Tag Archives: J.J. Abrams


Happy Birthday To ‘The Cinematic Frontier’

That’s right!  My little film blog, The Cinematic Frontier, turns 1 today.  It has certainly evolved quite a bit in the last twelve months, and I am thankful to all who’ve followed me (96 and counting) as well as enjoyed … Continue reading


Tim Simonec On the Music of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Tim Simonec is an orchestrator and conductor (as well as occasional composer) who frequently works with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (their collaborations include the TV shows Alias and Lost, as well as movies such as The Incredibles, Sky High, The … Continue reading


Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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“Now, shall we begin,” says John Harrison. I’ve made it no secret that I’m a big Star Trek fan.  I own all the films on DVD (the 2-disc Special Collector’s Editions) as well as on Bu-ray, and I have the animated … Continue reading


A Discussion With Michael Giacchino

Composer Michael Giacchino recently sat down with the Soundworks Collection to discuss, among other things, his start in the music and film business, as well as his work with Pixar and his collaborations with J.J. Abrams and Brad Bird.  I’ve … Continue reading


Official Synopsis for ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

UPDATE 12/3: Teaser poster now included below! UPDATE 12/6: Teaser trailers now included below! One of the most anticipated films of 2013 for me is the new J.J. Abrams film Star Trek Into Darkness.  As a life-long Star Trek fan, … Continue reading


Cinematic Love Letters

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Now that it’s Fall, I’m looking forward to all the high-quality films that will grace cinema screens in time to qualify for awards season.  I’m also curious as to how 2012 will be remembered.  What theme will emerge to define … Continue reading