Of all the projects Laura Dern has worked on, the one she is perhaps most known for is “Jurassic Park.” That’s why it seemed only natural to ask her about the upcoming “Jurassic Park 4,” which has been discussed for years but finally seems to be coming to fruition soon.
“I know a little and it’s been ever-changing. It’s been evolving for many years as Steven has been considering it so that’s all I can say right now,” Dern told IFC on the Spirit Awards red carpet. “But very excited about the original ‘Jurassic Park’ coming out in 3D this summer. I’m going to see it soon, which will be very interesting.”
There’s little known about “Jurassic Park 4,” specifically if it will involve the cast of the original “Jurassic Park” or what it will be about. Dern doesn’t seem to have decided whether or not she’d want to join the movie if she had an opportunity to do so.
“Oh, I don’t know. We’ll see what they do. Right now we’re just focused on our party of this summer,” she said with a laugh.
“Jurassic Park 4″ is in some capable hands. Spielberg is producing the movie along with Frank Marshall, with Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver having written the screenplay for the movie. It’s due in theaters on June 13, 2014, and does not currently have a director attached. “Jurassic Park 3D’ is due out on April 5.
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Romance takes many forms, and that is especially true when you have a thirst for blood or laser beams coming out of your eyes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a werewolf, a superhero, a clone, a time-traveler, or a vampire, love is the one thing that infects us all. Read on to find out why Romeo and Juliet have nothing on these supernatural star-crossed lovers, and be sure to catch IFC’s Underworld movie marathon this Valentine’s Day weekend.
1. Cyclops/Jean Grey/Wolverine, X-Men series
The X-Men franchise is rife with romance, but the steamiest “ménage à mutant” may just be the one between Jean Grey (Famke Janssen), Cyclops (James Marsden), and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Their triangle is a complicated one as Jean finds herself torn between the two very different men while also trying to control her darker side, the Phoenix. This leads to Jean killing Cyclops and eventually getting stabbed through her heart by Wolverine in X-Men: The Last Stand. Yikes! Maybe they should change the name to Ex-Men instead?
2. Willow/Tara, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon gave audiences some great romances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer — including the central triangle of Buffy, Angel, and Spike — but it was the love between witches Willow (Alyson Hannigan) and Tara (Amber Benson) that broke new ground for its sensitive and nuanced portrayal of a LGBT relationship.
Willow is smart and confident and isn’t even sure of her sexuality when she first meets Tara at college in a Wiccan campus group. As the two begin experimenting with spells, they realize they’re also falling for one another and become the show’s most enduring, happy couple. At least until Tara’s death in season six, a moment that still brings on the feels.
3. Selene/Michael, Underworld series
The Twilight gang pales in comparison (both literally and metaphorically) to the Lycans and Vampires of the stylish Underworld franchise. If you’re looking for an epic vampire/werewolf romance set amidst an epic vampire/werewolf war, Underworld handily delivers in the form of leather catsuited Selene (Kate Beckinsale) and shaggy blonde hunk Michael (a post-Felicity Scott Speedman). As they work together to stop the Vampire/Lycan war, they give into their passions while also kicking butt in skintight leather. Love at first bite indeed.
4. Spider-man/Mary Jane Watson, Spider-man
After rushing to the aid of beautiful girl-next-door Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), the Amazing Spider-man is rewarded with an upside-down kiss that is still one of the most romantic moments in comic book movie history. For Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), the shy, lovable dork beneath the mask, his rain-soaked makeout session is the culmination of years of unrequited love and one very powerful spider bite. As the films progress, Peter tries pushing MJ away in an attempt to protect her from his enemies, but their web of love is just too powerful. And you know, with great power, comes great responsibility.
5. Molly/Sam, Ghost
When it comes to supernatural romance, you really can’t beat Molly and Sam from the 1990 hit film Ghost. Demi Moore goes crazy for Swayze like the rest of us, and the pair make pottery sexier than it’s ever been.
When Sam is murdered, he’s forced to communicate through con artist turned real psychic, Oda Mae Brown (Whoopi Goldberg in her Academy Award-winning role) to warn Molly she is still in danger from his co-worker, Carl (a pre-Scandal Tony Goldwyn). Molly doesn’t believe Oda is telling the truth, so Sam proves it by sliding a penny up the wall and then possessing Oda so he and Molly can share one last romantic dance together (but not the dirty kind). We’d pay a penny for a dance with Patrick Swayze ANY day.
