14 items from 2015
With Marvel's Avengers: Age Of Ultron out of the way, Universal's Jurassic World is the next big film on the horizon for 2015. The promotional efforts for the upcoming dino sequel have gone into full effect as new posters, trailers, merchandise, toys, and more have started to hit the market. The film will serve as a more direct sequel to the original 1993 classic and will more or less sidestep the events of The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3. In a recent interview, Trevorrow clarified a bit saying that this was due to the second and third films taking place on a separate island, Isla Sorna, and the new sequel taking place on the original island of Isla Nublar. The events will have happened, but they will not be relevant to the plot of the new film. Check out a new featurette, which features some awesome new footage and interview segments »
"We took the original design and obviously, technology has changed. So, it's going to move a little bit differently, but it'll move differently because it's older," Trevorrow explained.
"And we're giving her some scars and we're tightening her skin. So, she has that feeling of an older Burt Lancaster. And this movie is her Unforgiven."
Jurassic World, the fourth instalment in the Jurassic Park franchise, will hit UK cinemas 11 June 2015. The movie has already split critics and fans, with some arguing it seems closer to the spirit of the original than the other sequels – in fact, it looks set to disregard the events of Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III altogether – while others have groaned at the casting, over-reliance on CGI, and well, everything really.
The original was such a massive hit for a number of reasons. While it’s use of CGI was masterful for the time, and still holds up to this day, Steven Spielberg was clever enough not to rely on it, using practical effects whenever possible. This not only led to some of the most memorable set-pieces in movie history, it also allowed the actors to, well, act. Unlike many Hollywood blockbusters, the audience actually cared about Alan Grant, »
- Adam Thompson
Life will find a way, as the ol’ saying goes. And more than 20 years on from the indelible Jurassic Park, Colin Trevorrow et al. are beckoning movie-going audiences back to Isla Nebula once more, only on this occasion, velociraptors prowling the kitchen halls will be the least of our worries. For Jurassic World, the park is now a fully-functioning goldmine, drawing in wide-eyed tourists the world over to glimpse the resurrected beasts.
Unfortunately, it isn’t long before such a feat becomes all rather humdrum, leading the genetic specialists to play God and splice together strands of DNA and engineer their very own breed of dinosaur under the watchful eye of Claire Dearing – played by Bryce Dallas Howard. This man-made goliath goes by the name of Indominus Rex, and in the featurette above, Universal documents the series’ evolution from 1993 right up until 2015.
Crucially, though, as we learned earlier this week, »
- Michael Briers
I'm sure there are some people out there who would like to forget the Jurassic Park sequels ever happened. It.s difficult to recreate the same awestruck wonder in an audience after seeing something like a mechanical triceratops and actors running around in raptor suits. While director Colin Trevorrow isn.t disregarding The Lost World and Jurassic Park III entirely, his installment, Jurassic World, is more of a direct sequel to the original film. Yahoo Movies had the opportunity to visit the set of the year.s highly anticipated movie, and it was there that Trevorrow discussed this aspect of Jurassic World. His film takes place 20-something years after the events of Steven Spielberg.s film, and in doing so it doesn.t acknowledge what happened in the previous sequels. However, this isn.t to say Jurassic World writes these films out of the franchise canon. As Yahoo writes, Trevorrow »
“We’ll give him more than chains. He’s always been king of his world, but we’ll teach him fear. We’re millionaires, boys. I’ll share it with all of you. Why, in a few months, it’ll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!”
Doors open at 6:30pm. $6 suggested for the screening. A yummy variety of food from Schlafly’s kitchen is available as are plenty of pints of their famous home-brewed suds. A bartender will be on hand to take care of you. “Culture Shock” is the name of a film series here in St. Louis that is the cornerstone project of a social enterprise that is an ongoing source of support for Helping Kids Together (http://www. »
- Tom Stockman
The first full trailer for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World, the fourth in the on-again-off-again franchise, was released today.I'm not sure about this, but has an audience really, truly looked forward to a Jurassic Park flick since The Lost World in 1997? Because after that we all know how it turned out and it then seemed like most said "No more."But there's a legacy to unwind here, a legacy of cold hard cash and the need to turn everything into a franchise, and the ever dimming hope that perhaps dinosaurs can still inspire awe and wonder on the big screen, so here we are.Okay, so let's see what we've got: A genetically modified super dino runs amok at a now finally functioning dinosaur safari park. The...
