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Star Trek Into Darkness Tops Box Office

In: Donovan, Movies

Star Trek into Darkness was projected to open in the neighborhood of $100 million. It didn’t quite reach that but raked in $70.6 million over the weekend and $84 million since its Thursday opening. The first Star Trek film opened in early May of 2009 and made an impressive $75.2 million on its first weekend out of the gates, without the benefit of 3-D surcharges. Perhaps the four year gap was too long and fans simply didn’t care anymore. With opening box office numbers so important these days, it’s a bit hilarious that a film that rakes in this much is considered somewhat of a disappointment.

Dropping to second in its third frame is Iron Man 3. The Robert Downey Jr. flick added another $35.2 million to its domestic total. The film also passed the $1.1 billion mark worldwide this weekend. Rounding out the Top 3 was The Great Gatsby. In its second weekend, the Baz Luhrmann adaptation brought in another $23.4 million to a total of $90.2 million. Believe it or not, the Australian director has never had a film gross more than $100 million domestically. Next week, he’ll finally achieve this milestone. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

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Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

In: Movies, Tommy D

We’ve finally arrived to the release date of one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It is the sequel to the mega blockbuster Star Trek a few ago, this one titled Star Trek: Into Darkness.

I didn’t know much of this movie before I stepped into the theater and I think that was the point. That seems to be happening a lot with the big blockbusters this year. Iron Man 3 was vague, as is Man of Steel, Star Trek was no different. The only thing you knew from the previews is that this movie looked epic, and it absolutely was.

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Five Movies To See In May

In: Matt, Movies

Spring has sprung and May is here. That means it’s time to talk about some exciting upcoming movies that are opening this month. It’s looking to be an entertaining month on the movie front with some big blockbuster hits, an instant indie classic and an adorable animated film with an all-star cast.

Here are my picks for must see movies for the month of May…

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Super Bowl 2013: Watch All The Movie Trailers

In: Donovan, Movies

With an audience of over 100+ million viewers, it’s no surprise movie studios shell out the big bucks to debut new trailers for their upcoming offerings during the Super Bowl. Can’t get a better launching platform that. Given the demographic of most of the people watching the big game, it’s not shocking that there isn’t a romantic comedy in the bunch. That would definitely be money not well spent. Can you imagine a Katherine Heigl rom-com trailer playing to a bunch of inebriated straight guys? I can only imagine the drunken banter.

While watching the game, I caught about eight trailers sandwiched in between all the action. For me, Star Trek Into Darkness, Oz The Great and Powerful and surprisingly The Lone Ranger were the best. With regards to the latter, I had no intention of ever seeing that film. I thought a big budget adaptation was unnecessary and casting Johnny Depp as Tonto was ridiculous. But I had a change of heart after seeing the trailer. It looks pretty bad ass. I was a little surprised I didn’t see a Man of Steel trailer in the mix. That is, unless I missed it. Check out all the trailers below and vote on which movies you’re looking most forward to.

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What a great way to kick off the week! Earlier this month, the poster and first teaser trailer for Star Trek: Into The Darkness was revealed. Today, the first full trailer has just been released and the movie looks epic! The intensity and music in the trailer reminds me of the newly released Zach Snyder trailer for Man of Steel. So many good movies in 2013!!

In case you don’t already know, here’s the premise of this upcoming new J.J. Abrams film: “When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated everything the fleet stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a “one man weapon of mass destruction.”

In this trailer, we here Pike (Bruce Greenwood) tell Kirk, “There’s greatness in you, but not an ounce of humility. But there’s going to come a moment when you’re wrong about that. And you’re going to get yourself, and everyone under your command, killed.” The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, and Zoe Saldana and hits theatres May 17, 2013. Enjoy the first full length trailer below.

Watch the trailer after the jump…

This isn’t your daddy’s Star Trek. It’s one from a galaxy far, far away. Oops, wrong sci-fi movie franchise ;) In all seriousness though, Star Trek Into Darkness looks pretty dang awesome. That’s saying a lot considering I didn’t even go gaga for the first one.

Earlier this week, Paramount released the first official poster for the Star Trek sequel. It featured a metropolis in shambles with a figure who’s back is towards us. Now, we know who the figure is and what happened to destroy the city which looks a lot like a futuristic San Francisco. J.J. Abrams just released the first teaser video for the hotly-anticipated film and it’s FAN-FRIGGIN-TASTIC.

There’s so much action jam-packed in a minute, my heart is still racing from watching it. We see Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and McCoy (Karl Urban) maneuvering themselves through some sort of red cornstalk labyrinth. Uhura (Zoe Saldana) looking hot, while Spock (Zachary Quinto) is armed and dangerous. Not to mention all the screaming and ass-kicking taking place. Check out the trailer below.

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Check out the teaser poster for The Dark Knight Rises. Oops, I meant to say Star Trek Into Darkness. In my defense, the first official poster for the Star Trek sequel looks awfully familiar to the crumbling city landscape in the first creative for the Batman film.

Whatever happened to the Star Trek mantra of going where no man has gone before. Apparently, that excludes Christopher Nolan films ;) Too bad, the studio didn’t release an awesome motion poster like the one for Catching Fire. That would’ve been intergalactic.

Paramount tweeted the first official image for the highly-anticipated flick today. It follows J.J. Abrams’s recent reveal of the film’s plot. The next step in the film’s initial marketing push is debuting the movie trailer during screenings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I can’t wait.

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. – Abrams

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