The Terminal may not be the top of the line for filmmaker Steven Spielberg but the film still makes for compelling material when viewing. It’s fascinating to watch The Terminal in 2020, over fifteen years following its theatrical release. So much has and hasn’t changed when it comes to immigration. Because Krakozhia breaks out into civil war during his flight, the United States no longer recognizes the country. Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) basically becomes a…"The Terminal: Spielberg Goes Back To Comedy"
There’s something about the need to repeatedly return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and and the chaos of Isla Nublar during the pandemic. I don’t know what it is about the films and the animated series that keeps drawing me back this year. Maybe it’s my love of dinosaurs? Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so desperate for a vacation. Outside of the shlep to Evanston for kosher food, I only go a quarter…"Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos"
Minority Report might take place some fifty years after the film was shot but the film’s themes are still relevant almost twenty years later. This film marks the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise. The film has audiences asking some important questions. What if we knew what was going to happen in the future? After you ask yourself the question, what if the person knowing this found out he was going to kill someone? …"Minority Report: Spielberg Tackles the Future"
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. …"Always: My Least Favorite Steven Spielberg Film"
Following Raiders, Steven Spielberg gets back to science fiction and gives us his most personal film in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. I have a confession to make. It wasn’t until the late 1990s/early 2000s before I watched E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. A lot of this is because I am prone to nightmares and like Mars, Inc. at the time, I thought E.T. was scary. Let me tell you how wrong I am for this line of thinking.…"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: Another Spielberg 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…"Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Classic"
The Oscar-nominated Munich, one of two Steven Spielberg films released in 2005, marks its 15th anniversary since the theatrical release. After so many fun Spielberg films in the early 1990s, the latter half of the decade saw his return to serious dramas. The beginning of the 2000s is no exception. Much like 1993, Spielberg had room for sci-fi and a serious drama. Though in this case, both films also deal with the subject of terrorism. …"Munich: Steven Spielberg Film Marks 15 Years"
The Animaniacs are back for a new season on Hulu and they’ve brought back all their friends including fan-favorites Pinky and the Brain. Before there was 30 Rock or Community, the Animianacs were the most meta series in existence. They are so self-aware that they blow the two broadcast comedies out of the water. Over twenty years later, the start exactly where they left off albeit with a Jurassic Park twist. As an FYI, the…"Animaniacs: The New Season Is Zany To The Max"
Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy features new bonus features and is currently available for fans to bring home on 4K Ultra HD. There are a few franchises where every film is a classic. This is one of them. From the opening frames of the first film to the closing minutes of the final installment, everyone will have a good time. This isn’t to say that the franchise doesn’t have its flaws because it…"Back to the Future Trilogy Gets 4K Ultra HD Upgrade"
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows in the spirit of the 2015 Jurassic World film as the new series premieres on Netflix. Imagine being chosen for the opportunity of a life time. If you love dinosaurs, it’ll be sure to be an experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. After all, this is Jurassic World that we’re talking about! Darius Bowman is a dinosaur-obsessed teen and an avid reader of Dr. Grant’s work.…"Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous Keeps The Spirit"