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At long last, Indiana Jones 5 is finally done filming…

The 5th installment to Indiana Jones has been in development since Indy 4 in 2008 so that is a little over a decade the film’s been in the works. Film had some problems and setbacks, though. George Lucas was in charge of Indy 5 but then he sold Star Wars and Lucasfilm to Disney which means Kathleen Kennedy is now in charge of Indy. Film had some setbacks with some re-writes of the script and all that stuff. Now that they actually went into filming the movie, Harrison Ford suffered a shoulder injury, I bet probably during an action scene. So that suffered some problems as well and of course, Covid pandemic happened so that delayed filming.

Well filming has finally wrapped and it’s all done shooting… but they still have loads more work to do. They have to do editing process, add in special effects, CGI (there probably will be some of that), sound and all that stuff. They also gotta record the soundtrack and musical score for the film which will still be composed by none other than the great John Williams.


Plot and subtitle is being kept under wraps for now but I’m sure we’ll learn more soon. It’s probably gonna be called “Indiana Jones and the…” or something.

Once again just like with Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Indiana Jones 5 looks like it’s gonna be a passing of the torch kind of movie. That’s the idea that Lucas had in the beginning so Disney is going for it.

I’m a huge Indiana Jones fan, love them all… and yes even “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” Indy IV was great. I can’t wait for Indy V, though. While I’m hoping this movie will focus on story, I’m sure this movie will be action packed popcorn flick. I’m sure James Mangold won’t disappoint ’cause he is a great director and made some great movies.

Think about it right? Mangold directed the Wolverine movie “Logan” and that film totally reminded me of Indiana Jones which was probably why he got the job to begin with. Mangold did some pretty huge movies over the years like “Cop Land” w/ Stallone, “Girl Interrupted”, “Walk The Line”, “3:10 To Yuma” and “Knight and Day”.

I think he’ll make a great Indy film, Mangold’s directing style will be way different than Spielberg, I’m sure but I’m sure he tried his best to make it seem like Spielberg did it. I’m kind of glad Spielberg stepped out, actually. Give the film a new vision.

Harrison maybe 79 now but I’m sure he can still play Indy well and knock it out of the park.


“Star Trek: Beyond” looks like complete trash, hope this is the last of the reboot series…

I really don’t like how Star Trek has become sci-fi & action movies. They were never supposed to be popcorn action films but thanks JJ Abrams, he ruined Star Trek, in my opinion.

Star Trek was never supposed to be action and popcorn movies to begin with.

They’re really about space exploration, the drama and politics. Go back and watch the original Star Trek and TNG, that’s what Star Trek is supposed to be, in my opinion.

Anyway, I hope this will be the last film of the reboot series with the young cast. They need to ditch this series and reboot it again. Create something original. I hope this will be the last of the reboot.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” flopped in the box office hard and this one will too.



Robert Orci, dropped from Star Trek 3…


Robert Orci have been suddenly dropped from directing “Star Trek 3”. Nobody’s saying as to why he’s been dropped but since no one is talking yet, I’m thinking he might of gotten fired. That’s what it’s looking like.

Honestly, I don’t care who directs the next Star Trek film. They just need to drop this fucking reboot. I’m tired of it. I don’t like the reboot films at all. It’s not true, “Star Trek”. Many Star Trek fans don’t want this reboot either and for some reason Paramount/Bad Robot are committed to making the sequels of the younger cast. Even though JJ moved on to direct Star Wars, he’s still helping out with “Star Trek 3” ’cause his company Bad Robot is still producing.

Why don’t they just throw this re-boot in the trash and create a whole new Star Trek series? With new characters and new stories and all that stuff. This is science fiction so I’m sure Paramount can come up with something new. Either that or they can give “Deep Space Nine” their first big screen film. Or even better if Paramount can somehow reunite the “The Next Generation” cast, we could have one final TNG movie.

I’m the biggest Star Trek fan and I still think this is a dying franchise. “Star Trek Into Darkness” was complete garbage and I’m sure the next one will be too.

Hollywood really needs to save Star Trek. Pretty badly. Hopefully, “Star Trek 3” will be the last of the reboot with the young cast.

I’m a huge fan of the original Star Trek films and the TNG films. Yeah, I’m a Trekkie and feel proud of it. I grew up my life on Star Trek. Loved this franchise ever since I was a child. I’m one of those few that believes that JJ ruined Trek so hopefully he won’t do the same with Star Wars.


Report: “Terminator 5” finally confirmed but will be a reboot…

Paramount Pictures has finally greenlighted, “Terminator 5”; however, this will be a new trilogy. The story for T-5 will not continue after, “Terminator III: Rise of the Machines”. Paramount has set a release date for the new Terminator film in July of 2015. The last Terminator film was, “Terminator: Salvation” starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington — that film was a prequel of the first Terminator film.

Read the full story, here.

While this sounds exciting but to be honest, I’m a little skeptical and disappointed. First of all, I think they should have continued from the original series so they can finish the story of Skynet and John Connor. Secondly, no matter how many sequels and reboots they do with the Terminator franchise — they can’t have much success without James Cameron helming. I mean, why do you think “Rise of the Machines” and “Salvation” weren’t that much of a success? By the way, I didn’t think “Rise of the Machines” and “Salvation” were bad films — I thought they were pretty good actually.

James Cameron made the first two movies for what they were. It was Cameron who made these movies special. I thought the first, ‘Terminator” and “T2: Judgement Day” were absolute masterpieces for sure. Would they ever top what Cameron did to the films? I don’t think so, it’s gonna be tough.

Plus will Arnold return? No word yet but I’m sure he will in some form. To those who mistakenly think Arnold would be too old to be playing Terminator again — don’t badly judge this early. Arnold still can do action movies very well. After what he did with “The Expendables 2” and his latest movie, “The Last Stand” (which was very good, btw) — I think the Governator still has what it takes to play Terminator again for sure.

