December 5, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
The gang’s all back in our first look at some intense footage from JJ Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness.” New villain Benedict Cumberbatch narrates this welcome-back for the crew of the Enterprise, including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, John Cho as Sulu and Zachary Quinto as Spock. Amongst the explosions, volcanic and sea battles, we also have our first look at new addition Alice Eve, who plays an as yet unnamed member of Kirk’s crew.
“Star Trek into Darkness” will be released on May 17, 2013. See the first one-minute trailer – which is a preview of a longer, two-minute trailer that will debut on December 17th – below, as well as the official synopsis for the movie.
December 3, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
We can all thank Christopher Nolan and his billion dollar Batman trilogy for this, I think. Two new posters have debuted for two of 2013′s most anticipated summer blockbusters, and both paint a rather dark and bleak vision of their respective worlds.
In JJ Abrams’ “Star Trek into Darkness”, the sequel to 2009′s critical and commercial hit reboot “Star Trek”, the entire crew of the Enterprise will return, including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhuru, John Cho as Sulu and Anton Yelchin as Chekov. The first teaser poster for the sequel sees a very Nolan-esque villain (presumably franchise newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch) standing over a pile of debris and a metropolis in utter ruins. Even the film’s title treatment emphasizes that it will indeed be going Into Darkness when it’s released on May 17th, 2013.
Meanwhile, we already knew Zack Snyder’s Superman redo “Man of Steel” was going dark and gritty thanks to a pair of early teaser trailers, but the new poster puts Henry Cavill’s Caped Crusader into a situation we haven’t seen before: in handcuffs and escorted by police. So Clark Kent is going to be a burly bearded fisherman at one point but could the traditionally nerdy reporter be going full blown anti-hero in Snyder’s vision? The film also stars Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Kevin Costner as Clark’s earthly adoptive father, and will be released on June 14th, 2013.
See the new posters for two of our most anticipated blockbusters of next summer below.
February 25, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
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Once again we trekked over to the beach on Santa Monica for the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, honoring the year’s best in independent film, and a lot of Oscar favorites got a bit of rehearsal time as the usual suspects picked up awards. “The Artist” continued to dominate, picking up Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Actor for an absent Jean Dujardin and inevitably, Best Picture. “Margin Call”, already taking home the Robert Altman award for Ensemble and Casting, also won Best First Feature, besting buzzy Sundance exports “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Another Earth.”
On the acting side, Shailene Woodley was thankfully awarded with Best Supporting Actress after being undeservedly snubbed of an Oscar nomination for “The Descendants.” She’s not favored to win Best Actress tomorrow night, but Michelle Williams was all smiles as she won her first Independent Spirit Award – ever, for “My Week with Marilyn.” Christopher Plummer cemented his Oscar win for Best Supporting Actor tomorrow night by winning it here too, for “Beginners.”
The full list of winners are below (via Awards Daily), along with exclusive images from the press room where winners came immediately after being handed their trophies.
November 30, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
The long-anticipated sequel to JJ Abrams‘ successful 2009 reboot of “Star Trek” is finally making some headway. Most of the original cast will return, Benicio Del Toro was announced earlier this month to be taking on the villain role, and today Variety reports British actress Alice Eve has been chosen by Abrams for an unspecified role, with a deal expected to close soon.
Eve tested for the role – believed to be a brand new character never before seen in “Star Trek” canon – alongside “Captain America”‘s Hayley Atwell and “I Am Number Four” star Teresa Palmer. She will join a young cast full of up and comers including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho and Anton Yelchin. As with all Abrams projects, there are very little plot details and everything will presumably remain under the strictest secrecy until much closer to the release date. There is presumably one more role – supporting villainous role alongside Del Toro – to be cast before filming begins in early 2012. “Star Trek 2″ already has a release date of May 17, 2013.
Eve had a breakout year in 2010 with a starring role in “She’s Out of My League” and a supporting one in “Sex and the City 2″, then figured prominently into the final season of hit HBO series “Entourage.” She will next be seen on the big screen opposite John Cusack and Luke Evans in Victorian mystery/horror “The Raven” and as a younger version of Emma Thompson’s bureau chief in “Men in Black III.”