October 2, 2009

31 days, 31 great horror movies: ‘Duel’

We’ve all be victims of road rage, right? That’s what makes “Duel” so scary. It could happen. That is if you’re driving on mostly deserted desert roads. Steven Spielberg directed our No. 30 spot in 1971. It was a simple movie. One red Plymouth Valiant. One sinister-looking tractor trailer. And Dennis Weaver. Weaver plays David […]

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September 22, 2008

Paramount Dumps Spielberg & Jackson’s ‘Tintin’

Bad news for Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. The powerhouse directorial duo has just been informed that neither Paramount nor Universal are no longer interested in financing their back-to-back big screen adaptations of “The Adventures of Tintin.” Spielberg and Jackson, who would have each directed one of the two films, had already fronted $30 million […]

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September 8, 2008

Spielberg Sued Over ‘Disturbia’ Copyright Infringement

This weekend while I was enjoying “Disturbia” on a “Free HBO Weekend” some paperwork was being prepared for said movie, some not-so-nice paperwork at that. On Monday a lawsuit was filed in Manhattan’s federal court, alleging that Steven Spielberg and associated studios stole the story for 2007’s thriller, “Distubia”: According to the lawsuit, filed by […]

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