Tag Archives: J.J. Abrams

“For the Love of Spock”

There are millions of people throughout the world who are fans of one or more of the various incarnations of creator Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek universe. Populating that universe are a myriad of different characters that have appeared on the … Continue reading

Posted in Leonard Nimoy, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”

“Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” begins in the same manner as the six films that have preceded it in the series, with the opening line, “A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….” followed by … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Alfonso Cuarón – A History Making Director”

A month ago yesterday, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, took place. When Alfonso Cuarón took the stage to accept his Oscar for Best Director, for the film “Gravity,” the evening … Continue reading

Posted in Alfonso Cuarón | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

“Ian McDiarmid – The Emperor in Star Wars & A Life Long Lover of Theater”

The year was 1982, and actor Ian McDiarmid was portraying Harry Hackamore, in award winning playwright Sam Shepard’s “Seduced.” The character was modeled after reclusive billionaire, and aviation innovator, Howard Hughes. McDiarmid, who was born on August 11, 1944, in … Continue reading

Posted in Ian McDiarmid | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

“Abrams’ and Spielberg’s Super 8 Hits Its Mark”

Welcome back readers of Robbins Realm. I hope you all had a very pleasant and enjoyable 4th of July weekend. My family moved to the Oyster Bay, East Norwich section of Long Island in the late 1970s, when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Movies | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments