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  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    ★★★

    "My God, Bones, what have I done?"

    Because of the critical and financial success of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Paramount quickly put plans into action for part three, telling Harve Bennett to get them a script as quickly as he could. And he did. Soon, they had brought Leonard Nimoy on to direct, feeling okay that he could handle it since his part of Spock had such a diminished role in the film. And two years later,…

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

    ★★★★★

    "You are my superior officer. You are also my friend. I have been, and always shall be, yours."

    The ‘failure’ of the first Star Trek film put Paramount in the frame of mind where they needed to do a few things if they were to keep the franchise moving forward. 1) Drop the budget to something much more meager. 2) Add some action to the story. 3) Get rid of the needy creator and producer Gene Roddenberry. They did all…

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  • Intacto

    Intacto

    ★★★★

    "Place your bets."

    Juan Carlos Fresnadillo broke onto the international scene with "28 Weeks Later," the sequel to Danny Boyle's film, and has been tied to a number of high-profile Hollywood projects since, including the just-announced "Pet Sematary" remake. But it's his feature film debut, 2002's "Intacto," that one only need look at to understand why this writer/director is in such hot demand. Join us -- Pete Wright and Andy Nelson -- as we begin our Foreign Language series with…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    "I'm one with the Force. The Force is with me."

    Look at this- The Film Board is back with a thuggish gathering of galactic implications. Last year doesn’t totally count as long ago nor far, far away for a new star wars movie, but the Disney franchise treatment this month goes all the way back into a sub-mid-prequel sort of thing with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you’re not sure where this movie belongs in the mix, we’ll…