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War of the Worlds (2005) - Donation Bonus

Hard to believe but when War of the Worlds came out in 2005 it had been 23 years since Steven Spielberg's last movie about alien life forms. But now E.T.s are here not to eat candy but to kill all humans and use their blood as fertilizer! Starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning, Spielberg's update of War of the Worlds traded the original film's red scare motif for a 9-11 allegory and was yet another Spielberg box office hit. But did this movie hit home for Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob? DONATE AND FIND OUT!

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial - Donation Bonus

In 1982 E.T. landed in California to take our plants, but stole our hearts. Telling the story of an extra-terrestrial lost in the woods and taken in by a young boy with whom he develops an empathetic relationship, Steven Spielberg's second film focusing on alien life was a smash hit, becoming the highest grossing film every at that time. Will this film make Stuart, Jakob, and Arnie's hearts glow with joy, or will they be screaming "ouch"? Donate and find out!

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Donation Bonus

In 1977, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the local cinema, Steven Spielberg brought another tale of wonder and terror. But now the beings attacking the young small-town boy come not from below but from above, as the people of Earth are about to have Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as a man who's life is changed by a single encounter with a flying saucer, this film has become part of our American cultural lexicon and cemented Spielberg's status as an A-list Hollywood director. Now in Now Playing's first installment looking at Spielberg's three films focusing on alien life, Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie watch and review Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Are the hosts enraptured by the sight of Spielberg's saucer? DONATE AND FIND OUT!

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