Jurassic Park still holds up. It’s an excellent movie that’s still fun to watch, the dinosaurs are still scary as hell, and the visual effects still look spectacular. How is that possible? Even though Jurassic Park changed the way films use visual effects, the restraint it used with its own effects is what has made it…
So far for Senior Week, we’ve already well established that I’m a freak. Cold Han Solo, waiting in lines for hours, but this is where I go over the edge. The fact that, as a compulsive poster collector, I have more posters in my flat file than I have on my walls. So I figured it was time to give some of those posters…
Swiss Army Man opened in limited release last weekend and expands on Friday. And when that happens, we’re no longer going to refer to it as the “farting corpse movie.” It’s so much more than that. It’s a revelation, in a way, and one of the reasons is hinted at in this new clip.
For those doubting the veracity of the giant fucking gator that traipsed across a Florida golf course earlier this week, behold: Another video of that giant fucking gator.
Remember that annoying bastard of a dinosaur from Jurassic Park that sprayed his face open and spewed out poison at people? Yeah, that damn Dilophosaur terrified me as a kid. Actually, I’m still scared of it. So if I saw this frilled-neck lizard chasing me down like this, I’d totally lose it. This little lizard prick…
Earlier this week, we learned that Jurassic World’s sequel will be directed by J.A. Bayona, who’s The Impossible, The Orphanage, and A Monster Calls, and that it probably won’t be called Jurassic World 2.
When Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow signed on to make Star Wars: Episode IX, it was obvious he couldn’t do two blockbusters sequels. Now, after months of unconfirmed rumors, the director for Jurassic World 2 has officially been announced: J.A. Bayona.
Quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite movies. If you can spout off a one-liner from a movie, odds are it has a special place in your heart, and that belief drives an awesome looking new art show in Los Angeles this weekend.
Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw Jurassic Park? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a comfy theater chair. Imagine finding yourself coming face to face with what looks like a real dinosaur in a deserted parking garage. If you don’t have a heart attack, you’ll still have to find…
The first things people are supposed to notice in Jurassic Park are, obviously, the dinosaurs. But what would you be left with if you took the T-Rex out? Some sweeping vistas and people getting very emotional about trees.
Jurassic Park is a wondrous movie. The music, the visuals, the ideas—all of it comes together to make something totally striking and memorable. Not only has it endured for decades, it just keeps going. And a pair of new posters by superstar artist Kilian Eng capture that feeling.
We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.
If you guys didn’t know, the dinosaurs aren’t real in Jurassic World. Sorry. As for the rest of the movie née money printing nostalgia machine that didn’t have half the soul of the original, not much of it was real either. Here’s how ILM pulled off the visual effects in Jurassic World, you can see the tricks they…
These are the work of Jesse Bray, whose portraits of famous pop culture characters have just enough geometry to them to be interesting but aren’t completely abstracted.
This was a pretty good year for pop culture, but there were some terrible misfires along the way. Including some stuff that we’d all had high hopes for. But what was the biggest pop-culture letdown of the year for you?
Artist Joey Jacks has set himself a challenge: Every day this month, he’s posting a bit of fan art. His pen-and-ink style is full of humor, and each drawing is jam-packed with the kind of deal only fans can really appreciate.
Digging Deeper has impressed us before with some interesting analysis on Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and now, they’ve gone and taken an in depth look at The Lost World, making us look at it in a bit of a different light.
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood science-fiction movie. An alien species is dying. Their only hope is for a brood of artificially fertilised eggs created from the preserved DNA of some of the last survivors to be brought back to life in a future world where (hopefully) conditions are better suited to them.
There were so many callbacks to the first Jurassic Park movie in this year’s sequel Jurassic World, it was practically a remake. Don’t believe me? Check out this collection of the many, many World scenes which channeled specific moments from the original Park.