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Jurassic World (2015) – Colin Trevorrow

The Park is open! It’s time to go back to Isla Nublar to take a look at the latest update to the world created by Steven Spielberg (who serves as … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

War of the Worlds (2005) – Steven Spielberg 

I dive back into more HG Wells cinematic adaptations with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, settling in to rewatch the Spielberg take on the classic invasion tale, done so well in the previously … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! – Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen

Screening today at the Hart House theatre at 9:30 is a documentary that completely encapsulated my youth and filled me with awe, and a fire to create. Back in 1981, … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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


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