by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, May 8th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:00 pm, May 8th, 2013
by Susana Polo | 11:24 am, May 3rd, 2013
Colin Trevorrow, the director who’s been brought on to the long, long gestating Jurassic Park IV to make a script Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver into another dinosaur movie that I will go see because dinosaurs, tweeted this picture recently, calling it “Nublar.” As a person who is wearing an Isla Nublar Research Team hoodie right now, I can tell you that Isla Nublar is the name of the island on which the main facility of Jurassic Park is located (as opposed to Isla Sorna, where the second and third movies took place).
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to integrate the idea of a fourth Jurassic Park movie into the “things that are happening” part of my brain. This may take some time.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 6:02 pm, April 20th, 2013
Mike O’Brien is at it again, but this time he’s roped one of my long-time Hollywood crushes into his 7 Minutes in Heaven routine - Jeff Goldblum. Beware: some serious flirting goes down in this episode.
by Susana Polo | 4:16 pm, April 10th, 2013
In Jurassic Park III (yes, Jurassic Park III, okay, I’ve seen it, and am not ashamed to say that I loved it, though certainly for no reasons that the makers of Jurassic Park III would have preferred*) one of the only smart things the characters do is to find a large abandoned boat, get it running, and sail it to the coast where they can hypothetically meet up with their military rescuers. See, the predators that are after them won’t be able to reach them in the middle of the river, and they can just coast on by all these calm, gentle herbivores in a nice montage of pseudo-John Williams music. The only threat to them on the water is, of course, Spinosaurus, the movie’s omnipotent murder machine with a satellite phone stuck in its guts.
So it’s a good thing, really, that science has come along to prove Jurassic Park III wrong, because there was absolutely nothing terrible about it before this revelation.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:45 pm, April 5th, 2013
Today is a wonderful day: The day Jurassic Park comes back to theaters. In 3D, but who cares about that part? I don’t want to make you jealous, but we at The Mary Sue are taking a field trip to a screening after work. It’s going to be awesome. Dinosaurs, hacker girls, and attractive Jeff Goldblums everywhere. So what better day to start the weekend than with Lucas Hausrath‘s video remix of Jurassic Park, starring none other than Dr. Malcolm himself?
Hold onto your butts.
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, April 3rd, 2013
I agree with what the Honest Trailer for the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park says about it being unnecessary. It is. And yet I do not care. If there’s a chance to see Jurassic Park on the big screen I’m going to take it, no matter how many dimensions it’s in.
And all the stuff about how the technology in the movie is hilariously outdated now is actually a positive. You have not known joy until you’ve been in a sold-out screening of people laughing at “It’s an interactive CD-ROM!,” not to mention cat-calling at Jeff Goldblum‘s shirtless, glistening torso and cheering when Lex goes into girl-hacker mode.
(via: /Film)READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:13 pm, March 27th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:44 pm, March 26th, 2013
The Stan Winston School of Character Arts has made us very happy by releasing behind-the-scenes videos of how the Jurassic Park dinosaurs were made. We saw a Raptor test, how a man fit inside a Raptor, and most recently, the Dilophosaurus. “It was the largest puppet we built that had absolutely no hydraulics in it. So it was weighty and a big challenge to get to move,” said lead Brachiosaurus artist Andy Schoneberg, “I got quite a workout on the jaw, making a big circular motion with this giant controller, getting everything moving and grinding properly.” Seriously, being next to one of their creations is the next best thing to being next to an actual dinosaur.
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:30 am, March 23rd, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 1:15 pm, March 11th, 2013
I will never get tired of watching behind-the-scenes dinosaur footage from Jurassic Park. Never. There’s a reason the special effects of that movie have aged so well, and that reason is puppets. The Stan Winston School, which made the dinos we all know and love so very much, previously released a video about the making of the Velociraptor. And now the spitting dinosaur (or Dilophosaurus, if we’ve being technical) that kills poor Nedry gets its turn in the spotlight.
Favorite part: “This is one of the coolest tongues I’ve ever done.”
(via: io9)READ MORE