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Review by C.J. Bunce With the much anticipated ninth episode Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker here at last, writer/director J.J. Abrams has succeeded again at managing a major film franchise challenge and making the best of it.  With Star Trek in 2009, he took a waning property and shot new life into it, but […]

Along with a new poster, this weekend Paramount launched an attempt to save face from last year’s first trailer debacle with a more traditional sci-fi action film trailer attempting to hit all the marks detractors of the first trailer have long been hoping for.  But what is this about?  Is it really just an action-packed road race […]

Review by C.J. Bunce In the fiftieth year of Star Trek, fanboy Simon Pegg proved that the franchise has never been stronger.  Probably more so than any prior entry in the now 13-movie catalog, Star Trek Beyond found a way to be the most loyal to the original series, with the writers weaving a story […]

Review by C.J. Bunce Star Trek Beyond is available this month on Digital HD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD.  Consistent with the trend in big franchise releases, Star Trek Beyond is available in a variety of formats.  Fortunately one version makes the selection easy: Target has included an entire bonus disc of behind the scenes content […]

As with many movies these days it seems like studios release enough trailers that by the time you see the movie you already know it front to back and can even quote key lines.  It looks like the same may be true for the new Star Trek movie coming out soon, Star Trek Into Darkness, […]

Review by C.J. Bunce After more trailers than we can count, more minutes of screen-time revealed in advance, and more advertising and hype than any Star Trek film in recent memory, Star Trek Into Darkness is not only better than you’ve heard, it’s the best Star Trek movie since Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.  […]

Remember when summer movies were just plain fun?  No need for dark and dreary, just adventure and excitement?  No need for deep and poignant emotion, but an excuse to escape the heaviness of real-world problems for two hours?  Only one of the new preview releases seems to have that escapist romp vibe, and that film […]

Does anyone else think J.J. Abrams might kill off Captain Kirk at the end of the next Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness?   Just look at that image at the end of the Japanese teaser trailer.   Look at the tears in the eyes of the entire crew.  If they could kill off Mr. Spock […]

This one pretty much speaks for itself.  Very dark.  Earth under attack.  A starship crashing into the ocean.  Benedict Cumberbatch as blue-eyed villain… Gary Mitchell?  Or does Abrams have something else up his sleeve? Here it is: Nice line from Cumberbatch:  “Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance.”  […]

For those not hiding from spoilers, the new photos released late this past week don’t offer much new from what we have seen in the teaser and trailers.  But they do give us a chance to check out in better detail J.J. Abrams and Michael Kaplan’s uniform choices and a glimpse at prop details for next summer’s 12th Paramount […]