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The Kill Counter: Jaws Quadrilogy (Video)

Ever wondered how many people lose their lives in any particular movie, be it action, horror, sci-fi, or even comedy? Well, we've got you covered with The Kill Counter, our new series takes out all the guesswork and counts down every death on (and sometimes off) screen. Break out your calculator and try to keep up! For our new episode of The Kill Counter, we're taking to...
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06.19.2017
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Where it was Made: Jaws (video)

Welcome to another episode of our web-series, Where It Was Made, in which we revisit the actual filming locations for some of the most popular films ever made and see how they're holding up today, all while examining just how these locations were used in the finished film. Our latest episode heads to Martha's Vineyard, from the streets to the beach, to dig into the terror that...
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10.04.2016
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Jaws

Released 41 years ago this week, Steven Spielberg 's JAWS remains the film that started the "summer blockbuster" season, while simultaneously terrifying scores of people from ever swimming in the ocean, even to this day.  Shit, even I think about that little boy on the yellow raft any time I step foot too far into the water. With the release of Blake Lively 's...
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06.24.2016
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net:300, Amélie, Jaws, The Princess Bride

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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03.05.2016
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Cool Videos: Jaws: Live! is everything you want it to be and more

This past summer, JAWS: LIVE! was a stage show put on in Austin, Texas, by the Old Murder House Theatre. Reenacting Steven Spielberg 's classic, with a few tweaks here and there, the production is everything you would want it to be and more - half-passionate homage, half-parody and all-wild and crazy fun. And now a package of what the show was like has made its way online for all of us...
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10.29.2015
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New DreamWorks home could lead to Jaws and Back To The Future reboots

There's a lot of inside baseball going around within the movie industry today as Steven Spielberg goes shopping for a new distribution deal for DreamWorks before his current one with Disney comes to an end in August 2016. (THE BFG will be the last picture under their current arrangement, seeing release on July 1, 2016).  Universal seems to be the likely choice for a new...
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09.02.2015
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Cool Videos: A wonderful deconstruction of the beach scene from Jaws

There aren't too many directors who start off with their A-game right out of the gate, but Steven Spielberg is one of them. JAWS was only the young directors second (or third if you count DUEL) feature and, as we all know, it was an enormous success both commercially and critically. JAWS remains one of my favourite films and it's one that I revisit quite often so I was...
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04.03.2015
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Kevin Smith wants Steven Spielberg to do his Jaws sequel concept

While Kevin Smith 's skills as a filmmaker can be debated until the end of time, there's no arguing that the man is a crazy passionate filmgoer. He loves movies and while I don't think anyone needs a reminder, he'll go on for hours and hours talking about them. In a recent chat with Speakeasy , Kevin Smith was asked about the idea of a rebooted JAWS flick, and Smith...
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10.02.2014
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Exclusive Cool Video: Soundtrack Tribute to John Williams score for Jaws!

It's impossible to deny the power of a John Williams score, especially when it's linked to outer space or the deep ocean. In 1975, Steven Spielberg adapted Peter Benchley 's page-turner, JAWS, which starred Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss , instilling fear in the minds of beachgoers to this very day. A story about a man-eating great white shark is enough to freak anyone...
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05.16.2014
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Cool Videos: The history of movie trailers in fifteen minutes!

Around these parts movie trailers are gold, and they've become a staple in the filmgeek community. Hell, even your average moviegoer tends to love the trailers (when they aren't complaining about too many of them before the movie). The art of the trailer has evolved throughout a long period of time to get where it is now and it's interesting to look back and examine that process. In this...
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03.26.2014
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C'mon Hollywood: Are you afraid to get back in the water with Jaws?

Steven Spielberg and Peter Benchley have pretty much ruined the experience of swimming in the ocean for me, a fear which is perpetuated every year with Shark Week and/or Googling shark attack. JAWS is widely regarded as the “father of the summer blockbuster” and is firmly embedded in popular culture, especially the haunting theme by John Williams and iconic movie poster....
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05.07.2013
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