Film Academy Challenges Fans to Sum Up Movies in Five Words, Succinct Hilarity Ensues

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out a call for five-word movie summaries on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. And thousands of people responded — including “Terminator” star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Share the plot of your favorite movie in five words.

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) July 31, 2018

It’s a refreshingly off-brand idea from the Academy, being a hell of a lot more succinct than the typical Oscar acceptance speech, and the responses have been pretty fun and often very clever. For instance, Schwarzenegger, who not surprisingly picked the plot of his career-defining hits “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2.”

Machine sent back to save.

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 31, 2018

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CNN anchor Bill Weir picked Roman Polanski’s 1974 neo-noir “Chinatown,” though his contribution is less a summary of the plot and more just a recitation of the film’s second most famous line.

Forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown

— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) July 31, 2018

Our personal favorite comes from Twitter user John Bousfield, who offered up this perfect summary of the plot of Christopher Nolan’s 2001 film debut “Memento”:

Wife my killed who discovering.

— John Bousfield (@Abusefield) July 31, 2018

(For those of you who might have forgotten, Memento plays out in reverse chronological order to simulate the experience of the main character, played by Guy Pearce, who is unable to form short-term memories.)

User Alex Benjamin had this pithy take on 2004’s Tina Fey-written dramedy “Mean Girls”:

There’s four girls. They’re mean. pic.twitter.com/2ADwPKRlUh

— alex benjamin (@alexfatwombat) July 31, 2018

Jessie McFadden meanwhile had this to say about John Hughes’ 1985 coming-of-age classic “The Breakfast Club”:

Five teens who got Detention. pic.twitter.com/7PPVNgtRnP

— Jessie McFadden (@JessTheBud) July 31, 2018

Christopher Buehlman got a Matt Damon threefer with this sum up of the plots of “Interstellar” (where Damon plays an astronaut who must be rescued in space), “Saving Private Ryan” (where Damon plays a soldier who must be extricated from World War II France), and “The Martian” (where Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars):

Massive Matt Damon rescue mission.#TheMartian#SavingPrivateRyan#Interstellar

— Christopher Buehlman (@Buehlmeister) July 31, 2018

Here’s Pixar’s “Up”:

The saddest opening montage ever pic.twitter.com/vPo96AtmaG

— kim powrie (@radgirl08) July 31, 2018

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“Mulan”:

Brave girl soldier saves China pic.twitter.com/lpdZHRfCWM

— Maritza Moulite (@MaritzaMoulite) July 31, 2018

A certain 1994 British romantic comedy:

Four weddings and a funeral.

— Andrea Mann (@AndreaMann) July 31, 2018

Re-litigating the final scene of that one Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet movie:

Rich woman lets man die pic.twitter.com/TEEbw05Za1

— Oli Pettigrew (@Oli_Pettigrew) July 31, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”:

Alien charms kids, phones home

— Marc Duvoisin (@MarcDuvoisin) July 31, 2018

And speaking of Spielberg, people have opinions about how best to sum up “Jurassic Park.”

DINOSAURS
SHOULD
NOT
BE
ALIVE

— Colton Butcher (@cltnbutcher) July 31, 2018

Shouldn’t have brought back dinosaurs.

— Ryan Isaacs (@frutescent_) July 31, 2018

People fuck with dinosaurs. Again. pic.twitter.com/INfVo8U6hw

— Robert Wuhl (@RobertWuhl) July 31, 2018

And quite a few “The Big Lebowski” stans showed up.

Yeah, well – the Dude abides.

— Sean A (@SeanKDLA) July 31, 2018

It tied the room together

— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) July 31, 2018

they pee’d on my rug!

— justreadingdontaddme (@justreadingdon1) July 31, 2018

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent out a call for five-word movie summaries on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. And thousands of people responded — including “Terminator” star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

It’s a refreshingly off-brand idea from the Academy, being a hell of a lot more succinct than the typical Oscar acceptance speech, and the responses have been pretty fun and often very clever. For instance, Schwarzenegger, who not surprisingly picked the plot of his career-defining hits “The Terminator” and “Terminator 2.”

CNN anchor Bill Weir picked Roman Polanski’s 1974 neo-noir “Chinatown,” though his contribution is less a summary of the plot and more just a recitation of the film’s second most famous line.

Our personal favorite comes from Twitter user John Bousfield, who offered up this perfect summary of the plot of Christopher Nolan’s 2001 film debut “Memento”:

(For those of you who might have forgotten, Memento plays out in reverse chronological order to simulate the experience of the main character, played by Guy Pearce, who is unable to form short-term memories.)

User Alex Benjamin had this pithy take on 2004’s Tina Fey-written dramedy “Mean Girls”:

Jessie McFadden meanwhile had this to say about John Hughes’ 1985 coming-of-age classic “The Breakfast Club”:

Christopher Buehlman got a Matt Damon threefer with this sum up of the plots of “Interstellar” (where Damon plays an astronaut who must be rescued in space), “Saving Private Ryan” (where Damon plays a soldier who must be extricated from World War II France), and “The Martian” (where Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars):

Here’s Pixar’s “Up”:

“Mulan”:

A certain 1994 British romantic comedy:

Re-litigating the final scene of that one Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet movie:

Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”:

And speaking of Spielberg, people have opinions about how best to sum up “Jurassic Park.”

And quite a few “The Big Lebowski” stans showed up.

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The 50 greatest special effects movies of all time

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A Giant Jeff Goldblum Statue Was Just Erected in London (Photos)

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park,” a giant statue of Jeff Goldblum was erected in London.

The 25-foot statue, a PR stunt by Now TV to commemorate the film’s anniversary, shows the actor in Dr. Ian Malcolm’s famed pose from the movie, wearing black pants and an unbuttoned shirt.

The 330 lb (150 kg) installation will stay on the banks of the River Thames by London’s Tower Bridge until July 26. According to the official press release, the 25 foot long statue took six weeks to produce, as well as 250 hours to make.

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Now TV tweeted on Wednesday, “25 years ago, Jurassic Park (and one of the best moments in movie history) was born. A quarter of a century later, we introduce you to #JurassicJeff.” The video featured classic scenes from the movie as well as snapshots of the statue.

25 years ago, Jurassic Park (and one of the best moments in movie history) was born ????????

A quarter of a century later, we introduce you to #JurassicJeff ????????#JurassicPark pic.twitter.com/8yFZY5AtCU

— NOW TV (@NOWTV) July 18, 2018

TheWrap also reached out to Goldblum to get his reaction regarding the statue.

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Many fans rushed to London’s south bank to take photos with the installation. See the photos below.

Omg an effigy of my fav person ever @nowtv #JurassicJeff @jeffgoldblum pic.twitter.com/dWBrQBG6lk

— Shannon Marie Harmon (@shazzah_harm) July 18, 2018

Can you believe #JurassicPark is 25? ????????????

To celebrate, we’ve created a Jurassic-sized homage to heartthrob Jeff Goldblum ????????????

He’s waiting for you at Potter’s Field until dinner time tomorrow ????#JurassicJeff #JP25 pic.twitter.com/Oimt6WAc8A

— NOW TV (@NOWTV) July 18, 2018

Life finds a way… #JurassicJeff pic.twitter.com/5c7gaVevm6

— Stuart Taylor (@stuartctaylor) July 18, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of Jurassic Park with this hunk @jeffgoldblum ???? @nowtv #JurassicJeff https://t.co/twxjV4Wjgk pic.twitter.com/OqcxQRoMCz

— Sade Giliberti (@OneSadie) July 18, 2018

Well…there it is #nowtv #jurassicjeff #jurassicparkat25 @FeverPR @NOWTV pic.twitter.com/ck6WNgezZW

— BruceMcLachlan (@BruceMcLachlan) July 18, 2018

Hey @JeffGoldblvm I heard you were in the area chillin and I dropped by to say hi ! ????????????#jeffgoldbloom #JurassicWorld2 #jurassicjeff #art #londonislovinit pic.twitter.com/A37erFVYFQ

— Joey Charisi (@ejcharisi) July 18, 2018

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park,” a giant statue of Jeff Goldblum was erected in London.

