9 items from 2016
From being initially written off on the basis of the underwhelming trailers to its emergence as a funny, fast-paced and fan-pleasing summer blockbuster, Star Trek Beyond has according to most critics done a bang up job of both honouring and continuing the classic franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary.
Key to its impact is yet another rousingly adventurous and rich score from Michael Giacchino, whose return to the Trek realm for the third time was launched with a spectacular live concert performance at the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles. But then music has always been one of the most important and powerful weapons in the Star Trek arsenal, several of Hollywood’s most legendary composers having beamed us into the unknown. »
- Sean Wilson
One of my favorite contemporary designers is Jessica Hische, a lettering artist whose best known movie poster work is her typeface design for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Hische is a prodigiously talented and endlessly inventive artist who has brought renewed recognition to the art of lettering and whose covers for Barnes and Noble Classics and Penguin Drop Caps are gorgeous. I mention this because I recently discovered the poster work of another extraordinary letterform artist from an earlier era, via this magnificent poster for Louis Malle’s Atlantic City.Gerard Huerta is a letterform and logo designer who got his start with CBS Records in the early 70s where he created album covers and logos for Boston, Ted Nugent, Rick Derringer, Bob Dylan and many others. His greatest claim to fame might be that he forged the “look” of heavy metal typography with his logo for Blue Öyster Cult »
We have a look (via The Toyark) at McFarlane Toys’ new Rick Grimes, Aaron, and Lucille figures. All three Walking Dead figures will be available to purchase this winter. Also in today’s Highlights: details on the respective cast appearances of Wynonna Earp and Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, which kicks off next week!
A Look at Three The Walking Dead Figures from McFarlane Toys: “Constable Rick Grimes
Release Date: Winter 2016 Specs Paint: Original Paint Format: Action Figure Scale: 5 Inches Packaging: Blister Msrp: $14.99 Constable Rick Grimes is a Walgreens exclusive figure.”
“Aaron – Exclusive
Release Date: Winter 2016 Specs Paint: Original Paint Format: Action Figure Scale: 5 Inches Packaging: Blister Msrp: $14.99 Aaron is a Walgreens exclusive figure.”
“Negan’s Bat “Lucille”
The leader of the group known as The Saviors, Negan is one of the most merciless enemies to ever cross paths with Rick Grimes and the other survivors. With no remorse, »
- Tamika Jones
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange, »
- Roth Cornet
You have mere days left to watch all these movies and TV shows, because come July, they'll be gone. With the truckload of new movies hitting Netflix in July, all these are expiring. It's a sad event, but at least we have a heads-up so that we can get all our watching in now. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new movies that popped up in June! Expiring July 1 2001: A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange A League of Their Own Allegiance Along Came Polly Best in Show The Beverly Hillbillies Bulworth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Caillou The Central Park Five Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke The Conspiracy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, seasons one-two Dinosaur Train, season two Drive Me Crazy Flashpoint, seasons one-five The Flintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Game, seasons one-three How to Marry a Millionaire Ice Age: The Meltdown Medium, »
- Maggie Pehanick
It was 15 years ago today that Moulin Rouge! opened in theaters across the U.S. The opening followed a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and New York and Los Angeles premieres the month prior. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman made us all swoon with their charm and their palpable chemistry in the heartfelt, old-fashioned, tragic love story of Christian and Satine (very old-fashioned, in a sense — director Baz Luhrmann has said he drew from the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in writing the film). The spectacular spectacular of Moulin Rogue! didn’t win over everybody — Luhrmann’s glitzy, dazzling style has been quite divisive over the years. But the film caught the attention of Oscars voters — it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including wins for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Beyond the technical categories, the film earned Kidman her first Oscar nomination, and with a Best Picture nomination, »
- Emily Rome
The final big screen outing for the original crew, we take a look back at Star Trek 6...
Despite my personal opinions, the reception to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was nothing short of disastrous. A Razzie for Worst Picture, derision across the board and enough fallout to kill the career of producer Harve Bennett, and stop William Shatner from ever directing another movie. But Star Trek: The Next Generation fortunately found its feet not long after, and the franchise survived. But what of the ageing original cast? They were unwanted, unloved, too old, and too much of a financial risk. Gene Roddenberry, in rapidly failing health, was using what was left of his clout as Next Generation showrunner (even if the day to day running of the show was something of a power vacuum due to said failing health) to try and get his Starfleet Academy story made. »
There's warriors like Christopher Lloyd's Kruge in "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock," and then there are talky villains like Khan in both "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (Ricardo Montalban) and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" (Benedict Cumberbatch). And then, of course, you have talky warriors like Christopher Plummer's Chang in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."For Krall, a new villain brought to "Star Trek: Beyond" by Idris Elba, the Enterprise is going head-to-head with someone who is pure warrior. And it won't be good for her crew."What's interesting about him is that he has a real beef with what the Enterprise stands for," Elba recently told Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich. "Krall's a character who's deeply steeped in hatred in my opinion, a well-earned hatred for the Federation."In »
Den Of Geek Jul 19, 2016
The last trailer for Star Trek Beyond has just been released - and you can see it here...
With the film arriving in cinemas on Friday, we've got time for one final trailer for Star Trek Beyond...
It’s a very small and understated moment, but one not without significance: Sulu thus becomes the first openly gay character in the Star Trek series, in its 50th birthday year.
The idea reportedly came from co-writer Simon Pegg, and as Cho told the Herald Sun, “I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out [of] it, which is where I »
9 items from 2016
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