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Amazing Concept Art From the Jurassic Park Cartoon That Never Got Made

Back when the original Jurassic Park came out, all sorts of spin-off projects were in development. One of them was an animated series that artist William Stout did some early concept art for. Unlike the sequels we eventually got, the cartoon brought back everyone from Jurassic Park. » 8/19/15 11:00pm 8/19/15 11:00pm

The Good, Bad and Meh: Lessons From Mad Max, Terminator, and Jurassic World

There were three major attempts to resurrect old franchises this summer: Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys, and Jurassic World. One was a critical hit with modest commercial success, one was a failure at both, and the third was a greater commercial than critical success. What lessons can we learn from them? » 7/24/15 12:24pm 7/24/15 12:24pm

Jurassic World Is A Huge Mega-Hit, And That’s Terrible News For Movies

Jurassic World is now on track to beat the box office records of both Avengers films, and it has a shot at beating Avatar. This is terrible, awful news for anybody who loves movies. Not because Jurassic World is a horrible movie—it’s actually pretty fun. But because this means a lot more pandering sequels. » 6/22/15 2:51pm 6/22/15 2:51pm

Jurassic World Is All Park And No Bite

Despite an island’s worth of good intentions, Jurassic World is an uneven movie in a lot of ways. The human characters basically don’t work, the movie wallows in nostalgia, and the story is murky. But where it counts — beautiful dinosaur action! — this movie delivers enough to make us remember why we love these beasts. » 6/12/15 8:00am 6/12/15 8:00am

Jurassic World Director Talks About That Infamous Running-In-Heels Scene

Jurassic World, out tomorrow, is getting praise for its awesome dinosaur action. But it’s also getting a lot of criticism for its characters, especially the way it handles Bryce Dallas Howard. We talked to director Colin Trevorrow about how to make a monster movie in the Age of Sharktopus.
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Yes, Jurassic Park's Bad Dinosaur Science Still Matters

I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally… » 6/11/15 11:00am 6/11/15 11:00am

Spielberg Finds A Way: 9 Uncanny Facts About The Making Of Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park changed movies forever, with its utterly believable computer-generated dinosaurs. But did you know they were originally going to use claymation instead? Just in time for Jurassic World, we’ve dug up nine fascinating facts about the making of the original Jurassic Park. » 6/11/15 10:04am 6/11/15 10:04am

These Are the 10 Best Female Characters From Jurassic Park

With the release of Jurassic World just around the corner, we wanted to revisit the Steven Spielberg classic that started it all. 1993’s Jurassic Park has its share of great male characters (hello, Dr. Ian Malcolm!), but is most notable for its abundance of female roles. Below is our list of the 10 best female… » 6/09/15 2:58pm 6/09/15 2:58pm

What If Biosyn Had Succeed With Their Plans?

It’s a dark and stormy night as Nedry drives furiously to the docks. Beside him are 30 dinosaur embryos, which he stole from his employers InGen to give to their rival geneticist company Biosyn for $1.5 million. However, he loses himself in the storm and for a second, all seems lost. But fortunately for him, he finds… » 6/08/15 11:42am 6/08/15 11:42am

10 Reasons The Velociraptors Are The True Stars of The Jurassic Trilogy

Everybody loves Jeff Goldblum. And the T-Rex’s roar and water ripple in Jurassic Park are iconic for good reason. But there’s only one true star of the Jurassic trilogy: the Velociraptors. They’re the best villains, and what the stupid people in the park should fear most of all. Here are 10 reasons that Velociraptors… » 6/05/15 11:04am 6/05/15 11:04am

The Original Jurassic World Screenplay Would Have Been "A Bad Movie"

Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) was hired to direct Jurassic World without being allowed to see the screenplay first. And when he finally saw the screenplay, he didn’t understand it. He says that he warned Steven Spielberg, “if I direct this screenplay, it’s going to be a bad movie.” » 6/04/15 12:28pm 6/04/15 12:28pm

You KNOW You Want An Evening Of Erotic Jurassic Park Fan Fiction!

Don’t even try to deny it. There’s a void in your life that can only be filled by hearing erotic tales about the characters in Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, written by brilliant authors and read by the amazing Baruch Porras-Hernandez. And now, if you’re in San Francisco, you can get your wish.
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