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Memorable Movie Moments…

the lost world

This week’s memorable movie moment takes us back to the first sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World (1997). Also based on the preceding novel by Michael Crichton, the film is the only Jurassic Park sequel to be directed by Steven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan, Bridge of Spies), although he has served as executive producer on JP3 (2001) and Jurassic World (2015). In fact The Lost World is the only sequel that Spielberg has opted to direct, outside of the Indiana Jones series. It was also his first time back to film after he took a leave of absence when Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List were completed and became box office hits both in the same year. Author Michael Crichton had titled the book after the famous novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which also features a mysterious island with dinosaurs and other strange phenomena.

The Lost World brought back original actor Jeff Goldblum (Independence Day, The Grand Budapest Hotel) as Dr. Ian Malcolm, who is joined by an all new cast of characters, including Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (Hannibal, Crazy Stupid Love), Pete Postlethwaite (Inception, The Town), Vince Vaughn (Old School, Wedding Crashers), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Moneyball), Peter Stormare (Armageddon, Minority Report), Vanessa Lee Chester (A Little Princess, Harriet the Spy), and acclaimed British actor Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, Elizabeth). Continue reading

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon

don jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be making his directorial debut this September with Don Jon, starring Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. The film follows Don Jon, a New Jersey man who loves his family and church, and his porn, but tries to turn his life around when he meets Barbara, who has the potential to be the love of his life. This is the first full-length motion picture that Levitt has directed, as well as his first writing project for the big screen. Let’s hope things keep going well for the young director, who made a huge come-back to the big screen with Christopher Nolan’s Inception in 2010.