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Low film budgets cost money

Does the success of 'Paranormal Activity' herald a new era for home-made cinema? Sadly not, argues Geoffrey Macnab

Story of the Scene: Poltergeist (1982)

The final and cataclysmic destruction of the haunted house in Poltergeist was one of the last great model-inspired special effects before CGI became the norm. It cost well over $25,000 to make.

Spielberg sets sights on conquering Broadway stage with a TV show

Director to film series about the making of a stage production – then take the real thing to Broadway

The King family: Fighting over the dream

Martin Luther King's life was going to get the Spielberg treatment. Then a family feud turned toxic and the lawyers marched in, reports Guy Adams

Spielberg makes videogames to keep his family happy

Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg was so frustrated that no videogames catered for all of his seven children that he did what a entertainment maestro might do- made his own game.

Monsters vs Aliens (PG)

Monsters vs Aliens is such a barnstorming title that it's a pity that DreamWorks' slick but empty new cartoon does no more than the bare minimum with it. A 50ft woman (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) is recruited by the US government to repel an alien invasion, alongside a few other 1950s B-movie monsters. It has all the overcomplicated, video-game-friendly action sequences we've come to expect from computer animations, as well as all the ironic one-liners and pop-culture references. But it doesn't have much else except the much-vaunted 3D effects, which are diverting at first, but which you get used to after the opening two minutes. A fun time-passer for the Easter holiday, but destined to be forgotten by the time school starts.

Culture: Wallace & Gromit flushed out of LA

One of the highlights of the BBC's Christmas TV schedule will be A Matter of Loaf and Death, a new Wallace & Gromit film. This will mark the duo's return to the small screen after what turned out to be a fairly mixed Hollywood career for their creator, Nick Park.

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You get the feeling watching Kung Fu Panda that they came up with the title and the range of toys first, and didn't start thinking about the story until much, much later.

Bee Movie, Retail & Rental, Dreamworks (DVD)

Jerry Seinfeld's debut film is what you get when a zillionaire comedian is allowed to write and produce his own cartoon. It's funny and inventive to begin with, but after it exceeds the length of the average stand-up routine, it goes haywire.

Roy Scheider, the reluctant hero of Spielberg's 'Jaws', dies at 75

Roy Scheider, the American actor best known for his portrayal of the reluctantly heroic police chief in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, has died at the age of 75.

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