30 posts tagged with stevenspielberg.
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Movie: A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A robotic boy, the first programmed to love, David (Haley Joel Osment) is adopted as a test case by a Cybertronics employee (Sam Robards) and his wife (Frances O'Connor). Though he gradually becomes their child, a series of unexpected circumstances make this life impossible for David. Without final acceptance by humans or machines, David embarks on a journey to discover where he truly belongs, uncovering a world in which the line between robot and machine is both vast and profoundly thin. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 15 comments

Movie: 1941

After Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, residents of California descend into a wild panic, afraid that they might be the next target. Among them are Wild Bill Kelso (John Belushi), a crazed National Guard pilot; Sgt. Frank Tree (Dan Aykroyd), a patriotic, straight-laced tank crew commander; Ward Douglas (Ned Beatty), a civilian willing to help with the American war effort at any cost; and Maj. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell (Robert Stack), who tries his hardest to maintain sanity amid the chaos. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Amistad

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque (Djimon Hounsou) leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson (Morgan Freeman) wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin (Matthew McConaughey) to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams (Anthony Hopkins) also becomes an ally. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Something Evil

Steven Spielberg's second TV movie (after the terrific Duel) is a solidly-directed, but underwhelmingly scripted haunted house picture. A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 0 comments

Movie: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees... and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace. Co-Starring a young Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) in his screen debut, as Short Round. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 2, 2023 - 18 comments

Movie: The Fabelmans

Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Nov 29, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: Minority Report

John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge. [more inside]
posted by nubs on Nov 10, 2022 - 15 comments

Movie: Empire of the Sun

Jamie Graham (a young Christian Bale), a privileged English boy, is living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade and force all foreigners into prison camps. Jamie is captured with an American sailor, who looks out for him while they are in the camp together. Even though he is separated from his parents and in a hostile environment, Jamie maintains his dignity and youthful spirits, providing a beacon of hope for the others held captive with him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 5, 2022 - 20 comments

Movie: Saving Private Ryan

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 30, 2022 - 12 comments

Movie: Jurassic Park

Paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 28, 2022 - 17 comments

Movie: Schindler's List

Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 20, 2022 - 13 comments

Movie: Catch Me If You Can

Barely 21 yet, Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled forger who has passed as a doctor, lawyer and pilot. FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks) becomes obsessed with tracking down the con man, who only revels in the pursuit. A true story, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit [trailer]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Jul 13, 2022 - 6 comments

Movie: West Side Story

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler (in her feature film debut) with Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Mike Faist, and Rita Moreno. [more inside]
posted by rogerroger on Dec 10, 2021 - 14 comments

Movie: The Terminal

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living... and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant (Catherine Zeta Jones). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 30, 2021 - 3 comments

Movie: Poltergeist

A typical American family discovers there is more than meets the eye in their suburban home. [more inside]
posted by Fukiyama on Dec 29, 2020 - 21 comments

Amazing Stories: The Cellar  Season 1, Ep 1

While restoring an old Iowa farmhouse, Sam discovers a time portal in the storm cellar that transports him to 1919. [more inside]
posted by KTamas on Mar 8, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 3, 2018 - 13 comments

Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Apr 10, 2018 - 40 comments

Movie: Ready Player One

When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune.
posted by Stanczyk on Mar 31, 2018 - 40 comments

Movie: The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Jan 15, 2018 - 13 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down  Season 1, Ep 8

Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 180 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub  Season 1, Ep 7

Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 32 comments

Chapter 6: The Monster  Season 1, Ep 6

A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 25 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat  Season 1, Ep 5

Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body  Season 1, Ep 4

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 43 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly  Season 1, Ep 3

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 37 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street  Season 1, Ep 2

Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers  Season 1, Ep 1

In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
posted by Fizz on Jul 16, 2016 - 58 comments

Movie: Duel

A business commuter is pursued and terrorized by the malevolent driver of a massive tractor-trailer. [more inside]
posted by valkane on Apr 15, 2016 - 17 comments

Movie: Bridge of Spies

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Oct 17, 2015 - 4 comments

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