Director Steven Spielberg’s critically lauded WWII epic Saving Private Ryan celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a new 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo release on May 8, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Here is my review: Read more
Before Ready Player One began, we got a clip of director Steven Spielberg where he sincerely thanked us for watching his film. Oh wait – I’m thinking of something else, that didn’t happen. Apparently he was confident enough in his movie that he didn’t need to preface it with anything. And he’d be absolutely right – Ready Player one is fantastic. I loved the hell out of it. It’s one of the very few movies that lives up to its hype. Also it’s not a Sequel, a Prequel or a Reboot; it’s an adaptation on a book, which makes it practically original. Watching this film was a treat, from beginning to end, though I’m pretty sure I’m the exact target audience for me, so you might have to excuse me while I gush. Read more
No one in Hollywood has crafted more memorable blockbusters than Steven Spielberg, the most famous director the world has ever seen. And while Spielberg has strayed from the familiar path in recent years and focused more so on dramas, Ready Player One is right in his wheelhouse. Ready Player One’s storytelling and character development do not reach levels high enough for those looking for some kind of depth in this 140-minute virtual reality journey. But when it comes to the movie’s action sequences and visual effects, Spielberg delivers to the max in spectacular fashion, which should please both regular movie goers and fans of 80s pop culture familiar with characters from movies, television, and video games over the years. Of course, Ready Player One plays out just like a video game, but that’s what makes it such an entertaining blockbuster and more of what we have come to love about Spielberg in years past; he transports audiences to new, exciting worlds we’d love to be part of. And with this ridiculous, filled-to-the-brim nostalgic blast, he’s done it again.
Heroes come from all sorts of places and some of them come from the field of journalism, where reporters and various employees at media outlets seek to bring the truth to light and give their audiences the information they need. And given the current state of the country, we could certainly benefit from members of the media giving us a clearer picture of everything. History tends to repeat itself, and from time to time, freedom of the press has come under assault. That being said, who better in Hollywood than acclaimed director Steven Spielberg could show audiences a time in history where the fourth estate was under fire. Spielberg’s latest movie, The Post, looks at the release of the Pentagon Papers in the early 70s. No question the year’s most timely movie, The Post is a stirring, race-against-the-clock drama that is among the best movies of the year.
The BBC has ranked what they believe are the 100 greatest American films of all time. Using 62 international critics, who in turn delivered their top 10 favourites of all time, BBC.com has determined the following which includes films as recent as 2013’s 12 Years a Slave and 2011’s The Tree of Life. Check out the top 100 right here.