Jurassic World’s New Trailer Teases ‘How to Screw Up a Dinosaur Movie’

In a world filled with gritty and dark action films, I was afraid we had seen the end of campy action flicks filled with terrible dialog and cringe-inducing one-liners. Jurassic World’s latest trailer, however, has proven that fear was misplaced.

22 years after the events of the first Jurassic Park film, it looks like Jurassic World will bring back yet another sequel of what made those earlier sequels so very “meh.”

The one saving grace may be Chris Pratt who plays a Velociraptor-Whisperer in the fight against the never-saw-it-coming escape of a genetically engineered super dinosaur.

Way to step out on a limb with something fresh Universal Pictures.

Jurassic World arrives in theaters on June 12, 2015.

Star Wars: Episode 7 Release Date Officially Set

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Disney has set Star Wars: Episode 7’s release date for December 18, 2015 with shooting planned to start next spring. Previous rumors suggested that Episode 7 might get pushed into the 2016 release calendar; however, word is that Disney put its foot down on a 2015 release date. With the December 18 date, J.J. Abrams and company slide in just inside those parameters.

Check out the full press release below. [Read more…]

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4-billion, Star Wars: Episode 7 Coming in 2015!

Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4-billion, Star Wars: Episode 7 Coming in 2015!

Boom.

Just like that, Disney shakes up the Star Wars universe and is taking over Lucasfilm for a whopping $4.05 billion, and is already set to bring the next generation of Star Wars films beginning in 2015 with Episode 7.

George Lucas’ statement on the deal:

For the past 35 years, one of my greatest pleasures has been to see Star Wars passed from one generation to the next. It’s now time for me to pass Star Wars on to a new generation of filmmakers. I’ve always believed that Star Wars could live beyond me, and I thought it was important to set up the transition during my lifetime. I’m confident that with Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy, [the current co-chair of Lucasfilm who will become president after the deal closes and report directly to Walt Disney Studios chair Alan Horn] and having a new home within the Disney organization, Star Wars will certainly live on and flourish for many generations to come. Disney’s reach and experience give Lucasfilm the opportunity to blaze new trails in film, television, interactive media, theme parks, live entertainment, and consumer products.