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On the surface, Steven Spielberg’s 1993 double-header of Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List have nothing obvious in common. How could anyone make connections between a thrill-a-minute popcorn blockbuster about rampaging dinosaurs and a deeply personal historical tome about the horrors of the Holocaust?
I still have vivid memories of seeing this movie in theaters when I was a kid. That's why I went to see Jurassic Park at a revival screening last fall, to see it if held up on the big screen 20 years later. It absolutely did, proving still frightening, fun and deeply satisfying. Having watched the T-rex scenes and horrifying raptor sequences in its original 2D, made me freshly intrigued for what 3D could add to this stupendous viewing experience. So, when I went to see Jurassic Park 3D for this column, I paid attention solely to how 3D was employed.
The new Jurassic Park motion poster serves as a nice little teaser for Jurassic Park's anticipated return to the big screen with its 3D makeover, and follows the previously released poster Dinosaurs in 3D! It's happening next month. And in addition to driving us straight at a roaring T-Rex, the teaser gives us a sample of the film's excellent score, reminding us that Jurassic Park 3D may not only be a feast for the eyes, but for the ears as well.
Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is an undeniable classic. Not only was the film a true phenomenon when it was first released – making nearly a billion dollars worldwide as a critical hit – it has aged marvelously with effects that look as good as ever. The same things, sadly, can’t be said about the franchise as a whole.
The biggest news of 2012 was that the Star Wars universe was returning to cinemas with Episodes VII, VIII, and IX. And while 2013 is still very young, we already have the biggest story of the year right now.
Talk of a Jurassic Park 4 remains in the air, but while that still gets settled, we'll all get the chance to revisit the timeless original in theaters. Sure, it requires those cumbersome 3D glasses, but no matter how ineffective this latest 3D conversion is, the chance to feel those T-Rex footsteps inside a theater ought to be worth the ticket
Steven Spielberg is having a really good fall. In October we saw the release of the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial; the filmmaker's latest project, Lincoln, will be arriving in select cities this weekend before expanding nationwide next weekend; he managed to get A-lister Chris Hemsworth to star in his sci-fi action film Robopocalypse...
Jurassic Park is famous for its groundbreaking blend of CGI and animatronic effects, creating terrifying robots both though good old-fashioned creature building and some of the earliest CGI in feature films, to the point that, at the time, nobody could tell the difference. But the film's scariest creatures, the velociraptors, were partly made using some of the oldest special effects in the movie business: guys in rubber suits
Though Robert Stromberg has won an Oscar and worked with the likes of James Cameron, Tim Burton and Paul Thomas Anderson, he's currently embarking on what's likely the biggest challenge of his career. Not only is Stromberg stepping behind the camera as a director for the first time, but he's doing so on Maleficent
James Cameron is well known as the one true king of blockbusters. Not only is he the only director to ever have a movie make more than $2 billion at the international box office, he's done it twice with Avatar and Titanic. Not too far down on the all time world wide box office grosses list, however, standing at number 22, is Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. What you may not know is that JP was almost a James Cameron movie too.
Since learning that Universal was putting Rise of the Planet of the Apes' scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to the task of penning the script for the planned Jurassic Park IV, I can't help but wonder if motion capture might not be incorporated in the production of this anticipated sequel. And if so, is it too soon to start petitioning for Andy Serkis to play the role of a dinosaur?
Like a lot of people my age, I clearly remember seeing Jurassic Park in theaters, one of the first PG-13 movies I ever saw, and being completely enraptured. Who wouldn't want to repeat that experience?
Dozens of times a year, and this is no exaggeration, I compare effects in current films to Jurassic Park, more often than not saying in a fit of rage, “If JP did this good a job 20 years ago, why don’t these effects look up to par?!” Look at the 1993 release of Jurassic Park and compare it to films like G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra, which was made for almost $100 million more, and try not to be infuriated by the film makers’ laziness.
The Jurassic Park trilogy is set to be released on Blu-ray next week, which will give fans of the films the opportunity to purchase (or re-purchase) the movies and dive head first into a giant pile of special features focusing on the making of the films. Read on if you’d like an early look at one of the special features set to be included on the set.
Yesterday we brought you the details of the upcoming Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy that's coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 25th. Now Universal Studios Home Entertainment has thrown open the cages and loosed a trailer for the set. It's got all your favorites: dinosaurs roaring, dinosaurs chasing people, dinosaurs attempting to eat people, and Jeff Goldblum being put off by the whole situation. Welcome...to Jurassic Park.
There were rumors earlier this month that we would soon be hearing an official announcement of the Jurassic Park trilogy coming to Blu-ray, and today that word has come. Universal Studios Home Entertainment has set an October 25th street date for the Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy, which will package Blu-ray versions of all three films and more than two hours of new bonus features.
Universal has confirmed that the Jurassic Park trilogy will be coming to Blu-ray later this year. There is no official street date or info on the set's contents yet, but it is slated to arrive in time for the holidays.
This weekend Denzel Washington shows up in theaters as the lead in a movie called Unstoppable, about a train which is anything but. You know he'll eventually stop it in the end, and even if he didn't, eventually
In an interview with BoxOffice.com, Johnston was asked point blank to give some details about First Avenger that we haven't already heard. Rather than simply dole out a boring block quote
In a recent interview, The Wolfman director Joe Johnston, also the director of Jurassic Park 3, talks about the potential fourth film. After chatting about the longevity of the first film in terms of effects