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Movie Review – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

27 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond, 2016.

Directed by Justin Lin.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella and Idris Elba.

Synopsis:

Three years into their five year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise face their biggest test yet upon encountering a hostile alien force in unexplored territory, which sees Captain James T. Kirk truly discover what it means to be a Starfleet Captain…

We were all a bit worried about this, weren’t we? Let’s be honest. Star Trek Beyond could have been quite the disaster. A production which changed gears very late on, with a script by co-star Simon Pegg & writer Doug Jung written late in the day, not to mention riding in over three years later off the back of Star Trek Into Darkness, a movie that’s depreciated significantly in the public consciousness since release as a picture »

- Tony Black

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Star Trek Beyond opens to $89 million worldwide

25 July 2016 4:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paramount Pictures has unleashed the third instalment of its rebooted series – and the thirteenth movie overall – with the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond enjoying a worldwide opening haul of $89.3 million.

Domestically, Beyond topped the chart with $59.3 million, which is down on the previous two instalments, with 2009’s Star Trek debuting to $75.2 million and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness opening with $70.2 million.

Beyond cost $185 million, so should go on to turn a small profit for the studio, which will surely be a relief for Paramount given they have already announced a fourth movie, which will see Chris Hemsworth reprising the role of George Kirk.

Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm »

- Gary Collinson

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Mindy Newell: Star Trek – Beyond Tribute and Redemption

25 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Kirk: We make a good team

Spock: Yes, we do.

Bones: We could be mauled to death by an interstellar monster!

Kirk: That’s the spirit, Bones.

Considering today is Monday the 25th and Star Trek: Beyond came out only three days ago, how much can I tell you about it without doing the dreaded Here There Be Spoilers dance? Hmmm…let’s see….

Did I like it?

Yes.

Did I luvvvvvvvv it?

Well, that’s hard to say. If you had asked me that last night as I was walking out of the theatre, I would have said, “No, I didn’t luvvvvvvvv it.”

Meaning that I didn’t want to turn around and immediately buy another ticket, ‘cause I’m too honest to just stay in my seat and wait for the next show, and besides, with my luck, I would have gotten caught by that one »

- Mindy Newell

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DVD Review – Reckless (2015)

25 July 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Reckless, 2015.

Directed by Mora Stephens.

Starring Patrick Wilson, Ray Winstone, Lena Headey, Richard Dreyfuss, John Cho, Alexandra Breckenridge, Christopher McDonald and Dianna Agron.

Synopsis:

A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency.

Thankfully changed from its original title of Zipper, Reckless is the type of film you’ve seen dozens of times before with titles such as Shame, Indecent Proposal or even Fatal Attraction (although that one goes off in another direction but the core story shares many themes) and that will be the one thing that will stop this film being bigger than it probably should be because, despite it holding very few surprises, it is actually a fairly well put together drama with a central story that most viewing audiences could relate to, albeit one with a few flaws.

Patrick Wilson (Watchmen/Insidious) plays Sam Ellis, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Movie Review – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

24 July 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond, 2016.

Directed by Justin Lin.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, John Cho and Anton Yelchin.

Synopsis:

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

 

To say that I was sceptical going to see the third instalment in the new Star Trek franchise is an understatement. The trailers were dull, the general marketing plan was lacklustre and news of reshoots spelled disaster. So I was happily surprised after finishing this film as I’d just sat through two enjoyable, fun hours of sci-fi action entertainment that completely surpassed my expectations.

Set 2.5 years after Into Darkness, the crew of the Enterprise are 3 years into their 5 year mission. Kirk (Pine) is doubtful of his future, Spock (Quinto) is contemplating »

- Helen Murdoch

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'Beyond': 'Most Satisfying' Among Rebooted 'Star Trek' Movies, But Gay Sulu a Dramatic Miscalculation

23 July 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'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 new audiences enough youthful verve so they don't feel the franchise isn't for them. If you think that's not worth something, see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »

- Mark Keizer

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Star Trek Beyond Actor Reveals Sulu's Gay Kiss Was Cut

22 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, while doing press for Star Trek Beyond, star John Cho said that his character Hikaru Sulu is revealed to be gay in this new movie, which opens in theaters today. The news has been quite controversial, with George Takei, who played the original Sulu on the iconic TV series, and is himself homosexual, speaking out against this change, because Sulu is a straight man in the Star Trek canon. Today we have even more details about Sulu, with John Cho revealing that a scene was cut where he kisses his husband, played by screenwriter Doug Jung.

