CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Rated PG-13 (for some sexual content and brief language) Released: December 25, 2002 Runtime: 141 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, James Brolin Available to rent through Amazon Video. Day 23 of “30 Days of Spielberg” Watching Catch Me If You [...]

MINORITY REPORT (2002) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Minority Report (2002) Rated PG-13 (for violence, language, some sexuality and drug content) Released: June 21, 2002 Runtime: 145 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Cruise, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Colin Farrell, Lois Smith, Tim Blake Nelson, Kathryn Morris, Neal McDonough, Steve Harris  Available to rent through Amazon Video. Day 22 of “30 Days of Spielberg” [...]

A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (2001) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Rated PG-13 (for some sexual content and violent images) Released: June 29, 2001 Runtime: 146 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Haley Joel Osment, Frances O’Connor, Jude Law, William Hurt, Sam Robards, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley Day 21 of “30 Days of Spielberg” #6 in my ranking of The Spielberg Canon Steven [...]

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan (1998) Rated R (for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and strong language) Released: July 24, 1998 Runtime: 169 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon Day 20 of “30 Days of Spielberg” I’m just [...]

AMISTAD (1997) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Amistad (1997) Rated R (for some scenes of strong brutal violence and some related nudity) Released: December 25, 1997 Runtime: 155 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Stellan Skarsgard, Anthony Hopkins, Nigel Hawthorne, Pete Postlethwaite, David Paymer, Chiwetel Ejiofor Available to stream on Netflix and rent through Amazon Video. Day 19 [...]

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Rated PG-13 (for intense sci-fi terror and violence, and brief language) Released: May 23, 1997 Runtime: 129 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Jeff Golblum, Julianne Moore, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite, Vanessa Lee Chester, Richard Schiff, Arlis Howard, Peter Stormare, Sir Richard Attenborough Available to rent through Amazon Video or buy on Blu-ray and DVD, or [...]

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Schindler’s List (1993) Rated R (for language, some sexuality, nudity, and realistic violence) Released: December 15, 1993 Runtime: 195 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Embeth Davidtz Day 17 of “30 Days of Spielberg” Available to stream on Netflix and rent through Amazon Video.  (A section near the end of this review [...]

JURASSIC PARK Analysis: Archetypes & Metaphors – May Blow Your Mind (VIDEO)

And you thought Jurassic Park was just about dino scares. In a half-hour presentation - akin to a fascinating TEDTalk (see below) - designer Mike Hill makes a detailed breakdown of the symbols, metaphors and meaning that runs throughout Jurassic Park, ones that serve as an emotionally complex foundation for this visceral "monster movie" adventure. And by comparing this to the [...]

JURASSIC PARK (1993) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Jurassic Park (1993) Rated PG (for intense science fiction terror, and brief language) Released: June 11, 1993 Runtime: 127 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Sir Richard Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Wayne Knight, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong Day 16 of “30 Days of Spielberg” Nearly twenty [...]

HOOK (1991) – 30 Days Of Spielberg

Hook (1991) Rated PG (for action/adventure violence, some language and name-calling, scatological humor, and adult themes) Released: December 11, 1991 Runtime: 142 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Charlie Korsmo, Maggie Smith, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins Day 15 of “30 Days of Spielberg” Available to stream on Netflix or rent on Amazon Video. It’s telling [...]