Jurassic World

2015 Amblin Entertainment/Legendary Pictures/Universal Pictures Directed by Colin Trevorrow Produced by Frank Marshall/Patrick Crowley Screenplay by Rick Jaffa/Amanda Silver/ Derek Connolly/Colin Trevorrow Story by Rick Jaffa/Amanda Silver Based on characters created by Michael Crichton I’m going to step up on my soapbox here for just two minutes to give my $1.25 worth on some of […]

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Duel

1971 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by George Eckstein Written by Richard Matheson Before we get into the actual review a brief history lesson: The Made-For-TV Movie is a phrase you don’t hear much these days but it was used all the time back in the 1960’s and especially during the 1970’s when […]

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Jaws

1975 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb Music by John Williams I headed into the den with a 3 liter of Coca-Cola, a bag of potato chips the size of a Dickensian urchin and a carton of Reese’s Peanut Butter […]

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BiTD Basement of Horrors!

It was probably our most popular tradition–around Halloween, The Boys Outta Brooklyn always discussed horror films you might not have considered when planning your movie marathons for the spookiest holiday of all. During the time Tom Deja and I were doing BETTER IN THE DARK we built up a graveyard full of spooktacular episodes focusing […]

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Super 8

2011 Paramount Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams Produced by Steven Spielberg and Bryan Burk Upon hearing that J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg were going to collaborate on a movie together, my reaction was the same as million of other movies goers: handsprings and doing the funky chicken victory dance.  I figured that with these […]

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand

1978                          Universal Pictures Directed by Robert Zemeckis Produced by Tamara Asseyev and Alex Rose Executive Producer: Steven Spielberg Written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis The time is February 1964 and the world doesn’t know it yet, but an event is about to take place in New York City that will change the course of history.  […]

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War Of The Worlds

2005 Paramount Pictures Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by Kathleen Kennedy Screenplay by Josh Friedman and David Koepp Based on the novel by H.G. Wells I think the best way that Steven Spielberg’s version of WAR OF THE WORLDS can be described is in the words of my wife Patricia, who about an hour into […]

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