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Is this a dream? I’m dreaming, right? Quentin Tarantino is about to beam up to the ‘Star Trek‘ franchise and that’s not joke. Tarantino, who is a big fan of all films, came up with a ‘Star Trek‘ storyline for a new film and talked with JJ Abrams about it. Abrams liked it so much, because why wouldn’t he, and the two have started to assemble a writer’s room who will knock out a big script based on Tarantino’s idea.

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Hi everyone, Bryan here….

A week or two ago, there was a disturbance in the force as Kathleen Kennedy, LucasFilm, and Disney fired their Star Wars IX director Colin Trevorrow. You can read about that HERE. Turns out, the studio execs couldn’t handle having a big creative force behind Star Wars. The search was on for another director. Were they gonna go with another indie filmmaker with good credentials or play it safe like they did when they replaced Miller and Lord with the capable Ron Howard?

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J.J. Abrams Boards new Michael Jackson Project!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 20th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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J.J. Abrams and Tavis Smiley are teaming up to bring the upcoming book “Before You Judge Me: The Triumph and Tragedy of Michael Jackson’s Last Days” to television for Warner Bros. The book comes out tomorrow and was written by Tavis Smiley. The show has been set up with WBTV for a while now though and now that J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot are aboard, I expect this project to gain steam.

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Daisy Ridley Re-teams with J.J. Abrams for new Film!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 18th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan Here….

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No, this is not ‘Star Wars‘ news, but it is about Daisy Ridley (Rey) and J.J. Abrams coming together again for a supernatural drama called ‘Kolma’ for Paramount. Abrams will be producing the film through Bad Robot and Ridley is set to star.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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J.J. Abrams is no longer controlling the bridge of the USS Enterprise and is handing off command of ‘Star Trek 3‘ to Justin Lin, director of 4 films in the Fast and Furious franchise. Abrams had to step down  from directing the tertiary project due to his commitment  as director for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘.

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Rebecca S., Here…

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I saw “Say Anything…” back in 1989. I was 9 years old. “Jerry Maguire” came out in ’96 when I was 16. So it wasn’t until 2000 when “Almost Famous” hit theaters that Cameron Crowe became a name in my household. I am very excited that he is returning to his rock’n’roll roots (“Almost Famous” is loosely based on Crowe’s time as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine) with a comedy that he will write, direct, and executive produce.

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Hello, Jana here,

 

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Nerds everywhere, prepare to be absolutely outraged!! Nerd 101 teaches us that ‘Star Wars‘ and ‘Star Trek‘ are two entirely separate factions that should never, never EVER be combined. The two are like ‘Ghostbusters‘ proton streams. What can we never do with proton streams? That’s right….cross them.  What we all feared has actually made it’s way into the script. JJ Abrams, with Disney, has announced today, there will be a small cameo in the upcoming ‘Star Wars Episode VII‘ that will feature Spock. I can’t believe the lunacy of this one either.  I’m really stunned. I even checked this for an April Fools Day joke and it seems it’s 100% legit.

 

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Hi, Bryan Here…

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Adam Driver, mostly known for playing Hannah’s boyfriend on the HBO series ‘Girls‘, and was recently seen in the Coen Bros. film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘ has been set to play the viallin in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII‘ from J.J. Abrams. there is a high level of secrecy of which villain he will be playing, and we don’t know yet if this is the same role that Michael Fassbender and Joel Kinnaman were going for.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… writer Michael Arndt penned a script for the new upcoming ‘Star Wars VII‘ film, which is coming to theaters in 2015. J.J. Abrams is directing the new ‘Star Wars‘ movies as we all know by now. But today, it was announced that Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, the original writer for ‘Empire Strikes Back‘ (the best ‘Star Wars‘ film), are now working over the script from Arndt.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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We all know J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot is notorious for keeping their projects secret until they are released in full. Just look back at ‘Cloverfield‘ or ‘Super 8‘, and even the recent ‘Star Trek‘ sequel. Sure we all knew a movie was coming out, but we didn’t know certain big aspects such as if there was a monster involved, a certain identity of a character, and much more. ‘LOST‘ even made it’s success from all of its secrets.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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J.J. Abrams has just teamed up with video game company, Valve to develop future projects based on their video games. Abrams’ production banner, Bad Robot will help develop these projects, which is to start fairly soon. Valve is known mostly for their games, ‘Half-Life‘, ‘Portal‘, and ‘Left 4 Dead‘. And not only will they develop films together, but also new video games. I’m calling a future ‘Star Trek‘ or ‘Star Wars‘ game for Valve in the coming years.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Say it isn’t so folks.  J.J. Abrams is moving from ‘Star Trek‘ to ‘Star Wars‘ according to sources close to Lucas film and Abrams. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” said a source close to the project.  Interesting enough, Ben Affleck was being looked at to helm the next film as well, but Kathleen Kennedy (who is a big collaborator with Lucas and Spielberg), heavily courted Abrams for the gig.

