1-20 of 221 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
As sad as I was to see it come to an end, Fringe: The Complete Fifth and Final Season does an excellent job of ending the show.s storyline in a way that makes the journey worth taking, and makes you want to watch the whole series again from Season One. The final season.s 13 episodes take the audience on a trip through time, multiple universes and throw just about every curveball you could want. Or as my wife put it, it is a show you had to watch from day one to know what the hell was happening on screen. Created by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Star Trek, Super 8), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Hawaii 5-0, Star »
- Patrick Luce
The Lost creator and director of the irritatingly gappy Star Trek films knows a thing or two about scriptural fudges. Let's pray he doesn't put another universe at risk with his breakneck pacing
Spoiler warning: read if you've seen Star Trek: Into Darkness
When Jj Abrams was announced earlier this year as the surprise director of the new Star Wars film following Disney's $4bn buyout of George Lucas's gently disintegrating space opera empire in October, there were few dissenting voices to be heard. Here was a director who had taken rival sci-fi film series Star Trek and reinvigorated the whole affair with some much-needed razzmatazz, in the process transforming a saga that had been a niche concern for decades into a must-see proposition for anyone remotely interested in big-budget spectacle-heavy film-making. This was after turning round the Mission: Impossible series following John Woo's dumb second instalment with »
- Ben Child
The film will play out against the backdrop of the Cuban missile crisis.
Shooting on Dear Eleanor began last week in Colorado.
Watch a trailer for After Earth below: »
With the past two weekends being about movies from Jj Abrams, I wouldn't blame you if you thought we were going to take a break from the man's work. Well to hell with that! It's time to discuss one more of the man's great movies, Super 8! For the past year and a half, yours truly has been hosting The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat every Sunday night at 7pm Est. We've chatted about all kinds of awesome flicks. Movies such as Cloverfield, Halloween, Dredd and The Shining have all been »
- James Orrell
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek did the impossible. It took a franchise whose fans personify extreme geek obsession and updated it with big budget effects and smart, youthful castings. It managed to bring a new audience the franchise, making Trek cool, but had enough reverence of the classic series to keep the majority of the Trekkies (or their more extreme version Trekkers) happy.
After the gambit of time travel, allowing for Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto to share the screen as the same character, paid off massively, everyone, fan or no, was eager to see what the sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, would bring. The film has proved to be a resounding success, playing with audiences expectations and allowing a fine balance of action and brains. Lens flare makes a return, but certainly not to the level before and in this sci-fi future (rather than the nostalgic eighties of Super 8) it feels right at home. »
- Alex Leadbeater
Cannes - This is not Noah Emmerich's first trip to the Croisette. The character actor who has appeared in films such as "Little Children," "Super 8" and who now stars as FBI agent Stan Beeman in FX's hit series "The Americans" journeyed to Cannes for the premiere of Doug Liman's "Fair Game" three years ago. Now, he's back to support the ensemble of "Blood Ties" where he plays a NYPD police captain caught in the middle of two feuding brothers (Clive Owen, Billy Crudup) in Guillaume Canet's English-language remake of the 2008 French film "Rivals." It's a nice break for Emmerich whose in the middle of »
- Gregory Ellwood
Last week we posted a ton of trailers for a bunch new shows that will debut this fall. Some looked terrible and a few seemed promising. This new trailer, however, should have everyone a bit more excited. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8) and Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity) have teamed up for the first time and collaborated on NBC’s Believe, a hour-long sci-fi drama that centers on a wrongfully-imprisoned death row inmate (Jake McLaughlin) who is broken out of jail in order to protect a young girl (Johnny Sequoyah) with special abilities including levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, and even predict the future.
Believe will premiere on NBC midseason. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!
