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Jeff Goldblum Says Ian Malcolm Was Almost Cut From Jurassic Park

In Jurassic Park, Ian Malcolm famously said “life finds a way.” But Jeff Goldblum’s iconic rock star mathematician chaotician almost didn’t find a way, as it’s just been revealed that the character came perilously close to being axed from the film.

The news comes courtesy of Vanity Fair’s Goldblum career retrospective, in which he talks us through iconic roles like The Fly’s Seth Brundle and Thor: Ragnarok‘s The Grandmaster. While the character of Ian Malcolm was quite different in Michael Crichton’s novel (he spends much of the story in a morphine-induced haze and eventually dies of blood loss), he’s still key to the core premise: that a system with as many unknown variables as a tropical genetic dinosaur park is doomed to fail (a theory that’s been proved right many times over).

Goldblum was apparently considered for the role from the earliest planning stages,
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Jurassic World 3 (2021)

Plot details are unknown. This is the third and final chapter in the Jurassic World trilogy. Artwork is from the first film.

The franchise began in 1993 with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. It was a huge critical and commercial success, breaking box office records at the time. Two sequels, The Lost World and Jurassic Park III, followed in 1997 and 2001, respectively, but saw diminishing returns.
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The Black Scorpion

Wow! Prime stop-motion animation from the heyday of monstrous science fiction, in a new restoration that puts a brilliant shine on those creepy crawly critters. Richard Denning fights giant arachnids while Mara (swoon) Corday frets and wrings her hands, waiting for the next kissing scene. The new scan clears up a lot of flaws, and gives us a much better look at the Lost Art of stop-motion magic.

The Black Scorpion

Blu-ray

Warner Archive Collection

1957 / B&W / 1:78 widescreen / 88 min. / Street Date March 20, 2018 / available through the WBshop / 21.99

Starring Richard Denning, Mara Corday, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro, Carlos Múzquiz, Pascual García Peña

Cinematography Lionel Lindon

Special Effects Willis H. O’Brien, Pete Peterson

Art Direction Edward Fitzgerald

Film Editor Richard L. Van Enger

Original Music Paul Sawtell

Written by Robert Blees, David Duncan and Paul Yawitz

Produced by Jack Dietz, Frank Melford

Directed by Edward Ludwig

The ’50s big-bug monster show
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Trends in 70's Cinema: Disaster Movies

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Let’s face it, most of us have a soft spot for things blowing up in movies, and for a long time movies have been happy to feed our appetite for destruction. But it wasn’t always that way.

I know it’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when explosions weren’t so common in movies. Back then, big-budget movies had dancing and singing, and everyone had a merry time. After WWII though, things started to change. In newspapers and magazines, Americans were being exposed to terrible images of war-torn Europe and Japan. This imagery was haunting, yet it sparked some imaginations. At first, Hollywood was careful not to glamorize it. They figured out a way to show massive destruction and violence while making it fun and moderately profitable instead of soul-crushing and distasteful. The 50’s became known for its low-budget cheese-fests; sci-fi B movies featuring such
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'Terra Nova' Feels Like 'Avatar' meets 'Jurassic Park'

On Tuesday we showed you several new stills from Fox's forthcoming series Terra Nova, a big budget series slated to appear in two parts on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday May 24…with the rest of the show kicking off in the fall. The series contains some heavyweight producer talent — a lot of it as we noted the other day — including Steven Spielberg, Brannon Braga and René Echevarria.

Terra Nova follows a group of humans — specifically the Shannon family — as they travel back in time millions of years to prehistoric Earth in order to save the human race from extinction, nearing wrapping up time travel and an environmental cautionary tale in an action adventure tale that clearly borrows from Avatar (dense, tropical jungles) and Jurassic Park (dinosaurs).

A new trailer description arrived today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who got a screening of it during the press tour. Below is there description:

“The trailer introduced a dystopian future,
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CGI and the Banality of the Incredible part 2

In 1993, audiences gazing on the truly imposing sight of dinosaurs come to life in Jurassic Park felt the same sense of jaw-dropping awe displayed by the movie’s human characters. Nothing in movie history could compare to what Steven Spielberg and his CGI crew were able to put on the screen: not the herky-jerky stop-motion-animated lizards of 1950s monster-on-the-loose movies like The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953), nor the pet store lizards made up to look like supposedly threatening beasts in Irwin Allen’s back lot The Lost World (1960), and certainly not a man in a rubber reptile suit rampaging through a miniature Tokyo in the original Godzilla (1954). But as impressive a sight as it was, once the novelty of Jurassic’s CGI creations wore off, so did some of their appeal.

Jurassic Park earned a whopping $350.5 million domestic gross, and while its sequels were, without question, major box office successes, none
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