Movie Review:’ Star Trek Into Darkness’

Star Trek Into Darkness

Benedict Cumberbatch in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (Image Credit: Paramount)

The second round of J.J. Abrams’ domination of all things Sci-Fi with Star Trek Into Darkness released this weekend with throngs of trekkies and Abrams fans hitting the theaters.

This installment of the revamped Star Trek juggernaut starred all the same actors from the 2009 cast: Chris Pine as James T. Kirk; Zachary Quinto as Spock; Zoe Saldana as Uhura; Karl Urban as Bones; John Cho as Sulu; and Simon Pegg as Scotty.  Along with a new face, Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan who will undoubtedly show up again as all us old school trekkies know that there is film from the 80’s called Wrath of Khan (one word: earwig – ew!)…when will this new Khan’s wrath come?  No one knows yet, but judging by Cumberbatch’s wicked performance it shouldn’t be too long. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why You Should See ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’! Plus the latest clip from the film!

Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Pine in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Chris Pine in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

  1. J.J. Abrams – if you’re not already familiar with the director of Star Trek Into Darkness, he was also one of the creators of FelicityLostAliasFringe, and Undercovers.  In addition, he directed Mission: Impossible IIISuper 8, and will be taking on the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII.  I have some serious sci-fi nerd love for this man – juggling Star Trek and Star Wars at the same time?!  He’s a cinema super hero in his own right, I tell you.
  2. Mix the action adventure of Star Wars plus the liberal optimism of Star Trek equals the new and improved Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness.
  3. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are the Turner and Hooch of Sci-Fi film (sorry guys, I couldn’t come up with a better analogy).  Chris Pine is a romantic and action lead of UnstoppableSmokin’ Aces, and This Means War fame.  Zachary Quinto is an edgy television villain from Heroes and American Horror Story.
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch, two words: English accent – swoon!
  5. Action, action, action!  A whole bunch of sci-fi, space crusader, alien loving, Star Trek action!!!

Star Trek Into Darkness releases nationwide on May 17, 2013 – check back here for my review next Monday.

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The Daily Quirk Summer Movie Preview: Part One

Summer Movie Preview Part OneWith awards season out of the way, it’s time to bring on the fun. Summer movie season is around the corner, and this year has no shortage of highly anticipated movies, from animated sequels to big budget blockbusters. Because there are so many exciting movies coming out this summer, we’ll be running a series of summer movie posts. Keep reading for the scoop on what you can expect to see in theaters this May. Check back at The Daily Quirk for additional coverage on June-August movies. Continue reading

POLL: Which Summer Movie Are You Most Excited to See?

Henry Cavil as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Henry Cavil as Superman in MAN OF STEEL (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Every summer movie studios try to lure in audiences with impressive blockbusters, but this summer’s movie release schedule is particularly crowded. From comic book franchise films like Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel to highly anticipated big budget spectacles The Great Gatsby and World War Z, to indie films like Before Midnight, there truly is something for everyone to look forward to this summer. Which of this summer’s movies are you most looking forward to seeing? Continue reading