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Netflix's September 2017 Titles: Say Hello to Jaws and Mulan and Goodbye to CSI: Miami and Scream

2 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Plan your binge-watching accordingly. Netflix announced Wednesday which movie and TV titles will become available to stream in September—as well as which movies are being removed from its library. As E! News reported Tuesday, Beauty and the Beast—starring Dan Stevens and Emma Watson—is among the new additions, and several animated Disney titles—including Hercules, Mulan and Pocahontas—will also become accessible. A few horror classics, like A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, are making way for thrillers like Jaws and its three sequels (Jaws 2, Jaws 3 and Jaws: The Revenge). Here is the complete list of titles arriving and departing next month: Available Sept. »

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I Introduced My Best Friend to ‘Jaws: The Revenge’ to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary

18 July 2017 11:08 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

In honor of the 30th anniversary of Joseph Sargent’s 1987 sequel Jaws: The Revenge, I thought it would be fun to revisit the much-maligned movie with the intent of finding something redeemable about it. With its famously rushed production, head-scratching plot, questionable special effects, and a surprisingly low body count, it’s no wonder to many […] »

- Ari Drew

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‘Jaws on the Water’: Alamo Drafthouse to Host ‘Dive-In’ Screenings on a Lake, as If the Movie Isn’t Already Scary Enough

24 June 2017 12:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

You’ve probably seen “Jaws” before, but have you ever seen it while floating in a lake? Alamo Drafthouse is once again offering seaworthy viewers the chance to do just that this summer, with several screenings in Austin’s Lake Travis throughout the end of June and all of July. People are so excited about (and scared of) the event that Twitter even devoted one of those newfangled Moments to it.

Read More: Alamo Drafthouse Officially Coming to Los Angeles in 2018

Also part of the “Jaws on the Water” dive-in screenings: “Jaws 2,” albeit for one night only; “Jaws 3,” likewise as a one-off; and even “Jaws: The Revenge.” There’s swag as well, because of course there is, including a shark tube and a “Jaws” glass from Mondo featuring artwork by one Kevin Tong. We’re gonna need a bigger gift shop.

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- Michael Nordine

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How ‘Jaws’ Forever Changed the Modern Day Blockbuster — And What Today’s Examples Could Learn From It

20 June 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The original trailer for Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” hardly hinted at the industry-changing blockbuster it was ultimately selling, instead playing up some serious melodrama (“it is as if God created the Devil and gave him jaws” is easily the best line of a highly quotable bit of marketing) and leaning into the best-selling bonafides of the book it was based on. The trailer boasted some of the film’s iconic shots and lines (you better believe “you’re gonna need a bigger boat” is in there), but mainly seemed interested in imparting the high stakes drama and horror of the story to audiences seeking a scary summer distraction.

That “Jaws” would become a mega-hit that would push Spielberg’s burgeoning career into the stratosphere, but nobody could have predicted that it would also establish the blueprint for modern-day blockbusters. Now celebrating its 42nd birthday, right in the middle of yet another summer movie-going season, it’s worth acknowledging just how much every big movie released this time of the year owes its existence to Spielberg and his shark. And at time when audiences are swimming in big, loud franchise movies, it’s productive to recall just how much this one represented a true filmmaking talent.

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Made for less than $9 million, “Jaws” went on to make over $470 million in global returns, including a $260 million domestic take that earned it the top spot at the box office in 1975. The film toppled other high-powered entries like “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “Dog Day Afternoon,” all huge moneymakers that were decidedly non-blockbuster in nature (at least, as we currently know the term). Even without adjusting for inflation, “Jaws” is still the first feature film to break $235 million in domestic returns (in 1973, “The Exorcist” became the first film to break $230, and it too spawned a unique path for future horror offerings). Nearly half a century after its release, it still ranks in the all-time top 100; adjusted for inflation, it ranks at number 7.

Spielberg’s big hit — his first and obviously not his last — paved the way for the massive tentpole features that now dominate the summer season, huge earners that capture both the zeitgeist and hefty audiences.

Moreover, the film was bolstered by a modern, forward-thinking marketing campaign that still influences the way movies are sold today. Universal spent nearly $2 million to market the movie, plenty of which went to utilizing television marketing in its earliest stages, using a slew of prime-time network spots that introduced the film to a huge audience in nifty 30-second blocks. Ads played up the John Williams score and the now iconic imagery of Jaws emerging from the water. There were talk show tours (including appearances that dated more than eight months before the film hit theaters) and marketing tie-ins, a big push towards readership of the original novel (including a brand new cover art that reflected the poster and other stills) and a number of exceedingly well-received test screenings.

