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Pratt's character Owen Grady is seen making a quick getaway from an Indominus Rex, a genetically-engineered dinosaur at the park.
Jurassic World opens at cinemas on June 11. Watch a trailer below: »
Universal has been teasing a new Jurassic World trailer for a few days now and this morning it has arrived and this time we're getting an even greater look at what the first Jurassic Park film in 14 years... Was it worth the waitc Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond (Richard Attenborough). And while that's the only real synopsis we've been given, but we know Bryce Dallas Howard plays Claire Dearing, the operations manager at the new Jurassic Park where they've created a new species of dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which appears as if it is just a big T-Rex and likely to raise some hell, though the dinosaur in the new poster below, the Mosasaurus about to chomp down on a Great White, doesn't exactly look peaceful. Additionally, we know »
- Brad Brevet
Jurassic World has premiered a new trailer ahead of its hotly-anticipated cinema release this summer.
The Jurassic Park sequel casts Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt in the lead role, with Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins among the supporting cast.
The latest footage offers fans a fresh glimpse at the genetically-created new dino the D-Rex and giant underwater beast the Mosasaurus, and further shows the bond Pratt's character Owen Grady has with raptors.
The Jurassic Park movies have grossed more »
This month Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, Ryan Gosling's Lost River and Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner see these performers make the dizzying leap from actor to director. But in which of their colleagues' footsteps might they follow?
We take a look at six different categories of actor-turned-directors.
Too handsome to be a supporting actor, and lacking the gravitas of a major star, Ben Affleck looked to be heading towards Kilmer-ville before he released Gone Baby Gone, a dark Dennis Lehane thriller he co-wrote and directed, with brother Casey taking the lead. Follow-up The Town proved solid, but his next effort, Argo, was a surprise Best Picture winner. The fact Affleck didn't receive a Director nomination suggests he's not yet been forgiven for the likes of Gigli, but the forthcoming Lehane adaptation Live By Night should fix that.
As an actor, Clint Eastwood's flinty »
Chicago – What does anyone understand about regimes outside their political or moral universe? The setting is Iran, the time is during their controversial 2009 elections and the medium is dance as expression. Combining those elements was the challenge for director Richard Raymond, in his debut film “Desert Dancer.”
The film creates an allegory, using dance as a symbol for breaking free of government oppression, and is based on the true story of Afshin Ghaffarian, portrayed by Reece Ritchie. Like the 2014 film “Rosewater,” it uses the 2009 elections in Iran as a backdrop, and the constant vigilance of the “morality police” as a arbiter. Director Richard Raymond and screenwriter Jon Croker tell a simple story, but punctuate that story with two vital dance numbers, that say more about the events than the events themselves.
Photo credit: Relativity Media
The British born Richard Raymond has an superhero-like movie origin story. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
This new Jurassic World movie is going to be an interesting one. The first movie in the franchise had us marveling at the visual wizardry as prehistoric dinosaurs came to life in John Hammond's (the late Richard Attenborough) Jurassic Park. Things got out of hand when Dennis Nedry decided he wanted to make a little money selling dino DNA. Now, the humans are causing problems again as they continue to play God by not only bringing us dinosaurs (despite the problems the last three times around), but by purposely creating a new breed of dinosaur, the Ultrakillosaurus and it is gobbling up everything in sight. Just below is the new Jurassic World trailer, give it a peek and let me know if you'll be in line when the park opens back up on June 12. yt id="yaWuNjHH2xA" width="500" Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar »
- Brad Brevet
Cinderella hits UK this Friday. A traditional take on the classic fairy tale, Kenneth Branagh directs Downton Abbey‘s Lily James as the titular heroine. The film is a true live adaptation of Disney‘s iconic cartoon and features a plethora of fine actors and actresses, most of them British. Kenneth Branagh’s name on the directors chair obviously helped get a few to sign the dotted line; the film stars Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgard to name but a few.
