Star Trek (2009)

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127 min  –  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi  –  8 May 2009 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 8.0/10 from 342,110 users  

Metascore: 83/100

Director: J.J. Abrams

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman

Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 50 nominations.

Plot Summary

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father’s legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

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  • Chris Pine – Kirk
  • Zachary Quinto –  Mr. Spock
  • Leonard Nimoy – Spock Prime
  • Eric Bana – Nero
  • Bruce Greenwood – Pike
  • Karl Urban – Bones
  • Zoe Saldana – Uhura
  • Simon Pegg – Scotty
  • John Cho – Sulu
  • Anton Yelchin – Chekov
  • Ben Cross – Sarek
  • Winona Ryder – Amanda Grayson


When the Romulan mining ship Narada attacks the Federation starship USS Kelvin, Lieutenant George Kirk substitutes his captain, who is going to meet the Romulan Captain Nero in his vessel to negotiate a ceasefire, in the command of the Kelvin. He orders the evacuation of the damaged starship, including his wife who is in labor while delivering their son James Tiberius Kirk in the hospital shuttlecraft, George Kirk crashes the Kelvin against the Narada.

The reckless and troublemaker Kirk grows up and when he meets Captain Christopher Pike in a bar fight, he is invited to join Starfleet. Meanwhile in Vulcan, the outcast Spock grows-up discriminated against for his half-human condition. They meet each other in Starfleet Academy, wherein Spock accuses Kirk of lack of ethics, cheating a test of command. The trial is suspended with the information that Vulcan is under attack, sending Federation starships to Vulcan, including the recently commissioned USS Enterprise. Kirk, who is a stowaway, foresees an alien attack and advises Captain Pike; however, the Enterprise is damaged and when Captain Pike travels to meet Captain Nero, Spock has command and a serious friction with Kirk after the destruction of Vulcan. Kirk is accused of mutiny and stranded on the desert planet Delta Vega.

Out of the blue, he is saved from an attack of an alien animal by old Spock who explains to Kirk that Captain Nero blames Spock and the Federation for the destruction of his home planet Romulus by a supernova. Spock explains that he had failed in the creation of a black hole with red matter to consume the supernova and Nero is seeking revenge. Now Kirk has to find a way to save Earth, the next destination of the Narada.

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The Guns of Navarone (1961)

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158 min  –  Action | Adventure | Drama  –  22 June 1961 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10 from 26,067 users

Awards:  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations

Director: J. Lee Thompson

Writers: Alistair MacLean (novel), Carl Foreman (Screenplay)

Plot Summary

A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.

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Defiance (2008)


137 min   –  Action | Drama | History  –   16 January 2009 (USA)

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10 from 82,112 users  

Metascore:  58/100

Director: Edward Zwick

Writers: Clayton Frohman (screenplay), Edward Zwick (screenplay)

Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.

Plot Summary

This is the true story of Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

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