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Horror Haul: Joe Hill Calls ‘It’ One of the Scariest Movies Ever Made; Next ‘Cloverfield’ Movie Delayed

1 hour ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Howdy, folks! It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for the horror haul, our weekly round-up and one-stop-shop for all things horror. This week in horror news, Joe Hill is throwing around some seriously intense praise for Andy Muschietti's It, calling the film one of the best horror movies ever made on par with The Thing and Jaws. I know, it's a lot. Elsewhere, Wish Upon director John R. Leonetti settles the debate over whether Steven Spielberg or Tobe Hooper directed Poltergeist, Paramount and Bad Robot push the third Cloverfield movie to 2018, The … »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Shark Week 2017: more fishy tales or nature TV's great-white hope?

21 July 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Discovery Channel’s popular weeklong series is back on Sunday with documentaries and a much hyped race between Michael Phelps and a shark

This Sunday marks the return of a Us pastime that’s up there with baseball and apple pie: Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. When it began in 1988, the event was a beneficiary of the pop-culture sensation started by the release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws 13 years earlier. The film launched sharks into the national consciousness with a potent mix of blood-thirst and perverse thrills. Since Jaws, sharks have continued to chomp through the popular imagination: from the ridiculous (the sharks in Austin Powers, featuring laser beams on their heads, and the Tara Reid-helmed disaster movie Sharknado) to memeable oddities such as Finding Nemo’s Bruce.

Related: Man v beast: from Jesse Owens taking on a horse to Michael Phelps racing a shark

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- Jake Nevins

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Friday’s Best TV: John Williams Film Prom; The Last Leg

20 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jaws and Superman make an unlikely joint appearance at an 85th birthday celebration of the composer’s work; and Adam Hills and co talk to athletes at the World Para Athletics Championships

With John Williams’s sideboard at home groaning under the weight of awards – the only individual nominated for more Academy Awards is Walt Disney – there’s a large canon of work to be sampled in this celebration of the composer’s 85th birthday. Williams’s Boston Pops collaborator Keith Lockhart conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra. Expect Jaws, Superman and Star Wars. Mark Gibbings-Jones

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- Mark Gibbings-Jones, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies, John Robinson, Phil Harrison, Jonathan Wright, Andrew Mueller

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Steven Spielberg Directed ‘Poltergeist,’ Says the Film’s Assistant Cameraman

16 July 2017 10:33 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The question of who actually directed “Poltergeist” has been haunting curious viewers for as long as the movie itself. Tobe Hooper is officially listed as having done so, though it’s long been suspected that co-writer and -producer Steven Spielberg was the true helmer; due to a clause in his “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” contract, however, Spielberg wasn’t technically allowed to direct anything else while preparing his kid-friendly classic.

In an appearance on Blumhouse’s podcast ‘Shock Waves,’ the film’s assistant cameraman more or less confirms that Spielberg was the actual director.

Read More‘Poltergeist’ Making-Of Featurette: On the Horrors of Suburbia

“It was a very intense, very fun, very technical movie to work on. There’s a lot going on. And candidly… Steven Spielberg directed that movie. There’s no question,” says John Leonetti, whose brother Matt was the film’s cinematographer. Leonetti, who directed “Annabelle” as well as the upcoming “Wish Upon, »

- Michael Nordine

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Interview, Audio: David Lowery, Writer & Director of ‘A Ghost Story’

13 July 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Not all supernatural tales are meant to scare, and writer/director David Lowery haunts in a different way with his new film, “A Ghost Story.” Using the classic “white sheet” costume, with actor Casey Affleck underneath it for most of the film, Lowery creates a spirit with both emotion and a contemplation of its fate.

The Ghost (Casey Affleck) and Its World in ‘A Ghost Story

Photo credit: A24

A Ghost Story” involves a young married couple, M (Rooney Mara) and C (Casey Affleck) as they move into small, remote house. There are some “bumps in the night” within the dwelling, but generally they’re in love with their castle. Tragedy strikes when C is in a car accident, and dies. At the morgue, he paranormally sits upright, and envelopes the sheet around him, taking on the persona of the classic ghost outfit. He goes back to “haunt” the house he formally lived in, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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HBO Are Making A New Feature Length Steven Spielberg Documentary

12 July 2017 12:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

U.S. cable network HBO are planning a new feature-length Steven Spielberg documentary. Titled simply Spielberg, the new documentary will apparently aim to pull back the curtain on his remarkable career more than ever before. It will also explore the legendary filmmaker’s filmography in depth, revealing how his experiences fed his work and changed it over time.

Celebrated documentarian Susan Lacy is producing and directing the new Spielberg documentary, which will air on HBO Stateside very soon – October 7th, 2017. It is expected to roll out to internationally affiliates – including Sky Atlantic in the UK – shortly afterwards.

