Latest Steven Spielberg News

'Oppenheimer' keeps devouring awards with top prize at Producers Guild, with Oscars up next

Feb. 26, 2024 01:35 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With two weeks to go before the Oscars, “Oppenheimer” looks unstoppable. Director and producer Christopher Nolan’s tale of the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the birth of the atomic age won the top prize Sunday at the 35th Producers Guild of...

Jason Reitman and Hollywood's most prominent directors buy beloved Village Theater in Los Angeles

Feb. 21, 2024 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers have purchased a 93-year-old iconic theater known as a cultural landmark for moviegoers in Los Angeles. Jason Reitman along with more than 30 directors including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Bradley Cooper...

Godzilla, Oscar newbie, stomps into the Academy Awards

Feb. 15, 2024 14:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Godzilla has been to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, San Francisco, Boston, Moscow, London and Hawaii. But before now, he’s never been to the Oscars. When the Academy Awards roll around on March 10, Godzilla will stretch its scaly, reptilian legs down the Oscars red...

'Wonka' ends the year No. 1 at the box office, 2023 sales reach $9 billion in post-pandemic best

Jan. 01, 2024 12:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood closed out an up and down 2023 with “Wonka” regaining No. 1 at the box office, strong sales for “The Color Purple” and an overall $9 billion in ticket sales that improved on 2022’s grosses but fell about $2 billion shy of pre-pandemic norms. The...

Was 2023 a tipping point for movies? 'Barbie' success and Marvel struggles may signal a shift

Dec. 27, 2023 10:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years ago, Steven Spielberg predicted that the superhero movie would one day go “the way of the Western.” Spielberg’s comments caused a widespread stir at the time. “Avengers: The Age of Ultron” was then one of the year’s biggest movies. The...

Finding new dimensions, sisterhood, and healing in ‘The Color Purple’

Dec. 24, 2023 15:26 PM EST

It’s not a secret that Fantasia Barrino did not want to play Celie again. The “American Idol” winner hadn’t had the best time doing “The Color Purple” on Broadway. The protagonist of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel tells her story of sexual, physical and...

Movie Review: 'The Color Purple' is a stirring big-screen musical powered by its spectacular cast

Dec. 21, 2023 14:41 PM EST

Exuberant performances from a cast led by Fantasia Barrino, Taraji P. Henson and Danielle Brooks breathe life into Blitz Bazawule’s stirring “The Color Purple,” adapted from the Tony-winning Broadway production. Alice Walker ’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel, which Steven...

Oprah Winfrey portrait — featuring the color purple — unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Dec. 13, 2023 15:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seemed only fitting that Oprah Winfrey chose to wear a flowing, full-length purple dress for her portrait unveiled Wednesday at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. She told the assembled crowd that she wore purple not because a musical remake of the...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 17-23

Dec. 11, 2023 09:29 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 17-23: Dec. 17: Actor Armin Mueller-Stahl (“Shine”) is 93. Singer-actor Tommy Steele is 87. Actor Bernard Hill is 79. Actor Ernie Hudson (“Ghostbusters”) is 78. Former “Hardball” host Chris Matthews is 78. Actor-comedian Eugene...

Martin Scorsese will receive David O. Selznick Award from Producers Guild

Dec. 07, 2023 15:34 PM EST

Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious David O. Selznick Achievement Award in February, the Producers Guild of America said Thursday. “Marty’s trailblazing career as a producer, marked by decades of bold, breakthrough projects, demands to be celebrated,” said PGA...