How Steven Spielberg Made Sure Jurassic Park’s Dinosaurs Never Became ‘Monsters’

The “Jurassic World” franchise concluded its second set of film trilogies with 2022’s “Jurassic World Dominion,” which was a massive disappointment for many reasons. For one, “Dominion” chose to sideline the fate of the dinosaurs in favor of some hackneyed, bizarre plot that dragged down the entire narrative. However, the film’s utter failure can be […]

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The Controversial ’70s TV Hit That Inspired Little Miss Sunshine

When “Little Miss Sunshine” arrived on the scene in 2006, nabbing both Academy Awards and the hearts of American audiences, it captured an era of mid-aughts indie filmmaking that was defined by quirky comedic dysfunction. From “Garden State” and “Napoleon Dynamite” before it, to “Juno” and “500 Days of Summer” after, the road trip movie […]

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How Universal Saved Vin Diesel’s Pitch Black From A Straight-To-Video Fate

PolyGram Filmed Entertainment might be a name you’re not entirely familiar with, but they actually had quite a few successful and iconic films under their belt. “An American Werewolf in London,” “Fargo,” “Dead Man Walking,” and countless others were among PolyGram’s output until the company finalized deals with MGM and Universal Pictures in 1998. MGM […]

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How A Fast & Furious Cameo Earned Vin Diesel The Rights To Riddick

Vin Diesel’s surprise appearance at the end of “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” was a bit of a mind-blower at the time. What was initially an unconnected entry in a series about street racing turned out to bridge previously existing characters within a shared universe, predating the “Iron Man” post-credits scene by two […]

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Maggie Smith Had A Scary Reputation On The Harry Potter Set

Dame Maggie Smith is one of the world’s most distinguished actresses — with an extensive career in theater and films, the 87-year-old veteran is highly respected for her incredible contributions to cinema. Smith’s role as Professor McGonagall in the eight-part “Harry Potter” film franchise catapulted her status from an accomplished English actress to an international […]

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Boyd Holbrook Praises Early ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Footage, Promises ‘Badass’ Movie

Next spring, 15 years after the polarizing “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” Harrison Ford will once again grace movie screens in his iconic fedora. The long awaited (but still untitled) “Indiana Jones 5” has been a passion project of Ford’s for years, and many fans can’t wait to see what director […]

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