|Just when you thought our exclusive range of Jurassic Park T-Shirts couldn’t fossil-bly get any better, we’ve only gone and done it!
Inspired by one of the most iconic theme parks ever, Jurassic Park was home to some of the world’s most dangerous and deadly creatures including a whole host of genetically re-created Dinosaurs from prehistoric times, all of which were the brainchild of an elderly billionaire philanthropist. Pretty standard stuff right?
|As we’re sure all you retro movie lovers will know, during one of the parks tours, a huge storm hits fictional Isla Nublar, an islet located off Costa Rica. To make matter worse, their geeky computer programmer, Dennis Nedry who has been bribed to steal dinosaur embryos disables all security systems in the park to allow him to gain access and steal what he needs. Things quickly turn from bad to worse as all the ancient beasts begin to break free and run amok with only freedom and hunting on their minds!
|One of the biggest films of the 90s, this Steven Spielberg classic will certainly always have a home in our personal movie collections and now even more love from our exclusive range of movie T-Shirts!
Why not flaunt your bravery with one of these awesome new designs featuring the iconic Jurassic Park logo, but this time with our very own ‘I survived’ twist for a real I was there look and feel. This cool tshirt is likely to fend off any scary dinosaurs in the future that’s for sure. A must have for all you fans out there!
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So what is your favourite Jurassic Park moment? So many classic scenes to pick from. Let us know by leaving a little comment below. Thanks!
Holy smokes Batman! It’s only the weekend!
Just like the Easter Bunny, hopping and leaping around, sniffing and burring as we go as we work our way through the thick forest of retro movie awesomeness only to dig up and share with you hungry folks with even more movie magic.
Have a happy weekend!
Saturday 19th April
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV London 2:40 pm-5:35 pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh.
Beetlejuice (1988) 5* 5:05 pm-7:00 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Recently deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland enlist the professional services of a hard-boiled veteran ghost to scare away the obnoxious yuppie family who have moved into their former home. Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy, starring Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones and Catherine O’Hara.
Iron Man (2008) Film4 6:40 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Arms manufacturer Tony Stark is taken hostage by a terrorist group and realises the weapons his company builds have been falling into the wrong hands. Using his engineering skills to construct a hi-tech armoured suit, he manages to escape and then puts the technology to good use in the fight against evil around the world. Superhero adventure, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow and Terrence Howard. Edited for daytime broadcast.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) Channel 4 10:50 pm-12:50 am (2 hours )
Premiere. Documentary about the influential British rock band, in which film-maker Shane Meadows follows the group through rehearsals for their 2012 reunion concerts at Manchester’s Heaton Park, the first time they had played together in 16 years. Featuring previously unseen archive footage spanning the Roses’ history.
Sunday 20th April
Look Who’s Talking (1989) Sky Movies Comedy 11:30 am-1:15 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
Pregnant Mollie is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.
Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 3:00 pm-5:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.
Free Willy (1993) Sky Movies Family 3:25 pm-5:30 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A troubled youngster befriends a captive killer whale while working at a marine park. However, their friendship looks set to be short-lived when he learns the park’s greedy owners plan to kill the animal, forcing the boy into a race against time to release the creature back into the ocean. Family drama, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty and Michael Madsen.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) ITV2 6:30 pm-9:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
Scientist Dr Ian Malcolm reluctantly joins a research team on the island where his employer first designed genetically engineered dinosaurs. Meanwhile, a big-game hunter takes the chance to bag the biggest prize of all – a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur adventure sequel, starring Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite and Richard Attenborough.
Jumanji (1995) Sky Movies Family 8:00 pm-9:50 pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A man who has been trapped inside a mysterious jungle board game for 26 years is eventually freed when two children start to play it. Unfortunately, he arrives with a rampaging horde of animals on his heels, leaving only one solution – to finish the game he started all those years ago. Fantasy adventure, starring Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt.
That’s all folks!
Whatever you’re up to this awesome Easter Weekend, remember to find every egg or you’ll get ants, and staying up all night doesn’t mean you will spot the Easter Bunny.
Happy retro weekend!
|Anyone who’s anyone has seen and LOVED the classic Jurassic Park (no rhyme intended) movies from back in our youth…or what we like to call the glory days of films. Not that we’re biased at all!
These films are still some of our all-time favourites and we’re pretty sure will still be as much loved by us when we’re kicking it in the nursing homes as they were back when we thought the Sega was the pinnacle of gaming. Actually we kind of still do 🙂
Because of recent troubles with the Pirates of the Caribbean film, which is being delayed while writers wrestle with the screenplay, it seems this has created some time and space for Colin Trevorrow, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to set to work on the next Jurassic Park script! Woop!
But it’s back with a twist! Yep Universal Pictures has announced the next instalment will carry the title of Jurassic Word instead of its classic title. New title or not, this film comes our way a whopping 14 years after the last release, Jurassic Park III, and 22 years after the original in 1993.
Jurassic World will hit cinemas in June 2015 and while Steven Spielberg will sadly not be directing, he’ll be an executive producer so something to hold onto there. The film’s new 2015 release comes in a pretty darn competitive year for blockbuster films too, with the new Batman–Superman combo film, the next installment of the Star Wars franchise from Disney and of course the new Avengers: Age of Ultron all due for release. What a year!
So who’s in it you cry!? Well! Original stars Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum are rumoured to return to their parts as John Hammond and Dr Ian Malcolm, although nothing has been confirmed by Universal yet so stay tuned.
So what do you guys think? Do you hold hope for this next dino flick? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Also don’t forget to stay tuned to see our exclusive new Jurassic Park T-Shirts (£19.99) coming our way soon!
|Now in just hearing that news, you’re probably feeling like a bit of a dinosaur already huh…you’re not alone! We couldn’t believe our eyes and ears when we discovered that amazing 20 years ago (ahh stop mentioning it!) Jurassic Park first hit our screens and roared it’s way into our hearts, minds and collection.
Now some movies are well known, some are huge, and a select few are just monstrous! Jurassic Park certainly falls in this latter category as it blitzed all other competition at the time and was a simply mammoth success leaving it’s muddy footprint in the movie world forever (spotted the dino references yet? Keep up!).
For those not in the know, the story follows a select crew as they visit a remote island where a wealthy entrepreneurs’ scientists have begun breeding dinosaurs from the stored blood in preserved insects. Harmless fun so far right? One of the parks’ own workers (the annoying geeky guy) attempts to steal the dinosaur embryos for his own gain, and has to shut down critical security systems in the process, essentially allowing all the creatures to escape and create havoc over the entire island! It’s then a fight for survival.
Still want to know more? Check out some cool Jurassic Park facts we recently found that you might not have known…
– This flick was the first ever to gross $50 million in an opening weekend, later earning $357,067,947 that Summer! Woah…dollars makes it sound better 🙂
This is and always will be one of our favourite films and even buy todays standards, offers up some amazing action and story even if some of the special effects might be slightly hmm well.. dated, it adds to the charm right?
So what’s your favourite moment of scene from this epic adventure flick?