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'War of the Worlds' Vies for Blockbuster Title

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'War of the Worlds' Vies for Blockbuster Title

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'War of the Worlds' Vies for Blockbuster Title

'War of the Worlds' Vies for Blockbuster Title

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Steven Spielberg directs Tom Cruise in an adaptation of the 1898 H.G. Wells novel War of the Worlds. The movie has all the qualities of a summer thrill-ride, with a rush of surprises and special effects.