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Jurassic Park: 4 Things Confirmed To Reappear (& 6 Things We Want To See In The Franchise)

The Jurassic Park franchise is one of the most popular and most celebrated of all time. What began as a book by Michael Crichton has grown into five films, with another on the way. Before it is released on June 11, 2021 (exactly 28 years after the original movie came out), let’s go over some details…

Related: Jurassic World 3: Everything We Know About It So Far

What facts have already been confirmed when it comes to Jurassic World 3 (such as the plot and the actors and actresses playing important roles)? And what types of things would fans like to see in this new story (especially if it may be the last one being made)? Here are six things that have been confirmed, along with four things we really want to see.
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Jurassic Park: The Original Cast, Then & Now

Jurassic Park came out in 1993, and this thrilling film was based on a Michael Crichton novel of the same name. It focused on a park full of recreated dinosaurs, which, in real life, were shown through CGI and animatronics. These effects, along with the acting, the plot and that awesome theme song, helped in earning this flick numerous awards and tons of fans.

Related: 10 Things From Jurassic Park That Kids These Days Won't Understand

Since the franchise is still going, it would be fun to look back at the original cast and then to see what these stars look like now… especially since it was recently confirmed that some of them will appear in Jurassic World 3 in 2021!
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‘Big Mouth’ Review: ‘Disclosure the Movie: The Musical’ Underscores a Stellar Season 3

‘Big Mouth’ Review: ‘Disclosure the Movie: The Musical’ Underscores a Stellar Season 3
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Big Mouth” Season 3, including the ending.]

Disclosure” isn’t a movie I hear too many kids talking about these days. Barry Levinson’s 1994 drama stars two icons of their era, Demi Moore and Michael Douglas, and features a few steamy scenes (also very much of the era) wrapped up in a bigger, grosser movie about a new boss (Moore) who accuses her employee (Douglas) of sexual harassment as payback for him refuting her advances. It… isn’t exactly a classic. In fact, the adaptation of Michael Crichton’s bestseller was only recently brought back to the edge of prominence as the #MeToo movement started gaining steam, and scared, cowardly men needed a recognizable scapegoat scenario to toss out when they were accused of sexual harassment.

So why does “Big Mouth” devote an entire episode of Season 3 to its adolescent stars turning that film into a school musical? In short, because
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ER: The Best Episode In Every Season, Ranked

With 15 seasons that aired from 1994 to 2009, ER stood as television’s longest-running medical drama for a decade after its grand finale. It wasn’t until 2019 that the 16th season of Grey’s Anatomy would dethrone ER, which is now the second longest-running TV drama surrounding fictional doctors.

Created by Michael Crichton, who wrote novels such as Jurassic Park, The Lost World and films such as Westworld (1973) and Twister (1996)—among many other notable works–ER is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed series in the history of television. Read below to explore which episode stood out in every season of the show, as well as how they rank against one another.

Related: 5 Things ER Did Better Than Grey's Anatomy (And 5 Things Grey's Does Better)
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Village Roadshow Adapting Charles Pellegrino’s Ecological-Horror Novel ‘Dust’

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Deadline has learned that Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned New York Times-bestselling author Charles Pellegrino’s environmental horror novel Dust, which Dan Berk and Robert Olsen will adapt for the screen.

Published near the turn of the millennium in 1998, Dust is strangely prescient about the disastrous, inevitable effects of human progress on Earth’s ecosystem. The story follows maverick paleobiologist Richard Sinclair, who is one of the first to suspect the truth: that a series of random episodes are symptoms of a chain reaction triggered by a die-off of the world’s insects. As the old-world order collapses, Sinclair and a small group of scientists embark on a race against time.

Pellegrino is a writer and a scientist working in paleobiology and astronomy, a designer for projects including rockets and nuclear devices (non-military propulsion systems), composite construction materials and magnetically levitated transportation systems. After sailing with Robert Ballard
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'ER' at 25: Looking Back on Casting the Medical Drama's Legendary Original Ensemble

Twenty-five years ago today, NBC debuted a groundbreaking series starring an ensemble cast that helped shape the current TV landscape. That show, of course, is medical drama ER, which debuted the same season as Friends and ran for an impressive 15 seasons.

Based on a screenplay by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton about his own experiences as a young medical student working in an emergency room, the series was created by John Wells (Shameless, Animal Kingdom). And while cast and crew cycled through the show throughout that decade and a half, few were involved for the series' entire run.

