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Quentin Tarantino to direct a first ever R-rated Star Trek film? Quite intriguing actually!

I know I have been staying away from movie news a lot, but this one sounds intriguing to me that I need to post about this one. Quentin Tarantino came up with the idea that he wants to make an R-rated Star Trek movie with the new reboot cast. It turns out that J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures both love the idea and they’re gonna give it a try.

If they’re gonna make it a hard-R, that means the film will be full of swearing, offensive and vulgar language which Tarantino is best at. Can you see a young Captain Kirk played by Chris Pine dropping F bombs throughout the movie? Not only that, it could open the doors for more gritty violence, blood and gore. Could the film also include more sexual content like more nudity? All of this could be possible.

A non-family friendly Star Trek film. Interesting.

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Be R-Rated: ‘The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner Scribe

As a Star Trek fan, I’m all for this.

Could it help bring a wider auidience? I don’t know. The film will indeed turn off some longtime fans, but it could help bring many new ones too.

I’m actually interested in a Tarantino styled Star Trek movie. He’ll probably make it a full three hours. You know how Tarantino films usually are. It’ll be the same with Star Trek.

I don’t like Tarantino’s left-wing political views but he’s still talented. I’m still a fan of his. I still haven’t seen The Hateful Eight yet but since it’s on Netflix, I’ll get around to watching that film soon.



“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” premiered 30 years ago today…

I’ve always believed that the two best Star Trek films of the original series were “Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”. They were the two best Star Trek movies ever made, in my opinion.

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” was a film that Leonard Nimoy directed himself while he still starred as Spock. So he directed and acted in this film at the same time. “The Voyage Home” was a continuation of “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock” which is also a  really good film. II, III and IV has always been considered a trilogy of some sorts ’cause those three films have a continuing story.

I’ve seen “The Voyage Home” too many times. It’s a film I’ll never get tired of watching. It’s an entertaining as hell film. Happy 30 years, “Voyage Home”.


Disney scores full rights for “Indiana Jones” franchise from Paramount…

Ever since George Lucas announced retirement from Hollywood last year, he gave up the rights for his Lucasfilm company and sold it to Disney. This gives the rights for Disney to make as many Star Wars movies as they wanted; however, people wondered what’s gonna happen to the Indiana Jones franchise since it’s owned by Paramount Pictures. Now you no longer have to worry about what’s gonna happen with Indy ’cause the franchise has been bought by Disney. Paramount has agreed to sell the full rights to Disney. Which means that Disney now owns the first four Indy films: “Raiders”, “Temple of Doom”, “Crusade” and “Crystal Skull”. This also means that Disney has the full rights to do whatever they want with the character. Make as many movies as they want: sequels, prequels, reboots, etc.

This doesn’t confirm that Indy V has gotten the greenlight yet but for a long time now… Harrison Ford has expressed interest in returning to the character for one more time. My question is will Harrison still do this film without George Lucas on board? Will Steven Spielberg still direct Indy V without George?

Deadline reports.

I’m actually kind of thankful that George is no longer doing Indy ’cause that’s an opportunity for a better film. While I did like “Crystal Skull” the last Indy movie, I’ll admit that some of it was silly as hell and had some problems. It’s just that I think that movie would have been a lot better if Shia Labeouf wasn’t in it… he pretty much ruined it for me. Other than that, the film was pretty exciting. I liked the idea of mixing Indy with sci-fi — I just wished the script was better.

I don’t care what anyone thinks — Disney can make as many Indy films as they want to sequels, prequels or reboots… whatever but nothing will top “Raiders”. “Raiders” is obviously the best Indy film. I love it so much. It’s one of those movies I can watch over and over and never get tired of it. “Raiders” is indeed an essential classic and an important movie. I thought “Temple of Doom” was a pretty amazing film but my heart will always be toward “Raiders”.

Lets hope Disney won’t remake, “Raiders” ’cause that would be really bad.


Why so many people are upset with “Star Trek Into Darkness”… just saw it…

I’ve just seen, “Star Trek Into Darkness” and since so many people gave this film mixed reviews, I wanted to talk about my thoughts on why people hated it so much. There’s a few reasons for the negative criticism over, “Star Trek Into Darkness”, the latest Star Trek movie by JJ Abrams. I’ll put a spoiler warning in.

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The reason this film has gotten negatively criticized a lot is because of a few big scenes…..

