Jurassic Park Sequel is Truly Lost

Jurassic Park Sequel is Truly Lost

The Lost World won’t exactly have you screaming.Image: Universal Pictures Twenty-five years ago this week, I had a very specific, very disappointing thought: “I can’t believe he didn’t use the music more.” It was my first thought as I walked out of a screening of The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the highly anticipated sequel to … Read more

Part One of our Jurassic Rewatch

Part One of our Jurassic Rewatch

Let’s begin our Jurassic Rewatch.Image: Universal This should probably be a short article. I say that because I’m going to make an argument that has been a stone-cold fact for almost 30 years. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is an excellent movie. Heck, it might even be a perfect movie. Every time you watch it, some … Read more

A Look Back At Conan The Barbarian At 40

A Look Back At Conan The Barbarian At 40

Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian in John Milius’ film of the same namephoto: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment “That which does not kill us makes us stronger” is such an overworked cliché at this point that calling it trite would be understatement. just to watch Conan The Barbarian now, 40 years after its release on … Read more

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Keith Thomas’ Stephen King adaptation

Zac Efron and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in firestarterImage: Ken Woroner/Universal Pictures With any subsequent adaptation, the hope is that a story improves upon the version that preceded it—or at least feels as though it’s offering up a unique vision, an additional layer that makes the new adaptation purposeful in its insistence treading old ground. Regardless … Read more

Popcorn 1991 Slasher Movie Retro Review: Fun, Campy Horror

Popcorn 1991 Slasher Movie Retro Review: Fun, Campy Horror

screenshot: Studio Three Film Corporation If you consider its plot on a bare-bones level, there’s nothing remarkable about 1991’s popcorn. It’s the slasher movie that 100% adheres to the classic structure: a tragedy in the past sparks a vengeful killer in the present, who then proceeds to pick off their victims one by one. But … Read more