Casting director John ...
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How ‘ER’ and ‘Friends’ ‘Pushed Their Form at the Time’ to Dominate Ratings and Become Modern Classics

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How ‘ER’ and ‘Friends’ ‘Pushed Their Form at the Time’ to Dominate Ratings and Become Modern Classics
By many accounts, 1994 was a notable year in the world of media. It was, after all, when Nancy Kerrigan was attacked, the terrorists in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing convicted, Oj Simpson arrested in the murder of his wife and her friend and a Major League baseball strike. But after all of these things came the launches of two series that would go on to change the way small-screen storytelling was developed and discussed for decades to come. The cinematic medical drama “ER” premiered with a two-hour pilot on Sept. 19, 1994, and just days later, the multicamera, half-hour comedy “Friends” followed on Sept. 22, 1994.

Although at first glance, the shows’ genres and formats may seem to set them wildly apart, both boasted ensemble casts of soon-to-be stars, and both had unique, authentic and specific storytelling points of views that stemmed from their creators. Perhaps most importantly to those on the business side of things,
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10 Jurassic Park Memes That Are Too Hilarious For Words

Oh look, life found a way and we now have our very own meme ecosystem on the internet for Jurassic Park. It can't be helped; in the face of Michael Crichton's mere literary greatness and Steven Spielberg's film genius, were are but mere bacteria; but boy do we know how to form a culture, as all bacteria do.

Related: Jurassic Park: 10 Facts From The Books The Movies Leave Out

So, this is the end result of all the running, screaming, and clever girl casualties from the Jurassic Park franchise, memes. So far at the very least.

Over the years, Jurassic Park has accumulated its own glorious memes-- some of which dissect the film's logic while others simply poke fun at the characters and the dialog. Here are 10 of them that words cannot describe but we'll try anyway.
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Westworld Season 3 will only be eight episodes long

The upcoming third season of the HBO sci-fi series, Westworld, will only consist of eight episodes, compared to the first two seasons which both featured 10 episodes – making it the shortest season yet.

According to a new report by The Wrap, there are currently no details on the length of the episodes regarding if HBO intends to make the episodes longer to make up for the shortage of the season. Additionally, the newest season is set to premiere within the first half of 2020.

In a statement given to The Wrap, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys discussed whether the third season might feature familiar faces except the confirmed returns of the characters who were featured in the Comic-Con trailer. Bloys simply said:

“If you didn’t see them in the trailer, I’m not gonna respond.”

See Also: Westworld season 3 gets six character posters

Are you looking forward to season 3 of Westworld?
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Jurassic Park: 10 Facts From The Books The Movies Leave Out

Jurassic Park is a classic, beloved movie and blockbuster franchise . Many people know that it's based on the novels by Michael Crichton. Some are even aware of the differences between the two versions—we've had plenty of time to read the books, after all. We could spend all day listing the differences, but instead we're just going to focus on a few key details of the novels that weren't brought over to the movie versions.

Related: Jurassic Park: 10 Facts Fans didn’t Know About Isla Nublar
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Jurassic Park: 10 Questions We Still Want Answered

One of the most celebrated blockbusters of all time, Jurassic Park not only changed the way we looked at dinosaurs, but it also changed the way we look at movies. When it debuted in 1991, director Stephen Spielberg was fresh off of successes like Jaws, E.T., the Indiana Jones trilogy, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Using the fascinating best selling novel by Michael Crichton as the basis for the film, tense cinematography, great casting, and pioneered special effects brought it to life.

Audiences have been able to experience the franchise for the last several decades with countless sequels, but what about the film that started it all? Upon repeat viewings, the action-adventure still provides thrills and chills, and the special effects hold up. But certain plot elements are as confusing as Ian Malcolm's exposed shirt. Here are ten questions we still want answered about Jurassic Park.

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The Exorcist III is a Classic and Better Than You Remember

Jim Knipfel Aug 16, 2019

Three decades later, we look back at The Exorcist III, which despite everything is much better than most people remember.

Judge me harshly if you will, but I admit without shame that of all the entries in The Exorcist franchise, John Boorman’s 1977 all-star Exorcist II: The Heretic is by far my favorite. Not the greatest or most coherent of the lot, no, but my favorite. In terms of sheer brain-melting horror, I dare you to cite any scene from any of the other entries that can touch the terrifying spectacle of Linda Blair tap dancing. That said, 1990’s The Exorcist III comes in a very close second. It’s a far better film than it has any right to be, and at several turns, it even tops the original…

Based on his 1983 novel Legion, writer-director William Peter Blatty’s Exorcist III arrived 17 years after William Friedkin’s The Exorcist,
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10 Scariest Moments From The Jurassic Park Franchise

The original Jurassic Park was adapted from a novel that has a surprising amount of horror in it. Author Michael Crichton studied extensively to practice medicine, and it showed. The source material is full of disturbingly graphic detail. And its 1993 adaptation, though friendly towards younger audiences, was unafraid to display genuine frights. Even though Jurassic Park: The Lost World transformed the DNA of the series, those traces of horror sometimes remained.

