|As an Actor||Supporting||9||$1,143,177,340||$1,146,891,310||$2,290,068,650|
|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$362,807,145||$33,815,822||$396,622,967|
|Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 9 films, with $2,290,068,650 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #547)|
|Best-Known Acting Roles: Sentinel Prime (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Spock Prime (Star Trek), Kashekim Nedakh, King of Atlantis (Atlantis: The Lost Empire), The Zarn (Land of the Lost), Captain Spock (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 3 Men and a Baby (Director), Holy Matrimony (Director), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Director), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (Director), Funny About Love (Director)|
|Most productive collaborators: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel|
|Born: March 26th, 1931|
|Died: February 27th, 2015|
December 5th, 2016
There are a few releases on this week’s list that are worth picking up. The Secret Life of Pets is by far the biggest release of the week. That said, Don’t Think Twice is the best and the Blu-ray is our Pick of the Week.
October 31st, 2016
Long time readers don’t need me to explain how much I love Star Trek in all of its incarnations. ... Okay, most of its incarnations. I haven’t been a fan of the first two installments in the reboot franchise. The third film, Star Trek Beyond, was the weakest of them at the box office. Is it also the weakest of the three in quality? Or was the third the charmed?
September 9th, 2016
The week’s list is flooded with documentaries on all number of subjects. Of these, For the Love of Spock is the only I’m most interested in seeing and the critics are with me on that one. However, it is not the most likely film when it comes to box office success. I would have to give that to Other People, although being on Video on Demand might stop it from being seen in theaters.
June 12th, 2016
I've never done a full featured review of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, although I have reviewed it as part of a couple of box sets in the past. It is widely considered the best film in the franchise and I absolutely agree with that assessment. Last week, the Director's Cut came out on Blu-ray for the first time individually. I assume most fans of the franchise already own this film on DVD, and Blu-ray, and if they are like me, on VHS as well. So the question isn't, "Is this a movie worth owning." It's, "Is it worth buying for the fifth or sixth time?"
March 16th, 2015
The latest home market release for Star Trek: The Original Series is a two-disc DVD... DVD? You would think there would at least be a Blu-ray option. What episodes are on this two-disc DVD? And is the DVD worth the asking price?
January 20th, 2014
The home market picks up steam this week, sort of. We are starting to get some of the Awards Season hopefuls coming out, which is great news for fans of great movies. However, there's not a lot of depth to go with the award-worthy movies. The two films that were the main contenders for Pick of the Week were Captain Phillips on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack and In a World... on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close decision, but in the end, I went with In a World...
November 20th, 2013
There are some good releases this week, but it is also a shallow week. If you look at Amazon.com's list of new releases, by the third or fourth page, you will find more filler than releases worth talking about. On the other hand, there are a number of late releases that finally arrived and I was able to get done. There are a number of contenders for Pick of the Week this week, including Doctor Who Story 29: The Tenth Planet, which is a must have for all Whovians. Kinky Boots is a very fun movie and you can't beat the price of the DVD. On the other hand, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray releases for Season Five and Unification are expensive, but worth it for fans. In the end, I went with The World's End on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week.
November 17th, 2013
This is the third two-part episode from Star Trek: The Next Generation to be released as a stand-alone Blu-ray, but it is not a season finale. Those made sense to release, because it is in someways unfair to make someone wait to finish a two-part episode when the show has been off air for a couple decades. But both parts Unification are coming out on Blu-ray the same day on the Season Five Blu-ray. So is it really worth it to buy it separately?
September 10th, 2013
Star Trek: The Original Series started nearly 50 years ago, while this week the latest movie, Into Darkness, comes out on the home market this week. To celebrate, a single-disc Blu-ray, Origins, comes out. So what episodes are found on the Blu-ray? And is it worth picking up?
April 22nd, 2013
Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for seven seasons and while the first two seasons were mixed, season three is widely regarded at the beginning of the classic period. Is this true? Or is it only good when compared to the first two seasons?
December 8th, 2012
For a long time, Gunsmoke was the longest running narrative show in American TV history (as opposed to news shows or sports shows). It has been a while since I reviewed the show, but in four years, only a few seasons have come out. It's going to take forever to get this series finished. Is it worth the wait for fans? Will those who are too young to have seen the show growing up get into it?
|9/9/2016||For the Love of Spock||Himself||$80,141||$0||$80,141|
|8/22/2014||To Be Takei||Himself||$51,481||$0||$51,481|
|6/29/2011||Transformers: Dark of the Moon||Sentinel Prime||$352,390,543||$771,400,000||$1,123,790,543|
|6/5/2009||Land of the Lost||The Zarn||$49,438,370||$20,110,271||$69,548,641|
|5/8/2009||Star Trek||Spock Prime||$257,730,019||$127,950,427||$385,680,446|
|6/8/2001||Atlantis: The Lost Empire||Kashekim Nedakh, King of Atlantis||$84,052,762||$101,996,258||$186,049,020|
|3/24/2000||Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists||Akron/Baraka||$5,000||$0||$5,000|
|11/23/1994||The Pagemaster||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde||$12,039,526||$0||$12,039,526|
|12/6/1991||Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country||Captain Spock||$74,888,996||$22,011,004||$96,900,000|
|6/9/1989||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier||Captain Spock||$52,210,049||$17,989,951||$70,200,000|
|11/26/1986||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||Captain Spock||$109,713,132||$23,286,868||$133,000,000|
|8/8/1986||The Transformers: The Movie||Galvatron||$5,849,647||$0||$5,849,647|
|6/1/1984||Star Trek III: The Search for Spock||Captain Spock||$76,471,046||$10,528,954||$87,000,000|
|6/4/1982||Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan||Captain Spock||$78,912,963||$16,887,037||$95,800,000|
|12/7/1979||Star Trek: The Motion Picture||Commander Spock||$82,258,456||$56,741,544||$139,000,000|
|12/22/1978||Invasion of the Body Snatchers||Dr. David Kibner||$24,946,533||$0||$24,946,533|
|9/21/1990||Funny About Love||Director||$8,128,773||$0||$8,128,773|
|11/25/1987||3 Men and a Baby||Director||$167,780,960||$0||$167,780,960|
|11/26/1986||Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home||Director||$109,713,132||$23,286,868||$133,000,000|
|6/1/1984||Star Trek III: The Search for S…||Director||$76,471,046||$10,528,954||$87,000,000|