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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’: Dick Cheney’s Legacy

Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison is at once the most compelling and least predictable figure amid a dauntingly predictable ensemble.

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Simon Pegg recounts his rise from daydreaming boy to Hollywood actor in memoir

LOS ANGELES — Simon Pegg is as close as you can get to a real-life geek superhero; his special powers include a real affection for Comic-Con

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20 Jan 2010 // 10:00 PM

Star Trek (2009)

Stylish, action-packed, and a helluva lot of fun. What was the last Star Trek film you could truly say that about?

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8 May 2009 // 3:33 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 // 10:50 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 // 6:37 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 // 3:02 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 // 5:36 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 // 4:04 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: 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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The New Golden Age of British TV Comedy

Every once in awhile, Britain rules over America. The Office, Spaced, Coupling and other British shows are gradually narrowing the Atlantic-sized gap between the United States and England.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

As you and Alison wait for Sidney to come around, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People loses its way.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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27 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Spaced: The Complete Series

Call it the British equivalent of Arrested Development, the next step following Freaks & Geeks and Undeclared -- just make sure you call it absolutely brilliant.

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With ‘Fatboy’ and ‘Star Trek,’ Simon Pegg is playing it straight for a change

Already an established comedy star in Britain with the hit TV series “Spaced,” Simon Pegg made a strong trans-Atlantic impression with the films “Shaun of

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28 Mar 2008 // 3:22 AM

Run, Fatboy, Run

David Schwimmer's achingly formulaic Run, Fatboy, Run is centered on commitment-phobe Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg).

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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