Rumor has it that J.J. Abrams is known to approach strangers, hold his finger beneath their nose while stifling a laugh and then ask them if they can tell which box it smells like. That probably isn’t true, but the man most definitely loves a good mystery. As writer, director and/or producer he’s been attached to dozens of films and TV shows featuring mysteries both big and small. The secret to Lost‘s island, the reveal of the monster in Cloverfield and the alien in Super 8, the explanation as to why Felicity cut her hair… all mysteries we eventually saw answered after a glorious period of intense curiosity. Hell, we’re still eagerly awaiting an answer to what exactly he was thinking while writing Gone Fishin’. Abrams famously explained his attraction to the idea of a “mystery box” during his 2007 Ted Talk, and it basically boils down his belief that “mystery is more »
- Rob Hunter
Now that the weekend is over, we.re able to fully gauge just how many people were excited to see J.J. Abrams. Star Trek Into Darkness on its first weekend. It turns out that it was a lot of people, though not quite as many as some analysts were predicting. It.s too bad it.s impossible to get an exact count on how many people were drawn in by the film.s advertising campaign. I can.t assume a large number of people went based on Abrams. trademark secrecy, which didn.t quite work for this film the way it did with Super 8. Even so, the film.s secrets are obviously still relevant the week after the sequel.s release, and this is when you should stop reading if you haven.t seen the film. I.ll even put a pretty picture in the way so you can »
Star Trek Into Darkness was this week’s biggest film and the sequel to a franchise reboot produced by J.J. Abrams. The guy has his hand all over television with Fringe, Revolution, Alias, and plenty others and has made a solid career as a director with Mission: Impossible III and Super 8. I don’t want to say that he’s struggling with bringing people to see Star Trek but it does feel that way. While the film did place first with $70.5 million this weekend, I can’t help but feel Star Trek in this generation doesn’t really appeal to a mass audience.
- Jonathan Silva
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness beamed into first place Friday, pushing Tony Stark and his Iron Man suit into the No. 2 spot. The highly-anticipated sci-fi sequel, which opened wide on Wednesday, made an estimated $22.0 million on Friday in 3,868 locations, including 336 IMAX 3D locations, bringing its domestic total to $35.5 million. This was somewhat shy of expectations: The first Star Trek of the Abrams era opened in May 2009 to a $26.98 million Friday in 3,849 theaters.
- Lindsey Bahr
Survivor’s guilt seeps through every pore of “For Those in Peril,” the visually arresting debut feature of Scotland’s Paul Wright (who previously directed the 2011 BAFTA-winning short “Until the River Runs Red”). Filmed wholly on location in coastal Aberdeenshire, this mythic fable, which began under the less inspired title “Seaside Stories,” spins a poetic reverie that should strike a chord with adventurous audiences who don’t mind mood over matter. The titular peril, however, also applies to any distribution partner coveting earthly rewards: Following its Cannes Critics’ Week berth, this mournful tale will need careful nurturing to succeed even as a niche item.
Flashbacks hint that Aaron (George MacKay) was already something of a misfit in his remote northern Scottish community. Now that he is the sole survivor of a fishing boat accident that claimed the lives of five men, including his own brother Michael (Jordan Young), his sense of isolation has only grown. »
- Charles Gant
Having arrived in UK theatres last weekend, J.J. Abrams’ anticipated blockbuster sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, has now officially been released into the Us multiplex, and is reportedly on track for a nine-figure four-day opening across the Atlantic.
The early reviews and the reception from our audiences have been very positive – you can read our review here – and we’re looking forward to seeing how it fares at the box office in the States this weekend.
Adding to all the brilliant things we’ve seen from the film already, Paramount have released a new music featurette in which composer Michael Giacchino talks a little about scoring Abrams’ blockbuster.
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.
With a personal score to settle, »
- Kenji Lloyd
Much like his 2009 reboot, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness is the popcorniest popcorn blockbuster that modern Hollywood is able to pop. The Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III director has cracked the code for well-calibrated summer-movie thrills… which means that Into Darkness has peaks and valleys like an amusement park roller-coaster ride. It’s fast. It’s fun. It’s frivolous. It’s essentially everything you want your summer blockbusters to be. But will your children dig it? Let’s beam ourselves up, violate the Prime Directive, assume the captain’s chair of the Starship Enterprise and figure out when you can watch Star Trek Into Darkness with your kids. Green...
- Sean O'Connell
Feature Simon Brew 16 May 2013 - 07:02
Does the Hollywood system want spoilers to be protected, or have they become part of the marketing fabric?
Please note: there are no spoilers in this article. Please do not leave any in the comments below!
