Director Colin Trevorrow Remembers Richard Attenborough with New JURASSIC WORLD Image

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The world lost a great filmmaker and actor this past weekend with the passing of Sir Richard Attenborough.  Though his directing credits included films like Gandhi, A Chorus Line, and Chaplin, many probably best remember him as the mild-mannered John Hammond from Jurassic Park.  Though filming on the new Jurassic Park film, Jurassic World, has wrapped, director Colin Trevorrow felt it was fitting to share a new Jurassic World image in remembrance of Attenborough, as it shows a statue memorializing his John Hammond character.  Though Hammond himself likely doesn’t appear in Jurassic World, the character no doubt looms large thanks to Attenborough’s unforgettable performance.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Jurassic World image.  The film opens in theaters on June 12, 2015.

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

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Director and actor Richard Attenborough has passed away at the age of 90.  Perhaps best known to U.S. audiences as the kindly but misguided John Hammond in Jurassic Park, Attenborough’s career spanned seven decades and in 1983 he won Best Director and Best Picture for Gandhi.  His other directing credits included the star-studded A Bridge Too Far, the screen adaptation of the beloved stage musical A Chorus Line, and the biopic Chaplin, which earned Robert Downey Jr. a Best Actor nomination.  His notable acting roles include Brighton Rock, 10 Rillington Place, The Great Escape, and many more.  In 1993, Queen Elizabeth II awarded a life peerage to the British filmmaker.

Our deepest condolences go out to Lord Attenborough’s family and friends.  For more in-depth look at his life and accomplishments, click here.

First Trailer for JURASSIC PARK 3D

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The first trailer for the 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 classic Jurassic Park has been released.  The trailer makes great, playful use of John Williams‘ iconic score and drums up a major dose of nostalgia.  Whether 3D is your thing or not, it’s gonna be incredibly hard to pass up seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen again once this thing returns to theaters.  Even though it’s been 20 years, the effects actually look like they hold up pretty well (thank you, Stan Winston), and Jeff Goldblum‘s dry delivery remains spot-on.  Hold on to your butts.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Sam NeillRichard AttenboroughLaura DernJoseph MazzelloAriana RichardsWayne Knight, and Samuel L. Jackson.  Jurassic Park 3D hits theaters on April 5th, 2013.

Martin Scorsese to Produce Rolls Royce Biopic SILVER GHOST

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American legend Martin Scorsese is set to lend his singular filmic eye to a British tale, signing on as a producer for car biopic Silver Ghost. He joins fellow producer Lord Richard Attenborough (Ghandi) on the long-gestating project, which will delve into the true story behind the Rolls Royce car company. Beginning around 1900,  it will follow the lives of founders Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, as well as touching on car enthusiast Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, whose secret love affair with his long-time secretary ultimately led to the creation of the brand’s signature hood ornament, “The Spirit of Ecstasy.” Hit the jump for more.

CHAPLIN 15th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Review

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Bio-pics are the scourge of modern filmmaking. Most lives don’t fit into an easy narrative, and putting lives into a two to three hour narrative often means compromising the truths of the people involved. Great artists are even more difficult as many are total shits, and often terrible human beings. For Sir Richard Attenborough’s biography of Charlie Chaplin – titled Chaplin – the rough edges are unavoidable, but the filmmakers attempt to sand them down. Chaplin (as played by Robert Downey Jr.) is a pedophile and a terrible father, and the film makes excuses for him. Perhaps audiences don’t want to see that artists they love are sometimes terrible human beings. It may ruin the illusion of great art, but it does no favors to the truth. Attenborough wants to print the legend, and that’s entertaining enough if you accept the format and the inherent dishonesty – which the narrative  hope to at least game a little by suggesting that the narrator is dishonest. With an all star cast (including Kevin Kline, Dan Aykroyd, Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane, Nancy Travis, Anthony Hopkins, Moira Kelly, Marisa Tomei, and more) it’s at least diverting. My review of the Blu-ray of Chaplin follows after the jump.

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