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

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.
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Speaking of Cameron, he will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today; doesn't he have one already?
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The first season of ABC's FlashForward will drop on DVD on Feb. 26.
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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.
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Toy Story 3 will be released to IMAX 3D theaters at the same time it opens in conventional theaters on June 18, 2010.
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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.
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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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