The Jurassic Park Series (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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In what is undoubtedly our longest episode to date, we decided (against our better judgment) to revisit all five movie in the Jurassic series, from the original Jurassic Park all the way to the newly released Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we dissect the few successes and many failures of the series thus far, all the while pondering how this franchise manages to continue, and how the hell it got to the point it’s at today. Needless to say, we have plenty of agreements, disagreements, and insights along the way, and at the end of the show we give our individual pitches for where we’d like the franchise to go.

Hosted by Sam Noland, Jason Read, and Anthony Battaglia!

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Cinemaholics Review: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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This week on Cinemaholics, I’m joined by special guest Jake Holland and my co-host Will Ashton to review Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Is the “fallen kingdom” in question the state of the Jurassic Park franchise at this point? Well, according to the box office, definitely not. We had a great conversation about the series as a whole and leading up to this new film from J.A. Bayona, and we’ve even included a brief section for spoilers (with fair warning of course).

We opened this week’s show with some Off-Topics, including a rundown of Incredibles 2 breaking all kinds of box office records, plus how Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s utter failure at the box office has reportedly led to Disney and Lucasfilm putting future standalone Star Wars movies on hold. We also get into a fascinating segment about Gotti, which includes everything from a marketing campaign targeted at film critics to some seriously shady number crunching going on at Rotten Tomatoes. You’ll have to hear this one to believe it.

Last, we get into Mini Reviews as usual, but only a few this week. I give my thoughts on Luke Cage Season 2, which just dropped on Netflix, as well as the new romantic comedy Set It Up. And Will finally saw Thoroughbreds, one of my favorites of 2018.

Question for you: Aside from the original, which is your favorite Jurassic Park movie?

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Bad News: Fan Theories are Destroying Movie Discussion

Sorry, everyone. It turns out we have to ditch enjoying our entertainment a certain way because the managing editor of Movie Mezzanine thinks they are, and this is a direct quote, “truly toxic.” Alright. Let’s do this. In his latest editorial, titled “Why Fan Theories are Destroying Film Discourse,” film critic

My Top 10 Movies of Summer 2015

Back in May, I shared my top 10 movies of 2015 as of January through May. This included movies that came out over the winter and spring, including early summer hits like Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mad Max, and other well-liked films I’ve already highlighted. Well, we’re about 35 weeks into 2015, and

PODCAST: Jurassic World, Movies That Defined Our Childhood

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This week on the podcast, we review Jurassic World, answer your feedback from last week, and then discuss the Top 5 movies that defined our childhood. Considering we’re all different ages, the results may vary.

Of course, we covered tons of movie news, trailers, and speculation you may have missed this week, and our Netflix Recommendation of the Week has been signed, sealed, and Adonis’ed.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What is the movie that defined YOUR childhood? Let us know in the comments or hit us up on Twitter: @NowConspiring

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Review: ‘Jurassic World’ Spared No Expense

Jurassic World is the fourth movie in the overall Jurassic Park franchise that kicked off 22 years ago. We’ve been waiting 14 years for a new movie, but does this return to Isla Nubar satisfy? Turns out, it really does. Jurassic World is a ton of a fun, and I had a blast watching it.

First Official Trailer For Jurassic World (Compared With The First Ever Trailer of Jurassic Park)

There’s something haunting about watching this trailer and seeing this park be open — 20 years after seeing the movie as a kid.