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Jaws Is Getting A 45th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Release In June

Jaws Is Getting A 45th Anniversary Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Release In June
In a weird way, Jaws has felt pretty timely during the Coronavirus pandemic. At first glance, the two stories don’t have much in common: one is a movie about a giant shark munching its way through bathers and the other is a very real virus wreaking havoc across the world. However, both feature experts warning that trouble is coming unless politicians make plans immediately, warnings being disastrously ignored and everyone finally realizing that they must take drastic social steps in order to keep people safe.

Hell, if you’re in Florida, there are even more stark parallels, with Governor Ron DeSantis resisting ordering a state-wide closure of beaches in the state to enforce social distancing. Sadly, he did not make this statement wearing a snazzy jacket covered in anchors.

Anyhow, all of this makes it a good time for Universal to release a brand new 4K remaster of Jaws,
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Kevin Smith's Moose Jaws May Be Bubbling Back to Life

Kevin Smith's Moose Jaws May Be Bubbling Back to Life
Kevin Smith is circling back to a project he's had in the works for some time, Moose Jaws. This is one of the movies the Clerks director cooked up during his days away from the View Askewniverse as part of his "True North" trilogy, which also includes Tusk and Yoga Hosers. Now, Smith reveals that the movie may be coming together soon and just might have found new life, in part thanks to his latest directorial effort.

Following his near-fatal heart attack, Kevin Smith reunited with Jason Mewes for Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. During a recent Q&a session on his YouTube channel, Smith was asked about Moose Jaws, which has been described repeatedly as "Jaws but with a moose." According to Smith, the people who helped make Jay and Silent Bob Reboot a reality might be stepping up for this movie as well. Here's what Smith had to say about it.
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Lee Fierro Dies, Jaws Actress Who Played Mrs. Kintner Was 91

Lee Fierro Dies, Jaws Actress Who Played Mrs. Kintner Was 91
We've just lost another great performer as actress Lee Fierro, widely known for her role as Mrs. Kintner in the 1975 horror classic Jaws, has passed away. Reportedly, Fierro died at the assisted living facility where she's been living in Ohio for the past few years due to complications from the coronavirus. She was 91 years old.

In addition to appearing in one of cinema's all-time greatest movies, Fierro also spent many years working with the Island Theatre Workshop program at Martha's Vineyard, helping more than a thousand young students to begin their acting careers. "The one word I would think of when I think of Lee is dedication. I've watched her as a performer, director and business woman and then we became friends. She was my teacher and mentor," says Kevin Ryan, the program's artistic director and board president. Other former students have since commented on her passing as well, with one saying of Fierro,
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Shirley Douglas Dies: Actress, Activist And Mother Of Kiefer Sutherland Was 86

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Shirley Douglas Dies: Actress, Activist And Mother Of Kiefer Sutherland Was 86
Shirley Douglas, who is best known for her work as an actress as much as she is known for her activism and advocacy, died on Sunday after complications with pneumonia. She was 86.

Douglas’s son, actor Kiefer Sutherland, took to Twitter to announce the unfortunate news. “Early this morning my mother, Shirley Douglas, passed away due to complications surrounding pneumonia (not related to Covid-19),” Sutherland wrote. “My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming. To any families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly to the coronavirus, my heart breaks for you. Please stay safe.”
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Lee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor and Massachusetts Theater Promoter, Dies From Coronavirus at Age 91

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Lee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor and Massachusetts Theater Promoter, Dies From Coronavirus at Age 91
Lee Fierro, who played Mrs. Kintner in Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws,” died this weekend from coronavirus complications, according to the Martha’s Vineyard Times. She was 91.

Fierro’s claim to fame is slapping Roy Scheider in a famous scene from “Jaws” where she plays the grieving mother of one of the victims of the infamous man-eating shark. After striking Amity Beach’s police chief, she tearfully condemns him for not taking the threat of the shark seriously, not knowing that his attempts to close the beaches were overruled by the town’s mayor.
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Lee Fierro Dies Of Covid-19: ‘Jaws’ Actress Was 91

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Lee Fierro Dies Of Covid-19: ‘Jaws’ Actress Was 91
Jaws actress Lee Fierro has died after complications with Covid-19. She was 91.

The news of Fierro’s death was reported by the Martha’s Vineyard Times. According to Kevin Ryan, artistic director and board president for Island Theatre Workshop, she was living in an assisted living facility in Ohio when she died. Fierro was a supporter of the Island Theatre Workshop for over 40 years during her time on Martha’s Vineyard. She was also a drama teacher and mentor at the Island Theatre Workshop.

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In Steven Spielberg’s iconic 1975 horror Jaws, Fierro played the role of Alex Kintner’s (Jeffrey Voorhees) mother who’s son
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Lee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor, Dies of Coronavirus at 91

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Lee Fierro, ‘Jaws’ Actor, Dies of Coronavirus at 91
Lee Fierro, an actor best known for playing Mrs. Kintner in “Jaws,” has died of complications from coronavirus, according to The Martha’s Vineyard Times. She was 91.