The 25-foot statue, a PR stunt by Now TV to commemorate the film’s anniversary, shows the actor in Dr. Ian Malcolm’s famed pose from the movie, wearing black pants and an unbuttoned shirt.

The 330 lb (150 kg) installation will stay on the banks of the River Thames by London’s Tower Bridge until July 26. According to the official press release, the 25 foot long statue took six weeks to produce, as well as 250 hours to make.

Now TV tweeted on Wednesday, “25 years ago, Jurassic Park (and one of the best moments in movie history) was born. A quarter of a century later, we introduce you to .” The video featured classic scenes from the movie as well as snapshots of the statue.

TheWrap also reached out to Goldblum to get his reaction regarding the statue.

Many fans rushed to London’s south bank to take photos with the installation. See the photos below.

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Massive Sexy Jeff Goldblum Statue Erected in London to Celebrate ‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary

Somebody put this sexy Ian Malcolm statue in the Museum of Natural History ASAP.

UK streaming service Now TV is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic World” in the most bizarre and amazing way. The company erected a giant statue of Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm in front of Tower Bridge in London, England on July 18. The statue features Malcolm in his iconic sexy pose, which might just be the most popular meme on the internet featuring Goldblum.

According to CNet, the statue weighs 331 lbs and stands at over 9.8 feet high and nearly 23 feet long. Goldblum reprised the character of Ian Malcolm in a brief appearance in this summer’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The actor is expected to return for the trilogy-ending final chapter, which is being directed by Colin Trevorrow.

Goldblum’s unbuttoned shirt has inspired countless memes (entitled “Sexy Jeff Goldblum”) and there’s even a Funko action figure devoted to the pose. The actor spoke with Yahoo! in March about the reason for the pose, saying, “It’s supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I’m sure I’m in some sort of fever. All the logic is that we got to get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don’t think anybody fought me on that.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is now playing in theaters nationwide. You can stream the original “Jurassic Park” on Netflix now. Check out photos of the Goldblum statue below.

Jeff Goldblum statueNOW TV Jeff Goldblum statue photocall, London, UK - 18 Jul 2018Streaming service NOW TV unveil Jurassic-sized statue of Jeff Goldblum's semi naked torso to celebrate 25 years since Jurassic Park first premiered in the UK, at Potters Fields, London

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Jeff Goldblum statueNOW TV Jeff Goldblum statue photocall, London, UK - 18 Jul 2018Streaming service NOW TV unveil Jurassic-sized statue of Jeff Goldblum's semi naked torso to celebrate 25 years since Jurassic Park first premiered in the UK, at Potters Fields, London

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Laura Dern On The “Platform” Her Emmy Nom Offers ‘The Tale’, The “Revolutionary” David Lynch And A Possible Return For Her ‘Jurassic Park’ Heroine

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Of her own nod, Dern…

It’s a fine day for Laura Dern, who is celebrating not just her own Emmy nomination, but also nods for Ted Danson—the godfather to her children—and David Lynch, with whom she most recently reunited for Twin Peaks. Of her own nod, Dern says, “I’m grateful that The Tale has been acknowledged because it gives more of a platform for the film to be seen. It means so much to have had the support of journalists and critics, and the accolades to help people keep finding it. This…

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The 7 Best Movies New to Netflix in July 2018

Netflix’s crop of July movies includes three different “Jurassic Park” movies, two killer breakout performances, and one Ben Affleck noir.

July is a slow month for movies on Netflix, but there’s no need to despair. For one thing, that gives you more time to binge the new seasons of brilliant shows like “GLOW” and “Dear White People.” For another, what the streaming giant’s latest crop of films lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in “Jurassic Park.” Just when it seemed like “The Last Jedi” might be the biggest blockbuster added to the service this year, Steven Spielberg dropped by with a spectacle 65 million years in the making (and two unsatisfying sequels that suffered the consequences of a much shorter production schedule).

And if dinosaurs aren’t your thing, Netflix is also serving up a handful of breakthrough performances from some of today’s most beloved actresses, and a movie that famously convinced a major Hollywood studio to bet the farm on Ben Affleck.

Here are the seven best movies that are being added to Netflix this month.

7. “Jurassic Park III” (2001)

First things first: “Jurassic Park III” is a mediocre summer movie with almost zero reason to exist, even if it starts to look a little better with each one of the new “Jurassic World” sequels. Or a lot better. Like, so much better that, by the time Colin Trevorrow is done finishing his trilogy, “Jurassic Park III” is going to feel like it belongs in the Criterion Collection. But while it may be the most forgettable installment of its franchise (and the lowest-grossing, to boot), Joe Johnston’s lean and rusty thrill machine contains the single greatest dinosaur-related moment in the history of cinema.

After years of watching it over and over on YouTube, William H. Macy and Téa Leoni can finally help you put it in its proper context. That’s reason enough to celebrate the film’s addition to Netflix.

Available to stream on July 1.

6. “Happy Gilmore” (1996)

It might be surprising that “Happy Gilmore” has aged better than any of the other comedies that Adam Sandler made in the mid-’90s, but there’s something fundamentally timeless about watching a grown man-child in a Bruins jersey whack a golfball with a hockey stick. What’s not to love about this profoundly stupid movie?

It’s got Adam Sandler perfecting his “whisper-scream” shtick in a sports story that masters the blue-collar underdog vs. posh asshole villain dynamic better than almost any other film before or since (Shooter McGavin belongs on any list of the best movie bad guys). It’s got Carl Weathers getting his hand chewed off by an alligator. It’s got the Bob Barker cameo that, to the retired gameshow host’s great chagrin, will probably be in the second line of his obituary if he ever dies. Best of all, it’s got a complete absence of Rob Schneider.

Available to stream July 1.

5. “Gone Baby Gone” (2007)

In the wake of “Live by Night,” “Batman v Superman,” and that infamous back tattoo, it can be easy to remember that — just a few short years ago — Ben Affleck was being groomed by WB as their next Clint Eastwood. “Gone Baby Gone” was the movie that sold the studio on Affleck’s potential as a solid actor-director with room to grow, and revisiting this bitter (and very Boston) neo-noir certainly helps to explain what they saw in him.

Adapted from the Dennis Lehane novel the same name, and starring Casey Affleck as a mealymouthed private investigator who gets in way over his head, “Gone Baby Gone” is engagingly grim from the start, and only grows more compelling as it downshifts away from crime and towards moral drama. Amy Ryan’s career-best performance as a drug mule who loses her daughter is still a wonder, and the film’s devastating final moments seem to hit a little bit harder every time you see them. It works because Affleck — the one behind the camera — doesn’t get in the way of a solid genre story. He captures every scene with grit and intelligence; he sees these tragic characters more clearly than he may be able to see himself.

Available to stream July 12.

4. “An Education” (2009)

The best of the many breakthrough performances that define Netflix’s latest crop, Carey Mulligan is so vibrant as the young heroine of Lone Scherfig’s “An Education” that she allows this old-fashioned coming-of-age drama to completely transcend the trappings of its genre. Mulligan delivers a raw, bright-eyed turn as a teenage schoolgirl who’s in a hurry to grow up, and it’s easy to appreciate why her work set the actress on a path towards stardom. Her Jenny Mellor is a perfect foil for Scherfig’s classic rendering of the ’60s London — few movies have better captured the friction of coming into yourself in a world that seems to be set in its ways.

Available to stream July 22.

3. “The Princess Diaries” (2001)

Princess of Genovia! Forever to be remembered as the event that formally introduced the world to Anne Hathaway, “The Princess Diaries” is the kind of movie they don’t really make anymore: Smart, sincere, live-action family entertainment that features Mandy Moore as the villain (and a shaggy Coppola as the love interest).

