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Jaws Month: A Few Final Thoughts

I close out Jaws Month 2018 with a collection of thoughts and insights about the movie that have been rattling around my brain for a while. Enjoy!

7/31/18

Jaws Poster Gallery 4: Fan Artwork

A collection of twenty of my favorite Jaws-inspired artist creations, where Jaws posters for movies, anniversaries, and even theme parks are re-imagined by fans.

7/25/18

Jaws: The Newspaper Ads

Jaws Month 2018 opens with a look at Jaws advertising in the movie sections of newspapers in the US and beyond. May be too intense for younger readers.

7/6/18

It’s Time for Jaws Month 2018!

Cinema Monolith kicks off its fourth and final Jaws Month today, July 4th, with the beaches open and a look ahead at what I’ll post in the coming weeks!

7/4/18 · 6 Comments

Jaws: The Morgue Scene

I continue my fascination with the perplexing medical examiner’s office scene from Jaws, with a look at a pair of early screenplay drafts; was it or was it not edited?

7/28/17

Top 3 Least Favorite Jaws Moments

Wait, what? My LEAST favorite moments from my favorite movie? Blasphemy! But yet, here they are: three scenes that I wished had been handled differently…or left out entirely.

7/13/17

Jaws Poster Gallery 3: The Foreign One-Sheets

Leading off this year’s Jaws Month is a gallery of one-sheet posters from around the world, some familiar, some…well, not so much. I’m looking at you, Czechoslovakia!

7/4/17

Jaws Month 2017 Begins!

Another scorching-hot summer is upon us, and it’s time once again to visit my favorite movie of all time, the 1975 man-vs-shark classic Jaws!

7/1/17

The Game of Jaws

Monopoly? King Oil? Gnip Gnop? Sorry, there was only one game for shark-crazy kids in the 1970s, and that was The Game of Jaws. Alex Kintner not included.

8/10/16

Jaws 2 (1978)

Three years after Jaws became a summer blockbuster and my favorite movie of all time, Jaws 2 was released. And that probably wasn’t a good thing.

8/7/16

Jaws Month at the Monolith!

It was 40 summers ago that I first saw the Steven Spielberg classic Jaws, and I’m celebrating the anniversary with a month of Jaws posts!

7/4/15 · 14 Comments

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Review Totals

Movies Reviewed: 203

From the Monolith: 113

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 17
1950s – 30
1960s – 32
1970s – 33
1980s – 31
1990s – 5
2000s – 13
2010s – 38

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 38
Comedy – 34
Crime – 18
Documentary – 3
Drama – 20
Horror – 36
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 18
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 24
Western – 7

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 25
8 star – 31
7 star – 29
6 star – 20
5 star – 20
4 star – 20
3 star – 16
2 star – 17
1 star – 12
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Pre-1968 – 79
G – 1
PG – 29
PG-13 – 34
R – 53
NC-17 – 0
TV and Unrated – 7

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