Star Trek 4 Back on Track

The Enterprise is finally done gassing up. The Hollywood Reporter says that the previously shelved Star Trek 4 will resume production. Noah Hawley, the creator of FX series Fargo and Legion, will direct the third sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 prebootquel, replacing S.J. Clarkson, who would have been the first woman to helm a Star …

Boldly Going Back to Star Trek (2009)

As I’ve written previously, I’ve always had a sentimental attachment to Star Trek. When Star Trek: Nemesis failed at the box office and put the cinematic side of the franchise into stasis, I hoped we would get to see the Enterprise make a comeback, in part because my dad and grandpa had a tradition of …

REVIEW: Missing Link (2019)

I love animation. Some people prefer hand-drawn animation, some studios believe the general audience prefers CG animation, and to others still, it’s all just “cartoons.” Regardless, animation is a passion of mine and has produced some of my favorite films. Stop-motion animation is under-utilized and under-appreciated, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is likely the only …

Awesome Cheese: The Losers (2010)

Over a decade ago, cinema was on the cusp of a comic book movie boom. The Dark Knight came out in 2008 and redefined what a comic book movie could be, then a year after that Watchmen was released and, though it was ahead of its time, pushed the genre in directions many thought were …

Jon Landau Talks Avatar Sequels

James Cameron isn’t quite done with his latest Pandora expedition. Collider exclusively reports via an interview with Avatar Producer Jon Landau that, while the motion capture work on the first two Avatar sequels (and part of the fourth, but I’ll get back there in a minute), they now have to go back and shoot the …

Where No Man Has Gone Before

Since its inception, the Kelvin Timeline – that is, the alternate timeline that has encompassed Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond – has been a real shot in the arm for the Star Trek brand, allowing the new films to simultaneously honor what has come before while forging their own …