J.J. Abrams

Force Awakens Set Photos photo
... and he sure looks stunning in black
May the fourth be... NO! I will not do it, I will not say those words. Luckily, Vanity Fair will, and with them, they posted a handful of new set photos from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, revealing a few juicy details.  ... read feature

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Star Trek Into Greatness

The Star Trek films have a lot of lens flares


Yet not enough
Jan 23
According to these videos from editor Dylan Browne, there are quite a few lens flares in the first two Star Trek films. Around 1500 of them apparently. In other Star Trek news, Simon Pegg is co-writing the third film with Doug Jung (Dark Blue) with Justin Lin still signed on to direct. Only good can come of this, right?  Or at the very least, more lens flares!  [via /Film] read
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally names its characters


Dec 12
Although the first teaser trailer for The Force Awakens was the very definition of tease, people have been scrounging and speculating left and right over the ten shots featured. Well, now we're one step closer to figuring out... read
Star Wars Trailer photo
In a galaxy not so far away anymore
It's been a long time coming. When Disney bought out Lucasfilm two years ago and announced their plans for another Star Wars trilogy, we all went into some sort of nerd shock. Whether or not you're a fan of the films, you un... read feature

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Episode VII Trailer

UPDATE: Star Wars: The Force Awakens to debut trailer in select theaters Friday


Nov 24
UPDATE: There are 30 theaters showing the trailer according to StarWars.com (which we've listed below). Good luck! Original story follows. Surely the most anticipated trailer for the rest of the year is for Star Wars: Episode... read
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Superman bein' Superman

J.J. Abrams' Superman: Flyby would've been fantastic


...ly awful
Sep 01
Before J.J Abrams got a chance to direct your beloved childhood properties like Star Trek and Star Wars, he was just a guy Warner Bros drafted to work on a the canceled Superman project, Superman: Flyby back in 2002.  B... read
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J.J. Abrams teases Edgar Wright coming to Star Wars


And that's when every nerd on earth became aroused
Aug 19
Well here's a hell of a tease (not to mention what would be an awesome wedding). J.J. Abrams just tweeted this image of him and Edgar Wright holding hands hinting strongly that he's getting married to the man... or that Wrigh... read
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Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars: Episode VII has an X-Wing in it


Jul 22
There's not much to say about this. As part of the promotion for the UNICEF "Force for Change" campaign, J.J Abrams recorded a video in front of an X-Wing (technically a Headhunter, but every other site says "X-Wing" and I want to be popular). Sooooo enjoy. You can donate with Omaze to enter the contest for an advanced screening, too.  [via Omaze] read
Star Wars: Episode VII photo
Includes John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and more!
Pre-empting possible leaks, with shooting taking place in just a few weeks (and possibly in celebration of May the 4th), the Star Wars: Episode VII crew has announced the cast of the film. And given this huge cast of notable ... read feature

Star Wars: Episode VII photo
Star Wars: Episode VII

Star Wars VII script complete, Jesse Plemons in talks


Everything else is just a bunch of noise, apparently
Jan 20
There are a LOT of Star Wars: Episode VII rumors floating around. From script problems, to crazy actor castings, to story points and so on. We here at Flixist don't want to clog you guys with all of that mumbo jumbo, and will... read
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J.J. Abrams regrets keeping Khan in the Mystery Box


Duuuuuuuuuuuuh
Dec 03
In a recent interview with MTV News, J.J. Abrams talked about why he felt keeping the identity of Star Trek Into Darkness' villain a secret was a bad idea; something I realized as soon as Kirk punched Khan in the face and he ... read
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R2-D2 is back for Episode VII


What an incredible surprise
Nov 15
Now that Episode VII has a date and is moving ahead with production, the nerds of the world finally have a semi-reasonable excuse to pick apart every rumor and tease. Back when the movie was still in the planning stages, it w... read
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Rumor: Chiwetel Ejiofor for Star Wars Ep. VII?


Because we just don't have enough Star Wars casting rumors
Nov 04
Star Wars casting rumors are about as rampant as a bad case of the tribbles (SCI-IF UNIVERSE CROSS REFERENCE), but this one is both too good and too random to pass up. A The Times reporter walked into a interview w... read
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Star Trek Into Greatness

Rumor: Joe Cornish could direct Star Trek 3


This could be the best thing.
Nov 04
If this rumor turns out to be true in some fashion, allow me to title the next Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Greatness (or maybe Star Trek Into Something Less Full of Bologna?). According to the good folks at Deadline, since... read
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JJ sez Star Wars VII will be "emotional" and buzzword


Star Trekker to take on Wars with emotion
Sep 20
Our lord and savior JJ Abrams came out of the star-spangled closet to finally say some buzzwords about the Second Coming of Christ a.k.a Episode VII. The Into Darkness director said that he hopes that he will deliver an ... read
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Star Wars Episode VII shooting on 35mm, Dan Mindel is DP


