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 fourth 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 HANGOVER PART III" Written and directed by Todd Phillips, "Hangover III" stars Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Mike Epps, Jamie Chung, Heather Graham, Sasha Barrese, Jeffrey Tambor, John Goodman, Melissa McCarthy and Mike Tyson.
"FAST & FURIOUS 6" The crew is recruited by Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and returns to hunt down and stop Shaw (Luke Evans) and his team of baddies which appears to include Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) who was thought to have been murdered. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Tyrese Gibson also star; directed by Justin Lin.
"BEFORE MIDNIGHT" "Before Sunrise" (1995), Jesse (Ethan Hawke) met a beautiful stranger named Celine (Julie Delpy) on a train traveling from Budapest to Vienna. The pair spent one day together in the romantic locale and fell in love, but didn't end up getting together. Nine years later, the lovers reunited in "Before Sunset" (2004) and spent another romantic day together this time in Paris.
Now, audiences will discover they actually ended up together after Celine playfully sung "Baby, you are going to miss that plane," before Jesse was supposed to fly home to his wife and child. Celine and Jesse return to the Silver Screen this May in "Before Midnight."
This time around the lovers are in Greece and the pair live out their torrid love affair that began almost 20 years ago. In addition to Hawke and Delpy, writer/director Richard Linklater also returns to the fold. "It's great to be back together again," the trio said in a statement.