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For many, "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" remains Steven Spielberg's most indelible film, holding a special spot in moviegoers' hearts. (I know it does for me.)

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Review: 'The Darkest Hour' is thrill-lessupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 09:37:00

When it comes to its creature design, "The Darkest Hour" opts for a less-is-more approach.

'War Horse' stumbles between sentiment and horrorupdated: Sun Dec 25 2011 09:54:00

Who -- or what -- is "War Horse" for?

Review: 'The Adventures of Tintin' offers boyish escapades and nostalgic anticsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:14:00

"The Adventures of Tintin" is the first of two Steven Spielberg movies to hit theaters this week, the second being "War Horse," on Christmas Day.

2012 Golden Globe nominations announcedupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 14:26:00

The best in film and TV are revealed as nominations are announced for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Steven Spielberg defends worst scene in 'Indiana Jones 4'updated: Thu Oct 27 2011 10:19:00

"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is not a very good movie.

Things that go bump in the lightupdated: Sat Aug 20 2011 10:44:00

Back in 2008, while hope was still alive, I was canvassing for Barack Obama in Nevada -- in a suburban area that borders the Las Vegas Strip. At first glance, the neighborhood looked idyllic.

Can 'Falling Skies' save American sci-fi TV ?updated: Fri Jun 17 2011 18:38:00

American sci-fi fans are missing something.

Why we're creating a 'chickenosaurus'updated: Mon Jun 13 2011 16:41:00

When I was a young boy, I dreamed of two things: one, to become a paleontologist, and another, to have a pet dinosaur. I have become a paleontologist, and now I strive to figure out a way to bring back or create my living dinosaur.

Review: 'Super 8' is a real throwbackupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 15:45:00

Unless the mice have got there first, somewhere in a box in my basement you'll find a dusty old Super-8 projector and a handful of spools of film.

Money Magazine: Happy 65th birthday, boomers. Now what?updated: Thu Mar 10 2011 17:26:00

The first wave of of baby boomers -- including Cher, Steven Spielberg, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and nearly 3 million other Americans -- will turn 65 this year. If you're among those celebrating in 2011 or the next few years, you may be feeling a bit gloomy about a birthday that officially crowns you a senior citizen. You're too young to be old, right?

Ten films to look forward to this yearupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 23:08:00

The first rule for any critic must be: Keep an open mind. The second rule: Hope for the best.

Actor Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64updated: Mon Jan 03 2011 15:44:00

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, who starred in "Inception" and "The Usual Suspects," has died at the age of 64, his agent said Monday. Pete Postlethwaite Diesupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 13:53:00

The In the Name of the Father Oscar nominee was 64 Jeff Pearlman: Floundering Mets have become baseball's worst franchiseupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 12:01:00

Entertained the annual worst-movie-of-all-time debate with a friend the other day.

Recalling the summer of 'Jaws'updated: Wed Jun 30 2010 10:58:00

The mechanical shark rarely worked, but everything else did for "Jaws," Steven Spielberg's 1975 thriller that set the standard by which all summer blockbusters have since been measured.

Why do video games make such bad movies?updated: Mon Jun 14 2010 09:39:00

Do you think the idea of Jake Gyllenhaal playing a time-traveling Arabian swordsman seems far-fetched?

Tribute to the 'Pacific'updated: Thu Mar 11 2010 21:41:00

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's new HBO series honors the World War II veterans who served in the Pacific theater. Our Dream Cast for The Help: The Movieupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 13:28:00

We've made our picks of actresses to play Skeeter, Aibileen and Minny. Now make yours!

D-Day historian: 'Ryan' not best war filmupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 07:49:00

Some reviewers have called "Saving Private Ryan," Steven Spielberg's World War II film about D-Day and the search for a soldier, one of the greatest war movies.

Spielberg gets movie cash with India partnershipupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 21:50:00

Financing for DreamWorks Studios' partnership with one of India's richest men was finalized Monday, giving Steven Spielberg and partner Stacey Snider money to resume making movies.

