeler and is produced by Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Iron Man producer Avi Arad and Steven Paul.

Though the manga and multiple animated film series detail the missions and operations of Public Security Section 9, a counter-cyberterrorist organization in mid 21st century Japan, Variety reports that Sanders’s take on the franchise has Scarlett Johansson as part of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission.

DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg gained the rights to produce a live-action version of the original Ghost in the Read more

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A New Species of Dinosaur Wreaks Havoc in First Full Trailer for ‘Jurassic World’

Jurassic-World1(PCM) Universal Pictures debuted the first full trailer for Jurassic World, just one day after the tesser trailer hit the web and two days before its announced debut date of Thanksgiving.

Why the ful trailer came out today and not on Thanksgiving during NBC football is currently unclear, but there are no complaints from us here at PCM.

Finally, we get a full view of Jurassic World, the dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by Dr. John Hammond. Rides, a watershow, and safaris with real live dinosaurs are just a few of the park’s short lived amusements.

In a series about dinosaurs running amok and wreacking havoc, its easy to see how terribly a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can go.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in many deaths and … Read more

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New Jurassic World Teaser Trailer is Here!

Jurassic-World1(PCM) Universal Pictures released a teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Jurassic World, the fourth and most likely not last installment in the Jurassic Park series.

Clocking in at about 15 seconds, the teaser trailer opens with a haunting stripped down version of John Williams’ Grammy-nominated Jurassic Park score, giving viewers the inpression that things are a little darker this time around.

The teaser trailer also gives viewers a very quick glimpse at Jurassic World, the fully functioning dinosaur theme park built on Isla Nublar as it was oringally envisioned by the man who started it all, John Hammond.

In a series about dinosaurs running amok and wreacking havoc, its easy to see how terribly a fully functioning dinosaur theme park can go.

Jurassic World picks up 22 years after the first test run of John Hammond’s theme park on Isla Nublar went horribly wrong and resulted in many deaths, and an … Read more

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‘Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles’ Opens in NY and LA Dec. 12

Magician(PCM) Academy Award-winning writer-director-editor Chuck Workman brings iconic Citizen Kane director Orson Welles to life through audio recordings, rare archive footage, and interviews in his documentary, Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.

Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave Magician a great review after its premiere the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, praising Workman’s deep pulls of international archival footage and other rare primary sources to give his audience a somewhat new and full portrait of Orson Welles.

“An in-depth study of Orson Welles’ singular life and career would run the length of a miniseries, but Chuck Workman engagingly hits a good many highlights in stone-skipping fashion in Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles,” writes McCarthy. 

Additionally, by delving into the protean talent’s bag of unfinished projects, the veteran documentary and clips-reel whiz tries to counter the view that Welles had a fear of … Read more

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Steven Spielberg “Hunted” Triceratops Pic Goes Viral

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(PCM) It truly pains me to say it, but there are definitely quite a few..shall we say…intellectually challenged individuals roaming around the internet these days.

Recently, a Facebook user uploaded an image of director Steven Spielberg posing next to a …

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