Early in the production of Star Trek Into Darkness, a series of stills were leaked of a fight involving Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison. Believe the stories, and those behind the scenes - not least Jj Abrams - were extremely unhappy about the leak. Abrams is, after all, someone who works hard to protect surprises. Just look at the sudden trailer reveal for Super 8 a few years back, or the whole Cloverfield build up. He's one of the few directors who usually has the power to reveal what he wants only when he's ready to reveal it.
Most of Star Trek Into Darkness was shot on sound stages, »
We just got our first official look from the set of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to the 2011 hit Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The first photo from the prequel sequel feature Andy Serkis in his motion capture gear atop a horse, confronting Jason Clarke in the woods. It wasn't much to get excited about, but the sequel is still one of our most anticipated films of 2014, and now it's gotten even better. The Incredibles, Star Trek and Super 8 composer Michael Giacchino will be providing the score for Matt Reeves' film, after previously working with the director on his vampire drama Let Me In. That's some great damn news. Giacchino confirmed his involvement on Twitter, and we can't wait to hear his score, especially knowing what he's done for blockbusters from J.J. Abrams, Brad Bird and more. In the film, a growing »
- Ethan Anderton
Chicago – ABC announced their 2013-14 schedule this morning and revealed an aggressive slate of new programming, including four new comedies and four new dramas. Tuesday nights will be entirely new, anchored by “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”. Their hit shows aren’t really moving other than “The Neighbors” slidng to Friday nights and “Dancing with the Stars” downsized to one night. They also revealed that they will air a special based on the hit Pixar trilogy, “Toy Story of Terror,” in October 2013.
Full schedule below with an asterisk for new show. New show descriptions below that. “Suburgatory” is being held for mid-season.
7pm “Dancing with the Stars”
7pm “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”*
8pm “The Goldbergs”*
8:30pm “Trophy Wife”*
9pm “Lucky 7”*
7pm “The Middle”
7:30pm “Back in the Game”*
8pm “Modern Family”
8:30pm “Super Fun Night”*
7pm “Once »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
London — J.J. Abrams is master of one universe – and he's about to try conquering another.
The director who rebooted "Star Trek" for a new generation, sending the USS Enterprise out again to explore strange new worlds, has also been put at the "Star Wars" helm. Soon he'll direct a new film, the seventh, in the epic sci-fi franchise.
So while Abrams is in London to talk about his second "Trek" feature, "Star Trek Into Darkness" – releasing in U.S. theaters on May 17 – the topic inevitably drifts to a galaxy far, far away.
"I feel preposterously lucky," said Abrams, a self-declared "Star Wars" fanboy.
"I do feel at the core this incredible disbelief that I'm actually even answering questions at all about my involvement in something that until fairly recently I didn't even know was going to come back as a series. And now I get to be involved in it. »
Most directors have an identifiable style consistent with their approach and perspective. Each week Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of J.J. Abrams.
J.J. Abrams has only directed 4 films, and one of those films is set for release this week. Therefore, with such a limited portfolio to work with, some of these trademarks may just be coincidence. Still, when understanding Abrams’ past and his passions, these make sense. Abrams began his career as writer and producer. He produced a few films with big-name stars in the 90’s but never really found commercial success there. He collaborated with Michael Bay on Armageddon before deciding to try his luck at television. In television, Abrams found his stride. He has been involved in the television series Felicity, Alias, and Lost. »
- email@example.com (G.S. Perno)
Ah, yes, the trials and tribulations of interviewing an actor about the role he's playing when that actor can't really talk about said role. Or, as Benedict Cumberbatch jokes about his notoriously secretive "Star Trek Into Darkness" director, J.J. Abrams, "He's right here now with a gun pointed to my head." (At least I think he's kidding.)
As you probably know by now, the identity of Cumberbatch's "Star Trek Into Darkness" character -- a character that causes much havoc for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, while his motivations remain unclear -- has been purposely shrouded in mystery. You probably also know that rumors persist that Cumberbatch is reprising a quite popular villain from a prior "Star Trek" film. (And if you don't know already, a quick check of IMDb will fill you in.)
We caught up with Cumberbatch -- the British thespian best known, until now, for »
- Mike Ryan
1-20 of 221 items from 2013 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners