Star Wars Toys - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, get a close look at the visual effects that went into the last couple episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, specifically the battles with the Night King ans his massive army. Plus, check out a report on the evolution of Star Wars toys over the decades, and learn about a wild Jurassic Park fan theory that actually makes sense when you think about it. Read More »

/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

/Answers: The Best Steven Spielberg Scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the upcoming re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite scene from a Steven Spielberg movie?”

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Jurassic Park T-Rex Statue

We have a T-Rex!

In fact, you can have a T-Rex from Jurassic Park as well if you happen to have a stack of cash lying around to spend on a fifth scale statue of the dinosaur from Steven Spielberg’s modern classic.

Chronicle Collectibles is releasing the latest in their line of Jurassic Park statues for pre-order today, and it’s a gigantic statue of the Tyrannosaurus Rex from the original movie. This was one of the many items on display at San Diego Comic-Con in July, and now you can pre-order it today. Get a closer look at the Jurassic Park T-Rex statue below. Read More »

Jurassic World Evolution Video Game

Ever since Jurassic Park arrived in 1993, people have wanted to see a theme park with real dinosaurs, despite the fact that it would likely go catastrophically wrong at some point. There’s just something about the possibility of seeing dinosaurs in real life that makes people throw caution to the wind.

Now you’ll get a chance to build your own Jurassic Park without endangering the lives of anyone except little digital people inside your computer. A video game called Jurassic World Evolution was just announced at the Gamescom exhibition, and it appears to be a world building game, not unlike Roller Coaster Tycoon or Sim City, where you build your own Jurassic Park and have to keep the dinosaurs contained and the patrons happy. You can get a sneak peek at the game with a trailer below. Read More »

Jurassic Park Dinosaurs Mash-Up

If you didn’t live through the 1990s, then you might not know that there was an inexplicably popular sitcom on ABC called Dinosaurs. Featuring actors in big rubber suits, the series was your average sitcom, but it just so happened to follow a family of walking, talking dinosaurs living during a time when Pangea was still a thing.

Now illustrator Jen Lewis has given Dinosaurs the upgrade it deserves by making the family of prehistoric beasts part of Steven Spielberg’s modern classic Jurassic Park. Earl Sinclair (the father), Fran Sinclair (the mother and Earl’s wife), their three children (son Robbie, daughter Charlene, and Baby Sinclair) and even Fran’s mother, Ethyl are all dinosaurs in the theme park. Plus, the show’s opening credits even get an amusing makeover.

Let the Jurassic Park Dinosaurs mash-up make your dreams come true below. Read More »

ian malcolm in jurassic world 2

This weekend has not been kind to Colin Trevorrow, whose passion project The Book of Henry was lambasted by critics and put the goodwill surrounding him as the choice to direct Star Wars: Episode 9 at risk.

But people still kinda liked Jurassic World, so the sequel that he co-wrote and produced will be anticipated nonetheless. A major part of that anticipation can be credited to the return of Jeff Goldblum as chaos theory mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm, and Trevorrow recently discussed what fans can expect in that department.

Find out more about Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic World 2 below.

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about the scariest movie scenes of all time. We then opened the floor to our readers: what movie scene scared you more than any other? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question, in honor of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, who is your favorite film or TV pirate and why? Yes, this can include space pirates. Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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board games for movie fans

(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)

In this edition of Cardboard Cinema, we’ll be taking a look at a slew of upcoming board games that will surely have something to offer movie fans: a new miniatures war game inspired by Game of Thrones, a cooperative action game based on the Rambo movies, a card game set in the world of Scott Pilgrim, a board game that might as well be a Jurassic Park game, and a pen and paper RPG based on the comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer.

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jeff goldblum thor ragnarok

The best thing about reading a Jeff Goldblum interview is that it’s so explicitly Goldblum that you can practically hear him talking and guffawing in your ear.

More so than the tidbits he teases about Thor: Ragnarok his first venture into superhero territory or the fact that he’s returning to the dinosaur franchise that he helped make famous as Dr. Ian Malcolm, are the hilarious Goldblum-esque quirks throughout this new interview. He calls the Jurassic Park series “dino-entertainment!” He rates directors on a scale of himself! It’s fortuitous that Ragnarok director Taika Waititi told Goldblum to be as Goldblum as possible in his portrayal of the Grandmaster. I hope he never changes.

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jurassic world 2 photo

Just like how you need to break a few eggs to make an omelet, Colin Trevorrow knows you need to smuggle out a few dinosaur eggs to make a sequel.

In a cryptic new photo from Jurassic World 2, Trevorrow — who yields the director’s chair this time around to A Monster CallsJ. A. Bayona — teases a picture of dinosaur eggs in an incubator waiting to hatch, in an eerie parallel to the classic scene in the lab from the original Jurassic Park.

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