Sunday, June 14, 2015

If Something Chases You... Run!

Hi Internetland!

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park franchise review series! Technically this could be considered the fifth... but the little nugget regarding the LEGO Jurassic World game is more for a different series. It just fit well here.

So if you've been following along, you already know what this post is going to be about. I was lucky enough to see the new movie this afternoon. And let me tell ya... we've got some things to talk about! Fair warning: there most likely will be spoilers up ahead. So if you don't want to know anything about the new film, what are you doing on the internet?!?!

Seriously though, I will try to keep the spoilers to what most folks have read/written about before the film's release. Now, without much more delay, get your passports ready, click past the jump, and let's do this thing!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What If They Find Us Without Them...?

Hey-o Internetland!

This is gonna be another late entry. But you know... this has been an incredible journey.

I got to revisit several films that truly did recapture the wonder and curiosity of the prehistoric era. And did actually get me excited for the new film. Since this will be the last entry before my review, let's make this one count.

I've got some ideas on what to include. Some old and some new stuff. So in the wonderfully delivered line from The Lost World, "Saddle up! Let's get this moveable feast under way!"

Friday, June 12, 2015

Dino... Droppings?

Hey Internetland!

Quick post this time.

In keeping with the theme of my four-parter.

So, Jurassic World released in theatres officially today. This series is leading up to my review (stay tuned!) of the film. So to build anticipation, I'm watching through the first three in a binger/marathon. And posting my 2015-self reactions. But if you've read this far in the postings, you know that already.

I promised a quick post, so let's just get to it!

Life Found a Way....

Hey there Internetland!

As I write this, it is the wee hours of the morning. So if this doesn't make a whole lot of sense... well.. I blame the time frame!

Of course, I have to take some of that blame too. I could wait until tomorrow... but then I'd have to write TWO posts. Back to back. With out them seeming to blend together too much.

Before we begin, for those not in the know, an amazing, talented actor, beloved for starring in many franchises that geek culture claim as part of their own, passed away yesterday (as of the date of this writing). Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee passed away at the golden age of 93. Although his acting career started in the mid-1940s, with roles including Frankenstein's monster and working along side Errol Flynn, arguably, it was his role in The Curse of Dracula as the Count that got him notoriety. Personally, his later roles in the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film series were some of my favorites. He will be missed. Thank you for the memories Sir Lee.

Hopefully you read my post from earlier. You know, the one that introduced what I'm doing. If not, that's okay. But really, you should go back and read it. If only so it doesn't feel like you're reading repeat info!

As promised, here is part two of this journey! So, click on past the jump and enjoy my rambles....

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Only One on My Side Is The Blood-Sucking Lawyer!

Hello Internetland!

It's officially summer and I realized I hadn't posted anything since last fall!!! I've got two posts to throw out there, this one being the second.... But in a weird Inception-style twist, this one will be posted first... Ok, maybe more like the Star Wars saga... where we get the good trilogy first, and then have all our childhood dreams crushed and mutilated when the back story of our beloved favorites comes careening and screeching through out minds like steel nails on a chalkboard.... Or something like that... but less dramatic.... And not as epic sounding.

But seriously, if you've never had the pleasure of hearing, or even feeling, nails on a chalkboard or just plain old chalk making it's screech as it accidentally (or even on purpose) scrapes across the surface of the board.... Well... There's no real way to describe that feeling. Although some have tried by pointing to the Star Wars prequel trilogy.... But even that is tame by comparison. But that debate (which Star Wars trilogy is the best) is for a later post. Like closer to Christmas. You know, when that Lost director forgets to use his Alias when he takes us on a Star Trek, Into Darkness to find The Force Awakens....

(If that wasn't enough of an oblique reference for you... well, then I give up....)

No. Today, I'm going to post about a much *ahem* larger epic. One that has captured my personal imagination since I was a young lad. Much like everyone in my generation about 20-some odd years ago, if not more. This particular post will be one in a four-part series over the next few days. I hope you stick along for the ride! So, without further ado, click on past the jump to journey into...