Film Reviews

Jurassic World facts and spoilers, first trailer released

Updated December 5, 2014. As you’ve probably heard by now, after more than a decade of being in development hell with rewrite after rewrite and no script achieving that oh so delicate balance of reboot and sequel that Universal Studios was shooting for, the fourth Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, will finally hit theaters on June 12, 2015. With Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) directing his first high-budget blockbuster, and Patrick Crowley and Frank Marshall (who contributed to the Indiana Jones and Back to the Future franchises, among many others) producing, Jurassic World will pick up twenty-two years after the events of the first film. Isla Nublar now hosts a functional, successful dinosaur theme park called Jurassic World, originally envisioned by the late...

Film Review: The Maze Runner, a dark epic blockbuster

I’ll admit it: Prior to the release of the film last week, I’d never even heard of James Dashner’s best-selling book (pub. 2007). So I wouldn’t have known that it spawned not one (2010), but two (2011) successful sequels and a series prequel (2012). I suppose The Hunger Games usurped my attention and The Maze Runner Trilogy, as it’s called, went unnoticed. It came as no surprise to many when the production rights were quickly bought up by 20th Century Fox and a film adaptation was made. Directed by visual effects artist Wes Ball in what seems to his directorial debut, the film showcases a lot of promising young talent, especially with Dylan O’Brien playing series protagonist Thomas. O’Brien is familiar to many as the...
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