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  • Richard Kiel in his iconic role as Jaws
    On this Day in Movie History, September 11, 2014: villian Jaws bites the big one
    The villainous Richard Kiel who played Jaws in two James Bond movies has died. He was 74.The towering steel jawed villain played in the Bond thrillers The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), died in hospital in Fresno on Wednesday a...
  • Richard Kiel
    Jaws, Richard Kiel, passes away at 74
    It is sad day for James Bond fans today. In a report from The Associated Press, word has gotten out that actor Richard Kiel has passed away. Some out there may be wondering just who was Richard Kiel? While his name may not stand out to common...
  • Everything you want to know about ‘Shark Week’ (and were afraid to ask)
    Taking a bite out of 'Shark Week' on Discovery Channel
    If all your information about sharks is based on the 1975 movie “Jaws,” a shark thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, you’re only scratching the surface. There’s a scene in the film where a marine biologist, Matt Hooper,...
  • Composer John Williams
    The next AFI Life Achievement Award should go to composer John Williams
    The American Film Institute gives out a Life Achievement Award every year as they have since 1973. They’ve honored greats from John Ford that first year to Jane Fonda this past year. And in their 42 years of honoring the greatest legends of...
  • The poster for Richard D. Zanuck,s Jaws
    On this Day in Movie History, July 13, 2012: Producer Richard D. Zanuck Dies
    A spokesperson for his production company, The Zanuck Company, Richard D. Zanuck, the producer of “Jaws” and “Driving Miss Daisy,” died Friday, July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles. The cause of death was a heart attack. He was 77...
  • Five summer movie favorites to beat the heat
    Five summer movie favorites to beat the heat
    A favorite summer movie, a bowl of fresh-popped popcorn and an ice-cold drink provide the perfect entertainment for a hot summer afternoon or evening. Whether the movie is an old summer classic or a recent release, it is a great way to escape the...
  • Harvey Stephens in "The Omen" (1976)
    10 mistakes too much horror makes
    It seems that a new horror movie comes out almost every weekend. (I should know, I’m the Chicago Horror Movie Examiner.) And if they’re not in theaters, they’re available on VOD. But so many of them fail to thrill or chill. Why...
  • 'Beneath' mixes the terror of 'Jaws' and the thrills of Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat'
    'Beneath' mixes the terror of 'Jaws' and the thrills of Hitchcock's 'Lifeboat'
    Ever since "Jaws" hit theaters in 1975, filmmakers have attempted to cash in on the killer sea monster craze. We've seen three sequels to the original Steven Spielberg classic alone. When sharks lost their charm, other sea beasts...
  • Oscar nominated horror movies
    Horror movies with the most Oscar nominations and wins
    In looking back at horror movies previously nominated for an Oscar, there are many more recognized by the Academy than you might think. Unfortunately, not many horror movies WIN an Oscar, but they have been nominated for a variety of awards since...
  • This is a computer model based on scan data from the 2 centimeter long Romundia skull.
    Evolution of jaws in vertebrates demonstrated in ancient fish
    The evolution of fish from having no jaws to having jaws was presented as a process for the first time in the Feb. 12, 2014, issue of the journal Nature by a team of French and Swedish researchers led by Vincent Dupret of Uppsala University in...
  • Movie poster for 'Jaws 2'
    'Jaws 2' doesn't equal the original, but it still has its moments
    WARNING: THIS REVIEW DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS (BUT YOU PROBABLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE ALREADY)."Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water..."Ah, what a great tagline to a halfway decent sequel. "Jaws 2" is easily...
  • Supernatural Sat "super shark"
    Supernatural Sat "super shark"
    Sometimes you can find a great horror movie that is considered "B" list because it independent of major studios. Likewise you can get real stinkers due to lack of budget.The good ones end up cult classics....for instance Rocky Horror and...
  • Shark Week 2013
    Shark Week 2013 TV schedule for day five, Thursday:
    Shark Weekcontinues on the Discovery Channel with lots more action on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013. All of the flashback episodes to past years ofShark Weekbegin early in the morning and run throughout the day. Once prime time hits though is when all of...
  • Shark Week 2013
    Shark Week 2013 TV schedule for day four, Wednesday: 'Top 10 Sharkdown'
    Shark Week 2013continues on halfway through the week with plenty of great (white) action including a new show called "Shark Fight" that is bound to make you think twice about going into the water. The television schedule for Wednesday,...
  • Shark Week 2013
    Shark Week 2013 TV schedule for day three, Tuesday: All Jaws, all day
    Day three of the greatest week of the year is happening on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, and we should all be very afraid. With that, the schedule for Discovery Channel's Shark Week 2013on Tuesday shows off some of the fiercest beasts to ever roam...