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‘The Post’ Trailer: First Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg Movie Collaboration
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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks In The Post

20th Century Fox has released a trailer for The Post, which is the first movie that Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg have worked on together.

The movie tells the story of the “Pentagon Papers,” which were classified documents journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times worked together to uncover and publish in 1971. The impressive cast also features Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods, and even a Mr. Show with Bob and David reunion with Bob Odenkirk and David Cross.

You can read more about The Post and watch the trailer below.

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Book Review: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History

Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History
Hardcover | Kindle
By Michael Klastorin
Foreword by Steven Spielberg
Publisher: Harper Design | HarperCollins
Release date: October 24, 2017

Forty years ago, coming off the monumental success of blockbuster hit Jaws, director Steven Spielberg took theatergoers on a stunning ride into the unknown with the sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film earned Spielberg the first of seven Academy Award nominations for Best Director (of which he won twice). Overall, the film it earned eight nominations, winning for Best Cinematography (Vilmos Zsigmond). Now four decades later, Michael Klastorin has compiled the ultimate fan-guide to one of Spielberg’s essential masterpieces with Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History, releasing this week from Harper Design.

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The Drill Down 496: “Goodbye” AOL Instant Messenger
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AOL Instant Messenger Goodbye

On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Russian hackers use antivirus software to steal U.S. secrets, Oculus’ new headset, AOL Instant Messenger says “Goodbye,” the end of Windows phone, and much more.

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SDCC 2017: ‘Ready Player One’ Trailer Levels Up The Pop Culture References
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Ready Player One

You can always expect a grand introduction when it comes to the WB panel at SDCC, and this year was no different as the curtains pulled back around the massive stage to reveal the latest films that the studio is currently working on. The studio proudly displayed a sizzle reel of all their films ranging from Lord of the Rings to Gravity to the DCEU.

With the crowd already amped up after waiting 20 plus hours to get in, WB’s panel started off with Steven Spielberg‘s new movie Ready Player One, a film we haven’t seen much of. That changed today with the release of a new trailer. Check it out below.

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Sony Releases ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’ Teaser
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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Earlier this week, on World UFO Day, Sony Pictures released a mysterious tease called “This Means Something.” It also came with a website URL, which offered the chance to “sign up to receive updates on UFO sightings.” The tease was related to the 1977 Steven Spielberg classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and some speculated that it could be some kind of sequel or reboot.

As it turns out, it was actually for a re-release of the original Close Encounters in celebration of the film’s 40th anniversary. You can check out the tease below.

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‘Animaniacs’: Steven Spielberg, WB Animation, Amblin Developing Reboot Of Animated Series
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Animaniacs

A reboot of the popular ’90s animated series Animaniacs is being developed.

The reboot is being developed by Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television, with original executive producer Steven Spielberg expected to be involved with the new version as well.

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Netflix Orders Horror Series From Mike Flanagan, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin
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The Haunting of Hill House

Director Mike Flanagan has been a force in the horror genre in the past handful of years, making movies like Oculus, Hush, Absentia, and Ouija: Origin of Evil.

Now Flanagan takes his talent for terror to Netflix for a new horror series. The streaming service has made a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a new adaptation of the classic ghost story The Haunting of Hill House written, directed, and executive produced by Flanagan, and through Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin TV and Paramount TV.

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Michael Bay Says 14 ‘Transformers’ Movies Are In Development
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Transformers: Age of Extinction poster crop

According to longtime Transformers director Michael Bay, there’s 14 more movies in the franchise on the way including the spinoffs, and he’s interested in making one of those spinoffs. Now, before we shake our heads in (not so surprised) disbelief, let’s just get one thing out of the way first. Transformers: The Last Knight is supposed to be Bay’s last film in the franchise. At least that’s what he’s said. Remember, he previously told the press that for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. So it doesn’t come as a shock when he also says he’d like to do one of the spinoffs.

Secondly, 14 more Transformers films was not unexpected. At least not when Bay, Akvia Goldsman, and Steven Spielberg gathered a group of writers to pitch ideas to expand the franchise into a shared universe. More on the story below.

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‘Bumblebee’: ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’ Director Tapped For ‘Transformers’ Spinoff
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Bumblebee in Transformers

It was more than a year ago when 12 writers came together on the Paramount Studios lot to specs that would expand the Transformers universe. That meeting produced nine pitches, four of which were reportedly approved of.

Now one of those spinoffs has found a director. According to new reports Laika head and Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight has been tapped to helm the spinoff Bumblebee. More on the story below.

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‘A Monster Calls’ Director J.A. Bayona Talks ‘Jurassic World 2’
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Jurassic World

Recently director J.A. Bayona talked about his latest film, A Monster Calls, as well as his massive upcoming project, a sequel to the 2015 mega-hit Jurassic World simply known at the moment as Jurassic World 2.

For Jurassic World 2, Bayona talked about having fun with the opportunity, complications to overcome, and the surprising direction of the trilogy’s story Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow pitched to him.

Continue reading to see what Bayona had to say.

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