Jurassic World Dominion Is An Epic Thrill Ride

Jurassic World Dominion is an epic thrill ride and satisfying conclusion to the arc that started almost 30 years ago with Jurassic Park. While there are no mid-credits or post-credits scene, it’s worth it to stay through the credits because of everyone who worked on this film. Not only that but Michael Giacchino calls back a number of cues over the years and not just the classic John Williams themes. Over the years, I’ve come…

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Thor: Love and Thunder – Teaser Trailer Is Here

With just over two and a half months remaining before Thor: Love and Thunder hits theaters, Marvel released the teaser trailer. After months of waiting, I naturally assumed that Marvel would just attach it as a mid-credits or post-credits scene to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Alas, they went ahead and released it this week. There’s not much to see in the 1:30 trailer. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) works off the weight he put…

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The LEGO Movie: The Best Animated Film of 2014

Over eight years after its theatrical release, The LEGO Movie is a beautifully animated film that remains one of the best films of 2014. This film should have been nominated by the Academy for Best Animated Feature. Unfortunately, the Academy voters will have to live with this–among others–mistake. I love everything about this film from the humor to the music to the casting. What I love about the film is that it’s able to transcend…

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Jurassic World Dominion Trailer Makes Debut

Universal Pictures has released the Jurassic World Dominion trailer four months to the date before the Colin Trevorrow film is released. After stepping away from the director’s chair for Fallen Kingdom, Trevorrow is back to helm the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era. A number of dinosaurs make their return but, as the late John Hammond says in the opening narration, life has found a way. Featured dinosaurs in the trailer include Parasaurolophus and Therizinosaurus.…

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The Tomorrow War Would Make Will Smith Proud

The Tomorrow War might not star Will Smith but this sci-fi action film is in the same vein as previous Independence Day releases. As oddly as it sounds, The Tomorrow War is just the type of escapist entertainment we need coming out on the other side of the pandemic. Time travelers travel back in time from 2051 to disrupt a World Cup soccer game and give Earth an urgent message: a deadly alien species is…

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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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Onward: An Emotional And Magical Journey

Onward takes viewers on an emotional journey by way of the Lightfoot brothers in a world where magic has been long forgotten. Pixar has a way of making magic.  Sometimes, this magic comes by way of a world that’s long forgotten how to use it.  In this case, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt)–a pair of elves–attempt to bring their father, Wilden Lightfoot (Kyle Bornheimer), back if only for a day.  Unfortunately,…

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Moneyball: A New-School Approach to Baseball

Moneyball takes us into the front office by bringing a new school approach of utilizing sabermetrics in how the game of baseball is played. Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), a former baseball player, would go one to become one of the game’s greatest innovators.  It’s not sure yet as to whether he’ll eventually enter the Baseball Hall of Fame.  However, his legacy will live on by way of the sabermetric system as proven by what we…

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Avengers: Infinity War – The Road to Endgame

The stakes have never been higher with the release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Ten years in the making, it all culminates in this epic crossover of a film.  All of our favorite heroes in one film save for Hawkeye and Ant-Man–neither of which were one the poster.  With this large of a cast, it a was a question going into the film of how would they be able to handle the appearances of…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – The Road to Endgame

The Guardians of the Galaxy have returned in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a sequel that provides just as much action and fun as the first movie. The soundtrack for the sequel is provided by Awesome Mixtape #2.  This is the last gift that Meredith Quill (Laura Haddock) gave to her son, Peter (Chris Pratt), prior to dying in the first movie. For Peter Quill, he has never known who his father is.  Lo…

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