Quinto as Spock
It seems that our friends in Tinseltown have been hard at work, and the trailer for the next Star Trek film is almost apon us. A number of sites around the net have screenshots from the trailer, one of which is to the right – Zachary Quinto taking up the role of Spock.
There are plenty of Star Trek fans out there who are really worried about this new addition to the Star Trek stable. They’re worried that it is non-canon. They’re worried that it’s going to be an actionfest. They’re worried it’s going to be absolutely nothing like the original.
But consider this: There is no real Star Trek canon, and new directors take the franchise in their own direction because that’s what they need to do. If everyone churned out the same shit over and over again it would suck extreme balls. Not that trying something different has been easy for Directors and Writers – with TNG everyone whined because there wasn’t a Vulcan, DS9 everyone whined because it was on a space station, Voyager because there was a female weak captain, and Enterprise because of a multitude of reasons (mainly that theme song).
Same with new actors portraying old characters. Everyone says that they hope Quinto delivers a ‘Nimoy’ Spock, and is true to the character. What? I hope instead of a ‘Nimoy’ Spock, we get a ‘Quinto’ Spock. His interpretation of the character. His strengths and weaknesses shining through. Because nothing would suck more than him trying to portray Spock exactly as Nimoy did.
I know that you’re all worried about this. But remember: This has the potential to be rather awesome, and I’ll tell you why – Remember when you first saw Lost? Remember how everyone was talking about it and couldn’t wait for the next episode so they could get their next fix? It could be like that, but it’ll only be 2 hours long, and won’t overstay its welcome.
[image title=”theisland” size=”thumbnail” id=”428″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/theisland.jpg” ]What would you do to live forever? Would you clone yourself and harvest the clone for it’s organs once yours started to fail? And how about if that clone was a living, breathing, feeling human being?
Well, that’s what “The Island” is all about. Sort of. Think of it as “The Morality of Cloning, 101”, only with an explosion or some kind of insane car chase every two minutes. Oh, and a really hot female lead.
[image title=”athfcmfft” size=”thumbnail” id=”334″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/athfcmfft.jpg” ]According to Apple.com, The Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters is an action-adventure epic that tackles the mysterious circumstances that brought Meatwad, Frylock and Master Shake together.
An immortal piece of exercise equipment threatens the balance of galactic peace, and it is up to the Aqua Teen Hunger Force to run away from it. Complicating matters, the Plutonians team up with the Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past for ultimate control of the deadly device.
The Trailer is out, and is freaking hilarious. HD versions here, and the movie’s official website is here (make sure you turn down your speakers before you click).
[image title=”rumlarge” size=”thumbnail” id=”337″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/rumlarge.jpg” ]I’m a huge fan of the work of the late and great Hunter S. Thompson.
For those who don’t know, “The Rum Diary” is an early novel by Thompson that was written in the early 1960’s but was not published until 1998.
The story involves a journalist named Paul Kemp, who moves from New York to work for a small newspaper, The Daily News, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Set in the late 1950s, the novel encompasses a tangled love story of jealousy, treachery and violent alcoholic lust among the American expatriates who staff the newspaper.
[image title=”ofelialarge” size=”thumbnail” id=”435″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/ofelialarge.jpg” ]Everyone loves fairy tales. They’re the cornerstone of childhood reading and are fascinating to both the children and the adult who’s reading it to them. Pan’s Labyrinth is a fairy tale, with good and evil duking it out, fantastic creatures and places, and a wonderous main character who learns a lot during the film.
Set in Spain at the end of the second world war, the film shows part of the brutal and bloody environment that many Spaniards had to endure. Franco’s Fascists had seized Spain and were busying themselves with the butchering of Leftist Rebels.
[image title=”prestige” size=”thumbnail” id=”343″ align=”right” linkto=”https://irrationale2.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/prestige.jpg” ]I love films. I love the way that you can watch a film and feel like a different person once you’re done. The way that when the credits start rolling you finally realise that you are actually still sitting in your living room, instead of being part of the action you’ve just witnessed. Most of all I love the way that a truly deep film can make you think.
The Prestige promises to be one of those films. One which leaves your head spinning once you’ve walked out of the cinema. One which you can’t help discussing with friends and colleagues, or convincing people to see so that you’ll be able to talk to them about it.