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"Lord of the Rings" Hires Dino Director to Helm Series Debut

Deadline is reporting that Amazon has hired Juan Antonio (J.A.) Bayona to direct the first two episodes of their The Lord of the Rings television series, which is being created to run on their Prime Video service. Bayona recently directed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The series will explore new areas of the story-lines surrounding the […]

Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom Review – Well, at Least it Has Dinosaurs

Jurassic World was one of those films that pretty much everyone saw then instantly forgot — then, when reminded that it was a thing, decided they didn't like it at all. Meandering from cliché to cliché, all of the magic from the original Steven Spielberg classic evaporated somewhere around when Owen (Chris Pratt) rode a motorcycle […]




Creating A Monster… That Looks Sort Of Familiar

In this new featurette for the movie A Monster Calls, director J. A. Bayona and actor Liam Neeson talk about what it took to film The Monster. There are forty-five minutes of visual effects according to Bayona and mixing the digital world with the real one is quite a challenge. I know the film is […]


A Monster Calls Shifts Release Dates

Entertainment Weekly reports that A Monster Calls, J.A. Bayona's next film, will open in limited release on December 23rd with a wider release to follow on January 6th. Based on the award winning children's fantasy novel, newcomer Lewis MacDougall plays a boy dealing with hardships at home and at school by escaping into fantasy and […]

It's Time To Break Things In New Trailer For A Monster Calls

USA Today has released a new trailer for the upcoming J.A. Bayona flick, A Monster Calls. The film tells the story of a grief-stricken boy and the Ent-like monster he calls to deal with his pain. Or something like that. This new trailer gives the impression the monster may be less than real. But as […]

J.A. Bayona To Direct Jurassic World 2

The Impossible's J.A. Bayona will direct the sequel to last summer's Jurassic World. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bayona — previously attached to a World War Z sequel — has signed on after first being the rumored frontrunner months ago. He replaces Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who is busy with Star Wars commitments. The […]

A Monster Calls Teaser Unleashes The Voice Of Liam Neeson

In a new UK teaser for J.A. Bayona's adaptation of A Monster Calls, Liam Neeson gives voice to a monster called by a young boy to face an uncertain future. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAheNjylHjM[/youtube] The film opens in the US on October 14th and October 21st in the UK.    

Liam Neeson Narrates A Monster Calls Teaser Trailer

Focus Features has released a teaser trailer for 2016's A Monster Calls from J. A. Bayona, director of The Orphanage and The Impossible. Based on the award winning children's fantasy novel, newcomer Lewis MacDougall plays a boy dealing with hardships at home and at school by escaping into fantasy. The film also features Felicity Jones, […]

World War Z Sequel In The Works With Utopia Creator Dennis Kelly

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a sequel to World Wars Z is in the works at Paramount with Utopia creator Dennis Kelly writing a new draft. Apparently, there was some concern that director J.A. Bayona might move on to direct the Jurassic World sequel, but sources told THR, "there was little Bayona could do given that […]