Star Trek Beyond premiered on July 22nd. It’s the third movie in the “Kelvin Timeline,” as Paramount is now calling the films produced by J.J. Abrams. I saw it in 2D on a Thursday night, then again in 3D on Saturday. I haven’t seen a movie more than once in theaters in a long time, perhaps not since Star Trek Into Darkness. When it was revealed that Simon Pegg was co-writing and Justin Lin was directing, I breathed a sigh of relief. Star Trek Into Darkness was a movie that appeared to be a good film initially, but that the fandom later trashed. With a change in writing and direction, I was ready to enjoy Star Trek Beyond and I was not disappointed.
If you’ve been following DG the past couple of months, you’ll know we’re all excited and slightly nervous about Disney/Rob Marshall’s Into The Woods movie. It either could be one of the most stunning musical-to-screen adaptations to ever grace the world of cinema, or it could be a train-wreck from hell. But with this recently released trailer and some stills, I think the majority of us now have a positive outlook on this upcoming release.
Spy movies can be hit or miss. The point of the genre is to keep the audience on the edge of their seat. If the action is right and the suspense is perfect, everything else falls into place. But sometimes the level of intelligence needed for such a piece of filmmaking can go missing, which might lead to an awkward sense of success. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is one of those similar sort of experiments that leads to a strange result.