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"She was designed to be bigger than the T-Rex." Why someone thought that a dinosaur theme park was a good idea after the events of Jurassic Park and even The Lost World, we may never know. It seems the characters in this franchise just don't understand that life finds a way. And this time, in the new trailer for Jurassic World, life has found away to overcome our most high-tech security and the certainty in our place as the dominant species of this planet. Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt certainly have their hands full this time with the Indominus Rex, which we finally get to see in full in this new trailer. Watch it! Here's the new trailer for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World from Universal Pictures: »
- Ethan Anderton
Director: Paul Solet
Running Time: 79 minutes
Tied for years to the slasher/torture porn over-the-top gore fests, the horror genre lost any semblance of atmosphere. In recent months though we’ve seen it turn a bend for the better with several very clever and innovative projects hitting our shores; The Babadook, Starry Eyes and It Follows have all shown that less is always more. The latest movie to attempt this refreshing approach is Dark Summer which deals with in-vogue topics such as cyber stalking and the ramifications that it can have, and much like It Follows the power of teenage friendship.
As well as sharing a theme, horror connoisseurs will recognise the film’s protagonist Keir Gilchrist as the perpetually friend-zoned Paul in It Follows. As Daniel, Gilchrist creates a rather odd lead character that we aren’t quite sure »
- Kat Smith
To celebrate the release of the truly terrifying Clown – on DVD & Blu-ray 2nd March 2015 – we have a DVD copy to giveaway courtesy of Studiocanal. From splatter-maestro Eli Roth (Hostel; Grindhouse) and starring Peter Stormare (Fargo; Jurassic Park: The Lost World), horror fans will rejoice as Clown sets out to break taboos and churn stomachs all at once!
“A killer of a clown movie” Horror Channel
“The most terrifying clown since Pennywise” Box Office Buz
“Gutsy, gory horror… strictly no funny business” The Hollywood News
Clown is available to order on Amazon today: http://amzn.to/1BZxC6q The limited edition Blu-ray is available to order exclusively on Zavvi: http://bit.ly/1EqtA4O
To win Clown on DVD, just answer the following question:
Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail. »
- Phil Wheat
The Jurassic Park franchise is going plastic for the first time and heading to a Lego game near you this summer.The game will follow the story lines from the the movies with Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Jurassic Park III and the forthcoming Jurassic World.Tt Games, who are developing the game, say players will be able to play through all the classic moments and explore Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna. They also promise the trademark wit that goes with all the Lego games.Lego Jurassic World will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, Nintendo 3Ds and […] »
- John Criton
Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam has signed on to join Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller in the adaptation The Lost City of Z. No details were given on what character he is playing in this adaptation of David Grann's non-fiction best-seller of the same name, which explores the true story of British soldier and spy Percy Fawcett.
The story follow Fawcett as he leaves the Victorian society in 1925 to explore in the Amazon jungle with his son, obsessed with finding a civilization known as Z. Neither Percy nor his son were ever heard from again. Facwett's expeditions helped inspire author Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. Benedict Cumberbatch was at one point attached to play Fawcett, but he is no longer involved with the project.
David Koepp is one of the more accomplished screenwriters in all of Hollywood, writing for a range of genres including comedies, dramas and crime films. Most notably however, he is known for his crafting the scripts for some of the hugest summer action blockbuster movies of all time including Jurassic Park and its sequel The Lost World, and of course the ultra-successful 2002 Spider-Man. In other words, when he talks people tend to listen. Well, he recently discussed his work as screenwriter of Spider-Man and decided to share some thoughts as to why the Peter Parker franchise seems to struggle so much. When Koepp was hired to rewrite the James Cameron Spider-Man material about 15 years ago, nobody could have foreseen the box-office gold it would soon become. But that was a different time and place. In a recent interview with Empire, the writer/director didn't hold back when discussing his views »
Warner Bros has announced that two new Lego games will coincide with this year's Jurassic World and Avengers movies...
It's 10 years since Lego Star Wars established the modern format of frenetic action, collecting and building, and Tt Games have applied the formula to a legion properties since, including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and Lord Of The Rings.
Warner has now announced that two more games are joining the fold. The first is one that has been teased in the past: Lego Jurassic World. Although released to coincide with Colin Trevorrow's fourth Jurassic movie due out this summer, Jurassic World will take in every film in the franchise. We'll therefore get Lego-built versions of Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III as well as this year's sequel.
The next big game is Lego Marvel's Avengers, which, as it sounds, is based on the 2011 superhero hit and this year's eagerly-awaited sequel, »
14 items from 2015