A pre-9/11 film if ever there was one, “The Princess Diaries” is a mall-era fairy tale that whisks us back to a magical time when Ross and Rachel were still figuring things out, and Phantom Planet was about to become every tween’s favorite band. Hathaway tries her damnedest to play a dorky high school kid, Heather Matarazzo steals the show as her sensitive best friend, and Julie Andrews delivers an impossible degree of grace as the royal grandmother who turns everyone’s lives upside down.

It all makes for the only other Garry Marshall movie that can match the charm factor of “Pretty Woman,” and an argument could be made that Héctor Elizondo — and a makeover montage for the ages — put this one over the top. Regardless, the sooner you accept the brilliance of “The Princess Diaries,” the sooner you can make peace with the fact that there will inevitably be a sequel called “The Queen Diaries” within our lifetimes.

Available to stream on July 1.

2. “Her” (2013)

When “Her” came out in 2013, Spoke Jonze’s whimsical and lightly Vonnegut-esque romance about a man who falls in love with his phone (or its operating system, to be specific) felt like it was set in the world of tomorrow. Technology had advanced enough that audiences could relate to a guy who was seduced by his Siri, and hipster grooming habits had regressed enough that Brooklyn audiences could relate to Joaquin Phoenix’s mustache. The film is set around 2030, but it presented a future that ticket-buyers could see for themselves if they squinted.

Streaming the movie today, almost five years after it first hit theaters, the sci-fi premise is even less of a hurdle than ever. At a time when an Alexa is the first and last thing that many people talk to every day, the concept of “Her” doesn’t seem all that high anymore. While the movie has always been a bittersweet fable with a Hallmark-ready humanist streak, it’s much sadder now that it’s been stripped of its fantastical veneer. The closer the tech gets to being real, the less you focus on it — the less you focus on it, the more this film starts to play like a portrait of someone who lives in fear of being left behind by the people he loves. Humanity won’t become obsolete en masse. It will happen to us one at a time and in heartbreaking fashion, with Karen O warbling over the soundtrack.

Available to stream July 29.

1. “Jurassic Park” (1993)

Let’s not kid ourselves: The only real purpose of this blurb is to inform you that “Jurassic Park” is now streaming on Netflix. Like, it’s not as if anyone out there needs to be sold on this thing. No one is reading to the bottom of this list and going: “Wait, Steven Spielberg, at the height of his powers, made a massively influential and infinitely quotable movie about dinosaurs, featuring special effects that still haven’t been surpassed and a scene where Laura Dern digs through Triceratops poop? …Well, ‘Bright’ was next in my queue, but that IndieWire article did make ‘Jurassic Park’ sound kind of exciting…”

Listen, “Jurassic Park” is now streaming on Netflix. With the possible exception of “Titanic,” it’s the single best and most durable blockbuster of the 1990s. It’s a cautionary tale about technology that refuses to compromise on its values. It’s a spectacle that intrinsically understands how to wield awe and wonder in a way that younger audiences weaned on CG have never seen in theaters. It’s the movie your favorite Jeff Goldblum gif comes from. It’s everything. Hold on to your butts.

Available to stream on July 1.

John Oliver Takes on Gene Editing With Help From ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Rampage’ (Video)

John Oliver tackled gene editing on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” focusing mostly on the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology. That is, at least, when the HBO “Last Week” tonight ho…

John Oliver tackled gene editing on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” focusing mostly on the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) technology. That is, at least, when the HBO “Last Week” tonight host wasn’t making wisecracks about “Jurassic Park” or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Rampage.”

First up was “Rampage,” which Oliver believes wasn’t the best title available for the April action flick.

“This is a movie about aerial military equipment being harnessed to fight a 30-foot wolf and it is not called ‘Wolf Blitzer?'” he posed. “That it a huge missed opportunity. That’s movie malpractice.”

The “Daily Show” alum eventually got down to the actual science of genetic editing, which has huge potential and a long way to go. For example, all of those headlines about geneticists bringing back the extinct woolly mammoth? In reality, we’re nowhere close to that — not even in the relatively unimpressive computer simulations that are being run.

“That’s not a woolly mammoth though, that’s just a wrong elephant,” Oliver comments on video showing off one meh effort.

“It’s not so much ‘Jurassic Park’ as an off-brand $3 petting zoo called ‘Pet the Whatever,'” he quipped of the results.

Watch the video above — you could learn something.

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‘Jurassic World’ Star Jeff Goldblum on Why He’s Happy to Keep Warning Us About Dinosaurs

How many times must Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm warn us about the dangers of the dinosaurs?

The actor, who returns as the mathematician and onscreen Cassandra in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” said his character will continue to shed his wisdom about the dangers of messing with nature — and dinosaur DNA — until the message sinks in.

“I’ll just keep doing my best,” Goldblum told TheWrap.

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“Even though he’s got some inner prowess that he’s earned — he’s not only gifted but he’s worked very hard and he’s been passionate about his choices, his specialties, and principles — but he knows that in our world, even Isaac Newton and Al Gore and Barack Obama and wise people of great honesty and authenticity do not get listened to here and there and their warnings get ignored,” Goldblum said of his character.

In 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” Ian raised skepticism about the park’s ability to control the dinosaurs they were breeding while everyone else was in awe at what the scientists had achieved.

After barely escaping the wrath of a T-Rex, Ian tried to tell the world about his experience but was shot down. Ian specialized in the “chaos theory” — predicting that the island would behave in “unpredictable fashion” and that it was “an accident waiting to happen.”

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He’s repeated the message in multiple sequels, including the new “Fallen Kingdom.”

“It’s my pleasure to continue to try to hone my ability to communicate and articulate clearly and concisely what I strongly believe about the alignment of nature and ideas of anti-greed and anti-militarism and a planet that works for all of us and all creatures,” Goldblum said, whose appearance in “Fallen Kingdom” may be disappointingly brief to many fans.

“I don’t need a lot of time,” the actor said noting that despite his limited screen time, he nonetheless brought a level of preparation that suggested a much beefier role. “I shot one day, one work day, but I’m nothing short of conscientious,” he said.

“I started work on it a couple months before because even it’s little screen time, no kidding aside, I believe in the credo that it’s not how much time you have on stage but the substantial substance of your inner thinking and feeling life and the eloquentness of what you can say,” he said. “I knew there would be a lot on the underside of the iceberg potentially so I worked on it.”

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He explained that producer Colin Trevorrow and director J.A. Bayona helped him to finesse the work he had been doing, and that it was all a collaboration.

“And then I got on the set, shot that day and then they helped me tremendously in the editing, and I couldn’t be more proud,” Goldblum said.

When asked what his favorite move in the “Jurassic” franchise has been, he said, “Not just because I am on the current appointed team of advocacy, this one is pretty crackerjack. The technology that creates the illusion of the creatures has improved, they are more wondrous and scary and the way they keep you on the edge of your seat, and the way it becomes this gothic horror movie stylistically…  and then of course, I like the first one a lot, because I’m nostalgic!”

“Fallen Kingdom” also stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, B. D. Wong and Rafe Spall. Derek Connolly and Trevorrow wrote the script.

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How many times must Jeff Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm warn us about the dangers of the dinosaurs?

The actor, who returns as the mathematician and onscreen Cassandra in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” said his character will continue to shed his wisdom about the dangers of messing with nature — and dinosaur DNA — until the message sinks in.

“I’ll just keep doing my best,” Goldblum told TheWrap.

“Even though he’s got some inner prowess that he’s earned — he’s not only gifted but he’s worked very hard and he’s been passionate about his choices, his specialties, and principles — but he knows that in our world, even Isaac Newton and Al Gore and Barack Obama and wise people of great honesty and authenticity do not get listened to here and there and their warnings get ignored,” Goldblum said of his character.