Ahead of Cinderella’s cinematic release (which feature new Frozen short film Frozen Fever) we were invited to the luxurious Claridges to attend a very special press conference. We felt just like Cinderella as we walked through the historic building. There were many questions that people were dying to ask, but we had but one – had Prince Kit not learned anything from Rob Stark’s marital choices? »
- Kat Smith
The world is upside down, or as David Lynch puts it: "The world is wild at heart and weird on top." The countries that are peace keepers are also the biggest manufacturers of weapons and the most profitable industries are the ones that are destroying this planet. One percent of the population owns more than the other ninety-nine together. Our system is fundamentally unjust. That is a fact and many of today's urgent problems are obliging us to examine the very framework of our society.When you scroll through the programme of this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival (Hrwff), you cannot but notice that most of the 16 films, except for John Stewart's directing debut Rosewater, a film about the life of the Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, are documentaries. They are bringing us unknown stories from all over the world and they point to issues concerning violations of human rights. »
- Ana Sturm
A host of stars gathered in central London to honour the life of the Oscar-winning director Sir Richard Attenborough.
Lord Attenborough, who was a leading figure in British film as an actor, director and producer for more than half a century, died last August at the age of 90.
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- Press Association
For years, Traveller's Tales have created a reliably entertaining string of action games based on hit film franchises, starting with Lego Star Wars in the PlayStation 2 era. Just in time for the release of Colin Trevorrow's forthcoming Jurassic World, along comes the studio's Lego version, which spans all four films in the franchise released so far.
Expect the usual mix of jumping, shooting, pulling levers and collecting bricks, along with plenty of loving recreations of the Jurassic Park franchise's most famous moments. The Lego game formula may be familiar by now, but when you're presented with a Lego version of Richard Attenborough or a similarly diminutive Jeff Goldblum, it's hard not to be drawn in yet again.
Lego Jurassic World's out in June for Xbox 360, Xbox One, »
Stalwart actor known for playing dependable British characters
When you watch British films produced by Bryan Forbes and Richard Attenborough between Whistle Down the Wind in 1961 and Shadowlands in 1993, you will find that Gerald Sim, who has died aged 89, was in most of them, usually playing a detective, a doctor or a magistrate of some kind, always trustworthy and on the right side of the law.
He was one of those quiet, unassuming actors whose presence guaranteed dependability: instantly recognisable, soon forgotten, always welcome; an open moon face, a clarion-clear voice (the result of a proper training in repertory theatre), a discreet presence. He was definitely part of the British screen “family”, not least because he was the younger brother of the actor Sheila Sim, Attenborough’s wife.
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- Michael Coveney
The Jurassic World viral website JurassicWorld.com has been updated with a new section showcasing the Hammond Creation Lab, where new dinosaurs are brought to life. We have a brief video which breaks down the Hammond Creation Lab's process, and on the site itself, fans will get to see a familiar character from the original Jurassic Park, Mr. DNA! In the 1993 movie, Mr. DNA was a cartoon character designed to help explain how InGen created the dinosaurs for this massive theme park, and it seems fans will get to see him again in Jurassic World. Here's an overview of the Hammond Creation Lab from the JurassicWorld.com website.
"A New Age of Dinosaurs starts here at the Hammond Creation Lab. In our state of the art facilities, the world's greatest living paleogeneticists work to extract, sequence and assemble the DNA necessary to bring dinosaurs from the Jurassic era to Jurassic World. »
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have drawn criticism for leaving Rivers out of a segment honouring deceased celebrities like Robin Williams, Lord Richard Attenborough and Bob Hoskins at Sunday's ceremony.
Outrage over the snub on social media grew so strong that the Academy addressed the matter in a statement: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the 'In Memoriam' segment of this year's Oscar show.
"She is, however, included in our 'In Memoriam' gallery on Oscar.com."
Melissa has since offered an official response on her late mother's Facebook account.
