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Arriving earlier than expected, Universal has debuted the first trailer for Jurassic World in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. And with it comes our first real look at this true sequel to the 1993 original Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg. While Spielberg is back as a producer this time out, the reigns have been handed over to Colin Trevorrow, best known for his low budget time travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Word is still out on whether this will live up to the standards set by beloved franchise, but there is no denying that the footage is exciting, beautifully shot, and holds quite a few surprises of its own. It also carefully plays to our nostalgia for the first movie, which is now more than twenty years old. Paying homage to classic shots, and bringing back some important visual references, this first Jurassic World sneak peek recalls what has come before it like a champ. »
The prognosis is mixed for Fox’s quirky dramedy “Red Band Society.”
The ABC Studios/Amblin TV series about a group of hospitalized teenagers facing serious illnesses will wrap production on its first season next month after completing 13 episodes.
“Red Band” will air tonight and next week in its Wednesday 9 p.m. time slot, taking the show through episode 10. The remaining three segs will be scheduled later. Such a move is never a good sign for a series, but Fox emphasizes that the show remains a contender for season two.
NBC is taking a similar tack with its Friday drama series “Constantine,” although that show is scheduled for a 13-episode run. The decision to cap a season at 13 episodes is another cable-like move by broadcast nets.
“Red Band” to date is averaging about 1.5 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and about 4.5 million viewers. Series is based on a format from Spain. »
- Cynthia Littleton
A new trailer for Jurassic World, the long-awaited fourth film in the Jurassic Park series, has been released (see above) and it looks like we may actually be treated to a film worthy of the original. We can only hope that it will be able to scrub the memories of The Lost World and Jurassic Park III out of our collective minds.
The film stars Chris Pratt and that is all you really need to know before you decide whether you should be excited about this movie. It also helps that it looks like it’s not going to burden itself with tricky, insipid, explanatory plot devices and is just going to deliver a lot of ass-kicking dinosaur action. I’m thinking this one deserves the benefit of the doubt based on this first trailer. What do you think?
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- Mike Tyrkus
After the marching bands and giants balloon characters parade by on TV… After all the college and NFL football games are played out… After the plates are cleaned of the last turkey drumstick and final piece of pumpkin pie… what better than to cuddle up with our loved ones and watch some good, wholesome family favorites on Thanksgiving!
In honor of the holiday and before you head out the door to catch all the Black Friday sales, check out Wamg’s list of some of our favorite family-friendly movies to watch on Thanksgiving Day.
Wizard Of Oz
For many years this 1939 masterpiece was truly event television. Before home video and cable TV, the only way to see this (outside of revival movie theatres and colleges), was once a year (usually on CBS). Families would gather around the tube for a chance to visit that magical enchanted land (just think of »
- Movie Geeks
Earlier this week, Universal dropped the first full-length trailer for Jurassic World, which was, generally speaking, met with nostalgic glee. By bringing together shots that evoke Steven Spielberg’s 1993 original with some radically new ideas, early impressions of the franchise’s fourth installment have been overly positive. But according to director Colin Trevorrow, things could have been much, much different.
In accordance with previous reports, it turns out that the storyline for Jurassic World does indeed revolve around a single, genetically-modified dinosaur, which the park’s geneticists have spliced together in order to draw in a bigger crowd. However, an early draft script for the reboot included a scenario where the God-playing scientists cooked up human-dinosaur hybrids — hyper intelligent creations that had the ability to fire automatic weapons. As ludicrous as this sounds, it turns out that the novel, balls-to-the-wall concept made it further in production than first imagined.
- Michael Briers
Based on Richard C. Morais’ novel, adapted by screenwriter Steven Knight and director Lasse Hailstrom, The Hundred-foot Journey told the tale of the Kadam family, who leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s (Helen Mirren) Michelin-starred eatery.
When Jim Batts reviewed The Hundred-foot Journey here at We Are Movie Geeks, he wrote:
“the actors are wonderful, the story’s entertaining if familiar, and the meals are a feast for the eyes. The Hundred-foot Journey is a warm, heartfelt serving of cinematic comfort food that should hit the spot for most ‘movie foodies’…..”
