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For the Love of Spock (2016)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Adam Nimoy

Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, Mel Nimoy, Sybil Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams

Other notable appearances:
Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons, Jason Alexander, Catherine Hicks, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Prady

Running time:
111 minutes

 

For the Love of Spock is a documentary on Star Trek’s Spock, an homage to Leonard Nimoy and his career, and an exploration by his son of their relationship.

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Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Review by CJ

Star Trek Beyond

Director:
Justin Lin

Starring:
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella

Other notable appearances:
Deep Roy, Greg Grunberg

Running time:
120 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, The Avengers

 

Captain Kirk (Pine) and his crew are three years into their five year mission when they are ambushed. The Enterprise suffers devastating damage and most of her crew is taken hostage or killed. Kirk and a handful of crew members avoid capture and team up with Jaylah (Boutella) who has escaped from the clutches that now hold most of the Enterprise crew. Together they must stop new enemy Krall (Elba) from unleashing a weapon of mass destruction on the galaxy.

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The World’s End (2013)

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Director:
Edgar Wright

Starring:
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan

Other notable appearances:
Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy

Running time:
109 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Paul (2011)

 

Since high school ended, Gary King (Pegg) has quite literally been living the high life. During a rehabilitation session, he is made to realise that not finishing the Golden Mile pub crawl before leaving his hometown has left him missing something. With this realisation in tow, he rounds up his estranged friends Andy Knightley (Frost), Steven Prince (Considine), Peter Page (Marsan) and Oliver “O-Man” Chamberlain (Freeman) to once again attempt reaching The World’s End Tavern, the last of 12 pubs on the Golden Mile. During the pub crawl, they realise their home town has been overrun by robot impostors of the town’s residents. It falls on the five drunk friends and Oliver’s sister Sam (Pike) to save their hometown and, potentially, the world.

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