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‘Jungle Cruise’ Early Buzz Draws Favorable Comparisons to ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Romancing the Stone’

Jungle Cruise is the latest attempt to bring one of Disney’s trademark theme park rides to the big screen, and the studio is hoping it will follow in the footsteps of Pirates of the Caribbean. The good news is that the early reactions say the adventure starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt has the thrills […]

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Raiders of the Lost Ark at 40: Indiana Jones’s first adventure remains his greatest

Steven Spielberg’s deliriously entertaining throwback remains a pure pleasure, a film drawn from forgotten serials and comics and brought brilliantly to lifeIt took almost no time – certainly not the 40 years since it was released – for Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark to become the new standard of adventure films, surpassing the […]

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At the Amazing 1984 Box Office, Movies Like ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Gremlins’ Grew into Blockbusters

Not considered a seminal year in Hollywood history, 1984 delivered an amazing number of iconic American films. Here’s a sampling of movies that still resonate today: “Beverly Hills Cop,” “The Karate Kid,” “Footloose,” “Purple Rain,” “The Terminator,” “Scarface,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Police Academy,” “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Stop Making Sense,” “Stranger Than Paradise,” and “A […]

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