The film will feature insights from members of Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues – Lacy reportedly interviewed over 80 subjects for the new film, including the likes of J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, »

- Paul Heath

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Steven Spielberg Documentary to Premiere on HBO

11 July 2017 7:12 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Steven Spielberg will step in front of the camera this fall as the subject of a documentary, which will air on HBO. Directed and produced by Susan Lacy, Spielberg is billed as "an intimate portrait of the iconic film director," which will chronicle the titular director's nearly five-decade-long career.

Lacy filmed 30 hours of interviews with Spielberg and the documentary traverses Spielberg's life, from his childhood and his early work on through to his impressive movie making that has ranged from entertaining blockbusters to more serious dramatic films.

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HBO to Premiere Feature-Length Documentary on Steven Spielberg This October

11 July 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Steven Spielberg has been making great movies so consistently for so long that it sometimes feels like we take him for granted. Maybe a new documentary, titled Spielberg and coming to HBO later this year, can remind us that the man behind Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial, Jurassic Park, and Schindler’s […]

The post HBO to Premiere Feature-Length Documentary on Steven Spielberg This October appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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J.J. Abrams, Drew Barrymore to Appear in HBO Doc About Steven Spielberg

11 July 2017 12:12 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

HBO has scheduled the premiere of a documentary feature about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale and Drew Barrymore are among the expansive list of talent that were interviewed for the doc, from director Susan Lacy.

Fellow directors Francis Ford CoppolaBrian De Palma, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese and Robert Zemeckis also were interviewed, along with actors Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford and Tom Hanks, among others.

The doc, titled Spielberg, will take a look at the director's decades-spanning career and will include behind-the-scenes footage from the likes of Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T.

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- Mia Galuppo

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‘Spielberg’ Documentary Set at HBO, Will Show Career-Spanning Behind-the-Scenes Footage

11 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”

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Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as  “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.

The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, »

- Graham Winfrey

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‘Spielberg’ Documentary Set at HBO, Will Show Career-Spanning Behind-the-Scenes Footage

11 July 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO will unveil the feature length documentary “Spielberg,” about legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, on October 7, the company announced Tuesday. Directed by “American Masters” creator Susan Lacy, the doc examines Spielberg’s filmography in depth and draws upon nearly 30 hours of exclusive interviews with the director, who opens up about his childhood and “lifelong obsession with moviemaking.”

Read More‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Creepy New Trailer: Sony Teases 40th Anniversary Re-Release — Watch

Spielberg” also includes interviews with the director’s family, friends and colleagues, plus behind-the-scenes footage from films such as  “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Bridge of Spies” and more.

The many film industry figures that appear in the doc include J.J. Abrams, Christian Bale, Drew Barrymore, Cate Blanchett, Francis Ford Coppola, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian de Palma, Laura Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Dreyfuss, Ralph Fiennes, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Star-Studded Steven Spielberg Documentary Gets Fall Release From HBO

11 July 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

HBO has set a premiere date for an intimate, star-studded documentary about the life and work of iconic film director Steven Spielberg. The Susan Lacy film — titled “Spielberg” —  hits the cable network October 7 and will air across platforms HBO Go and HBO Now. The original doc promises interviews with “Spielberg’s family, as well as friends and colleagues,” and touts behind-the-scenes footage from his body of work like “Jaws,” “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” “Et: The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan.”  Also Read: Et's Gender Debated After Elizabeth Banks' Steven Spielberg Criticism You want a laundry list of. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Richard Dreyfuss to Guest Star on Jason Alexander Audience Network Series ‘Hit the Road’

10 July 2017 7:17 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will guest star on the upcoming Jason Alexander Audience Network comedy series “Hit the Road,” Variety has learned.

Dreyfuss will play James, Alexander’s character’s father. He is described as “a gruff, grizzled dysfunctional jerk of a dad who doesn’t have a single kind word to say about his son.” Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Goodbye Girl,” and was nominated for the same award for his role in “Mr. Holland’s Opus.” His other notable film roles include “Cl0se Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Jaws,” “American Graffiti,” and “Stand by Me.” On the television side, he recently starred in the ABC miniseries “Madoff”–based on the true story of the Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme–as well as the Fox event series “Shots Fired.”

He is repped by Apa. See a photo of Dreyfuss and Alexander on set below.

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- Joe Otterson

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John Williams and Alan Silvestri to Score Steven Spielberg’s Next Films (Exclusive)

7 July 2017 5:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Composer John Williams, who has scored all but two of Steven Spielberg’s feature films over the past 43 years, will not be doing the music chores on Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” — instead, that job will go to “Forrest Gump” composer Alan Silvestri.

