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The Bad ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies: ‘The Lost World’ (1997), ‘Jurassic Park III’ (2001), & ‘Fallen Kingdom’ (2018)

Directed by: Steven Spielberg [LW], Joe Johnston [JP3], J. A. Bayona [FK] ||┬áProduced by: Gerald R. Molen, Collin Wilson [LW], Kathleen Kennedy, Larry Franco [JP3], Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley, Belen Atienza [FK] Screenplay by: David Koepp [LW], Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor [JP3], Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow [FK] || Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, … Continue reading

‘The Predator’ (2018): A Franchise Implosion

Directed by: Shane Black || Produced by: John Davis Screenplay by: Fred Dekker, Shane Black || Starring: Boyd Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Thomas Jane, Alfie Allen, Sterling K. Brown, Augusto Augilera, Yvonne Strahovski, Jake Busey Music by: Henry Jackman || Cinematography: Larry Fong || Edited by: Harry B. Miller III, … Continue reading

‘Inception’ (2010): Christopher Nolan’s Most Self-Indulgent Picture, Yet

Directed by: Christopher Nolan || Produced by: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Christopher Nolan || Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine Music by: Hans Zimmer || Cinematography: Wally Pfister || Edited by: Lee Smith || Country: United States, United Kingdom || … Continue reading

‘Pitch Black’ (2000): The Definition of an Antihero

Directed by: David Twohy || Produced by: Tom Engelman Screenplay by: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat, David Twohy || Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Claudia Black, Rhiana Griffith, John Moore, Simon Burke Music by: Graeme Revell || Cinematography: David Eggby || Edited by: Rick Shaine || Country: United States || … Continue reading

To Defend or Not to Defend The Matrix Sequels?

One of the more divisive, underwhelming followups to a landmark Hollywood trendsetter was the 2003 two-part sequel to the original Matrix (1999). The first Matrix remains one of the defining science-fiction action films of new millennium cinema, holding up to this day as a thinking-man’s high-concept, big-budget genre film, and arguably the most original mainstream … Continue reading

‘Annihilation’ (2018): New Age Biopunk

Directed by: Alex Garland || Produced by: Scott Rudin, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich, Eli Bush Screenplay by: Alex Garland || Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny, Oscar Isaac, Benedict Wong, David Gyasi Music by: Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow || Cinematography: Rob Hardy || Edited by: Barney Pilling || Country: … Continue reading

‘The Shape of Water’ (2017): Guillermo del Toro Gets Romantic

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro || Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale Screenplay by: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor || Starring: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Lauren Lee Smith, Nick Searcy, David Hewlett Music by: Alexandre Desplat || Cinematography: Dan Laustsen || Edited by: Sidney Wolinksy … Continue reading

‘Blade Runner’ (1982) & ‘Blade Runner 2049’ (2017): Double Review

Directed by: Ridley Scott [BR], Denis Villeneuve [2049]: Produced by: Michael Deeley [BR], Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, Cynthia Sikes Yorkin [2049] Screenplay by: Hampton Fancher [BR, 2049], David Peoples [BR], Michael Green [2049] || Starring: Harrison Ford [BR, 2049], Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William … Continue reading

‘Looper’ (2012): An Original Sci-Fi Crime Drama Worth Celebrating

Directed by: Rian Johnson || Produced by: Ram Bergman, James D. Stern Screenplay by: Rian Johnson || Starring: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Pierce Gagnon, Summer Qing, Tracie Thomas, Garret Dillahunt, Nick Gomez Music by: Nathan Johnson || Cinematography: Steve Yedlin || Edited by: Bob Ducsay … Continue reading

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ (2017): The Decade’s Best Franchise Concludes

Directed by: Matt Reeves || Produced by: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver Screenplay by: Mark Bomback, Matt Reeves || Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary, Ty Olsson, Sara Canning, Amiah Miller, Gabriel Chavarria Music by: Michael Giacchino || Cinematography: Michael Seresin || Edited by: William Hoy, Stan … Continue reading