An ice age or aging drunks? Those are just two of your choices for new movies hitting theaters this weekend. But we begin by boldly going beyond where Showtime has gone before.
Chris Pine as Captain Kirk: “My dad joined Starfleet because he believed in it. I joined on a dare.”
In “Star Trek Beyond,” the USS Enterprise is still boldly going where no man has gone before. The crew is in the middle of a five year journey and starts to wonder if they made the right choice to join the Federation. But, their questions are answered when an enemy sets out to destroy the Enterprise.
John Cho: “It starts with Kirk wondering what the meaning of being in Starfleet is. I think that you start the movie with a question mark instead of a statement. It’s an interesting journey.”
Another animated film hopes to hit a high note in “Ice Age: Collision Course.” Scrat’s hunt for the elusive acorn has him accidentally setting off a cosmic chain reaction that threatens the world.
You may want to watch “Lights Out” with the lights on. The horror film mixes unexplained events and a mysterious entity — with a fear of the dark.
Teresa Palmer: “I love a simple premise so a fear of the dark. That is such an instinctual primal thing that happens to all of us. I think all of us have been afraid of the dark at some point in our lives.”
It’s all about drunken fun and hide and seek in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.” Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley try to be Kate Moss’ BFF, but go on the lam — after accidentally pushing her into the River Thames.
Jennifer Saunders: “She wants to be the coolest person, and to be the coolest person, is to be near Kate, and for Kate to be her friend.”
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