George Takei admitted earlier this month that he was "delighted" to learn that there is now a gay character in Star Trek, but he thought making the long-established character Sulu gay was "twisting" the character Gene Roddenberry created. As for the cut kiss scene, John Cho revealed in an interview with »

- MovieWeb

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Everything You'll Want to Know About the Actress Who Plays Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond

22 July 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Star Trek Beyond, the latest installment in the classic franchise, features its all-stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto back in action as Captain Kirk and Spock in another adventure that's the level of fun you'd expect from the series. The usual gang is back together in the third movie, including Simon Pegg, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, and the late Anton Yelchin, this time facing off with Krall, an intergalactic villain played by Idris Elba. As much as a delight as it is to see Elba on screen, it's another newcomer to the Star Trek universe who really steals the movie. Sofia Boutella plays Jaylah, a badass alien stranded on Krall's planet. Not only does she have the coolest look in the movie, but she's also the film's most dynamic character, who shows extremes of emotional range and tons of charm with what seems like it was supposed to be a sub-supporting role. »

- Shannon Vestal Robson

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J.J. Abrams says Star Trek 4 is his “favourite Star Trek story that we’ve had”

22 July 2016 12:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond may have just opened in cinemas [read our reviews here and here], but producer J.J. Abrams is already talking up the next instalment, which Paramount officially announced last week.

Star Trek 4 will see Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk coming face-to-face with his father George Kirk, with Chris Pine reprising his role from the 2009 reboot, and Abrams has told EW that the plot for the fourth movie is his “favourite Star Trek story that we’ve had.”

“One of the reasons that I’m hoping [Star Trek Beyond] does well is so that we can, without question, get that movie made. It really is an amazing story. It’s really the reason we made the deal with Chris Hemsworth as soon as we could because we really wanted that story to be told, so fingers crossed.”

See Also: J.J. Abrams says that Anton Yelchin will not be replaced for Star Trek 4

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- Gary Collinson

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Second Opinion – Star Trek Beyond (2016)

22 July 2016 10:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek Beyond, 2016.

Directed by Justin Lin.

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, and Sofia Boutella

Synopsis:

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Star Trek Beyond is one of those movies where all of the marketing and promotional material should just be used to wipe asses. Changing directors from J.J. Abrams to Justin Lin isn’t necessarily a drop in leadership quality, but given that Lin is going from absolutely mindless Fast and Furious vehicular carnage action flicks to the next installment of one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time, it wouldn’t be wrong to expect a different kind of Star Trek, especially judging from the misleading trailers. The advertisement »

- Robert Kojder

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Exclusive Interview: Karl Urban Talks Star Trek Beyond

22 July 2016 9:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The action-packed Star Trek Beyond, the third installment in the new franchise, finally got it right. The 2009 Star Trek rebooted the original series by introducing those iconic sci-fi characters – Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Bones (Karl Urban), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Sulu (John Cho) – as young upstarts joining Starfleet Command, and then cleverly skewed the timeline to create an alternate universe from the original. The 2013 follow-up, Star Trek Into Darkness, seemed to bite off more than it could chew though, with an overly convoluted plot and unnecessary throwbacks, particularly in the way they brought back Khan.

Now, with Star Trek Beyond, they’ve worked out the kinks and have delivered a solid film that is, to date, most closely attuned to the beloved 1960s series. Under the guidance of director Justin Lin (who takes over the reins from J.J. Abrams), and armed with »

- Kit Bowen

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Review Roundup: Justin Lin-Directed Sequel Gets Top Marks

22 July 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Star Trek Beyond, the third installment in the revived franchise, is opening in theaters to glowing reviews appreciative of its nostalgic touches. Star Trek Beyond Reviews Star Trek Beyond returns to the Enterprise with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho), Scotty (Simon Pegg), “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban) and […]

The post ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Review Roundup: Justin Lin-Directed Sequel Gets Top Marks appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Finds the Human in the Epic

22 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Justin Lin didn’t realize he was a Trekkie until J.J. Abrams called him out of the blue. Between a Thursday phone call and what ended up a Monday meeting, Lin had dinner with his family, who had emigrated from Taiwan to run an Anaheim grocery store when he was 8 years old. That’s when it hit him that between age 8 and 18 he had grown up with Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” TV series. It was embedded deep inside him.

 

Lin had turned away from directing the seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which grew from 3-6 with worldwide grosses of $158 million for “Tokyo Drift,” $363 million for “Fast & Furious” and $626 million for “Fast Five” to $789 million for “Fast & Furious 6.” (James Wan continued the trajectory when the seventh film earned $1.52 billion.) He was producing and directing TV (“Community,” the “Scorpion” pilot and “True Detective”) and exploring production in China, »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Finds the Human in the Epic

22 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Justin Lin didn’t realize he was a Trekkie until J.J. Abrams called him out of the blue. Between a Thursday phone call and what ended up a Monday meeting, Lin had dinner with his family, who had emigrated from Taiwan to run an Anaheim grocery store when he was 8 years old. That’s when it hit him that between age 8 and 18 he had grown up with Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek” TV series. It was embedded deep inside him.

