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'Jurassic World' (June 12th)

The special-effects wizardry that made Jurassic Park's dinosaurs unprecedentedly realistic paved the way for the big beasts of everything from Pacific Rim to Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies. But in the 14 years since Jurassic Park III, hopes for another sequel almost went extinct themselves. Can dinosaurs rule the earth once more? Casting newly minted action superstar Chris Pratt in the lead role—and debuting the "mosasaurus," a monstrous sea creature that eats sharks like a toddler eats Goldfish crackers — give this monster movie all the genetic markers of a blockbuster hit. S.T.C.