Julianne Moore

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

The Great Movie Re-Watch

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)


Steven Spielberg


David Koepp


Jeff Goldblum

Julianne Moore

Pete Postlethwaite

Arliss Howard

Richard Attenborough

Vince Vaughn


A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.


I wasn’t as much a fan of The Lost World as my partner was. He liked the added aspect of the dinosaurs winding up on the mainland, while I thought the movie dragged on too long. I think that’s a complaint I have with a lot of movies as I get older. Some of them I’m all for the added length, but a lot of them could do with some tighter editing.

Jeff Goldblum was, of course, awesome. Vince Vaughn felt random, but that’s because The Lost World was early in his career and it’s not the route he took with his later movies. So it was odd seeing him in a serious roll. I didn’t like Juilianna Moore’s character as much as the previous female role. She was a bit stupid for someone who was supposed to be so smart. Walking around with blood on her jacket? Come on woman.

The ending was one of those that dragged on too long. There was the obvious ending of them getting off the island, but then they did the extended wind up on the mainland. The mainland stuff was fun and for the most part I liked it, but I wish they’d gotten rid of some stuff on the island to make it shorter.

Also, how dare they kill Toby from the West Wing!

It wasn’t until I was writing this blog post that I realized the movie came out in ‘97 and not ‘95 like I had it listed in my excel spreadsheet, so it will be posted out of order. Mistakes happen so I’ll let it slide. I’ll try to check before watching from now on, though.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)


Matthew Vaughn


Taron Egerton

Colin Firth

Mark Strong

Julianne Moore


When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman’s journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.


Now this was an excellent, in your face over the top action movie. I loved it! The world that is created is rich and amusing, the characters are fleshed out and enjoyable to watch, and the way it’s shot highlights all the right things. Honestly, I’m so glad that the first one did so well that we got a sequel and I can only hope that we have more to come.

I will say there was one scene that bothered me. It wasn’t the brief moment of canabilism or the head shots or even Elton John kicking butt, it was the scene were Taron Egerton’s character had to finger a mark. My issue wasn’t so much as that he had to do it, but was in the way it was shot. Did we really need to see his hand skim across her abdomen and disappear into her panties? Really? I could have done without that, but since the nature of the movie is to push further and further across the line I guess I understand, even if I didn’t like it.

All in all, I loved the movie and can’t wait to be able to buy it and watch it again.


Side Note:

OMG the president in this is spot on, love him!