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Star Trek Beyond

A Fan Event from the Paramount Pictures Lot

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Above: JJ Abrams 

Last night Mythbuster’s Adam Savage hosted a Q&A with J.J. Abrams, Justin Lin, Chris Pine, Karl Urban & Zachary Quinto on Stage 31 where Star Trek was filmed between 1966 and 1969. The Q&A was followed by a street naming ceremony in honor of Leonard Nimoy. Following the ceremony fans were shown the new trailer and never before seen footage from the film.

Here’s the trailer released yesterday:

“Star Trek Beyond,” the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (“The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Are you a Star Trek fan?  Let us know if you can’t wait for this film.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

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“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS” is the sequel to the 2014 hit film “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.” The film is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman and is directed by David Green (“EARTH TO ECHO”). Michael Bay (the “TRANSFORMERS franchise) returns to produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (“ TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”), with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick (“TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”) also producing.

Also returning for the sequel is Megan Fox (“TRANSFORMERS”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (“GONE GIRL”, the “MADEA” franchise) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“The Big C”, “LOVE ACTUALLY”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“JURASSIC WORLD”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“THE INTERNSHIP”) as Bebop.

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Hercules the movie opens July 25th.

Interview with Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube


by Ben Pawliger

Last Friday I met up with the stars of the up and coming movie, 21 Jump Street, including Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube. The movie is about a pair of policemen that knew each other back from high school. The pair, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are sent back to high school on an under cover mission. Together, these 2 re-visit their high school days and have fun while bringing down a synthetic drug ring. It is the perfect blend of a comedy and action movie.

The movie was based on the comedy series from the 1980’s also called 21 Jump Street, which starred Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson. When I spoke with the stars of the movie last Friday, they seemed to be the perfect team messing around with one another like brothers. They talked about how they loved working together and how much fun the experience was. Ice Cube also was in this movie, playing a police captain, Dickinson. He said he also enjoyed creating this movie and working with the two rising actors. Jonah Hill also talked to me on how he always wanted to be a writer, and writing 21 Jump Street was a great joy for him. He planned on producing 21 Jump Street for a while now, and now that is has been completed and is coming to theaters, he is very pleased.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds 100% approval rating from critics and has an average of 7.9/10. I recommend that all see this film.

Puss and Boots Interview



By Ben Pawliger and Alex Goldstein

Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas have worked together multiple times in movies, including Frida, Spy Kids 3D, Desperado, and now Puss in Boots. We recently had the opportunity to talk to them about Puss in Boots.


What motivated you to participate in Puss and Boots?

Antonio- “The first motivation is that I saw Shrek and I was very blessed with the new approach to animation movies…And then when they called me, I couldn’t believe it.”

Salma- “I was in Paris and I got a call, and they said would you like to do this, and life couldn’t have been more perfect. I love the Shrek films and I love Antonio and how he skyrocketed and what he did with it and I was so honored I had this opportunity.”


You have worked together so many times, what do you like about working with each other?

Salma- “I have never worked with somebody who is so enthusiastic about what they do. He really is such a storyteller by nature and he loves what he does.  He is also very generous and he makes you better as a performer.”

Antonio- “In a good love story, I tend to think that when you think about things that are working, you have a tendency to lose it. I prefer to not know those things that are making us work.”


If you could give some motivational or inspirational statements to today’s parents and those watching the movie, what would you say?

Salma-“I think it’s important for parents to indulge children’s imagination so their brain can be malleable and so it has no limits to what it can believe.”

Antonio-“In a world like today where everything is so unpredictable and tough, to get the opportunity to make kids laugh, and to give them a few hours of great time together, and go home with a smile and learn some of the values that the movie has, its priceless.”


Who would win a dancing contest between you two?

Salma- “Well it definitely depends on the kind of dancing.  If its flamenco, him, but if its salsa, get out of my way.”

Antonio-“I would definitely win, but 2nd place is not bad.”


You said that both of you have children, how do they feel about you being in a children’s movie?

Salma-“Well my daughter who saw it once is obsessed with it. She loves the character but is very critical. She continually asks me why I don’t have a hat, which I find hilarious.”

Antonio-“My son is 26 now so he usually has comments like ‘it’s cool pop’ and my daughter finds it to be pretty cute.”


How would you compare working on an animated movie to a normal movie which involves acting and which do you prefer?

Antonio-“It is way easier because you are totally free. You can do it completely on your schedule. The best part is when I record the audio, I have a hat on with a plastic sword to imagine myself as Puss when I record.