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The Success of Jurassic Park made a sequel pretty inevitable, but Spielberg took time to craft a new adventure, rather than rush out something that just met the obligatory requirements of a sequel. This film focuses on a second island…the real labs of InGen. When the park went out of business, so did site B.  And the dinosaurs thrived. Hammond fought to leave the island alone and let the dinosaurs live in… Read More

Romero wrote and directed this exploration of identity and what a person is willing to do if they lose any sense of it. Henry Creedlow is a pushover.  His wife is cheating on him, his boss treats him like garbage.  At a work party, his boss’s wife has created blank masks from Henry’s face that people are then to decorate, representing their identity.  Henry leaves his untouched. What follows is a discovery… Read More

After the success of the first film, a second was pretty much inevitable.  And so Jenko and Schmidt are on a new mission that goes hilariously awry.  This leads into the running gag of the film. Sequels are soulless cash grabs, which admittedly, they often are.  Here, they are told they screwed up the mission and it was just to different.  They are sent to the new Jumpstreet.  22 Jump Street to… Read More

There have been many horror films that mine the scariness of clowns.  Jon Watts (Cop Car, Spider-Man: Homecoming) tries to find new ground.  And in some respects, he does.  Let me begin by saying, if your greatest fear is that a clown will devour your kids?  You may want to stay away from Clown. The film begins with devoted father Kent trying to locate a clown costume when the clown hired for… Read More