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The Movie: Jurassic Park 3
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: It’s the third Jurassic Park movie. You know the deal: dumb humans go to the island, get eaten by dinosaurs. Also, there’s a scene where Sam Neill’s Alan Grant has a dream that a velociraptor says his name, and it rules.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Did you see what I just said above? There’s a talking raptor.
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This weekend brings Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom to theaters. And while it seems like there’s not much excitement surrounding the sequel, it’s still on track to have a big opening weekend somewhere between $130 million and $140 million. That may not be as big as the opening of Jurassic World, but that’s perfectly fine. At the very least we know this won’t be a disaster on par with what is probably the worst film in the franchise.
Jurassic Park 3 was released in 2001 in a desperate attempt to keep the franchise relevant. Instead, they threw out everything that made the first movie a classic and the second movie tolerable and turned it into an excuse to have dinosaurs chase after stupid characters and taint everything that came before it. Oh, and it has a fucking talking raptor in it. Read More »
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, take an extensive tour of the real locations used to shoot National Lampoon’s Vacation. Plus, learn about the long, troubled road to get Jurassic Park 3 off the ground in 2001, and see Stranger Things in a whole different light thanks to some bad lip reading. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
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 »
Posted on Monday, September 7th, 2009 by David Chen
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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