Read all of Jim’s review Here
The Hundred-foot Journey is served up on home video by Disney/Buena Vista in a Blu-ray/ Digital HD combo pack December 2nd and We Are Movie Geeks got a sneak taste of it.
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- Tom Stockman
The original Back to the Future turns 30 next year, and the creative team behind the trilogy have talked about plans to celebrate the franchise.s legacy. Fan screenings, Q-and-a sessions, anniversary re-releases . tons of ideas are on the table, so long as Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Bob Gale, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and the cast of the beloved trilogy doesn.t act like a slacker. As part of the lead up, Empire conducted an oral history of Bttf, and crammed in several unknown nuggets of time-travel trivia. So put an egg in your shoe and leave. Then come back and check out this list in incredible Back to the Future facts! The Time Machine Was Going To Be A Car Wash Or something that didn.t move, at the very least. A large structure, similar to a car wash. "It was actually a rather large object, a chamber," executive producer Steven »
Universal Pictures gave fans a nice little holiday gift Tuesday with the early release of the Jurassic World trailer. It was the first big look at what director Colin Trevorrow has in store for the iconic Steven Spielberg/Michael Crichton franchise. The answer is the fulfillment of John Hammond’s dream: a dinosaur theme park where no […]
The post Which Shot in the ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Is Not in the Movie? appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Ridley Scott with receive the Visual Effects Society’s Ves Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual Ves Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles.
The award “recognises an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.”
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” said Ves board chair Jeffrey A Okun.
“His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled.
“Ridley has given us a body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this we are honored to award him with the prestigious Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” said Scott.
“Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Arriving earlier than planned - it had been earmarked for the end of the week - was the first trailer for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World. Judging by the reaction we've been reading online, the trailer seems to have gone down really rather well too, and it put across a film that mixes in reverence to what's gone before, with some new ideas. Those new ideas are the cause of a little division, so we figured it was worth digging into the trailer a little deeper to work out just what it told us.
Obviously, there's a lot more still to find out, but here are some of our key discoveries thus far...
People are still sending small children to an island full of dangerous creatures
Ok, now I’m not usually one to arrive this early at a party, but the new Jurassic World trailer has me ready to set up camp in anticipation for the next installment of Universal’s dino-mega-franchise, set to hit theaters summer, 2015.
This very cool trailer sets out to whet our appetites for a whole new excursion back to Isla Nublar and the world’s most famous prehistoric theme park, and it packs a serious punch. Reminiscent of Jurassic Park (1993), the 3 minute trailer shows us everything we’ve been hoping for…scary dinosaurs, Chris Pratt, and of course, running for your life. And listen out for a tease of the familiar and still awe-inspiring theme music.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall »
- Melissa Thompson
Without a doubt, one of the most important American filmmakers in the history of the medium is Francis Ford Coppola. A third-generation Italian-American, Coppola studied at UCLA and was one of many directors of the era that came up under B-movie maestro Roger Corman before being embraced by the cinematic establishment after winning an Oscar for co-writing "Patton" and directing megahit "The Godfather," often named as one of the greatest films ever. With that achievement, Coppola became the first among the movie brats, which included pals like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, to go onto great success for the rest of the 1970s, with two Best Picture Oscars (plus another nomination), and two Palme D'or trophies at Cannes. The 1980s were more mixed, and the 1990s even moreso, before Coppola took an extended break from filmmaking (though still stood as the scion of a filmmaking family that includes children Sofia and Roman, »
- The Playlist Staff
The Visual Effects Society announced Tuesday that director Ridley Scott will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” said Jeffrey A. Okun, chair of the Ves board, in a press release. “His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled.”
