Jaws 2 (1978)

Steven Spielberg wanted nothing to do with a sequel to Jaws, saying he was “done with the ocean” after the 1975 picture. Universal, on the other hand, wanted everything to do with a sequel and threw a ton of money at… 475 more words


Jaws (1975)

There’s no denying the importance of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. The 1975 motion picture has been credited with establishing the modern blockbuster template, with the focus on a succinct premise to draw big box office numbers. 609 more words


Merry Christmas From The Hannibal 8.

The French Connection (1971), one of my favorite films, is a long way from a Christmas movie. But here’s Gene Hackman in a Santa outfit in one of the opening scenes. 11 more words

Gene Hackman

From Robert De Niro to Tom Hardy: 5 actors who made imaginary conversations look riveting

Is there any person in this who hasn’t had, at some point, an imaginary conversation in their head? Be it speaking to oneself (or to a mirror) in a private, lonely moment or sometimes in the midst of others, we have all done it and still do it. 868 more words


'Still of the Night': A quiet Hitchcockian thriller that will please Roy Scheider and Meryl Streep fans

Still of the Night, director Robert Benton’s follow-up to his multiple Oscar-winning Kramer vs Kramer ,stars two of my favorite yesteryear acting heavyweights Roy Scheider and Meryl Streep in a quiet,slow-burn and understated Hitchcockian thriller that may seem outdated by today’s standards.   250 more words


Sorcerer (1977) - reviewed by George

This remake of Clouzot’s 1953 film was directed by William Friedkin, and the screenplay was written by Walon Green, based on the novel “The Wages of Fear” by Georges Arnaud, not on Clouzot’s screenplay.It’s quite a different bird, since almost all the set pieces have been changed in some way. 488 more words


November 10: Happy Birthday Miranda Lambert and Ellen Pompeo

Miranda Lambert turns 33 today.  The country singer-songwriter signed her first recording contract before she turned 20.  Her first album, Kerosene, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country charts and featured four songs released as singles.  1,340 more words

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