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Patrick Stewart Says Goodbye To Captain Picard

by @ Wednesday, September 16th, 2009. Filed under Celebrities, Movies, Star Trek

Patrick Stewart says he’s done playing Jean-Luc Picard: A long line, something of a Dragon*Con mainstay, stretched across the third floor of Atlanta, Georgia’s, Marriott Marquis hotel, all the way into the skywalk which connects into the Hyatt Regency across the street on Saturday. Another mainstay of the convention: asking “What is this line for?” […]

Film About Charles Darwin Can’t Find A Distributor In The United States Because Of Creationists

by @ Sunday, September 13th, 2009. Filed under Dumbasses, Evolution vs. ID, Movies, Religion, Science

A film about one of the most monumental and influential scientists in history will apparently not be shown in the United States because nobody wants to offend the creationist crowd: A British film about Charles Darwin has failed to find a US distributor because his theory of evolution is too controversial for American audiences, according […]

Are “Dumb Americans” Ruining The Movies ?

by @ Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. Filed under Movie Reviews, Movies

Roger Ebert suggests that the answer is yes: While the success of the film continues to grow as it steadily increases its number of theaters, the majority of younger filmgoers are missing this boat. Why is that? They don’t care about reviews, perhaps. They also resist a choice that is not in step with their […]

Some Version Of Battlestar Galactica Headed To The Big Screen

by @ Friday, August 14th, 2009. Filed under Battlestar Galactica, Movies

It looks like we might finally get a Battlestar Galactica film, but there’s a catch: Battlestar Galactica is getting the big-screen treatment. Universal Pictures has confirmed blog speculation that Bryan Singer, director of Valkyrie, will take on directing and producing duties for a BSG movie. Glen Larson, who created original series back in 1978, will […]

Trekkies Against Star Trek

by @ Friday, July 10th, 2009. Filed under Humor, Movies, Star Trek

From The Onion: H/T: James Joyner

(More Than) Four Words On The New Star Trek

by @ Friday, May 15th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Just go see it. Need more ? (Spoiler alert !) Well, there are reviews from James Lileks and Stephen Green, which I agree with completely, and Will Collier points out the reason why J.J. Abrams’ alternate universe Trek is the best thing that could’ve happened to the franchise: Up until this weekend, Star Trek was […]

Ron Paul Talks About Being P’wned By Sascha Baron Cohen

by @ Thursday, April 16th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Politics, Ron Paul

As I noted last month, Ron Paul recently found himself the victim of Sascha Baron Cohen’s latest impersonation. Here he is talking about what happened: H/T: Lew Rockwell

Atlas Shrugged Movie Update

by @ Thursday, April 2nd, 2009. Filed under Ayn Rand, Books, Movies

It’s perhaps understandable that all of the increased attention being paid to Atlas Shrugged has led to another round of speculation about a movie adaption: Hollywood could soon be going Objectivist. After decades in development hell, Ayn Rand’s capitalism-minded “Atlas Shrugged” is taking new steps toward the big screen — with one of the film […]

Another New Star Trek Trailer

by @ Wednesday, March 25th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

New Star Trek Trailer

by @ Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Filed under Movies, Star Trek

Here’s the new trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, which opens just two short months from now:

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