"It would have been nice, especially considering the impact she had on the awards season, but [my son] Cooper and I have been overwhelmed with »
Every year at the Academy Awards, an emotional tribute is held to recognize those lost in the film industry that year. 2015 marked an especially emotional time with big names including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Bob Hoskins, and Richard Attenborough on the list. But, among those fallen there were a few very important names left out of the "In Memoriam" segment of the show. And many were especially upset that the iconic comedian Joan Rivers was left out of the video montage. Social media erupted, news outlets were shocked, no one could believe that someone as well-known as Joan Rivers was not honored at the 2015 Oscars. Yes, she was a stand-up comic and TV personality, but she also made appearances in films such as The Muppets Take Manhattan and Spaceballs. So, in response an Academy representative spoke out. They responded to Rivers. omission with a statement (via THR): Joan Rivers »
Last night was Hollywood's time to shine and bask in the glow of their accomplishments. But as ever, the party respectfully paused to pay tribute to those that passed away over the last year. 2014 saw some big talents leave us. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins, Richard Attenborough, and legendary cinematography Gordon Willis were all given shine. If you're wondering where Philip Seymour Hoffman was, he was honored during last year's Oscar ceremony. Meanwhile, a minor outcry erupted over the snubbing of Joan Rivers in the In Memoriam tribute, but the Academy released the following statement to THR: "Joan Rivers is among the many worthy artists and filmmakers we were unfortunately unable to feature in the In Memoriam segment of this year's Oscar show. She is, however, included in our In Memoriam gallery on Oscar.com." So there you go. Watch below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A number of recognizable people were surprisingly left out of this year's "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscar telecast. Meryl Streep presented the video montage at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony, which paid tribute to the many film-industry figures who died in the past year, including Robin Williams, Richard Attenborough, Lauren Bacall, Mickey Rooney, Bob Hoskins and Mike Nichols. However, some notable names were omitted from the list, including the following five individuals. Read More Oscars 2015: Joan Rivers Snubbed by "In Memoriam" Tribute Elaine Stritch The Broadway legend, who also played Alec Baldwin's character's mom on 30 Rock, appeared
- Ryan Gajewski
Jennifer Hudson has honoured the biggest talent in movies who have passed away at this year's Oscars ceremony.
The singer took to the Dolby Theatre stage with a heartfelt performance of 'I Can't Let Go' during the ceremony's traditional in memoriam segment.
Post by The Academy.
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"This is for all the people who shared their talents and lives with us. We are forever changed," the 33-year-old said.
Meryl Streep introduced the in memoriam, saying: "What ever role they played in movie-making, the films that they were part of made us laugh and think, and cry, and consider life with fresh eyes.
"They tickled us, raised our spirits when we needed it, challenged our minds and shocked our complacencies. Through their work they shared a piece of their soul, and so we will miss them »
All the winners from Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards.
Show host Harris signs off with a chirpy, “Buenos noches!”
Sean Penn walks on. It’s time for the big one. Best film. Will it be Birdman or Boyhood? It’s Birdman! The movie ends the night tied with The Grand Budapest Hotel on four Oscars. Inarritu, referring to his pal Alfonso Cuaron who enjoyed success with Gravity at last year’s show, says, “Two Mexicans in a row. That’s suspicious, I guess.” Slightly more seriously, Agi also calls on his fellow Mexicans to help build a strong future for his beloved country. Wow, a good night for Birdman and a surprisingly barren one for Boyhood. Pirates indeed, Ethan Hawke, but glorious pirates.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
ETonline is paying tribute to the stars that passed away in the past year with our "Oscar: In Memoriam" fan art collection. Check out some of the highlights below and check back in on the Et Tumblr page for more.
Photos: In Memoriam: Stars We Lost In 2014
The legendary comedian committed suicide on August 11, 2014.
The inspirational author and poet passed away on May 28, 2014 at age 86.
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The legendary comedian and fashion critic died at age 81 after complications during surgery on September 4, 2014.
The Maverick and Rockford »
By Anjelica Oswald
With the DGA Award in hand, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has become a frontrunner in the best director Oscar race for Birdman.
Only seven winners of the DGA Award have not won the best director Oscar in the 66 years that the Directors Guild of America has given the award. The most recent case was two years ago, when Ben Affleck wasn’t even nominated for the best director Oscar for Argo, which won best picture.
No American has won for best director since 2011 and if Inarritu, who is from Mexico, takes the Oscar this year, the trend will continue. Inarritu could become the second Latin American director to win for best director, following Alfonso Cuaron’s win last year.
In the 86 years since the Academy Awards’ inception, 89 Oscars have been given for best director. Twenty-six awards (29 percent) went to non-American born directors.
At the first annual »
- Anjelica Oswald
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