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[Alternatives] – Movie Trailers – Jurassic World

Alternatives is the tagline feature for other forms of entertainment outside of discussing literature. These posts may encompass television, movies, games, and music with a randomized flavour of the moment approach to each post.

Movie Trailers – Jurassic World

Jurassic-World-Poster-OfficialWell played, marketing. Trolling the world by saying the trailer is to be released on American Thanksgiving Day then releasing it two days early–today. WELL. PLAYED. I won’t say much more to this other than there being so much childhood nostalgia for me with this movie because it has been what 13 years since the last movie? Geez.

Did we need another movie from this franchise? Probably not. But who’s keeping score anyways? Dinosaurs are just cool, and anyone who says otherwise had no childhood…or no soul. You can choose the lesser evil. And now I have that signature Jurassic Park medley stuck in my head. Classic. That is all I will say as I let you watch the trailer.

But I want to know what some of your fondest memories of the franchise are? Dennis Nedry trying to play fetch the stick with a dilophosaurus was good times!



Directed by: Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed)

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[Alternatives] – Movies – The Babadook

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Movies – The Babadook

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Duration: 95 Minutes

“If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t rid of The Babadook.”


the-babadook-posterI think the biggest realization I felt after watching The Babadook was its uncanny resemblance to how A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness) could have been under different circumstances. I’m not saying one is copying the other or vice versa. Both stories have a monster, yes. Both monsters are allegorical in nature when handling its core themes, yes. But the scope in narrative delivery is completely separated; through a different perspective if you will, and the joy in revelation is that the meaning is incredibly interpretative.

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[Top Ten Tuesday] – #35 – Top Ten Movies To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.


This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Movies To Get
In The Halloween Spirit

Initial Thoughts:

(I’m alive!)

When I think of Halloween, images of Fall weather and dark subject matters are conjured first. So with this in mind, I tried to come up with a balanced list for all ages. But with this particular genre, it’s mostly about the interest and propensity to sit through mind boggling and heart-pounding scenes that seem to matter most. Some are creepy, some hurt your brain, and some are just funny—but many listed are worthy viewing experiences because of the notoriety that comes with it.

All images link to their respective Rotten Tomatoes review (because I couldn’t think of anywhere else to link to.)

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