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-The Biblical Origins of : “Live Long and Prosper”?

Leonard Nimoy passed away this week and on Facebook I literally read dozens of references to his famous saying in the Star Trek series and movies: “Live Long and Prosper” View the video above where Leonard Nimoy talks origins of Spock’s famous greeting as having its origin in a Jewish Cohen blessing over a congregation. […]

-Book of Eli (R)

Theater release: January 15, 2010 by Warner Bros. Pictures; Directed by: The Hughes Brothers; Runtime: 1 hour 58 minutes; Cast: Denzel Washington (Eli), Gary Oldman (Carnegie), Mila Kunis (Solara), Ray Stevenson (Redridge), Jennifer Beals (Claudia), Michael Gambon (George). A post-apocalyptic tale that immediately reminds one of the old Mad Max flicks, the violence in particular. […]

-Planet 51 (PG)

(Image via Wikipedia) Genre: Animated, Comedy; Theater release: November 20, 2009 by TriStar/Sony Pictures; Directed by: Jorge Blanco; Runtime: 1 hour 31 minutes; Cast: Justin Long (Lem), Dwayne Johnson (Captain Charles T. Baker), Seann William Scott (Skiff), Jessica Biel (Neera), Gary Oldman (General Grawl), John Cleese (Professor Kipple). An alien from space lands on the […]

-Surrogates (PG13)

Theater release: September 25, 2009 by Touchstone Pictures; Directed by: Jonathan Mostow; Runtime: 1 hour 28 minutes; Cast: Bruce Willis (John Greer), Rosamund Pike (Maggie Greer), Radha Mitchell (Jennifer Peters), Ving Rhames (Zaire Powell), Boris Kodjoe (Anthony Stone), James Cromwell (Dr. Lionel Canter), Devin Ratray (Bobby Saunders), Jack Noseworthy (Miles Strickland) The movie presents a […]

-District 9 (R)

Theater release: August 14, 2009 by Sony Pictures; Directed by: Neill Blomkamp; Cast: Sharlto Copley (Wikus Van De Merwe), Vanessa Haywood (Tania Van De Merwe) This is definitely not a movie for children, the violence is far too graphic. The movie starts out like a TV documentary exploring a refugee village where nearly 2 million […]

-Star Trek (PG-13)

Theater release: May 07, 2009 by Paramount Pictures; Directed by: J.J. Abrams; Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes; Cast: Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime), Karl Urban (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy), Zoe Saldana (Nyota Uhura), Simon Pegg (Montgomery Scott), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov) An incredible ‘reboot’ […]

-Watchmen (R)

Theater release: March 06, 2009, Directed by: Zack Snyder, Runtime: 2 hours 42 minutes Cast: Jackie Earle Haley (Walter Kovacs/Rorschach), Patrick Wilson (Dan Dreiberg/Nite-Owl), Malin Akerman (Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre), Matthew Goode (Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias), Billy Crudup (Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Edward Blake/The Comedian). WARNING: This is not a family-friendly film. The ‘R’ rating doesn’t […]

-20 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows?

I found this over at The Journeyman’s Files, Entertainment Weekly has published a list of the: 20 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows: 1. TWILIGHT ZONE (1959-1964) 2. STAR TREK (1966-1969) 3. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2003-) 4. THE X-FILES (1993-2002) 5. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987-1994 6. LOST (2004-) 7. FIREFLY (2002) 8. QUANTUM LEAP (1989-1993) 9. […]

-The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Warner Brothers Pictures, July 18, 2008, Directed by: Christopher Nolan, 152 minutes, Cast: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Heath Ledger (The Joker), Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent), Gary Oldman (Lt. James Gordon), Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel Dawes). This is not only the major blockbuster of the year, but is probably going to become the […]

-Transformers (PG-13)

Paramount and Universal pictures, July 2007, Directed by Michael Bay, 144 minutes. Cast: Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky), Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes), Josh Duhamel (Sergeant Lennox), Tyrese Gibson (Sergeant Epps), Jon Voight (Secretary of Defense John Keller), John Turturro (Agent Simmons) This is one of those movies which are perfect for a father and son or […]