Posts tagged "Steven Spielberg"

Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Reason #459 Why This is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
I’m a big December fan. December contains Christmas and my daughter’s birthday and MY birthday, which I share and celebrate with my close, personal best friends Brad Pitt, Christina Aguilera (I just call her X-Tina, because we’re so tight), Katie Holmes, Steven Spielberg, and some dead guy named Ty Cobb. We hold a seance every... Read more »

The 14 Must-See Movies of 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (July 20).  Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated conclusion to his Batman trilogy, and the follow-up to the best superhero movie of all time.  'Nuff said.
Feeling less than inspired to run out and go see the week’s sole new release, The Devil Inside?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone.  But have faith, January may not be indicative, but 2012 has plenty of exciting movies on the horizon.  With the caveat that there’s going to be other surprise movies that will... Read more »

FOX's "Terra Nova" Wants To Be TV's Next "Lost"

FOX's "Terra Nova" Wants To Be TV's Next "Lost"
TERRA NOVA Genre: Hour-long sci-fi action mystery Airs: Mondays at 7pm central on Fox Premise: A ragtag group of humans escape a bleak, desolate future by transporting 85 million years back to prehistoric times in an effort to reboot Earth and save mankind.  Easier said than done given the constant threat of death by dinosaur.... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »