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Jurassic World

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. (C) Universal

Scott’s Take

We didn’t see this one coming. Sure everyone loves dinosaurs but after the disaster that was Jurassic Park 3 and Speilberg’s mediocre sequel to his game changing Jurassic Park, I didn’t expect much from Jurassic World. Boy was I wrong. The Colin Trevorrow film injected new life into the franchise and was the biggest story in film this year. This one is going to rake in the cash.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Paper Towns

Adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”), PAPER TOWNS is a coming-of-age story centering on Quentin and his enigmatic neighbor Margo, who loved mysteries so much she became one. After taking him on an all-night adventure through their hometown, Margo suddenly disappears–leaving behind cryptic clues for Quentin to decipher. The search leads Quentin and his quick-witted friends on an exhilarating adventure that is equal parts hilarious and moving. Ultimately, to track down Margo, Quentin must find a deeper understanding of true friendship–and true love. (C) Fox

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

Not one that I was too upset about missing the screening for. Looks like a good watch though so I will check it out at some point this week.

Back to the Future Trilogy

Contemporary high schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn’t have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father (Crispin Glover) and his lovely mother (Lea Thompson), who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty’s dad’s supervisor. The one balm in Marty’s life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won’t be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset. Back to the Future cemented the box-office bankability of both Fox and the film’s director, Robert Zemeckis, who went on to helm two equally exhilarating sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Scott’s Take

Back to the Future is one of the greatest movies of all time. It was great in 1985 and it’s one of those rare films that holds up in 2015.  It just never gets old. Target has a steelbook version of the trilogy and there is a special Flux Capacitor edition available on Amazon. A must own.

Steve’s Take

If you don’t own this already it is simply a must purchase. Although I am boycotting the trilogy for now due to the obsession with the Cubs winning the World Series. False. The Mets are winning the World Series. Awesome trilogy that should be owned.

Next Week

Obviously this week is going to be dominated by Jurassic World, but be sure to check out Paper Towns and for those of you that don’t own Back to the Future, it is a must own. Next week we have a plethora of new releases including Adam Sandler’s latest bomb Pixels, Southpaw, Max and The Gift. Have a great week everyone.