The Best Summer Movies no. 6: DREDD 3D (2012)

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Published: Jun 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

dredd-3d-logo.gifThere a great difference between movies released in the summer movie "season" and movies that are emblematic of the summer season. Movies that embody that summer mood. These are movies you always watch when the season is making you jump.

I want to address the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today, I'll look back at 2012's cult 3D-showpiece: DREDD, starring Karl Urban.

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The Best Summer Movies no. 5: DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 6, 2017 12:00:00 PM

die-hard-with-a-vengeance-logo.gifThere's a marked difference between movies released during the summer and movies that are emblematic of the summer season. Movies that live in that summer mood. There are movies that make seasonal sense to watch during certain times of year.

I want to address the the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today, I'll look back at Bruce Willis and John McTiernan's DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE.

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The Best Summer Movies no. 4: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1973) | A John Carpenter film

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

assault-on-precinct-13-title-card.gifMovie seasons come in waves. Movie moods come in waves. I'm not talking about summer being blockbuster season or the winter being awards bait. I'm talking about movies that make seasonal sense to watch during certain times of year.

I want to address the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today's entry concerns John Carpenter's original ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 from 1973.

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The Best Summer Movies no. 3: REAR WINDOW | An Alfred Hitchcock film

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

rear-window-title-card.gifMovie seasons come in waves. Movie moods come in waves. I'm not talking about summer being blockbuster season or the winter being awards bait. I'm talking about movies that make seasonal sense to watch during certain times of year.

I want to address the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today's entry concerns Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 voyeuristic mystery-thriller, REAR WINDOW.

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The Best Summer Movies no. 2: THE WARRIORS | A Walter Hill Film

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 12, 2016 12:00:00 PM

warriors-title-card-1.gifMovie seasons come in waves. Movie moods come in waves. I'm not talking about summer being blockbuster season or the winter being awards bait. I'm talking about movies that make seasonal sense to watch during certain times of year.

I want to address the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today's entry concerns THE WARRIORS, a brutal trip through 1979 New York City.

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The Best Summer Movies no. 1: HEAT | A Michael Mann Film

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

heat-title.gifMovie seasons come in waves. Movie moods come in waves. I'm not talking about summer being blockbuster season or the winter being awards bait. I'm talking about movies that make seasonal sense to watch during certain times of year.

I want to address the the best summer movies. Movies that are about long days and about living for night.

Today's entry concerns Michael Mann's 1995 action crime-saga: HEAT.

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Pacific Rim Is One Of The Best Summer Movies Since Independence Day

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 16, 2013 12:00:00 PM

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At a movie theater with $6 matinée tickets, still humming the Pacific Rim theme song and picking popcorn kernels out of my teeth, a dad and his daughter, she was probably 7, came walking past me. He was walking. She was hop-scotching. Her was mouth agape, like it should be.

"It was was so awesome! So, so awesome! And so funny at the end when he cut open the monster, and he shouted, 'where is my goddamn shoe!' "

"Okay, yeah, it was pretty awesome, but let's try not to use the bad words though, okay?"

This, everybody. This right here is proof that kids have taste.

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