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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Steven Spielberg

You probably know quite a bout about Steven Spielberg, the director of Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Schindler’s List, and the new movie Abraham Lincoln. But there are still surprising things about him that I never suspected. Sis you know producer Cubby Broccoli rejected Spielberg twice when he tried for a position directing [...]

Bollywood Jaws

(YouTube link) Now, if Steven Spielberg had been able to get his shark to jump completely out of the water like this one, he may have had a hit movie on his hands! Enjoy a scene from the action-packed Bollywood version of Jaws. The top YouTube comment says it all: “We’re gonna need a bigger budget.” [...]

The Missing Links: Super Creepy Ventriloquist Dummies

Honest Abe On the Big Screen The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln is out and it looks great. But a lot of people are mentioning how high Lincoln’s voice sounds, and some are even creating parodies imagining other high-pitched characters as the Pres. Also: Check out this story of how one man’s great, great [...]

How Steven Spielberg’s Malfunctioning Sharks Transformed the Movie Business

Before Steven Spielberg became Hollywood royalty, he was just another young director with a giant shark problem. It was July 1974, and 27-year-old Steven Spielberg was sure his career was over. He’d been on location in Martha’s Vineyard for three months, waiting for the overdue star of his new movie Jaws. And now, as he watched [...]

E.T. Phone Home!

(YouTube link) On June 11, 1982, the Steven Spielberg movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial opened nationwide. For its 30th anniversary, Angie and Chad visited the locations where E.T. was filmed to see what they look like today and to record this song, to the tune of the Maroon 5 song “Payphone.” -Thanks, Angie!

The Missing Links: Stingray Sneakers

Con: These Shoes Cost $1,800. Pro: I Bet They’re Waterproof They are, after all, made out of stingrays. * Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. Pop Culture Might Be Repeating Itself. These 15 supercuts prove that pop culture might be repeating itself. * I’ll Be Right Here… On Blu-Ray Score one for the movie purists who hate the George Lucas-esque way Steven [...]

The mental_floss Guide to the NCAA Tournament: The West

We may not be much help in filling out your bracket, but we can promise one interesting fact about each of the 68 teams in the tournament. Let’s tip things off with the West Region. © Chris Bergin/Icon SMI/Corbis (1) Michigan State In May, a Michigan State professor from the School of Social Work will begin teaching an [...]

Zombie/Steven Spielberg

Draw2D2 has a collection of art mashups called “Zombie/Steven Spielberg” that place zombies in Spielberg movies, or otherwise combine the two ideas. The example shown is by Alex Ryan. Go see the rest! Link -Thanks, Jason Welborn!

Dinosaur Breeders

Their motto is “Bringing the past into the future, one egg at a time.” Dinosaur Breeders may remind you of a certain film series from Steven Spielberg, except this company will allow you to take a dinosaur of your own home with you -if you have the proper environment for it and the cash. They [...]