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'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' Author Peter Biskind Looks Back at the New Hollywood

Excess – fueled by fame, fortune and self-serving, often-destructive behavior -- often goes hand in hand with success, especially in the movie biz. Few film history books proved that as well as “Easy Rider, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 18, 2014 1:34 PM
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Christopher Nolan Wants to Tell You About the Future of Movies

In his Wall Street Journal op-ed, "Interstellar" writer-director Christopher Nolan offered a double-sided solution to what he considers the modern movie malaise
  • By Nick Newman
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  • July 9, 2014 11:45 AM
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'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Is the Latest Entry in the East-Meets-West Canon

What hath "Slumdog Millionaire" wrought?
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • July 8, 2014 10:11 AM
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Film Industry's List of 100 Favorite Films in The Hollywood Reporter Is Same Old Story

This week, The Hollywood Reporter published a list of Hollywood's 100 favorite films, according to 2,120 film industry insiders that included actors, writers, directors, agents and executives. The results? Nothing new.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio and Jacob Combs
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  • June 30, 2014 12:40 PM
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NBC Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Jurassic World' (VIDEO)

Dinosaur fans have another year to wait until "Jurassic World" hits theaters on June 12, 2015, but we've already gotten a pretty good idea of what the film is about: set, fittingly, 22 years after the original "Jurassic Park," "Jurassic World" takes place on a fully functional theme park on Isla Nublar that welcomes 20,000 visitors a year.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 24, 2014 12:30 PM
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As DreamWorks Preps Next Chapter, Spielberg's Next Two Pics Land Release Dates (UPDATED)

It looks like we finally have some answers as to what Steven Spielberg is directing next, thanks to an announcement from DreamWorks laying out the release dates for his next project. (UPDATE)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 17, 2014 1:30 PM
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WATCH: Spielberg Opens Up About Effort to Stop Hate, Something He "Was Put On This Earth To Do"

As Steven Spielberg's Shoah Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary, the busy director sat down with Maria Shriver for an exclusive interview, which aired this morning on NBC's "Today," discussing his work within the foundation and its new IWitness program, a student-oriented initiative. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 5, 2014 3:37 PM
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President Obama Coming to Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Gala in Los Angeles

This May, founder Steven Spielberg's USC Shoah Foundation will host their 20th Anniversary Ambassadors for Humanity Gala, and they have a very special guest coming to the event.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 21, 2014 1:04 PM
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From Gerwig to Fincher, Film Icons Are Heading to the Small Screen

This week, a handful of prominent filmmakers and actors announced that they will be making their way to the small screen, from Greta Gerwig to David Fincher and more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 12, 2014 4:21 PM
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What's Next for Steven Spielberg? (ROUNDUP)

Never one to pull the trigger without thinking it through, director Steven Spielberg keeps a lot of favorite projects in the trunk. You never know where he's going to land--"Lincoln" took years to come to fruition. He's has been seeking a project to direct since back-burnering "Robopocalypse" and parting ways with Warner Bros. on Bradley Cooper vehicle "American Sniper," which now has Clint Eastwood at the helm.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 7, 2014 5:43 PM
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