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Doc “Sharksploitation’ Delves into the Sub-Genre Spawned by Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jaws’ (Exclusive)

Ever since Steven Spielberg’s career-launching blockbuster “Jaws” broke out in 1975, the world’s obsession with sharks has not slackened. Evidence of this is the glut of films – and TV series – about the much-maligned and misunderstood predator.“The movie ‘Jaws’ had a massive impact on me becoming a filmmaker, and it began my lifelong fascination […]

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Universal Approached Steven Spielberg About a ‘Jaws’ Reboot, And He Rightfully Said No

Remakes of popular, classic movies feel inevitable, but one all-time great film that’s managed to avoid being remade or rebooted yet is Jaws, the 1975 Steven Spielberg film that helped invent the modern-day blockbuster. Sooner or later – probably after Spielberg has sadly shuffled off this mortal coil – Hollywood will get around to making […]

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Will Zack Snyder Be Invited to Make a ‘Justice League’ Sequel? The Answer Is a Test of Whether Hollywood Still Works (Column)

For 45 years, Hollywood has churned out sequels to more or less any movie that makes a big enough splash at the box office. The rationale has always been simple: The fans want it. Starting in the mid-’70s, with “Jaws” and “Rocky” and “Star Wars,” fan service became the model, the engine, the economic blueprint […]

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‘Grizzly II: Revenge’ Review: An Infamous Abandoned Film Gets Finished … Off

After the phenomenal success of “Jaws” in 1975, there was a cash-in surge for further “nature strikes back” creature features, as mankind was successively imperiled by dogs, cats, whales, buffalo, piranha and so on. One of the most blatant of these knockoffs was William Girdler’s 1976 “Grizzly,” an undistinguished tale of hairy menace running amok […]

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Cool New Art: ‘Jaws’ Lenticular Poster, ‘The Iron Giant’, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’, Marvel Studios Concept Art & More

New York Comic-Con kicks off today, and this week there’s a whole bunch of new pieces of pop culture art that you’ll want to get framed on your wall. But you’ll want to make sure you act fast before they sell out. First up, Bottleneck Gallery has added the classic Jaws poster to their new […]

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Jurassic Park holds off Jaws to claim top spot at Us box office

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur-rampage blockbuster beats his 1975 shark horror as coronavirus shapes cinemagoingIt’s mega shark vs giant dinosaur at the Us box office. Twenty-seven years after its first release, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 dinosaur-rampage blockbuster Jurassic Park has regained the number one spot at the Us box office, just beating another another back-catalogue Spielberg blockbuster […]

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