Jaws is the best movie Steven Spielberg has ever made; Jaws is the best movie Steven Spielberg will ever make. His long record of playing it safe has pretty much extinguished his early ’70s promise. So venture back to the days before he dutifully reminded us that racism is bad, the Holocaust is bad, and divorce is bad; during that summer of ’75, Spielberg reminded us that giant man-eating sharks are very, very bad. Robert Shaw takes Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss on a boat trip they’ll never forget. Buy yourself a ticket for the ride. Like the captain says, “For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.” Movie screens at midnight. (PG-13) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Jan. 8; Sat., Jan. 9, 2010