Oct. 24, 2011 | 3:53 p.m.
More than 18 years after the trademark Tyrannosaurus rex first roared onto the big screen in “Jurassic Park,” the film and its sequels are getting the Blu-ray treatment. On Tuesday, the “Jurassic Park” trilogy boxed set is being released on Blu-ray and DVD, and its bonus features include interviews with cast and crew. Among them is the Industrial Light & Magic visual effects wizard behind the full-motion dinosaurs in the first two “Jurassic Park” films, Dennis Muren. Hero Complex writer Noelene Clark recently chatted with Muren — whose other visual effects credits include “Star Wars,” “Ghostbusters” and “Indiana Jones” titles — about the dinosaur franchise, based on the book by Michael Crichton. NC: Something surprising about “Jurassic Park” is how well it has aged. The story and the effects still hold up really well. Why is that? DM: I wondered […]
Sept. 16, 2011 | 8:19 a.m.
Harrison Ford would be “delighted” to reprise the role of Indiana Jones, the actor said at a 30th anniversary screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Ford has played the fedora-wearing, bullwhipping character in four films, the most recurring role of his career. “Maybe a fifth, but I ain’t going to Mars,” he joked during the Q&A portion of the screening, hosted by Hero Complex’s Geoff Boucher at L.A. Live Monday evening. “Ark” director Steven Spielberg said earlier that he and George Lucas have discussed a possible fifth installment in the series. Should a script be written, Ford said, he’d be on board. “It’s an absolute delight to revisit this character,” Ford said, “and a chance to work with Steven again, who only hires me for ‘Indiana Jones.'” “I gotta correct this,” Spielberg chimed in. “Do you know who I offered […]
July 22, 2011 | 1:56 p.m.
Steven Spielberg confirmed to the audience at Comic-Con that he is at work on “Jurassic Park 4,” a new installment in the dinosaur franchise he launched in 1993. “We have a story, I can happily announce,” Spielberg said to the cheering crowds in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H, where he was appearing to promote his Christmas release, “Tintin.” “We have a writer who is writing the treatment and hopefully we are going to make ‘Jurassic Park 4′ in all of your foreseeable futures — all of our foreseeable futures — hopefully, in the next two or three years.” — Rebecca Keegan RECENT AND RELATED ‘Tintin’ made Spielberg ‘more like a painter than ever’ Pegg and Frost tell tales from Spielberg’s ‘Tintin’ set Pegg riffs on ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Mission Impossible’ Spielberg looks back on ‘Raiders‘ Pegg and Frost on […]
June 22, 2009 | 9:10 p.m.
Ever wonder what our hissing prehistoric friends would say if they could speak? Ah, well there you go. Thanks to Christie St. Martin for the link — Geoff Boucher MORE VIDEOS OF RANDOM SILLINESS “SNL” flashback: superhero party, circa 1979 George Lucas not happy about the “Star Trek” success Han Solo, reloaded as “Magnum P.I.” Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee “Twilight” fans can be a bit … intense LOTS MORE FOOLISHNESS
Oct. 06, 2008 | 1:30 p.m.
(Note: There’s also a tidbit here about the "Green Lantern" film project, check after the jump.) The creature creators at Stan Winston Studio specialize in Hollywood miracles — they brought dinosaurs to life for "Jurassic Park" and turned metal men into movie history with "Iron Man" and "The Terminator" — but their next trick will be their toughest. The illustrious special-effects shop will try to hold on to its history even as it sheds its late founder’s name and abandons his storied workshop. Stan Winston, (at right) a four-time Oscar winner, died in June in Malibu at age 62 after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. He was universally eulogized as one of the true wizards of Hollywood. "The entertainment industry has lost a genius," Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said at the […]