Cymbeline Trailer Combines The Bard With Bikers And Bullets

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Shakespeare is the best writer who ever lived. His words carry such beauty, brutality, humour and psychosis that we’ve seen a number attempts to update the context of his stories, with varying degrees of success. Here’s a trailer for new version of the lesser-known Cymbeline from director¬†Michael Almereyda, who you may remember from his version of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke in 2000. Take a look.

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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

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So, time to talk about another of my most anticipated films. I am a life long Star Trek fan. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. When I was a kid I watched The Original Series. When it debuted on TV I watched Every episode of Next Generaion, Deep Space Nine and even Voyager despite all it’s problems. Enterprise, I am of the opinion, got cancelled just when it had gotten really good. I’ve seen every movie multiple times and, perhaps most relevant to what I am about to say, I really liked JJ Abrams 2009 reboot of the franchise.

Yes, it has problems. Hell, the whole plot falls apart if you pay more than a cursory amount of attention to the details, but it has that certain extra je ne said quo is that makes me forget all this as I watch it. Despite it’s ridiculousness it sucks me in and I enjoy it every time.

Naturally I was excited for a sequel and today we got one. So how is it? It’s… well it’s something.

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Trailer: Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser #2

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Were you worried that the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness would be light on action? Then check this out:

First off, yes, I know I’m a few days late posting this. Second off, this looks like it’s going to continue in the same action packed vein as 2009s Star Trek, which I am looking forward to.

There’s an argument to be made that it’s not “real Star Trek” but you know what? 2009’s Star Trek was fun. End of story. Also, this one has Benedict Cumberbatch being a total bad ass and it looks like this one is the “Captain’s Character Development” episode.

If I have a worry it’s that –whether or not Cumberbatch is Khan or not– this one will basically be Wrath of Khan all over again. That can really work (see: First Contact) but it can also really not work when there’s no existing context (see: Nemesis).

Either way, I just have one more question:

IS IT 17TH MAY YET?