2011 was the biggest year ever for sequels, with a record-breaking 27 scheduled to hit theaters. And while it’s too early to say exactly how many we can expect in 2012 and beyond, judging by posts like this one it seems safe to say that the trend won’t be dying down anytime soon. After the jump:

  • Entertainment Weekly unveils the first look at Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans
  • Sony registers domain names for the as-yet-unannounced Insidious 2
  • Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy says Jurassic Park 4 is still looking for “a great script”
  • Kennedy also says the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin could hit as early as Christmas 2014
  • Bradley Cooper reveals that The Hangover Part III could start shooting in L.A. in September

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We knew it was coming and now we know when. On October 25, the Jurassic Park trilogy will finally be released on Blu-ray with all new extras and more. After the jump, read the full press release which includes all the juicy details like gift sets, digital copies, 7.1 audio and brand new documentaries. This set looks sweet…even if it does include The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3.
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Six months ago, we ran an article saying that Jurassic Park would be coming to Blu-ray in 2011 and now Universal Pictures has confirmed that to be true. While no release date is set, Steven Spielberg‘s classic 1993 film (and its two inferior sequels) will come to the high definition format sometime before the holiday season. Check out possible box art, a Jaws release window and more after the jump. Read More »

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It’s Labor Day, folks, so instead of the normal pace of film news, we’re taking it a little bit easier than usual. The following is an editorial that has to do with the Jurassic Park series of films, so those expecting something relating to what’s going on in Hollywood right now should look elsewhere (i.e. skip this article). Otherwise, your thoughts are welcome in the comments! And of course, spoilers abound for the Jurassic Park movies..

On a recent episode of the /Filmcast, my colleague Adam Quigley mentioned in passing that Jurassic Park was his favorite movie of all time. I have fond memories of Spielberg’s 1993 film, but I hadn’t watched it since it had been on VHS (I still have a copy of that cassette on my shelf). To some degree, I actively avoided revisiting that film; I was scared the effects wouldn’t hold up and that my adult-self would not have the sense of child-like wonder I had way back when I first sat down to see the film in theaters. Perhaps seeing it in a new light, my memory of it would be forever tarnished, and I wanted to hold onto that memory, as it was a special one.
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