Tag Archives: JA Bayona

Jurassic World Director Says Sequel Is A Better Movie

It’s always nice when creative people recognise and appreciate other talents among them. It’s pretty rare however, to see a creative putting the work of another above theirs. That rare occurrence just happened with director Colin Trevorrow, the guy who directed the middling “Jurassic World”. He opted not to return for the sequel, and theContinue Reading

First Look! Jurassic World 2

I have a lot more confidence in the “Jurassic World” sequel now that J.A. Bayonne is at the helm. The director of “A Monster Calls” — a great film (and on our Top 10 of 2016) — is taking over from Colin Trevorrow, who didn’t quite live up to the promise of his indie creds.Continue Reading

Jurassic World 2 Director Talks Balancing Old & New Ideas

“Jurassic World” may have made tonnes of money, but the critical reception was less enthusiastic. Many felt that it pandered too much to Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park”, so even though it was supposed to be a sequel, it felt way more like a remake that wanted to have its cake and eat it too. Director ColinContinue Reading

Jurassic World Sequel Will Be An Animal Cruelty Metaphor

The best science-fiction has always served as a commentary on either social/environmental issues or human nature. That’s not to say all good sci-fi HAS to have a message, but it sure gives the audience more beyond the surface delights. While Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic “Jurassic Park” had plenty of underlying themes, the same can’t quiteContinue Reading

A Monster Calls Full Trailer

Liam Neeson voices a giant creature in this adaptation of the award-winning children’s book, about a boy who conjures up a monster to deal with his mother’s illness…

New Director Signs On For Jurassic World Sequel

Although “Jurassic World” was a Box Office juggernaut (over US$1.6 billion worldwide), director Colin Trevorrow’s directorial chops was called into question, with some saying it felt made by committee, and the storytelling was weak. But that’s not the reason Trevorrow declined to direct the sequel. He landed a very cushy gig directing “Star Wars EpisodeContinue Reading

A Monster Calls Teaser Trailer

This fantasy adventure is about a young boy who tries to deal with his mother’s illness by escaping into a world of monsters…