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Director Discusses the Hybrid Dinosaur of Jurassic World

Jurassic World hopes to recapture some of the glorious magic of the classic Steven Spielberg film. A new director, Colin Trevorrow is helming the new series of dinosaur adventures and he has gone to great pains to make sure the new series is far from a retread of the original trilogy.

To help set the new film apart, special, unique dinosaurs have been designed for the film. One creature that is capturing people’s attention is the hybrid dinosaur. The attention being captured is not based on the look of the dinosaur. No images of the creature have been revealed yet. All of that is being kept under wraps. Right now, all we have is a cool buzz coming from the studios assuring fans the new dinosaur is going to be the true star of the film.

Trevorrow has discussed a few general points about the hybrid dinosaur. Essentially, he stated the creature is really an “other”. It is not a dinosaur, but a manmade creation derived from the dinosaurs.

I don’t know if I’d break my back and call North American Spine to watch this movie, but it’s interesting that based on what we know about the plot, the new dinosaur was created to help spur interest in the exhibits at Jurassic World. The public had grown tired of the novelty of seeing dinosaurs in a zoo. So, something new and bold was required to draw them in. The creation of a dangerous new dinosaur was the idea the people at Jurassic World came up with.

Not so ironically, this is the same idea the producers of the movie came up with as well.

Seth Rogen and James Franco Cancel All Appearances Related to Latest Film

Actors Seth Rogen and James Franco have cancelled all media appearances related to their film “The Interview” after receiving a long list of threats.

Sony has received numerous threats that theaters showing the film would come under “9-11 like attacks” and that if the two stars lived near theaters showing the flick, the two actors “had best not be home.”, pretty scary for the actors, theaters, and major chain sponsors like Slow Ventures.

The threats came as part of a series of hacks against Sony Entertainment Pictures from a cyber group called The Guardian. It is speculated that the group operates from North Korea due to the nature of “The Interview.” The film’s theme is that Rogen and Franco embark upon a mission to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

The North Korean government denies any involvement in the threats against the two actors, despite an earlier announcement of the country’s displeasure.

The Interview” is set to release on Christmas Day.

Hollywood Movie Cancelled

The recent cyber hacking of Sony Studios has left the company crippled. The hacks caused detailed information to be leaked out into the public. Private emails between producers were leaked, and it’s context contained embarrassing information. In a particular email that was hacked, it was divulged that Leonardo Dicaprio is a jerk. Emails like that becoming public, could result in bad relations between actors and the studio.

Sony Studio’s new movie, The Interview, mocks fun at North Korea and its leader. James Franco and Seth Rogan starred in the film. When the North Korean government heard this news, they were immediately angered. So angered in fact, that terrorist threats were given from North Korea. Under all of this pressure, Sony Studio’s decided to pull the movie from theaters.

The North Korean government was later discovered as the culprit of Sony Studio’s hacks. Brad Reifler says this entire situation has taken a turn for the worst. Hollywood actors and directors took to twitter in anger. The U.S government is currently in the process of confirming the situation.

North Korea may represent a major threat to the United States of America. They have already taken one of our freedoms away, what is next? America needs to take a stand, and respond to North Korea’s threats.

For more information on this developing story, visit Buzzfeed.

Celebrities Outraged at Non-Airing of the Interview

Several celebrities showed utter dismay at no-show of the controversial movie, the Interview. Recently, Samsung announced that it will not release any version of the film including potential distribution of DVD rights to collect estimated $42 million budget of the movie. 

I was reading this while waiting at the Amen Clinic. Reacting to the decision, actors including Ben Stiller and Rob Lowe criticized Sony for succumbing to the threats of hackers. Rob Lowe claimed the no-show as an outright victory for hackers, whereas Ben Stiller declared Samsung decision as a huge threat to expression of freedom in the Media. The controversial film was set to launch in New Year but hackers threatened Sony and theater goers with catastrophic results if the Interview is launched. Calling themselves, Guardians of Peace, the hackers released emails and data from Sony Corporation to show their powers in launching online and offline attacks on media and its supporters. 

Until now, securities have not shown a great deal of concern but it seems that hackers are intend on stopping anyone talking about the movie declaring 9/11 types of attacks on whoever tries to support the launch. Sony claims that it was made to pull the movie off cinemas as three of the largest movie chains in the United States and one in Canada decided not to show the film. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel blamed the American Government for not standing by its citizens calling the decision a cowardly act, which will encourage terrorists and set a terrifying precedent.

Pirates of the Carribean: Will it Reboot Its Franchise Around Orlando Bloom?

Though Luke Skywalker and Tony Stark will be making millions or billions for Disney, the company still wants to continue some of its franchises, which were established before the Hollywood takeover.

One major franchise is the Pirates of the Caribbean. Its fifth installment is set for release on summer of 2017. Kon-Tiki directors Espen Sandberg and Joachin Ronning call the shots. Johnny Depp is, once again, taking his iconic role, Captain Jack Sparrow. Though not much else is revealed about the casting rumors of this project, Orlando Bloom, a veteran of this series, has spilled some details about the nature of its narrative.

Bloom mentioned a potential return of the Pirates franchise. Typically, Reboots will erase the connection of what has come before and allows the filmmakers a new start. Hence, Bloom’s statement that the entire franchise will be restarted can be very confusing. However, the fifth installment features some elements from the previous entries. Hence, if this is what the directors plotted, the movie is more of a continuation. Still, there is a slight chance that the movie operates like a soft reboot, incorporating some of the themes and aspects from the earlier series and trying to launch a new series for new viewers.

