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'Star Trek 3': Roberto Orci Has Somehow Been Hired To Direct Sequel, Ruin...

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Back in April, we reported to you that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the writers behind the first two Transformers films and Star Trek reboot films, were splitting up their very lucrative writing partnership in order to begin directing.  A few weeks later, we noted that Orci, who holds no experience in directing whatsoever, was pushing...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for April 29 - May 5

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Wow, this week features a couple of January releases that tanked, and some interesting catalog selections. It’s slim pickings, but that happens as Hollywood is gearing up to start the big summer season.

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for January 7 - 13

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Most of the new releases this week were films that disappeared from theaters at a very quick clip. Such is the first real week of January. Fortunately, Criterion is bringing an A title for those itching to purchase something.

'Star Trek 3' Will not be Directed by Joe Cornish

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On Friday it was revealed that Star Trek 3 had hired new writers to join the third entry in the film reboot series, but what was lost in the shuffle was that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish -- who was rumored to direct the picture last month -- is no longer involved.

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for November 19 - 25

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There’s a lot of fun, solid summer movies coming this week on DVD and Blu-ray, on top of some great catalog titles from the mad people over at Shout and Scream Factory. It’s one of the rare weeks that no matter what your tastes, there’s going to be something for you.

DVD and Blu-rays Picks for August 20 - 26

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This week doesn’t seem to have any pressing releases. That’s nice as it’s a break on wallets everywhere. Still, there’s some new Criterion releases and more Star Trek on Blu-ray, so there are some things to grab. Check it out…

'Breaking Bad' VOTD: Badger's Animated 'Star Trek' Fanfiction

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Did you watch the midseason premiere of Breaking Bad, entitled “Blood Money,” last night?  If you didn’t, you really need to get on that (but don’t worry, we won’t feature spoilers here); if you did, have you reassembled the pieces of your head (which likely blew apart by the episodes end) yet?  If you have, and are up to it, one of the very few humorous (and...

'Star Trek 3': Alex Kurtzman And Roberto Orci Obviously Set To Write The...

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Not all Star Trek fans may be happy to hear this, but it looks like the creative team behind the latest two movies (Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman) will be back to pen the third film, whether people like it or not. There's a particularly interesting relationship fans have with these two, mainly due to the fact that they've produced a nice mix of hits and misses with their written work...

'Star Trek 3' To Be Helmed By 'G.I Joe: Retaliation' Director?

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Despite some rumors last April that J.J. Abrams might not wholly abandon the Star Trek franchise for the first of three upcoming Star Wars sequels, it seems that Paramount Pictures is not content to stand around and wait for Abrams to return to the franchise he helped to reboot.  Rather, the search is on for a new director...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for July 30 - August 5

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This isn’t a great week for new releases, but G.I. Joe: Retaliation is hitting the small screen, while Criterion has a great Guillermo del Toro film, and there’s some other hidden gems.

'Star Trek III' Could Open Against 'Star Wars: Episode 7'

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2009's reboot of Star Trek was hugely successful (at least domestically), which is why it's surprising it took four years for the follow up to come together, as 2-3 years is the standard model these days. 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness was not as successful (at least domestically), and that may have been due partly to that delay. Which may be why...

Box Office Roundup: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Wins Weekend, Loses War

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Star Trek Into Darkness opened Thursday, and there was hope that the film would smash past the $100 Million dollar mark over its four day opening. That it didn't, that its three day number was less than the Friday through Sunday opening of the original, and that -- if you factor in that the new film is in 3D and Imax and the first film was not -- it sold less tickets...

Box Office Predictions Into Darkness: 'Star Trek' Wins Weekend

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Currently, people are predicting a hundred million dollar weekend for Star Trek Into Darkness, a number that may be made possible by the fact that the studio opened the film on Wednesday night. The film pocketed $3.3 Million from those shows, and has a full day today to rake in extra cash so it can say that it crossed the nine digit mark by Sunday.

J.J. Abrams May Depart From 'Star Trek' For 'Star Wars Episode VII'

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Within the span of a few years suddenly filmmaker J.J. Abrams has turned into the go-to person to handle monstrous science fiction franchises. First he helped revive the Star Trek movie series, and now he's taking over the next film addition to the Star Wars universe. Some of us are wondering how he'll be able to have time to work on both Star...

'Star Trek Into Darkness': Klingons First Look

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Back in the halcyon days of 2009, when the world thought that maybe J.J. Abrams could make a decent Star Trek movie and not just a giant cartoon, rumor had it that the original series villains the Klingons would make an appearance, but they were axed before the film was released (they pop up in a deleted scene, albeit with lumpy metal masks hiding their lumpy...

J.J. Abrams May Still Direct 'Star Trek 3,' Will Rely On George Lucas'...

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J.J. Abrams is a busy guy—when he’s not taking the Star Trek original series franchise and rebooting it into a shiny, depth-less cartoon with Star Trek and the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, he’s taking of the reigns of the Star Wars franchise, seeing as he has been tapped to helm Star Wars Episode VII.  So, will he have time to return for...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' New Clip Teases Klingons, Spoils A Big Chase...

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Ah, modern movie marketing—there’s nothing quite like it, as studios now feel the need to insult the intelligence of any modern film viewer by more less pumping every single scene of an upcoming film onto the internet, unleashing a torrent of spoilers and leaving nothing to the imagination of ticket buyers.  Now, while Star Trek Into Darkness hasn’t been that bad (look to...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Clip: Spock Makes A Sacrifice, Drops Classic...

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Just on the off chance that Star Trek fans were finished up with their rabid obsessing as to whether or not Star Trek Into Darkness was more or less a loose reimagining of the original series’ Khan plotline, Paramount has released the first full scene from the film via AOL, which features Spock willing to sacrifice himself (just as he did in Star Trek II: The...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Viral Video: The Villain Leaves A Cranky Message...

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The endless speculation as to whether or not Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison” character is really the classic Star Trek villain Khan shows no sign of abating, and this newest viral video on behalf of Star Trek Into Darkness’ PR campaign is not helping matters.  In it, Harrison leaves a cranky message about his personal dislike for Kirk in the...