A resident of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Fierro had been living at an assisted care facility in Ohio when she died.

Fierro’s character was the mother to Alex Kintner (Jeffrey Voorhees), the second victim of the great white shark in “Jaws.” In the 1975 film, her son was attacked off the shore of Amity Island, and she walks up to police chief Brody (Roy Scheider) and slaps him in a memorable scene. She also reprises her role as the character in “Jaws: The Revenge” in 1987.

While shooting the Steven Spielberg movie in Martha’s Vineyard, Fierro was a drama teacher at the Island Theatre Workshop, where she mentored hundreds of aspiring actors. She spent more than 25 years there as the artistic director, and
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Lee Fierro, 'Jaws' Actress, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 91

Lee Fierro, 'Jaws' Actress, Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 91
Lee Fierro, an actress known for playing Mrs. Kintner in Jaws and its 1987 sequel, has died. She was 91.

Fierro, who portrayed Alex Kintner's (Jeffrey Voorhees) mom in the two films, died of complications from the coronavirus, Kevin Ryan, artistic director and board president for the Island Theatre Workshop, told the Martha's Vineyard Times. The workshop was a program Fierro championed during her 40-plus years on the island. According to Ryan, Fierro taught and mentored more than 1,000 children in theater.

Fierro more recently was living in Ohio at an assisted-living facility. 

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Cursed Films Producer On Troubling ‘Real’ Exorcism Footage

Cursed Films Producer On Troubling ‘Real’ Exorcism Footage
Shudder’s new documentary series Cursed Films explores the odd happenings surrounding Hollywood horror flicks, and the purported supernatural reasons behind such bizarre occurrences.

However, in the premiere episode on the streaming service dedicated to horror, executive producer Jay Cheel tackles the William Friedkin-directed classic, 1973’s The Exorcist. The film—adapted from William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel based on a purportedly true exorcism case—is about a young girl possessed by the demon Pazuzu. Incidents such as actress Linda Blair’s on-set injury, as well as a fire, and off-set deaths of family members all added an heir of curse to the film.

For believers in the curse, engaging in activity like playing with a Ouija board onscreen, or simply acknowledging a demon, is to invite it in. To convey the power of this faithful thinking, Cheel interviews an alleged exorcist, and even films a series of exorcisms. The
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This Shark Was No Baby: Richard Dreyfuss Recalls The ‘Special Quality’ Of ‘Jaws’

This Shark Was No Baby: Richard Dreyfuss Recalls The ‘Special Quality’ Of ‘Jaws’
June will mark the 45th anniversary of the movie that became Hollywood’s first true blockbuster and put a young director named Steven Spielberg on the map. That film, of course, is Jaws. Adjusted for inflation, it still ranks in America’s Top 10 grossing films of all time, and new generations keep discovering it. Worldwide, Jaws [...]

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Steven Spielberg Launches AFI’s New Movie Club With ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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Steven Spielberg Launches AFI’s New Movie Club With ‘The Wizard of Oz’
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate and Americans face more time in quarantine, “There’s no place like home” resonates in an entirely different way, with the power to save millions – not just Dorothy.

Aiming to encourage social distancing, the American Film Institute announced the launch of the AFI Movie Club with the help of director and AFI trustee Steven Spielberg, who selected “The Wizard of Oz” for its timely message. Each day, a new movie will be chosen for film lovers everywhere to watch from the safety of their homes, providing a communal viewing experience in a time of self-isolation.

The daily featured film can be viewed by logging on to AFI.com/MovieClub and using any of the streaming services listed under the selected movie. The movie-watching experience will be supplemented with fun facts, discussion questions and archival material provided by AFI.

On certain days, special guests
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The Reason You Shouldn’t Swim in Shark Infested Waters

The Reason You Shouldn’t Swim in Shark Infested Waters
All due respect to Joey Paur of GeekTyrant, but swimming with sharks is actually said to be safer than a number of things in this world since despite the many stories and rumors that started and have persisted since Jaws was released, the aquatic death machines aren’t all that interested in human beings on the average and will usually only attack if they’re agitated, in a frenzy, or are in some way provoked. It’s true that a good number of sharks will come in to test and see if a human is food or not, but as a human tends

The Reason You Shouldn’t Swim in Shark Infested Waters
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Daily Podcast: Jaws, Dragon’s Lair, Mad Max, & What Happens To The Oscars & Golden Globes This Year?

Daily Podcast: Jaws, Dragon’s Lair, Mad Max, & What Happens To The Oscars & Golden Globes This Year?
On the March 30, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Jaws, Dragon’s Lair, Mad Max, and a bunch of Coronavirus updates. Opening Banter: Is it still March? In The News: Ben: ‘Bruce’, a Musical About […]

The post Daily Podcast: Jaws, Dragon’s Lair, Mad Max, & What Happens To The Oscars & Golden Globes This Year? appeared first on /Film.
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Jim Carrey’s Latest Cartoon Takes a ‘Jaws’-Size Bite Out of Trump’s Coronavirus Response

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Jim Carrey’s Latest Cartoon Takes a ‘Jaws’-Size Bite Out of Trump’s Coronavirus Response
In his version of “Jaws,” where the threat isn’t a shark but rather the coronavirus and the deadly illness it causes, Jim Carrey has already figured out who’d make the perfect Mayor Larry Vaughn.

