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, iTunes, and [...]

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 Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 18 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” (A section near the end of this [...]

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 Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most [...]

HOOK (1991) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Hook 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 Available to stream on Netflix, or rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 16 of “30-Plus [...]

ALWAYS (1989) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Always (1989) Rated PG (for action violence, adult themes, some language, and some sensuality) Released: December 22, 1989 Runtime: 122 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Brad Johnson, Audrey Hepburn, Marg Helgenberger Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day 15 of “30-Plus Days of Spielberg” Would [...]

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989) Rated PG-13 (for action/adventure violence and some sensuality) Released: May 24, 1989 Runtime: 128 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Julian Glover, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, River Phoenix Available to stream on Netflix, or rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and most VOD platforms. Day [...]

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (1987) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Empire Of The Sun (1987) Rated PG (for intense thematic material, sexual material, brief nude images, and some disturbing content) Released: December 25, 1987 Runtime: 153 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Masatô Ibu, Ben Stiller Available to stream for free on Amazon Video (even for non-Prime members) or rent through iTunes or on [...]

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

The Color Purple (1985) Rated PG-13 (for intense thematic material, sexual material, brief nude images, and some disturbing content) Released: December 18, 1985 Runtime: 153 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Willard E. Pugh, Akosua Busia, Dana Ivey Available to rent through Amazon Video, iTunes, and on most VOD platforms. Day [...]

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984) – 30+ Days Of Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Rated PG (for intense sequences of action violence throughout, thematic material including torture and child abuse, scary images, and brief sensuality) Released: May 23, 1984 Runtime: 118 minutes Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth Available to stream on Netflix, [...]