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J.J. Abrams releases new teaser video for secret new …. something.

J.J. Abrams just released to EW a teaser for a new project from Bad Robot. What project? No one knows. He’s not saying. Will it be a movie? A new TV show? What on earth is going on!?

All I know is I’m excited!

Posted Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 9:09am
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The hotties of ‘Star Trek’ promote the new movie in Sydney, Australia!

The men of  ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ appeared yesterday at a Photo Call on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, to promote their new movie.

Pictured here are actors Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, and director JJ Abrams.

I’m SO excited for the new movie!! I loved the last one.

Plus: It stars Chris Pine.


Posted Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 10:10am
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William Shanter says J.J. Abrams is “Being a pig” for taking on both “Star Trek” and “Star Wars”

William Shatner has a few choice words for J.J. Abrams

Shatner famously played Captain James T. Kirk on television and movies, and he is not pleased with that J.J. Abrams has decided to direct the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ movies.

“No, he’s being a pig,” Shatner told the website Movie Fanatic about Abrams pulling double duty with the “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” franchises. “He’s collecting the two franchises and holding them close to his vest. He’s probably the most talented director of that ilk that we have, but he’s gone too far this time.”

Abrams was hired to direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” earlier this year. The news came as a shock to many and not just because Abrams is already employed by the “Star Trek” franchise (his latest series entry, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” arrives on May 17). The director said on numerous occasions that he wouldn’t direct “Star Wars,” before changing his mind.

Shatner and Abrams have had a somewhat contentious relationship since Abrams took over the “Star Trek” franchise. Back in 2008, there was speculation that Shatner’s Captain Kirk would appear in “Star Trek,” but Abrams and the star could never seem to come to an agreement. From an interview Abrams did with AMC in 2008:

We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing, but the truth is, it didn’t quite feel right. The bigger thing was that he was very vocal that he didn’t want to do a cameo. We tried desperately to put him in the movie, but he was making it very clear that he wanted the movie to focus on him significantly, which, frankly, he deserves. The truth is, the story that we were telling required a certain adherence to the Trek canon and consistency of storytelling. It’s funny — a lot of the people who were proclaiming that he must be in this movie were the same people saying it must adhere to canon. Well, his character died on screen. Maybe a smarter group of filmmakers could have figured out how to resolve that.Shatner responded to Abrams with a YouTube video and claimed he was never asked to appear in “Star Trek.” That’s all water under the bridge, however, according to the star.

“I think of him as a buddy of mine. I’ve taken him out for sushi. I think it’s time for J.J. and I to have another sushi and let me put him straight about two of the largest franchises,” Shatner said to Movie Fanatic, before joking, “not employing me in either one of them is just foolhardy.”

In my opinion, William Shatner’s just a crotchety old man. He will find any reason to bitch and moan. Who cares if J.J. Abrams is doing both? Who cares!!


Posted Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 at 8:08am
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JUST IN! J.J. Abrams will direct the next ‘Star Wars’ movie!!

J.J. Abrams, the genius behind “Star Trek” and “Lost”, has just been named the director of the next “Star Wars”. I am TOTALLY excited about this, you have no idea! I love what J.J. did for ‘Star Trek’ and I cannot WAIT to see what he does with ‘Star Wars’!!

According to some Hollywood insiders, J.J. was not Lucasfilm’s first choice.

According to reports, “Argo” director Ben Affleck was in contention for the job, and a source tells us others high up on the list included “The Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan, as well as David Fincher, Michael Bay, Steven Soderbergh and Jon Favreau. Sniffed the source: “J.J. was actually farther down the list.” The Hollywood insider added that some of the other directors had actually passed on the “Star Wars” gig, making way for Abrams to get the job.

Okay I have to admit, I would have loved to see Christopher Nolan in the role instead of J.J. He’ll do great, but Christopher Nolan would have done better. He is a master!

Either way, I’m stoked!

Posted Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 12:12pm
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