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Raptor Rivera is a film buff in the making, while not as trivia savvy as some of his co-workers, he still can ramble with the best of them. Especially on one certain topic: Godzilla.

A Retrospective 22 Years In The Making (Pt.III) – Jurassic Park III (2001)

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With two dino adventures under his belt, Steven Spielberg decided not to direct a third Jurassic Park and instead handed over the reigns to Joe Johnston, a fellow director and friend. Johnston had enjoyed worthy success, directing such ’90s hits as Jumanji and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids as well as being apart of the ...

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A Retrospective 22 Years In The Making (Pt.II) – The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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You’re back? Waiting for more talk on dino DNA? Sweet. With the monstrous success of Jurassic Park, author Michael Crichton was pressed by both fans and Steven Spielberg to write a sequel to his book, and from there Spielberg would direct the film sequel. Between 1995 and 1997, The Lost World (taking inspiration from the book of the ...

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A Retrospective 22 Years In The Making: Jurassic Park (1993)

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After fourteen years of agonizing delay, Dinosaurs have finally returned to the cinema with Jurassic World, the fourth installment in the legendary Jurassic Park franchise. What are the odds that both of my favorite franchises, Godzilla and JP, would get re-introductions only a year apart? I suppose the ‘powers that be’ of geekdom are good to me. ...

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Raptor’s Recall – The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015)

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Back in 2012, Marvel Studios released their “payoff picture” – what Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger were building up to – The Avengers. I can’t think of anyone who was surprised that it was a MASSIVE commercial and critical success. In fact, some say it’s ...

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Trailer Recall: Princes, Dinosaurs, and Things

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Three more trailers have caught my eye recently, and we’re here to discuss them. We’re off! The Little Prince This was the little trailer that almost NOBODY was talking about that I found on a whim. With that being said, this looks pretty great and could make the castle that Walt built even more nervous, ...

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Trailer Recall: The Bat, The Ant, and The Force

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Trailers have just one job: To engage and entice the audience into coming to the theaters in droves to see the film(s) in question. The trinity I’m about to discuss did that in spades. I haven’t done this in a while, so excuse me if I’m a bit rusty. Ant-Man With this first trailer, I ...

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Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

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Happy New Year, geeks and geekettes! I hope everyone had a safe and rejuvenating holiday, and I hope you all took some time out to see some good movies. Before we get down to it, I’d like to name my favorite film of 2014 (not that I saw many) and that would be Dawn of ...

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The Park Is Open: First Trailer for Jurassic World Arrives

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“Creation is an act of sheer will. Next time it’ll be flawless”. Those were the infamous words of John Hammond from the original 1993 masterpiece Jurassic Park. That “next time” has finally come true with Jurassic World, a fully-realized and interactive dinosaur experience – and the first official trailer for my most anticipated movie of 2015 dropped just ...

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