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Nicholas Meyer To Appear At "Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan" 35Th Anniversary Screening In L.A., May 31

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By Todd Garbarini

Arguably the best Star Trek film ever made, Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), which was originally subtitled The Vengeance of Khan but was changed so as not to interfere with Richard Marquand’s Revenge of the Jedi which itself was changed to Return of the Jedi, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is the subject of an exclusive screening at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre. The 113-minute film, which stars William Shatner and the crew of the Enterprise, will be screened on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:30 pm on Digital Cinema Projection (Dcp).

Please Note: Director Nicholas Meyer is scheduled to appear in person for a Q & A following the screening.

From the press release:

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

(35th Anniversary Screening)

Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 Pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Followed by Q&A with »

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Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away At Age 89

23 May 2017 7:58 AM, PDT

By Lee Pfeiffer

Sir Roger Moore, the iconic British actor who swept to fame playing The Saint and James Bond, has passed away from cancer at age 89. Moore grew up in a middle class lifestyle in Lambeth during WW2 and was among the children evacuated from the city during the Blitz. He had planned a career as a cartoonist but his good looks and charismatic personality drew him first to modeling and then studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He found success early in his career and was placed for a time under contract with MGM in Hollywood. However stardom didn't follow immediately.  Moore mostly appeared in soap opera stories opposite big stars but none of the films were very successful and was dismissed as just another pretty face. In  the 1956 period costume drama "Diane", he was Lana Turner's leading man- but the film »

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Clint Eastwood Says He Wants To Return To Acting

22 May 2017 5:56 AM, PDT

Eastwood may give acting another shot.

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

At a packed symposium in Cannes where he received a three-minute standing ovation, Clint Eastwood discussed his philosophies of filmmaking along with the personal experience of growing up in the Depression. Eastwood said that he views movie-making as an emotional experience not an intellectual one and warns that when an emphasis on intellectual aspects of a film overrides trying to move the audience emotionally directors can find themselves in trouble. Eastwood addressed his long-standing complaints about what he perceives as political correctness in the film industry and warns that "We've lost our sense of humor."  Ironically it was Eastwood's sense of humor that earned him rare bad press concerning his personal life.  Traditionally Eastwood stayed out of commenting on national politics but in 2012 he appeared at the Republican convention to endorse Mitt Romney with a bit of improvised comedy that earned »

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