In 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” Ian raised skepticism about the park’s ability to control the dinosaurs they were breeding while everyone else was in awe at what the scientists had achieved.

After barely escaping the wrath of a T-Rex, Ian tried to tell the world about his experience but was shot down. Ian specialized in the “chaos theory” — predicting that the island would behave in “unpredictable fashion” and that it was “an accident waiting to happen.”

He’s repeated the message in multiple sequels, including the new “Fallen Kingdom.”

“It’s my pleasure to continue to try to hone my ability to communicate and articulate clearly and concisely what I strongly believe about the alignment of nature and ideas of anti-greed and anti-militarism and a planet that works for all of us and all creatures,” Goldblum said, whose appearance in “Fallen Kingdom” may be disappointingly brief to many fans.

“I don’t need a lot of time,” the actor said noting that despite his limited screen time, he nonetheless brought a level of preparation that suggested a much beefier role. “I shot one day, one work day, but I’m nothing short of conscientious,” he said.

“I started work on it a couple months before because even it’s little screen time, no kidding aside, I believe in the credo that it’s not how much time you have on stage but the substantial substance of your inner thinking and feeling life and the eloquentness of what you can say,” he said. “I knew there would be a lot on the underside of the iceberg potentially so I worked on it.”

He explained that producer Colin Trevorrow and director J.A. Bayona helped him to finesse the work he had been doing, and that it was all a collaboration.

“And then I got on the set, shot that day and then they helped me tremendously in the editing, and I couldn’t be more proud,” Goldblum said.

When asked what his favorite move in the “Jurassic” franchise has been, he said, “Not just because I am on the current appointed team of advocacy, this one is pretty crackerjack. The technology that creates the illusion of the creatures has improved, they are more wondrous and scary and the way they keep you on the edge of your seat, and the way it becomes this gothic horror movie stylistically…  and then of course, I like the first one a lot, because I’m nostalgic!”

“Fallen Kingdom” also stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda, James Cromwell, B. D. Wong and Rafe Spall. Derek Connolly and Trevorrow wrote the script.

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All 5 ‘Jurassic Park’ Movies Ranked, Including ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

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Five movies and 25 years into the “Jurassic Park” series, “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom” is here to blow up the dino-filled island and bring us a bunch of new evil corporate stooges who have nefarious plans for the de-extinct animals. So how does JA Bayona’s flick stack up against its predecessors?

5. Jurassic Park III” — Just completely unremarkable in every way, and somehow manages to completely dodge the “corporations are dumb and bad” thing that the entire rest of the franchise is about.

4. “Jurassic World” — This one is a huge mess, and makes very little sense. But the dino thrills are pretty fun, as is having a human villain who is so cartoonishly evil.

3. “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” — This one often gets a bad rap, but it really only deserve it in comparison to Spielberg’s original. On its own, “The Lost World” is still a blast.

2. “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — Director JA Bayona takes a pretty pedestrian script and turns it into a thrilling experience that is a hell of a lot of fun. It also is incredibly topical, giving the series’ its most stupid and brazenly evil rich villain yet (that’s a compliment). It also redeems one big item from “Jurassic World” — Blue is a legit character this time around.

1. “Jurassic Park” — An easy choice, as Spielberg’s original film stands head and shoulders above the rest of the series. “Jurassic Park” is one of the greatest popcorn flicks of all time.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: Bryce Dallas Howard and JA Bayona on Film’s Most Dangerous Scene

(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not seen “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”)

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is chock-full of action and suspense, much of it supplied by CG dinosaurs wreaking havoc.

But for star Bryce Dallas Howard and director J.A. Bayona, the most challenging scene to shoot didn’t involve any of the prehistoric creatures at all — but an underwater episode that was as difficult to prep as it was dangerous to shoot.

It all happens — spoiler alert — when Howard’s dinosaur activist Claire and tech guy Franklin (Justice Smith) find themselves shut in a glass-covered spherical bubble vehicle when it plunges off a cliff on the Jurassic World island and into the ocean.

“You have the actors in the crystal ball sinking, running out of air. It’s very dangerous,” Bayona told TheWrap. “I was a little scared shooting it.”

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Howard and Smith weren’t the only ones trapped in the glass bubble underwater, he added.

“That moment was about creating claustrophobia, so I wanted to keep the camera[person] inside with the actors to create that emotion,” he said. “We were doing rehearsals for that for days and we spent like three days shooting that, and technically, it was a very demanding scene because it was made with different shots to merge into what made it look like a single take.”

Howard admitted she did indeed feel claustrophobic shooting the scene — despite months of physically demanding preparation, including scuba diving. “Getting to train for that in advance minimized the challenge,” she said, “so you never bump up against a place where you are actually experiencing real panic.”

“If you panic underwater, it’s over, you’re done,” she said, adding. “I am making it sound like it’s the most hardcore thing in the world — like, it’s a movie.”

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Still, Howard said she relished the chance to return to the “Jurassic” franchise and the whole action-movie experience.

“The thing that was great about this movie was, there were a lot of stunts and set pieces where we knew there was gonna be a ton of physical sequences more than in ‘Jurassic World,’” she said. “It made me want to make action movies more because it was so good to have a goal that requires physiological achievement.

“I was like, ‘I need to go up and down this ladder a million times and not have my hands become so blistered and super-duper sore. OK, six months, how do we get there?’ It’s that in combination with scuba diving and sprinting down the hill… it keeps you active, and I loved it!”

Colin Trevorrow, who helmed the first “Jurassic World,”  is set to direct the third film, but Bayona said he would definitely be interested in returning to the franchise down the line.

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“For me, it was a way of taking some air after doing three very emotional and intense movies,” said Bayona, whose credits include the dark indies “The Orphanage” and “A Monster Calls.” “It was the first time to do comedy and action and things I never did before and I enjoyed it.”

Howard offered praise for both of her “Jurassic” directors. “Colin and J.A. were different sides of the same Steven Spielberg coin,” she said. “Colin captured the wonderment and the nostalgia of Jurassic and J.A. really brought in this intensity and the suspense and emotional impact and the spectacle of the natural disaster.”

The actress also loved the fact that Bayona would play classic movie music on set. “When he needed us to cry, he would play the classic John Williams theme song,” she said. “It gets me every time.  ‘Powered by John Williams.’”

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Speaking of Spielberg’s original 1993 “Jurassic Park,” that seminal blockbuster happens to be Howard’s favorite movie of the franchise.

“No matter how many I am in, my tenderness to these will never eclipse my devotion to the original,” she said. “I saw that movie opening weekend when I was 12. It was a life-changing experience. It was like my ‘Star Wars.’ In my kind of age range, there is an eight-year period where it’s like… ‘Jurassic Park’ actually changed all of our lives.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opened Friday.

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is chock-full of action and suspense, much of it supplied by CG dinosaurs wreaking havoc.

But for star Bryce Dallas Howard and director J.A. Bayona, the most challenging scene to shoot didn’t involve any of the prehistoric creatures at all — but an underwater episode that was as difficult to prep as it was dangerous to shoot.

It all happens — spoiler alert — when Howard’s dinosaur activist Claire and tech guy Franklin (Justice Smith) find themselves shut in a glass-covered spherical bubble vehicle when it plunges off a cliff on the Jurassic World island and into the ocean.

“You have the actors in the crystal ball sinking, running out of air. It’s very dangerous,” Bayona told TheWrap. “I was a little scared shooting it.”

Howard and Smith weren’t the only ones trapped in the glass bubble underwater, he added.

“That moment was about creating claustrophobia, so I wanted to keep the camera[person] inside with the actors to create that emotion,” he said. “We were doing rehearsals for that for days and we spent like three days shooting that, and technically, it was a very demanding scene because it was made with different shots to merge into what made it look like a single take.”

Howard admitted she did indeed feel claustrophobic shooting the scene — despite months of physically demanding preparation, including scuba diving. “Getting to train for that in advance minimized the challenge,” she said, “so you never bump up against a place where you are actually experiencing real panic.”

