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We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Exclusive: Joe Johnston has signed with Paradigm, reuniting the filmmaker with his longtime reps Adam Kanter and Martin Spencer. The writer-director moves from Wme, where he signed in March as Kanter and Spencer were leaving Resolution. He worked with Kanter for years at CAA and then left to join the dealmaker at Resolution, where it didn’t work out. The prolific writer-director is quite a catch for Paradigm; Johnston’s hits include Captain America: The First Avenger, October Sky, Jurassic Park III, Jumanji and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. He stepped up to direct after winning an Oscar for Visual Effects for his work on Raiders Of The Lost Ark and also did the visual effects on such blockbusters as the original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, and The Rocketeer.
- Mike Fleming Jr
Can someone tell me why more filmmakers aren’t sifting through rich Nordic legends for creature feature ideas? André Øvredal struck gold with Trollhunter, and when analyzing the seafaring culture, so many untouched stories about vikings, monsters, and cinematically inviting dark fairytales still remain only on parchment. Why aren’t more people paying attention to Nordic cinema with movies like Trollhunter and, more recently, Ragnarok being produced? The latter isn’t necessarily the game-changer Trollhunter is, yet it’s still a wildly whimsical tale of terror and adventure, a bit of a thrilling exploration that feels fresh – even though normalcy becomes king. Director Mikkel Brænne Sandemose and writer John Kåre Raake meld family dynamics with a legendary predator for a truly unique viewing experience, but once the allure of a foreign lake-dwelling serpent wears off, typical monster movie generics are all that remain – but at least cinematic competencies are strong »
- Matt Donato
With production on Jurassic World having wrapped earlier this week, we’ve taken one more giant leap towards the film hitting theaters. By its release next June, the 14-year waiting period since the last sequel will finally end and audiences will get an answer as to whether or not the extended interlude was worth it.
As only his second feature-length film, director Colin Trevorrow has a lot to prove, not just as a consistent director but as someone who can satisfyingly deliver on his promises as a seemingly genuine fan of the series. Trevorrow, an initially surprising choice to follow in the footsteps of Steven Spielberg and Joe Johnston, has spent a lot of time endearing himself to fans on Twitter and other media and it’s hard not to believe — or at the least, hope — that maybe the series has found its way into the right hands. »
- Geoff Cox
Safety Not Guaranteed director, Colin Trevorrow, has wrapped production on Jurassic World, the fourth instalment of the dinosaur theme-park focused series that started with Steven Spielberg’s original over 20 years ago. The announcement of the end of principal photography came along with a tease of one of the film’s dinosaurs, our old friend the T-Rex. Jurassic World looks set to reignite the franchise after the frankly hilariously awful Jurassic Park 3. Trevorrow is an interesting choice for a big franchise as his previous sole effort was a little independent comedy. Still, Marvel have certainly proved successful with unexpected directorial talent, so why not Universal too? Chris Pratt is certainly a great choice as lead, having had two of the biggest hits of the year with The Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy.
Jurassic World is released on 12th June 2015, as apparently a lot of the dinosaurs have to be added in post-production. »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
For a movie as big as Universal’s upcoming Jurassic World, we’ll really take all the news we can get. And though a visitors’ pamphlet which was handed out to extras and promptly leaked online doesn’t contain any big bombshells about what fans of the franchise can expect when this fourth entry comes roaring into theaters next June, it does give some tantalizing tidbits about how the Isla Nublar theme park (fully operational in this film, which takes place 22 years after the events of the first movie) is run.
In the pages of the pamphlet, some interesting attractions are outlined, including a visit to the “Creation Lab,” where “scientists are hard at work to re-create all the dinosaurs that have ever existed,” and the “Gyrosphere,” an interactive ride which features an “on-site instructional video prior to take-off with comedian/video host Jimmy Fallon.” Though it’s unclear whether »
- Isaac Feldberg
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Are you ready for San Diego Comic-Con?! The event is closing in on us really fast, and it's going to be so great to be in San Diego among hundreds of thousands of other like-minded geeky individuals. Every year I attend Comic-Con it's like coming home. It's my most anticipated event of the year. Comic-Con International has released the full event and panel schedule for Friday, July 25th that you can see in its entirety here. But I've provided a few of the most notable panels that will be taking place that day below. It's a big day for TV as The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones panels will both be held in Hall H.
