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See Sony’s Mysterious Teaser Trailer for the ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ Re-Release

While you and I may know July 3rd as “Fasting in Anticipation of Tomorrow’s Onslaught of Grilled Meats Day,” a certain subset of conspiracy-monger recognizes it as World UFO Day. Apparently, one such believer resides at Sony, as the studio released a mysterious new video on the 3rd and included the hashtag #WorldUFODay in the caption on YouTube. In it, a glowing green air traffic controller’s matrix appears on screen with some slightly-garbled dialogue in the background about an enigmatic foreign craft entering their airspace. While some may find its significance confounding, Spielberg fans recognized the clip straightaway.

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Elizabeth Banks Issues Apology to Steven Spielberg Following Gender Disparity Comments

A celebrity ritual no less time-honored than the public callout, the public apology is a vital part of being and remaining famous. Think of it like an annual physical, but for your public profile: say something wild enough to grab some headlines and ensure that your name’s sticking in the population’s heads, let it sit for a short while, and once the time is right, issue a dignified apology to show humility and self-awareness. It’s a rich Hollywood tradition, and Elizabeth Banks is the latest personality to run this gauntlet. But when you come at the king, and most especially when that king is literal King of Hollywood Steven Spielberg, you best not miss.

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These ‘E.T.’ Facts Will Be Right Here

Everyone remembers E.T. and his famous lines like “Be good” and “E.T. phone home.” But did you know that the voice of E.T. was provided by at least 18 different people? It’s true; the majority of his lines were provided by Pat Welsh, an elderly smoker. But additional sounds and lines were provided by director Steven Spielberg, actress Debra Winger, and sound designer Ben Burtt’s sleeping wife when she had a cold. That’s just one of the extra-terrestrial facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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This Video Features the Holy Grail of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ Facts

Everyone knows that Indiana Jones took his name from the family dog. But did you know that the man who played Indy’s dad, Sean Connery is only 12 years older than Harrison Ford? Despite the relative closeness of their ages, director Steven Spielberg and producer George Lucas couldn’t imagine anyone but James Bond playing the father of Indiana Jones. That’s just one of the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade facts featured in this new episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford Will Reunite for ‘Indiana Jones 5’!

“There is only going to be one actor playing Indiana Jones and that’s Harrison Ford.”

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‘Bridge of Spies’ Trailer: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War Thriller Looks Mighty Cool

When Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg last made a war film, they produced Saving Private Ryan, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and features what’s widely considered one of the greatest battle scenes ever captured on film. They’ve worked together since, including on Catch Me If You Can, one of the best movies of either man’s career, but Bridge of Spies might be considered a kind of spiritual sequel to Ryan. That was Hanks and Spielberg’s World War II picture. This is their Cold War one.

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Oscar Winners Thank Steven Spielberg More Than Anyone Else, Including God

We all watch the Oscars for different reasons. Some watch for the sheer spectacle. Some watch to see if the movies they like actually win something. Some watch so they can drunkenly criticize what everyone is wearing. But in the end, it all comes down to all viewers doing the exact same thing: watching people thank other people for upwards of three hours. But which people have been thanked the most in 86 years of Oscar history? Someone with a lot of time on their hands decided to figure that out.

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A Massive Roundup of Over 25 Celebrities Accepting the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”

The "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" phenomenon finally caught on with celebrities over the weekend...in a major way. A ton of them did it, including: Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Steven Spielberg, Oprah and even 86-year-old Ethel Kennedy!

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More Kendall Jones Fallout – Steven Spielberg DIDN’T Pose with a “Dead” Dinosaur [PIC]

To make fun of people who freak out about hunters posing with dead animals on Facebook, someone posted a photo last week of Steven Spielberg posing with a "dead" triceratops on the set of "Jurassic Park". And apparently some people thought it was REAL...because a bunch of news sites felt the need to point out that it wasn't an ACTUAL dinosaur.

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Steven Spielberg Hires Coen Brothers to Write Cold War Thriller

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.

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Steven Spielberg Debuts New ‘Obama’ Footage at White House Correspondents’ Dinner…Wait, What?

While 'Lincoln' might not have taken home the Oscar for Best Picture, it was considered one of the best films of the year by many a critic, mainly for Daniel Day-Lewis' exceptional performance as Honest Abe. In light of the film's success, what is its director Steven Spielberg planning as a follow-up?

During Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Barack Obama revealed the first behind-the-scenes footage from Spielberg's next project, 'Obama,' which re-teams him with...Day-Lewis in the title role? Take a look...

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Zooey Deschanel & Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Perform ‘Love Hurts’

There's video online of Zooey Deschanel singing the Everly Brothers 'Love Hurts'. It's actually a duet with Steven Spielberg's 22-year-old daughter Sasha...and it's really good!

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