Archive for August 16, 2012
The 1975 thriller Jaws became a massively successful movie that helped redefine the modern blockbuster. Spawning three sequels and dozens of impersonators, the movie remains one of Steven Spielberg’s greatest cinematic achievements.
The digitally-remastered Jaws Blu-Ray has now hit store shelves, promising viewers a polished look at the classic film, as well as several bonus features. With that in mind, we at Screen Rant decided to come up with a list of movies that have referenced Jaws - directly or indirectly – in the nearly four decades since its release.
From the funny to the forgettable; from the crass to the creative, here’s a list of 12 movies that paid homage to an unforgettable Shark attack film.
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Former Monk star Tony Shalhoub is looking to make his return to TV by joining the cast of CBS’ yet-untitled comedy pilot by How I Met Your Mother executive producer Rob Greenberg. Shalhoub is set to play Frank, a self-proclaimed ladies’ man with four divorces under his belt.
Formerly called Ex-Men, the half-hour project stars Chris Smith (Paranormal Activity 3) as a charming young man who moves into a short-term housing compound mainly populated by divorced men, after being left at the altar by his cold fiancée. Shalhoub joins previously announced Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn, who will play Gil, a guy who is caught having an affair and is now forced to live in the complex until his jilted wife takes him back.
Should the pilot get picked up it will ...
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There are six officially confirmed Marvel Studios productions underway, that together form “Phase Two” of the Marvel cinematic universe. Five of the six have a director, the one that does not is Guardians of the Galaxy.
Outside of concept art that confirms the core roster of Guardians of the Galaxy, a release date and a new screenwriter, little is known about what stories from Marvel Comics the film adaptation will draw from as it paves the way for The Avengers 2 the following summer. If this morning’s release of a logline about the film is anything to go by, we may at least have a vague idea of the film’s synopsis.
Production Weekly and The Grid both shared the following one-line description of Guardians of the Galaxy that may offer our first idea ...
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Heading into its second episode, FX’s new Chris Rock-produced late-night series Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell brings an updated take on the hit HBO series The Chris Rock Show. With Rock now behind-the-scenes, it’s up to W. Kamau Bell to spearhead the return of television’s rarely used – yet often heralded – format.
Cutting between in-studio pieces (like explaining the difference between Sikhs vs. Sheiks (below)) and pre-taped segments (like asking about getting frisked by the police in Harlem (above)), Bell’s new series manages to overcome the difficult obstacle of entertaining and informing viewers. Continuing this relaxed style into the couch segment, Bell trades the traditional interview for more of a conversation with his guests (which instantly makes them more compelling).
Touching on all topics of today’s society, comedian W. Kamau Bell uses the same type of earnest humor that Rock’s HBO Series ...
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Dark Knight Rises‘ Bane (Tom Hardy) and Man of Steel‘s General Zod (Michael Shannon) are joining forces – but not in a Batman Vs. Superman live-action film, sadly. No, the rising stars are instead headlining The Long Red Road, an adaptation of Brett C. Leonard’s play from the newly-formed Whipsmart.
Hardy appeared in Leonard’s original work when it was staged two years ago at the Goodman Theater in Chicago (under Philip Seymour Hoffman’s direction). Leonard is penning the script for Long Red Road; it remains to be seen if Hoffman likewise has interest in handling helming duties on the project.
Long Red Road tells the tale of Sam (Hardy), a young alcoholic who has retreated to a South Dakota Indian reservation in the hopes of conquering his inner ...
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