The first trailer for the new Star Trek film, Star Trek: Into Darkness, has been released, marking the return of director J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine, Zoe Zaldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg and John Cho to the Star Trek franchise, with the notable addition of Benedict Cumberbatch as the movie’s still unnamed villain.
Hip, young actresses Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning rode bikes in jean shorts and summer-casual tops on the set of their new movie, Very Good Girls, filming on location in Brooklyn. The indie film, written and directed by Jake Gyllenhaal's mom Naomi Foner, is about a pair of best gal pals (Olsen and Fanning) who are determined to lose their virginity after graduating from high school, according to Deadline.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a fun, traditional, animated film that helps to bring together family, friends, and pirates alike. Based on a novel by Gideon Defoe, who also wrote the screenplay, Pirates follows the adventures of Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his crew as he tries to become “Pirate of the Year”.
It’s actually somewhat interesting the way this latest in the once glorious Terminator franchise very loudly and very brightly snuck up on everyone, and there are a few contributing factors. Firstly, a really good cast was cobbled together.
Now these days when your franchise runs out of gas the big trend is to reboot and “go dark,” (and let’s be honest, Trek has been running on dilithium crystal fumes since First Contact).
Remember when vampires were brutal creatures of the dark, and didn’t fall in love with moody teenage humans, and when exposed to sunlight they burst into flames rather than sparkle like precious gods? Remember when horror movies were equal parts scary and funny - and weren’t all presented to us as if shot on handheld cameras.
After months of radio silence from director J. J. Abrams regarding details of Star Trek 2, the sequel to 2009's widely praised reboot, now all of a sudden there's a deluge of new details. Filming will begin in January with all of the main cast returning, including Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Anton Yelchin and Zoe Saldana, MTV.
Think of it as the Recession's Romeo & Juliet. Instead of fair Verona, we've got the sparsely decorated walls of L.A. dorm rooms and overpriced London flats. Instead of Mercutio and Juliet's nurse, we're limited to an underused Jennifer Lawrence and a pair of jovial, whiskey-loving parents.
Next-door neighbors, as everyone knows, are capable of unspeakable horrors. There's no use in going into the nosy or noisy, nagging or nasty ways someone a stone's throw from your front door can day by day drive a nail through your coffin.