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The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot

2 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This summer has seen Mad Max, Jurassic World and Terminator movies hit cinemas. Ryan looks at what’s good and bad about the soft reboot...

This piece contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road and Terminator: Genisys

If the sequel was a late 20th century phenomenon, ushered into being thanks to the likes of James Bond, The Godfather and Planet Of The Apes, then the soft reboot is a peculiar product of the 21st.

Unlike a conventional remake or reboot, which often abandon characters, plots and settings in favour of an entirely new approach, the soft reboot is less drastic. Jj Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek movie is a prime example; it casts new actors in the roles of the Original Series’ famous roster of characters - Chris Pine replacing William Shatner as Kirk, Zachary Quinto replacing Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and so on - and sends them »

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5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember

23 June 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Simon Columb with 5 reasons why The Lost World: Jurassic Park isn’t as bad as you remember…

You did it. You planned to watch all three Jurassic Park films prior to watching Jurassic World and stalled after the first one.

There are problems with The Lost World: Jurassic Park, sure, but it is crucially a Spielberg film. Not executively-produced, but directed by the bearded cinematic deity himself. But you had to skip it because everyone ‘knows’ how bad it is. Truth be known, I don’t think it is that bad. I don’t see the horrendous train-wreck of a film, many believed it was…

The now-defunct podcast ‘Frankly, My Dear‘ once claimed – and I’m paraphrasing – “The Lost World is so bad that it puts in doubt whether Spielberg actually directed the film and, though people claim it’s only the San Diego bit which is bad, in fact, »

- Simon Columb

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Marketing the 'Jurassic' beast

22 June 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Universal heads orchestrated a precisely calibrated marketing campaign in support of the release that played a critical role in driving the tentpole past $1bn worldwide in record time on Monday.

As production on Jurassic World gained momentum in 2014, top brass at Universal and co-financier Legendary grew increasingly confident that Colin Trevorrow’s action franchise reboot would deliver thrills.

Yet there were potential obstacles. It had been 14 years since Jurassic Park III and 22 years since Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s beloved box office beast that spawned the franchise.

Universal’s global marketing team knew that if their tentpole were to really take off they would need to tap into an enduring love for the series.

“We wanted to make sure Jurassic World was always going to be seen as one of the three big movies this year with Avengers 2 and Star Wars,” says Simon Hewlett, the London-based executive vice-president of Universal Pictures International (Upi, pictured).

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‘Jurassic World’ - marketing the beast

22 June 2015 5:12 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Universal heads orchestrated a precisely calibrated marketing campaign in support of the release that played a critical role in driving the tentpole past $1bn worldwide in record time on Monday.

As production on Jurassic World gained momentum in 2014, top brass at Universal and co-financier Legendary grew increasingly confident that Colin Trevorrow’s action franchise reboot would deliver thrills.

Yet there were potential obstacles. It had been 14 years since Jurassic Park III and 22 years since Jurassic Park, Steven Spielberg’s beloved box office beast that spawned the franchise.

Universal’s global marketing team knew that if their tentpole were to really take off they would need to tap into an enduring love for the series.

“We wanted to make sure Jurassic World was always going to be seen as one of the three big movies this year with Avengers 2 and Star Wars,” says Simon Hewlett, the London-based executive vice-president of Universal Pictures International (Upi, pictured).

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Behind Building the Apatosaurus for 'Jurassic World'

22 June 2015 12:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park was beloved for many reasons, one of which was the use of practical effects to bring many of these iconic dinosaurs to life. For the record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World, several of those same tactics were used, along with plenty of CGI, and today we have a look at how Legacy Effects used practical effects for the massive Apatosaurus. In what many are calling Jurassic World|'s most touching scene, Legacy was asked to bring a gentle giant to life. Go behind the scenes with the Legacy team as they use both new and traditional methods to create an animatronic Dinosaur!

The scene in question has been shown in the trailers before, set after the massive Indominus Rex escapes its captive environment. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) come across the massive Apatosaurus, who is near death after a vicious attack. »

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Top 10 Movies Of 2015 So Far

20 June 2015 1:53 PM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Hey, guys. These are the top 10 movies of the 2015 year so far, based on box office total worldwide gross. Coming in at number 1, is: "Avengers: Age of Ultron" with $447,288,953.00 Plotline: When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans. Dir: Joss Whedon With: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi 141 minutes. Number 2: "Furious 7" with $351,032,910. 00 Plotline: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother. Dir: James Wan With: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson Action | Crime | Thriller 137 minutes. Number 3: "Jurassic World" with $325,212,000 Plotline: Twenty-two 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. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, »

- Andre Braddox

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Video Game Review – Lego Jurassic World

20 June 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kris Wall reviews Lego Jurassic World

You have to hand it to Traveller’s Tales, they’re clearly huge fans of the licences they come to develop for with each new Lego game they make. Despite one coming out seemingly every 6 months now, each one features an obvious love, respect and understanding of the licence material that has managed to translate the worlds of DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit into some hugely fun, charming and endlessly inventive platform games. They’re games by fans, for the fans.