 

Lin had turned away from directing the seventh installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which grew from 3-6 with worldwide grosses of $158 million for “Tokyo Drift,” $363 million for “Fast & Furious” and $626 million for “Fast Five” to $789 million for “Fast & Furious 6.” (James Wan continued the trajectory when the seventh film earned $1.52 billion.) He was producing and directing TV (“Community,” the “Scorpion” pilot and “True Detective”) and exploring production in China, »

- Anne Thompson

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John Cho Says Sulu’s Gay Kiss Cut From ‘Star Trek Beyond’

22 July 2016 7:58 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While it hasn’t reached “Ghostbusters” like propositions, this weekend’s “Star Trek Beyond” has a minor “controversy” (if you can even call it that) all its own. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Sulu would be gay in ‘Beyond,’ but the news was met with disapproval by George Takei, who originally played the character. Even though […]

The post John Cho Says Sulu’s Gay Kiss Cut From ‘Star Trek Beyond’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Justin Lin

22 July 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A fast and fervorous guide beyond the basics.

Justin Lin, like his old UCLA classmate Joe Russo, is a member of the modern generation of Hollywood directors who make us really enjoy franchise filmmaking. Enough to get excited for the Fast and Furious movies after they’d seemed driven into a dead end and now to find a new hope in Star Trek with his satisfying takeover of that series. He soon may have us even caring about Space Jam.

The Taiwan-born Lin has also been an important voice for Asian-American representation, both on screen and off. He broke out with a great indie, Better Luck Tomorrow, and went on to become a valuable asset as a studio player, for both the industry and the fans. We honor his talent and his output below by sharing advice and guidance gleaned from statements he’s made through his career.

Action Should Be Character-Driven

Lin is known, mostly »

- Christopher Campbell

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Star Trek Beyond – Review

21 July 2016 11:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The multiplex has been all about a certain science-fiction feature film franchise of late. I’m speaking of all the hoopla last December with the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (and it’s started up again for the stand alone flick Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). And the year before that, 2014, the big buzz was about the new planet-hoppin’ series from Marvel Studios, Guardians Of The Galaxy (a sequel touches down next May). Somehow, the grand-daddy (or maybe the older uncle) has been neglected. Star Trek has been drifting in the cinema cosmos for over three years. In 2009 Paramount Studios recruited J.J. Abrams to reboot the films with younger versions of the characters from the original TV show (and first seven features). Four years later they were back, with Abrams directing once more, for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Soon after its release, he was whisked into that galaxy far, »

- Jim Batts

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Film Review: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is a Blast of Starship Adventure

21 July 2016 8:07 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the equation of the Star Trek universe, what works best is the emotional connection to the iconic crew. Co-screenwriter Simon Pegg – also portraying Scotty – knew this, and saved the rebooted series from its bloated second film. A magnificent adventure awaits with ‘Star Trek Beyond.’

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The relationships and friendships are intact, even in the midst of a pretty complex mission. The genius of Star Trek are always the themes, and this story it’s about unity, transition, unfathomable evil and forgiveness. When you put such connective tissue through the crew genius of the Starship Enterprise, then a high-level space opera ensues, and it is done here with a passion and energy that the series desperately needed. Chris Pine solidifies his Captain Kirk and makes the character his own, and steers the rest of the seasoned cast, doing their all to make sure that the creation of Gene Roddenberry lives long and prospers, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Listen To Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack Plus Comic-Con Photos

21 July 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Check out images and video from the premiere of Star Trek Beyond at San Diego Comic-Con.

The premiere featured the first ever outdoor IMAX screening as well as Academy Award®-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling film score performed live-to picture by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

(L-r) Actors Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Qunito, Justin Lin, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella and J.J. Abrams pose together at the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title “Star Trek Beyond” at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Actor Idris Elba attends the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title .Star Trek Beyond. at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)

Composer Michael Giacchino speaks »

- Michelle McCue

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Star Trek Beyond Review

21 July 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a cruel summer. In Nice last week, a truck tore through a crowd of revelers, killing at least 84 and grievously wounding scores more, leaving a battered if not broken France in its wake. In Turkey, around the same time, a military coup terrorized and rapidly destabilized the nation, killing almost 250 and resulting in thousands of arrests. In America this month, video footage of police officers gunning down two black men reignited the painful, necessary mission of ending police brutality and addressing systemic racism in a country that’s always been obfuscated by its dehumanizing darkness; its disorienting, devastating impact was also present in Dallas earlier this month, where five cops died during an attack by a sniper. And packaged in that brutal assault was another one of America’s most enduring enigmas: how to tackle preventing gun massacres in a society obsessed with the weapons that facilitate them. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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