In Carrey’s latest political cartoon, shared on Thursday, President Donald Trump is depicted wearing the seersucker suit of the “Jaws” mayor and asking two beachgoers, “Why aren’t you going in the water?!” as a bloody limb can be seen on the sandy shore.

“Trump is willing to risk countless lives to save his economic record,” Carrey wrote. “He has fully become the mayor from Jaws.”

Trump is willing to risk countless lives to save his economic record. He has fully become the mayor from Jaws. pic.twitter.com/ZggJClEaXG

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 27, 2020

In the film, Mayor Larry Vaughn of Amity Island (played by Murray Hamilton) refuses to comply with local officials,
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‘Bruce’, a Musical About the Making of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, Swims to Stage in 2021

‘Bruce’, a Musical About the Making of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’, Swims to Stage in 2021
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jaws, director Steven Spielberg‘s iconic film that ushered in the modern era of Hollywood blockbusters. But before the retrospective pieces begin rolling in, let’s look ahead to 2021, because that’s when a stage musical called Bruce, named after the constantly-malfunctioning mechanical shark which plagued Spielberg’s set, is set to open […]

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The Best Movie Franchises to Binge Watch While Under Quarantine

The Best Movie Franchises to Binge Watch While Under Quarantine
If you’re practicing social distancing or are maybe under self-quarantine, you’re no doubt watching a lot of things. After all, there’s nothing better to take your mind off the news or uncertainty than disappearing into a great story. But there are only so many episodes of Tiger King to watch on Netflix. If you want a real project, how about a full-on movie marathon? Franchises have been king for decades, but it’s rare to find a movie franchise with a high average of good-to-great movies. Yes Jaws is a masterpiece, but nobody …
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‘Jaws’-Themed Stage Musical ‘Bruce’ Swimming Toward Summer 2021

‘Jaws’-Themed Stage Musical ‘Bruce’ Swimming Toward Summer 2021
Even a killer shark – or a broken-down mechanical version thereof – is looking like a welcome sign of hope these days: New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that its 2020-2021 theater season will include Bruce, a world premiere musical about the problem-plagued filming of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic Jaws.

Based on screenwriter Carl Gottlieb’s 1975 memoir The Jaws Log, Bruce will be directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, known for her work with Canada’s Stratford Festival, with a book and lyrics by Richard Oberacker and music by Robert Taylor (the duo behind Broadway’s 2017 Bandstand). Bruce will be a co-production with Seattle Rep, and is set for a June 9 – July 4, 2021, debut engagement at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

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10 Best Steven Spielberg Movies, According to IMDb

10 Best Steven Spielberg Movies, According to IMDb
One of the most influential and prominent directors in the history of cinema, not only is Steven Spielberg the highest-grossing director of all time, but also the second-richest movie director in the world. In the last 60 years of his career, Spielberg has directed several iconic films such as genre-defining classics like Jaws and Saving Private Ryan, to recent blockbusters like Ready Player One

Related: 10 Best Performances In Steven Spielberg Movies

In his long time directing movies, Spielberg has more than proved his versatility as a director, having contributed to almost every cinematic genre such war films, romantic comedies, science fiction, action-adventure thrillers and has created some of the most popular characters in pop culture. Here are his 10 best movies, according to IMDb.
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‘Sea Fever’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Jaws’ Meets ‘The Thing’

‘Sea Fever’ Trailer: It’s Like ‘Jaws’ Meets ‘The Thing’
With news of the coronavirus burning up the headlines, fears of infection are at an all-time high – with special attention being paid lately to being at sea, to the point where the State Department recently issued a warning to Americans to avoid cruise ships. Which makes Sea Fever either the worst or best possible movie […]

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Jaws: 10 Things That Made The Original Great (That The Sequels Missed)

Jaws: 10 Things That Made The Original Great (That The Sequels Missed)
Steven Spielberg’s Jaws is a suspenseful masterpiece that changed Hollywood forever. It singlehandedly paved the way for 50 years of high-concept summer blockbusters, and ensured that Spielberg could make whatever movies he wanted for the rest of his career. Unfortunately, its three sequels haven’t even come close to matching its masterful storytelling and Hitchcockian levels of terror.

Related: Jaws: 10 Most Iconic Moments, Ranked

The second movie pulled a Die Hard 2 and repeated the plot of the first one, the third one relied on its dreadful 3D effects, and the fourth one will have a place in film history as one of the worst movies ever made, just like the original has a place as one of the greatest movies ever made. Here are 10 things that made the original Jaws movie great, and have been missing from the sequels.
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