Articles by Arthur Thares

Jaws (1975)

July 9, 2020 — It’s hard to categorize Jaws into a genre. It has elements of drama, suspense, comedy, and horror, and I guess that may be why it’s one of the best movies ever made. Based on a book by Peter Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg, Jaws may have had a rough production that threatened its future, but there’s no denying its place in classic cinema today. When you mix in one of the most iconic music features of all time by the incomparable John Williams, you get an essential Criterion Collection film that may be in the top ten of all time.


Lethal Weapon (1987)

June 24, 2020 — There has been a debate raging on the internet for years as to whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie. If Die Hard is a Christmas movie – which it is – then Lethal Weapon is definitely a Christmas movie. A significant scene in the first act takes place at a Christmas tree farm, the soundtrack is packed with holiday music, and the film ends on Christmas day. With all that considered, Lethal Weapon is not a movie to enjoy only once a year. There are plenty of reasons to watch this movie whenever you like. READ MORE »

Jurassic Park (1993)

June 10, 2020 —  Jurassic Park is the kind of movie that comes along once in a generation. There is so much to appreciate about this movie even 30 years later. Some people may not realize how quotable the film is, but we’ll get to that later. The more pressing issue is that this movie is nearly perfect and set precedents that films in 2020 strive to meet. Let’s delve into the magic of Jurassic Park and appreciate how great it was then and how great it still is now.


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

May 27, 2020 —  Animated television series. The mid-eighties to early nineties was quite the time to be alive for young boys. There were plenty of iconic cartoons like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe and Transformers feeding our need for action. Before all of those iconic shows, though, there was one that kicked off the craze and remained popular even 30 years later. Of course, we’re talking about the one and only He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. To this day, anyone who was a kid in the early 80s will tell you how they look back at He-Man with fondness. To understand why this show about an alien bodybuilder fighting a living Skeleton was so popular, you must first know a bit about it. READ MORE »

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

May 22, 2020 —  Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest, written by Daniel Petrie Jr. and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.