6. Cosima/Delphine, Orphan Black
It stands to reason there would be at least one complicated romance on a show about clones, and none more complicated than the one between clone Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) and Dr. Delphine Cormier (Evelyne Brochu) on BBC America’s hit drama Orphan Black.
Cosima is a PhD student focusing on evolutionary developmental biology at the University of Minnesota when she meets Delphine, a research associate from the nefarious Dyad Institute, posing as a fellow immunology student. The two fall in love, but their happiness is brief once Dyad and the other members of Clone Club get involved. Here’s hoping Cosima finds love in season four of Orphan Black. Girlfriend could use a break.
7. Aragorn/Arwen, Lord of the Rings
On a picturesque bridge in Rivendell amidst some stellar mood-lighting and dreamy Elvish language with English subtitles for us non-Middle Earthlings, Arwen (Liv Tyler) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) bind their souls to one another, pledging to love each other no matter what befalls them.
Their courtship is a matter of contention with Arwen’s father, Elrond (Hugo Weaving), who doesn’t wish to see his daughter suffer over Aragorn’s future death. The two marry after the conclusion of the War of the Ring, with Aragorn assuming his throne as King of Gondor, and Arwen forgoing her immortality to become his Queen. Is it too much to assume they asked Frodo to be their wedding ring-bearer?
8. Lafayette/Jesus, True Blood
True Blood quickly became the go-to show for supernatural sex scenes featuring future Magic Mike strippers (Joe Manganiello) and pale Nordic men with washboard abs (Hi Alexander Skarsgård!), but honestly, there was a little something for everyone, including fan favorite Bon Temps medium, Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis).
In season three, Lafayette met his mother’s nurse, Jesus, and the two began a relationship. As they spend more time together and start doing V (short for Vampire Blood), they learn Jesus is descended from a long line of witches and that Lafayette himself has magical abilities. However, supernatural love is anything but simple, and after the pair join a coven, Lafayette becomes possessed by the dead spirit of its former leader. This relationship certainly puts a whole new spin on possessive love.
9. Nymphadora Tonks/Remus Lupin, Harry Potter series
There are lots of sad characters in the Harry Potter series, but Remus Lupin ranks among the saddest. He was bitten by a werewolf as a child, his best friend was murdered and his other best friend was wrongly imprisoned in Azkaban for it, then THAT best friend was killed by a Death Eater at the Ministry of Magic as Remus looked on. So when Lupin unexpectedly found himself in love with badass Auror and Metamorphmagus Nymphadora Tonks (she prefers to be called by her surname ONLY, thank you very much), pretty much everyone, including Lupin himself, was both elated and cautiously hopeful about their romance and eventual marriage.
Sadly, the pair met a tragic ending when both were killed by Death Eaters during the Battle of Hogwarts, leaving their son, Teddy, orphaned much like his godfather Harry Potter. Accio hankies!
10. The Doctor/Rose Tyler, Doctor Who
Speaking of wolves, Rose “Bad Wolf” Tyler (Billie Piper) captured the Doctor’s hearts from the moment he told her to “Run!” in the very first episode of the re-booted Doctor Who series. Their affection for one another grew steadily deeper during their travels in the TARDIS, whether they were stuck in 1950s London, facing down pure evil in the Satan Pit, or battling Cybermen.
But their relationship took a tragic turn during the season two finale episode, “Doomsday,” when the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and Rose found themselves separated in parallel universes with no way of being reunited (lest two universes collapse as a result of a paradox). A sobbing Rose told a holographic transmission of the Doctor she loved him, but before he could reply, the transmission cut out, leaving our beloved Time Lord (and most of the audience) with a tear-stained face and two broken hearts all alone in the TARDIS.
Though it might have only won Best Actress at the Oscars, but it swept the Sprit Awards. The movie took home Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead and Best Screenplay, and ended up being the top winner at the Film Independent awards show.
