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February 26, 2008

'Jurassic Park'!

What is it about the movie Jurassic Park that people my age find so awesome?

Is it the special effects?

Possibly the most authentic special effects to ever appear in an action film?

All I know is, when I heard Wham City had come up with a theatrical adaptation of the movie called Jurassic Park: The Play, I had to write a piece on it.

I went to dress rehearsal last night at the H&H Building, and everything is coming together for the cast and crew.

The Baltimore shows are Friday and Saturday.

Then the cast and crew take it on the road to Philadelphia and New York City. 

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:07 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Local music, Random stuff


A.) Sam Neill rules.

B.) The Muldoon character = awesome "Clever girl."

C.) "He's gonna eat the goat?"

D.) The perfect blend of Jaws-ian fear and Indiana Jones adventure...and dino-DNA!

E.) Newman, Samuel L. Jackson and Jeff Goldblum. The triumverate of awesome.

F.) They spared no expense.

I was teaching a high school science class awhile back and we were watching some lame Discovery thing on DNA or something and I rifted on Jurassic Park and no one got it. This led to a discussion about how no one born from 1990 out appreciates Jurassic Park. At all. Heathens. With their Lords of the Rings and their Jumpers and Atonements...

Any movie with Wayne Knight has my approval.

I agree with you JTK. When the movie came out in '93, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I just saw in on cable last week and the special effect still hold up.

I knew it was love at first sight when I was working retail and told my future g/f, "clever girl" for something she did right, and her jaw dropped in appriciation.

R.I.P. Muldoon, you're hunting raptors with Jesus now.

Allan - don't be ridiculous. Jesus killed off all the raptors and the rest of the dinosaur riftraft in 1492.

Weird. As I was walking home today I was imagining SLJ trying to access the Park's computer...


We are so of the same generation. Spice girls and Jurassic Park....

lol @ JTK, you're totally right, how could I have forgotten. I think I need another trip to the creationism museum.

I just found out last night that a friend of mine is involved in the production and he (of course) tells me it's awesome. So I'm totally going AND SO SHOULD YOU

I went and it was incredible. The T-Rex attack scene with the cars was really impressive considering what they were working with!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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