Tag Archives: Joe Johnston

Ranking the films in the “Jurassic Park” franchise

Tomorrow, audiences across the globe are going to be treated to the latest “Jurassic” film when Jurassic World hits theaters. No longer under embargo, I’m allowed to say that it’s pretty enjoyable, if really rather ridiculous. The movie isn’t the best of the franchise, but it’s nowhere near the worst[...]

Captain America saves best film for last

HollywoodNews.com: Joe Johnston’s Captain America is a gloriously old-fashioned bit of shoe-leather adventure. While there are plenty of elaborate special effects, the emphasis remains on character and narrative. Like the best of the recent comic book films, this is a genre film first and a comic book adaptation second. It[...]

“Captain America” reviews hit the Web, largely positive

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Internet exploded last night with reviews for Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but if you want to go into the movie on Friday unspoiled, you might want to steer clear of the following links. Just know that the overall response was extremely positive,[...]

“Jurassic Park” sequel talk from “Captain America” director

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Joe Johnston was busy promoting his upcoming “Captain America” over the weekend in Los Angeles, though talk eventually drifted around to Johnston’s previous franchise, “Jurassic Park.” For those who don’t recall, Johnston directed the third installment of the series after Steven Spielberg walked, and he was[...]

“Captain America” trailer, poster storm the Web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Summer 2011 has flirted with superhero fatigue, as “Thor” gave way to “X-Men: First Class,” followed by “Green Lantern.” But the next — and I believe last — comic book adventure looks like it might have the right mixture of action, explosions, character and humor. We’re[...]

Captain America behind-the-scenes shots hit Web

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As Paramount teased footage for Joe Johnston’s upcoming “Captain America: The First Avenger” at Las Vegas’s CinemaCon, the studio also released official photos that showed the film’s heroes in action … as well as some behind-the-scenes goodness. Chris Evans will star in the film as Steve[...]

Captain America full trailer a bright and shining star

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: What’s my favorite effect from the brand new, full-length “Captain America: The First Avenger” trailer? It has to be Chris Evans’ face on the scrawny body of pre-serum Steve Rogers. It’s such a disarming visual, but it shows that director Joe Johnston and his team get[...]

Captain America continues to tease; full trailer up Thursday

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The longer trailer for Joe Johnston’s “Captain America” is expected to arrive online on Thursday. It also will be attached to prints of Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch,” in theaters this Friday. Until then, we’re forced to deal with teasers. Entertainment Tonight aired an exclusive first-look clip[...]

“Captain America” photos and footage show Hayley Atwell in action

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In the age of cell phone cameras and YouTube, it’s very difficult for any Hollywood studio to keep a tentpole production under wraps during filming. Which explains, to a certain extent, how we are able to have decent photographs and handheld footage of Hayley Atwell as[...]

How will “Captain America” tie in to modern Marvel adventures?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s in interesting dilemma: How will Joe Johnston’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” be able to tie into its Marvel movie brethren – like “Iron Man,” “Thor” and “The Incredible Hulk” – given that they are set in modern times and Johnston’s Cap adventure plans to[...]