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The Amazing Race: Who Will Win Golden Globes Nominations, And Why Do We Care?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2011 12:40 PM
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Tom Hiddleston Describes The "Wounded Soul" Of Loki & Ralph Macchio, Toby Kebbell & More Chat At NYC Premiere Of 'War Horse'

  • By Jen Vineyard
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  • December 7, 2011 10:05 AM
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Much of the cast of Steven Spielberg's new epic "War Horse" will be unrecognizable to mainstream American audiences (save for Emily Watson and David Thewlis) -- and that is by design. The director didn't want the distraction of recognizable people in his lead parts, so he instead plugged in a lot of up-and-comers, especially unknowns who had never acted before. And as The Playlist learned at the Sunday night premiere of "War Horse" at New York's Lincoln Center, based on their upcoming projects, they won't remain unknown much longer.

Watch: 8 New Clips From Steven Spielberg's War Epic 'War Horse'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 5, 2011 9:18 AM
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National Board Of Review Gives Best Picture & Director To 'Hugo'; Tilda Swinton & George Clooney Take Acting Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 4:14 PM
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"Old Fashioned" Steven Spielberg Says Film Processing Labs Could Be Gone In 10 Years; Pleads With Audiences To See 'War Horse' On The Big Screen

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 29, 2011 2:10 PM
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Steven Spielberg seemingly might be following in the steps of his old guard peers -- James Cameron, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott – veteran filmmakers jumping headfirst into 3D and new technologies. After all, his upcoming adventure film "Tintin" is his first digitally shot motion-capture film in 3D, and it’s employing state of the art technology all around.

The Amazing Race: Does A Packed Field Of Nostalgic Crowd-Pleasers Leave The Door Open For More Complex Fare?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 28, 2011 1:37 PM
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Over the Thanksgiving weekend, certain things started to crystallize about this year's Best Picture Oscar race. Films like "Hugo," "My Week With Marilyn" and "The Artist" opened, joining the already-percolating "The Descendants" and earlier hopeful nominees like "Midnight in Paris," "Moneyball" and "The Help." Studios held sneak screenings of two more that aren't due in theaters for weeks yet, "War Horse" and "We Bought A Zoo," leaving Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" the biggest contender yet to be revealed.

Obviously: John Williams Will Score Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Plus A Stable Load Of 'War Horse' Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2011 12:01 PM
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While he may have dabbled in a number of genres, told a variety of stories, and balanced big blockbusters with thoughtful dramas, the one constant in the career of Steven Spielberg (Daddy-issue themes aside) has been John Williams. The composer has worked on 25 of the director's films (that includes the upcoming "War Horse" and "The Adventures Of Tintin"), only missing out on "Duel" and "The Color Purple" over their decades-long collaboration. So no shocker here, but Variety confirms that Williams will once again pair up with Spielberg to tackle the score for his dream project "Lincoln."

Watch: New 'War Horse' Trailer Shows Off More Of The Film's Breathtaking Imagery

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 4, 2011 5:29 AM
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Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, which has also been turned into an acclaimed stage play, "War Horse" almost seems too easy as piece of awards season bait (okay, maybe not as easy as putting Tom Hanks in a 9/11 drama, but still). The film follows a young man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War I. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend. Essentially, a dude goes off to rescue his equine friend, tears ensue. Right?

Spielberg Films Shuffle: 'War Horse' Moves To Christmas Day; 'The Adventures Of Tintin' On Dec 21

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 28, 2011 10:31 AM
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2011 for Steven Spielberg is much more difficult than it was in 2005 -- the last time the super-prolific filmmaker released two films in one year. In 2005, you had "War of the Worlds" in the summer and six months later you had "Munich," and very little had to be done by way of managing time between Paramount ("War of the Worlds") and Universal ("Munich").

First Poster For Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Arrives

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2011 12:56 PM
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Get ready, because the Oscar campaign and marketing push for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is about to begin. While we got a teaser trailer for the film this summer, "War Horse" is one of the small handful of awards season pics that has yet to be screened for anybody at all. Spielberg doesn't need the reassurance of the fall festival circuit or any early thumbs up from critics because his track record stands on its own. But will audiences want to deal with a WWI movie during the holiday season? We're betting that since it's coming from Spielberg, they won't mind one bit.

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