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Star Wars

By Amelia Mularz

"Dahling, don't forget the opera glasses, and do put on a tie. If we're going to watch Will Smith battle zombie ex-presidents for control of the White House, we need to look quite fetching."

This is the future, according to George Lucas. No, not a zombie apocalypse led by Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon (though we'd love to see what that'd look like), but a future where going to the movies will be comparable to going to the opera or a Broadway show. It's a dark, dark future where a ticket to the big summer blockbuster could cost you $50, $100, maybe even $150.

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Halo

The entire gaming community was anticipating today's big announcement from Microsoft, which unveiled its new Xbox One gaming console, but the project that has everyone talking was one that no one saw coming.

As a part of their big presentation, Microsoft announced a "Halo" television series that will be produced by Steven Spielberg. The sci-fi action franchise has seemed poised for live-action adaptation since it first hit shelves in 2001, but this is the first time fans will get to see the Spartans outside of a few well-produced ads.

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Steven Spielberg's follow-up to "Lincoln" has been revealed. The director has chosen to develop an adaptation of the autobiography "American Sniper" written by Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bradley Cooper will both star in the movie and will act as a producer. This Spielberg announcement comes after Cooper decided to pull out of "Jane Got A Gun" due to his busy schedule. It’s understandable why Cooper would want to stick with this project now that Spielberg is involved.

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Obama

Over the weekend, the White House Correspondents Dinner took place in Washington, D.C., and as is the tradition, it tends to be one of the more light-hearted events in the nation's capitol. Even the Presidents gets loose and cracks a few jokes.

Two of the evening's special guests were the men behind "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, and it just so happened that President Obama had seen a behind-the-scenes featurette on the Academy Award-winning director's next film, starring Day-Lewis.

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One of the true pleasures of going to the movie theater this awards season was seeing an honestly unique portrait of Abraham Lincoln put onto the screen. It was nearly impossible not to respect the amount of care and thought Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis put into their painting of a man on the cusp of history in "Lincoln."

That's why MTV Movies Blog is proud to debut this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray and DVD of "Lincoln," which hit shelves today. From a featurette on the disc, the look behind the scenes explores what Spielberg and Day-Lewis wanted to achieve with their focus biography of the 16th president of the United States.

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Gremlins

Everything old becomes new again, and website Vulture is reporting that a reboot of Joe Dante's beloved 1980's horror comedy "Gremlins" is potentially in the works. It's time to start memorizing those three very important rules: no water, no bright lights, and don't feed your Mogwai after midnight.

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Robopocalypse

The apocalypse has been delayed once again. After surviving the Mayan countdown last year, it looks like we've dodged another bullet with news that Oscar-nominated "Lincoln" director Steven Spielberg has 86'd plans to make a movie adaptation of Daniel H. Wilson's sci-fi novel "Robopocalypse."

The movie, which chronicles the spread of an artificial intelligence virus that prompts the planet's machines to rise up against the human race, had been set for a 2014 release. According to the Hollywood Reporter it has now been "postponed indefinitely."

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Lincoln

You've seen our Top Ten of 2012 list, but now let's take a look back at the movies that just missed the cut. These are our Honorable Mentions of 2012.

Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" didn't exactly have the deck stacked in its favor when it came to box office success. The running time clocks in at nearly two and a half hours. It does away with the traditional biopic formula and only focuses on a small portion of the sixteenth president's life, the struggle to pass the 13th Amendment. Plus, we all know how that turned out.

But looking at Spielberg's loving portrait of one of our great national heroes ignores so much of what makes "Lincoln" a fascinating and enthralling movie from start to finish.

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Lincoln

Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis are taking "Lincoln" to the streets.

The pair recently held a 42-minute-long question and answer session in New York Wednesday that streamed on Yahoo! and in select theaters around the country. "They talked about everything and anything related to the upcoming movie, including Day-Lewis's initial hesitation to take on the project.

"It seemed like such a preposterous idea to me, outlandish idea, to take on that work, so I fled," Day-Lewis recounted. "Reading Tony [Kushner]'s script, I could see objectively that it was something to be done by somebody else probably. I didn't honestly feel like I was capable of doing that work."

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For those of us who first learned to love aliens via Steven Spielberg's classic movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," there are so many unforgettable scenes, sights and sounds that you'd be hard-pressed to pick just one favorite element. From the flying bicycles to the Reese's Pieces, to "Ouuuuch," to John Williams' sweeping supernatural score supporting it all.

If you need a refresher as to why the iconic, heartwarming film earned a lasting place in cinematic history it arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever on October 9 in celebration of its 30th anniversary, but right now MTV News is happy to present you with the following exclusive clip from the bonus feature "The E.T. Journals," which shows Spielberg and Williams working on (and singing!) the score together during post-production.

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