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” Scott said. “Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core and thus I have »
- Marianne Zumberge
Hold on to your butts: The first Jurassic World trailer has arrived early, after leaking online days before debuting during Thursday’s Niners-Seahawks game. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) makes his sophomore directing turn with the blockbuster follow-up set 22 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, when corporate overlords have ironed out all the kinks and turned Isla Nublar into a full-fledged destination theme park. Guardians of the Galaxy’s Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, and Ty Simpkins lead the first CG-laden trailer and although they’re absent here, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, and Bd Wong also star.
Script is credited to Trevorrow with Derek Connolly. Spielberg served as exec producer on the Universal, Amblin, and Legendary production, which hits theaters in 3D on June 12. Bring on the ominous John Williams theme…
- Jen Yamato
Set 22 years after the original "Jurassic Park" (which came out in 1993), "Jurassic World" takes place on a fully functional theme park on Isla Nublar that welcomes 20,000 visitors a year. The storyline involves a new dino DNA experiment gone horribly awry. Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jake Johnson and more, the film opens via Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Watch: NBC Goes Behind the Scenes of "Jurassic World" The film has been in the works since the early 2000s, when "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg confirmed a new installment in the mythology which has, so far, produced three feature films. This is director/co-writer Trevorrow's followup to his 2012 sci-fi indie "Safety Not Guaranteed," a far-cry from the big-budget world of prehistoric creatures seen here. Read More: "Jurassic World" Director Trevorrow Sets Record Straight on New Plot Details and Leaks »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The last words anyone wants to hear before they visit a theme park populated by dinosaurs is: "If something chases you: Run!" It's a statement that promises all sorts of prehistoric mayhem, and the first trailer for Jurassic World delivers just that in full.
Amongst the numerous monsters teased in the clip are a humongous crocodile-like creature that devours a shark, a horde of bipeds frolicking through an open field and a clan of raptors that converge alongside Chris Pratt as he speeds through the jungle on a motorcycle. Jurassic World »
"Our first genetically modified hybrid," says a proud Bryce Dallas Howard, who plays Claire, who appears to be a scientist hell-bent on creating new types of horrible human-eating animals.
Photos: Chris Pratt’s Hollywood Transformation
Chris' Owen character, maybe the only sane guy we see in the trailer, tells her, "You just went a made a new dinosaur? Probably not a good idea."
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- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
The gates to Jurassic Park are opening up, and all the nostalgia is coming back. Executive producer Steven Spielberg is at it again, giving us a peak at our favorite mythical destination in the first official Jurassic World trailer. Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jake Johnson, and Judy Greer lead the adventure in a world that somehow makes the original seem like child’s play. Watch the trailer above, and catch the movie when it opens on June 12, 2015. »
- Taylor Ferber
I've been a longtime fan of the "Jurassic Park" franchise. From the books by Michael Crichton to the first movie by Steven Spielberg (yes, not much of a big fan of the last films, even "The Lost World"), I was looking forward to seeing what director Colin Trevorrow could do with the series. I loved his "Safety Not Guaranteed" for its brilliant simplicity, but now he has a budget, and what can he do with that budget? "Jurassic World" stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Judy Greer and will open on June 12 of next year.
Universal Pictures has released the film's first trailer and from the looks of it, it seems like the same old same old routine. Put a bunch of people in a park, and let the dinosaurs feast! But as soon as I heard the tinkling on the piano, I felt quite nostalgic! So here you go, »
Thank you, Michael Giacchino, for pulling our heartstrings with your slowed-down version of one of John Williams's memorable cues from Jurassic Park. (It's like this week's version of the sad version of "Crazy in Love" that Beyoncé did for the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.) But it's not the only way in which the Jurassic World trailer references the beloved first movie in this franchise:There's this! (Good to be back on Isla Nublar.) And this version of the Gallimimus run that Dr. Grant took with Tim and Lex. And amber-frozen mosquitoes, how we've missed you. (Dino DNA!) Here's Chris Pratt channeling Muldoon's Costa Rican island fashion. Who doesn't love flares? And here's a shout-out/middle finger to Jaws/Jurassic Park director and Jurassic World executive producer Steven Spielberg. Fuck yo' shark. This, though...this is a new one. »
- Gilbert Cruz
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