1) Kirk’s death scene is a total remake from Spock’s death from, “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”. Spock stealing, “Khhaaaaaan’s” catchphrase from Kirk was wrong too.

2)  The Spock vs. Khan fight scene was messed up also. Keep in mind that Mr. Spock was never a violent guy. Throughout the original TV series and the original movies, Spock never used his fists to fight. Except the only time Spock used violence was that he used a weapon to fight Kirk in the original Star Trek episode, “Amok Time”. Other than that, Spock never used any violence whatsoever. If Spock wanted to hurt people, he would do the pinch nerve that he’s known for and I don’t think I haven’t seen Zachary Quinto do that with his Spock.

3) The Enterprise hiding underwater was silly as hell.

4) There are also tons of plot holes throughout the film… the script was a mess.

5) Benedict Cumberbatch trying too hard to be Ricardo Montalban who played the original Khan

The good things I can say about the new movie is that Spock in the volcano scene was kind of cool and I also liked Peter Weller, the Robocop actor, being in the film. He played a good villain. I also liked Alice Eve, the sexy blonde in the film.

Other than that, the film was a big disappointment. I didn’t “hate it”…. it just wasn’t very good. It was definitely a little better than “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”, though. I’m glad JJ left for Star Wars. Who ever takes JJ’s place in Star Trek better do a good job ’cause this franchise needs to get saved, big time.

I’d still say ditch the re-boot and try something new.

Why not give “Deep Space Nine” their own movie? I just started watching “Deep Space Nine” on Netflix and it’s a great show actually. I kind of like it more than TNG, honestly. “Deep Space Nine” definitely deserves their own film.


The best Star Trek movies ranked in order…



The Star Trek official page posted this interesting image… ranking the best Star Trek movies in order that was chosen by fans at a Star Trek convention. Here is the entire Star Trek filmography ranked in order from best to worst.

Some of you may scratch your head at this list and ask yourself, “Why is Galaxy Quest listed there?”. “Galaxy Quest” is a comedy film starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver. The film is also a homage to Star Trek, a tribute kind of thing. That’s why the movie made the list. It’s a parody of Trek.

I agree with this list. It’s pretty well done.

I agree that the first four listed on here are the best ones of them all. “The Wrath of Khan” was the best Trek movie of the original series and “First Contact” was the best of the TNG series. I did like the “Undiscovered Country” and “The Voyage Home”.

All the other Star Trek films needed a little work. To be honest with you, I never really cared for the JJ Abrams reboot. I never saw, “Star Trek Into Darkness” in theater. I was gonna wait for rental on that one. What’s wrong with Star Trek? Is this franchise dying? The reason for the reboot with younger cast is ’cause the TNG cast retired and moved on… Paramount Pictures can’t think of new ideas so they decided to reboot the series. I’m a huge Star Trek fan and would like this franchise to improve. When you come to think of it, I’m glad JJ is leaving “Star Trek” for “Star Wars” ’cause it’s a good opportunity to improve the franchise. I didn’t like JJ behind Star Trek, anyway. Way too much lens flare and the CGI gave me a headache.

Star Trek needs to be saved, big time. I don’t like where it’s going. It’ll be nice if we get one last Next Generation movie, though. That’ll be great if Picard and the rest of the gang will reunite for one last film but I don’t see that happening anytime soon sadly. Seems like the entire TNG cast is done. They spent most of their lives working on the franchise so I guess a retirement for all of them is well-deserved.

I love Star Trek. I grew up on the franchise. Have been a Trekkie ever since I was a child.


Report: Tom Cruise finally signs on to, “MI: 5”, which is good!!!

It took him forever to do it but Tom Cruise has finally signed on to the 5th installment of the, “Mission Impossible”, franchise. Well, this is good news actually. I absolutely LOVED, “Ghost Protocol”, the 4th movie. “Ghost Protocol”, was actually a pretty amazing action movie and the best one of the series so far. That’s probably because I was pretty impressed with Brad Bird’s directing style like everyone else. Plus, Tom’s acting was actually really good in “Ghost Protocol” too! “Ghost Protocol” really is a fantastic film and if you haven’t seen it yet, it is available for Netflix streaming and I suggest you check it out. I have “Ghost Protocol” in my Netflix instant-que and I was meaning to watch it again soon. Probably this weekend.

No word on the plot and other cast signings but the director for “MI: 5” will be the same director who made the film, “Jack Reacher” (also starring Cruise). I haven’t seen “Jack Reacher” yet but I’ll rent it through Netflix sometime.

