IGN and Universal Pictures are partnering for a Jurassic Park watch-along party with Joseph Mazzello! Mazzello, now 36, played young dinosaur enthusiast Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park (1993).
Quarantine and Jurassic Viewing Party!
As the quarantine-lockdown period progressing, each day has become a new challenge to keep ourselves entertained. Finding a new something to occupy all this free time is a straining task. Out of the many #quarantimes trends, viewing-parties have become very popular. Hence, many filmmakers and their casts are following the trend and delivering plenty of watch-along party options to choose from. And the one streaming this week is for one of the most-loved movies ever made!
Steven Spielberg’s modern classic – Jurassic Park – will be the focus of the watch-along party. It will be hosted by Universal Pictures, IGN, Amblin Entertainment, and Cinefix. And this won’t be a mere gathering of fans discussing the movie. The stream will have Jurassic Park actor Joseph Mazzello to partake in it, providing commentary and behind-the-scene details.
But When and Where?
This Thursday, April 23, at 5:00 P.M. PST/8:00 P.M. EST – on both Cinefix and IGN YouTube channels, Jurassic fans can tune-in to catch the party. Host Clint Gage, the IGN staff, and Joseph Mazzello will provide commentary to one of the greatest movies of all time. But to enjoy the commentary, fans should watch the film on their personal devices alongside too. And they can also participate themselves via IGN’s new Discord server or by tweeting with hashtags – #JurassicPark and #WFHTheater.
The live-watch party has planned a giveaway too. Throughout the stream, digital codes for the movie, mystery prizes from Mattel, Jurassic Park/Jurassic World merch, etc. are on the way.
Joseph Mazzello reacts
After starring as John Hammond’s 11-year-old grandson – Tim Murphy, Mazzello has starred in many films and series. HBO’s miniseries The Pacific, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Social Network are only a few examples. Here is how Mazzello reacted about his contribution in providing a #quarantime distraction-
“While we all continue to sit tight and wait for these scary and uncertain times to be behind us eventually, my favorite way to escape the worry and pass the time has been by watching classic films, and in my completely unbiased opinion, Jurassic Park is one of the all-time greats. I can’t wait to join together with other fans to celebrate this iconic film and share the stories, insight, and fond and funny memories I collected while playing Tim Murphy. It’s going to be a blast!”
Hailed as “a triumph of special effects artistry” Jurassic Park is an example of class-apart filmmaking. It boasts an Academy Award for visual effects. The breathtaking adventure this movie takes you to, is worth experiencing time and again. If you don’t have a copy of the film, don’t worry. Here’s where you can rent Jurassic Park –
- Amazon Prime ($3.99 HD rental)
- iTunes ($3.99 rental)
- Google Play ($3.99 4K rental)