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Why The BFG Is Roald Dahl’s Most Important Story Ever Roald Dahl’s books have been a constant source of cinematic inspiration -- count Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach among them -- but with Steven Spielberg’s interpretation of The BFG, we’re reminded of us just how significant that novel is. In fact, it may be his most important work of all (and was said to be the author’s favorite) -- here’s why. It was his most personal work. Roald Dahl dedicated...Read MoreRead Comments

JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: Steven Spielberg Welcome to JoBlo's Whizzpopping Movie Trivia Quizzes! There aren't too many directors out there who can boast the amount of iconic blockbusters that Steven Spielberg can. JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, just to name a few among many. Spielberg has tackled many different genres over his long career, all with that Spielberg touch, and his... Read More...

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ Trailer: Patrick Dempsey, Colin Firth Battle to Become a Daddy (Video) Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) probably needs to start being a bit more careful with her heart – and her eggs. A new trailer for “Bridget Jones’s Baby” dropped Tuesday, and this one upped the competition factor between the unborn child’s two possible daddies: Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey. At times in the above teaser, the displeased duo nearly come to blows.

Renee Zellweger returns in the new trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles in the third installment of the Bridget Jones series, BRIDGET JONES'S BABY. The story revolves around Bridget meeting a new guy (Patrick Dempsey), getting knocked up, and trying to figure out who the father is. Talk about a quandary! You can check out the newest trailer for the film below! I actually think that the first film is a lot of fun, but I'd be... Read More...

Benedict Wong teases a few changes to his Doctor Strange character The upcoming DOCTOR STRANGE has already put a few different spins on the comic characters that it's drawing from, such as the race and gender swapped Ancient One played by Tilda Swinton, and it looks as though Doctor Strange's trusty companion is due for an update as well. Benedict Wong is playing Wong in DOCTOR STRANGE, who, in the comics, plays more of a subservient role to... Read More...

'The BFG' Review: A Sleepy Stumble From Steven Spielberg The BFG — or “Big Friendly Giant” — spends his days in Giant Country, collecting dreams from a magical tree and distributing them to the people of the world. He seems like just the sort of character who would appeal to Steven Spielberg, a big friendly giant of the film world whose work has stimulated the imaginations of millions of moviegoers. But Spielberg doesn’t fully communicate that appeal with his film version of The BFG, which contains a fair amount of lovely images but may be the director’s most listless and dramatically inert movie in decades. Continue reading…

Ron Howard on why he skipped over The Lost Symbol in favor of Inferno Ron Howard's adaptations of Dan Brown's hugely popular series of novels centering around Harvard symbology expert Robert Langdon haven't exactly kept to the same order as the books. The first film (THE DA VINCI CODE) was based on the second book while the second film (ANGELS & DEMONS) was based on the first. Dan Brown's fourth novel in the series is the... Read More...

Watch the New 'Inferno' Trailer, Plus: 5 Burning Questions with Director Ron Howard Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks reunite yet again on the big screen this October 28 in Inferno, their third adaptation of a Dan Brown-penned nail-biter, following 2006's The Da Vinci Code and 2009's Angels & Demons. Hanks is back as symbologist Robert Langdon, this time tasked with saving the world from a man-made plague created in the hopes of solving the planet's overpopulation crisis.  With Langdon battling a case of amnesia, he'll need the assistance of a...Read MoreRead Comments

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