jaws 'Jaws' 35th anniversary: Remembering the first summer blockbusterThis weekend (June 19 and 20) marks the 35th anniversary of what is regarded as the very first summer movie blockbuster — Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws.” It grossed over $470 million, making it the highest-grossing movie of all time until “Star Wars” was released in 1977.

“The Today Show” ran a special “Jaws” segment (the video below) about the movie and the Bio channel is airing “Jaws: The Inside Story” all month long. Check your local listings for showtimes.

“Jaws” happens to be our all-time favorite movie. If you’ve never seen it as an adult, we urge you to watch (or rewatch) this 1975 classic. People who scoff that it’s a cheese-fest with a fake-looking shark probably have never watched it all the way through. It is scary, it is clever, the acting is top-notch (particularly Robert Shaw’s Quint, one of the last big roles he played before he died in 1978), the infamous music is chilling and the cinematography is gorgeous.

There is a reason it is one of only a few horror movies to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."