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Steven Spielberg lands Oscar Isaac for The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara

We're going to see Oscar Isaac in a Steven Spielberg .  I'm excited at that prospect alone, details be damned. But for those of you who want a little more information, let me fill you in.  Isaac is in talks to join the cast of Spielberg's THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA, which depicts the real-life case of a young Jewish boy in 1858 Italy who is...
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07.15.2016
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Spielberg's next Robopocalypse? Also wants to direct Edgardo Mortara drama

Steven Spielberg has a few different projects he would like to direct, and now you can add another to the list. Variety is reporting Spielberg will re-team with his LINCOLN and MUNICH screenwriter Tony Kushner for a religious drama called THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA. The film will be based on David Kertzer's nonfiction novel, which is about an Italian Jew who was...
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04.18.2014
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Daniel Day-Lewis

Last week, we took a look at the career of leading man/director/producer extraordinaire George Clooney , certainly one of the most consistent people in the biz. That said there are actors and there are actors and this week’s candidate is most definitely a breed apart. Daniel Day-Lewis I have this buddy (coincidently also named Chris) with whom I...
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08.22.2013
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Cool Videos: See Nicolas Cage's lost audition for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln!

All right, all right, so it's not the REAL Nicolas Cage auditioning for LINCOLN, but it's a pretty damn funny rendition of what it might have been like, as performed by Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. The actual role was played with a deft touch by Daniel Day Lewis, who took over from Liam Neeson , who was long in the running to portray the influential President. However, one can only...
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06.17.2013
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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas foresee an "implosion" and radical shift in the film industry

When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas talk, Hollywood listens. The two friends also represent some very different things: Spielberg is the ultimate studio director who has been able to get practically any film made while Lucas has become one of the biggest independent filmmakers of all time (Note: I use the term "independent filmmaker" to represent Lucas financing the STAR WARS...
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06.13.2013
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Cool Videos: Watch President Obama play Daniel Day-Lewis for Steven Spielberg

The annual White House Correspondents Dinner was on Saturday night and it was chock full of actors, athletes, celebrities and oh yeah, politicians. In recent years the event has been criticized for being too much about the famous faces ( Lindsay Lohan was at the 2012 dinner...yikes) but I've enjoyed the different quotes and videos that have surfaced from previous dinners....
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04.30.2013
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A new 20 minute featurette on Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, plus changes to the film for international release

Despite garnering 12 Academy Award nominations and grossing over $150 million in the US, LINCOLN is far from a sure bet for Best Picture at the Oscars. In fact, despite critical acclaim, the movie may not have as much success outside of American theaters. If you have not seen LINCOLN, I encourage you to check out the brand new 20 minute featurette below courtesy of Apple Trailers ....
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01.16.2013
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Lincoln leads the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards; directors Affleck, Tarantino, and Bigelow snubbed

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced today, with a few notable snubs.  We expected movies like LINCOLN, LES MISERABLES, ARGO, and ZERO DARK THIRTY to take a lot of nominations, but to leave out the directors for some of those is kind of crazy.  Kathryn Bigelow has been winning directing awards right and left, and Ben Affleck has been praised as the...
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01.10.2013
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Steven Spielberg shares Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln rejection letter

It took a few tries before Steven Spielberg got Daniel Day-Lewis for LINCOLN. The first time he was asked-- he passed. The second time they wrote an entirely new script, which was sent to the actor-- he passed. The third time, Spielberg asks his MUNICH collaborator Tony Kushner to write yet another script, but then had to get down to the fine details of the 16th president...
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01.08.2013
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Review: Lincoln

PLOT: Near the start of his second term in office- and in the forth bloody year of the Civil War, president Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) fights to abolish slavery by putting forth an amendment in the House of Representatives- which is fought tooth and nail by the Democratic opposition, as well as many in his own party. REVIEW: After having promised us the definitive...
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11.09.2012
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New international trailer for Spielberg's Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis will likely sell you a ticket

A new international trailer for Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN has arrived and it's the most compelling and engaging of all the trailers released thus far.  If you were feeling underwhelmed by what you'd seen thus far, then this trailer is probably the best chance to "sway your vote."  It almost seems like the marketing has been riding on the names of Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis so far,...
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11.05.2012
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Daniel Day-Lewis explains the inspiration for his Lincoln voice

The LINCOLN trailer has been a topic of debate amongst movie fans primarily for the choices that Daniel Day-Lewis took with the voice for the 16th President. At a recent Q&A in New York, Day-Lewis was directly asked about the voice and his reasons were quite interesting. He explained "You begin with the places that would have made a huge difference in his life. Kentucky, Indiana...
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10.26.2012
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