Fortune: Why Disney wants DreamWorksupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 14:43:00

It's a no-brainer why DreamWorks wants to ally with Walt Disney. Steven Spielberg Donates $100,000 to Support Gay Marriageupdated: Tue Sep 23 2008 15:39:00

The director joins Brad Pitt in fighting the California proposition that would ban gay marriage

Commentary: Why 'Tropic Thunder' shouldn't be seenupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 14:35:00

I am so proud of everyone who turned out to Monday's premiere of the film "Tropic Thunder" to protest its unfortunate and humiliating portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities. Spielberg's Bollywood Weddingupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 13:55:00

Is a reported deal teaming up the legendary director's Dreamworks studio with a cash-rich Indian entertainment company the wave of the future? AFI Unveils its "10 Top 10" Movies of All Timeupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 12:47:00

Shrek, E.T. and Scarface make the list Hilary Duff, David Beckham Out for Lakers Victoryupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 18:50:00

Boosted by immense star power, the L.A. team beat Boston, 87-81

The Screening Room's top 10 movie heroesupdated: Tue May 27 2008 08:03:00

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes -- from the gun-packing maverick who shoots first and asks questions later to the unlikely hero, blinking with surprise at his newly found ass-kicking skills.

Review: 'Indiana Jones' works but doesn't shineupdated: Thu May 22 2008 10:25:00

It's been a long, long time since the last "last" time: When Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. rode off into the sunset in May 1989, courtesy of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," the Berlin Wall was still standing, George H.W. Bush was only four months into his presidency, and Harrison Ford was just a young whippersnapper of 46.

'Indiana Jones' reviewsupdated: Thu May 22 2008 10:25:00

CNN's Brooke Anderson reports on the reaction to the premiere of the new 'Indiana Jones' movie in Cannes. Indiana Jones: Smart, Sleek, Familiarupdated: Sun May 18 2008 12:25:00

At its premiere, the new Indy gets more cheers at the start than the end. But TIME finds the old franchise winningly updated

U.S. economic impact of Cannesupdated: Sun May 18 2008 09:14:00

Hollywood producers hit Cannes to sell movies and in turn, boost the U.S. economy. CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.

Spielberg quits Olympicsupdated: Thu May 01 2008 03:06:00

CNN's John Vause reports Steven Spielberg has quit as an advisor to the 2008 Beijing Olympics over Darfur.

Spielberg video game goes for big 'Boom' with familiesupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 15:09:00

When one of the world's greatest movie directors and most creative minds decides to make a video game, what is he looking for? Just something he can play with his kids.

Fortune: Who's cashing in on the 3-D boom?updated: Mon Apr 07 2008 06:25:00

Unless they happened to have adolescent daughters, it's unlikely that many Hollywood executives donned funny glasses the first weekend in February to catch the film debut - in glorious 3-D - of Disney's tween TV and pop star Miley Cyrus, better known to fans as Hannah Montana. But come Monday, there were high-level meetings all over town to deal with its impact. "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour" opened small, on only 683 screens. But thanks to packed theaters and premium ticket prices ($15 to $24 each), it booked $31 million. That's $45,000 per screen - a Hollywood record. Valerie Bertinelli: My Early Romance with Steven Spielbergupdated: Sat Feb 23 2008 20:42:00

Video courtesy Harpo Productions Spielberg Chided by Chinese Mediaupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 13:00:00

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg's decision to quit the Beijing Olympics over the Darfur crisis is drawing condemnation by China's state-controlled media Steven Spielberg's Stand Draws Fire in Chinaupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 10:03:00

Steven Spielberg's decision to withdraw from his position as an artistic director for this summer's Beijing Olympics over the country's policies in Darfur is drawing fire from China's state-controlled media and its public, reports the Associated Press.

China's link to Sudanupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 08:53:00

ITN's Richard Pallot reports on the call for Chinese President Hu Jintao to take urgent action on Darfur. Beijing's Spielberg Problemupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 07:00:00

The director's withdrawal from the 2008 Olympics was a public relations disaster for Beijing, but China could have bigger problems on its hands if others follow Revealed! New Indiana Jones Movie Trailerupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 13:42:00

Reward beats risk for art thieves updated: Thu Feb 14 2008 10:59:00

Steven Spielberg led the FBI straight to a stolen $700,000 Norman Rockwell painting someone snatched from a Missouri gallery. It was in his collection in California.

