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Steven Spielberg Once Asked To Direct A James Bond Film And Was TURNED DOWN!

Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond movie but was rejected, instead he made a set of classic films.

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In the 1980’s Steven Spielberg became one of America’s iconic directors, turning out 6 classic movies in 10 years – earning him 3 Oscar nominations for best director and 2 for best picture. The hits were RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, ET: EXTRATERRESTRIAL, INDIANA JONES AND THE THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, THE COLOR PURPLE, and EMPIRE OF THE SUN.

Well, according to the Oscar winning director during an press junket for LINCOLN he was asked if he would like to ever work on a Bond film, the director revealed  that he approached Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli about directing a James Bond film in the early 80’s. After Broccoli rejected the SCHINDLER’S LIST director, who was just coming off of critical and box office hits JAWS and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A THIRD KIND, Spielberg decided he would not ask for the opportunity again.

Interestingly enough , the rejection is what led him to make the  INDIANA JONES, series which turned both Spielberg and Harrison Ford into  full fledged stars (both had some help from George Lucas who created and worked closely on both series). Spielberg also admitted that he has seen the current Bond hit SKYFALL once already and is planning on seeing it again.

You can’t help but wonder how different both Bond and Spielberg’s evolution would be if Albert Broccoli had allowed him to direct a Bond film. Would we even have Indiana Jones?  We may never know. That said – everything seems to be working out for everyone involved. Skyfall is making major bank, and Spielberg is a strong contender for an Oscar nomination for LINCOLN – which would be his second in 2 years after last years WAR HORSE.

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‘Pitch Perfect’ Barden Bellas Virtually Reunite To Perform Beyonce’s ‘Love On Top’ And Of Course It’s Aca-Amazing!

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A little aca-quarantine can’t stop these bad belters.

A lot of casts have been virtually reuniting during this quarantine with some distant gatherings more memorable than others. Of course, anytime the ladies of Pitch Perfect get together it’s a singing spectacular that goes viral almost instantly and this time is no different.

Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins reprised their roles as the hostile hosts of the a cappella singing competitions, Gail Abernathy-McKadden-Feinberg and John Smith respectively, as they introduced the Barden Bellas. The powerhouse singers including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissie Fit, and Hannah Mae Lee then crush their rendition of Beyoncé’s “Love On Top.” And you know if you’re going to cover Queen Bey it better be good. Oh and streaming the song will not only sound good but it will some good too because proceeds from downloads of the cover will benefit UNICEF’s efforts to support children in Lebanon and around the world who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Aca-amazing!

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To stream/download the song click here.

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Disney Reveals Early Unseen Sketches Of Buzz Lightyear Who Was Almost Called ‘Lunar Larry’

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The space ranger could have looked a lot stranger.

It has been 25 years since Toy Story hit theaters…god we’re getting old…which means we have loved Buzz Lightyear for decades now. The beloved space ranger has become a staple in pop culture with his zest for adventure and signature catchphrase but what if Buzz was never “Buzz?”

To celebrate the milestone anniversary Disney has shared sketches of the early concepts for Buzz Lightyear who was actually going to be named “Lunar Larry.” Points for alliteration but sounds more like a cheesy superhero parody than a cool, futuristic action figure that every kid would have on their Christmas list. The pencil drawings vary in style but most of them feature an “LL” on the rangers chest. As time went on, the renderings began to look more and more like the Buzz we all know and love.

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Along with the sketches, Disney also announced the launch of their virtual film festival “Pixar Fest.” The family-friendly fest will premiere on August 9th in the UK with an epic stream of Pixar movies on Disney+ along with other exciting content such as watchalongs, animator masterclasses, quizzes, arts and crafts for kids, and product releases. 

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Disney Just Released A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Board Game And It Looks Wickedly Fun

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*Souls of innocent children not included.

Grab your broomsticks, stir up the cauldron and light your magic candles because game night just took a wicked twist!

Partnering with Ravensburger, Disney just released a Hocus Pocus board game and it will make for a magically good game night. This board game is unique in that game players are not competing with one another, rather they must all work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from completing their potion before sunrise. With the help of Thackery Binx the cat, you will have to dodge Winifred, Sarah and Mary as they cast spells and use potions to thwart your valiant efforts.

“The Black Flame Candle has been lit. Now the Sanderson witches you must outwit; Or with a wretched evil potion, a foul spell they’ll set in motion. Stun the witches and ruin the brew before the sun can rise anew! Work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from draining the lives of Salem’s children by ruining their potion before the sun rises!” It’s like being in the movie!

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The Hocus Pocus board game is available for $19.99 on Amazon and includes one cauldron board, 50 Ingredient cards, a Witch board, 13 Spell cards, a Sun token, 4 trick tokens, a rulebook, and one black cat Binx meeple. It’s perfect for ages 8 and up and 2-6 people can play at a time. The game takes about 30 minutes to complete which is perfect for a game night with friends and family…don’t want another never ending Monopoly situation here.

To purchase your own Hocus Pocus board game click here!

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