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  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Star Trek Into Darkness

    ★★

    "My name is Khan."

    When Paramount asked JJ Abrams and his team behind the 2009 Star Trek reboot to get started on a sequel, they took a while trying to break the story. From interviews, it sounded like they had well over 50 iterations of the story before they finally came up with the idea they went with. With all that time and those iterations, though, it struck many people as odd that they ended up deciding to tell a…

  • Star Trek

    Star Trek

    ★★★★★

    "Your father was the captain of a starship for twelve minutes. He saved 800 lives, including your mother’s and yours. I dare you to do better."

    With the financial disappointment of Star Trek: Nemesis, Paramount wasn’t so sure they would return to the well again. But in 2005, when Viacom/Paramount split from CBS, they had to get a movie in the works or risk losing rights to the property. Hence, Star Trek was born. But screenwriters Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman…

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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…