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Ah, so it was true then. Last week, a rumour landed that suggested both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were being courted for an on-screen reunion in 2016's new Star Trek movie. Shatner took to Twitter to deny said rumour, although the co-writer and director of Star Trek 3/Star Trek 13, Roberto Orci, left the door a little more ajar.
Now, at an appearance at Wizard World Nashville over the weekend, Shatner has admitted that the story is indeed correct. He revealed that Jj Abrams, who's producing the next film, had called him about a role. According to Shatner, Abrams said that "I'm calling because the director of Star Trek, the next movie, has had an idea where you might be involved, so I'm calling to find out whether you would be interested".
Shatner's response? »
(Cbr) Well, that sure didn’t take long. No sooner did a rumor surface of William Shatner’s involvement in "Star Trek 3" than director/co-writer Roberto Orci and the actor himself stepped forward to seemingly shoot it down. Orci commented on TrekMovie’s story, quoting "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" in the process: “love no win scenarios. In theoy, [sic] damned either way.” After a number of other commenters misread the quote as confirmation, Orci returned to the thread to clarify, stating: “Not in my interest to confirm or deny anything because it limits my options while maintaining my integrity as a truth teller. The movie is not the movie till it is in the theater. Until then, everything is a rumor.” Shatner, meanwhile, quelled the rumor with a tweet. Let’s talk St. I don’t know anything about the current gossip. Nobody has contacted me. Right »
- Brett White, Comic Book Resources
William Shatner will appear in Star Trek 3 as James Tiberius Kirk . we think. The internet has been awash with rumors this week that the legendary actor would cameo alongside Leonard Nimoy in the next installment to the beloved sci-fi series, but today both Roberto Orci and Shatner have released cryptic comments that have left his inclusion up in the air. According to Trek Movie, writer/director Orci left a comment in their comments section responding to speculation that Shatner would beam on-board for Star Trek 3, and his remark, which was lifted straight out of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, was seen by some people as confirming the cameo. It read, "love no win scenarios. In theory, damned either way." However, Orci wasn.t done flirting around the discussion about Shatner.s return, so he added a more in-depth comment that only managed to confuse the scenario »
We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best.
2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
Say you’ve decided to introduce a friend who is familiar with Star Trek but who is not an uber-fan to the film franchise. You go to pop a DVD of, say, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or Star Trek (the J.J. Abrams movie, since there’s nothing else to call it despite Lens Flares R’ Us), and everything is going fine…until you get to that scene.
Yes, you know what I’m talking about: that one scene (or perhaps it’s multiple scenes, if you’re foolhardy enough to screen Star Trek V: The Steaming Pile) that makes you yourself question why you’re a fan of the franchise. If you were alone, you’d probably fast-forward past it as you always do. But you can’t. It could be anything from bad acting to a particularly bad scene to a poor choice on the director’s part, »
- Tony Whitt
Welcome to The Last Sci-fi Blog, our biweekly column about all things science fiction in movies. Planet of the Apes is the greatest science fiction movie series of all time. This is as close to a fact as opinions about movie franchises get. Seriously. The math backs it up. But what about Star Wars, you ask? Okay. Well, there are six Star Wars movies, but only two of them (the 1977 original and The Empire Strikes Back) are universally beloved. That's a success rate of roughly 33%. Some of you will definitely go to bat for Star Trek, but of the 11 feature films, only a handful truly hold up: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country and 2011's reboot, Star Trek. That's also a 33% success rate, give or...
- Jacob S. Hall
Personally, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had the ‘Which sequel is better than its predecessor’ debate. We all know the scene: It’s late. You’ve just washed down The Bourne Ultimatum, or Star Trek: The Wrath Of Khan, with a bottle of wine and a 12 inch pizza, and one of your number makes the statement. “That’s way better than the earlier ones!”
Cut to: several hours later, and your group will no doubt have concluded, after lengthy discussion, that the best sequels in the history of cinema are The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather Part II, Aliens, The Dark Knight and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. What’s more, they’re absolutely right. Since the dawn of the internet, film fans have been declaring their lists of the absolute best sequels ever made, and almost without exception, those titles eventually float to the top. »
- Sarah Myles
At the end of my review of Maleficent I wrote: "Yes, movies such as this might be made for a young audience that will find something to enjoy in the magical CG flittering around, but once that audience grows up will they honestly turn to something like this for warm childhood memoriesc Dear God I hope not." It's a statement that has stuck with me since I wrote it. I was primarily thinking of how classic Disney animated films, such as Sleeping Beauty, hold up no matter how old you are. The more I thought about it, though, I began to wonder if I was simply being too precious when it comes to those classic animated movies and started to ask myself if there were any live action films I saw as a child, films that targeted kids and yet managed to appeal to adults then and maintain their value »
- Brad Brevet
Six years after their last attempt, Empire Magazine has conducted a poll of over 250,000 film fans to come up with a list of the 301 greatest movies ever made. It's the 1980 classic "The Empire Strikes Back" which took the top spot, beating out the 2008 winner "The Godfather" which slipped down to second place. The Top 50 of the list are:
The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2001: A Space Odyssey
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
- Garth Franklin
"The Americans" just concluded its second season in spectacular fashion. I interviewed producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields about season 2, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I want to punch you in the face if you say one more thing about nonviolent resistance... "Paige is your daughter, but she's not just yours. She belongs to the cause. And to the world. We all do." -Claudia A great season of television doesn't require a great finish. I had an issue or two with the conclusion of "Breaking Bad," but taken as a whole, those last eight episodes make up a unit for the time capsule. Similarly, the "True Detective" finale wasn't my favorite episode of that series, but I'm going to be parked at the front of the line to watch season 2. But when you have a great season of television that also ends great? »
- Alan Sepinwall
The Americans wouldn't have made it past its first season if we got the answers to all our burning questions right away: Will Paige and Henry find out Mom and Dad are about as American as apple sharlotka? Whose side is Nina actually on? Is Stan ever going to catch a break? Who killed Emmett and Leanne? And, no, sorry – none of those plot lines even come close to resolution in the penultimate episode of Season Two. But, all good showrunners need to throw their loyal fan base a bone every now and then, »
A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I don't have a niece or a cousin... "One day, it's coming. You know it is." -Elizabeth After the emotional explosion that was "Martial Eagle," it feels like "The Americans" has eased back on Philip and Elizabeth's crisis of faith (in Mother Russia, not in the god they don't believe in) in favor of moving the season's big story arcs forward before next week's finale. But if Philip has mostly calmed down since his confrontation with Pastor Tim, Elizabeth's time with Jared only increases her own concerns about the risks this job creates for both them and their kids. The season has had so many moving pieces that it hasn't had a lot of time to deal with the mystery of who killed Emmett and Leanne. For a while, we thought it was Larrick, and maybe it will turn out to be true, »
- Alan Sepinwall
With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.