Related: Jurassic Park: 10 Ian Malcolm Quotes That Show How Woke He Is

Every time the franchise reached into its inherent nature, it was most effective. So, let’s have a look back at the scariest scenes from the series. And, naturally, spoiler warning!
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Westworld season 3 gets six character posters

Following a trailer for the third season of Westworld, HBO has released six character posters for its acclaimed sci-fi drama series featuring Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), Maeve (Thandie Newton), Charlotte (Tessa Thompson), William (Ed Harris), and Caleb (Aaron Paul); take a look here…

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Created for television and executive produced by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson. Based on the film written by Michael Crichton. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

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Westworld III trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con

During its Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, HBO released a new trailer for the third season of the Emmy Award-winning sci-fi drama series Westworld; watch it here…

See Also: Details on Aaron Paul’s Westworld season 3 character revealed by creators

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Created for television and executive produced by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson. Based on the film written by Michael Crichton. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

The post Westworld III trailer released at San Diego Comic-Con appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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"Westworld" In 2020

Season 3 of "Westworld", airing on HBO in 2020 is based on the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton, set in 'Westworld', a technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android 'hosts':

".... 'Westworld', one of six theme parks owned and operated by 'Delos Inc.', allows guests to experience the 'Old West' in an environment populated by 'hosts', androids programmed to fulfill the guests' every desire.

"The hosts, who are nearly indistinguishable from humans, follow a predefined set of intertwining narratives but have the ability to deviate from these narratives based on interactions they have with guests.

"The hosts repeat their multi-day narratives anew each cycle. At the beginning of each new cycle, each host has its memories of the previous period erased. This continues hundreds or thousands of times until the host is decommissioned or repurposed for use in other narratives. For guests' safety, hosts' programming
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Comic-Con 2019: Watch the New Trailer for HBO’s Westworld Season 3

"We all have a role to play" in the new Comic-Con trailer for the third season of HBO's Westworld, which will take viewers out of the park and deeper into the futuristic real world where all may not be as it seems.

You can watch the new trailer for Westworld Season 3 (aka Westworld III) below, set to the backdrop of Vera Lynn performing “We’ll Meet Again."

The third season stars Evan Rachel Wood, Aaron Paul, Luke Hemsworth, Lena Waithe, Jeffrey Wright, Scott Mescudi, Thandie Newton, and Ed Harris, and Marshawn Lynch.

Check here to watch the previous Westworld trailer revealed back in May, stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Westworld Season 3, which will premiere in 2020, and visit our online hub to stay updated on all of our San Diego Comic-Con coverage!

"Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth
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Details on Aaron Paul’s Westworld season 3 character revealed by creators

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the creators of Westworld, have spoken a little about the nature of Aaron Paul’s season three character.

There are a lot of changes coming Westworld‘s way in season three and this includes the introduction of an important new character played by Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame. The character has been featured heavily in the trailer but just what role does he play in the story?

Well, in a recent interview with EW, the show’s creators spoke a little about who this man is. Jonathan Nolan said: “Aaron’s character will challenge Dolores’ notions about the nature of humanity. He’s the type of person who doesn’t get to go to Westworld.”

Co-creator Lisa Joy added: “We’re looking at the aftermath of the massacre in the park. After all they went through to get out of the park, Dolores finally got what she wanted,
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Westworld season 3 will be easier to follow, says co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan

Westworld season 3 will be easier to follow according to the show’s co-creator Jonathan Nolan.

Westworld has certainly done a great job at gripping audiences over its first two seasons, with all its twists and turns constantly keeping fans guessing. But what about those who find the show hard to follow? Well, there is some good news.

According to creator and showrunner Jonathan Nolan, season three is going for a different approach that is more straight forward in construction. Speaking to EW, Nolan revealed:

“This is season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers… I love shows that find a groove and hang with it for 100 episodes — that was never this show. We always wanted every season to find our characters in radically different circumstances. And with a cast this talented, watching the metamorphosis of
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Looking Back on the Moon Landing and the Giant Leap for TV Networks

On July 16, 1969, Variety ran a package of stories under the headline “Greatest Show Off Earth,” detailing the three TV networks’ fever over the July 19 moon landing. CBS exec producer Robert Wussler predicted “the world’s greatest single broadcast.” Variety called it a “31-hour TV super-special,” running all day Sunday through midday Monday. The networks and four radio companies pooled resources and spent a then-huge $13 million collectively. NBC was handling the action at Kennedy Space Center, CBS at Mission Control in Houston, with ABC assigned “downrange pickups.”

But each network also wanted to plant its own distinct footprint on the moon landing. CBS offered Arthur C. Clarke, Walter Cronkite and Orson Welles (think “War of the Worlds”). ABC had Rod Serling, Isaac Asimov and Marshall McLuhan; ABC also commissioned Duke Ellington to compose a piece of music. NBC had a special hosted by John Chancellor and Danny Kaye, which Variety described
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