Clocking in behind it was “The Dessions,” which won for Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Female. Matthew McConaughey got his due as Best Supporting Male for “Magic Mike,” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” even earned acknowledgment as Stephen Chbosky’s Best First Feature. Here are full list of Spirit Awards winners:
”Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Keep the Lights On”
“Moonrise Kingdom” “Silver Linings Playbook”
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Ira Sachs, “Keep the Lights On”
Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet”
Wes Anderson, “Moonrise Kingdom” David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best Lead Male
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook” John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Thure Lindhardt, “Keep the Lights On”
Matthew McConaughey, “Killer Joe”
Wendell Pierce, “Four”
Best Lead Female
Linda Cardellini, “Return”
Emayatzy Corinealdi, “Middle of Nowhere” Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, “Smashed”
Best Supporting Male Matthew McConaughey, “Magic Mike”
David Oyelowo, “Middle of Nowhere”
Michael Peña, “End of Watch”
Sam Rockwell, “Seven Psychopaths”
Bruce Willis, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Best Supporting Female
Rosemarie DeWitt, “Your Sister’s Sister”
Ann Dowd, “Compliance” Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Brit Marling, “Sound of My Voice”
Lorraine Toussaint, “Middle of Nowhere”
Ira Sachs, “Keep the Lights On”
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Zoe Kazan, “Ruby Sparks”
Martin McDonagh, “Seven Psychopaths” David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best First Feature
“Fill the Void”
”Gimme the Loot” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
”Safety Not Guaranteed”
”Sound of My Voice”
Best First Screenplay
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
Rama Burshtein, “Fill the Void”
Jonathan Lisecki, “Gayby”
Christopher Ford, “Robot and Frank” Derek Connolly, “Safety Not Guaranteed”
“The Central Park Five”
”How to Survive a Plague” “The Invisible War”
”Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present”
“The Waiting Room”
Best Cinematography Ben Richardson, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Roman Vasyanov, “End of Watch”
Lol Crawley, “Here”
Robert Yeoman, “Moonrise Kingdom”
Yoni Brook, “Valley of Saints”
Best Foreign Film “Amour”
“Once Upon a Time in Anatolia”
“Rust and Bone”
John Cassavetes Award
“Breakfast With Curtis”
“The Color Wheel” “Middle of Nowhere”
“Mosquita y Mari”
Robert Altman Award for Cast Ensemble
Truer Than Fiction Award
“Only the Young” ”The Waiting Room”
Someone to Watch Award
Rebecca Thomas, “Electrick Children” Adam Leon, “Gimme the Loot”
David Finker, “Pincus”
“Prince Avalanche” “Stones in the Sun”
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Though Kathleen Kennedy acted as a producer on the first three “Jurassic Park” movies, she won’t be reprising that role in “Jurassic Park 4.” Because of her commitments as co-chair of Lucasfilm, she has had to focus her time on “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
“Ms. Kennedy has moved onto Star Wars and will not be producing JP4. She’s traded raptors for TIE fighters,” her husband, Frank Marshall, tweeted.
Fortunately “Jurassic Park 4″ is left in some capable hands. Steven Spielberg is producing the movie along with Frank Marshall, so Kathleen will likely be able to give her two cents if she needs to. Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver wrote the screenplay for the movie, and it’s due in theaters on June 13, 2014. It currently does not have a director attached.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is in slightly better shape. The flick recently picked director J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt is working on the screenplay. Of course, there’s more than just one “Star Wars” movie to deal with. “Episodes VIII” and “IV” are also in the works, and Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that spinoff movies are being written by Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg.
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What awards show do you get to see Sarah Silverman share with George Clooney that her vagina smells like ocean dew? What awards show has Mickey Rourke pleading for Eric Roberts to get a job? And what awards show would have Ben Stiller onstage with porn stars simulating sex? Where else but the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The Spirit Awards are not ones to shy away from outrageous moments. In fact, over the last 26 years, the show has earned a reputation for being as original as the films and filmmakers it honors, but what else would you expect from the awards that celebrate the spirited pioneers who bring a unique vision to filmmaking. This year get ready for more outrageous moments with host Andy Samberg and presenters Anna Kendrick, Zoe Saldana, Common, Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Jason Bateman, Rashida Jones, Salma Hayek, Channing Tatum, Kerry Washington, Kyle MacLachlan and Zachary Booth when the Film Independent Spirit Awards air on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10/9c on IFC. And, don’t miss comedian and podcaster Julie Klausner live tweeting the Film Independent Spirit Awards for IFC at @JulieKlausner @julieklausner/@IFCtv with the hashtags #spiritawards.
Take a look back at some of the outrageous moments from Spirit Awards past and be sure to tune in on Saturday Feb. 23 at 10/9c:
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The Spirit Awards will air on IFC on Saturday, February 23rd at 10/9c