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What Are Steven Spielberg’s Three Perfect Movies?

Since the 70s’ Steven Spielberg let the world know…he could make movies. So many of his films are iconic, so many of his stories have helped inspire movies to this day, and I, as a movie lover, am always taken aback by how he manages to craft that on-the-edge-of-your-seat level of suspense in his films.

I’ve seen so many of his movies; Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, War of the Worlds, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Hook, etc. but there are three movies of his that are 100% great.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

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You want to know the perfect action flick? I’m talking an action movie whose first second to the last delivers thrills, laughs, and chill-inducing moments that you’ll never forget. That is Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Harrison Ford takes a whip-wielding archaeologist and turns him into a movie icon as Steven Spielberg takes us on a worldwide adventure that never lets up.

Iconic isn’t even enough to fully describe the majesty of this action movie. There’s a giant ball that’ll crush you and your bones, plenty of creepy Nazis, a grand score that’ll leave your heart soaring as it imbues each scene with majesty, snakes, a fly (you know the one), and well, the power of God.

No movie has been able to replicate what seems like an easy concept but has been proven to be almost impossible to remake. Even the two Indiana Jones films that followed could live up to the standards of this Best Picture-nominated wonder.

In terms of my favorite scene from the movie: it’s literally the last one when we see the Man With No Name taking the Ark of the Covenant away. It’s the perfectly mysterious conclusion to a film that is, well, perfection.

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My Five Favorite Movie Theater Experiences

Going to the movie theater is my favorite pastime. I can go to the movie theater once a week for every week of my life, that’s how much I love it. Sometimes, if a movie is really good or not, more than once a week.

COVID-19 has shut movie theaters down here in the US and it’s a sad predicament. With highly-anticipated films like Black Widow, Mulan, Wonder Woman 1984, and Tenet on my must-watch bucket list, it’s even sadder knowing that I can’t go to my local theater, sit down, enjoy some classic butter popcorn and a soda, and enjoy a movie that will either blow my mind or make me mildly happy.

However, there have been five movie theater experiences that I will never forget. Sometimes the experience comes via a film that honestly, isn’t that great, but in an IMAX theater, my mind was unexpectedly blown in ways that have stuck with me over the years. So, here are those five movie theater experiences in chronological order.

(This is a long read.)

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Ranking the ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies

I love the Jurassic Park movies. I’ve seen all of them and even despite sometimes being annoyed by these movies I will be one of the first in line to see the next one, Jurassic World: Dominion, coming out potentially next year.

Today, I’m sharing my ranking of the five dinosaur-packed delights. Enjoy!

5. Jurassic Park III

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Jurassic Park III is pretty bad. I watched it and I honestly forgot what the film was about. It was just one of those movies that feel like plain dumb fun to watch with people getting chomped by dinosaurs and characters screaming and running for dear life. It’s hilarious. Continue reading Ranking the ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies

26 Years Later, ‘Jurassic Park’ Still Reigns Supreme

Yesterday I went to see Godzilla: King of the Monsters for my 21st birthday, it was boring, but as I thought about the film and all of its mishaps I couldn’t help but draw parallels with one of the best movies ever made, Jurassic Park.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters had plenty of monsters and some tantalizing action scenes but what it gained in impressive CGI and Sound it lacked in heartfelt storytelling and realistic situations.

I saw Jurassic Park for the first time in IMAX six years ago and believe me, I was more than blown away.

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It had scary human-eating monsters who posed a serious threat to the main characters of the film but it also had something Godzilla: King of the Monsters didn’t have; a great cast and a concise story that was perfectly crafted.

Yes, six of the characters would end up surviving, but there was real, believable peril for the antagonists as we watched the less important characters around them gradually chomped away throughout the film.

That didn’t happen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Characters continuously survived miraculously throughout the movie while being mere feet from the monsters as they waged battle against one another.

You see, Jurassic Park is a classic because we felt the fear, we felt the joy and wonder, we felt the sadness, everything about the movie we could comprehend in a plausible way. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is just a ridiculous waste of two hours.

I wish I could say a monster movie has finally surpassed Jurassic Park but no, it hasn’t and I don’t think it ever will be dethroned.

Do you think Jurassic Park is the best monster movie ever made? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have an absolutely wonderful day.

Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 4

Three parts, thirty movies, twenty left to list. As the list dwindles choosing which films rank higher over others gets harder but I am ready to send you all the next part to this thrilling series. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

19. Coco

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When Coco was coming out there was so much buzz around the film that I didn’t want to watch it but when I finally did I was blown away. I watched it late one evening and even though I was up at around one in the morning I wasn’t tired at all. This movie made me smile, it made me laugh, but most importantly, it made me cry. Oh my goodness, I cried so hard and couldn’t stop. This movie plucked my heartstrings as deeply as Miguel loved plucking the strings of his guitar. Lovely movie!

18. Die Hard

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Die Hard is definitely one of the best action movies of all time. And what makes it even more outrageously awesome is that Die Hard is, essentially, a Christmas movie. When you think Christmas movie one may immediately think of films like Home Alone or A Christmas Story but Die Hard is just as fun to watch while celebrating the wonderful holiday.

This movie will leave you gasping and wincing and shouting at the screen as it rivets your eyes to the screen from the beginning of the action to the end. And Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman’s performances on this movie were particularly sublime. I’ve only seen Die Hard twice but both times I watched the film I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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Throwback Friday: The ‘Jurassic’ Franchise Has Become A Fallen Kingdom

My introduction to Jurassic Park for the first time ever was in IMAX during the film’s anniversary. Since then I have grown to love the Jurassic Park movies. The Jurassic World movies, however, have begun to turn the franchise into an empty husk of what it once was and so today, in this week’s segment of Throwback Friday, I’m taking a look back at my review of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I hope you enjoy.

I went to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, hoping that the alarming Rotten Tomatoes score (a rotten 51%) wasn’t completely accurate and that I would end up actually liking the film. Wrong! This movie is clearly the worst film of the year I’ve seen so far and for so many reasons.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD! I’m about to relay to you every reason why this movie was so lackluster in quality in detail so I advise you to discontinue reading this now if you don’t want to know any of the details of this film. Thank you for heeding this warning.

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