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3:06 PM 5/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's become something of a scapegoat for Hollywood's current love affair with loud, effects-reliant, mostly soulless tentpole pictures, but CGI spectacle isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's only when filmmakers use it to try and distract from under-developed ideas that it ends up feeling hollow; like any tool, it's only as effective as its user allows it to be.
1:08 PM 5/17/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
I may spoil by suggestion, inference, allusion and omission. That still spoiling? Like Harve Bennett before him, J.J. Abrams rebooted Star Trek for Paramount. Both took a loved but semi-popular franchise and had to reimagine it to serve the fair-weather fan and the audience who treated the mythology like a religion.
2:52 PM 5/15/2013 by Jeff Giles
Riddick didn't get where he is by being a relaxed, friendly, happy-go-lucky guy, so it should come as something of a relief to fans of the Vin Diesel-portrayed sci-fi antihero that his next outing -- the simply titled and long-promised Riddick -- will find the character doing exactly what he does best:
collider.com – Fans of the comic series Judge Dredd have been clamoring for a worthy big screen adaptation for years. The 1995 Sylvester Stallone-fronted iteration missed the mark entirely, but director Peter Travis and screenwriter Alex Garland brought a harneded, R-rated take on the character to the big screen last year with Dredd. 5 days 6 hours ago via jetli
11:57 AM 4/22/2013 by Jeff Giles
Ever since J.J. Abrams debuted that blink-and-you'll-miss-it clip of Spock in a volcano, we've been wondering how Star Trek Into Darkness would place our favorite Vulcan into seemingly intractable peril. Well, Paramount has just released the first extended clip from the movie, and while it doesn't get into any of that, it does at least give us a longer look at Abrams' Trek sequel -- and of, you know, Spock in a volcano.
7:59 PM 3/23/2013 by Binh Ngo
Vin Diesel has given us numerous updates and photos on his Facebook page about Riddick, the third movie to center on his Riddick character first seen in 2000's Pitch Black, now he has shared the first video teaser. Check it out below. From the teaser, it looks like Riddick is going back to the premise of the first movie, which is essentially about a group people trapped in a house of horrors, in this case a planet, trying to survive. The synopsis is below:
3:59 PM 2/4/2013 by Jeff Giles
Feel like J.J. Abrams is being unreasonable by making you wait until May 17 to see Star Trek Into Darkness? Good news: You'll get to see it earlier than that! A little earlier, anyway -- and provided you live near a theater with one of those fancy-schmancy really big screens.
4:50 PM 1/23/2013 by Jeff Giles
J.J. Abrams upped the action quotient in a famously talky franchise with his Star Trek reboot a few years ago, and the trailers for the follow-up promise more of the same. But if his latest comments are to be believed, he's also aiming for something a little more sensitive: Your sweet, sweet Trekkie tears.
shocktillyoudrop.com – Vin Diesel continues to be a one-man publicist for Riddick, releasing yet another image from the threequel - opening September 6th - via his Facebook page. Head inside for a larger look! In the film, written and directed by David Twohy, the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. 17 weeks 9 hours ago via jetli