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Star Trek: Beyond

We’ve just watched this in a chilly, Birmingham cinema, and even an over-eager air conditioner couldn’t put the freeze on this hot picture. The boy and I loved this phaser fest despite there being a couple of plot holes you could drive the Enterprise through at Warp 9. 927 more words

Writing

Star Trek Beyond

When it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be stepping back from directing duties this time around for Star Trek Beyond and Justin Lin of The Fast and the Furious fame was sitting into the directors chair, well it’s enough to make a Star Trek plastic Vulcan ears curl. 383 more words

'Star Trek Beyond,' 'X-Men: Apocalypse,' and the Generic Villain Problem

Join me, won’t you, in a hypothetical. Let’s say you’re producing the latest entry in a pricey, long-running blockbuster movie franchise. (Congratulations! Isn’t Hollywood cool?) The leads are long locked in on these things; the juice is usually provided by the introduction of a cool new villain. 795 more words

Film

Today In Music History: 07/14/2016

Happy Mac and Cheese day and National Hot Dog Day. I probably had that for dinner a hundred times as a kid.

Let’s get our music history going in 1967. 242 more words

Features

Anything Goes. Again.

An imbecile has suggested the violence in movies might have contributed to the motivations of Jo Cox’s killer.

I have a question. Why does nobody… 262 more words

Fiction

RIP John Berry, the Original Beastie Boy

John Berry gave the Beastie Boys a pedigree.

At least that’s what I thought in 1981. In October of that year, two exceedingly young, polite and vaguely jittery young men visited me in my room in the B-Wing of an NYU dormitory, the Weinstein Center For Student Living. 958 more words

New York City

John Berry, Original Beastie Boys Member, Is Dead At Age 52

Another Beastie Boys member has passed away. This time the sad news being reported is that John Berry, the original guitarist and a formative member of the band, has died at only age 52 in Massachusetts. 206 more words

Music