Tag: JJ Abrams

Trailer Time - Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol

Tom Cruise.  Sawyer.  JJ Abrams producing.  Brad Bird (The Incredibles) making his live action debut.  The follow-up to my favorite movie of all time (M:I-3).  In two words, hell yes.  Enjoy this new teaser trailer.  See you in theaters on December 14!

Movie Review - Super 8 (****1/2 out of 5)

SUPER 8.  111 mins.  PG-13.  Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams. Shrouded in secrecy and hugely anticipated by anyone who cares anything about movies, the new J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg collaboration, Super 8, delivers summer entertainment thrills in ways moviegoers haven’t seen in decades.  Super 8 evokes waves of nostalgia for the films you enjoyed as... Read more »

Super 8 Week: Initial Impressions and Other Blurbs

I finally got to see Super 8 last night.  Expectations were sky high, as I’m sure you all could have guessed.  I’ll post my full review this weekend, but the early verdict?  I loved it.  Super 8 is a great movie, awesome even.  It is (mostly) everything I thought it would be: a loving homage... Read more »

Super 8 Week: The 7 Direct Inspirations

Yesterday, I discussed the Amblin movies that Super 8 is designed to evoke.  However, J.J. Abrams has said in various interviews that he was directly inspired by seven different movies.  Each of these movies inform and influence Super 8, and knowing them should give you an idea of what to expect starting Friday, June 10.  If you’re one... Read more »

Super 8 Week: Amblin Movies of the '80s

One of Spielberg's lesser efforts as a director.  Fairly mundane.
The trailers for Super 8 mark the triumphant return of the Amblin Entertainment logo, which has gone largely MIA over the last two decades.  Amblin is Steven Spielberg’s television and film production company, named after his first commercially-released short film, Amblin’.  For most of the ’80s, while Spielberg was beginning to dabble in more serious... Read more »

Super 8 Week Begins! T-minus 7 days...

The moment Hammervision has been waiting for all year is almost upon us.  On June 10, starting at midnight (look for me in one of those screenings), JJ Abrams’ Super 8 is finally released in theaters.  The combo of Spielberg and Abrams promises to be a spectacular one.  Early reviews have been stellar (93% currently... Read more »