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Dear Hollywood, Can We Please Stop Killing Off All the Herbivores in Dinosaur Movies?

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Dear Hollywood, Can We Please Stop Killing Off All the Herbivores in Dinosaur Movies?
As part of the generation who was borderline traumatized after watching one of the saddest children's movies ever, The Land Before Time, I have to admit I still have a bone to pick some 30 years later. In fact, I'd venture to say that I am rip-roaring pissed about dinosaur movies in general. And why is that? Because Hollywood keeps handing out death sentences to all the herbivores, that's why.

Let's start with one of the most memorable murders in the history of dinosaur flicks: when Littlefoot's mother, Mama Longneck, gets completely murked by Sharptooth - a gigantic, mean carnivore - who kills her during a fight by chomping down on her back in The Land Before Time. So Mama Longneck, an Apatosaurus, who did absolutely nothin' to no one, unjustly lost her life and left Littlefoot to tragically fend for himself for the rest of the movie.

Strike one.
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Dear Hollywood, Can We Please Stop Killing Off All the Herbivores in Dinosaur Movies?

As part of the generation who was borderline traumatized after watching one of the saddest children's movies ever, The Land Before Time, I have to admit I still have a bone to pick some 30 years later. In fact, I'd venture to say that I am rip-roaring pissed about dinosaur movies in general. And why is that? Because Hollywood keeps handing out death sentences to all the herbivores, that's why.

Let's start with one of the most memorable murders in the history of dinosaur flicks: when Littlefoot's mother, Mama Longneck, gets completely murked by Sharptooth - a gigantic, mean carnivore - who kills her during a fight by chomping down on her back in The Land Before Time. So Mama Longneck, an Apatosaurus, who did absolutely nothin' to no one, unjustly lost her life and left Littlefoot to tragically fend for himself for the rest of the movie.

Strike one.
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/Answers: Our Favorite Dinosaur Movies That Aren’t ‘Jurassic Park’

/Answers: Our Favorite Dinosaur Movies That Aren’t ‘Jurassic Park’
Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, tying in with the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we ask, “What are your favorite dinosaur movies that aren’t Jurassic Park?” Hoai-Tran Bui – The Land Before Time I never understood how kids could fall in love with dinosaurs after seeing Jurassic […]

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Review: J.A. Bayona's 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' is Silly, Cruel, and Entirely Unpalatable

Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, Jurassic Park, opened to critical and commercial success, earning over $914 million worldwide to become the top grossing movie ever at the time. More importantly, it impressed the hell out of an eight-year-old with an intense interest in prehistoric creatures. As a kid, I would spend hours pouring over books from the library, learning all I could about Ankylosaurus, Plesiosaurus, and Triceratops. I watched every dinosaur movie I could find: Caveman, Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend, The Land Before Time. They were the closest I could get to seeing living, breathing dinosaurs. Until Jurassic Park, that is. Spielberg's exhilarating masterwork of sustained awe and adventure ignited my imagination and made the impossible possible by resurrecting these long-extinct wonders with honest-to-goodness movie magic. Over the last 25 years, the Jurassic Park franchise has been one of diminishing returns. Both The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001) have impressive special effects,
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Second Opinion – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , 2018.

Directed by J.A. Bayona.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Justice Smith, Toby Jones, Bd Wong, Ted Wheatley, and Jeff Goldblum.

Synopsis:

Four years have passed since the Jurassic World theme park was closed, but now a volcano on Isla Nublar has become active and it’s threatening to wipe out the remaining dinosaurs. Owen Grady and Claire Dearing are re-united in an effort to save the creatures but find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that could threaten the entire planet.

Twenty-five years after Steven Spielberg shocked the world by reintroducing dinosaurs to our lives and inspiring millions of people to dream of becoming palaeontologist – before having those dreams shattered by the sight of a velociraptor in a kitchen – director J.A. Bayona finally leaves the island towards an uncertain but exciting future. Oh, and apparently raptors can cry, so there’s that.
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Chicken Run: a culture clash of two companies

Simon Brew Feb 21, 2018

The production of Chicken Run brought together two companies with very different styles...

It had been quite a journey from just off the M5 in Bristol, to Los Angeles and the Academy Awards. But for British animation company Aardman, it was a journey that was taken reasonably regularly. Nick Park, for his Creature Comforts and Wallace & Gromit short films, was collecting regular statuettes, and at the of writing, he has four on his mantelpiece.

