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J.J. ABRAMS

Deconstructing Star Trek Into Darkness

Well, you see, there are these torpedoes… (Warning: this article is very long! And also filled with SPOILERS!) I basically loved the 2009 Star Trek movie. I don’t mean liked, I mean loved! It’s only a few years old and I’ve watched it…

Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

When the J.J. Abrams directed Star Trek was released in 2009 it did the seemingly impossible and breathed new life into a film franchise that had well and truly run its course. With no new Star Trek series on TV there seemed to be little…

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness starts off at a run and never really lets up for most of its two hour (-ish) runtime. Well, it certainly feels that way. That's no bad thing for ninety minutes or so - the pacing is great and the balance of humour,…

Star Trek (2009)

Next month sees the UK cinema release of Star Trek Into Darkness, which was more than enough of an excuse for me to revisit the first instalment of the franchise reboot. Also known as Kirk and Spock - The Early Years, here we get a smart…

Star Trek featurette released…

Star Trek has a strong following to put it mildly! When the most recent Star Trek film was released, no-one was sure as to whether it would be true to the originals, however I'm delighted to say we were all proved wrong...very wrong.…

Super 8 (2011)

If you're wondering what the term 'Super 8' means, it is not a superhero term nor is it some sequel to the James Gunn-directed comedy that came out a while ago. The term means 8mm film which is often used by filmmakers at a young age, so…

Super 8 (2011)

The latest mega-hyped project from the master of mega-hype, J.J. Abrams, is a cross between a monster movie and a homage to movies produced by Steven Spielberg from the late 70s to late 80s, predominantly, and it’s the latter aspect that…