As a kid with a short attention span, I liked and enjoyed a lot of different things in rapid, fickle succession, but my childhood came to be defined by three things, three loves that endured my youth and lasted to this day, Batman, Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park. Traveller’s Tales have already adapted Batman and Indiana Jones »

- Kris Wall

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Irrfan Khan a.k.a Simon Masrani from ‘Jurassic World’ impresses audiences

19 June 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Irrfan Khan, who is known for his successful international projects, scores again! The national award winning actor’s recent Hollywood film Jurassic World saw the biggest global box office weekend till date. With a staggering collection of $524.1 million in its first weekend, the film is all set to create new records.

Irrfan Khan plays the role of Simon Masrani, owner of a newly opened park that houses dinosaurs. Speaking about his role Irrfan said, “Simon is an entrepreneur and has a unique sense of morality. He nurtured John Hammond’s dream and truly wants to educate the common man through entertainment.” Irrfan Khan’s portrayal of a man with a deep insight in the movie has struck a chord with a global audience.

Jurassic World, which released on June 12, 2015 has left behind Avengers‘ (2012) $207.4 million opening in America, and the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) $314 million mark, internationally.

Audiences everywhere have accepted the actor, »

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Woman Inherits the Earth: Femininity in Jurassic World

18 June 2015 11:06 PM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

There has been an insane amount of discussion online about Bryce Dallas Howard’s character Claire Dearing since the release of Jurassic World (2015, costume designer: Daniel Orlandi), mostly concerning the ‘running in heels’ sequences. I felt it would be interesting to take a broader look at the costumes of the female leads in both Jurassic Park (1993, costume designer April Ferry) and Jurassic World and contrast in the characters.

Dr Ellie Sattler the Paleobotanist as played by Laura Dern in the original movie is a hugely underrated feminist action hero. She is allowed to be clever, brave, practical and physical yet display ‘feminine’ traits at the same time, such as fear, compassion and a nurturing nature. These are characteristics infrequently seen together in Hollywood blockbuster movies. For the bulk of the film, she wears one practical outfit: chino shorts and a baggy salmon-coloured shirt knotted at the waist with a blue high necked vest-top underneath. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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8 Moments That Made Jurassic World Wonderful

17 June 2015 8:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Upon the original announcement of the film.s production, Jurassic World evoked memories of the last time we saw genetically enhanced dinosaurs roam around the cinemas. Considering Jurassic Park III had that unfortunate distinction, we were on the fence as to whether Colin Trevorrow.s sequel would be another reason to mourn the franchise, or the vindication we.d long been waiting for. Thankfully, the film turned out to be the nostalgic thrill ride that made us gaze at the screen in wonder. In particular, there are eight moments that really made Jurassic World.s total experience something with which we fell in love. God Creates Dinosaurs Author, chaos expert, and a ladies man about town, Dr. Ian Malcolm has a lot of experience with dinosaurs. Enough that he.s written a book about John Hammond.s experiment in playing God, as well as the experiences he.s probably had »

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Check Out a Dinosaur-Sized Collection of ‘Jurassic World’ Concept Art [Removed]

17 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Now that Jurassic World has finally been realized on the big screen, and John Hammond’s vision for a fully functional dinosaur theme park has come true (for better or worse), there’s no better time to look at the designs that made the film possible. As we all know, making a movie is no small feat, […]

The post Check Out a Dinosaur-Sized Collection of ‘Jurassic World’ Concept Art [Removed] appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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FilmBookCast Ep. 10 – Jurassic World

16 June 2015 11:46 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Jurassic World Review Podcast. FilmBookCast Ep. 10 – Jurassic World (2015), is an audio podcast review in which FilmBook contributor Mike Smith and his co-host Mike DeCriscio discuss their thoughts on the newest film from director Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World.

Jurassic World is a movie directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irffan Khan, Omar Sy, B.D. Wong, Jake Johnson, and Lauren Lapkus.

Jurassic World‘s plot synopsis: “Twenty-two 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. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitors’ interest, which backfires horribly.”

