Cinema Monolith

Reviews of movies from my giant DVD tower, and more.

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: 197

From the Monolith: 107

Movies by Decade

1920s – 0
1930s – 4
1940s – 16
1950s – 30
1960s – 31
1970s – 32
1980s – 28
1990s – 5
2000s – 13
2010s – 38

Movies by Genre

Action/Adventure – 34
Comedy – 34
Crime – 18
Documentary – 3
Drama – 20
Horror – 36
Musical – 1
Mystery/Thriller – 17
Romance – 3
Sci-Fi/Fantasy – 23
Western – 7

Movies by CM Rating

10 star – 10
9 star – 25
8 star – 31
7 star – 28
6 star – 17
5 star – 19
4 star – 20
3 star – 16
2 star – 17
1 star – 11
0 star – 3

Movies by MPAA Rating

Not rated –
G –
PG –
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R –
NC-17 –
Unrated –

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