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9-Minute 'Star Trek Into Darkness' IMAX Preview Makes Us Ready To Be Beamed Up Again

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 16, 2012 11:16 AM
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Starting this weekend, in select IMAX screens across the country, there will be a special, nine-minute preview of May's hotly anticipated sci-fi sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness," in a marketing maneuver similar to last Christmas' "The Dark Knight Rises" prologue, which was attached to IMAX prints of "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." Last week's teaser of the trailer (or whatever that was) was purposefully elliptical, showing only visual effects-y glimpses of the scenarios that crew of the Starship Enterprise (including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana) will face this time around. And while these opening nine minutes aren't exactly revelatory, they do give a good idea of what will be in store for audiences this summer. And based on the preview, we are very, very excited.

New Image From 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Proves That Glass Prisons Are So Hot Right Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 3:58 PM
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There's a hot new trend sweeping the land, and it looks like whoever provides glass prisons for movie hero villains is making a mean buck. After Silva was put in a transparent tube thingy in "Skyfall," and Loki in a similarly see-through contraption in "The Avengers" (and both wanted to be captured and escaped easily... another trend!) it looks "Star Trek Into Darkness" is following the same playbook.

New Images Of Chris Pine & Kenneth Branagh On Moscow Set Of 'Jack Ryan'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • September 12, 2012 10:40 AM
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The thing about Jack Ryan on the big screen is that, from a purely visual standpoint at least, there’s nothing that really distinguishes him as Jack Ryan. He could be any number of movie characters, and that’s rare for a character that Hollywood are willing to build a franchise around. So when we get a look at pictures from the set of a Jack Ryan film, if they didn’t come with descriptions attached we’d be tempted to simply peg them as ‘Chris Pine wearing a sweater while riding a motorpike’ or ‘Chris Pine standing next to Kevin Costner’. Well get ready, because you’re about to be blown away by ‘Chris Pine wearing sunglasses AND talking to Kenneth Branagh’.

That Was Fast: First Official Image Of Chris Pine As Jack Ryan In 'Jack Ryan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 31, 2012 10:59 AM
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With a release date now all sewn up for Paramount's we-really-hope-it's-not-actually-called "Jack Ryan," it seems production on the movie is now off and running hard, and the studio has dropped a look at the lead character for a new generation.

'Jack Ryan' Gets Christmas Day 2013 Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 27, 2012 5:15 PM
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Wait, are they really calling the movie formerly known as "Moscow," and then "Untitled Jack Ryan Movie" plain old "Jack Ryan"? Is this movie about an accountant who can find a way to get you even bigger return next year? What about something like the badass titles of yesteryear like "Clear And Present Danger," "The Sum Of All Fears," and "The Hunt For Red October"? Bleh. Let's hope this is just a holding pattern and that Paramount change their minds, but anyway, the movie has a release date.

Trilogy Starting Jack Ryan Reboot Aiming For Late 2013 Release, Kevin Costner's William Harper Might Get Standalone Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 23, 2012 12:46 PM
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So, Jack Ryan is finally coming back. The long-developing movie, formerly titled "Moscow" and now generically known as "Untitled Jack Ryan Reboot" or whatever, is actually headed into production with Kenneth Branagh directing and playing the villain, Chris Pine in the lead role, Keira Knightley as his wife and Kevin Costner as the man who recruits and trains the agent. And with screenwriter David Koepp recently telling ComingSoon that shooting begins in two weeks, Paramount is ready to place this thing on the calendar and starting thinking franchise.

Watch: Get In The Holiday Spirit With New Trailer For 'Rise Of The Guardians'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 2:24 PM
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We may be in the midst of a sweaty, soggy summer, but movie studios are already looking ahead to the holiday season, and DreamWorks is hoping parents will bring their kiddies to the celebrity-voiced romp "Rise Of The Guardians."

L.A. Film Fest Review: A Well-Constructed 'People Like Us' Is Marred By Its Sentimental Mawkishness

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • June 17, 2012 9:44 AM
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Alex Kurtzman’s new film, “People Like Us,” shares the technical prowess of some existential sound and picture classics, employing supreme aural and visual techniques to create subjectivity. However, an increasingly rote storyline and adherence to syrupy sweet romantic comedy tropes leaves a murky aftertaste: a schmaltzy tearjerker masquerading as a psychological thriller.

Hanging Out At Cannes, Brad Pitt Talks 'The Counselor' & Chris Pine Chats Up Brewing Jack Ryan Reboot

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 24, 2012 9:18 AM
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“The Counselor,” the first original screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, is set to begin shooting in just a few short weeks with Ridley Scott at the helm. The film follows the titular character (Michael Fassbender) who ventures into the world of drug dealing with deadly consequences, and it features a stellar cast including Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz and Brad Pitt. In a conversation with Empire at Cannes, Pitt dished on his excitement about the project, saying, “I’ve read every word [McCarthy’s] published and most of them more than once. So this was a chance to do something of his and also work with Ridley again.”

Chris Pine To Co-Write & Star In Comedy 'Mantivities'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 16, 2012 10:39 AM
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Even while actor Chris Pine floats around space thanks to the production of helmer J.J. Abrams' “Star Trek 2,” it would look as if he’s lining up his next projects once he returns from the Enterprise deck. One option could be that he takes the role of the Tom Clancy-created character Jack Ryan for another spin at Paramount, which we’re not really sure we want to see, but it seems he could take an altogether more promising route that offers him work both in front of, and for the first time, behind the camera.

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