“If you panic underwater, it’s over, you’re done,” she said, adding. “I am making it sound like it’s the most hardcore thing in the world — like, it’s a movie.”

Still, Howard said she relished the chance to return to the “Jurassic” franchise and the whole action-movie experience.

“The thing that was great about this movie was, there were a lot of stunts and set pieces where we knew there was gonna be a ton of physical sequences more than in ‘Jurassic World,'” she said. “It made me want to make action movies more because it was so good to have a goal that requires physiological achievement.

“I was like, ‘I need to go up and down this ladder a million times and not have my hands become so blistered and super-duper sore. OK, six months, how do we get there?’ It’s that in combination with scuba diving and sprinting down the hill… it keeps you active, and I loved it!”

Colin Trevorrow, who helmed the first “Jurassic World,”  is set to direct the third film, but Bayona said he would definitely be interested in returning to the franchise down the line.

“For me, it was a way of taking some air after doing three very emotional and intense movies,” said Bayona, whose credits include the dark indies “The Orphanage” and “A Monster Calls.” “It was the first time to do comedy and action and things I never did before and I enjoyed it.”

Howard offered praise for both of her “Jurassic” directors. “Colin and J.A. were different sides of the same Steven Spielberg coin,” she said. “Colin captured the wonderment and the nostalgia of Jurassic and J.A. really brought in this intensity and the suspense and emotional impact and the spectacle of the natural disaster.”

The actress also loved the fact that Bayona would play classic movie music on set. “When he needed us to cry, he would play the classic John Williams theme song,” she said. “It gets me every time.  ‘Powered by John Williams.'”

Speaking of Spielberg’s original 1993 “Jurassic Park,” that seminal blockbuster happens to be Howard’s favorite movie of the franchise.

“No matter how many I am in, my tenderness to these will never eclipse my devotion to the original,” she said. “I saw that movie opening weekend when I was 12. It was a life-changing experience. It was like my ‘Star Wars.’ In my kind of age range, there is an eight-year period where it’s like… ‘Jurassic Park’ actually changed all of our lives.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opened Friday.

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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in July

If “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” left you craving more Jeff Goldblum, fear not — the original films in the franchise will be coming to Netflix at the start of July.

“Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic Park III” will fill out the streamer’s movie lineup, along with other action-packed epics “Troy” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” On the other end of the spectrum, indie romances “Blue Valentine” and “Her” will come July 5 and July 29, respectively.

In the realm of television, the sixth season of “Orange is the New Black” drops July 27 and the eighth season of “Shameless” arrives July 28.

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See below for the complete list of titles coming to Netflix in July.

Arriving in July (Date Not Announced)

El Chapo: Season 3

Avail. July 1

Blue Bloods: Season 8

Bo Burnham: what.

Chocolat

Deceived

Finding Neverland

Get Smart

Happy Gilmore

Hawaii Five-O: Season 8

Interview with the Vampire

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Madam Secretary: Season 4

Menace II Society

NCIS: Season 15

Pandorum

Penelope

Queens of Comedy: Season 2

Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Spanglish

Stealth

Swordfish

The Boondock Saints

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Princess Diaries

The Voices

Traitor

Troy

Van Helsing

We Own the Night

We the Marines

What We Started

Avail. July 2

Dance Academy: The Comeback

Good Witch: Season 4

King of Peking

Romina

The Sinner: Season 1

Avail. July 3

The Comedy Lineup– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A diverse group of up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets in this stand-up comedy showcase series.

Avail. July 5

Blue Valentine

Avail. July 6

Anne with an E: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Anne’s beloved world of Green Gables becomes a much bigger place, with new faces and heartfelt lessons about love, loss and growing up.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In a new set of episodes for 2018, Jerry Seinfeld takes a ride with 12 comedy heavyweights, including Jerry Lewis, Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chappelle.

First Team: Juventus: Part B– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the second half of the season, Juve hope to hold off stiff challenges to winning another league title while moving forward in the Champions League.

Free Rein: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As Zoe and the Bright Fields team prepare for Junior Nationals, they must overcome the loss of a team member, a mysterious fire and other obstacles.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Raphael Rowe, who spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, investigates some of the world’s toughest prisons from the inside.

Sacred Games– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Set amid the chaos of Mumbai, this epic series explores the corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance. Based on the novel.

Samantha!– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A child star in the ’80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.

Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Phil Rosenthal continues his culinary journey of the world, making stops in Dublin, Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Cape Town and New York City.

The Fosters: Season 5 New Episodes

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter– NETFLIX FILM

All he wants out of this trip is a chance to bond with his son. And for his son to kill a deer. And to get it all on video.

The Skin of The Wolf– NETFLIX FILM

An animal trapper living in an abandoned mountain town in northern Spain seeks to resolve his loneliness by securing a wife.

White Fang– NETFLIX FILM

A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime in this animated update of a Jack London classic set in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Avail. July 7

Scream 4

Avail. July 9

Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1

Avail. July 10

Drug Lords: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Drug lords El Chapo, Jemeker Thompson, Christopher Coke and Klaas Bruinsma use fear and violence to make money and avoid authorities.

Avail. July 12

Gone Baby Gone

Avail. July 13

How It Ends– NETFLIX FILM

As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife.

Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Jim Jefferies returns to Netflix with his third Netflix Original stand-up special, Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now. Performing at the Eventim Apollo in London, the comedian and host of The Jim Jefferies Show unapologetically keeps it real when he opens up about the challenges of being a single father, reflects on the time someone tried to unsuccessfully extort him for money with a sex tape, and the weirdest gig he’s ever played.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Sugar Rush– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Time’s the most important ingredient as competitive teams race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Facing one misadventure after another, two rascally 4th-grade pals turn their ornery principal into Captain Underpants, a superhero to save the day.

Avail. July 15

Bonusfamiljen: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As Lisa and Patrik take their relationship to the next level, mishaps, money troubles and a startling revelation leave the whole family reeling.

Going for Gold

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale’s weekly comedy commentary show.

Avail. July 20

Amazing Interiors– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

They might look ordinary on the outside. But inside, these stunning homes have some jaw-dropping secrets to reveal.

Dark Tourist– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, journalist David Farrier visits unusual — and often macabre — tourism spots around the world.

Deep Undercover: Collection 3

Duck Duck Goose– NETFLIX FILM

A carefree goose takes a pair of lost baby ducklings under his wing after he’s grounded with an injury. Together, they go on a wild adventure.

Father of the Year– NETFLIX FILM

Two college grads return to their hometown, where a hypothetical question — whose dad would win in a fight? — leads to mass mayhem.

Fix It and Finish It: Collection 3

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Fun-loving Tip and her goofy Boovian BFF take on the world in a new season packed with awesome adventures and cool tunes.

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the 1980s, a simple-minded fool named Hideaki meets comedy legend Sanma, changes his name to Jimmy and becomes a comic superstar.

Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

With “Last Chance U” in their rearview mirrors, EMCC players, coaches and staff members reveal how life has gone for them since the show.

Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The acclaimed series shifts to Independence Community College in Kansas, where a tough-as-nails coach attempts to rebuild a struggling program.

Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

She’s back with the power to make the impossible possible! Join Luna and her friends for more magical adventures in Amazia and beyond.

Avail. July 22

An Education

Disney’s Bolt

Avail. July 24

The Warning– NETFLIX FILM

After the loss of his friend, a mathematical genius figures out a pattern of deaths at a gas station and sets out to warn the next young victim.

Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. July 27

Cupcake & Dino – General Services– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In this outrageous animated series, an ambitious cupcake and his friendly dinosaur brother try to rule the general services industry in the big city.

Extinction– NETFLIX FILM

Plagued by dreams of an alien invasion, a family man faces his worst nightmare when an extraterrestrial force begins exterminating Earth’s inhabitants.