Film stock? Scale models? Damn, kickin' it old school!
Aug 23
Yesterday at an industry event in Los Angeles, it was announced that J.J. Abrams will shoot Star Wars Episode VII on 35mm (Kodak film stock 5219) rather than going digital. Dan Mindel will be the film's cinematographer. Minde... read
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Strange(r) teaser from J.J. Abrams


It's definitely a... thing
Aug 19
So just watch the teaser (I think that's what it is) above for... well, we're not sure what for. J.J. Abrams, who loves to be secretive and do ARG stuff with his films, put this out supposedly teasing his production company'... read
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Star Trek 3 grabbing new writers


To boldly go where many other writers have gone before
Jul 23
Rumors are popping up that two new writers have been brought on for the next Star Trek film as Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof leave to go mess around with some other beloved franchise. Bad Robot, JJ Abrams production compan... read
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers in talks for Star Wars: Episode VII?


May 21
So far the actors who'll likely be in Star Wars: Episode VII are Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, all of whom would reprise their roles from the original trilogy. They're still in negotiations, as far as anyone ... read
Star Trek II Review photo
Set phasers to Cumberbatch
I thoroughly enjoyed the first Abrams Star Trek with all of its timeline meshing, cute references and lens flares. Into Darkness has been on my radar for a good while, and with Abrams now in the chair for Star ... read feature

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Two new posters for Star Trek Into Darkness


May 01
Two new posters have emerged for J.J. Abrams' next Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. One is a regular poster, and the other will only be available through purchase of an IMAX ticket to Into Darkness. The first poster ... read
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John Williams likely to score Episode VII


Apr 30
J.J. Abrams spoke at a press conference recently in Berlin for Star Trek Into Darkness. He was inevitably asked questions regarding his next project, Star Wars: Episode VII. While he guided questions away from the subject, he... read
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New Star Trek Into Darkness pics have guns and things


How'd we wind up in Black Hawk Down? This a holodeck thing?
Mar 26
Star Trek Into Darkness is just a few weeks away, and some new pics from the film have dropped. They feature everything that made the original Star Trek series great, like savage life-and-death gunfights filmed in war-torn Mo... read
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Mark Hamill sets us straight on Star Wars: Episode 7


There have been talks, but no one's signed on for anything yet
Feb 20
We've had so much Star Wars: Episode VII speculation going on lately about Harrison Ford returning to play Han Solo and Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher hopping back aboard as well. Now, we're getting the record set straight by ... read
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John Williams hoping for a return to Star Wars


Feb 18
Practically everyone who has ever been involved in Star Wars has been wondering if they will be involved in Star Wars: Episode VII. The most recent is now John Williams wondering what he might be doing. For those who don&rsqu... read
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Check out motion poster for Star Trek Into Darkness


Feb 18
Paramount has just released a new motion poster for Star Trek Into Darkness which basically combines the narration from the teaser trailer with the imagery in the teaser poster. While it isn't anything that we haven't seen or... read
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Flixistentialism 08 - Butt Fries


yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Feb 15
Oh boy. So on this episode ...we celebrate being single on Valentine's Day by getting drunk and talking movies. Also, Nick sings a sweet rendition of Sisqo's "The Thong Song. I'm a little drunk as I write this and I'm not quite sure what happened... so I appologize in advance. Rate us, suscribe us, love us.   read
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Flixistentialism 07 - Breast Milk


You made my day-aayyyyyyyyy
Feb 08
On this Lizbeth-less episode of Flixistentialism: Geoffrey discovers the dangers of breast milk, Nicholas is comically oblivious to someone who has a crush on him, and Dre slowly loses his patience/sanity. Plus, they discuss ... read
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Abrams: Half-Life or Portal movie in early planning


Feb 06
J.J. Abrams is now easily the most powerful person in all of nerdom. As if conquering science fiction isn't enough he took to the stage at DICE today with Gabe Newell and informed everyone that they're working on a game ... read
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UPDATE: Super Bowl TV spot for Star Trek Into Darkness


Tickets for early screenings on sale if you download the Star Trek App
Feb 05
[UPDATE: In addition to getting tix to early screenings of Star Trek Into Darkness, downloading the Star Trek App will also give users an exclusive look at an extended cut of this Super Bowl spot. A little more information a... read
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Here's a new Star Trek behind the scenes featurette


It's not very 'behind the scenes'
Jan 30
In the spirit of full disclosure I feel like I need to tell you guys that this featurette is kind of lame. It doesn't really show anything new, it's just J.J. Abrams and a few of the actors (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Z... read
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List of film propaganda broadcasting during Super Bowl


World speechless in awe of the Hollywood machine's restless rhetoric.
Jan 30
This Sunday, February 3rd, there will be many balls kicked in America's annual celebration of the Wounded Knee Massacre; the glorious Super Bowl. Paramount, Universal and Disney have all announced their plans to broadcas... read






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