Tag: Chris Pine

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted May 25, 2013

This review is not going to be fair. I just want to be clear about that upfront. And it’s not because Into Darkness wasn’t good; it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be.

I wanted it to be surprising and inventive. I wanted it to be smarter than I am and the dialog to be more clever than I am.

Event Horizon: Teen Angst and Awards Shows

Event Horizon: Teen Angst and Awards Shows

Posted February 17, 2012

I know, since this is only the second Event Horizon of the year you have to be wondering if it’s suddenly become a monthly feature rather than a weekly feature. Well, life has been busy. And the news hasn’t been that interesting. And I’m not one to post just for the sake of posting so… You’ll probably argue that the news has been terribly interesting. The Golden Globes happened and Chuck ended and really we’re in the middle of the awards season (not that anyone outside of Hollywood cares all that much about the SAG awards and the PGA awards […]

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Posted November 13, 2010

In some ways Unstoppable is a simple movie – simple plot, handful of characters in a few locations. But a movie doesn’t have to be vast or complicated to be good. You know what they say

Chris Pine Hits Hollywood at Warp Speed

Posted November 1, 2010

Big action stars and leading men aren’t born they’re made. For Chris Pine, who broke out in last summer’s Star Trek and returns in November’s Unstoppable, that meant careful preparation, physical toil, and constant psychoanalysis. Now comes the payoff. Chris Pine is covered in blood, waving a pistol, locking lips with a teenage girl in Ani DiFranco groupie gear: cargo pants, tank top, boyish haircut. He and his young accomplice have just killed some bumbling Irish terrorists together, and now they’re celebrating, kissing madly as Pine rubs a cat’s oozing corpse all over her writhing back. This is how Pine […]

Star Trek

Star Trek

Posted May 10, 2009

I saw Star Trek this weekend. Loved it. I actually haven’t liked a movie that much in a long time. I just walked out of it feeling happy and whole and refreshed. Probably didn’t hurt that I