Orange Is the New Black: Season 6– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the wake of the riot, the women are taken to maximum security prison and face serious charges.

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history’s greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price.

The Bleeding Edge– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

This groundbreaking documentary explores how America’s profit-driven multibillion-dollar medical device industry puts patients at risk daily.

The Worst Witch: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A second year at Cackle’s Academy means double the magic and mischief for accident-prone witch in training Mildred Hubble and her friends.

Welcome to the Family– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

When a broke single mom’s estranged father dies, she and his girlfriend try to cover up his death after learning they’ve been written out of his will.

Avail. July 28

Shameless: Season 8

The Company Men

Avail. July 29

Her

Sofia the First: Season 4

Avail. July 30

A Very Secret Service: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Amid rising Cold War tensions, the clueless agents trigger a series of international crises, and André goes rogue on a mission of his own.

Avail. July 31

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A new female member joins Terrace House, driving the male members to distraction. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, confessions are in the air.

Leaving July 1

Alive

Along Came Polly

An Honest Liar

Beerfest

Before Midnight

Bring It On

Bring It On Again

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cocktail

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Little Women

Michael Clayton

Midnight in Paris

Mixed Signals

More Than a Game

Pandemic

Piglet’s Big Movie

Rugrats Go Wild

Scary Movie

Scream 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Art of War

Tropic Thunder

V for Vendetta

Leaving July 2

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Leaving July 8

Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5

Leaving July 9

Ratchet and Clank

Serena

Leaving July 11

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Leaving July 14

Wild Hogs

Leaving July 15

Convergence

Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1

Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Leaving July 16

Changeling

Wanted

Leaving July 29

The Den

Leaving July 30

A Cinderella Story

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

Swing State

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If “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” left you craving more Jeff Goldblum, fear not — the original films in the franchise will be coming to Netflix at the start of July.

“Jurassic Park,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic Park III” will fill out the streamer’s movie lineup, along with other action-packed epics “Troy” and “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” On the other end of the spectrum, indie romances “Blue Valentine” and “Her” will come July 5 and July 29, respectively.

In the realm of television, the sixth season of “Orange is the New Black” drops July 27 and the eighth season of “Shameless” arrives July 28.

See below for the complete list of titles coming to Netflix in July.

Arriving in July (Date Not Announced)

El Chapo: Season 3

Avail. July 1

Blue Bloods: Season 8

Bo Burnham: what.

Chocolat

Deceived

Finding Neverland

Get Smart

Happy Gilmore

Hawaii Five-O: Season 8

Interview with the Vampire

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

Madam Secretary: Season 4

Menace II Society

NCIS: Season 15

Pandorum

Penelope

Queens of Comedy: Season 2

Rica, Famosa, Latina: Seasons 1-4

Scooby-Doo

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

Spanglish

Stealth

Swordfish

The Boondock Saints

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The Princess Diaries

The Voices

Traitor

Troy

Van Helsing

We Own the Night

We the Marines

What We Started

Avail. July 2

Dance Academy: The Comeback

Good Witch: Season 4

King of Peking

Romina

The Sinner: Season 1

Avail. July 3

The Comedy Lineup– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A diverse group of up-and-coming comedians perform 15-minute sets in this stand-up comedy showcase series.

Avail. July 5

Blue Valentine

Avail. July 6

Anne with an E: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Anne’s beloved world of Green Gables becomes a much bigger place, with new faces and heartfelt lessons about love, loss and growing up.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2018: Freshly Brewed– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In a new set of episodes for 2018, Jerry Seinfeld takes a ride with 12 comedy heavyweights, including Jerry Lewis, Ellen DeGeneres and Dave Chappelle.

First Team: Juventus: Part B– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the second half of the season, Juve hope to hold off stiff challenges to winning another league title while moving forward in the Champions League.

Free Rein: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As Zoe and the Bright Fields team prepare for Junior Nationals, they must overcome the loss of a team member, a mysterious fire and other obstacles.

Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Raphael Rowe, who spent 12 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit, investigates some of the world’s toughest prisons from the inside.

Sacred Games– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Set amid the chaos of Mumbai, this epic series explores the corrupt underworld lurking beneath India’s economic renaissance. Based on the novel.

Samantha!– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A child star in the ’80s, Samantha clings to the fringes of celebrity with hilarious harebrained schemes to launch herself back into the spotlight.

Somebody Feed Phil: The Second Course– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Phil Rosenthal continues his culinary journey of the world, making stops in Dublin, Venice, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Cape Town and New York City.

The Fosters: Season 5 New Episodes

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter– NETFLIX FILM

All he wants out of this trip is a chance to bond with his son. And for his son to kill a deer. And to get it all on video.

The Skin of The Wolf– NETFLIX FILM

An animal trapper living in an abandoned mountain town in northern Spain seeks to resolve his loneliness by securing a wife.

White Fang– NETFLIX FILM

A loyal wolfdog’s curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime in this animated update of a Jack London classic set in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

Avail. July 7

Scream 4

Avail. July 9

Lockup: Extended Stay: Collection 1

Avail. July 10

Drug Lords: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Drug lords El Chapo, Jemeker Thompson, Christopher Coke and Klaas Bruinsma use fear and violence to make money and avoid authorities.

Avail. July 12

Gone Baby Gone

Avail. July 13

How It Ends– NETFLIX FILM

As a mysterious apocalypse causes the spread of misinformation and violence, a man and his estranged father-in-law race across a chaotic and fractured country to save his pregnant wife.

Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Jim Jefferies returns to Netflix with his third Netflix Original stand-up special, Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now. Performing at the Eventim Apollo in London, the comedian and host of The Jim Jefferies Show unapologetically keeps it real when he opens up about the challenges of being a single father, reflects on the time someone tried to unsuccessfully extort him for money with a sex tape, and the weirdest gig he’s ever played.

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

Sugar Rush– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Time’s the most important ingredient as competitive teams race against the clock to bake up the best-tasting sweets.

The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Facing one misadventure after another, two rascally 4th-grade pals turn their ornery principal into Captain Underpants, a superhero to save the day.

Avail. July 15

Bonusfamiljen: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

As Lisa and Patrik take their relationship to the next level, mishaps, money troubles and a startling revelation leave the whole family reeling.

Going for Gold

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale: Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale’s weekly comedy commentary show.

Avail. July 20

Amazing Interiors– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

They might look ordinary on the outside. But inside, these stunning homes have some jaw-dropping secrets to reveal.

Dark Tourist– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

From a nuclear lake to a haunted forest, journalist David Farrier visits unusual — and often macabre — tourism spots around the world.

Deep Undercover: Collection 3

Duck Duck Goose– NETFLIX FILM

A carefree goose takes a pair of lost baby ducklings under his wing after he’s grounded with an injury. Together, they go on a wild adventure.

Father of the Year– NETFLIX FILM

Two college grads return to their hometown, where a hypothetical question — whose dad would win in a fight? — leads to mass mayhem.

Fix It and Finish It: Collection 3

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Fun-loving Tip and her goofy Boovian BFF take on the world in a new season packed with awesome adventures and cool tunes.

Jimmy: The True Story of a True Idiot– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the 1980s, a simple-minded fool named Hideaki meets comedy legend Sanma, changes his name to Jimmy and becomes a comic superstar.

Last Chance U: EMCC & Life After– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

With “Last Chance U” in their rearview mirrors, EMCC players, coaches and staff members reveal how life has gone for them since the show.

Last Chance U: INDY: Part 1– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

The acclaimed series shifts to Independence Community College in Kansas, where a tough-as-nails coach attempts to rebuild a struggling program.

Luna Petunia: Return to Amazia: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

She’s back with the power to make the impossible possible! Join Luna and her friends for more magical adventures in Amazia and beyond.

Avail. July 22

An Education

Disney’s Bolt

Avail. July 24

The Warning– NETFLIX FILM

After the loss of his friend, a mathematical genius figures out a pattern of deaths at a gas station and sets out to warn the next young victim.

Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Avail. July 27

Cupcake & Dino – General Services– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In this outrageous animated series, an ambitious cupcake and his friendly dinosaur brother try to rule the general services industry in the big city.

Extinction– NETFLIX FILM

Plagued by dreams of an alien invasion, a family man faces his worst nightmare when an extraterrestrial force begins exterminating Earth’s inhabitants.

Orange Is the New Black: Season 6– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

In the wake of the riot, the women are taken to maximum security prison and face serious charges.

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood: Master of Rome– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history’s greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price.

The Bleeding Edge– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

This groundbreaking documentary explores how America’s profit-driven multibillion-dollar medical device industry puts patients at risk daily.

The Worst Witch: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A second year at Cackle’s Academy means double the magic and mischief for accident-prone witch in training Mildred Hubble and her friends.

Welcome to the Family– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

When a broke single mom’s estranged father dies, she and his girlfriend try to cover up his death after learning they’ve been written out of his will.

Avail. July 28

Shameless: Season 8

The Company Men

Avail. July 29

Her

Sofia the First: Season 4

Avail. July 30

A Very Secret Service: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Amid rising Cold War tensions, the clueless agents trigger a series of international crises, and André goes rogue on a mission of his own.

Avail. July 31

Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL

A new female member joins Terrace House, driving the male members to distraction. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, confessions are in the air.

Leaving July 1

Alive

Along Came Polly

An Honest Liar

Beerfest

Before Midnight

Bring It On

Bring It On Again

Bring It On: All or Nothing

Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

Bring It On: In It to Win It

Cocktail

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 3

Lethal Weapon 4

Little Women

Michael Clayton

Midnight in Paris

Mixed Signals

More Than a Game

Pandemic

Piglet’s Big Movie

Rugrats Go Wild

Scary Movie

Scream 3

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Art of War

Tropic Thunder

V for Vendetta

Leaving July 2

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Leaving July 8

Alpha & Omega: Journey to Bear Kingdom

Real Husbands of Hollywood: Seasons 1-5

Leaving July 9

Ratchet and Clank

Serena

Leaving July 11

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Leaving July 14

Wild Hogs

Leaving July 15

Convergence

Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1

Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary

Leaving July 16

Changeling

Wanted

Leaving July 29

The Den

Leaving July 30

A Cinderella Story

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot

Swing State

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’: 16 Actors You Probably Forgot Had Roles in ‘Jurassic’ Franchise (Photos)

Samuel L. Jackson
Jackson played John Raymond Arnold, the chief engineer of Jurassic Park, in the 1993 film.
Vince Vaughn
Vaughn played documentarian Nick Van Owen in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”
Julianne Moore
The actress starred as Sa…

Samuel L. Jackson

Jackson played John Raymond Arnold, the chief engineer of Jurassic Park, in the 1993 film.

Vince Vaughn

Vaughn played documentarian Nick Van Owen in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”

Julianne Moore

The actress starred as Sarah Harding, a behavioral paleontologist and Ian Malcolm’s girlfriend, in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle was 11 when she starred in “The Lost World” as a girl who got attacked by a Compsognathus.

William H. Macy

Macy played Paul Kirby in 2001’s “Jurassic Park III.” He was the businessman who tricked Dr. Alan Grant back onto Isla Sorna to find his son who had disappeared.

Wayne Knight

Knight played Dennis Nedry, a computer programmer at Jurassic Park, in the first film and was subsequently mentioned in “The Lost World.” In the movie, he is devoured by a Dilophosaurus.

Téa Leoni

Leoni played Macy’s ex-wife Amanda Kirby in the third “Jurassic Park” film.

 

Peter Stormare

Stormare played Dieter Stark, who was a member of the InGen hunting team sent to Isla Sorna to capture the dinosaurs.

Richard Schiff

Schiff played Eddie Carr in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.” Carr was a field equipment expert to Isla Sorna.

Michael Jeter

Jeter portrayed Udesky, a mercenary pilot and booking agent hired by the Kirby’s, in “Jurassic Park III.”

‘Jurassic Park’ Turns 25: 21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Dino Hit (Photos)

As “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” hits theaters, Universal is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park,” the film that helped define modern blockbuster filmmaking as we know it. With so many famed actors a…

As “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” hits theaters, Universal is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jurassic Park,” the film that helped define modern blockbuster filmmaking as we know it. With so many famed actors and

Michael Crichton began working on the novel that became the basis for “Jurassic Park” in the 1980s, writing from the perspective of a young boy at a theme park who was present when dinosaurs escaped. He received negative feedback from early readers and reworked the novel into an adult story. The book was published in 1990 and immediately became a hot project to buy in Hollywood. Universal won the bidding war, in large part thanks to a long-standing friendship between Crichton and Steven Spielberg.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Film Review: Dinos Return in a Sequel Drained of Suspense

The major problem with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — the fifth installment in this dinosaur series, and the second of a prospective trilogy — is that the makers treat the action and suspense sequences in the way most of us go to the dentist.

Director J. A. Bayona (“A Monster Calls”) goes through the motions of these scenes, even staging a “hiding from dinosaurs” set piece that was the most memorable section of Steven Spielberg’s original “Jurassic Park” movie from 1993. But what was exciting and scary then feels expected and very hackneyed now.

This new “Jurassic” begins with a tedious sequence set during a nighttime rainstorm where one of the dinosaurs wakes from its slumber to scare some men. This is shot and edited in such a sluggish way that it comes close to feeling inept, but mainly it suffers from lack of enthusiasm. (How hard is it to make running away from a rampaging dinosaur look at least a little exciting?)

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The real story here begins with some exposition about the end of the first “Jurassic World” movie delivered by a female BBC reporter, who fills us in on the struggles of animal-rights activists who are working to save dinosaurs. We then see Jeff Goldblum, reprising his role from the first two films, addressing a committee. He tells them that he thinks the dinosaurs “should be taken out by the volcano” on an island that houses them, and Goldblum works hard to give this further plot exposition some urgency.

One of the dinosaur rights activists is played by Bryce Dallas Howard, who did a lot of fleeing in the previous “Jurassic World.” She goes to meet wealthy old Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) and is met at the door of his house by a servant played by the great Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie and star of Carlos Saura’s “Cría Cuervos,” one of the best and most politically pointed films ever made. (She worked previously with Bayona in “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible.”)

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Anyone who is aware of who Chaplin is and what she represents might be taken aback by the cutting between her very soulful, watchful visage and Howard’s beautiful, dutiful face. Howard does nothing in this movie but widen her eyes slightly and look blankly credulous. Chaplin stands very erect in all of her shots and looks like she is keeping a particularly juicy secret. Every time the camera cuts to her, she stops this movie cold and looks like she could lead us into another sort of story, a Gothic horror picture, maybe.

But Chaplin has been hired here for her gravitas and nothing else, even though a subplot pairs her with a young girl named Maisie (Isabella Sermon) and several promising moments between them seem to portend something else entirely; in “Cría Cuervos,” the main dynamic is between Chaplin and a very intense little girl played by Ana Torrent. (Couldn’t the third movie in this trilogy be a kind of “Cría Jurassic Cuervos”?)

Alas, we have to get back to the plot of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” instead, which hinges, as so many large studio movies do, on the evil of villainous capitalists who have no shame or moral scruples. These villains are poaching the dinosaurs and looking to sell them off for millions of dollars, and there’s also a plan to weaponize them for warfare, and so forth.

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Chris Pratt returns as the leading man of this series, and everything he says tends to sound like a double entendre. “If I don’t make it back, remember, you’re the one who made me come,” Pratt tells Howard at one point, and he pauses just enough to get a laugh. When Howard is on top of a dinosaur and needs to sedate it with a needle, Pratt cries, “You’re going to have to jam it in there!” Pratt is a charismatic, good-looking, funny guy, and he might be a real star if he could only get one or two good roles and sever himself from lucrative formula junk like this.

