If history repeats itself, something out there to be released this year will change the game. If the pattern holds we will have a major smash hit that will not only make a lot of money for its studio but will also blaze a trail in terms of what the next decade of blockbusters will look like.
Is it some primordial instinct left over from a time when we had fins or is it merely a rational response to toothy shadows that enjoy snacking on human beings? We have been fascinated by - and terrified of - sea monsters since the dawn of time.
I am hard pressed to meet a colleague that has not been affected by this film. In addition, the public fascination with sharks spurred by Jaws helped lead to a dramatic uptick in shark research that has shaped how we understand the ocean today.
Being "fishers of men" is not about getting people to take our bait. It's about casting huge nets of grace and bringing all the people within our reaches along with us into the current of God's Kingdom.
If you're not satisfied with how the leaders of the world's major powers including the U.S., China, India and Brazil are addressing climate change or protecting the ocean maybe you could direct their attention to Kiribati.
Steven Spielberg sat down at the Director's Guild Saturday to talk about his career as a part of the DGA's celebration of its 75th anniversary saluting "game-changers" who have advanced the art and craft of directing.
What do a high school student from LA, a scientist who studies the DNA of whales, the president of a Central American Nation, a former Coast Guard Commandant and a Washington Post reporter have in common?
The writing process is remarkably similar to filmmaking: both writers and filmmakers need to plan their work, commit their project to film or paper and edit and polish their work until it measures up as both enlightenment and entertainment.