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Super 8 Has a Goonies Vibe

I wasn’t very excited by the initial teaser trailer for Super 8. It reminded me of another Blair Witch / Cloverfield film. Well I was wrong! The trailer for Super 8 has a strong Goonies / E.T. vibe. I can’t wait!


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Plinkett’s J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek Review!

He is back! Sadly it is not the Episode III review that we are all waiting for. However, I enjoy any review that he does and his take on J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek is pretty spot on! Part 2 is after the jump.

(via RedLetterMedia.com)
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Essential Seven Star Trek Music Scores

The music of a TV or Film project can make or break a film. If done right, the music can be just as memorable as the visuals of the film. The theme should invoke the feeling you have watching the film. Occasionally, a score can be better than the film. One example of this is the music for Transformers 2. From John Williams to Danny Elfman to Howard Shore, these composers pay an important role in the film-making process. One of our favorite composers is the late Jerry Goldsmith. He is probably best known for his work in the Star Trek films. However, other composers were also influential in writing music for the franchise. That is why this list focuses on the Essential Seven Star Trek Music Scores:

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The Bad Parts: Star Trek (2009)

This week we are starting a new feature called The Bad Parts. We already have a re-occurring article called The Good Parts , where we find something good in a bad film. We are now doing the opposite by finding the bad in a good film. Got that?

First up is J. J. Abrams Star Trek from last year. Surprisingly J. J. found a way to re-create the original cast of Star Trek into a new feature film. I admit I was skeptical. I still prefer William Shatner and company over the new guys, but it was enjoyable. It’s not perfect.  There are some bad parts:

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R2-D2 Star Trek Cameo

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Plan on picking up the new Star Trek DVD tomorrow? If you do be sure to look for the R2-D2 cameo.  Gizmodo.com posted the screenshot above from the film. You can clearly see R2-D2 floating during the Drill Machine sequence.


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Khan in Star Trek Sequel? Please God No!!!!

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AICN posted a story that J.J. Abrams made a comment about the Star Trek Prequel Sequel.

“Khan would be…certainly…a challenge….
We had, certainly, an equal challenge finding our crew of the Enterprise. While I don’t want to approach the second film as a remake of episodes we’ve seen in the past, and I don’t think any of the other writers or producers are interested in just rehasing or throwing character sin for the sake of it…Khan is certainly the most obvious one in the history of the series for me…I do think that there are…nothing is off limits in terms of what we’re discussing.”

I don’t know what you think, but this is the worst idea. Here is a suggestion to J.J. come up with something different. Don’t ruin one of the greatest science fiction villains. Khan has been done.


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STAR TREK – on DVD & BLU-RAY

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – This year audiences thrilled at the triumphant voyage of the Starship Enterprise and her young and vibrant crew in movie theaters across the planet—and on November 17, 2009, the world will go where no one has gone before when STAR TREK debuts as a three-disc Blu-ray with digital copy, two-disc DVD with digital copy and a single-disc DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.  Bursting with “spectacular action” (Hollywood Reporter) and “pure filmmaking exhilaration” (Rolling Stone) director J.J. Abrams’ sensational reinvention of the “Star Trek” franchise was hailed by critics and embraced by long-time and new fans alike, earning over $375 million at the worldwide box office.  Starring a hot young cast including Chris Pine (Carriers), Zachary Quinto (”Heroes”), Zoe Saldana (Avatar), Karl Urban (The Bourne Supremacy), John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle), Anton Yelchin (Terminator Salvation) and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), the global smash hit also features seasoned actors such as Eric Bana (Munich), Bruce Greenwood (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Winona Ryder (Girl, Interrupted) and the original Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy.


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Find R2-D2 in Star Trek To Win A Prop

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Want to win a Star Trek prop? Well tell Paramount where J. J. Abrams hid an R2-D2 cameo. Here are the rules:

1) Go see Star Trek again!
2) Locate R2 in the film (this could take multiple viewings)
3) Write it down in an e-mail to facebook@paramount.com with  “STAR TREK Easter Egg Sweepstakes” in the subject line.

Wow what a great contest. Lets all go see Star Trek 20 more times until we find where R2-D2 is hidden! This can’t possibly be a way to get people to return to the theaters!

You can read all about this contest on Facebook.


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Star Trek Makes $72.5 Million


Box Office Mojo is reporting that Star Trek made $72.5 Million:

Seeking out new life for the series, Star Trek commanded a stellar estimated $72.5 million on approximately 7,400 screens at 3,849 sites over the weekend (plus an estimated $4 million from Thursday night previews). Paramount Pictures’ Star Wars-like treatment of Gene Roddenberry’s science fiction franchise resulted in the biggest Trek opening yet, soaring past the previous high of Star Trek: First Contact, which started at $30.7 million or the equivalent of over $50 million adjusted for ticket price inflation.


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J.J. Abrams wants you to forget about Star Trek

Do you remember all those great Star Trek TV shows? Captain Kirk and crew changed the way sci-fi was handled on TV. When the show was almost canceled the fan outrage kept the show on for another year. Since then the franchise has expanded into 10 films, and four spin-off series.

So I just got a chance to catch out the new Star Trek trailer and was mad as hell. J.J. Abrams wants you to forget what we know about Star Trek! I get that its a marketing ploy, but the Star Trek fans has what kept this franchise moving. Now we are asked to forget about what we know! Why? Because this movie is going to be nothing like the Star Trek we have come to love. I’m going to see the film. I want to give it a chance. The film has some big shoes to fill. I anticipate that I will want to forget J.J. Abrams Star Trek.


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