The movie is kick-ass fun, the script was so well written by Roberto Orci, who jam packs this espionage action film with so many of Gene Roddenberry's classic lines that alone will make Trekkie fans squeal with delight. J.J. Abrams directs the film with such relish that one is transported into this world of the Star Ship mission and the iconic crewmembers at the helm of this ongoing franchise.
The two things that may slightly disappoint die hard fans is that the film is a retelling of an already done story but it has so many twists and bends in the plot it's far from a remake but more of a device to establish future plot lines in what I personally hope is a long ongoing adventure for many years to come. The other thing (and mostly likely won't bother anyone except me) was the extremely over use of light flares on the film. True, light flares make scenes look more beautiful and hypnotic but like cross fades a little of both goes a long way. I'm just one of those film people who notices stuff like that so most likely the flares won't be an issue for anyone because Star Trek Into Darkness sheds light of how much more is to come as we begin our five year mission into the darkness of deep space and the crew of the Enterprise.
Go out and see it in 3-D for the effects are terrific. If only I'd be able to transport Bones, the doctor on board the mighty vessel to tend to me, but fans of the series or even new to the phenomenon that is Star Trek should beam themselves into seeing Star Trek Into Darkness for this ship really sails.
PICK ME UP OF THE DAY
Icona Pop - "I Love It (feat. Charli XCX)"
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We just like to start our day off upbeat and energized! This dynamic duo keeps us dancing and we hope you dance too! Enjoy! Check out their video, you'll love it!
SELENA GOMEZ GROWING UP
WITH NEW SINGLE 'COME & GET IT'
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The Disney star is growing up before our eyes and channeling a new image with her current video "Come & Get It". The video finds our pop princess dancing and pleading her case . . . that she has no regrets. Check out the video for yourself!
MIRANDA LAMBERT ‘MAMA’S’
GAY COUNTRY SUMMER SONG
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So how many times have you had your little gay broken heart stomped on by loser guys? Well before you answer, country songstress Miranda Lambert may have your summer anthem. Her current single, “Mama’s Broken Heart” is quickly climbing up the music charts and offering the strength to overcome bad break-ups. It may not directly speak to the gay community in general, but any community can adopt an anthem that speaks to a broken heart! Check out the video below!
JENNI RIVERA: ‘WARRIOR BUTTERFLY’
NEW BOOK BY LEILA COBO
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C.A. Press announces the release of Jenni Rivera: The Incredible Story of a Warrior Butterfly, a biography of the Mexican-American superstar tragically killed in a plane crash in Mexico on December 9, 2012. The book is written by Leila Cobo of Billboard Magazine, one of the country's leading experts in Latin music. Last week, Rivera was awarded six posthumous Billboard Latin Awards, including Artist of the Year.
"It is an honor to pay tribute to the musical career of Jenni Rivera, an artist I interviewed many times over the last 10 years, and for whom I have deep respect and admiration. I wrote this biography as a journalist and Latin music expert to mark her incredible musical career," said Cobo.
During her lifetime, Rivera rocked the Latin charts and sold an estimated 15 million records. She was the head of an international business empire, with a weekly radio program (Contacto directo con Jenni Rivera), her own reality television show (I Love Jenni, on Mun2/NBC), her own makeup and clothing lines, her own foundation, and a breakout role in a feature film (the critically acclaimed Filly Brown, which opened on April 26, 2013). The book is also a musical retrospective of Rivera's career, with a complete discography, Billboard charts, and exclusive interviews conducted by Cobo.
About Leila Cobo: Colombian television show host, novelist, pianist and Executive Director of Latin content and programming for Billboard, she is in charge of the brand's coverage of Latin music. She hosts Estudio Billboard, the acclaimed TV interview show that features top Latin artists performing in an intimate setting.
HEART ATTACK VIDEO
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The X Factor judge wants to give everyone a heart attack, ok, not really but the video falls short of actually inspiring anything new from what other artist have done in the past or are currently doing in their videos. The song is the kick off single to her new album DEMI available May 14.
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Gosling plays Luke, a side show caged motorcyclist, down on his luck and in need to turn his life around. He tries to do this by his want and need to assist in the care for his young son spawned from a fling with a groupie Romina (Eva Mendes). The fact that Romina was pregnant and gave birth to Luke's child was withheld from him until his circus passes again Romina's way. A nuclear happy family does not this coupling make for Romina lives with her mother and her now present boyfriend in his home sending Luke furthermore into his destined abyss of a life.
Luke falls prey to the rush of robbing banks to the point of self destruction of which finally sets his course to cross paths with Avery (Bradley Cooper) a rookie cop with wide eyed ideals in a department of corruption. Now, one would think this would be enough storyline to fill any movie but this is only the first third of Cianfrance's script, who along with fellow writers Ben Coccio and Darius Marder lead us further and farther down into the dark woods of society. The Place Beyond the Pines is like a relay race of a movie, the storyline following a runner for a while and then suddenly handing off the baton to the next set of characters in an ever twisting storyline of originality and ingenuity much like Hitchcock did with Psycho, keeping the viewer never knowing who the story will follow next. The trouble though is that in a relay race the runners run and in The Place Beyond the Pines the characters must not have heard the starting pistol go off for the story crawls along at a snails pace in what seemed a long 2h 20min running time.
There are many reasons to go into these woods though, from the incredibly beefed up and shirtless Gosling as he walks though the fairgrounds in one continuous shot, channeling Orson Welles along the way but the pace of this trip into the forest is just a bit too slow leaving the viewer just victims lost in the dark woods.