- Joey Paur
San Diego Comic-Con has released the full schedule of events for Friday, July 25, following the Thursday schedule that was released yesterday. You can clickHere to view the lineup in its entirety, which includes numerous comic book panels and events, but we have pulled out all of the movie, DVD and TV-related panels for your convenience.
Friday, July 25
Good mornin'! What's better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That's right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It's woooooorth it. Appearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Peter Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from »
While we have to wait another year before getting a new Star Wars movie, fans still have something to look forward to when Star Wars Rebels lands on televisions this Fall (as in just a few months). As such, Disney/Lucasfilm are pushing the new animated series hard at this year's San Diego Comic-Con and have released a slew of information over the last couple days. Come inside to see a new video introducing David Oyelowo as an Imperial villain, the full Sdcc Panel schedule for the show, and a swanky Rebels poster.
While the wait for Star Wars: Episode VII seems insufferable (at least to some of us), we can take comfort in the knowledge that new Star Wars stories will be coming our way soon in the form of the Rebels TV series. With the show set to debut in a few months, Disney is pushing their marketing »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Disney and Lucasfilm have announced their official Star Wars plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2014! As always, there's a lot of great Star Wars stuff going on. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anything is happening for Star Wars: Epsiode VII. The only thing that attendees can hope for is that they pull something huge out as a surprise during the Disney panel that will take place in Hall H. Even if they don't, there's still a ton of activities that will keep fans busy and happy. You can check out all of the details below:
Thursday, July 24The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room 6Bcf
The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall — but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con. »
- Joey Paur
If you were hoping that Disney would showcase Star Wars: Episode VII at the San Diego Comic-Con International later this month then I’m afraid you’re out of luck, as Lucasfilm has revealed that J.J. Abrams’ hotly-anticipated sequel will be absent from Sdcc this year. However, there’s still plenty for Star Wars fans to sink their teeth into, with the official Star Wars website announcing the following schedule, as well as unveiling a brand new poster for the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels…
Thursday, July 24
The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Room 6Bcf
The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall — but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con.
Lucasfilm’s special panel, The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels, »
- Gary Collinson
LucasFilm and Disney has revealed their Star Wars Comic-Con 2014 line-up, and they are bringing their new Disney Xd animated adventure Star Wars Rebels to the annual San Diego convention center. Along with news of a panel for the upcoming TV series, Disney and LucaFilm also revealed a very cool Star Wars Rebels poster. Take a look, and then read on for full details.
Looking to experience the full power of the Force at San Diego Comic-Con? StarWars.com has you covered with a complete guide to Star Wars programming, including panels on Star Wars Rebels, Hasbro's action figures, and much more!
Thursday, July 24
The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Room 6Bcf
The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. Star Wars Rebels, LucasFilm's highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall - but fans »
With Comic-Con 2014 just a few weeks away, many fans thought San Diego would be the first place footage or full-costumed cast photos from Star Wars: Episode VII would debut, even though director J.J. Abrams is currently in the midst production. Sadly, today, Disney and LucasFilm confirmed their Comic-Con plans, which included a brief statement confirming that Star Wars: Episode VII will not be featured in any way at the con.
"With Star Wars: Episode VII creators deep in production in anticipation of the film's December 18, 2015, release, Lucasfilm will not be featuring the movie at Sdcc."
We can always hope for the element of surprise, which hasn't served fans well in the past. No previous Con or event has served to provide a first look at Star Wars: Episode VII just yet.
However, LucasFilm and Disney did reveal several other Comic-Con events for Star Wars fans to partake in during the annual San Diego convention, »
Steven Spielberg is quite often the first name that springs to mind when somebody mentions the word Hollywood, as the man is responsible for some of the most ground-breaking and truly memorable movie moments since the birth of celluloid. With that in mind, here at We Got This Covered we were very pleased to get wind of the fact that a box set dedicated to the director’s immeasurable impact on cinema is set to be released on Blu-Ray. Quite frankly, we couldn’t be more excited.
