Jake Johnson Fallen Kingdom

Say what you will about Jurassic World, one of the highlights of the film was Jake Johnson‘s character Lowery (and his interactions with Lauren Lapkus‘ character Vivian). Johnson’s character didn’t return for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but at one point, there was a chance the character could’ve had a part to play in the recently-released sequel.

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Ready Player One The Shining scene

One of the most memorable scenes in Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One involves a stunningly accurate recreation of the Overlook Hotel from Stanley Kubrick‘s The Shining. Now, Spielberg himself is providing some insight in to the scene, including a very personal connection.

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Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • Don’t expect to see Super Size Me 2 anytime soon (even though one of the film’s subjects would like you to).
  • J.A. Bayona reveals why he dropped out of World War Z 2.
  • Terry Crews says he won’t be in Expendables 4 due to threats from the film’s producer.
  • Natalie Portman is down for a V for Vendetta sequel.
  • Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy announce It Chapter 2 production.
  • A new poster for The First Purge.
  • The Sicario 2 director reveals why he didn’t consult with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve.
  • Jon Kasdan confirms he’s writing Indiana Jones 5.
  • Platinum Dunes insists they want to make more Friday the 13th films.
  • Jumanji 3 will probably begin filming next year.

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The House With a Clock in Its Walls Trailer

A new House with a Clock in Its Walls trailer is here, and it’s full of charming, spooky fun. The adaptation of John Bellairs‘ book hails from filmmaker Eli Roth, and stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett. Watch The House With a Clock in Its Walls trailer below.

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fallen kingdom behind the scenes

Rather than just let CGI and acting do all the heavy-lifting, the production team behind Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom went ahead and built a functioning roller coaster to create one of the film’s major action set pieces. The Fallen Kingdom behind-the-scenes video below highlights how the roller coaster was used to create some movie magic.

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fallen kingdom trailers

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a few big surprises. But perhaps the biggest surprise was the revelation that trailers and TV spots spoiled the ending of the film. This was ultimately a marketing department decision, and it definitely did not sit well with the Fallen Kingdom filmmakers.

Major spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom follow.

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fallen kingdom spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.)

Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The fifth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise, and the follow-up to 2015’s Jurassic World, doubles-down on all the elements that made the previous film unpleasant, while adding a few twists and turns. Director J.A. Bayona does his absolute best to breathe life into this weak, rushed story. But a few stellar visuals aren’t enough to rescue this film from itself.

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Arachnophobia Revisited

In the annals of genre cinema, Arachnophobia is a slightly strange case. The feature directorial debut of Frank Marshall – co-founder of Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy – it arrived in theaters on July 18th, 1990, as the first title released beneath Disney’s Hollywood Pictures banner, which was founded so the studio could unveil more adult-oriented fare. Arachnophobia received solid reviews, was a modest box office hit – placing #3 behind Ghost and Die Harder before raking in $55 million total on a budget of $22 mil – and became a VHS staple for an entire generation of ‘90s kids. Ask most folks in their mid-30s these days, and they can cite whole scenes involving the picture’s practically rendered poisonous arachnids that scared the bejeezus out of them, doing for popcorn bowls what Psycho did for showers.

Still – thanks to format changeovers and market demand – Arachnophobia has also become something of home video relic. There’s an OOP bargain bin Blu-ray you can snag for a few bucks on Amazon, and a decent HD stream available at the same mega retailer. Nevertheless, its omnipresence somehow seemed to skip a generation, remaining in those Gen Xers’ nightmares, while the other scary classics Marshall produced with Spielberg (namely: Poltergeist and Gremlins) endured and solidified themselves in the Millennial pop culture vernacular. Perhaps it was simply due to iconography, as ghostly girls and green demons were burned into memory much easier than simple spiders. Or maybe the title of the film itself became an odd bit of self-fulfilling prophecy, as legions of potential movie-watchers steered clear since spiders creep people out on the regular during their everyday existences.

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Fallen Kingdom Box Office

The Jurassic franchise will continue to roar at the box office when Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in the U.S. this weekend. The blockbuster sequel is tracking for a strong opening weekend…although not quite as strong as monster-hit Jurassic World.

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Jurassic World Without Special Effects

Ever wonder what a big special-effects driven blockbuster might look like before the effects get added? Wonder no more! A video showcasing Jurassic World without visual effects is here to make you feel awkward!

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