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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and More

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This week: One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness," beams itself home on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and various retail exclusives packaged with collectibles and exclusive extras.

Also new this week is the twisted horror film "Frankenstein's Army," the Blu-ray debut of "The Talented Mr. Ripley" starring Matt Damon and the definitive "Friday the 13th": The Complete Collection on Blu-ray with all 12 films featuring movie maniac Jason Voorhees. Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Cast Gets Trekkied

Finally, a man boldly went there.

Look, the beauty of the "Star Trek" franchise is how unabashedly geeky Trekkies can be. Those nerds just don't give a flying eff what anyone outside the Starship Enterprise has to say about them, so there's a ton of fun to be had with it.

Here in this "Star Trek Into Darkness" junket interview with J.J. Abrams and his cast — Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Alice Eve — quirky YouTuber Daniele Rizzo posed as  Spocko, a Vulcan-slinging weirdo with no qualms about asking tough questions like who this John Harrison baddie is and how the "crew" feels about the term "V.I.L.F."

Because...sure. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Frankenweenie' and More


This week: Tim Burton expands his short stop-motion film "Frankenweenie" into a charming feature-length film about a boy who uses science to bring his beloved pet back to life.

Also new this week is the comic adaptation "Dredd," Jennifer Lawrence slumming it in "House at the End of the Street" and the achingly beautiful "Samsara." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

'Star Trek: Into Darkness' Trailer Gets Dark and Villainy


Now, this is what we're talkin' about. Following up on that ominous little one-minute teaser from two weeks ago, Paramount Pictures has finally unleashed a full-length theatrical trailer for its long awaited "Star Trek" reboot sequel "Star Trek Into Darkness."

While the first promo warned of the "illusion" of safety and peace on earth - with Benedict Cumberbatch introduced as the breathy foe - the villainy gets a little more personal in the two-minute trailer.

Looks like good ole' Captain Kirk (Chris Pine)'s gotta pay the piper for all that flare and hubris he's been toting around outer space since movie one. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: The Film Stage

Does 'Dredd 3D' Have the Best Use of Slo-Mo Ever? (Spoiler Alert: Yes)


In the past, the extremely detailed, jiggling, bloody cellulite of punctured, tattooed flesh was something that you'd have to go all the way to Japan to see. But with "Dredd 3D," it's playing at a theater near you.

"Dredd 3D," a very entertaining, bone-crunching midnight movie, will linger in Fanboy conversation for quite some time. It'll be Exhibit A whenever someone starts whining about an upcoming remake. "What about 'Dredd,' huh? What about 'Dredd?" I can practically hear the trolls saying now. It's not really a valid argument – because unlike, say, "Total Recall," or "Straw Dogs" or the upcoming "RoboCop" (or the threatened "Videodrome,") the first "Judge Dredd," wasn't, by any measurable accounts, any good.

Rather than focus on it being this being exception to the RAB rule (RAB standing for Remakes Always Blow) let's take a step back and applaud "Dredd 3D" for a more noble but less obvious accomplishment. Get More »

Filed Under: Planet Fanboy

5 Questions With 'Dredd 3D' Star Karl Urban

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Chances are you grew up watching "The Simpsons." So imagine what it'd be like if one day you were offered a role playing Bart (or Maggie) Simpson in a Hollywood blockbuster. Hey, it could happen …

That's sort of what's happened to Karl Urban. The action star best known as Éomer in "Lord of the Rings" and Bones in 2009's "Star Trek" grew up reading the "Judge Dredd" comics as a youth in New Zealand. Now, some 20-odd years later, he's the man behind the mask in the buzzed-about reboot "Dredd 3D."

And no, unlike with Sly Stallone's unfortunate 1995 version of "Judge Dredd," you will not see Urban's full face in this movie. Get More »

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Our 'Dredd 3D' Giveaway Lays Down the Law


With Halloween fast approaching, chances are you're starting to get that familiar feeling of dread. But this year, thanks to our brand new giveaway, two lucky fans are about to receive something even more thrilling: A feeling of "Dredd 3D."

And this one is all treat and no trick. Get More »

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Idiot's Guide to the 'Bourne' Movies

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The cinematic odyssey of amnesiatic CIA assassin Jason Bourne left a trail of bodies, property damage and wrecked cars, but there's apparently still more carnage to be mined from this franchise in this week's "The Bourne Legacy."

Picking up after (and sometimes during) the previous three movies, "Legacy" presents a new agent named Aaron Cross dealing with government duplicity as many, many bullets are fired at him, seemingly at all times. As Jeremy Renner inherits the Bourne mantle, we look back at his predecessor to help you catch up. It might be difficult, though — Matt Damon can run really fast. Get More »

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This New Trailer Will Fill You With 'Dredd'


Ever since Lionsgate announced they were going to do a live action adaptation of the cult classic comic book "Judge Dredd," fans have been praying for one thing: Please, please let it be better than the horrible 1995 Sylvester Stallone version.

Well, the first trailer for "Dredd" has at last arrived — and it's up to you to pass judgment. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: YouTube

Karl Urban Will Scowl Again in 'Riddick' Sequel

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There might be another "Chronicles of Riddick" movie, some day. And if that day comes, Karl Urban will be there.

The "Star Trek" actor will be reprising his role as the ever-scowling Lord Vaako in "The Chronicles of Riddick: Dead Man Stalking," a movie that's nowhere close to getting the green light, according to Bloody Disgusting. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Bloody Disgusting
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