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Bruce the Model Shark from ‘Jaws’ Installed at the Academy Museum

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Bruce the legendary shark model from Jaws will have a new home in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, slated to open in April of 2021.

Nicknamed Bruce on the set of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film, the 25 foot model is the last remaining intact models from the film. It was acquired by museum planners back in 2016 when they were anticipating a 2017 open date according to Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s been a long journey for Bruce since he was acquired in 2016, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him to his new home,” Academy Museum President Bill Kramer said in a statement. “We look forward to our opening when museum visitors can engage with our exhibitions, experience our beautiful Renzo Piano-designed building, and come face to face with one of the most iconic characters in film history.”

Jaws takes place on Amity Island which finds itself the hunting ground of a killer shark. When the local mayor refuses to close down the beaches for fear of hurting the local economy, it falls on the shoulders of the local sheriff (Roy Scheider), a sea-worn fisherman (Robert Shaw), and a scientist from the Oceanographic Institute (Richard Dreyfuss) to put an end to the deadly predator.

The film was an instant success and won an astonishing three Academy Awards that year including Best Editing, Best Sound Design, and Best Original Score for John Williams.

Bruce will be on full display when the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens on April 30, 2021.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Blooper Reel

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As part of the TUDUM: A Global Fan Event releases, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans a nice little treat. I’m a huge fan of behind-the-scenes and blooper reels! I loved seeing the characters we know so well break the 4th wall when overwhelmed with a case of the giggles. Even the powerful Vecna couldn’t escape landing on the Stranger Things season 4 blooper reel!

Watch our favorite actors break character in this brand new blooper reel below. 🤣

We also found some other behind-the-scenes videos from Stranger Things Season 4 that we thought you would like. With the news of Stranger Things Season 5 being the end of the series, we’re watching all these videos before we have to say our final goodbye. I don’t think we’re ready for this story to end. 😭 Until then, have a laugh with our friends from Hawkins, Indiana!

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‘Cloverfield’ Film Finds a Director To Helm Next Entry

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We have seen an incredible three Cloverfield-based films so far. The latest being Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. The latest in the series also managed to lose steam for the secretive franchise. It went too far into the explanation of secrets that we had seen in the first two films. Once the wizard is discovered behind the curtain the game loses its momentum and fun. The upcoming Cloverfield film has found its director from Under the Shadow’s Babak Anvari.

The director’s Under the Shadow was a great piece of horror. It was entirely effective in its scares and story.

There is no word on where the fourth Cloverfield film will take audiences. But, that is for the best. These films have always been shrouded in secrecy and that is what has made them fun. Well… the first two films anyway.

The synopsis for Cloverfield went like this:

As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.

We are happy to see that Anvari is going to helm this entry. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the franchise and to see what direction this entry takes.

What has been your favorite Cloverfield chapter?

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‘The Winchesters’ Trailer Effectively Adds Another Chapter to ‘Supernatural’

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If you thought that Supernatural was over after its very long and successful run, think again. The Winchesters takes us back into the world of Supernatural in a prequel. The series will go way back to tell the story of John and Mary who are the very reason that we have Sam and Dean.

The first trailer for the new series is looking particularly great and effectively adding to Supernatural lore.

The synopsis for The Winchesters goes like this:

Before Sam and Dean, there was John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester, this is the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary, and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world..

The Winchesters premieres on October 7 via CW.

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