Because post-production is happening on the same time on both “Ready Player One” and Spielberg’s other film, “The Papers,” Williams will score the latter film. It will mark their 28th feature collaboration.

According to a statement from Spielberg’s Amblin Productions: “Steven and John decided Alan Silvestri was the perfect choice for ‘Ready Player One’ since Steven has worked (as a producer) with Alan on the ‘Back to the Future’ films in the ’80s and Alan has scored other films for Steven’s Amblin and DreamWorks.”

The Papers” opens Dec. 22 and “Ready Player One” opens March 30, 2018.

Williams has done all of Spielberg’s other films except “The Color Purple” in 1985 (that went to »

- Jon Burlingame

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'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial': THR's 1982 Review

7 July 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On June 11, 1982, Steven Spielberg unveiled E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial in theaters, where it would become a summer smash en route to four Oscar wins at the 55th Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

Jaws. Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Raiders of the Lost Ark. And now, E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg has done it again. He has created another instant American classic. 

As director and co-producer (with Kathleen Kennedy), Spielberg has crafted with warmth and humor a simple fantasy that works so superbly on so many levels that it will surely attract masses of moviegoers »

- THR Staff

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Teaser For ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ Theatrical Re-Release Means Something

5 July 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Pretty much everything Steven Spielberg has made since “Jaws” is an event movie in one way or another, either as big screen blockbuster, or a shiny piece of Oscar season bait. This year, “The Papers” with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks falls into the latter category, but, if you want some vintage big screen Spielberg thrills, you’ll be covered there as well.

Continue reading Teaser For ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ Theatrical Re-Release Means Something at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 40th re-release trailer

5 July 2017 10:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Joseph Baxter Jul 6, 2017

Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters Of The Third Kind turns 40 this year. And it's heading back to cinemas...

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind arrived on the scene as an existential alien encounter enlightenment for its characters and – especially during the buildup to its November 1977 release – a new marketing showcase for blockbuster movies, with a release built upon cryptic teases. Appropriately, with the film’s 40th anniversary approaching, a teaser trailer for its re-release proves to be as cryptic as the buildup to its original release.

Video of This Means Something

Called “This Means Something,” referencing the famous scene in which Richard Dreyfuss’s Roy Neary turns his mashed potatoes into an impromptu rendition of his portentous alien-inspired vision of Wyoming’s Devils Tower, the Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 40th teaser trailer poses familiar questions about the unexplained mysterious findings of air traffic control, cutting »

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Mondo to Release Restored Version of John Williams’ Iconic Jaws Score on Vinyl

5 July 2017 7:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

As iconic as the Great White shark that stalked its characters, the score to Jaws is coming ashore on a new vinyl release from Mondo, and we have a look at the release details and artwork by Phantom City Creative ahead of the item's October release.

From Mondo: "One of the finest achievements in film music and quite possibly the most iconic score of all time, John Williams’ score to Jaws is an absolute essential for soundtrack collectors. While the Grammy-winning 1975 McA album was a re-recording, Mondo’s 2Xlp set presents the entire Academy Award-winning score as composed and recorded for the actual film in its first-ever vinyl release. Album co-producer Mike Matessino restored, edited and mixed the music from the original studio elements for the best possible quality, approved by the composer himself.

Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Ocean Blue Vinyl. Also available on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl.

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- Derek Anderson

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‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Creepy New Trailer: Sony Teases 40th Anniversary Re-Release — Watch

5 July 2017 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a  theatrical re-release of the film, beginning September 1, Vulture reports. Sony Pictures teased the one-week re-release on July 2, World UFO Day, by posting a new teaser trailer that combines audio from the film with images from an air traffic control screen. The one-minute video also features several quick cuts to clips from Steven Spielberg’s 1977 film.

Read More: Kurt Russell Reveals He Was the Pilot Who Reported the Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting — Watch

The new teaser opens with with printed words on the screen, “Every day air traffic control tracks thousands of planes. But every so often they see something…that cannot be explained.” We then see an air traffic controller’s screen and hear audio of a pilot reporting “traffic” above his plane that’s descending fast. The video, which Sony posted on its YouTube page, is entitled, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Cool Stuff: ‘Jaws’ Gets a Mondo Vinyl Release with Phantom City Creative Artwork

5 July 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg made the beach terrifying to families enjoying a day off on the 4th of July by bringing Jaws to theaters. Helping to make the prospect of a shark-infested beach that much more scary was the iconic, suspenseful notes that John Williams composed to add even more suspense to what became […]

The post Cool Stuff: ‘Jaws’ Gets a Mondo Vinyl Release with Phantom City Creative Artwork appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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