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The first 9 minutes of JJ Abrams “Star Trek Into Darkness” will debut in Imax 3D – Dec. 14th…

If you have an IMAX movie theater nearby, you may get the chance to see the trailer of the next Star Trek movie directed by JJ Abrams, “Star Trek Into Darkness” in Imax 3D. They will also show the first 9 minutes of the film. If they are willing to show the first 9 minutes of the film, there’s gotta be something serious, they want to show off. Maybe this will be the confirmation, whether or not Khan will be the main villain? Anyhow, I’m sure somebody will bootleg the footage with an Iphone or something, so it’ll land on youtube the day after.

More on the story, here.

I’m a huge Star Trek fan, a Trekkie as some of you know. The Trek shows I mostly liked was the original, TNG, and Voyager. I didn’t really care for “Deep Space 9” or “Enterprise” but maybe I’ll re-watch them on Netflix soon. I want to re-watch all Star Trek series on Netflix soon anyway. I already re-watched the original Star Trek on there. I’ll start re-watching the Next Generation after I catch up with “Sons of Anarchy”.

Back to Star Trek, I wish they would reunite the Next Generation cast and do another film but I don’t see that happening anytime soon, sadly. The TNG cast deserve to go out with one last great film. Something better than, “Star Trek: Nemesis” which was alright but nothing special.

Kev

Film Review: “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”

Starring: Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway

Directed by Brad Bird:

Well today, I decided to hit the mall to see “MI: Ghost Protocol”. Here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: In the 4th installment of the Mission Impossible series, Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt by the team to stop him at the Kremlin ends in a disaster, with an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF being implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to invoke Ghost Protocol, under which the IMF is disavowed, and will be offered no help or backup in any form. Undaunted, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks to Dubai, and from there to Mumbai, but several spectacular action sequences later, they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

After seeing this new movie, makes me want to re-watch the first three films. I thought “Ghost Protocol”, was a whole lot of fun. It is definitely the best one of the series, and it’s very rare that the later sequels get better than the earlier movies.

I thought the plot was pretty interesting, the story maybe a little predictable, but it kept you watching ’til the very end. Most importantly of all, I was most impressed with the action scenes and the direction style of, Brad Bird. Brad Bird is one talented and unique director. He’s pretty stylish. Brad filmed most of this movie with real stunts, and they filmed on real film locations. Yes, they actually filmed at the Kremlin and that sky tower building in Dubai where Tom did that crazy high flying stunt.

I thought the cast did a decent job on the acting, and Tom was enjoyable, like usual. Josh Holloway who played Sawyer from the show “Lost”, had a real small role, it was pretty much a cameo, but he did real good though. Josh looked different with short hair and clean shaven. You’ll see Josh in the beginning of the film.

The movie was an action packed ride like I expected. Not bad for a PG-13 action movie. I thought Paula Patton who played the film’s female star, was a pretty hot woman. The action scenes were so fun, that it made you want to cheer for Tom, and the scenes did look pretty realistic with him doing his own stunts.

I thought the movie was awesome. Liked it a lot. It just gave me even more respect for Tom. I think there is going to be a 5th “MI”, movie ’cause the ending just left open for another one, of course. I’m all for another “MI”, movie. Definitely check this one out.

Score for “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)

Kev

Report: Benicio Del Toro, won’t do Trek…guess he wanted to be payed more and they couldn’t afford it…

JJ Abrams squashed the news that Benicio Del Toro could be starring as the main villain for “Star Trek” sequel. Benicio dropped over money issues.

Look like Del Toro wanted an extremely high paycheck and the film crew couldn’t afford him. They also denied that he was going to be playing Khan.

More on the story, here.

Kev

Report: Original Robocop actor, Peter Weller, joins the cast of “Star Trek” sequel…

The casting for JJ Abrams, “Star Trek” sequel just got even more interesting! First Benicio Del Torro and actress, Alice Eve are both in talks of starring. Here’s the next surprising casting. I’m sure you’ve all seen the Paul Verhoeven epic sci-fi action flick, “Robocop”, starring Peter Weller. Well Peter just got casted for an un-named role in JJ’s “Star Trek” sequel. They don’t even say whether he’s playing a villain or a hero.

More on the story, here.

Nice! I loved the first, Robocop, movie. Just so you know, Peter has never retired from acting, he’s still working after all this time. He’s just been doing other movies and TV shows over the years. I remember seeing Peter in a role for “Dexter – Season 5”, he was a character named, Stan Liddy.

As for what character that Peter could be playing in “Star Trek”, my guess is that it could be, John Frederick Paxton, in which he played for in two episodes of the TV show, “Star Trek: Enterprise”.

Kev

Report: The gorgeous Alice Eve to be a love interest for Cpt. Kirk?

Now that the release date for JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel has been confirmed, they are getting right to work on the casting. First, they are in talks with Benicio Del Toro to star as the main villain, but he hasn’t signed on yet. Actress, Alice Eve is the top choice to play a major female lead, possibly to be Captain Kirk’s love interest?

Read more on the story, here.

Keep in mind, that Cpt. Kirk was a big womanizer. So he could get more than one love interest for the next film, lol. I don’t know much about Alice Eve, but she’s a pretty hot lady. Not bad at all.

Kev

 

Report: JJ Abrams “Star Trek” sequel confirmed for May 17th, 2013 release date…

Today, on the Star Trek website, just confirmed the release date for JJ Abrams, ‘Star Trek” sequel. The film will be hitting theaters on May 17th, 2013.

Plot details are being kept under wraps for now but JJ Abrams is set to return to direct and actor, Benicio Del Toro, is in talks to play the films leading villain.

We don’t know who Benicio will be playing yet, but notice that Benicio’s skin is a little dark, it look like he maybe playing a Klingon character. He also might be playing a young, Khan.

I thought the first Star Trek movie was real good and hopefully the next film will be just as good. I hope William Shatner will get a cameo this time, also.

Kev

Report: JJ Abrams says he’s game for directing “Star Trek” sequel!!!

For a while now, JJ Abrams wasn’t sure if he will direct the “Star Trek” sequel. Now that he’s done with “Super 8”, he signed on to direct “Star Trek 2”. He’s working with the same writers from the first “Star Trek” movie, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof. I’m sure the same cast from the first movie will return too.

Deadline, reports.

I thought the first Star Trek movie with JJ was very good. Lets hope they do a good job with the second movie too. Will JJ finally agree that William Shatner should star in it this time? Hopefully!!! Captain Kirk died in “Generations”, but it’s science fiction. There are always ways to bring the original Capt. Kirk with Shatner back.

It be kind of cool if Patrick Stewart as Cpt. Picard can make a return too.

Kev