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Hi Bryan Here….

Jon Favreau will direct the pilot episode for a project hatched by J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke for NBC called ‘Revolution’.  We all know what J.J. Abrams is capable of, but Kripke is responsible for ‘Supernatural’. ‘Revolution’ will be a fast paced action series that follows a group of people trying to survive and try to find their family and friends  in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.  Seems right up Abrams alley doesn’t it?

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The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….

Hasbro has just gotten in bed with J.J. Abrams and Paramount for Micronauts, a film based on the successful toys (or I assume they’re successful, as a movie is in the works. I’ve never heard of them.) The film will be written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the scribes that brought you Zombieland, which at least gives us a giggle.

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J.J. Abrams Will Direct Star Trek 2!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 27th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

So J.J. is back from vacation and is done with all things ‘Super 8’ for the time being, that he has put his focus on ‘Star Trek 2’.  He is currently co-writing with Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof on the sequel to Star Trek.  He is hoping for a production start in January.  And Chris Pine is definitely reprising his role as Captain Kirk.  So far, a script and story has not been approved, but the studio is ready when the script and Abrams is.  I’m sure everyone will be returning.  I wonder if we will get a Shatner cameo this time around.

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Hi Bryan Here….

We have covered the production of this show quite a bit over the last few months which you can read about HERE.  I’m happy the trailer is finally here and well, it looks really fucking good.  Not sure how it will compare to LOST, but believe you me, I will definitely have my hopes up for it.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Over at HERO COMPLEX, they have a story and interview with J.J. Abrams and he gives us some insight into this world surrounding his film, Super 8.  This film has been top secret, so I don’t know if Abrams is throwing us off or not, but I can;t wait to find out.  It is going to be one thrilling summer.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry about the lack of posts recently.  With all the holidays and with our recent move to bigger and better servers, the site should be working properly from now on with tons and tons of new reviews/stories/contests and much much more.

That said, LOST creator J.J. Abrams is pitching another tv program called “PULP”.

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Hi Bryan Here…

Sorry for the lack of news and reviews yesterday.  we had some site issues, but they are all fixed now.  Anywho, Jorge Garcia who is known for playing Hurley on the hit show LOST, has been the first actor to sign on for J.J. Abrams new tv creation for FOX called “Alcatraz”.  He’ll play Alcatraz expert Dr. Diego Soto.

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J.J. Abrams is Pitching New TV Show with LOST Vets

by Bryan Kluger on Sep 20th, 2010

“Vulture has the report, saying that Abrams and collaborators Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec were pitching a ‘comedic drama’ tentatively called Odd Jobs, which would bring together Emerson and O’Quinn as the agents. This is just the latest news of a possible show featuring the two actors, which began in February when the pair said they were working on a possible post-Lost project. (One possibility mentioned then was a show that would feature the two as ’suburban hit men,’ which could have become this setup.) At this point it is just a possibility, but it’s a ramping up of several months’ worth of rumor, so stay tuned…”

For one I will watch anything that has the two actors and two anything J.J. Abrams says yes to I am all in. Looking froward to seeing this come through.



Fox network has bought into J.J. Abrams (LOST, Alias, Star Trek) new TV show creation called Alcatraz. It will be a drama tied to the prison off the coast of California.

The show is described as “a show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz.”

That is pretty much all we know at this time. That’s pretty usual with something J.J. Everything is so top secret.

Al Capone was at one time serving time in Alactraz.

