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Terry Gilliam compares Stanley Kubrick and Steve Spielberg

In an interview from Turner Classic movies, filmmaker Terry Gilliam provides his perspective on the differences between Stanely Kubrick and Steven Spielberg. Essentially, it comes down to this: Spielberg provides comforting answers for his audience; Kubrick (as in 2001: A SPACY ODYSSEY) raises challenging questions that provoke the audience to think.
To underline his point, Gilliam [...]

CFQ Podcast 4-14.2: Jurassic Park, 6 Souls & The Brass Teapot

CFQ Podcast 4-14.2: Jurassic Park, 6 Souls & The Brass Teapot

Do you ever feel your Sense of Wonder being overwhelmed? We certainly did this past weekend (in terms of quantity if not quality) with no less than six horror, fantasy, and/or science fiction films opening in U.S. theatres – some nationwide, some in limited engagements. EVIL DEAD, THALE, and EDDIE: THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL were covered [...]

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL's Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL’s Dee Wallace: The CFQ Interview

It’s our first Spielberg veteran here at CFQi, and a good one, too. Dee Wallace probably reached her greatest audience as the progressive but put-upon suburban mom of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, but she had previously developed her genre chops in two landmark horror titles: Wes Craven’s THE HILLS HAVE EYES and Joe Dante’s THE HOWLING, [...]

JAWS on Blu-ray

Check out some of the Blu-ray bonus clips at the bottom of this post.
On Tuesday, August 14, 2012, Universal Home Entertainment releases the Blu-ray disc of JAWS (1975), the Steven Spielberg film often credited with birthing the phenomenon of the summer blockbuster. Based on Peter Benchley’s bestseller, JAWS went on to become the most successful [...]

Ralph McQuarrie, R.I.P.

The artist who helped design STAR WARS and other genre favorites passes.

Stephen Spielberg on The Adventures of Tintin: Fantasy Film Podcast

Stephen Spielberg on The Adventures of Tintin: Fantasy Film Podcast

Time to close the year off with some rip-roarin’ adventure, so why not throw in a little, continental flair in the process? Steven Spielberg has decided to take that route, and make his debut in the animation field, with THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, a cg-animated film using AVATAR’s performance-capture process and [...]

‘Terra Nova: Now You See Me’ Sneak Peek

Dinosaurs lead Taylor and Mira to the brink in action-filled preview.

'Terra Nova: Instinct' — Sneak Peek

‘Terra Nova: Instinct’ — Sneak Peek

Second outing of Fox’s Dino-drama features winged meance.

Super 8: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:22.1

Super 8: Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast 2:22.1

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for LOST in that show’s pilot and upended STAR TREK by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven’t recovered) now sets his sights on the Spielbergian kids’ adventure in SUPER 8. Set in a small-town, rose-tinted version of 1979, the sf/fantasy film tells the tale of [...]

Super 8: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:21.3

Super 8: CFQ Round Table Podcast 2:21.3

SUPER 8 – the highly anticipated science fiction thriller from writer-director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg – explodes onto screens this week. Naturally, the Cinefantastique Round Table Podcast – the podcast of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films – is here to tell you whether or not to get your hopes up; CFQ regulard [...]