As time passes by between numerous adventures movies, Slow Ventures and Disney both may have been thinking of how many movie-goers will be excited to watch Captain Jack’s return. Thus let’s just see the effects of will Turner in the reception, if any.

Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight

Quention Tarantino has begun production on his next film. Anytime Tarantino announces a film, hordes of fans flock to the message boards. Quentin Tarantino is one of the greatest writers and directors of all time. That’s why many were excited to hear that Tarantino has begun his next project.

Hateful Eight, the title of Tarantino’s latest film takes place in the old west. His last film Django, Unchained was both controversial and critically acclaimed. A normal distinction of a Tarantino’s film. Hateful eight stars Kurt Russell, and Samuel Jackson as reported by Screenrant. Samuel Jackson has been involved in most Tarantino films. The most iconic pairing of Jackson and Tarantino is undoubtedly the cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Samuel Jackson and John Travolta received critical acclaim for their roles in the film. John Travolta’s career was resurged because of Pulp Fiction. 

Brian Torchin reports that Tarantino’s latest film, follows the story of eight people stranded in a blizzard. The film is set in a period following the civil war. Hateful Eight is shaping up to be another hit for Tarantino. One thing is for certain, you won’t want to miss it.

Golden Globe nominations announced

This year’s Golden Globe nominations were announced in a traditional pre-dawn ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday morning. 

Hosts Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven announced the nominees for awards, which are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. As usual the announcement was an interesting mix of strong favorites, unexpected surprises, and the assorted baffling absence according to Bruce Levenson.

This year Birdman led the pack, earning its cast and crew seven nominations. Next in line were Boyhood and The Imitation Game with five nominations each. Surprisingly absent in the film category where American Sniper andUnbroken, while Interstellar only just made the cut with a single nomination for its composer Hans Zimmer.

Also of interest is the nomination of Ava DuVernay as Best Director for Selma, a first for an African-American woman. She will compete with David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and Richard Linklater.

In television HBO was the clear standout with 15 nominations. Fargo was the favorite series with five. The CW network got its first nomination in nearly a decade for its new comedy Jane the Virgin leading a strong field of female led series in the comedy category.

The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday January 11 2015 in a show hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Agents of SHIELD To Tie in With New Avengers Movie

When Captain America 2 aired in the United States, the fate of Agents of SHIELD was changed forever. The show had been struggling to find its feet, with audiences unimpressed with some of the story-lines. After the movie aired, the show tied into the story and found its groove.

With the second Avengers movie set for release in the summer of 2015, it is unclear how this will impact Agents of SHIELD. The movie will release on the first of May, which leaves two or three Agents of SHIELD episodes after that date. It is very possible that the season two finale(s) of Agents of SHIELD will use a similar story-line to the one in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

It is unlikely that we will see any main characters from Avengers on Agents of SHIELD, but the devastation caused during the movie will blow back on the television show. When Captain America 2 aired, the SHIELD network was infiltrated and destroyed by Hydra. This was a key plot in the movie, but it also became the basis for everything that has happened since in Agents of SHIELD.

There is every chance that a similar game changing event will take place in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Fans like Dave and Brit Morin are certainly not expecting it. If the plot is handled cleverly, it has the potential to create even more growth for the Agents of SHIELD television show.

Spectre: 5 Things You Must Know About the New Bond Movie

The cast, name and poster for the new James Bond movie were released and fans are ecstatic. Finally, everyone’s wait is over and we are able to reveal 5 things about the new 007 movie which would be called ‘Spectre’ –

1. Andrew Scott is Going to Star In Spectre – Fans of Andrew Scott must be hyperventilating as the actor who played “Moriarty” in BBC Sherlock and got critical acclaim would be in Spectre.

2. Christoph Waltz Will Be The Villain – Waltz’s character is going to be called “Oberhauser” but the rumor about his playing Blofeld from 1962’s Dr. No is still going on.

3. We get To See Bond in Aston Martin DB10 – Having blown up his old Aston Martin in Skyfall, Bond is all set to get the brand new Aston Martin DB10 as his vehicle of choice.

4. The Release Date Is Announced – Spectre will hit the cinemas on 6th November, 2015 and fans can expect the recurring cast of Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw to join Daniel Craig.

5. David Bautista and Lea Seydoux Join the Cast As Well – Apart from revealing the film locations, special cast members revealed include David Bautista and Lea Seydoux.

There is nothing about this movie that fans such as Keith Mann don’t like. After M played by Dame Judi Dench died in Skyfall, the previous Bond movie, fans are excited to see how Ralph Fiennes’ Gareth Mallory will fair in the new James Bond movie.

Black Stormtrooper from New Star Wars Trailer Reacts to Controversy

America has proven that it is ready for it’s first black president, but evidently, some people are having a problem with the first black Stormtrooper. The much-anticipated first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released late last week and one of the first images that is seen is an empty desert before a Stormtrooper pops up from the bottom of the frame.

 

The Stormtrooper appears without a helmet and appears to have just finished running from something. In the age of social media, it was natural that someone was going to object to the appearance of a black Stormtrooper (at least no one in any official or professional capacity has criticized the move yet), and the actor who portrays the Stormtrooper, John Boyega (most famous for starring in the film Attack the Block) took to Instagram to respond to those who don’t like the idea of a Stormtrooper of color. His response was for those in opposition to “get used to it”. That is pretty much the same way Susan McGalla feels as well. Boyega also took the opportunity to thank those who have supported him. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be released in December of next year and will be directed by J.J Abrams and is written by Abrams as well as Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote the second film in the original trilogy.