Ep. 51 – Jurassic World, Sony and Marvel are at odds over who should be Spider-Man, Joe Carnahan may direct Bad Boys 3, and our next Alamo Drafthouse screening is set

June 15, 2015 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Jurassic World.” They also discuss Sony and Marvel allegedly disagreeing on who the next Spider-Man should be, Joe Carnahan possibly writing/directing “Bad Boys III,” and we announce our Alamo Drafthouse screening for June.

[0:00-9:16] Intro, Kung Fu Hustle screening tease
[09:16-15:56] Sony and Marvel are allegedly at odds over who should play Spider-Man
[15:56-30:58] Joe Carnahan rumored to direct Bad Boys 3
[30:58-1:04:24] Jurassic World
[1:04:24-1:26:18] Teases for next week and close

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Jurassic World

June 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Jerrod, Reviews

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio
Directed by: Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)
Written by:  Rick Jaffa (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Amanda Silver (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), Colin Trevorrow (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) and Derek Connolly (“Safety Not Guaranteed”)

There’s some reasonably sharp meta humor bubbling under the surface during certain scenes in “Jurassic World” referencing the notion that, 20 or so years after the world in the film became aware that dinosaurs had been genetically-engineered back to life, the public has grown bored with T. rex and company. “No one’s impressed with dinosaurs.”  The titular theme park- envisioned by John Hammond in the ‘90s – has now become a destination resort filled with kitschy souvenirs, Margaritavilles and families wanting more than the thunder lizards they’ve been seeing for the better part of two decades now. This not-so-subtle commentary alludes to the real-life trajectory of 1993’s “Jurassic Park,” the movie that not only started this franchise but is also nearly entirely responsible for the CGI special effects revolution that has dominated the summer movie season and beyond ever since. With knowing winks at the past and some fresher spins on the formula, “Jurassic Work” finally offers fans of the series a truly worthy sequel to the modern Spielberg classic.

Finally a fully-operational theme park to rival anything Disney has to offer, Jurassic World boasts 20,000 visitors a day, but executive Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) recognizes the park needs to evolve to survive financially, and that calls for and exciting (and dangerous) new dinosaur. After the on-site lab cooks up an unstoppable killing machine, the Indominous Rex, billionaire park CEO Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) insists on bringing in an expert to check the safety of the paddock. Thankfully, there’s one on site in Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a wiseass dino trainer with his own pack of semi-loyal velociraptors. When I-rex inevitably uses its genetic modifications to escape its enclosure, Claire and Masrani are determined to capture the valuable beast without evacuating the park. Of course this doesn’t go as planned, and it’s up to Owen and his dinosaur pals to stop the I-rex before InGen mercenary Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) can use it in his plan to militarize dinosaurs.

Messy and over-written, “Jurassic World” nonetheless overcomes whatever misdeeds it may commit in its overstuffed screenplay by giving us some thrilling dinosaur action. With no less than six different plots going on—four of them not interesting at all—the movie thrives when focusing on the banality of modern society in the mall-like atmosphere of an over-engineered theme park, filled with tourists staring at their phones, and cramming it up against the very real danger of unleashing murderous monsters into that ecosystem. The climax of the film, offering up a bronto-sized shout out to longtime fans of the series, is just the right kind of goofy craziness to leave you cheering and laughing at the same time. Finally, we have a reason to return to Jurassic Park.

Ep. 27 – Horrible Bosses 2, The Homesman, analyzing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World trailers, and our monthly Netflix picks

December 1, 2014 by  
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In this week’s episode of The CineSnob Podcast, the guys from CineSnob.net review “Horrible Bosses 2” and “The Homesman.” They also discuss the trailer debuts of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Jurassic World” and give their monthly Netflix recommendations.

[0:00-5:42] Intro and Black Friday talk
[5:42-28:05] Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer discussion
[28:05-44:54] Jurassic World trailer discussion
[44:54-56:53] Horrible Bosses 2
[56:53-1:11:56] The Homesman
[1:11:56-1:30:59] No Ticket Required – Netflix picks
[1:30:59-1:33:53] Teases for next week and close

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