Murky world of art thievesupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 10:59:00

CNN's Paula Hancocks takes a closer look at the world of art theft and the people who practice it. Leo, Brandy Listen Intently at Star-Heavy Democratic Debateupdated: Fri Feb 01 2008 20:22:00

Candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama draw an Oscar-worthy crowd

The Screening Room's Top 10 Live Action Family Filmsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:31:00

It's that time of year for seasonal trips to the movies, and to celebrate, the Screening Room is taking a look back at our favorite family hits over the years.

The Screening Room's Top 10 Movie Deathsupdated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:04:00

Movie deaths can be tragic, heroic, spine-chilling -- even funny. This month, we've brought together our favorite screen exits, from Psycho to Bambi. Madonna to Make Her Directorial Debut in Berlinupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 15:24:00

Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and now ... Madonna. Suspect Arrested in Indiana Jones Theftupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 15:42:00

The Los Angeles County sherriff's department has arrested a man for selling stolen goods from Steven Spielberg's production office.

Actors silenced at Emmysupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 06:12:00

CNN's Carol Costello reports on censorship at the Emmy Awards -- political or otherwise.

CNNMoney: Viacom preparing for Spielberg departureupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 06:12:00

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. head Jeffrey Katzenberg said Wednesday that Viacom Inc. shouldn't be nonchalant about the possibility of losing Steven Spielberg.

CNNMoney: EA, Spielberg reveal video game detailsupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 01:19:00

Electronic Arts Inc. Tuesday unveiled the first details of original video games in development in a collaborative project with Academy Award winning director and producer Steven Spielberg.

Celebrities ante up for Democratic campaignsupdated: Mon Apr 16 2007 10:29:00

What do Hugh Hefner, Jennifer Aniston, Jerry Springer, and Mr. Spock have in common?

Close encounters of the hugely profitable kindupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 06:18:00

He is, among other achievements, responsible for a generation of movie goers being terrified of swimming in the sea; for ensuring that every child's toy collection contains at least one plastic velociraptor; and for transforming the image of archaeologists from boring, bearded academics to bull-whip-cracking tough guys, and that of aliens from homicidal space monsters to cuddly extra-terrestrial playmates with long fingers that glow in the dark.

Money Magazine: Lesson 1: Make your own luckupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 16:01:00

Ever drive through a really wealthy neighborhood and wonder how those people got there? Sure, some inherited their way to the top, but once you put aside your initial envy you know that's not true of most of them. These people made it.

CNNMoney: Spielberg, Burnett team up in primetimeupdated: Fri Apr 07 2006 07:49:00

Film director Steven Spielberg and TV producer Mark Burnett are teaming up on a new series due in the summer of 2007, according to a news report Friday.

Money Magazine: I Paid for One Movie and Snuck into Another. Did I Do Wrong?updated: Wed Mar 22 2006 16:21:00

QUESTION: I wanted to see Steven Spielberg's movie Munich, but my wife didn't want me to go. She believes a director who tries to be as fair to terrorists as to the people who hunt them down is mo...

'Mountain' looms over Oscar nominationsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2006 07:39:00

It has been the subject of controversy and the subject of jokes -- how many times have you heard variations on "I wish I knew how to quit you" or seen parodies of its poster? -- but mostly "Brokeback Mountain" has been the subject of honors.

showbuzzupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 13:06:00

More guys want Jessica Alba for their girlfriend than any other woman, according to's top 99 list for 2006.

Review: 'Munich' a masterpieceupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 09:04:00

"Munich" is a masterpiece.

The battle of 'Munich'updated: Thu Dec 22 2005 10:18:00

Steven Spielberg has called his new film, "Munich," "a prayer for peace." But -- probably much to his dismay -- the film has provoked war, a war of words if not of deeds.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Jul 15 2005 14:09:00

Some big names in show business are getting behind some big "robots in disguise."

EW review: 'War' spectacularupdated: Thu Jun 30 2005 15:07:00

At a traffic intersection in blue-collar New Jersey, the pavement buckles and shakes, a church front shimmies away from its walls, and a dark metallic body that looks like a giant robot squid bursts, as if born, from the earth, rising up over the block with its trio of deadly tentacles, its plated pterodactyl head, its glowing spotlight eyes.

