The Best Movies from My Second Decade

Last week I began a series of posts that take a look at my favorite movies from every year I've been alive. I took inspiration from a post I read last year over at Fairly Professional. Since I'm 41, I've decided to just keep it to my first 40 years. And since that's a lot, … Continue reading The Best Movies from My Second Decade

My Favorite Movies #26 – Hook

Hook 1991 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... Peter Pan grows up to become a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But when his kids are kidnapped by a vengeful Capt. Hook, Peter is forced to return to Neverland, where he gets a chance at redemption. Let's just go ahead … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #26 – Hook

My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

My Favorite Movies #90 – Super 8

Super 8 2011 Directed by J. J. Abrams Netflix says... With a nod toward producer Steven Spielberg's landmark sci-fi films of the 1970s and '80s, writer-director J. J. Abrams crafts a supernatural tale about six kids who witness something incredible while shooting a movie with their Super 8 camera. Yeah, sorry it's been a while … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #90 – Super 8

After Seeing Ready Player One

Ready Player One 2018 Directed by Steven Spielberg Kids, this is a movie I've been excited about since I saw the first trailer nearly a year ago. You know what did it? It was that Back to the Future chime at the very end of it. Didn't hurt that the DeLorean plays a pretty big … Continue reading After Seeing Ready Player One

AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

Schindler's List 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz. To say this is a great film … Continue reading AFI #8 – Schindler’s List

AFI #24 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... A lonely suburban boy befriends a gentle alien and tries to help it return home while protecting it from government forces that are in pursuit. Kids, I can't believe I did this. I watched a couple of these things out of order. I know... I'll … Continue reading AFI #24 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

AFI #56 – Jaws

Jaws 1975 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... Director Steven Spielberg virtually invented the summer blockbuster with this white-knuckle adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel about an insatiable great white shark that terrorizes the townspeople of fictional Amity Island. John Williams's legendary score punctuates the tension as the police chief (Roy Scheider), an oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) … Continue reading AFI #56 – Jaws

AFI #66 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Directed by Steven Spielberg Netflix says... When Dr. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)--the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist--is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime. Creative minds Steven Spielberg and George … Continue reading AFI #66 – Raiders of the Lost Ark