'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 […]

'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 […]

'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 […]

'The Force Awakens' Reviews: Negative Comments Few But Pointed

'The Force Awakens' with Daisy Ridley: 'Star Wars 7' negative reviews have been few, but bluntly acerbic. 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens': Negative reviews have been few, but pointed Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently enjoying a 91 percent approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. The average rating of the latest movie in the George Lucas-founded Star Wars franchise is 8.3/10. That's quite […]

Boycott 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Controversy: Waste of the Time and Space Continuum

Stormtroopers deal with 'Boycott Star Wars: Episode VII' Twitter 'controversy.' The “Boycott 'Star Wars: Episode VII'” media idiocy The “Boycott Stars Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” hashtag, concisely named #BoycottStarWarsVII, was trending earlier today (Oct. 19) on Twitter. Shocked? If so, you haven't spent much time on that social media platform, where all sorts of idiotic hashtags and topics trend continuously. Absolutely no […]

'Straight Outta Compton' NOT to Become Top Box Office Hit by Black Filmmaker Anytime Soon

'Straight Outta Compton' poster. Weekend box office: 'Straight Outta Compton' to beat weak competitors, but still far from being top blockbuster directed by black filmmaker If you thought last weekend was bad at the U.S. and Canada box office, you should see what's in store for this weekend, Aug. 28-30, '15. For starters, only one movie, F. Gary Gray's sleeper hit Straight Outta Compton, is […]

Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

Jonathan Rhys Meyers to star in Star Wars: Episode VII? Jonathan Rhys Meyers is “in talks” to star in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, according to Latino Review. Best known for his role as King Henry VIII in the Showtime series The Tudors, which also features upcoming Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Rhys Meyers has already been featured in one Abrams movie: Mission: Impossible […]

'Star Trek: Into Darkness': Highly Disappointing Debut?

Star Trek: Into Darkness weekend box office: Downright disappointing domestic debut (image: Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan in Star Trek: Into Darkness) J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: Into Darkness, featuring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan, took in an estimated $22 million at 3,668 North American venues on Friday, according to studio figures found at Boxofficemojo.com. Is that good […]

Robert Pattinson Hates 'Twilight' Movies? + Lance Armstrong Film (Unofficial) Poster

Robert Pattinson hates Twilight? Robert Pattinson Hates 'Twilight'? Does Robert Pattinson hate Twilight, the movie franchise that made him both a worldwide household name and a millionaire? Well, let's just say that Pattinson is glad that the five-movie Twilight Saga franchise is over, as the video montage “Robert Pattinson Is Happy 'Twilight' Is Over” (see further below) proves beyond any reasonable and unreasonable doubts. This […]

'Super 8' Box Office: Overperforming

Kyle Chandler in J.J. Abrams' Super 8 June 12 If studio estimates are correct, J.J. Abrams' Super 8, a Spielbergian horror flick co-produced by Steven Spielberg himself, performed better than expected at the North American box office this weekend (June 10-12), raking in $38 million – including $1.5 million from Thursday sneak/midnight screenings – at 3,379 locations, according to estimates found at Box Office Mojo. […]

'Transformers 2' Smashes Competition

June 29, 09, update: Though massacred by critics, Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen crushed the North American box office this week with an impressive $201.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, and Josh Duhamel, the anticipated sequel to Transformers opened at 4,234 locations Wednesday and scored a daily gross of $60.6 million, the highest ever […]

Chris Pine & Robert Kazinsky + Zachary Quinto & Eric Bana: 'Star Trek' Premiere Images

Chris Pine 'Star Trek' 2009 Tokyo premiere image. Chris Pine 'Star Trek' 2009 premiere photo Star Trek 2009 stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Eric Bana, along with director J.J. Abrams, were all on hand at their film's Japanese premiere held on May 12, '09, at Shinjuku Milano One in Tokyo. The Star Trek reboot opened on May 8 in North America. Chris Pine movies […]

'Star Trek' Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto Sydney Photo Shoot

Star Trek stars Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine (above) and director J.J. Abrams pose at their hotel ahead of the premiere of their movie on April 7, 2009, in Sydney. Pine plays the role of Captain James T. Kirk while Quinto is Mr. Spock. Photos: © Gaye Gerard / Paramount Chris Pine Zachary Quinto J.J. Abrams Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto

'Cloverfield' vs. '27 Dresses': J.J. Abrams-Produced Monster Movie Rips Through Competition

Cloverfield: Monster movie tops domestic box office. Produced by J.J. Abrams of TV's Lost and (the director of) the Tom Cruise sequel Mission: Impossible III, and directed by Matt Reeves from a screenplay by Drew Goddard, Cloverfield is a sort of Godzilla meets The Host meets Independence Day meets Friday the 13th meets real-life terror attacks. The result has been a sleeper hit: $40.05 million on opening weekend in the […]