Experiencing some déjà vu? It’s because if you follow this blog regularly, this post will look very familiar.
It’s because as I explained at the championship to our recent Box Office Blockbuster Tourney, it was drawn to my attention that all my judges in that competition were men, and someone said they’d be interested in seeing how things would have turned out if the voters were women instead. So now I’m running this Alternate Box Office Blockbuster Tourney.
Continue reading (Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney – Odd Numbered Conference Round One
So as explained last time, we are playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years. Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores. Three of our six judges will vote on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we have our overall Champion!
Continue reading Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Odd-Numbered Years Conference, Round One
So, I just recently re-watched Jurassic World, and of course we’re all at least mildly curious about the next film coming out in the franchise, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But just recently an idea occurred to me for the future of the Jurassic saga that is perfectly set up by the most recent film to be released, it’s hard to imagine this isn’t where they are going.
Continue reading Jurassic Avenger – a Movie Pitch
OK, just to be clear, I don’t hate Jurassic Park. It’s got the best dinosaurs we’d ever seen in a film up to that point (by a long shot) and it’s got a number of really gripping sequences (that terrifying opening, the T-Rex attacking the jeep, the velociraptors come out in full force). But even so, I don’t think it’s something I could actually call a good movie. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #35 – Why I Don’t Like Jurassic Park
It’s harder to define a film series than it used to be. Is Lord of the Rings three films long or six? What’s the longest running Spider-Man series – five movies, or three? Is the X-Men one big series, or three or four different ones? Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #26 – Long-Running Film Series that are Worth Watching
The other day my wife and I celebrated our anniversary by going to see Jurassic World. You have may have heard of it. Apparently it broke all sorts of box-office records when it took in about 50 Squidzillion dollars in the first 30 seconds that it was out – such an impressive display of financial power that it made even the Marvel movies sit up and notice. (Hey everyone, dinosaurs are back in! How long until Marvel pays a cinematic visit to the Savage Land? Or maybe DC will step up to the plate and give us a movie version of the War That Time Forgot.) Continue reading Jurassic World – Somehow entertaining in spite of everything