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8 May 2009 // 2:33 AM

Star Trek

The much-anticipated movie reintroduces all the characters from the franchise’s first iteration, but its most intense and rewarding focus is friendship between Kirk and Spock.

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7 May 2009 // 9:50 AM

A Shortage of Villainy

While director Abrams' handling of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's propulsive screenplay is sleek and spiffy, to say the least, it ultimately hews far closer to his television work than might have been wise for a big-screen reboot.

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7 May 2009 // 5:37 AM

Meet the cast and crew of ‘Star Trek’

Here’s a quick look at the “Star Trek” crew. James T. Kirk Played by: Chris Pine Originally played by: William Shatner You know Pine

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Changing of the guard: Zachary Quinto takes over the role of Spock in ‘Star Trek’

LOS ANGELES — There was a time, not long after the original run of the television series “Star Trek,” when Leonard Nimoy tried to distance himself

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6 May 2009 // 2:02 AM

Karl Urban fleshes out a younger Bones in ‘Star Trek’

For several years now, New Zealand-born Karl Urban has been the guy filmmakers turned to if a character had to ride a horse, chuck a

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New ‘Trek’ Should Live Long and Prosper

Talk about questionable prospects! Who could ever imagine that Paramount, preservers of Gene Roddenberry’s seminal Star Trek empire, would mount a massive reboot of

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As Captain Kirk in the new ‘Star Trek’ film, actor has a big uniform to fill

LOS ANGELES - Chris Pine’s life will never be the same. He’s been a working actor for the past half decade, with credits

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4 May 2009 // 4:36 AM

Retracing My ‘Trek’ Steps

It started with a sign. Strike that, with a bumper sticker. Everyday, as I walked to school, I would pass the house at the end

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4 May 2009 // 3:04 AM

‘Star Trek’ journey boldly starts anew

Faran Tahir was just a boy when it happened, but he distinctly remembers that his younger brother was born on a Thursday. “My big fear

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Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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9 Jun 2008 // 1:00 AM

Hulk: Revisited

In preparation for the franchise reboot starring Edward Norton, SE&L looks back at Ang Lee's 2003 version of the Big Green Meanie, a criminally marginalized movie that truly didn't deserve the critical or commercial drubbing it took at the time.

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29 Feb 2008 // 2:55 AM

The Other Boleyn Girl

Based on the bodice-ripping novel by Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl is, in a word, ridiculous.

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8 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Lucky You (2006)

A good movie about poker, but only good enough to appeal to those who enjoy watching card games on TV.

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4 May 2007 // 1:00 AM

Lucky You (2006)

The cuts are obvious, the rhythms sluggish, and the dialogue redundant, as if the movie's afraid you've missed it the first time.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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23 Dec 2005 // 12:00 AM

Munich (2005)

Munich is about the shifting meaning the city's name took on after that dire moment in 1972, the shorthand it became for survivors, historians, and avengers.

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Black Hawk Down: Superbit (2001)

Black Hawk Down illustrates well the absurdity and chaos of urban warfare: there's no ground to be won, no victory to be claimed.

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13 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Troy (2004)

According to Troy, war is all about reputation.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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