The Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer hit the interwebz today and it looks like Captain James T. Kirk will have a "personal score to settle," with a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) which may not be hard to believe when one looks over Kirk's history in Starfleet, particularly when you consider the lengthier history of the Captain Kirk from an alternate timeline (William Shatner). Starfleet has a list of malfeasance by their most roguish member as long as a Bajoran wormhole and he is wanted in the better part of three quadrants for various crimes. Following is a list of Kirk's crimes, if you encounter said individual, you would be better off hitting warp 9 in the opposite direction. check out Captain Kirk's rap sheet >> Posted 12.06.12 by Ryan
In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) new time-tripping action thriller opening this Friday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) plays a hitman ("looper") tasked with terminating his own future self (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time so that there will be no trace of the crime in the future. Talk about a head trip! This plot has "time paradox" written all over it. If JGL kills Willis, wouldn't he remember that happening and try to prevent it from happening when he grows up to be Willis? And, if Willis kills JGL, wouldn't he simply cease to exist?
Looper isn't the first movie to delve into the complex moral and metaphysical conundrums inherent in time travel. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is sent back in time by John Connor, the future leader of the resistance against the machines, and ends up becoming Connor's dad. And in Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to save his friend and is almost erased from history when his mother (Lea Thompson) starts crushing on him. Help us rate the Top 10 Mind-Bending Time Travel movies.
Click to Rate the Top Time Travel Movies >> Posted 09.28.12 by BrentJS
Just how difficult has career advancement gotten in the 21st century? In Dinner for Schmucks — based on the French movie The Dinner Game — Tim (Paul Rudd) is desperate to get ahead in his career, but the only way to do so is to curry favor with his boss, who likes nothing better than to throw dinner parties where his execs bring along out-and-out idiots as their very special guests. Fortunately, Tim's found a perfect candidate in IRS employee Barry (Steve Carell). Unfortunately, that means Tim is going to be spending quite a bit of time with a guy whose intellectual engagement with the world doesn't rise much above giggling at monkeys on the TV.
We feel his pain. Hey, sometimes even the best of friends behave in ways that prompt a strong desire to be swallowed up by the earth. Moviemakers love capturing those "can I please disappear now?" moments and we quite enjoy watching them ... from a distance. Here are our 10 favorites. (Feel free to forward this to your friends, family, coworkers — anyone you'd like to send a message to.)
Top 10 "I Swear I Don't Know This Person" Movies Posted 07.28.10 by reelz
Hot Tub Time Machine opens this Friday. The high concept for this dude comedy? As you might suspect from the movie's title, a time traveling hot tub that sends John Cusack, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, and Rob Corddry back to the year 1986.
The now 43-year-old Cusack has aged quite well, looking not much different than he did in 1986's Stand By Me. Which got us thinking: How have the other stars of 1986's most popular and enduring flicks (TopGun, Ferris Beuller's Day Off, About Last Night...) held up? Who just needs to dip a toe in the water? And who would benefit from a long, deep soak? Posted 03.23.10 by reelz
Leonard Nimoy enjoyed his return as Spock this summer in J.J. Abrams's Star Trek reboot, but despite having directed Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Nimoy told Star Trek Magazine that he won't be directing a sequel.
[Star Trek] is technically on a scale that I would be not be able to handle. The technology has increased and evolved so far beyond the kinds of things that we were doing when I was making those films. It's beyond me. It takes a certain skill and an understanding of the technology that I do not have to achieve the integration of the sets with the extraordinary special effects that are in this film.
Despite saying he would not appear in a Star Trek last month, Nimoy said he would be willing to return if Abrams asks him to.
If the phone rings again, and its J.J. calling to talk about another project, I'm more than willing to enter a discussion about it, and explore it with him. I have the feeling that my involvement has run its course — but then again, I've had that feeling many times before. I've felt that I was finished with all this, so this was a very pleasant surprised to be called back after all these years and be able to make a contribution here. If it happens again, I would glady work for him again. Posted 10.09.09 by Ryan
The war of words between Star Trek's William Shatner and George Takei is heating up according to the UK's Daily Mail.
After alluding to the Star Trek captain's legendary ego, Takei snubbed Shatner when he didn't send him an invite for his wedding to Brad Alman last month.
The snub lead the former Kirk to an amusing and seemingly less-than-provoked rant on his blog theshatnerproject.com in which he stated "it's so obvious that there is a psychosis there" and that there "must be something inside of George that is festering and makes him so unhappy that he takes it out on me, an ineffective total stranger."
Shatner ended by saying "I feel nothing but pity for him." Posted 10.22.08 by reelz