The frequent awards attentions required equally frequent journeys to the States. And on one such visit, Park – along with Aardman co-founder Peter Lord, amongst others – found themselves in the company of both Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

It was the right coincidence at the right time. At this stage, Spielberg and Katzenberg had just set up their hugely ambitious new studio, DreamWorks Skg (along with David Geffen). Katzenberg was to head up the animation division,
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Review: James Horner A Life In Music at the Royal Albert Hall

Sean Wilson reviews the tribute concert in memory of the late Titanic composer…

It takes a special composer to stamp a singular and enduring personality over the films they score, but James Horner was that person. Tragically killed in a plane crash in 2015 Horner’s death was massive blow for the soundtrack industry, the loss of a musical titan who, although controversial, injected extraordinary amounts of heart, beauty and sincerity into his soundtracks.

Horner’s richly melodic approach was on fine display in the Royal Albert Hall tribute concert, A Life In Music, his extraordinary and multifaceted career more than done justice by London’s Cinematic Sinfonia orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus, all under the baton of reliable conductor Ludwig Wicki. The nuances of Horner’s music, from the galloping intricacy of the brass writing to the yearning, searching strings and poignant woodwinds, demanded a robust and vibrant live performance,
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Competition: Win a copy of ‘Monster Island’ on DVD

When young Lucas finds out he’s not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of the most popular kids at school! After unreasonably blaming his dad for keeping his identity a secret, the angry and embarrassed Lucas runs away from home.

His search for Monster Island and his real roots takes him on a fabulously scary journey that puts him face-to-face with more tentacles, fangs and far-out situations than he can shake one of his new wings at. Ultimately Lucas learns that being a freak, isn’t freaky – it means you’re a member of a brand new type of family, you can proudly call your own

Monster Island comes to Digital Download and VOD from 9th October and DVD 16th October. Courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, we have a copy of the film on DVD to give away.
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‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch

‘All Dogs Go to Heaven’ Has a Deleted Scene in Hell, and It’s Here to Ruin Your Childhood — Watch
Fans of “All Dogs Go to Heaven” might not recall a scene in which one of the gone-too-soon pooches descends into the fiery belly of hell and narrowly escapes taking up permanent residence among the other condemned souls. And that’s apparently for good reason, as the full sequence in question was cut. It’s made its way online, as all such things eventually do, and is now available to retroactively ruin your childhood on YouTube. Watch the entire uncut scene below if you dare.

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The film was directed by the underrated Don Bluth, who provided a darker alternative to Disney fare throughout the 1980s and ’90s: “The Secret of Nimh,” “An American Tail,” “The Land Before Time,” “Rock-a-Doodle,” “Anastasia.” This chthonic sequence, although found in low quality, finds canine hero Charlie B. Barkin (voiced by Burt Reynolds) sucked
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Rogue One, Lion, and More New Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in July

Ready to kick your Summer up a notch? Netflix has finally released the list of all the new titles coming this July, and it's pretty stacked. Whether you want to cry (Titanic), laugh (The Standups), or binge a new show until the sun comes up (might we suggest Ozark?), Netflix has you covered. Take a look at what's being added below. July 1 Titanic (Watch now!) The Originals season four (Watch now!) Free Willy (Watch now!) Disney's The Mighty Ducks (Watch now!) Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Watch now!) Capo "El amo del tunel" season one (Watch now!) El Barco season one (Watch now!) The Truth Is in the Stars (Watch now!) Deep Water season one (Watch now!) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Watch now!) Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang (Watch now!) Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (Watch now!) Liar's Dice (Watch now!) Offspring season six (Watch now!) Boat Trip (Watch now!) Mixed Signals (Watch now!
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Cult Of Chucky to Make World Premiere at Horror Channel FrightFest 2017

Horror fans will be reunited with their favorite Good Guys doll when Cult of Chucky is released on home media beginning October 3rd, but those attending Horror Channel's FrightFest 2017 can encounter the deadly doll on August 24th when the seventh film in the Child's Play franchise makes its world premiere:

Press Release: Back in the heart of London’s West End for its 18th ‘adults-only’ anniversary, the world renowned horror and fantasy film festival will take place at the Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema from Aug 24 - Aug 28 2017, taking over five screens to present 64 films including 20 World, 22 European and 18 UK Premieres. Fourteen countries are represented spanning five continents, reflecting the current global popularity of the genre.