Jaws” hit theaters with not just a ton of hype, but actual recognition of the property. Audiences were excited about things they already knew about, plots they could read about in Peter Benchley’s book, and characters they were already familiar with — just like so many massive movies that now arrive in theaters after massive marketing blitzes that so often show off huge bits of material before films even open.

But while “Jaws” helped kickstart a wave of high-earning features with studio power behind them, it didn’t do it at the expense of quality, a lesson that many modern blockbusters still need to learn. The film debuted to mostly positive reviews, many of which rightly hailed Spielberg as the next big thing in major moviemaking. “Jaws” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and went on to win three of them. “Jaws” showed that movies could make money and appeal broadly and still be of high quality and craft, those things didn’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Read More: Watch: 40th Anniversary Tribute Video For Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ Has Some Bite

And those films could also endure as classics, as “Jaws” has managed to hold on to lofty status for over four decades. So many blockbusters don’t just eschew overall quality in service to whiz-bang entertainment and speedy fun, but they also offer up such disposal amusements that it’s impossible to fathom them being so much as watched 42 years later, let alone loved. In four decades, are people going to be watching “San Andreas” or “The Legend of Tarzan”? “Divergent” or “The Maze Runner”? “Non-Stop” or “Snow White and the Huntsman”? Not the way they watch “Jaws,” that’s for sure.

The film also opened up doors for some of modern day blockbuster filmmaking’s less exciting (and less satisfying) features, including a bent towards franchises, complete with both big successes and huge disappointments. “Jaws” beget three sequels during a time when that was hardly conceivable, let alone status quo. Some of them (Ok, just “Jaws 2”) are good enough followups, but even the magic of “Jaws” still led to such bastardizations as “Jaws 3-D” (even in the ’70s, movies were not immune to party tricks and laughable gimmicks) and “Jaws: The Revenge,” which was as much about psychic unease as it was about murderous ocean dwellers. Even the best of the bunch come with some problems.

But not “Jaws.” The beast at the center of the movie was a defining force in modern entertainment. “This shark?” says Quint in the pivotal town hall scene. “Swallow you whole.” And it still devours all the knock-offs it inspired.

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- Kate Erbland

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Insidious: Chapter 4 To Be Pushed Back To 2018

21 April 2017 3:32 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Let’s face it, by the fourth entry in a horror franchise, things are usually getting a bit ropey. Jaws: The Revenge featured a psychic shark out for revenge, Leprechaun went to space and even the Alien series tripped over itself with the rubbish Alien: Resurrection. So, it’s probably not a good sign that Universal Pictures has decided to boot Insidious: Chapter 4 from its plum Halloween 2017 slot to January 5th, 2018, which seems like a release date for films the studio have decided they’re going to try their best to ignore.

Ordinarily, creator Jason Blum (and his production company Blumhouse), would have every right to be down in the dumps about this. But it’s unlikely that there’ll be too many frowns at the office today, as the slot has been given to another of their films: Half to Death.

Billed as a dark horror comedy, Half »

- David James

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Raising Caine: Sir Michael Going On In Style

9 April 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on screen legend Michael Caine

His recent political leanings aside, Sir Michael Caine remains one of the surviving legends of British and indeed American cinema of the last fifty years, and this weekend’s Going in Style–a heist caper directed by none other than ScrubsZach Braff–sees him share top billing with fellow aged legend Morgan Freeman for what seems the first time in a while. Over recent years the iconic British figure–known for his slick Cockney accent which bore fruit with numerous catchphrases in more than one seminal British film–has become more widely known to audiences as a character actor, heavily used in Christopher Nolan’s body of work since appearing as Alfred Pennyworth in Batman Begins.

So began a certain career resurgence for the man born Maurice Micklewhite under the sound of bow bells, but as Sir Michael–now into his 80’s »

- Tony Black

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Always in Style – The Forgotten Roles of Michael Caine

5 April 2017 4:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

“You’re were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off” is and will always be Michael Caine’s most iconic line of all time, uttered in the 1969 British Caper The Italian Job. With a career spanning a hefty 64 years between 1953 and 2017, Caine hits our screens yet again this week starring opposite Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin in Going in Style, a remake of the 1979 heist comedy directed by Zach Braff. It tells the story of a trio of retirees who plan to rob a bank after their pensions are cancelled, proving he isn’t quite ready to hang up his acting shoes to start drawing his own pension.

