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Lessons of 'Jurassic World'; Filmmaker Zoe Cassavetes; Comedians in purgatory; That Wiig-Ferrell Lifetime Movie

Published June 15, 2015 at 4:13 PM PDT
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Still from the film "Jurassic World."
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Still from the film "Jurassic World."

The 5 lessons to be learned from 'Jurassic World''s $500 million weekend. An experimental comedy show puts comedians in purgatory. Filmmaker Zoe Cassavetes takes on ageism in Hollywood. What the heck are Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig doing in a Lifetime movie?

“Jurassic World” just had the biggest opening weekend in Hollywood history, grossing $208.8 million domestically and more than $524 million globally.
Director Zoe Cassavetes, daughter of indie-filmmaking master John Cassavetes, wanted to avoid major studios to make her new film about a 40-year-old actress.
Comedian Ian Abramson is the mastermind behind Seven Minutes in Purgatory, an experimental comedy show that has stand-ups perform with no audience feedback.
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