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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It doesn’t matter when you discover this series, it doesn’t even truly matter which film of the original trilogy delivers your first exposure. However you get there, whether it be childhood and the awe of a roguish hero or later in life searching for an appreciation of a cultural icon, you arrive at the same place: we all kind of want to be Indiana Jones.
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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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The Land Before Time is a 1998 animated movie directed by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall. Really, do I need to go on? Just from those names, you know you are watching a quality film – not a cartoon, but film. This is one of the best animation films ever made. This adventure appeals to all ages. It is the story of Little Foot a precocious and loyal Apatosaurus. The film begins with Little Foot, his mother, their herd, and other dinosaur herds traveling to the great valley. Due to a series of natural disasters, their current home is devastated and there is no green food left.
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