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Sunday
Mar272011

EW: " 'Super 8' footage reminds me there are live-action movies starring kids that I can relate to"

Entertainment Weekly has a great article out titled " 'Super 8' footage reminds me there are live-action movies starring kids that I can relate to."

Even if you didn’t know Steven Spielberg was a producer on the ’70s-set picture, you would have felt it watching the scene of the kids. There’s such… affection for them. That’s really the best way I can describe it. They’re smart, funny, passionate, and real. They’re at the age when they still care about things other than girls, but, of course, there’s that longing for one. It also makes sense for Abrams, too, who married two of his ideas for the movie — one he had about kids making Super 8 movies like he and Spielberg did when they were young, and one he had already pitched to Paramount about some “thing” escaping its cross-country train transport from Area 51 to Ohio.

Sunday
Mar272011

Another Image from the March trailer

Saturday
Mar262011

First Impressions

From FirstShowing.net :

"The focus really is on Joe [Joel] and his brooding romance for Elle Fanning's character, which was easy to pick up on simply because of the way Abrams shot the scenes and the way Joe looks at her. It's beautiful to watch. It's one of those romances that will hit you square in the heart." 

Saturday
Mar262011

Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability

 ‘Super 8′ Footage Lives Up to the Hype and the Abrams Mystery Legacy:

"Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability to bring a strong human touch to the scene. The star is instantly captivating, making his budding feelings for another character powerfully felt. When combined with a deep-rooted feel for the time and place, rounded out with characters that register and rife with a youthful sense of wonder and possibility, it’s a winning, grabbing way in." 

Friday
Mar252011

‘Super 8′ Footage Lives Up to the Hype and the Abrams Mystery Legacy

From Film School Rejects:

Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability to bring a strong human touch to the scene. The star is instantly captivating, making his budding feelings for another character powerfully felt. When combined with a deep-rooted feel for the time and place, rounded out with characters that register and rife with a youthful sense of wonder and possibility, it’s a winning, grabbing way in.