Sounds like a good premise to me. Any thoughts?



 

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Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and more set out to finally defeat Kylo Ren and the New Order in the culminating finale of the world’s most favorite film franchise with Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. This ninth film concludes the Skywalker story while still managing to keep a hint of hope open for more tales in space. J.J. Abrams is back in the director’s chair from The Force Awakens and delivers an energetic and emotional end with both new characters and old ones we haven’t seen in quite some time. It’s a fitting and graceful finish that feels satisfying as a whole for something that’s been obsessed over for around 42 years.

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“Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is a grande closing of one of the best stories to ever be told, plus it’s wonderful to spend one last time with our film friends.”

Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and more set out to finally defeat Kylo Ren and the New Order in the culminating finale of the world’s most favorite film franchise with Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. This ninth film concludes the Skywalker story while still managing to keep a hint of hope open for more tales in space. J.J. Abrams is back in the director’s chair from The Force Awakens and delivers an energetic and emotional end with both new characters and old ones we haven’t seen in quite some time. It’s a fitting and graceful finish that feels satisfying as a whole for something that’s been obsessed over for around 42 years.

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‘Overlord’ Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 10th, 2018

Overlord is the latest endeavor from sophomore feature film director Julius Avery and is produced by professional fanboy JJ Abrams.  Here’s how I imagine their meeting went.

Avery:  So, I have an idea for a video game movie.
JJ:  Well, we don’t own the rights to any video games, and those movies always suck.
Avery:  Yeah but see I play video games.
JJ:  OK, well, what video game do you want to base a movie on?
Avery:  ALL OF THEM!!!

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‘King Cohen’ Blu-ray Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Oct 18th, 2018

Larry Cohen is one of those old-school filmmakers that has been around a long time and is universally loved in the business. Cohen is mostly known for his B-movie films and having a penchant for not taking “no” for an answer. His filmmaking methods are pioneering and risky, but all have been a big success in their own way. Over the past few decades, Choen has amassed a ton of great friendships with other filmmakers, who all talk about Cohen her in this documentary called ‘King Cohen‘.

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Fantastic Fest is one of the events that is pure bliss for any fan of genre cinema. If you love horror, sci-fi, foreign, action, and even adult-oriented movies from the 1970s, then Fantastic Fest is the place to let that freak flag fly high and be with like-minded individuals that truly appreciate the art of movies. All of the madness and fun will take place in Austin, TX starting on September 20th and run for 10 days at the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar St. This year, which is the 14th annual festival of Fantastic-ness, captures the essence of the Korean movie scene with a ton of cool films being showcased from Korea, both new and old. This is something you won’t want to miss.

 

 

The first wave of movies has been announced, including the World Premiere of the WWII horror movie called ‘OVERLORD‘ from J.J. Abrams. In addition to that film, Fantastic Fest will host Gareth Evans‘ horror movie ‘APOSTLE‘. Gareth gave us the amazing films ‘THE RAID‘ AND ‘THE RAID 2‘, so you can expect some insane fight scenes and horrific imagery. Alos, a film called ‘THE NIGHT COMES FOR US‘, which stars the badass from those ‘RAID‘ movies will be shown, meaning Iko Uwais will stun us once again with his amazing physical skills. If you were a fan of ‘THE GREASY STRANGLER‘, the director of that movie Jim Hosking has a new film called ‘AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN‘, which is being described as a David Lynch meets John Waters type of movie. You had me at Greasy Strangler.

 

 

Lastly, there are some vintage films coming through from AGFA (American Genre Film Archive), one of which has peaked my interest from the title alone – ‘MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE‘. I have high hopes for this one. Below is the list of films with cast and crew info, along with a brief synopsis. Enjoy and hope to see you all there.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 25th, 2018

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There is always hope for a new ‘Star Wars‘ movie. Two years ago with ‘The Force Awakens‘, Disneyand JJ Abrams reinvigorated the franchise into becoming the #1 movie of all time. Not only was it financially successful, but it brought a new love to the film series, since the prequels almost destroyed all that ‘Star Wars‘ had built up since 1977. It was a new day in the ‘Star Wars‘ universe with new characters crossing paths with our favorite original characters, which made our collective nerdy hearts soar with happiness and nostalgia.

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