Always: My Least Favorite Steven Spielberg Film

Always departs from the rest of Steven Spielberg’s 1980s filmography in that the film goes for sentimentality more than anything else. It’s not uncommon for Spielberg to release multiple films in the same year.  The summer saw Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.  While there is some nice action in the aerial scenes in Always, the two films couldn’t be further apart.  Maybe this is why it has taken me until now to watch Always. …

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Classic

In spite of the logistical challenges in putting the film together, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a Steven Spielberg classic. Much like George Lucas and Star Wars, Steven Spielberg also continued working on Close Encounters.  Ultimately, Spielberg kept working on it and gave us his ultimate version in 1998.  Most of the reason for the Special Edition is because the studio wanted to go inside of the ship.  In the end, Spielberg would…

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Jaws Now Available in 4K Ultra HD

Jaws, the Steven Spielberg film that would forever change the summer blockbuster season, is now available for fans to watch in 4K Ultra HD. The film’s 45th anniversary is cause for upgrading the film to 4K Ultra HD.  There’s over three hours of bonus content, which are held over from previous releases.  Meanwhile, the limited edition includes a 44-page booklet with introductions, rare photos, storyboards, and more. With one of the most iconic scores in…

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American Graffiti marks 45th Anniversary

American Graffiti recently celebrated it’s 45th anniversary and the music-filled picture still holds up nearly a half-century later. Foreshadowing films of the future with intertwining stories, the film focuses on four teenagers on their final night in Modesto, Cal. before college.  Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) and Steve Bolander (Ron Howard) meet up with John Milner (Paul Le Mat) and Terry “The Toad” Fields (Charles Martin Smith) in the Mel’s Drive-In diner parking lot.  Both Curt and…

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Jaws: A Quintessential American Film

One of the greatest films of all time, Jaws is a quintessential American movie. With one of the most iconic scores in all of cinematic history, an innocent swimmer, Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie), getting attacked by a shark would change the beach forever.  Police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) had the right idea to close the beaches following Chrissie’s autopsy.  However, Amity mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) re-opens the beach out of fear of losing money.…

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