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…

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Full Metal Jacket Arrives on 4K Ultra HD

Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War classic, Full Metal Jacket, arrives on 4K Ultra HD over three decades after its theatrical release. While a recluse at home, Kubrick is also one of the all-time greats behind the camera.  It shows through in films such as Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Spartacus to name a few.  Full Metal Jacket is certainly no exception.  Kubrick works the camera as only he can. The 4K remaster is…

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Men in Black: A Sci-Fi Classic

Men in Black is the rare breed of a sci-fi blockbuster that film audiences don’t really get the opportunity to see anymore in theaters. The gist of Men in Black is that there is a secret government agency protecting us from intergalactic threats.  After making contact in 1961, MIB would allow alien refugees to live in New York City.  It’s not quite as simple as this.  We’re quickly introduced to Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones)…

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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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