WATCH: Jurassic World in 90 seconds in LEGO

It only takes 90 seconds to tell the story how we wish it had been told. Read the rest

WATCH: Jurassic Park, High Heels Edition

All the shots of Claire running from dinosaurs in high heels in Jurassic World led to this much-deserved sendup that puts high heels on everyone in the series. Even T-rex.

As the folks from XVP Comedy bill it:

You loved the endless running in high heels in Jurassic World... Now enjoy them in the entire Jurassic series!

The lovingly curated clip-clop sound effects are an especially nice touch.

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Jurassic World earns half a billion dollars in opening weekend

The top worldwide opening in history, Universal's $511.8m haul "obliterated expectations," reports Pamela McClintock. $204.6m of that was earned in the U.S.

"This is absolutely a four-quadrant movie and is working on so many levels. The release date was awesome, and everybody stayed off of our date," said Universal domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. …

Internationally, China led overseas with $100.8 million, followed by the U.K. and Ireland ($29.6 million), Mexico ($16.2 million), South Korea ($14.4 million), France ($12.5 million), Australia ($12.1 million), Germany ($11 million) and Russia ($9.4 million).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came close, but fell at few million short of the $500m mark in its first weekend. Read the rest

10-year-old girl gives advice on seeing Jurassic World

Willamette Week reporter Alex Falcone wanted to write about the massive summer blockbuster Jurassic World, but unfortunately there weren’t any press screenings until after his deadline. So instead he decided to interview a 10-year-old girl named Una about her excitement for the new film Read the rest

Jurassic Park with cats instead of "velociraptors"

The trailer for the new Jurassic Park film "Jurassic World" has just been released, and it's awesome. (Hello, Chris Pratt-as-dinosaur-hunter!) If you haven't seen it yet, you need to.

But since everyone else is sharing and posting the trailer, I thought I'd share something Jurassic Park-related but a little bit ... different.

David Mizejewski is a naturalist and media personality with the National Wildlife Federation. Read the rest