Star Trek. *** ( 3 STARS) Before the rest of the summer-franchise blockbusters crowd it out of theaters, see this one on the big screen - not because the filmmaker, J.J. Abrams, is a great visual artist (far from it), but because, as a storyteller, he gives all the characters on the Starship Enterprise room to interact and breathe. This movie has team spirit - though, for my money, Simon Pegg's Scotty steals the show.
Opening next Friday
Goodbye Solo : (Roadside Attractions) On the roads of North Carolina, two men forge an unlikely friendship. With Souleymane Sy Savane and Red West.
Imagine That : (Paramount Pictures) A young girl's imaginary world could save her father's failing career. With Eddie Murphy and Thomas Haden Church.
The Taking Of Pelham 123 : (Columbia Pictures) A New York subway dispatcher must save a train car full of passengers from a band of armed hijackers. With Denzel Washington and John Travolta.
Release dates are subject to change.