At the tender age of 84 the man previously known as Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, now known as Sir Michael Caine after being knighted by the queen in 2000, has starred in a staggering 125 films in his career to date. His »

- Zehra Phelan

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in March

3 March 2017 9:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in March.

Netflix users should say goodbye to Jaws, National Lampoon's Animal House and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, as they are just some of the films leaving the streaming service this month.

Netflix's March additions were just announced. 

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix.

Leaving March 1, 2017

Jaws

Justice League: War

Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Jaws: The Revenge

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Keeping Up Appearances

Monarch of the Glen: Seasons 1 - 7

National Lampoon's Animal House

Robin Hood: Seasons 1 - »

- THR Staff

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Netflix: Movies and TV Shows Leaving in March

3 March 2017 9:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Here are the movies and TV shows leaving Netflix in March.

Netflix users should say goodbye to Jaws, National Lampoon's Animal House and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, as they are just some of the films leaving the streaming service this month.

Netflix's March additions were just announced. 

Check out the full list below to see what is leaving Netflix.

Leaving March 1, 2017

Jaws

Justice League: War

Jaws 2

Jaws 3

Jaws: The Revenge

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Keeping Up Appearances

Monarch of the Glen: Seasons 1 - 7

National Lampoon's Animal House

Robin Hood: Seasons 1 - »

- THR Staff

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In Defense Of: Deep Blue Sea

26 February 2017 7:31 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When it comes to films where sharks are at the forefront, there’s a pretty large spectrum in terms of the quality of products we’ve been given over the years. On one end, of course, is Jaws, the undisputed king of shark movies that set a precedent that none that have followed in its wake have ever cleared. Then, on the complete opposite end, you can find things like the Sharknado series, any number of Syfy Channel original movies with names like Ghost Shark and Sharktopus, and even Jaws: The Revenge.

Caught in between are films like Open Water, The Reef, and last year’s The Shallows, all projects that didn’t soar as high as Jaws, but thankfully never sank to the lowest depths of the worst types of shark movies. More than that, however, they managed to prove that there’s still some serious life left in »

- Geoff Cox

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Every Movie and TV Show Expiring on Netflix in March

23 February 2017 7:56 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The time has come to say goodbye to some of your favorite movies and shows on Netflix. While there are plenty of titles in store for next month, classics like Jaws and romantic comedies like The Nanny Diaries are about to disappear forever. You better start watching now before they're gone! Related:33 New Movies and TV Shows to Watch on Netflix in February Expiring March 1 Jaws Justice League: War Jaws 2 Jaws 3 Jaws: The Revenge Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox Keeping Up Appearances Monarch of the Glen, Seasons 1-7 National Lampoon's Animal House Robin Hood, Seasons 1-3 Survivors, Series 1-2 Expiring March 2 Black or White Sweetwater Expiring March 3 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Misfire Web Junkie Expiring March 4 Entertainment I Dream of Wires Otto the Rhino Seashore The Discoverers The Nanny Diaries Expiring March 5 Food Chains Jail Caesar The Days to Come Two Hundred Thousand Dirty Expiring March 6 Pit Stop »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Goldberg & Brock Lesnar WWE plans leaked? Conor McGregor made huge WWE offer…

4 February 2017 2:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Once in a lifetime matches are great. They’re special because, you know, there’s only one of them. In a lifetime.

Until…there’s another one.

Sequels rarely hold the same appeal, like Jaws: The Revenge. The way around this is to increase the stakes. After The Rock beat John Cena at Wrestlemania 28, Vince McMahon made sure the WWE Championship was on the line for their Wrestlemania 29 rematch. Unfortunately, you can’t put a title belt on a shark.

If the currently reported Road to Wrestlemania plans are to be believed, the just ‘chuck a title on it’ way of thinking might be happening again.

Goldberg and Brock Lesnar have now clashed twice since the former’s WWE return. First at Survivor Series for a total of 1 minute 26 seconds, and then in the Royal Rumble match for a further 22. That means both encounters haven’t even made up two minutes of in-ring action. »

- Oli Davis

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