Catching the Classics: Jaws

JawsSince 1998, I have been maintaining a list of movies that I wanted to see. Sometimes these are all-time classics that passed me by, sometimes they’re genre classics that interest me. The list grows regularly and is currently more than 1800 movies long. Fogs has gone through and hand-picked several classic films for me to “fast-track” and review here. This is one of those films.

If this were an audio review, I might simply start playing the Jaws theme here; as it is, I’ll spare you my text rendition of the classic sound. It’s such an iconic piece of film music that it was even used, semi-jokingly, as the “you’re talking too much” music at the 85th Academy Awards. Everybody knows the sound. Kids whose parents weren’t even born in 1975 know the sound. And lines from the movie show up in pop culture all the time as well, from “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” to “That’s some bad hat, Harry”, which inspired the name of a production company. To a certain extent, it feels as though I’ve known all there was to know about Jaws for most of my life… I just needed to see the film. Continue reading

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Movies That Everyone Should See: “Jaws”

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In 1975, a film was released that would change the business of Hollywood, launch the career of one of the most beloved directors of all time, and become one of the most famous movies ever made. It created a worldwide phenomenon, gave us an unforgettable theme, and made countless people afraid to swim in the ocean.

That film, of course, was “Jaws”.

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The Top Ten Steven Spielberg Movies

Top-10We saw quite a bit of discussion last week here about Steven Spielberg, and that prompted me to focus this month’s “Top Ten” on officially ranking his ten best films.

It was quite a challenge, actually, because when you talk about Steven Spielberg films, you’re talking about several of the greatest films of all time. He’s one of the most popular directors of all time, due to the fact that he’s made so many of the most popular movies of Spielberg_filmsall time. His filmography also has a number of powerful, dramatic films as well. Certainly he has more than ten that could be considered great, so it was difficult to narrow down the field!

But that’s all part of the challenge, and I’m more than happy to take it on!

Click through to see how they shook out!

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Directors Talk: Steven Spielberg

Welcome back to “Directors Talk”! The roundtable discussion series I participate in with PG Cooper of PG Cooper’s Movie Reviews and Ian the Cool of Ian’s Lists, Bits and Reels

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SpielbergIn this series, we trade thoughts about the biggest directors working today. This time up we happen to have one of the greatest directors of all time, Steven Spielberg!

Spielberg has an arsenal of classics to choose from. His filmography is brimming with the most popular films of all time. He’s a two-time Oscar winner with numerous nominations, and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Click through to see what we had to say!

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The Top Ten Bond Villian Henchmen

Hey everyone, welcome to the first Bond Month Top Ten!

One of the things that makes the Bond franchise so great is the colorful villains and their insane plots to take over the world. But just as entertaining are the henchmen. The muscle. These characters may not be the head honchos, but often they’re the ones Bond fights directly. And they’re certainly every bit as colorful as the main villains!

Without a doubt, the crazy assortment of low-level Bond baddies has given the series a distinctive flavor for decades. They’re an integral part of what makes this franchise so great!

So click through to check out my list of the top ten henchmen of the Bond franchise!

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New Episode of The (title pending) Movie Podcast with Tank and Fogs!!

Hello, hello, hello!

We’re back with another awesome edition of The (title pending) Movie Podcast for your listening pleasure!

This week, Tank and I play “Has Tank Seen Apocalypse Now?”, discuss a lackluster week at the box office, and then dig into to our reviews of “Hit and Run”, “The Apparition”, and “Premium Rush”!

For our featured discussion, we break down our favorite movie vehicles of all time. It turned out to be a really fun discussion that covered a lot of great movies, and of course, a lot of sweet rides!

We wrap it all up by checking out what’s “On the Radar”, and when all is said and done, you have another fantastic episode full of movie podcast goodness!

You can download it directly here, or as always, search for us on Stitcher Radio or iTunes by using the keywords (title pending) or Tank and Fogs! Please be sure to give us a rating or a review if you have the time, those REALLY help us out!!