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6-minute train wreck sequence from Super 8

"Production Values!" EW's Lisa Schwatzbaum says Super 8 is "a great specimen of original storytelling grounded in a sophisticated respect for storytellers who have come before." Loving, Playful, and spectacularly well made, Super 8 is…

Does Super 8 Have a Chance in the Ten?

In truth, the year before last might have been a better year to use as an argument FOR Super 8, but two years with ten Best Picture nominees does not a pattern make. The bad news is the Oscars are over. ¬†The good news is Movieline's Stu…

Wicked adaptation in the works

Wicked was initially on track to be a movie before it detoured to Broadway in 2004, quickly becoming one of the most successful musicals of all time. Deadline says the project is finally returning to Hollywood as Universal works to…

J.J. Abrams next series is Undercovers

Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Boris Kodjoe Returning to the espionage terrain of Alias, J.J. Abrams has created a spy series for NBC called Undercovers. Warner Brothers has confirmed that a script obtained by Italian online magazine Il Post…

Super 8 teaser

Don't know about you, but after all the pre-tease fuss last week, finally now seeing the official clip I'm feeling more harassed than teased. Anyway, here 'tis, for your deja viewing pleasure.

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 teaser dissected

Two days ago I jumped into the whisper chain about the new J.J. Abrams trailer set to debut with Iron Man 2. Several sources agreed with NY Magazine's Vulture speculation that it involved a prequel to Cloverfield. Yesterday J.J. Abrams…

Star Trek, reader review

Guest critic RRA emerges from his popcorn movie worm hole to offer us his Star Trek reader review, STAR TREK (2009) - ***1/2 (out of 5) I won't give you the usual speech given for the last few decades about STAR TREK's pop…

Treknobabble

Open thread for your Treknosavy Star Trek reactions. Predict the number of Star Trek Oscar nominations after the cut.

Star Trek hits 94 on Metacritic

Only 8 reviews so far (about 25% of the usual number received by a film in wide-release), but the interesting thing is that, as more critics weigh in, the average is going up instead down. Over the past couple of days the score has…

Trades give Star Trek two perfect scores

According to metacritic, the trades give Star Trek two perfect scores of 100. When is the last time that happened -- for any sort of movie? (These have been out a few days, but I only noticed them tonight.) Variety, Todd McCarthy:…

Star Trek, audio review

Thanks to Jack Stark for the link to this lengthy (18-minute) audio review of Star Trek from "The Spill Crew." SPOILER ALERT: These guys are chatty and start to tell a little more than I wanted to hear, so I didn't listen to the whole…

Surprise screening of Star Trek in Austin

Believing they had come to see 1982's Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, fans at the the Alamo Draft House in Austin last night got an early look at the J.J. Abrams reboot. EW reports: ...the reactions range from wildly ecstatic to only…