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Trailer Tracks: Hook (1991) – Steven Spielberg

Continuing my nod to Robin Williams… I’m still trying to process the fact that he’s gone… here’s a film that I so related to him in. I’ve always been young … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Trailer Tracks: Empire of the Sun (1987) – Steven Spielberg

Spielberg, John Williams, Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Joe Pantaliano, and a bit role for Ben Stiller. This is a gorgeously made film, as young Jim Graham (Bale) attempts to survive … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Jurassic Park (1993) – Steven Spielberg

I remember ‘borrowing permanently’ the hardcover version of Michael Crichton’s book from my mom as soon as I heard Spielberg had bought the rights to it, and was totally pumped to see … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: An American Tail (1986) – Don Bluth

Don Bluth paired up with Steven Spielberg in the mid-80s to give us the story of a family emigrating to America, and how their son got lost along the way… … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Steven Spielberg

In my eyes, this is one of the world’s perfect movies.  As a child, it filled me with wonder and ignited my imagination for apparently the rest of my life … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) – Steven Spielberg

One of the biggest influences on my childhood, if not my entire life, alongside Star Wars, is this homage to the adventures of yesteryear, Raiders of the Lost Ark… that … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer tracks: Gremlins (1984) – Joe Dante

Man, do I remember this movie, and I still adore it. Who wouldn’t want a Mogwai?  

June 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: The Goonies (1985) – Richard Donner

Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner working with a script from Christopher Columbus created this great film that starred Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton. I … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Trailer Tracks: Saving Private Ryan (1998) – Steven Spielberg

70 years ago today, some of the bravest and most frightened souls stepped onto beaches in Normandy, D-Day. It would feel wrong to put up some sci-fi or horror movie today, … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Trailer Tracks: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) – Steven Spielberg

I love the wonder and awe in this film, the gorgeous score by John Williams, and despite some scares of about the unknown, the idea that everything is going to … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment


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