J.j. Abrams

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 16th December 2015

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens might just be the best film of the last 30 years or so…

  • The 5 (million) dumbest things about Star Trek Into Darkness

    Movie Feature | Luke | 24th May 2013

    When Matt reviewed Star Trek Into Darkness he echoed what many others have said: lots of fun but bobbins plot and too much reliance on nostalgia. So with my expectations suitably lowered I embarked upon a little trek of my own to the cinema, and - unfortunately - it turned out to be much more of a Slow Slog Into Dumbness than I had feared. Here's my best attempt at explaining why. (Mahoosive spoilers and frothy entitlism ahead - you have been warned!)

  • Reviewing Star Trek Into Darkness with gifs

    Movie Feature | Matt | 7th May 2013

    So you may have seen our official, in-depth Star Trek Into Darkness review posted a few days ago. But what’s that you say? Tl; dr? Right, so what would you prefer? A quick, short review cut down into bite-size chunks and, I don’t know, accompanied by funny moving pictures? (*sigh*) Make it so...

  • Star Trek Into Darkness

    Movie Review | Matt | 4th May 2013

    Right from the very first scene, which sees Kirk and Bones sprinting through bright red flora to escape from a primitive alien tribe, Star Trek Into Darkness proves to be a film of relentless adventure. It’s non-stop action through and through, and, once this opening chase sets the pace, the film seems to always be constantly accelerating. As such, the film spends all of its time going somewhere; and it goes quickly, it goes loudly and it goes spectacularly. The only problem is that it never seems to live up to the franchise’s original mission statement and go boldly.

  • Super 8 trailer looks the shit yo

    Movie Trailer | Luke | 12th March 2011

    Sorry, was still thinking about 50 Cent. Everybody stop what you're doing and look at this trailer for J.J. Abrams' Super 8!