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Jurassic Park (1993) - Steven Spielberg

I was shocked at how much of an impact this film must have had on my psyche as a child – I remembered the scene with the kids in the kitchen as though I’d just seen it the day before. 38 more words


Escape Plan

Viewed – 24 March 2015  Blu-ray

I haven’t been that interested in this 80s action hero revival that began with The Expendables movies (the first one was bad enough) as I felt there was too much of a nudge-nudge wink-wink attitude going on, that seemed to poke fun at the stars I had once adored.  334 more words


One of the 5.7 million. And not particularly thrilled about it...

As I lounge on the couch pounding out these words on my keyboard, half-smoked Mayfair in hand and Sam Neill explaining the physics behind black holes providing a bit of background noise (Event Horizon. 1,090 more words


Restoration: Love in the Time of Bubonic Plague

“In 1660 Charles II was restored to the English Throne ending 11 years of Oliver Cromwell’s bleak Puritan rule. Thus began the age of Restoration. It was an era of scientific discovery, artistic exploration, and luxurious sensuality. 2,411 more words


Movie Character Caricature # 15 – Dr. Alan Grant (Jurassic Park)

In a few months it will be summer blockbuster season and Jurassic World will hit the theatres. From the previous movies, I always thought it would be exciting to go to a park and see dinosaurs roaming around. 191 more words


The Monstrosity Of Existence In John Carpenter's In The Mouth Of Madness

John Carpenter has always had a handle on the existential side of horror. More to the point, he knows that the imminence of death and the uncertainty of our senses are more universally dreadful than a knife-wielding maniac or a shape-shifting alien. 748 more words


Jurassic Park (1993) Review

As is often the case in my life, it’s been a rather slow and boring couple of weeks, the only ‘out of the box’ activity I have been a part of is watching a film released over 20 years ago… so as the innovator that I am, I figured I’d write a review about it! 822 more words