Star Trek Into Darkness
Part two of the rebooted Star Trek franchise is “a sleek, thrilling epic that’s also a triumphantly witty morality play,” said Entertainment Weekly. After starting out at odds, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) work together to combat the villain Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch).
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We Steal Secrets
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange doesn’t come across well in this “riveting” look at the secrets-leaking site founded by the former hacker, said The Philadelphia Inquirer. Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney directs our sympathy elsewhere, but the story he tells is both complicated and fascinating.
Tales of the City
(Acorn Media, $50)
This standout TV miniseries has been available before, but for the new 20th-anniversary set, some “immensely charming” commentary has been added, said Slate.com. Armistead Maupin’s tales about 1970s San Francisco are recalled fondly, and “it’s Maupin who steals the show.”
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