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Old April 28 2009, 02:48 AM   #436
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I imagine Ebert will like it; he'll just have to give it a mildly befuddled review that starts off something like:

"I have to confess that I've had a difficult time with Star Trek movies in the last decade or so. It's as if every time it looks like someone might say something interesting, a buzzer or an alarm goes off somewhere in another room and the actors have to rise stiffly from their chairs and stride purposefully out of frame. There's a lot of striding purposefully in old Star Trek, except for the lead who's - oddly - expected to sit throughout a lot of the film.

"There's less sitting in 'Star Trek (absent the heretofore de rigeur subtitle)' and that's something different right away."
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Old April 28 2009, 02:55 AM   #437
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^

Did you make that up, or is it adapted from something he wrote?
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Old April 28 2009, 03:05 AM   #438
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^

Did you make that up, or is it adapted from something he wrote?
It just sounded to me like something he'd write - he did some dark muttering about how stolid the whole thing had become in either "Nemesis" or "Insurrection" that I just adored. He's my favorite reviewer, by a mile.
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Old April 28 2009, 03:07 AM   #439
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I drove an hour to DC tonight to see an advanced screening after winning some tickets, only to be turned away when I got there due to overbooking. Needless to say, I'm pretty annoyed. I think it would've been fun to see it with a bunch of Trek fans.
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Old April 28 2009, 03:08 AM   #440
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It just sounded to me like something he'd write
It seriously does. Which is why I asked--if you hadn't clued me in, I'd have thought he really had written it.
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Old April 28 2009, 03:10 AM   #441
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I drove an hour to DC tonight to see an advanced screening after winning some tickets, only to be turned away when I got there due to overbooking. Needless to say, I'm pretty annoyed. I think it would've been fun to see it with a bunch of Trek fans.
That sucks Spot - you have my sympathies..
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Old April 28 2009, 03:12 AM   #442
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My favorite part of his "Nemesis" review:

I've also had it with the force shield that protects the Enterprise. The power on this thing is always going down. In movie after movie after movie I have to sit through sequences during which the captain is tersely informed that the front shield is down to 60 percent, or the back shield is down to 10 percent, or the side shield is leaking energy, and the captain tersely orders that power be shifted from the back to the sides or all put in the front, or whatever, and I'm thinking, life is too short to sit through 10 movies in which the power is shifted around on these shields.
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Old April 28 2009, 11:01 AM   #443
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^^ Oh my yes, Roger Ebert! The whole "Shields down to 48%" thing became such an overused line especially on VGR and patently ridiculous in ENT when their "hull plating" was down so-and-so many percent. But then again, maybe I misunderstood what hull plating was or did... Oh well...
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Old April 28 2009, 03:29 PM   #444
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^you didn't
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Old May 1 2009, 02:22 AM   #445
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Just heard on the radio KNX 1070 in Los Angeles, Star Trek premiere is causing major traffic delays in the Hollywood area. The streets are closed on Hollywood Blvd between La Brea and Highland Ave.
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Old May 1 2009, 02:23 AM   #446
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Wow.
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Old May 1 2009, 03:30 AM   #447
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I actually heard a blurb on the 10:00 pm ABC Radio News talking about the film opening next week. It didn't mention the premiere, but it was very optimistic and enthusiastic and played brief snippets of audio from the film, including a bit from Chris Pine...
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Old May 1 2009, 05:50 AM   #448
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Re: Advance screening/World Premiere discussions [the NO-SPOILERS vers

I better order my tickets tomorrow. Fandango didn't have them for any theaters near me, so I better call our local Danbarry in the morning, or I may not get in to see the movie opening night!


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Old May 1 2009, 08:03 PM   #449
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http://boxoffice.com/reviews/2009/04/star-trek.php

I didn't catch this. 4/5 Stars
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Old May 1 2009, 08:12 PM   #450
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Who is Devin Faraci?
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