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'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Gay Sulu Problematic in 'Most Satisfying' New Series Entry

Star Trek Beyond with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk: Will movie franchise reboot achieve “escape velocity”? 'Star Trek Beyond' review: Movie franchise needs to boldly go where J.J. Abrams has never gone before We're never told what “beyond” refers to in Star Trek Beyond, the 13th film in the venerated sci-fi series. But here's a theory: if the franchise is to regain its footing after the tepid returns of Star Trek Into Darkness, it will have to move beyond J.J. Abrams, the writer/director who used his brand of copycat magic to relaunch the series in 2009. In our reboot era, he's got the canny ability to provide older audiences with enough familiarity to keep them under the tent while giving […]


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'Star Trek Beyond' Review: Gay Sulu Problematic in 'Most Satisfying' New Series Entry



'Star Wars 7' News: 'Jurassic World' & Christmas Box Office Records Shattered

'Star Wars 7' news: Laser sword shatters box office records. 'Star Wars 7' news: 'The Force Awakens' shatters 'Jurassic World' & Christmas records Dec. 27, '15, update: As expected, Star Wars 7 a.k.a. Star Wars: The Force Awakens has broken three major box office records this Christmas weekend (Dec. 25–27, '15): Best second domestic weekend ever. Fastest movie to reach $500 million at the domestic box office. Fastest movie to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Now let's go over one Star Wars 7 box office record at a time. Best second domestic weekend: Christmas gift With an estimated $153.52 million from 4,134 locations in North America (remember, this particular North America doesn't include Mexico – or Greenland, […]


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'Star Wars 7' News: 'Jurassic World' & Christmas Box Office Records Shattered



'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to Become All-Time Worldwide Blockbuster?

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with Oscar Isaac: Poe Dameron and pals NOT to become all-time box office champs? 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to become worldwide top-grossing movie of all time? Dec. 21, '15, update: J.J. Abrams' futuristic adventure movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the most eagerly awaited film release since … let's see … Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider made out in Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris back in the early '70s, destroying families, lives, and whole nations. Or perhaps, since Luis Buñuel's Viridiana created a furor at the Cannes Film Festival back in 1961, leaving audiences the world over desperate for a look at the movie condemned by both the Spanish military and […]


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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' NOT to Become All-Time Worldwide Blockbuster?