Just Not Fresh | Review of ‘The Lost World’ (Jurassic Park #2)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Lost World by Michael Crichton
Alfred A. Knopf
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“It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end—the dinosaurs destroyed, the park dismantled, and the island indefinitely closed to the public. There are rumors that something has survived. . .” —Goodreads

Published September 17, 1995, by Alfred A. Knopf, The Lost World by Michael Crichton is the second and final book in the sci-fi adventure series Jurassic Park.
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Thought Provoking & Challenging | Review of ‘Jurassic Park’ (Jurassic Park #1)


By Cynthia Ayala

Jurassic Park by Micheal Crichton
Ballantine Books
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“A billionaire has created a technique to clone dinosaurs. From the DNA that his crack team of scientists extract, he is able to grow the dinosaurs in his laboratories and lock them away on an island behind electric fences, creating a sort of theme park. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come and view the park, but something goes terribly wrong when a worker on the island turns traitor and shuts down the power.” (Goodreads)

Published December 1991 by Ballantine Books Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is the classic novel that spawned a franchise about dinosaurs and the will of man.
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Weekly Reading List #86


By Cynthia Ayala

Hey there avid readers! Can’t stay to chat its graduation day! Woo! I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m finally done with school. Woo! Now I just have to make it across the stage without tripping. Wish me luck and happy reading! Continue reading “Weekly Reading List #86”

Dinosaurs & Pratt: A Winning Combination | Review of ‘Jurassic World’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Jurassic World starring Chris Pratt Universal Studios

Off the coast of Costa Rica lies the luxury resort Jurassic World, where arrays of genetically engineered dinosaurs reign in exhibits for the consumers’ entertainment. Now, the newest addition, the Indominus Rex, has escaped, setting off a chain reaction where dinosaurs escape and wreak havoc on the island. Now Owen, the former military man and animal expert must save the island and terminate the Indominus Rex.

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, but in this case it certainly made for one heck of a good film. This movie did not reboot the franchise but it was able to breathe life back into something that was almost forgotten, or rather tarnished by Jurassic Park’s 2 & 3. And while Jurassic Park 3 was better than 2, it still had nothing on the first film.
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Jurassic Park 4 Back On For A 2015 Release?


By: Nick Venable If you really want to get your dinosaur fix in the next couple of years, you may only have Neil Nightingale and Pierre De Lespinos’ CGI animated Walking With Dinosaurs to look forward to. And while that actually does look like a pretty interesting little flick, sci-fi and adventure fans have been clamoring for another Jurassic Park movie, even though the recent Jurassic Park 3D re-release is almost definitely already better than any sequel that ends up getting made, if it ever gets made. And it will get made. Probably. According to Coming Soon, Jurassic Park 4 is targeted to hit theaters in 2015. (Unless it doesn’t.) The … Continue reading Jurassic Park 4 Back On For A 2015 Release?

Jurassic Park 4 Handed To Safety Not Guaranteed Director Colin Trevorrow


By: Sean O’Connell So much for those rumors that Steven Spielberg might be ready to return to the director’s chair for a fourth Jurassic Park movie. Deadline now reports that Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow has stepped in to helm the next sequel, which already has a 2014 release date. According to the site, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) have written the screenplay, while Frank Marshall, Patrick Crowley and Steven Spielberg are on board as producers. The fourth Jurassic Park will be shot and released in 3D. Trevorrow’s name was in a few fan discussions swirling around potential hires for Star Wars: Episode VII, with the … Continue reading Jurassic Park 4 Handed To Safety Not Guaranteed Director Colin Trevorrow

Kathleen Kennedy Exits Jurassic Park 4 For Star Wars Episode VII


By:  Nick Venable For most people, a promotion might entail a change in uniform, a bigger office, or a company car… if you’re lucky. In taking over as President of Lucasfilms last year, Kathleen Kennedy got both the privilege and the stress of heading one the most lucrative and imaginative film franchises ever. Something we can certainly all relate to. But in taking on more responsibility, some things just have to be pushed to the side. In response to a fan on Twitter, producer Frank Marshall has revealed that producer Kathleen Kennedy will not be back to produce the upcomingJurassic Park … Continue reading Kathleen Kennedy Exits Jurassic Park 4 For Star Wars Episode VII

See Terrifying Concept Art From The Jurassic Park 4 That Never Happened


By: Katey Rich Jurassic Park 4 VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Jurassic Park 4 is actually currently in the works, with Rise of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver writing the script, and a release date of summer 2014 in mind. But when you’re making a sequel to a movie that enormous, of course there have been earlier versions of the story, and a glimpse at the Jurassic Park 4 that might have been has just emerged, and perfectly timed to Halloween, as it turns out. The rejected concept art images come from a 2005 … Continue reading See Terrifying Concept Art From The Jurassic Park 4 That Never Happened