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  • The best films to watch on UK TV: Saturday, 8 August

    Take your pick from children’s treats, foreign films and exceptional Irish horrors.

  • Which is the best-loved Roald Dahl movie?

    In honour of the legendary author's 101st birthday, we rank the film adaptations of his novels based on audience ratings.

  • Quentin Blake hasn't received a penny from Steven Spielberg's BFG

    The artist has said that he's not been paid a bean – human or otherwise – in royalties since the movie came out.

  • The BFG: Steven Spielberg pays tribute to late screenwriter Melissa Mathison (exclusive)

    Steven Spielberg makes a touching tribute to ‘The BFG’ writer, Melissa Mathison. Screenwriter Melissa Mathison was renowned for writing one of Spielberg’s finest works - ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’. Over thirty years later, Mathison returned to collaborate with the legendary filmmaker on ‘The BFG’ - the final feature film before her death in 2015.

  • This Summer's Movie Flops Have Lost Almost $1 Billion

    The biggest losers also included Steve Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ ($115 million), ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ ($90 million), ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ ($80 million), ‘Pete’s Dragon’ ($70 million) and the rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ ($58 million). One analyst, Doug Creutz of Cowen & Co., told Bloomberg: “Overall it was pretty awful. Despite having three movies in the top 10 chart of biggest losses (‘The BFG’, ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ and ‘Pete’s Dragon’), Disney still had a massive summer of profit ($521 million), thanks to the roaring successes of ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’, the two movies with the biggest profits of the year.

  • Watch The BFG Drink Frobscottle And Let Off a HUGE Whizzpopper In This Exclusive New Clip

    “Whizzpop, whizzbang, feel the bubbles go down. 

  • The Roald Dahl Movies Which Came Before The BFG

    The stateside commercial failure of Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ has sent shockwaves through film fandom. Generations of British readers have known Dahl as one of the finest writers of children’s books the world has even seen. As we await the UK release of 'The BFG,’ what better time to look back on the existing Dahl movies, and consider how well they captured the spirit of the timeless storyteller?

  • The BFG Is One Of Spielberg’s Biggest Flops As It Bombs In The US

    It might be a bedtime classic in the UK, but Steven Spielberg’s new, big-budget take on Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ has flopped in the States. Over the Independence Day weekend, it’s made a dismal $19.6 million (£14.7 million). It’s what the the big-eared giant, dream-catching himself might call a catasterous box office disastrophe.

  • From ‘The BFG’ to ‘Matilda’: How 5 Roald Dahl Books Landed on the Big Screen

    Roald Dahl famously loathed all the movie adaptations of his books, including the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder. So when the beloved author died in 1990, his widow Felicity (who goes by Liccy) was torn about what to do with his catalogue. It was a time, following the hit... <a href="" title="Read From ‘The BFG’ to ‘Matilda’: How 5 Roald Dahl Books Landed on the Big Screen">Read more »</a><img src=";c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>

  • Steven Spielberg Saw Marlon Brando Naked After Hollywood Hazing

    Steven Spielberg has admitted that a group of Hollywood editors pulled a prank on him during his unofficial internship at Universal that resulted in the now iconic director seeing Marlon Brando naked. “So I ran into the room and there was some guy half-naked behind the Moviola,” Spielberg recalled. After abruptly leaving the room, without the bin, Spielberg noticed that the other editors were now howling with laughter “on the floor,” with Spielberg noting, “The kind of, I guess, punked me.

  • ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Failing to Generate Much Box Office Heat

    “The BFG” and “The Legend of Tarzan” are set to do battle over the July 4th holiday weekend. But what was originally supposed to be a clash of two of the summer’s biggest blockbusters, is shaping up to be something a lot less titanic. Both films are struggling to grab audiences’ attention and interest, despite... <a href="" title="Read ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan’ Failing to Generate Much Box Office Heat">Read more »</a><img src=";c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>

  • First Reactions To The BFG Are In From Cannes 2016

    Steven Spielberg’s live-action adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ has just screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and so far the reaction has been hugely positive. Director Spielberg and Mark Rylance (the actor who plays the big friendly giant) collaborate again, having worked on ‘Bridge of Spies’ together. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw gave it a four-star write-up, calling it ”hugely charming” and describes Rylance’s casting as the BFG as crucial, saying he “absolutely makes this movie what it is”.

  • Spielberg's The BFG Gets A Giant New Trailer

    Between Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’ and Steven Spielberg’s 'The BFG’, it’s looking like a vintage year for classic literature on the big screen.

  • The BFG: Everything We Know So Far

    The first trailer for ‘The BFG’ made its début last week, as the sneak peek got everyone’s excitement levels ramped up, but what do we know about the adaptation?

  • Disney And DreamWorks To Part Ways After The BFG

    Disney’s deal with DreamWorks is coming to an end, according to sources, with Steven Spielberg (one of its founders) set to become a more prominent part of Universal. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the distribution deal between Spielberg’s DreamWorks and the Walt Disney Company will see the ‘Jurassic Park’ director pocket tens of million of dollars from ‘Jurassic World’, as a hands-on executive producer, and will play a similar part for its sequel. It seems that a couple of future projects might now align themselves with different distributors rather than Disney, including the Emily Blunt-starring ‘The Girl on the Train’ and the highly anticipated ‘Ghost in the Shell’ live-action movie with Scarlett Johansson.