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Watch: J.J. Abrams Counters Alice Eve Underwear Moment In 'Star Trek 2' With Deleted Benedict Cumberbatch Shower Scene

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 23, 2013 5:44 PM
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Following the release of "Star Trek Into Darkness," its male creators came under fire for a sequence where Alice Eve, playing a brilliant scientist who in the original continuity is responsible for a godlike device that can create life on barren planets, strips down to her underwear for no discernible reason. Kirk (and by extension, the camera) chooses to leer. It's a pretty unnecessary sequence and no matter how adorable Eve is (and, truly, her physique could be described as godlike), it had no real business being in the movie. While co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof has issued a public apology, director J.J. Abrams has taken a different approach. One that involves footage of Benedict Cumberbatch in the shower. That'll certainly even the scales…

J.J. Abrams Redubbed & Retouched Preview Scenes To Keep The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Villain Secret

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 20, 2013 7:39 PM
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By now almost everyone who really, really wanted to see "Star Trek Into Darkness" has. And those who haven't probably don't care who the villain in "Star Trek Into Darkness" is. That said, we should still issue a perfunctory spoiler warning to those who get queasy at the sight of plot specifics. Not that this is really about whom the "Star Trek Into Darkness" villain is, but rather the insane lengths to which director J.J. Abrams went to cover up and classify this revelation. Homeboy's crazy.

Watch: New Clip From 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Plus Spock Faces Spock In Audi Ad

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • May 8, 2013 10:25 AM
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Today, believe it or not, is the four year anniversary since the theatrical release of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek.” Time sure does move fast unless, of course, you’re a Trekkie. A brand new clip from “Star Trek Into Darkness” has just been posted online and while it’s hardly any consolation for such a long wait, you know you want to check it out anyway. Besides, the movie’s release is only a few days away. If you can wait four years, surely another couple of days couldn’t hurt… right?

Review: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Often Thrills, But Undone By An Underwritten Villain & Thin Story

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 3, 2013 5:44 PM
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Star Trek: Into Darkness
Cast your mind back four years or so, to stardate early May 2009, and remember a time when J.J Abrams wasn't yet the anointed savior of Hollywood. He had an ever-growing fanbase, and had already been behind at least one bona-fide small screen pop culture phenomenon. But his influence on the big-screen up to that point only extended to a few screenwriting credits, mostly forgotten, a producing credit on disposable sleeper hit "Cloverfield," and directing "Mission: Impossible III," an enjoyable, but somewhat interchangeable entry to the Tom Cruise spy franchise.

Praise Rolls In As New Reviews Arrive For 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Plus First Footage Of Klingons Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 9:23 AM
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Star Trek: Into Darkness
These days, it's all about the international dollars, so it's no surprise that some of this year's biggest blockbusters are getting a headstart overseas. "Iron Man 3" bowed a week before we get it on Friday, while "Star Trek Into Darkness" is also getting a jump abroad before the rest of us see it. While some early reviews from Australia dropped in about a week ago, 'Darkness' has now screened for folks in UK and a fresh batch of takes have arrived. The verdict? It's a rip-roaring blockbuster, that while not perfect (a common complaint is that characterization gets left behind as the adventure amps up) will be well worth your dollars. Here's what folks had to say:

New Pics & Clip From 'Star Trek Into Darkness'; Chris Pine Says The Movie Has Parallels To Real Life Terrorism

  • By Kieran McMahon
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  • April 29, 2013 1:44 PM
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Having raised the temperature a few degrees with a tease of a nefarious Benedict Cumberbatch and some pretty thrilling trailers, details are starting emerge about what to expect from the long under-wraps storyline of J.J. Abrams' hotly anticipated space epic “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” and a new clip that just premiered is almost exclusively centered around Cumberbatch's mysterious villain John Harrison.

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Threatens To Kill The Crew In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Viral Clip Plus New Image

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 19, 2013 3:43 PM
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It seems we're in the midst of a trend of tentpole villains favoring distinct vocal deliveries. From Heath Ledger and Tom Hardy as Joker and Bane in "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" respectively, to Javier Bardem's Silva in "Skyfall" to Leonardo DiCaprio's Calvin Candie in "Django Unchained," all added some vocal flair to the lines on the page that made those parts stand out. And now Benedict Cumberbatch will try and do it twice in 2013. He'll be behind Smaug in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," and next month he'll gravely intone Captain Kirk and the crew's death in "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Watch: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Teaser Plus 4 New Character Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2013 10:36 PM
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Such as marketing goes these days, even though a brand new "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer is dropping on Tuesday, the MTV Movie Awards are tonight, which means Paramount is still gonna edge their way into the show as well.

New Poster & Pics For 'Star Trek Into Darkness'; Robert Orci Talks J.J. Abrams' Split 'Star Trek/Star Wars' Duties

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 8, 2013 12:54 PM
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Man, London is not having a good year at the movies. Last month, it got wiped out in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and next month, it's gonna get trashed again in "Star Trek Into Darkness." People must have got over their Olympic fever fast....

Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Guillermo Del Toro's Gothic Thriller 'Crimson Peak'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2013 2:49 PM
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Benedict Cumberbatch is pretty much on the precipice of stardom, if not already there. As the villain in both "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" this year, his wonderfully English name will be increasingly familiar to American audiences, and that's not to mention a potential awards baiting performance as Julian Assange in "The Fifth Estate" this fall. So what's next? He's gonna get some period clothes out of the closet again. Not to solve mysteries or endure various dramas, but instead to ride with whatever Guillermo del Toro is cooking up.

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