Jurassic World, the fourth installment on the blockbuster Jurassic Park franchise, opens Friday. Back in 1993, Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg directed the first film, which took the world by storm and the critics raved. While the next two films were box-office hits, they failed to reach the creative heights of the original.
Things may change, however, with the anticipated release of Jurassic World. Lead actor Chris Pratt says the film honors the 1993 classic Spielberg film and adds that Jurassic World adds a new flavor that audiences will like.
Arriving in theaters 6/12, JURASSIC WORLD is the fourth installment in the popular franchise originated over twenty years ago. Conceived by the late MICHAEL CRICHTON , the story of a theme park gone horribly wrong has managed to capture the imagination of millions of movie-goers despite (or, maybe, because of) its ongoing feeling of ‘been there, done that’.
Heading the cast this time around, CHRIS PRATT admirably lives up to the title ‘leading man’ and demonstrates why he’s at the top of everybody’s casting list. Probably best known for his role as the lovable doofus, Andy Dwyer, on TV’s popular PARKS AND RECREATION, PRATT took the box-office by storm in last summer’s blockbuster franchise GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and is rumored to be taking over the upcoming INDIANA JONES reboot.
One would think that being at the helm of three of the most popular franchises in movie history would have PRATT leaving TV in the dust but, at the recent JURASSIC WORLD press conference, the actor said that couldn’t be further from the truth. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most famous stars in the world. Lawrence embraces her fame, and is known to be a fan friendly star. But like most stars, she has to deal with another side of fame, the invasion of her privacy. While many stars love the fame no matter what comes with it, Lawrence tell us that at times, fame isn’t as glamorous as people think. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jennifer Lawrence)
Catch Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 opening in theaters November 20.
After stepping into Wolverine’s superhuman shoes for a fifth time in X-Men: Days of Future Past, you might think that the novelty of playing the character has worn off on Hugh Jackman. And you would be wrong. Jackman thinks the X-Men franchise will be around for a long time, and he admits he’d feel a bit hurt if he wasn’t invited back.
Jennifer Lopez was initially set to judge just a year of American Idol, but her first stint on the show lasted two seasons. After her hiatus from last season, the show underwent its share of turmoil, mainly due to the friction between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.
With Harry Connick Jr. and returnee Keith Urban rounding out the judges, American Idol’schemistry should be an entirely different animal – and for all intents and purposes, that’s a good thing.”
“I sit between two people who I respect and have a good time with,” said Lopez at Monday’s FOX’s Television Critics Association day. “We all love music. That’s what is going to make it sparkly and fresh and new again.”
Click on the media bar to hear Jennifer Lopez talk about her hectic schedule in 2013 and making the time for the latest season of American Idol.
To hear Harry Connick Jr. talk about the importance of music education (he also gives his definition of artistic “passion”), click here.
American Idolpremieres Wednesday on FOX (8 pm et/pt).
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be the third chapter in Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe Phase 2. After having the stage set by last May’s Iron Man 3 and this November’s Thor: The Dark World (and with a handy assist from Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC), Winter Soldier finds the stalwart Captain Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) now fully initiated as a SHIELD operative and facing down a menace from his past which threatens the fate of the country; maybe even the world. (because, let’s be honest — it always threatens the world)
Along with some new threads, new allies like the Falcon (played by Runner Runner’sAnthony Mackie), and a new Washington, DC address, it appears Cap will also get some new moves. At a red carpet event for his new film, Evans spoke about the training Cap’s received since helping fight off an alien invasion in Marvel’s The Avengers. (Click the media bar below to hear Chris Evans)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier also stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. Jackson, and is scheduled to hit theaters April 4, 2014.