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FILM REVIEW – Jurassic Park (UK Theatrical Re-Release)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Jurassic Park is an Academy Award-winning science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based upon the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. Released during the summer of 1993, the film went on to gross over $900 million worldwide, becoming the top-grossing film of all time (not to be surpassed until 1997 by James Cameron’s Titanic). A Blu-ray release of the Jurassic Park Trilogy is scheduled for the 24th October 2011 in the UK. In anticipation of this, Universal Pictures have decided to re-release a brand new digital print of Jurassic Park in UK cinemas on the 23rd September 2011. 65 million years in the making… Jurassic Park is finally back on the big screen where it belongs!

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BOOK REVIEW – Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

By Stewie Sutherland

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Over the winter holidays, I sat down with a few days off to read the latest book from HarperCollins Publishers, Pirate Latitudes by the late (and truly great) Michael Crichton. The tale revolves around a crew of privateers stealing a sizable treasure from under the noses of the Spanish guarding it. Do not, whatever you do, expect a story of banter and booze, parrying swords or armies of floating corsairs. Pirate Latitudes, written by Crichton before his death in 2008, is a story of blood, mud and sacrifice, and relentless storms waiting to crush those who sail the ocean unprepared.

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