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Evil Dead

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival

Scott’s Take

The new Evil Dead remake wants to hit you over the head with a sledgehammer.  It is mean, relentless, and filled with gore that will make even the most unaffected horror fan squirm. Director Fede Alvarez’s take on the Sam Raimi classic is a technical marvel that thoroughly entertains.  My only gripe would be that they could’ve toned it down on the gore factor.  That being said, this new Evil Dead is a fun time at the movies.

Steve’s Take

I didn’t get a chance to go to the Evil Dead screening, but from what I’ve heard it is good and really gory. There is a .5% chance that I get my wife to see this movie. Actually when we were watching the Walking Dead on Sunday night, a commercial for Evil Dead came on and she said “eww why did they have to show that commercial”. Game Over.

Jurassic Park 3D

Steven Spielberg’s phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts — Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) — as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond’s two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond’s new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond’s grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Scott’s Take

Steven Spielberg’s classic Jurassic Park gets the 3D treatment and I for one couldn’t be happier.  Jurassic Park was one of the defining cinematic experiences in my lifetime.  We hadn’t seen anything like it.  I hope young people that missed this film on the big screen take the opportunity to get a look see of all the wonderment this film has to offer..and it’s in 3D no less.  I’m all over this one.

Steve’s Take

I have always been against going to the theater to see a movie be re-released in 3D. I think it is just money grubbing at its best. However, there are always exceptions to every rule, right? Jurassic Park is one of those movies that brings you back to your childhood. My wife has never seen it, so I think we will head out and watch it this weekend.

Next Week

That’s all we have this week.  Next week we have the Jackie Robinson biopic 42 hitting theaters as well as Terrance Malick’s To the Wonder. Get ready because the summer movie season is right around the corner.  Have a great weekend everyone.