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There would’ve been no Jurassic Park without Jeff Goldblum‘s Dr. Ian Malcolm. Well, not really, but it’s certainly hard to imagine. As soon as the chaos mathematician stepped into frame with his tinted glasses, leather jacket, and addictively weird laugh, we all knew it was an icon in the making. And then when he bared his chest after getting attacked by a dinosaur, he cemented his place on thousands of teen girls’ bedroom walls.

But, according to Goldblum, the character almost didn’t make it into the movie. There’s no dinosaur more horrifying than that prospect.

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Jeff Goldblum Plays with Puppies

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, we shine a spotlight on Jeff Goldblum as he sits down for a career retrospective from his decades spent on the big screen. Plus, Goldblum talks about Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs while playing with puppies, and he talks about his sexy new Funko POP vinyl figure from Jurassic Park. Read More »

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(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is 25 this year, so let’s make sure we’re not crazy about still loving this one.)

The great film truant Ferris Bueller once said, “Life comes at you pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Of course, Ferris wasn’t being chased by a nine-ton T. Rex.

Some people measure their years by the changing of seasons, celebrations of wedding anniversaries (or divorces) or school being out for summer. Not me. Until recently, I chose to mark the passage of time by how many years it had been since the release of Jurassic Park.

I’m not sure quite how JP became my benchmark. I didn’t see it in the theater when it opened in 1993; I wasn’t that into dinosaurs, and my 6-year-old brother would have thrown an absolute shitfit if my parents had excluded him. That first viewing came a few years later, the same brother diving behind the couch every time a velociraptor or dilophosaurus came into view. I still haven’t watched it on the big screen.

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Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park Audition

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, and this past weekend, Saturday Night Live celebrated by uncovering a collection of never-before-seen auditions from a slew of talents back in 1992. Of course, these auditions feature talented cast members like Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson and host Bill Hader merely putting on their (mostly) best impressions of famous faces from 1992.

This collection of Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park auditions features a surprising number of names with hilarious impressions bringing them to life. They include Alan Alda, Jodie Foster, Hugh Grant, Wesley Snipes, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg and even Sinbad. But there are plenty more names you wouldn’t be expecting in a blockbuster movie like this, which is part of what makes this so damn funny. Read More »

Jurassic Park T-Rex Statue

Since science and technology has not yet allowed us to bring dinosaurs back to life (and likely never will), but you can have the next best thing thanks to a gorgeous new statue being produced by Chronicle Collectibles and Iron Studios.

Few on-screen creatures rival the terrifying presence of the tyrannosaurus rex from the original Jurassic Park. Between the sound of those footsteps, the power of that roar, and the hunger in those eyes, the carnivore might as well have been brought back to life in front of our very eyes for as real as she seemed. Now you can bring her home in the form of a tenth scale statue that looks positively stunning. Read More »

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Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club Artwork

Gallery 1988 always has outstanding pop culture artwork up their sleeve, and their latest exhibition has some of the most unique pieces we’ve seen in a long time.

Super Secret Fun Club is the latest artist to bring a new show to Gallery 1988, and with it comes a special focus on “Wax Packs and Card Backs.” What that means is that artists delivered some unique action figure style creations, an extensive series of film and television characters given the Garbage Pail Kids treatment, and some awesome enamel pins too.

Check out some of our favorite Gallery 1988 Super Secret Fun Club artwork and creations below. Read More »

Making of Jurassic Park Documentary

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, one of the most iconic blockbusters of the modern era. Having delivered state-of-the-art special effects with a team of technical wizards, everyone wanted to know how director Steven Spielberg was able to bring these extinct, larger than life creatures to back from the dead to make us believe in movie magic. Thankfully, a 49-minute documentary from 1995, narrated by James Earl Jones, goes behind the scenes to show us how it was accomplished. Read More »

Cool Stuff: Sexy Ian Malcolm is Now a Funko Pop

Ian Malcolm Funko Pop

The greatest Jeff Goldblum moment in movie history – where Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm poses like a glorious, sexy Renaissance painting in Jurassic Park – will soon be available to own in the palm of your hand. A new Sexy Ian Malcolm™ Funko Pop is coming your way. Life, uh, finds a way. See the glorious Jurassic Park Funko Pop below.

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Power Wheels Jurassic Park Jeep

All the coolest toys seem to be manufactured once you’re too old to play with them. Such is the case with an incredible new Fisher Price Power Wheels vehicle that Jurassic Park fans would have killed to drive around in back in 1993.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park this year, a special Power Wheels Jurassic Park Jeep is being released so kids (and adults small enough to fit in it) can outrun a tyrannosaurus rex, or at the very least the family dog. Get a look at this beautiful piece of machinery below. Read More »

Fake Theme Parks Art Show

While you may have enjoyed going to the likes of Disney World or Universal Studios, there are plenty of theme parks from the world of movies and television that we’ll unfortunately never get to visit. Thankfully, pop culture artist Chogrin has given us the next best thing buy curating a whole art show surrounding these places  we wish we could go.

Fake Theme Parks is a new exhibition coming to Gallery 1988 starting January 12, and as you might have guessed, it pays tribute to a variety of theme parks from the history of pop culture. Jurassic Park, Westworld, Itchy & Scratchy Land, Anatomy Park, Walley World, Pacific Playland, Dinosaur World and many more will all be honored in the Fake Theme Parks art show.

If you want an early sneak peek at some of the pieces, /Film has exclusively debuted some of the artwork below. Read More »