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At  last,  it’s  finally  here!!!  THE  MOVIE  CATEGORY!!!!!!!

CAST:  Chris  Pine,  Zachary  Quinto,  Karl  Urban,  Zoe  Saldana,  Simon  Pegg,  John  Cho,  Anton  Yelchin,  Bruce  Greenwood,  Alice  Eve,  Peter  Weller  and  Benedict  Cumberbatch.

THE  PLOT:  The  crew of  the  U.S.S.  Enterprise  is  summoned  home  when  one  of  their  own  officers  murders  Admiral  Christopher  Pike  (Bruce  Greenwood)  and  half  of  the  fleet.  An  enraged  Captain  James  Tiberius  Kirk  (Chris  Pine)  alongside   new  crew member  Doctor  Carol  Marcus  (Alice  Eve/Entourage,  She’s  Out  Of  My  League),  wages  war  against  this  destructive  force  as  the  futures  of  Earth,  Starfleet,  the  universe  and  everyone  aboard  the  Enterprise  hang  in  the  balance.

Out  of  respect  for  those  who  haven’t  seen  the  movie  yet,  I  won’t  give  a  lot  of  it  away.

I  saw  this  movie  last  Saturday, and  it  was  great!  This  movie  continued  to   show  wonderful  the  Star  Trek  franchise  is.  Benedict  Cumberbatch  (Sherlock,  War  Horse,  The  Hobbit:  An  Unexpected  Journey)  did  a  wonderful,  and  frightening  job  as  the  villain  much  like  Eric  Bana  did  as  Nero  in 2009’s  prequel.  Earlier  this  week,  Director  J.J.  Abrams  appeared  on  Conan,  and  as  he  talked  about  the  movie,  he  mentioned  that  there  were  some  people  who  complained  about  one  scene  where  Captain  Kirk  sees  Doctor  Carol  Marcus  in  her  lingerie.  He  defended  it  by  saying  that’s   Captain  Kirk  (What  did  anyone  expect?).  One  of  the  movie’s  surprises  was  the  appearance  of  Peter  Weller  (Robocop,  The  Adventures  of  Buckaroo  Banzai  Across  the  8th  Dimension,  Naked  Lunch,  Screamers)!

The  movie,  much  like  the  prequel,  continues  to  pay  tribute  to  the  many  past  moments  of  the  franchise.  And  with  that,  GO  SEE  THIS  MOVIE!!!  You’ll  be  glad  you  did!!!

Star  Trek  Into  Darkness  is  rated  PG-13.

 

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Earlier  this  month,  I  attended  The  2013  Washington  Auto  Show  at  the  Walter  E.  Washington  Convention  Center  in  Washington,  D.C.  There  were  some  great  automobiles  that  caught  my  eye,  and  some  that  didn’t.  I  also  wondered  why  Mitsubishi  and  Saab  weren’t  there,  and  I  also  wondered why  Porsche  wasn’t  there  (since  2009).  But,  here  are  a  few  photos  of  what  I  saw:

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Looks  like  Lexus  took  a  page  from  The  Fast  and  The  Furious.  Either  that  or  they  wanted  their  own  version  of  the  Nissan  GT-R.

That,  and  here’s  the  GT-R:

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In  honor  of  Mattel  Toys  celebrating  the  45th  Anniversary  of  their  beloved  Hot  Wheels  franchise,  they  partnered  up  with  Chevrolet  to  brand  the  Hot  Wheels  logo  on  the  Camaro.  Here’s  the  result  of  that  partnership:

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As  they  say  in  the  Hot  Wheels  commercials  of  today:  HOT  WHEELS!  LEADING  THE  WAY!  BEAT  THAT!

And  here’s  one  from  Lotus:

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And  now, as  a  gift  for  all  of  you,  a  gallery of  this  year’s  auto  show. Enjoy!!!