Hugh Jackman has already played Wolverine five times--x-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003) X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and The Wolverine (2013)—as well as a cameo in X-Men:First Class (2011). Soon we’ll be seeing him fully clawed again on the big screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Recently, he told Collider that he might shoot Wolverine 3 and X-Men: Apocalypse “back-to-back”, which would make a total of eight times (9 times with the cameo) that he’ll portray the Canadian mutant.
You might be thinking “Wow! That’s amazing! I’ve never heard of anyone playing the same role so many times.” Well, for those who may not know it, »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
With Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla looming on the horizon but two weeks away, it’s no wonder that studios are scrambling to push out Blu-ray editions of any big monster movies they have – and believe me, there are a lot of them. In the last 2 weeks, I’ve watched 23 monster movies: 8 Toho Godzilla flicks, 8 Daiei Gamera flicks (more on those in another review), and 5 more recent, random direct-to-dvd monster movies. Oh, and Pacific Rim, because the other 21 whetted my appetite, and then Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla to make it so I wouldn’t want to see any more for another 5 years. Of those, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the Toho Godzilla movies, produced through the 90s and early 00s, actually hold up in a way comparable to some of the classic Star Trek films post Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You know there’s an inherent silliness to some of it, »
- Lex Walker
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial told the story of a young boy who discovers an extra-terrestrial — often referred to as a goblin before they find out its true origins — and forms a loving, brotherly relationship with it as he struggles with his parents’ recent separation. Between the amazing child acting in the film (more on that later), the wonders of an animatronic alien with facial expressions as real as mine or yours, and the tear-inspiring story, »
- Ariana Bacle
The series is said to blend "episodic murder mysteries with the on-going story of Freud’s tangled and provocative personal life." Big Light Productions ("Transporter: The Series") is also developing the project which has yet to be ordered by a network.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.
streaming now, while it’s still in theaters
The Unknown Known: documentary interview with Bush-era insider Don Rumsfeld is like a horror movie with a calm sociopath at its center [at Amazon Instant Video]
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Philomena: a cry-till-you-laugh-dramedy about seeking lost family and finding new purpose; Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are fantastic; seriously, though: bring Kleenex [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
streaming now, before it’s in theaters
The Machine: the bleak chic of this Sf drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
new to Prime
new to stream
Crouching Tiger, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Writer Greg Weisman is best known for creating Disney's epic 1990s series Gargoyles, but he's also worked on a ton of other projects over the course of his career. I've been a fan of his work since Gargoyles, and he recently published a book called Rain of the Ghosts that I think a lot of you would enjoy. He has also been working on the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series for Disney and Lucasfilm, which is sure to be a hit.
Weisman was kind enough to take the time to answer a few questions for us regarding Gargoyles, Rain of the Ghosts and Star Wars Rebels. He shares his thoughts on a Gargoyles feature film, goes into detail about his new book, talks about his excitement for Star Wars Rebels, and answers a few other general questions. Our exclusive interview is definitely an interesting read, so check it out below! »
- Joey Paur
If it's the fate of rebooted franchises to follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, then let's just say that “Muppets Most Wanted” puts a fresher spin on “The Great Muppet Caper” than “Star Trek Into Darkness” did to “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Even if the 21st century Muppet features don't quite reach the pinnacle established while Jim Henson was alive, “Muppets Most Wanted” is often as good as or even better than 2011's “The Muppets,” which wonderfully relaunched the cinematic shenanigans of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and all the felt-covered rest. This latest chapter picks up precisely. »
- Alonso Duralde
International Women's Day, Bristol & London
Bristol's Translation/Transmission takes International women's day at face value with a documentary survey of women's activism around the world. The scope is equally diverse, from a 1970s deconstruction of Rapunzel to poet Audre Lorde's Berlin years. Each screening is accompanied by discussions and/or introductions. Taking a different tack, April's Birds Eye View film festival launches with a BFI screening of doc Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines, a celebration of female super-empowerment taking in the likes of Xena, Riot Grrrl and, of course, Lynda Carter.
Watershed, Sun to 30 Mar; BFI Southbank, SE1, Sat
Blending his visual virtuosity with a mystifying Scottish sci-fi story, Glazer's latest movie is beguilingly strange and highly anticipated. But the questions just »
- Steve Rose
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