Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
June 20, 1975 marked the dawn of the modern day blockbuster motion picture with the opening of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws." This clever thriller/horror classic, grossing over $470 million worldwide, ushered in a new age when it came to the summer months and "Jaws" made movies in the months of May, June, July and August relevant.
With last summer a mere afterthought, it definitely left its mark with blockbusters like "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" to live up to this summer and smaller features akin to "Ted" and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" to look forward to.
With the vast number of great movies to see this summer, I am dedicating a single blog to each week of each month of the summer of 2013.
Here's a look at the blockbuster films for the second week of the month of May you can't wait to see and the other diamonds in the rough that may slip up and just surprise you. Check out video (below) for each of my summer picks.
"THE GREAT GATSBY" A mysterious war veteran by the name of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) is infatuated with both the past and his wealthy neighbor the gorgeous Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). Attraction turns deadly though, as Gatsby is ultimately confronted by Daisy's jealous husband Tom (Joel Edgerton). Baz Luhrmann directs; Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki co-star.
"HE'S WAY MORE FAMOUS THAN YOU" Actress Halley Feiffer is determined to be the next big actress and she gathers her friends to make the ultimate Indie film featuring none other than Ralph Macchio, Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Michael Urie and Natasha Lyonne; directed by Michael Urie.
"SIGHTSEERS" Chris (Steve Oram)breaks out the caravan and takes his girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe) on a vacation she will never forget, and everything seems to go wrong for the lovers. Directed by Ben Wheatley.
"PEEPLES" Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) prepares to ask the woman he loves Grace Peeples (Kerry Washington) to marry him, but first he has to meet her father (David Alan Grier). Tina Gordon Chism directs.