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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness reviewDirected by: J.J. Abrams.

Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller.

Rating:   Running Time: 132 mins.

During a mission to observe a primitive alien planet, Captain James T Kirk (Chris Pine) breaks the most sacred of Federation rules – the Prime Directive – in order to save Spock (Zachary Quinto) from death. In the process of doing so, he allows the indigenous alien race to see the U.S.S. Enterprise flying in the sky, forever altering their society’s development. Brought before Rear Admiral Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood), he is informed that a panel convened by Admiral Marcus (Peter Weller) has stripped him of the rank of Captain, and command of the Enterprise, believing him unready for command and in need of a return to the academy. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Star Trek Into Darkness (trailer #3)

The 3rd and final Trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness, released in the UK on May 9th, a week ahead of the release in the US.

UK Box Office Top 10

A very busy week when it comes to the chart thanks to the weather calming down and also 2 of the biggest films of the year being released in the same week, with this in mind it will come as no surprise that last weeks number 1 Men in Black 3 couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off is a surprise entry at number 9 in the form of the Ken Loach drama The Angels Shame, doing better despite it being panned by critics is Top Cat which forced it’s way into the number 7 spot.  The second highest new entry went to Snow White and the Huntsman that went into the number 2 spot despite it having 2 extra days on the number 1 film which will come as no surprise to anybody to learn that it went to Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – £210.804 – £724.870

9. The Angels Share – (NE) – £256.446

8. American Pie: The Reunion – £267.682 – £16.396.461

7. Top Cat – (NE) – £457.287

6. What to Expect When your Expecting – £633.935 – £1.983.332

5. The Dictator – £754.068 – £9.251.635

4. Avengers Assemble – £847.598 – £48.367.585

3. Men in Black – £3.032.053 – £7.958.460

2. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – £3.589.027

1. Prometheus – (NE) – £6.236.580

New Releases – A lot of films are out this weeks so i will quickly go through them, first off is drama from George Lucas, Red Tails, then we have horror film The Pact, next up is extreme drama from Plan B in the form of Ill Manors, Will Farrell is back in Spanish comedy Casa De Mi Padre, Simon Pegg goes it alone as he has A Fantastic Fear of Everything and finally Ti West’s latest film The Innkeepers finally get’s it’s UK release however in limited form.

Review: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Directed By: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg.

Rating:   Running Time: 133 Minutes.

I remember as a kid watching repeats of the original Mission Impossible television series from the 60’s, with Peter Graves as Jim Phelps. When the decision to remake the series was made in the 90’s (after a revived series starring Graves some years before in 1988), it was decided to instead make a movie as a star vehicle for Tom Cruise, under the direction of the experienced Brian De Palma. Released in 1996, the first Mission Impossible was a success, taking over $180m at the us box office (over $450m worldwide) and spawned sequels helmed by equaly experienced directors John Woo (in 2000, taking over $560m worldwide) and JJ Abrams (in 2006, taking just under $400m worldwide). Now we have a fourth movie with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, directed by animation director Brad Bird in his live action directorial debut. Read the rest of this entry

Review: The Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Directed by: Steven Spielberg.

Starring: Jaime Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg.

Rating: PG Running Time: 107 mins.

Growing up as a kid there were two book series that I was a huge fan of, the first being the Narnia series and second being the exploits of a boy detective named TinTin, and his dog Snowy. I used to love it every time i received one of his books or when the brilliant cartoon series came on TV, so imagine my excitement when a new TinTin film was announced and that not only Peter Jackson would be involved but this would mark the first animated film directed by Steven Spielberg.

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