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Jurassic World Limited Edition Blu-ray 3D Gift Set Features Indominus Rex vs T-Rex Statues

16 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the popular film franchise that originated with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film sci-fi actioner Jurassic Park, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by John Hammond, owned and operated by the Patel Corporation. After many years, Jurassic World's attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction created to re-spark customers' interest gravely backfires, drawing members of the park's staff -- including Owen (Chris Pratt) who conducts »

- Pietro Filipponi

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How Much It Would Cost To Build Jurassic World

15 June 2015 8:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Thanks to the release of Jurassic World, have you been finding yourself thinking about opening up a dinosaur theme park of your very own? Well, if you do, I sure hope that you have about $23,432,400,000 laying around. How do we know that would be the cost of such a venture? Watch the video below and find out! Fandango put together this fun little video celebrating the release of Jurassic World, and as you might have guessed, it actually costs a whole lot of money to create a dinosaur theme park - meaning that Richard Attenborough's John Hammond and his company InGen must have been pulling in some serious cash in order to make the original Jurassic Park. That being said, it looks as though it may have been a good thing that the plan never really worked out, given that the operations cost of the wondrous dinosaur island(s »

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Examining the Jurassic Park 4 script that was never filmed

15 June 2015 12:24 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Jurassic World bites a hole in our multiplexes, we compares its events to John Sayles' Jurassic Park IV script from a decade ago...

Nb: the following contains spoilers for Jurassic World.

For Universal, the success of Jurassic World is the $500m pay-off to a story which began well over a decade ago. Work on a third Jurassic Park sequel originally began after the release of Joe Johnston’s coolly-received Jurassic Park III way back in 2001, yet the film languished in a pre-production quagmire as writer after writer seemingly struggled to crack the story.

William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom Of Heaven) was the first screenwriter to step up to the plate, announced at a time when Keira Knightley was reportedly in the running for a major role. Around that time, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough were also thought to be returning to their respective roles of Ian Malcom and John Hammond. »

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5 Big Questions About the Future of the 'Jurassic World' Franchise

15 June 2015 9:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

After breaking records by taking in an insane $511 million worldwide opening weekend, we'd be very surprised if Universal doesn't officially announce a sequel to "Jurassic World" any minute now. But, what would that movie be about? The latest film, the fourth in the series, showed us what John Hammond's plan for a dino theme park would look like when fully-realized. It also, once again, proved that that's a Very bad idea.  These are the 5 big questions we have about whatever sequel comes our way! Warning: Spoilers below. 1.) Will Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return? Pratt confirmed that he could be back for another film, telling EW he's contracted for at least one sequel ...if not more. "They have me for I think 38 movies or something," he told the mag before the film's release. It's unclear whether Howard would come back as well, but considering they set up a »

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Jurassic World – Geek Girl Navigating the World

15 June 2015 6:54 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

I was just barely a teenager when Jurassic Park came out in theaters, but I had already read the book, thanks to a thoughtful birthday gift from a family member. I was so excited about seeing that movie that I could hardly sit still. When the time came and I finally got to go, it was every bit the spectacle I had expected.

Two sequels and twenty-two years later, when Jurassic World was announced I was far less enthusiastic. The franchise felt overused and I was not the least bit interested in another unnecessary reboot. After all, no one needed to take over Ian Malcolm’s spectacularly egotistical boots from Jeff Goldblum any more than someone needed to try to out grump Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant.

Then, I saw the ads. And while I really liked Chris Pratt’s Starlord in Guardians of the Galaxy, I wasn’t »

- Patricia

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3D Ticket Sales Account for Over 65% of Record-Breaking Jurassic World Opening Weekend

15 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Colin Trevorrow, Jurassic World is the fourth installment of the popular film franchise that originated with Steven Spielberg's 1993 film sci-fi actioner Jurassic Park, based on the novel by Michael Crichton. Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park as originally envisioned by John Hammond, owned and operated by the Patel Corporation. After many years, Jurassic World's attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction created to re-spark customers' interest gravely backfires, drawing members of the park's staff -- including Owen (Chris Pratt) who conducts »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Movie Review – Jurassic World (2015)

14 June 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Jurassic World, 2015.

Directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer, Irrfan Khan, Jake Johnson and B.D. Wong.

Synopsis:

Twenty-two 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. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.

In an age where the current trend is to rejuvenate long abandoned franchises with a shinier coat of paint known as CGI, Jurassic Park is one of the very few series that benefits from that fancy modern technology. I’ll always be a supporter of practical effects and doing everything the hard way, but two decades worth of advancements in cinema equate to being able »

- Robert Kojder

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Welcome to Jurassic Park! 9 greatest moments from Steven Spielberg's classic

13 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It doesn't matter how many times you watch Jurassic Park (thanks, ITV2!), Steven Spielberg's '90s dinosaur classic still has the ability to conjure up feelings of awe and wonder.

22 years on from Jurassic Park's original release - and with sequel Jurassic World in cinemas now - we go back to where it all began to pick out the best moments from the trailblazing blockbuster.

1. "Welcome to Jurassic Park!"

Spielberg keeps Jurassic Park's big dino reveal under wraps so that the lead characters - Alan Grant (Sam Neill), Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) - discover the prehistoric characters as the audience does. "Welcome to Jurassic Park!" Richard Attentborough's John Hammond exclaims as we watch a pair of Brontosauri striding majestically through a lake.

2. "I'm simply saying that life finds a way."

For a movie built on size and spectacle, Jurassic Park is surprisingly »

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