The suspense scenes get particularly lazy toward the end of “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.” Young Maisie is being chased by a dinosaur, and she climbs into what looks like a dumbwaiter, but then she waits for the dinosaur to run down the hall at her and only closes the dumbwaiter when this creature is seconds away from biting her. The only reason she seems to be waiting so long to close the door is so that she (and the camera) can watch the dinosaur run down the hall.

At the end, Goldblum returns to sell us on the idea of a “Jurassic World,” but this very dull entry in the series doesn’t make this sound like an enticing prospect.



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The major problem with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” — the fifth installment in this dinosaur series, and the second of a prospective trilogy — is that the makers treat the action and suspense sequences in the way most of us go to the dentist.

Director J. A. Bayona (“A Monster Calls”) goes through the motions of these scenes, even staging a “hiding from dinosaurs” set piece that was the most memorable section of Steven Spielberg’s original “Jurassic Park” movie from 1993. But what was exciting and scary then feels expected and very hackneyed now.

This new “Jurassic” begins with a tedious sequence set during a nighttime rainstorm where one of the dinosaurs wakes from its slumber to scare some men. This is shot and edited in such a sluggish way that it comes close to feeling inept, but mainly it suffers from lack of enthusiasm. (How hard is it to make running away from a rampaging dinosaur look at least a little exciting?)

The real story here begins with some exposition about the end of the first “Jurassic World” movie delivered by a female BBC reporter, who fills us in on the struggles of animal-rights activists who are working to save dinosaurs. We then see Jeff Goldblum, reprising his role from the first two films, addressing a committee. He tells them that he thinks the dinosaurs “should be taken out by the volcano” on an island that houses them, and Goldblum works hard to give this further plot exposition some urgency.

One of the dinosaur rights activists is played by Bryce Dallas Howard, who did a lot of fleeing in the previous “Jurassic World.” She goes to meet wealthy old Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) and is met at the door of his house by a servant played by the great Geraldine Chaplin, daughter of Charlie and star of Carlos Saura’s “Cría Cuervos,” one of the best and most politically pointed films ever made. (She worked previously with Bayona in “The Orphanage” and “The Impossible.”)

Anyone who is aware of who Chaplin is and what she represents might be taken aback by the cutting between her very soulful, watchful visage and Howard’s beautiful, dutiful face. Howard does nothing in this movie but widen her eyes slightly and look blankly credulous. Chaplin stands very erect in all of her shots and looks like she is keeping a particularly juicy secret. Every time the camera cuts to her, she stops this movie cold and looks like she could lead us into another sort of story, a Gothic horror picture, maybe.

But Chaplin has been hired here for her gravitas and nothing else, even though a subplot pairs her with a young girl named Maisie (Isabella Sermon) and several promising moments between them seem to portend something else entirely; in “Cría Cuervos,” the main dynamic is between Chaplin and a very intense little girl played by Ana Torrent. (Couldn’t the third movie in this trilogy be a kind of “Cría Jurassic Cuervos”?)

Alas, we have to get back to the plot of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” instead, which hinges, as so many large studio movies do, on the evil of villainous capitalists who have no shame or moral scruples. These villains are poaching the dinosaurs and looking to sell them off for millions of dollars, and there’s also a plan to weaponize them for warfare, and so forth.

Chris Pratt returns as the leading man of this series, and everything he says tends to sound like a double entendre. “If I don’t make it back, remember, you’re the one who made me come,” Pratt tells Howard at one point, and he pauses just enough to get a laugh. When Howard is on top of a dinosaur and needs to sedate it with a needle, Pratt cries, “You’re going to have to jam it in there!” Pratt is a charismatic, good-looking, funny guy, and he might be a real star if he could only get one or two good roles and sever himself from lucrative formula junk like this.

The suspense scenes get particularly lazy toward the end of “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.” Young Maisie is being chased by a dinosaur, and she climbs into what looks like a dumbwaiter, but then she waits for the dinosaur to run down the hall at her and only closes the dumbwaiter when this creature is seconds away from biting her. The only reason she seems to be waiting so long to close the door is so that she (and the camera) can watch the dinosaur run down the hall.

At the end, Goldblum returns to sell us on the idea of a “Jurassic World,” but this very dull entry in the series doesn’t make this sound like an enticing prospect.

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‘Jurassic Park’ Ride To Close At Universal Studios Hollywood In September

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions of years. But the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood won’t be so fortunate.

After a 22-year run, the ride will close Sept. 3, ending the reign of one of the park’s earliest thrill attr…

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions of years. But the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Studios Hollywood won’t be so fortunate. After a 22-year run, the ride will close Sept. 3, ending the reign of one of the park’s earliest thrill attractions. That’s the bad news for dinosaur fans. The good news is that an updated dinosaur-themed attraction, called the Jurassic World Ride, will be installed in its place. Park officials are mum on just what to expect from this new…

‘Jurassic World’ Ride to Swap in for ‘Jurassic Park’ One at Universal Studios (Video)

After 22 years of bringing riders face-to-face with a T-Rex, Universal Studios Hollywood is closing down “Jurassic Park: The Ride” in September. But the theme park is teasing that the dinosaurs will return, as the ride will be transformed into an updated version based on the new “Jurassic World” films.

Opening in 1996, “Jurassic Park: The Ride” became one of the must-ride attractions at Universal Studios. In fact, according to a “making of” featurette made by Universal, “Jurassic Park” director Steven Spielberg suggested the ride be made before he even began production on the movie. The decision to make it a raft flume ride wasn’t inspired by the film, but by a scene from Michael Crichton’s novel in which the story’s characters are attacked by dinosaurs while riding through a river in the park.

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The result was a ride overseen in part by Spielberg in which riders get invited to ride through a beautiful lagoon filled with peaceful dinosaurs, only to have their raft knocked off course into a containment area filled with velociraptors and other carnivores. At the ride’s climax, a T-Rex emerges and threatens to devour the riders, and the only means of escape is an 85-foot plunge so terrifying Spielberg said he didn’t want to go down it.

Now the ride will close at the end of this summer to make way for an updated version based on “Jurassic World” and its sequel, “Fallen Kingdom,” which will hit theaters next month. Universal Studios promises that the new version will feature new dinosaurs, “enhanced storytelling” and “state-of-the-art” technology when it arrives next year.

Watch the video announcing the upcoming “Jurassic World” ride in the clip above.

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After 22 years of bringing riders face-to-face with a T-Rex, Universal Studios Hollywood is closing down “Jurassic Park: The Ride” in September. But the theme park is teasing that the dinosaurs will return, as the ride will be transformed into an updated version based on the new “Jurassic World” films.

Opening in 1996, “Jurassic Park: The Ride” became one of the must-ride attractions at Universal Studios. In fact, according to a “making of” featurette made by Universal, “Jurassic Park” director Steven Spielberg suggested the ride be made before he even began production on the movie. The decision to make it a raft flume ride wasn’t inspired by the film, but by a scene from Michael Crichton’s novel in which the story’s characters are attacked by dinosaurs while riding through a river in the park.

The result was a ride overseen in part by Spielberg in which riders get invited to ride through a beautiful lagoon filled with peaceful dinosaurs, only to have their raft knocked off course into a containment area filled with velociraptors and other carnivores. At the ride’s climax, a T-Rex emerges and threatens to devour the riders, and the only means of escape is an 85-foot plunge so terrifying Spielberg said he didn’t want to go down it.

Now the ride will close at the end of this summer to make way for an updated version based on “Jurassic World” and its sequel, “Fallen Kingdom,” which will hit theaters next month. Universal Studios promises that the new version will feature new dinosaurs, “enhanced storytelling” and “state-of-the-art” technology when it arrives next year.

Watch the video announcing the upcoming “Jurassic World” ride in the clip above.

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