News briefs: Spielberg loves Avatar, Toy Story 3 in IMAX

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

Steven Spielberg called Avatar "the most evocative and amazing science-fiction movie since Star Wars," according to a report on The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog; director James Cameron held a private screening earlier this month for a few friends, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Spielberg.

Speaking of Cameron, he will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today; doesn't he have one already?

The first season of ABC's FlashForward will drop on DVD on Feb. 26.

DIRECTV's The 101 Network will air recap specials for ABC's Lost, covering the first five seasons, starting the day after Christmas at 9 p.m. ET in anticipation of the show's upcoming sixth and final season, which kicks off in February.

Toy Story 3 will be released to IMAX 3D theaters at the same time it opens in conventional theaters on June 18, 2010.

Boris Kodjoe (Resident Evil: Afterlife) has landed the male lead in J.J. Abrams' pilot for NBC Undercovers, according to The Hollywood Reporter; the show is described as a mix between Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity.

Director Peter Segal (Get Smart) will direct Neighborhood Watch, a sci-fi comedy from 20th Century Fox, Variety; the film centers on a man who moves to a small town and joins the neighborhood watch committee, only to discover that the town is experiencing bizarre paranormal activity.

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