Tom Cruise maybe a whack job of a guy but love him or hate him; he still has the talent in acting and film.

Deadline, reports.


“Star Trek Into Darkness” teaser poster released…


To those who don’t know who that is, that is actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the main villain for the new Star Trek movie, “Star Trek: Into Darkness”, directed by JJ Abrams. A lot of speculation on which villain it is. Everyone’s saying it’s either Khan or Gary Mitchell.

I’m sure everyone knows who Khan is, but who is Gary Mitchell? Gary Mitchell is a villain from the original Star Trek series, and he would be seen in the episode, “Memory Alpha”. Gary Mitchell worked for Starfleet on the Enterprise with, Kirk and the gang. More info, on Gary Mitchell, here. I’m sure, some of you remember that episode now.

Or it could be a totally different villain. We’ll have to wait and see the film. Another film I look forward to next year. A lot of you know, I’m a pretty big Trekkie!


Report: Paramount pushes back Ninja Turtles reboot to May of 2014…

Michael Bay’s planned, “Ninja Turltes” re-boot is being pushed back by Paramount Pictures to May of 2014, instead of the original release date of Dec. of next year. The reasons being, is the script. Maybe they just want to take their time with the script and make it good?

I love the Ninja Turtles, I just don’t like Michael Bay being in charge of this movie.

I haven’t been that impressed with Michael Bay’s movies over the years. I only like very few of them, although, I will admit, that the 3rd “Transformers” film, “Dark of the Moon” was actually really really good, so much improvement there. I just hope Bay doesn’t fuck up the Ninja Turtles.

I was a big Turtles fan as a kid. Used to read the comics, watch the cartoons, played their video games, saw all the original movies, etc. I hope they won’t make the Turtles CGI characters, which I have a feeling they will be anyway.

See the article, here.


Report: Paramount greenlights, “Paranormal Activity 4”!!!

Today, Paramount Pictures sent out a press release announcing all the films they will release this year in 2012. We already knew most of the movies coming out in 2012 that Paramount will release, but what we didn’t know about yet is, a fourth installment to the, “Paranormal Activity”, franchise.

Read more, here.

Plot details are being kept under wraps for “P.A. 4” right now, but I’m sure we’ll hear something very soon. The last film, “P.A. 3” was a prequel of the first movie. So hopefully the next film will leave off where the second movie ended. I won’t give any plot spoilers of the earlier films but it’s going to be interesting to see what they are going to do with the Katie Featherston story. They seem to be going somewhere with it. Keeping her story secret and mysterious. Will they finally reveal why this character is so important in the next one?

Anyway, “P.A. 4” will probably get released around Halloween, like P.A. movies seem to be getting released in October.

I know people are talking a lot of shit about the Paranormal Activity franchise, but I personally love them. They are realistic and I like the found footage films. No big budget cameras or special effects.

Looking forward to seeing the next one.



Thought: Why Tom Cruise doing his own stunts in action movies…

So why has Tom Cruise decided to do his own stunts for action movies like “MI IV: Ghost Protocol” (which I plan to see tomorrow afternoon)? Well the man’s obviously got something to prove. Maybe he’s trying to get the public’s respect back after all the negative backlashes he got in the media a few years back. I’m sure that’s not the only reason, there’s more to it then that.

Maybe he just wants it to be realistic, and he just wants to prove he can do everything for real. He doesn’t want to be looked at as a fake actor. All the risky stunts he did for this movie is pretty ballsy, especially for a dude his age. Maybe he’s fed up with all the stunt doubles and want it done for real, ya know?

Plus, he wants to show the world that he can be somebody, not just some Scientoligist idiot, jumping on Oprah’s couch. What ever it is, he’s definitely got something to prove.

I’ve never been this excited for a Mission Impossible movie ’cause I never cared for the first three. I’m actually excited as hell for “Ghost Protocol”. Looks like a great action packed ride. Looks fun.

Like him or not, Tom is a talented actor, he can do just about anything and he can play any role that throws at him. He’s done everything from bad guy to action hero. I like a lot of Tom Cruise flicks. “Risky Business”, “Top Gun”, “Rain Man”, “Legend”,”Collateral”, “Minority Report”, “Eyes Wide Shut”, and “Valkyrie” are some of my favorite movies of his. I hated his last movie, “Knight & Day”, though, that wasn’t a good one.

I’m looking forward to “Ghost Protocol” tomorrow, and of course, I’ll review the film when I get back.