(7.5) Aah, this is the life. The salt wind in your hair, a cold can of Narragansett beer . . . what could possibly go wrong? Find out this Thursday in the next installment of Movies on the Block. New York Times movie critic Vincent Canby gave “Jaws” a fairly short review.
It’s a noisy, busy movie that has less on its mind than any child on a beach might have. It has been cleverly directed by Steven Spielberg (“Sugarland Express”) for maximum shock impact and short-term suspense, and the special effects are so good that even the mechanical sharks are as convincing as the people.
So, if you enjoyed “Sugarland Express,” check this out. Bring blanket, beach chairs, and a beverage in a can. (And save the date: July 12, “Caddyshack.”)
[Additional note in response to commenter’s query: According to the Narragansett Beer website, starting at 7pm “Tazza will have the outdoor grill going and serving some cold cans of Narragansett lager beer. A certain limited edition can might even make an appearance.” Soooo . . .]
Jaws, free, starts at dusk, Thursday, July 5, Grant’s Block, Westminster at Union Street, (directions)