May 8, 2013 |
Hey dinosaur fans: You're going to have to wait a bit longer to see some new creatures from the paleolithic era storm your theaters. Universal Pictures said Wednesday it has postponed its release date on "Jurassic Park 4," which had been set for June 2014. "Jurassic Park 4" is the second installment in the series to be made by someone other than Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films. Production on the movie, which is being directed by Colin Trevorrow, the helmer of last year's indie hit "Safety Not Guaranteed," was supposed to begin this summer.
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May 7, 2013 |
Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation legend whose work on "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," "Jason and the Argonauts" and other science fiction and fantasy film classics made him a cult figure who inspired later generations of filmmakers and special-effects artists, has died. He was 92. Harryhausen died Tuesday in London, where he had lived for decades. His death was confirmed by Kenneth Kleinberg, his longtime legal representative in the United States. In the pre-computer-generated-imagery era in which he worked, Harryhausen used the painstaking process of making slight adjustments to the position of his three-dimensional, ball-and-socket-jointed scale models and then shooting them frame-by-frame to create the illusion of movement.
April 7, 2013 |
"Evil Dead" sucked the life out of the competition at the box office this weekend, leaving its rivals as casualties while claiming No. 1. The fourth entry in the horror franchise debuted with a healthy $26 million, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience polling indicated that the scary film would be in a tight race with holdover "G.I. Joe: Retaliation. " But "Evil Dead" ended up beating the big-budget action flick, which collected $21.1 million during its second weekend in theaters.
April 4, 2013 |
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" could be demonized by "Evil Dead" at the box office this weekend as the horror film aims to possess No. 1. After debuting with $40.5 million, the action sequel will likely take in an additional $20 million during its second weekend in theaters, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. That will put the film in a tight race for the top spot against "Evil Dead," which is poised to start off with a solid sum of between $20 million and $25 million.
March 31, 2013 |
The blockbuster Steven Spielberg movie "Jurassic Park," being re-released in 3-D on April 5, wouldn't be the same place without paleontologist Jack Horner. In addition to advising the production on scientific matters, Horner provided inspiration for the character of Dr. Alan Grant in the original 1993 movie. Universal Pictures is preparing to shoot a fourth installment in the "Jurassic Park" series and will once again tap Horner to serve as an advisor. "It's fun to see a lot of the stuff that I do in there," said Horner, curator of the Museum of the Rockies and professor at the University of Montana.
May 11, 2012 |
Dino Land theme park in China recently unveiled the $20-million Dinoconda , a thrilling fourth-dimension roller coaster with independently rotating seats. PHOTOS: Dinoconda 4-D coaster at China's Dino Land Located in Changzhou about two hours west of Shanghai, the Chinese park known as the "Jurassic Park of the East" features roller coasters, thrill rides and attractions themed to dinosaurs and mythical creatures. The mechanically complex coaster boasts wing-shaped vehicles with seats that rotate head over heels, both forward and backward.