Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released in 1977 after being pushed back after Spielberg could not receive funds while also being side-tracked by a little film titled Jaws. After Jaws became a huge success, Spielberg was reared with essentially free reign to create a movie just the way he wanted. With a huge budget and the creative control he wanted, Spielberg set out to make a movie about UFOs and eventually settled on the concept that has earned a spot in the National Film Registry.
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Before Sharknado, we had Jaws.
Jaws. Best movie ever.
That should be the review. But, I doubt that I can get away with that. If you haven’t seen it, what is wrong with you? Stop reading this now, and sit down and watch it. And if you haven’t seen it in awhile, uninterrupted and without commercials, do yourself a favor, watch it again. Jaws is the very definition of a summer movie, or what summer movies use to be; big, engrossing, and explosive….literally. Part horror (for me it is my worst nightmare), part drama, and part action, this movie has it all; a riveting plot, great acting, and absolutely fantastic directing. Jaws continues to captive audiences and transcend generations even after 40 years. It is iconic and simply put, contains some of the best scenes in a movie… ever.
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Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Psycho Cinema at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of September 2015.
Click the link of the title below to purchase tickets! Enjoy!
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Oh , Creature- how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways…
If a song could be penned to describe my utter adoration for The Creature From The Black Lagoon it would be the Bee Gee’s ‘How Deep is Your Love’.
Strong, passionate, misunderstood- Creature is my ideal man- sans the gills and communication issues, of course. So how deep is my love?
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One of my favorite side effects of watching movies is the fact that where and when and with whom you watch a film becomes embedded in your relationship with it. I became a film lover early on, so many of my favorite films to revisit are soaked through with nostalgia for childhood and the freedom of Summer.
When the last day of the school year rolls around, there are several movies that sneak into my thoughts along with the smell of mowed lawns and plans for day trips, but the first DVD I reach for is always the same: JAWS.
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