When Zach said he never heard of Gremlins, it had to go on the list – not because it is a particularly great movie, but because it was the movie that broke the rating system’s back.
This week, Zach is going to need a bigger boat, as we talk Jaws and the summer blockbuster.
In two weeks, Zach on Film will examine Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. As a lead up to the discussion, take a gander at Jamie Benning’s Inside Jaws, a documentary/commentary/filmumentary of the movie.
Benning takes commentary, interviews, and more, and weaves together a very comprehensive look at the film that you can’t get from a simple commentary track. It’s over two hours long, so make sure you have some time set aside to watch this project.
Months after it was released state-side, Lincoln is finally released on this side of the Atlantic. How does Spielberg’s vision of Honest Abe hold up against previous screen incarnations, such as his excellent adventure with Bill & Ted, or when he hunted vampires? (Spoilers: there are no vampires, thankfully)
In this issue: Zach shares his thoughts and learns a little bit about practical effects as we examine Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (often referred to as Close Encounters or CE3K) is a 1977 science fiction-drama written and directed by Steven Spielberg and features actors Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, and Cary Guffey. It tells the story of Roy Neary, a lineman in Indiana, whose life changes after a close encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO).
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In the great decade that was the 90′s Steven Spielberg released a movie that capture the imagination of audiences everywhere. Now he hopes to take audiences back to that horrifyingly, magical land of Jurassic Park, but this time in 3D. You can watch the first trailer, not in 3D, for the release right after the jump.
The official trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln has arrived, and Daniel Day-Lewis may be looking at another OSCAR nom for this one.
There were two times in my life I got to see Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen; the first was when it was originally released in a smallish theater in Ottawa, KS. The second time was in Atlanta, GA some 15 years later at the magnificent Fox Pavilion. Both times were magical, and seeing the adventures of one of my favorite characters in what has to be one of my all time favorite movies is always a thrill. So you can imagine how excited I am to hear that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are bring Raiders of the Lost Ark to IMAX for a one week run beginning September 7, 2012.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™ this October. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
The man with the hat is back – and looking better than ever! The world’s favorite globe-trotting archaeologist is, at long last, embarking on his greatest adventure – when The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection comes to Blu-ray Disc from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection will be excavated in the fall of 2012 and will include all four of Indy’s thrilling adventures, using the highest possible high definition picture and audio presentation – along with a “best of” collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises.
When it comes to adaptations, there are two ways you can go about it – a really good adaptation, or a really bad one. In the case of The Adventures of Tintin, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have done something quite different – done an adaptation that is better than the source material.
Another poster for the Adventures of Tintin has arrived, and it is a spectacular image, even if it does have the weird looking cg characters.