• E.T. reunites with Elliott, but sadly it's just for an advert
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    Tom Beasley

    E.T. reunites with Elliott, but sadly it's just for an advert

    One of cinema's greatest friendships has been rekindled, just in time for Christmas.

  • Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87
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    Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87

    Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning producer of the Best Picture winners “Schindler’s List” and “Gladiator,” has died, according to an announcement Thursday via the Festival of Tolerance. He was 87.Lustig, who was the president of Croatia’s Festival of Tolerance – the Jewish Film Festival, died in his home in Zagreb, Croatia. He worked in the film industry for 50 years and was a survivor of the Holocaust, having spent time in both the Auschwitz and BergenBelsen concentration camps during World War II.Many of his family members were lost in the concentration camps, and his grandmother specifically was killed in a gas chamber, and his experience there helped inspire some of the stories for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List.”Also Read: Niall Tóibín, Irish Actor Known for 'The Nephew' and 'Far and Away,' Dies at 89Lustig worked in the film industry in his home of Croatia before moving to Los Angeles in the 1980s. He served as a unit manager on films such as “Don’t Look Back, My Son” and “Kozara,” and also as a Yugoslavian production supervisor on “Sophie’s Choice.” Then after winning the Oscar in 1993 for “Schindler’s List,” he produced or executive produced many of Ridley Scott’s films including “Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “American Gangster” and “Kingdom of Heaven.”According to the Festival of Tolerance, Lustig returned to Croatia in 2009 and this year was named an honorary citizen of Zagreb. As to why he left Los Angeles. “Honestly, I came back to die,” he said. “Hollywood is beautiful, I met great actors, worked with them, but still this is my country and I have experienced a lot here – both beautiful and distressing. I also have a lot of friends here, I have a lot of acquaintances in America, but only Spielberg is my friend.”Read original story Branko Lustig, Two-Time Oscar-Winning Producer of ‘Schindler’s List’ and ‘Gladiator,’ Dies at 87 At TheWrap

  • Michael Douglas blames Steven Spielberg for Best Actor Cannes defeat
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    Michael Douglas blames Steven Spielberg for Best Actor Cannes defeat

    Michael Douglas is still upset that he didn't win Cannes' Best Actor award for Behind The Candelabra and he blames Steven Spielberg.

  • 'Jurassic World' animated spin-off series 'Camp Cretaceous' to take a bite out of Netflix
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    Tom Beasley

    'Jurassic World' animated spin-off series 'Camp Cretaceous' to take a bite out of Netflix

    'Jurassic World' spin-off series 'Camp Cretaceous' is coming to Netflix in 2020. A new animated series set in the same universe as Jurassic World is set to debut on Netflix next year. Camp Cretaceous will take place within the same time period as the 2015 blockbuster, which reinvigorated the Jurassic Park franchise 14 years after Jurassic Park III.

  • Blockbusters that were finished by different directors
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    Sam Ashurst

    Blockbusters that were finished by different directors

    'Game Of Thrones' isn’t the first huge property to be ended by someone else.

  • Steven Spielberg came up with the idea for 'Transformers' spin-off 'Bumblebee' (exclusive)
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    Tom Butler

    Steven Spielberg came up with the idea for 'Transformers' spin-off 'Bumblebee' (exclusive)

    Steven Spielberg's influence on Bumblebee extends beyond his role as executive producer.

  • Revealed: The most thanked person in Oscar history (and it's more than God)
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    Revealed: The most thanked person in Oscar history (and it's more than God)

    One person in the movie business has been thanked in Oscar speeches more than any other, it’s been revealed. And that includes God. A study published by The Hollywood Reporter (via Vocativ) finds that from the 1,396 acceptance speeches that are archived by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, director Steven Spielberg is thanked 42 times. That compares to just 19 mentions of God. In a slightly unfortunate twist, considering recent events, Harvey Weinstein falls in second place, with 34 mentions. Then it’s James Cameron (28), George Lucas (23) and Peter Jackson (22).

  • 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Blu-ray details announced
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    Tom Butler

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Blu-ray details announced

    The sequel to Jurassic World will be available on Blu-ray this November.

  • How Robin Williams kept Steven Spielberg's spirits up while he made 'Schindler's List'
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    Ben Arnold

    How Robin Williams kept Steven Spielberg's spirits up while he made 'Schindler's List'

    Making the harrowing holocaust drama Schindler's List was at times a gruelling ordeal for director Steven Spielberg.

  • Jeff Goldblum says 'Jurassic Park' was nearly made without Dr. Ian Malcolm
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    Jeff Goldblum says 'Jurassic Park' was nearly made without Dr. Ian Malcolm

    The actor says there was talk of cutting the chaotician from the original script.