Why, you ask? Well, when you think of Spielberg, what films do you think of? E.T? Jaws? Jurassic Park? The list goes on and on for the three time Academy award-winning director – so much, in fact, that you could probably fill plenty more box-sets with the man’s work. But that is not the reason we’ve gotten a little giddy. No, »
- Dale Barham
It wasn’t that long ago when people were writing premonitions, pre-nostalgic anticipations and “whoa, look out” warning pieces about the massive pile-up of gigantic blockbusters heading for the summer of 2015. That's still true to a degree, but the landscape has shifted and 2016 is looking bigger, brighter and scarier. Even “Star Wars: Episode VII” originally scheduled for May 2015 was pushed back to the tail end of the year (December) because J.J. Abrams and co. knew they’d need all the time in the world to finish their big franchise-resurrecting project (their request to push the film further to 2016 was denied). Which means that actually, in 2015, the only guaranteed sequel/franchise megahits are “Fast & Furious 7,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and probably “Jurassic World” (though if it did “Jurassic Park 3”-like numbers, that would be a huge disappointment). Yes, Pixar is back (but with the more adventurous “Inside Out” rather than »
- Oliver Lyttelton
It's been over a decade since the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park III stomped all over movie screens, but next year the franchise will make its triumphant return to theaters with a new story called Jurassic World, due out on June 12, 2015. While we knew that Jurassic World would feature dinosaurs, other plot details have been kept secret -- until now. In a new interview with /Film, director Colin Trevorrow confirms that the movie "takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nubar" off the coast of Costa Rica; the premise is that people are "already kind of over" the reality that dinosaurs again walk the Earth. What happens then? Trevorrow films a scene for 'Jurassic World' Here's how Trevorrow describes the dinosaur park,...
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It’s incredible to believe that it was 22-years ago we first visited Jurassic Park. Spielberg’s much loved classic had an entire generation of children and adults alike falling in love with the prehistoric creatures. The follow-up films Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Jurassic Park III didn’t shine as brightly as the first but that hasn’t stopped studios from attempting to bring the series back to life during the last decade or so. It would seem that the execs have finally got their way as next year sees the franchise get a slight re-branding as Jurassic World hits cinemas
As expected, details are being kept confined to the inner circle only for the time being at least. »
- Kat Smith
When I first saw the trailer for CBS' new fall show "Madam Secretary," my first thought was, hey, Tea Leoni! I love Tea Leoni! My second thought was, man, have not been seeing much of her in recent years. Sure, she was just in "Tower Heist" in 2011, but no one saw that, and it's been a whole lotta years since "Flirting with Disaster." There have been many projects in between, but not enough of them have been ideal showcases for Leoni's talent, plus movies like "Jurassic Park III" and "Deep Impact" weren't really about the actors, and plenty of other stars dominated hits like "A League of Their Own." Here are five reasons why I'm really hoping this is the hit Leoni has long deserved. 1) She's smart by any standard Yes, she dropped out of Sarah Lawrence, but let's remember that she got into Sarah Lawrence. Watching her on screen in any role, »
- Liane Bonin Starr
Portrait: Art StreiberThough it’s almost hard to imagine a Jurassic Park film without John Williams composing all the music, that’s exactly the situation we had with Jurassic Park III, where Don Davis stepped in. For Jurassic World, director Colin Trevorrow has hired a more natural successor to Williams’ mantle, in Michael Giacchino.The composer who has made us laugh, cry and thrill for the likes of Up, The Incredibles, Star Trek, Super 8 and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is clearly delighted to score the gig, given that he began his big screen obsession making short dino films when he was nine. According to the statement on his hiring picked up by The Hollywood Reporter, Giacchino says it’s “an incredible opportunity to bring full circle the journey of dinosaurs and film that started in my backyard over 30 years ago.”It’s not even Giacchino's first time working in »
Having previously applied his immense talent to the Star Trek and Mission: Impossible franchises in addition to the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino will now take on another beast of a franchise: Jurassic Park. THR reports that Giacchino will be scoring director Colin Trevorrow’s upcoming sequel Jurassic World, with an aim to honor John Williams’ iconic work while also creating “something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs.” Giacchino isn’t the first new composer to step into the Jurassic Park world, as Don Davis took over the franchise on Jurassic Park III. Giacchino—whose consistently fantastic work ranges from Up to Lost to The Incredibles—has a unique connection to the Jurassic Park franchise, as his first composing job was to write the score for the The Lost World video game. In addition to Apes, Giacchino’s 2014 credits include the »
- Adam Chitwood
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