Hope they hire a good director; although, it wouldn’t surprise me that Hollywood will try to talk Christopher Nolan or Ridley Scott to direct the next Terminator film. I would prefer James Cameron to jump back on board. I doubt Cameron would ever go back to Terminator again but you never know.


Report: “Friday the 13th” franchise goes back home to Paramount Pictures…

This is really good news for fans of horror movies and the Friday the 13th franchise. The Friday The 13th franchise officially goes back to it’s original home at Paramount Pictures. The last Friday the 13th movie that was made at Paramount was, “Jason Takes Manhattan”.

They also gave up the rights to the South Park movie to Paramount. What is the reason Warner Bros. wanted to give up the rights for both films? It’s all because they wanted to make Christopher Nolan’s upcoming sci movie, “Interstellar”.

No reasons were given on why they gave up Friday and South Park for “Interstellar” but I’m willing to bet it’s about the money. “Interstellar” will be a very expensive movie to make and they wanted to save some money by getting rid of other franchises.

You know how WB’s are. They wouldn’t give up on Nolan for anything. WB’s is pretty loyal to Nolan.

Back to Friday the 13th though, I’m a fan of the series. Saw every single film. I even saw, “Jason Goes to Hell”, “Jason X”, “Freddy Vs. Jason”, and the 2009 re-boot. Yes, of course, I’ve seen all of the original series. They are great films. As for my favorite Friday movies… they would have to be the first two and I liked, “Jason Takes Manhattan” quite a lot. “Freddy Vs. Jason” was even quite enjoyable. I even enjoyed the 2009 re-boot.

Now that the Friday franchise is finally back home at Paramount after all these years, I wonder how they’re gonna handle the next Friday film? They won’t be able to make a sequel to the 2009 Friday the 13th film ’cause Michael Bay owns the rights to that movie and Paramount may not be able to work with him for the next one. Will Paramount continue the movies from the original sequels or will they re-boot the series all over again? We’ll have to wait and see what their plans are.

I’m sure Paramount is happy that they got Jason Voorhees back. I think Paramount is the only company who can make good Friday movies ’cause New Line sucked. I hope the next Friday movie will be much more like the originals.

Read more on the story, here.


Cool Video: “Star Trek Into Darkness” trailer is finally here! Looks great but…

… to be honest, I really miss the style of Star Trek movies from the original series and The Next Generation movies. I like Star Trek movies with great storytelling that are insightful, and the ones that don’t rely on action, and big special effects. “Star Trek Into Darkness”, honestly, looks like a complete rehash of the first one. The special effects and action looks impressive, but I don’t want to see Star Trek like that. The reason the original Trek movies and the TNG movies worked, ’cause they completely relied on science fiction. JJ Abrams take on Star Trek are more like Star Wars films to me.

I still wish the TNG cast would reunite and make one final TNG movie, but looks like that’s not going to happen any time soon. It would be nice to see if the Voyager cast would get their own movie ’cause Captain Janeway, just kicks ass as a captain. “Voyager” was a great series, and plan on re-watching it on Netflix at some point.

I’ll still see “Star Trek: Into Darkness” in theater, sure. It does look pretty good.


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.


I don’t understand the hate for Star Trek…

Last night on Netflix, I just finished watching “Season 1” of the original Star Trek series. I have watched the original series too many times as a kid, I just haven’t seen it in a long while, so it’s nice to start re-watching it. I’m a Trekkie. Proud of it and not ashamed to be a die-hard of this franchise. Over the years, people would bash Star Trek. A lot of people said that Star Trek is boring. I don’t think Star Trek is boring. I think the stories are pretty masterful and intelligent. I think people have a hard time getting into Trek ’cause they look at it like it’s more of a “drama” or “soap opera” mixed with “science fiction”. I also think people don’t like Star Trek ’cause the science is more detailed and they don’t understand it.

Don’t get me wrong, there are things I don’t like about Trek. For example, I wasn’t a fan of “Deep Space Nine”, “Enterprise” with Scott Bakula, and there were a few Star Trek movies I didn’t like. I loved most of the Star Trek movies except for, “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier”, “Star Trek: Insurrection”, and “Star Trek: Nemesis”.

I’m a fan of the original Trek series, I loved The Next Generation, and Voyager was good too. I plan to re-watch all those shows on Netflix. It’s great that Paramount gave Netflix the permission to stream all the series ’cause I was going to start collecting the series on DVD. Don’t have to now. The picture and sound is just as good on Netflix.

Star Trek is cool. Love that franchise more than Star Wars.


Report: We’ll have to wait for “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” for next year, Paramount wants to add 3D for the film…

Well, look like we’ll have to wait even longer for the “G.I. Joe” sequel, “Retaliation”. Paramount is pushing the film back, 9 months of it’s original release date, June 29th. Instead, it’s coming out, March 29th, 2013. This is creating controversy on the internet today. It’s pissing people off. It’s pissing me off ’cause I’ve been looking forward to this movie. I absolutely LOVED, the first movie.

I’m a huge GI Joe fan, loved the action figures and cartoons when I was a kid. The movies are staying true to the characters and stories. This is how greedy Hollywood is. Thanks to James Cameron, Hollywood is now jerking off over 3D. I don’t like today’s 3D too much. The only good 3D movie of today, was “The Avengers”. So far, I haven’t liked any other 3D movie. These days Hollywood is giving you a choice to either see the film in regular 2D or 3D.

That’s the only reason they are doing this, competition. Money. They want to compete with other 3D movies. I pretty much blame it on, “The Avengers”. Paramount, thinks they can top Marvel.

Deadline, reports.


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”)