Blu-ray Review: “Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection”

I’m always suspicious of these specially packaged Blu-ray collections, especially ones that are obviously repurposing previously released discs. However, the Steven Spielberg Director’s Collection is definitely one of the finer box sets I’ve come across. The release comes from Universal Studios ...

The Great Summer Movies: Hold On To Your Butts

It is the summer of 1983. I sit in the River Oaks Theaters with my dad. I watch R2D2 get blasted by a stormtrooper, and I gasp.

It’s the summer of 1993. I sit alone in the theater at Chicago Ridge Mall. ...

The Composers: John Williams

Don’t think of an elephant. Now you see an elephant, don’t you?

Star Wars. Harry Potter. Jurassic Park. Jaws. Now you’re hearing the music of John Williams, aren’t you? Williams turns 79 today ...

Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, No. 50

Here we go again with Confessions of a Comics Shop Junkie, in which I opine on various recently released publications of the sequential graphic nature, some of which may be sitting on the rack at a comics shop, or awaiting ...

Revival House: Eleven Great Teaser Trailers

As someone who has been a regular moviegoer most of my life, I love movie trailers — but as much as well all love movie trailers, we must acknowledge that sometimes they have a tendency to show us too much. Generally though, ...