Lin-Manuel Miranda conceived, wrote and stars in this breakthrough masterpiece, cementing his place as one of the most miraculous creative minds of our time. Like Alexander Hamilton, Miranda is a powerful reminder that greatness comes from unlikely places. His Puerto Rican parents’ collection of Broadway-musical records was as strong an influence during his New York City upbringing as the hip-hop he would come to love. There is no recipe for genius, but one can see the disparate elements that Miranda has miraculously seized and synthesized, embraced and celebrated, to create something profoundly moving and wholly original. He has redefined the musical and made us see anew the origins of the remarkable experiment called democracy.
Knowing the man, experiencing his exuberance and dazzle up close, is as delightful as the show itself. His wit would be intimidating if not for his natural and infectious charm. Somehow he is as generous, collaborative and lovable as he is innovative and brilliant. He and his wife of five years Vanessa Nadal (a scientist and lawyer—yes, scientist and lawyer) have a 1-year-old son. In other words, this young man is still in his first act. It’s thrilling to consider how lucky we are to be in his audience, anticipating his next concoction, with his Hamilton’s promise echoing in our heads: “And there’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait … Just you wait.”
‘Jabba Flow,’ the new ‘Cantina song’ from The Force Awakens, is now up on iTunes. (And presumably other digital music venues as well.) This is the first time the song by Shag Kava (aka Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams) has been available outside of the film itself.
Star Trek Beyond will be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3DCombo Packs on November 1, 2016. It will also hit Digital HD a month earlier on October 4th.
Blu-ray bonus content will include:
Deleted Scenes - Go Beyond the final cut of the movie with scenes you didn’t see in theaters.
Beyond the Darkness - Meet visionary producer J.J. Abrams, director Justin Lin and co-writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung as they discuss the inspiration for the Star Trek Beyond storyline and how it came to life.
Enterprise Takedown - Experience edge-of-your-seat action and see how a shocking attack destroys the USS Enterprise.
Divided and Conquered - Learn how filmmakers pushed the boundaries in Star Trek Beyond by forcing the Enterprise crew into their most challenging situations yet.
A Warped Sense of Revenge - Meet Star Trek’s newest villain, Krall, as actor Idris Elba reveals the backstory behind his character’s terrifying ambitions.
Trekking in the Desert - Go on set to Dubai and discover how its futuristic architecture became the foundation for the most innovative Starbase yet.
Exploring Strange New Worlds - Tour the incredible production sets of Star Trek Beyond with director Justin Lin.
New Life, New Civilizations - See how special effects designers met the challenge to create an unprecedented 50 new alien species for the film to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary.
To Live Long and Prosper - Journey through the past 50 years of Star Trek with J.J. Abrams and the cast as they reflect on the evolution of this iconic sci-fi series.
For Leonard and Anton - Watch a touching tribute to the legendary Leonard Nimoy and beloved crew member Anton Yelchin.
Gag Reel - Join in on the fun with this hilarious gag reel of on-set bloopers.
Countdown to New Year’s…Year in Review: Hamilton Pt. 5
1. #Force4Ham - J.J. Abrams on working with LMM on Cantina music for The Force Awakens (November 30, 2015) // 2. Hamilton Cast at Broadway Opening Night After Party(August 6, 2015) // 3. Hamilton OBC Nominated for a Grammy(December 7, 2015) // 4. The Simpson’s tribute to Paris via Hamilton (November 22, 2015)
Justin Lin is Hollywood’s Racer X: a spectacularly skilled wheelman with a perplexingly low profile that belies his blistering box office track record. After making his name with the indie hit Better Luck Tomorrow, he supercharged the moribund Fast & Furious brand into cinema’s most inclusive, multibillion-dollar global franchise.
When J.J. Abrams asked Lin to pitch him something bold for Star Trek Beyond, he told Abrams he wanted to destroy the Enterprise.