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Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Disney film, “A Wrinkle In Time.”

The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, André Holland, Rowan Blanchard with Zach Galifianakis and Chris Pine and introduces Storm Reid.

What do you think?

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This is just a rumor and Lucasfilm has denied this, but rumors are swirling that J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek”) will drop out of “Star Wars Episode VII” to film “Star Trek 3”. Zachary Quinto recently said he could see Abrams directing the next Trek film and Abrams has always said being a huge Star Wars fan meant he was worried about the directing gig.

If this is true, is this a good or bad development for Star Wars?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

J.J. Abrams is back with the highly anticipated sequel “Star Trek Into Darkness” starring Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and more. Does this one live up to the hype? Or do we have the first major misfire of the summer?

The Good

For those of you who enjoyed 2009’s “Star Trek”, “Star Trek Into Darkness” is bigger and better. From the opening to moments to the end, the film is filled with some great action scenes, of course, great special effects and some surprisingly effective emotional moments. Kirk and Spock’s relationship takes center stage in this film and it works really well. Of course, the humor is back but the biggest improvement for the sequel is Cumberbatch. Eric Bana just didn’t make a very interesting or menacing villain in the first Trek. That’s not the case here with Cumberbatch playing a cold, calculated and brilliant villain. The story is also very engaging and, at parts, very emotional, which is always a nice surprise for a summer blockbuster. And there’s a few reveals here that will please fans, but is accessible enough for non Trekkies.

The Bad

“Star Trek Into Darkness” may be one of my favorite Trek films, but it’s not without its flaws. The first is the story, while emotional and engaging, doesn’t really break any new ground. There a few surprises here and there, but for the most part fairly predictable. That’s not a huge deal, but part of what makes Star Trek so great to many fans is its willingness to try new things. I didn’t see anything new here. I also didn’t care for Alice Eve’s character. I understand why she was in the film, I just didn’t think she added much to the film emotionally, or was that important to be frank.

The Final Word 

It’s still really early, but “Star Trek Into Darkness” is my favorite film of the summer so far. It’s exciting, emotional and a lot of fun. It may not go where no movie has gone before, but it’s still an enjoyable film.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

It would seem the timing would be perfect. Other shows like”Veronica Mars” have done Kickstarter. Places like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon are putting out original content and Star Trek is as popular as ever thanks to “Star Trek Into Darkness” and J.J. Abrams. So now Trek writer Rob Bolivar and Doug Drexler  are launching a campaign to get a fifth season of “Star Trek: Enterprise” off the ground. More details can be found here.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Don’t worry it’s good news. J.J.Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” is moving its release up one day from Friday, May 17 to Thursday, May 16. The film is also having Wednesday night previews at select cities. The anticipated sequel stars Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Good news for “Black Panther” fans. Earlier this year Morris Chestnut hinted that he was in the running for “Black Panther”. Now a new name has emerged. Chadwick Boseman, star of “42”, the baseball film about Jackie Robinson, which is proving to be very successful at the box office, is reportedly on the short list land the role. It wouldn’t be as surprising as you think. Marvel took a gamble on Robert Downey Jr. for “Iron Man”, cast Chris Hemsworth as “Thor”  when all he was known for was being Kirk’s dad on “Star Trek” and cast Chris Pratt from “Parks and Recreation” in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The fact that they are considering actors is very good news for fans.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

I think we all assumed when Disney announced J.J. Abrams was directing ‘Star Wars Episode VII” that “Star Trek Into Darkness” would be the end of his Star Trek films. But in an interview with Playboy, Abrams didn’t completely dismiss the idea that he could return for a third Trek film. And with the release of Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”. he’s not shooting down the long talked about “Cloverfield” sequel either. You can read the full interview here!

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

I can’t wait for this one. Here’s the final trailer for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek Into Darkness”.

The anticipated sequel stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

In a very short amount of time, Zoe Saldana has had quite the run. Her roles in “Star Trek” and the upcoming ‘Star Trek Into Darkness” is making her a household name. She starred in a little film called “Avatar” from James Cameron. Despite some missteps, I’m looking at you “Colombiana”, “The Words” and the vastly underrated “The Losers”, she’s been able to keep her hot streak going. Now she joins Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. She’ll play Gamora, a sword wielding green humanoid. James Gunn is helming the big budget adaptation.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

This film is very much now on my radar screen. William H. Macy (“Fargo”) is making his directorial debut with “Rudderless”, which is a musical drama. Here’s a synopsis from Comingsoon.net: When a grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his deceased son’s original music, he forms a band, hoping to find peace in the wake of his tragic loss.

This sounds like it could be very emotional. He’s joined by Billy Crudup (“Big Fish”, “Watchmen”), Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”), Selena Gomez (“Spring Breakers”), Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”) and Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”).

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.