'Worlds' of his ownupdated: Wed Jun 29 2005 13:55:00

There's a reason certain stars get eight figures to appear in a film, and it's not talent.

Review: A fine, exciting 'War'updated: Wed Jun 29 2005 09:54:00

H.G. Wells' alien invasion story "The War of the Worlds," first published in 1898, is a looking glass for the fears of the times.

EW review: 'Jaws 30th' unnecessaryupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 09:46:00

"Courage and stupidity." That's what Steven Spielberg says he was full of when he filmed "Jaws." At 27, he was brave enough to take on Peter Benchley's killer-shark megaseller, but he was too naive to realize that his mechanical man-eater would malfunction to the point where he'd dub it ''the Great White Turd.''

Summer flicks to end box-office blues?updated: Thu May 19 2005 11:32:00

Summer in Hollywood usually hits in early May, when the big-budget action-adventure flicks, comedies and epics start hitting the multiplex. Between then and Labor Day weekend, the movie industry makes more than half its money.

showbuzzupdated: Mon May 09 2005 14:36:00

No, says director Mike Nichols, he wasn't trying to create a cultural icon or even a film that would captivate some members of the under-30 generation in 2005 just as powerfully as it had in 1967.

showbuzzupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 13:53:00

Looking for Mr. Romance?

The kings of Hollywood, together againupdated: Wed Jun 16 2004 14:47:00

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Money Magazine: Perp walk of fameupdated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00

Another crook in the ranks of corporate execs? Yes, but this is different: Connecticut-based Trilegiant, which sells credit-monitoring products, recently hired Frank Abagnale because of his crimina...

Fortune: Is Spielberg's Vision 20/20?updated: Mon Jul 23 2001 00:01:00

A.I., Steven Spielberg's new film about a robot who can love, seems to have about as much verisimilitude as his dinosaur movie. It features Jude Law as a robot gigolo, and David, a disturbingly lif...

Fortune: Hits--Or Misses?updated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

When Salomon Smith Barney analyst Jill Krutick upgraded Disney, citing the "psychological impact" of Pearl Harbor, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, can one movie, even a blockbuster, ...

Money Magazine: Tech Enthusiast A gadget hound's gift list--and wish listupdated: Fri Dec 01 2000 00:01:00

Quite frankly, there's nothing a tech enthusiast like me enjoys more than speculating about which new computer gadgets would make great gifts for my wife, my kid, the rest of my family and, well, m...

Fortune: Pop Blows Up; Whither Web Film?updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

Now that the masters of hype have decided they can't make online films fly, Internet entertainment executives are wondering who can. Earlier this month two of Hollywood's most cutting-edge studios-...

Money Magazine: DON'T INVEST IN MADONNA--OR EVEN OPRAHupdated: Thu May 01 1997 00:01:00

You probably heard that institutional investors just snapped up $55 million worth of 7.9% 10-year bonds backed by the estimated future royalties of rock icon David Bowie. Turns out the offering may...


So I find myself astride a hog-size mechanical cock-roach inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, surrounded by the din of a thousand videogames, reflecting on the growing pains of the $8 billion...

Fortune: PUTTING ZIP IN EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE Caltech grad Bill Gross already had a thriving business when Steven Spielberg arrived with aupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

When Jerry Breslauer first visited a small educational-software company called Knowledge Adventure, he didn't mention that he was scouting the place as a possible investment for Steven Spielberg, w...

Fortune: COMPANIES TO WATCHupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

SOFTIMAGE ''I dream for a living,'' director Steven Spielberg once said. Turning those dreams into movies is big business for Softimage. The Montreal company writes the 3-D graphics software that l...

Fortune: The mentionables, pirates with cellular phones, the price of politicians, and other matters. A P.C. PETER PANupdated: Mon Jan 27 1992 00:01:00

Your servant recently let himself get honeyfogled into attending a performance of Hook, the $65 million (estimated production cost) filmic fantasy directed by Steven Spielberg. Steve was working in...

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