On June 20, 1975 a movie about an angry fish opened in about 500 theaters around the country. It was called Jaws, it was directed a guy named Steven Spielberg, it was scary as hell, and it changed the world forever. Its unique release strategy (wide instead of limited), intense television marketing campaign, and record-breaking box office essentially created the summer movie season (and made Spielberg a household name). 40 years later, regardless of its impact, Jaws remains a masterpiece, and a much better and more interesting movie than the vast majority of so-called summer blockbusters that it birthed.
A lot of your favorite 80s classics have been rebooted or remade into not-so-classics. It's the unfortunate state of the movie business. But, today, we get one back. The proposed ‘Gremlins’ remake, that was on the “fast track” as recently as this past April, may be as dead as a Gremlin in a hot tub.
Steven Spielberg has been lining up projects left and right, but one might become the front-runner for his next movie with this latest announcement: Joel and Ethan Coen have been hired to write Spielberg's currently untitled Cold War thriller, which is tentatively set to star Tom Hanks.
We've seen a few scant glances of CBS' forthcoming Halle Berry-led astronaut drama, 'Extant,' but at long last, a full trailer for the Steven Spielberg-produced summer series has arrived. Find out what Halle brought back with her from space!
Steven Spielberg has hired Tony Kushner to adapt David Kertzer's religious period drama novel 'The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara' for the big screen, which suggests that the director may eventually make it. But it seems that it won't be Spielberg's next effort, even though he doesn't have his next film lined up.