The opening night attraction is the global premiere of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s criminally entertaining Cult Of Chucky, with writer and director Don Mancini and stars Jennifer Tilly and Fiona Dourif in attendance,
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Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)

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Netflix in July: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone (Photos)
Coming July 1: “Titanic” One of the best love stories of all time will soon be available to stream whenever you feel like you need a good cry. Wait… you do that too, right? Coming July 1: “Et: The Extra Terrestrial” Everyone’s favorite little alien will be phoning home this July. Coming July 1: “The Land Before Time” Millennials will be binging this beloved cartoon about kid dinosaurs Littlefoot, Ducky, Cera, Petrie and Spike. Coming July 4: “The Standups” Season 1 Netflix already has a slew of stand-up specials, but are breaking from their typical mold with “The Standups,” in
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Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in July 2017 Includes ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Punch-Drunk Love’

Netflix: Full List of Movies Arriving in July 2017 Includes ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Punch-Drunk Love’
Netflix has announced the list of films that will be available to stream in July. The list includes new never-before-seen original films, as well as documentaries, comedies, animated titles and some classic movies. Check out some of our favorite new offerings below, along with the complete list of all the new additions.

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1. “To the Bone” (available July 14)

Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut was a hit out of Sundance, where the Lily Collins-starring drama about eating disorders won over audiences for its nimble ability to tell a compelling dramatic story interspersed with well-earned humor. Sketched from Noxon’s own experiences with anorexia and bolstered by a star turn from the always-reliable Collins, the film is both important and entertaining, and it should be able to reach a very wide audience on the streaming platform. Do not miss it.

2. “Punch-Drunk Love” (available July 1)

Paul Thomas Anderson’s lauded 2002 romantic dramedy features Adam Sandler in one of his few “hey, this guy can really act!” roles and includes some of the auteur’s most indelible shots and richest observations about life and love. It’s a modern classic, and now it can be piped right into your home. I’m lookin’ at your Netflix queue and I just wanna smash it. I just wanna fuckin’ smash it with a sledgehammer and squeeze it. It’s so pretty.

3. “Chasing Coral” (available July 14)

Jeff Orlowski won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year for his newest feature, a stunning documentary about the fight to protect coral reefs from becoming extinct. Featuring breathtaking and distressing underwater footage, the movie puts into perspective just how endangered coral reefs are and tracks the effort to save them.

4. “Lion” (available July 9)

This heart-wrenching true story was an awards season juggernaut earlier this year, featuring stellar turns from Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Based on the unbelievable life of young Saroo Brierley, the feature follows his separation from his family and his startling trip back to them many years later, aided by — for real — Google Maps and his own indomitable heart. Bring tissues.

5. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (available July 18)

The very first standalone “Star Wars” spinoff follows a motley crew of rogues, criminals, rebels, and scallawags as they attempt to steal the plans to the monstrous Death Star in a bid to really just totally stick it to the Empire and Darth Vader. Knowing how it ends — they get them! and…some other stuff, too! — doesn’t dilute its tension and creativity, and it features a banger of an ensemble cast. Let this one tide you over before the next entry in the rapidly expanding movie universe.

6. “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (available July 1)

The early part of the month is heavy on kid-leaning classics, from “Free Willy” to “The Mighty Ducks,” but it’s hard to top the potency of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic. Gather the whole family around the TV and get heavy on the Reese’s Pieces, and enjoy one of the best films ever made about childhood, friendship, and letting go.

Here are the rest of the incoming films for this July:

Available July 1

Titanic

Free Willy

Disney’s The Mighty Ducks

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

The Truth Is in the Stars

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

The Invisible Guest (Contratiempo)

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion

Liar’s Dice

Boat Trip

Mixed Signals

Delicatessen

Caramel

Unriddle II

Unriddle

Emma

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Last Night

Out of Thin Air

The Longest Yard

Jackass: Number Two

Punch-Drunk Love

Are We There Yet?

Are We Done Yet?

The Land Before Time Dad

The Land Before Time II: The Great Valley Adventure

The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving

Here Alone

Spawn: The Movie

Code Name: The Cleaner

The Astronaut Farmer

Best in Show

Proof of Life

Matchstick Men

Taking Lives

Police Academy

Available July 3

Diamond Cartel

Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story

Available July 6

Speech & Debate

The Void

Butter

Available July 7

1 Mile to You (Life At These Speeds)

Available July 8

Bad Santa 2

Horse Dancer

Available July 9

Lion

Available July 14

To the Bone, Netflix Original

Chasing Coral, Netflix Original

Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, Netflix Original

Available July 17

Uncertain Glory

A Cowgirl’s Story

Available July 18

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Available July 22

Railroad Tigers

Available July 24

Victor

Available July 28

The Incredible Jessica James, Netflix Original

Available July 31

After The Reality

Checkpoint

Dark Night

Taking Earth

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Sing, E.T., and a special Looney Tunes presentation in our April Family Favourites!

