Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos

There’s something about the need to repeatedly return to Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and and the chaos of Isla Nublar during the pandemic. I don’t know what it is about the films and the animated series that keeps drawing me back this year.  Maybe it’s my love of dinosaurs?  Or maybe it’s the fact that I’m so desperate for a vacation.  Outside of the shlep to Evanston for kosher food, I only go a quarter…

"Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and The Chaos"

Dads: Humorous Doc Celebrates Fatherhood

Dads is a humorous documentary that celebrates modern fatherhood and it marks the feature directorial debut of Bryce Dallas Howard. The apple does not fall far from the tree.  While we already knew acting ran in the family, directing does as well.  The film might be getting released now but it was filmed before Howard’s stint as a director of The Mandalorian.  Of course, she’s no strangers to movie sets with her father being Ron…

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Rocketman launches on Blu-ray, DVD

Fans of the Elton John musical fantasy can bring home Rocketman today on both Blu-ray and DVD with a massive amount of bonus content. For the lucky fans, there are limited quantities of the combo pack that will include a collectible booklet with a message from Sir Elton John.  As I wrote earlier this year for the theatrical release, the Oscar is going to be Taron Edgerton’s to lose. Synopsis Rocketman is an epic musical…

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Rocketman: Elton John Biopic Musical Crushes It

Rocketman offers everything that we want in a well-crafted biopic musical of Sir Elton John from the show-stopping numbers to the costume changes. The man that we know as Elton John (Taron Edgerton) was originally Reginald Dwight.  He would eventually tour around the world as a rock star.  This film shows that transformation albeit with somewhat of a fantasy aspect.  Even for being fantasy, the film clearly has a heart.  It’s grounded by way of…

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A Dog’s Way Home: Please Bring A Kleenex

While the dog doesn’t die in A Dog’s Way Home, you’ll want to bring along some Kleenex for all of the emotional moments in this film. If you’re a dog owner, you already know about the unconditional bond of love with your four-legged friend.  They come running to the door as soon as you come home because you mean so much to them.  We care about them so much that it hurts when we have…

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Raises The Stakes

Three years after the Indominus Rex caused chaos, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom raises the stakes with moral questions of ethical behavior. Bookended by Dr. Ian Malcolm in what amounts to an under-five minute cameo, the film is about what to do with these animals after geneticists have brought them back to life.  Leave it to Malcolm to give his piece of mind while testifying in front of a U.S. Senate committee–using dialogue that, for the…

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Upon Further Review: Jurassic World

With the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom this week, I decided to give Jurassic World a revisit. Fourteen years after the events of Jurassic Park 3, a new park has been up and running for ten years on Isla Nublar.  This is the same island in which Jurassic Park was introduced in 1993.  A lot has changed over the years since Jurassic Park graced the cinemas.  It’s enough that the screenplay manages to serve as…

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