Tag: JJ Abrams

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 tradit...

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J.J. Abrams Looking for a New Deal with Studios

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J.J. Abrams is about to rule a very different kind of galaxy as Variety reports the Star Wars Episode IX filmmaker is looking into several studios for his new overall deal. Abrams, whose current deal with Paramount ends in March of 2020, is said to be seeking an agreement that would have all of hi...

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Former Doctor Who Matt Smith Cast in Star Wars: Episode IX

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Apparently, when your franchise is wounded, you call in a doctor. Variety is reporting that former Doctor Who Matt Smith has been cast in Star Wars: Episode IX. The headline describes Smith’s part as a “key role,” but what that role is, or whether the character will be good or evil, remains un...

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Dominic Monaghan Cast in Star Wars: Episode IX

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One of the Oceanic 815 survivors has made it off the island and into a galaxy far, far away, as Deadline reports that Lost alumnus Dominic Monaghan has been added to the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. He joins fellow former J.J. Abrams collaborator Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission: Impossible III) in...

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“Every Word of What You Just Said is Wrong”

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Since I wrote down my own feelings about the movie, The Last Jedi has caused quite a stir. It has its ardent defenders (Ty Rothermal and Mike Kaye among them), but a sizeable chunk of the fandom is really not happy with it, or the direction in which the Star Wars franchise is headed, cinematically &...

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