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Sing, E.T., and a special Looney Tunes presentation in our April Family Favourites!Sing, E.T., and a special Looney Tunes presentation in our April Family Favourites!Jenny Bullough3/30/2017 10:00:00 Am Spring has sprung at last! We couldn’t be happier that warmer weather is finally here. And we couldn’t be more excited about the lineup of Family Favourites playing this month!! From recent hits like Sing to classics like E.T. and a very special theatrical showing of the greatest Looney Tunes cartoons of all time, at only 2.99 per ticket we might just spend every Saturday morning at the movies! April 1 – Looney Tunes Shorts A treat for kids and adults alike, Family Favourites presents A Looney Tunes Cartoon Celebration! Starring everyone’s favorite wascally wabbit and all his pals, don’t miss this opportunity to see classic cartoons like “One Froggy Evening”, “Rabbit Seasoning” and “Duck Dodgers in the
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Scandal Recap: Who Killed Frankie?

Scandal did the time warp (…again) on Thursday in order to unravel the big mystery of Season 6: Who killed President-elect Frankie Vargas?

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The short answer, as many fans suspected, is Rowan. But since Scandal has never been about short answers, let’s break this down step-by-agonizing-step:

During the election, Rowan reconnected with Sandra, an old flame from grad school who was heading up a high-profile new project at the Smithsonian. (Something about… fossils? Honestly, my knowledge of the prehistoric era is limited to Dinosaurs and The Land Before Time,
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Tremors 6 Begins Production with Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy

Tremors 6 Begins Production with Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy
Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids. Tremors 6 will be released on Blu-rayT, DVD and Digital HD in 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment.

"This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date. It takes the franchise's signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights."

Michael Gross (Family Ties, Tremors franchise) and Jamie Kennedy (The Cleveland Show, Scream franchise) return as Burt Gummer and Travis Welker, joined
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Production Now Underway on Tremors 6, Official Plot Details Revealed

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Back in September, Michael Gross revealed that Tremors 6 was moving forward with Burt Gummer and Jamie Kennedy's Travis Welker returning to go up against the Graboids. Today, Universal 1440 Entertainment announced that production is officially underway on Tremors 6 in South Africa, with the sequel slated to come out Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD in 2018.

You can check out the official synopsis and cast list for Tremors 6 below, and be sure to stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

Press Release: Universal City, California, February 16, 2017 – Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids.
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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Anatahan,’ ‘The King of Comedy,’ ‘Wavelength’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

The restoration of Josef von Sternberg’s Anatahan, about which more here, is now playing. Fellini’s Roma also shows on Friday.

Hitchcock, Lucas, and more are highlighted in a ’70s Universal series.

The Land Before Time plays on Saturday.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Martin Scorsese retro continues with The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver.
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Amblin Wants To Pull On All Your Heart Strings With 'Dan and Sam'

Amblin movies have always been about heart. The Goonies, E.T., Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, *batteries not included, The Land Before Time-- it doesn't matter what genre, it doesn't matter how unreal or how fantastical a film's premise, an Amblin movie always finds an emotional core to anchor everything.  That said, few Amblin movies have threatened to tug so directly on your heart strings as Dan and Sam. Steven Spielberg's studio has just snapped up the rights to the graphic novel, which is a love story about a couple whose life is going perfectly until Sam's surprise death. Apparently their love is so powerful, however, that it defies the afterlife, with Dan discovering that Sam can still visit him.  There's a catch...

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The Animals Of Farthing Wood's most traumatic deaths

Wil Jones Oct 25, 2016

The Walking Dead has nothing on The Animals Of Farthing Wood when it comes to traumatic deaths. Revisit if you dare...

Looking back at the media you loved as a kid and realising that there was loads flying over your head is a milestone of becoming an adult. Maybe it was the barely-concealed sexual innuendo of the pop songs you used to sing along to on the radio. Maybe it was the references to Alfred Hitchcock movies in The Simpsons. For me, it happened recently, when I suddenly realised how violent and generally depressing The Animals Of Farthing Wood was.

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The Animals Of Farthing Wood started out as a series of children’s novels written by English author Colin Dann,
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