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7 Reasons Why ‘The BFG’ Is a Big Unfriendly Bomb for Disney On the surface “The BFG” has more in its favor than most movies: An award-winning director with a time-tested box office track record; solid reviews; and the backing of the seemingly unstoppable Disney — by far the most successful studio of this year so far. But this weekend’s grosses for the adaptation of the Roald Dahl book are extremely modest for a movie that cost an estimated $140 million to produce. Directed by Steven Spielberg, “The BFG” has made only $12 million so far and is expected to end the long holiday weekend with less than $20 million domesti

Steven Spielberg, on the Technology Behind ‘The BFG’ – and His First-Ever Fart Joke Audiences are in for a big treat (make that a really big treat) when Steven Spielberg’s The BFG hits theaters this 4th of July weekend. Bringing together the talents of three of the world’s greatest dreamers — Spielberg, Walt Disney and Roald Dahl —the movie mixes tender storytelling, great performances and never-before-seen special effects to create a larger than life wonder that’s giant fun for the whole family.  Based on the Dahl classic, The BFG...Read MoreRead Comments

Sound Off: Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' - What Did You Think of It? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? " The world is more giant than you can imagine." Now playing in theaters everywhere is the newest Steven Spielberg movie, an adaptation of the Roald Dahl book The BFG - which stands for The Big Friendly Giant. Ruby Barnhill stars as Sophie, a young girl who befriends the "BFG", played by Oscar winner Mark Rylance. The full cast includes Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, plus Bill Hader as one of the other giants. So how is it? Does it live up to Roald Dahl's book?

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...

'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…

'INDIANA JONES 5' WIll Not Be Indy's Final Adventure The Hollywood Reporter had a chance to sit and chat with Disney CEO Bob Iger. They discussed everything from Pixar to Marvel to Lucasfilm.While discussing Lucasfilm THR asked about the future of Indiana Jones. Steven Spielberg has confirmed that he will direct the fifth installment and that Harrison Ford will once again reprise the role of the intrepid archaeologist, but what will happen after that? Will Disney want to create an Indiana Jones universe similar to what they have with Star Wars and Marvel?Thankfully no. Iger said:"Not like Star Wars, no.

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